feather fashion

Zendaya vogues in feathers for VOGUE July 2017

by The Feather Place NYC on August 2, 2017

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

VOGUE magazine is always bringing the freshest trends and designs to our thirsty, fashion-craving eyes, and the July 2017 issue is no exception. We here at TheFeatherGirl would like to lavish special attention on the July 2017 issue because – FEATHERS!!Former Disney-teen-princess-turned-fashionista Zendaya on the cover of Vogue July 2017. Striped Rooster Coque tails and Ostrich. Top by Calvin Klein.

VOGUE July 2017 sees Disney-teen-princess-turned-fashionista Zendaya adorned with feathery tops and hats and jackets that are sure to ruffle your feathers (in a good way!)

Zendaya wearing various feathered pieces.

From the cover to the editorial, Zendaya and photographer Mario Testino show off the ease and elegance of wearable feather fashion — from the flirty Fausto Puglisi ostrich feather-trimmed shirt, to the absolutely gorgeous J.W. Anderson chain-mail dress with sectional Grey ostrich, these pieces truly highlight that fashion and feathers are a match made in heaven! And the black marabou feather pom-pom earrings by Tuleste (pictured far left) are the epitome of chic elegance!

Zendaya and nieces sporting ostrich feather-trimmed hats by Gigi Burris.

And don’t forget to visit  THE FEATHER PLACE website, where you’ll find feathers and products that you can use to make your own stunning feathery designs! If you’re in the NY or LA area, be sure to stop in at our showroom locations.

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).

Handmade Feather Accessories

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 23, 2015

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,JEWELRY

Handmade Feather Accessories

We are showcasing our favorite top three Esty shops and designers that have caught our eye with their stunning feather pieces. So many to choose from, we had a hard time deciding who to list! Here’s our favorite handmade feather accessories that we couldn’t wait to share with you.

Handmade Feather Accessories - MayflyJewelry

Let’s start with Mayfly Jewelry from Portland Oregon; Designer Sonya has wonderfully crafted the true beauty of the Pacific Northwest in her collection of delicate feather earrings all priced reasonably.  She uses rooster saddle, rooster schlappen, turkey quills and Lady Amherst pheasant tippets in her collection.

Handmade Feather Accessories - VelvetandSlate

VelvetandSlate “Each piece is hand crafted with special attention paid to the finishing details. The feathers are real, and each is unique and organic in nature, making every piece of jewelry one of a kind. Every item is made in the USA”  Karisa Perrone.

Karisa uses Lady Amherst, peacock plumage, silver pheasant and wild turkey feathers in her collection, Visit her Esty shop to explore her handcrafted feather jewelry. We love the guinea feather gold painted necklace! Did I mention she does custom orders.

Handmade Feather Accessories - Noemiah

Based out of Montreal, Canada; Noémie is the designer behind the brand Noemiah. Her feather jewelry line is unique and stunning. You will be amazed with her selection accessories, there is something for everyone in her collection. My favorite is her  Dusty Mint Statement necklace is beautiful using ostrich feathers, if your looking for something more simple her Minimalist Modern Brass Jewelry Arrowhead Feather necklace is a must have! Noemie uses ostrich, rooster hackle, guinea and pheasant in her jewelry collection. If you’re looking for something custom, you may request for a custom order.

 

Stunning Native American Fashion Exhibit

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 18, 2015

in CULTURAL ARTS,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts just launched it’s new exhibit Native Fashion Now and it’s the first large scale exhibit showcasing contemporary Native American fashion.

Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]) Cape and dress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012 Paint, silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers; Courtesy of the designer, Santa Fe. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Mona Bear. Photo by Nate Francis.

