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Our favorite presentation during NYFW was Cynthia Rowley’s West Village HQ Feather Fantasy.  White feathers fluttered as models frolicked about a stage piled with a plethora of plumage. Goes to show you that feather trends don’t always have to be worn. Transform a drab space with whimsical Feather decor trends like Cynthia Rowley.

Feeling inspired and want to have your very own “pillow fight” inspired photoshoot or event…? Shop The Feather Place for loose Turkey Plumage feathers in bulk.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, one of my favorite reads is finally coming to the silver screen! We can’t wait to see Penny Dreadful’s Eva Green transform into the black feathered Miss Peregrine in Tim Burton’s adaptation of the book. We especially love the movie trailer below where you see Miss Peregrine’s full metamorphosis! Set to be released this September, we can predict that Miss Peregrine’s character is sure to be a hit this Halloween season! You can transform yourself into Miss Miss Peregrine with a pair of our Black Feather Mockingbird Wings and Black Feather Collars and Chokers.

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Burton described Eva Green’s character Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of the peculiar orphanage, as a “weird Mary Poppins like character — a strong and mysterious person who looks like she could turn into a bird. That’s Eva.” – www.moviepilot.com

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If you are feeling inspired and want to get your bird spirit on this Halloween, The Feather Place is your go to shop for everything feathers!  We have a large variety of all the natural and dyed plumage feathers and quills needed to make your DIY dreams a reality in addition to ready made wings, masks and chokers to help you transform into an Owl, Crow or Raven. Come see us at one of our showrooms or shop online and get Free Shipping. #staypeculiar Halloween Collage

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A peek at Joan Rivers’s Private Collection

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 21, 2016

in EVENT,FASHION,STAGE & SCREEN

The Joan Rivers’s Private Collection will be auctioned off at Christie’s today June 22, and we are taking a look at our favorite over the top items we wish we could bid on! Among the treasure trove of gilded English and French furnishings we find these flirty gems; Our favorite feather detailed gown and coats.

Rivers herself once described the decor of the 5,100-square-foot triplex as “Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger.”

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Christies.com $400 A black georgette and feather jacket

Find out more about the auction and browse the catalog here.

“To the Sea” Seagull Costume

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 16, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

We love when our friends share creative ways to use our feathers like this “To the Sea” Seagull Costume tutorial! Here our friend Sasha Goodnow used white Turkey Quills and Goose Nagoire feathers to create a custom feather cape for the GreenHouse Theater Project  ! We think that it turned out fantastic! Make sure to check out the “To the Sea” multi-media play and scroll through  Sasha’s tutorial below.

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2016 Carnaval SF “¡Viva La Madre Tierra!” wrapped up last weekend and here are our favorite images of feather costumes from the 38th annual event!

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“¡Viva La Madre Tierra!”, celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life giver and the sustainer of life; from her womb she gave origin to all the plants, animals, and people. – www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org

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We were also super excited to see that our friend from Sistas wit Style won for Queen of the carnival!!!! Here is what winner Kianna Rachal had to say about her win…

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“…It’s fulfilling to see all the hard work put into Carnaval. It’s so exciting to see Sistas-Wit-Style come down the road with so much energy and excitement with smiles across our masqueraders faces — it brings so much joy… To prepare for Carnaval, Sistas-Wit-Style has been teaching free Caribbean dance classes to our Masqueraders every Saturday which are optional, our mas camp is open day and night for costume production… I would love to send special thanks to our designers at Sistas-Wit-Style; Annabelle Goodridge, Stephanie Dixon, Tiara Welch, Azer Moore. Our many volunteers and masqueraders as well because without them there would be no Sistas-Wit-Style…” – THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO –– DIGITAL EDITION

Congratulations Kianna and Sistas-Wit-Style from your friends at The Feather Place Los Angeles! Scroll through to see more fantastic photos found on the web >>>

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Get up close and personal with Waldo Nell’s “microscopic” photo series of Peacock Feathers. At first glance, it looks like we are looking at at a luxurious tapestry or the work of a talented jeweler, yet after further inspection you come to realize that you are in act looking at the extraordinary details of peacock feathers.