“It was just the right time,” Kramer said. “The stars aligned, and we committed ourselves to doing this exhibition that is just as much about celebrating Native American creativity as well as it is an exhibition celebrating fashion.”- Exhibition curator Karen Kramer via Mic

Among our favorite are these feathered designs from Orlando Dugi, (Diné [Navajo]). Cape and dress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012 (Above & Right Below)

Native American Fashion- Left- Wendy Ponca, Osage. Dresses, 2015. Right-Orlando Dugi, Diné -Navajo-. Cape and dress from Desert Heat Collection, 2012

Native American Fashion - Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/Cree) Wile Wile Wile dress, “Day of the Dead” Collection, 2013 Seal, beaver tail, carp, beads, silk, rayon, and rooster feathers; skull and tulle fascinator by Dominique Hanke (British) for Sho Sho Esquiro. Photo by Thosh Collins

Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/Cree) Wile Wile Wile dress, “Day of the Dead” Collection, 2013

David Gaussoin, Diné -Navajo- and Picuris Pueblo and Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Diné -Navajo- and Picuris Pueblo. Postmodern Boa, 2009. Consuelo Pascual, Diné Navajo and Maya. Gunmetal Pleat dress, 2010.

David Gaussoin, (Diné [Navajo]) and Picuris Pueblo and Wayne Nez Gaussoin, (Diné [Navajo]) and Picuris Pueblo. “Postmodern Boa,” 2009. Consuelo Pascual, (Diné [Navajo]) and Maya. “Gunmetal Pleat” dress, 2010.

Native Fashion Now On view November 21, 2015 to March 6, 2016 Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

Click here for the exhibition press release.

Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 20, 2015

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Have you ever wanted to wear one of those designer feathered dresses that are all the trend but couldn’t afford to buy it? Well we’ve got the solution for you… Rent the Runway!

“Rent the Runway is revolutionizing fashion by giving women access to thousands of designer dresses and accessories…”

Rent your favorite feathered frock this holiday season! Here are our favorite Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway! Take it up a notch with a Marabou Jacket, Shrug or Shawl from The Feather Place.

Tracy Reese Flutter and Fly Dress $30 Rental $428 Retail

Tracy Reese Flutter and Fly Dress $30 Rental ($428 Retail). Crimson Ostrich Feather Fringe details are perfect for this years Christmas party!

CYNTHIA STEFFE White Heron Shift - Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway

CYNTHIA STEFFE White Heron Shift $65 Rental ($350 Retail).  

Nanette Lepore Night Moves Sheath $30 Rental ($398 Retail).

Don’t you think that these feathered mini’s are perfect for New Years!!! Pair them with strappy heels and bold accessories for a polished party look!

Nanette Lepore Night Moves Sheath - Feathered Dresses from Rent the Runway

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Milly Take Flight Dress $45 Rental ($775 Retail). Ostrich Fringe is so Fancy!!!

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Flight of Fancy Jacket and Freedom Sheath $70 Rental ($495-$595 Retail).

Futuristic Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 9, 2015

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART,HAIR & HAT

Futuristic Feathers

graphic visualizations of 'birdy' military accessories

Dynamic Duo – Meriç Canatan and Fatosh Erhuy are London and Cologne based designers who use feathers to create wearable fashion pieces. Together they have worked to create the ready to wear “birdy” accessory line which includes pheasant feather fascinators, headbands, guinea feather bowties and plumed scarfs.

“…’birdy’, a set of adornments for individuals to supplement their outfits. from epaulets and bowties, to fascinators and headbands, Canatan and Erhuy employ feathers as their chosen medium in which to question gender norms, referencing the way in which birds and other fowl use their plumage to display body language.” – www.designboom.com 

BIRDY ADORNMENTS

They kick it up a notch with their avant garde collection “birdy 2214”. This collection showcased at the 2014 istanbul design biennial & takes us to the year 2214 with futuristic militant feathered designs. Covered in a variety of Pheasant and Turkey Plumage; Gas Masks, Grenades and Helmets have never been so fashionable!

“…for the 2014 istanbul design biennial, the duo elaborate on this work with ‘birdy 2214′, in which the wearables transform delicate feathers into garments of protection. it is comprised of experimental relics, military accessories such as gas masks, helmets and knee pads, that speak of a future time. precisely the year 2214, where civilians have adapted to constant military occupation and where the associated attire and gear has become commonplace and fashionable, customized for everyday use.”- www.designboom.com 

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FUTURISTIC FEATEHRS

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 Arriving in London via Pink private jet, it’s safe to say that this years Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 was the biggest show yet. Victoria’s angels Adriana , Alessandra, Candice, Doutzen, Karlie and more fan favorites strutted their stuff on the runway for Victoria’s 19th show Tuesday December 2nd.