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A a software engineer by day, Nell uses a Olympus BX 53 microscope and a technique called “photo stacking” to get detailed photos of ordinary objects like feathers, seeds and even orange juice ; producing images that are extraordinary and somewhat psychedelic ! Get inspired and view more work here…!

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Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 30, 2016

in COSTUME,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Harlem Nights’ Joe I. Tompkins was nominated for an Academy Award for best costume design and we can see why just by looking at this movie still of the lovely Jasmine Guy as Dominique La Rue. Of course we love the Ostrich Feather details used throughout the whole film! And while the movie is now a cult classic, the costume design is more than enough reason to watch and the Academy agreed!

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“I originally thought we should shoot in black-and-white, but after researching, I decided to make black skin tones the most essential color in the film and use a limited palette. That would set off and highlight the beautiful skin tones of our cast, which was mostly black. I didn’t know what Eddie and Larry Paull and Joe Tompkins would think about this, so I created a color chart to demonstrate my idea. After seeing it, they supported the idea, and it became the basis for the look of the entire picture. In that environment, a few very strong color accents seemed to jump off the screen, but most importantly, the skin tones of the actors dominated each scene.” – Woody Omens, the film’s cinematographer

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Get the look with our Champagne or Dusty Rose Ostrich Feather Boas and Black Ostrich Plumes or Floss.

Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

The National Gallery of Victoria fashion retrospective will be bringing together more than 120 designs including this luxurious Couture Restoration of a 1960’s blue Ostrich feathered Gown. Take an in depth look at the process needed to restore this gown to it’s original glory.

Couture Restoration of an Ostrich feathered Gown

The conservation team has worked on the dress for more than 100 hours.

“With this gown in particular a lot of the feathers were missing from the hip line and the hem,” said Bronwyn Cosgrove, the NGV’s senior conservator of textiles.

“I’d say it was probably about 90 per cent complete. Some original feathers were still present but had come apart or had come away from the under dress and that’s just a matter of securing those back in place and looking for original anchoring points through stitch marks and things like that.”

One of the main challenges the conservation team faced was finding the right shades of blue needed to restore the dress to its original glory. – http://www.abc.net.au/ 

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The Look of Love | Ursula Andress in Casino Royale

We recently watched the film Casino Royale and couldn’t believe the amount of feathers that were used in the costume designs. From Natural White Coque Tails to luxurious Ostrich Floss and Boas; Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd embodies the Look of Love in the ultimate spy spoof of all time; Casino Royale 1967 .

CasinoRoyaleCollageHere are some of our favorite movie stills featuring the stylish Vesper Lynd in her feathered best. We especially love the Ostrich Floss Feathered turban and Natural White Coque Tail Feather caplet she wears.

The Look of Love | Ursula Andress in Casino Royale

Watch the music video from the film below. “The Look of Love  was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song (1967).

The Hunger Games Exhibition

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 23, 2015

in COSTUME,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART,STAGE & SCREEN

The Hunger Games Exhibition

Experience Panem at The Hunger Games Exhibition with over 1,000 props and 46 costumes that were used in the movies. Interactive games and maps allow fans to take a step inside Panem and learn more about each district. Fans can even get an up close look into Cinna’s design studio and sketchbooks.

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Most impressive are Katniss’s costumes which are truly a work of art! Cinna’s “people” spent time with us here at The Feather Place Los Angeles to source and get inspiration as to what feather types they wanted to use on the costumes. We are so lucky to have behind the scenes “feather” knowledge on several blockbuster hits like this one!

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New Yorkers, Make sure you see it before it’s gone! It’s closing January 3rd and traveling to San Francisco where it will open on February 13th 2016. Advanced tickets purchase is strongly recommended – This show is sure to sell out!

 “May the odds be ever in your favor.”