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2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Accompanied with live musical performances by Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 show was broken up into four themes: Gilded Angels, Exotic Traveler, Dream Girls and University of Pink! Ostrich Plumes, Hand gilded 18kt gold Rooster Coque Tail Feathers & Pheasant Feathers to name a few, are some of the different types of feathers used to create these beautiful works of art!

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victorias-secret-fashion-show-londonThe Feather Place is lucky to have an inside scoop on the creation of these spectacular feather wings! Every year we help handcraft these towering beauties for the runway show and in-store displays nationwide! The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 will air on CBS December 9th at 10/9c but in the meantime, take a sneak peek at some of the captivating feathered images from the show!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion

Featuring Plumed designs from fashion powerhouses like McQueen, Gucci, Prada, Dries Van Noten and more, the Bowes Museum will be the only place to see these Birds of Paradise.

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show. WATCH the full report from ITV.com.

Installation view of "Birds of Paradise - Plumes & Feathers in Fashion" at MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

It will also demonstrate that thanks to design houses such as Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten feathers are firmly back on the fashion agenda and once again featuring strongly on the catwalk.– JOANNA HASHAGEN

Thierry Mugler, Haute Couture Collection Spring Summer 1997

Whereas in the past, feathers were generally appreciated for their value and refinement, contemporary designers now see them as an expression of freedom and spirituality.– BOWES MUSEUM’S KEEPER OF TEXTILES, JOANNA HASHAGEN

Rochas by Olivier Theskens, Fall-Winter 2004-2005

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion - Roger VivierFeeling inspired and need to get your hands on some feathers…? Come visit us at The Feather Place Los Angeles and NYC ; let us help you realize your feathered fashion dreams!

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 16, 2014

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup

Another New York Fashion week has come and gone and now that the Spring/Summer 2015 shows have wrapped up, here are some of our favorite feathered frocks!

ErdemSS15runway_Look26First up is Erdem SS15 runway collection!  The Black Iridescent Schlappen Feathered skirt and crop halter is our favorite look! We also love the mini’s dresses; detailed with natural and dyed Guinea Plumage.

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Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Thom BrowneAfter taking a look at some of the shows, we came across this fantastic jacket made with vibrant stripped coque tail feathers. The designer Thom Browne’s collection is being referred to as “a garden of delights”.

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Thom Browne

Pamella Roland Feather Fashions SS15Goose Biots are among the most unique feathers available! Here is what was said about this Pamella Roland design.

Beautiful details at the @pamellaroland #NYFW #MBFW #SS15 show where a blue ombred feather peplum dresses up a wide-leg trouser. – pamella roland* | Tumblr

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup Oscar de la Renta’s usual elegance flooded the runway with neutral details of Gold, Ivory and Black  Ostrich Fringe. Here are some of our favorite looks from Oscar’s show.

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Oscar de la Renta

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Oscar de la Renta Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Oscar de la RentaPrabal Gurung who continued with his successful Nepal themed collection, used Dark  Amethyst, Black and Sassafras dyed ostrich fringe in these beautiful feathered frocks.

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Prabal Gurung Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Prabal Gurung Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Prabal GurungBetsey Johnson’s SS15 collection was front and center and in true Betsey Johnson form; an Over the top, ultra girly “Love and Marriage” themed extravaganza! We cant wait to see her shake her tail feathers on Dancing with the Stars!!!

Feathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeathered Fashion Week Roundup - Betsey JohnsonFeeling inspired? From costume to couture, The Feather Place is the most fashion-forward, cutting-edge vendor in the feather industry. Shop The Feather Place Online or visit our NYC and Los Angeles Showrooms located in the heart of the fashion district!

The Seven - CR Fashion Book

Feather Place, featured in CR Fashion Book !

At The Feather Place NYC we recently worked with the stylists at CR Fashion Book to help create this fashionable and artful editorial.  Venery Pheasant Tails, Silver Pheasant Tails, Lady Amherst Pheasant Feathers and Goose Biots were used to create this artistic interpretation of the modern day woman who does it all!

Part Work by Day Mom, part Contemporary Snow White, she makes for a magical and magnetic vision of motherhood. – The Seven | CR Fashion Book

Make sure to check out the full spread at CR Fashion Book – The Seven.

Feathers by The Feather Place

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