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Feather filled movie scenes like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance sequence in the movie Top Hat and Alicia Silverstone’s iconic marabou topped pen in Clueless, have had a way of captivating the silver screen over the generations. With the Academy Awards this weekend, we wanted to look back at 7 of our favorite feathered moments from the silver screen starting with Jasmine Guy’s nominated roaring 20’s feathered look in the movie Harlem Nights.

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 enough reason to re-watch this movie.

Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller set in the world of professional ballet, is a stylish treat with Rodarte-designed ballet costumes, showcasing black feathers, Swarovski crystals and tulle. We loved it! These costumes were truly a work of art, they were put on display at The Museum of Contemporary Art in 2011.

This romantic, period-film has been the inspiration for countless “Great Gatsby” theme parties and feather fashion trends! 2013’s movie The Great Gatsby based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel and directed by Baz Luhrmann starred Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby also won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. 12 of the original costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin were also put on display in Paris and New York City.

With a pastel hued color palette inspired by french macaroons ; costume designer Milena Canonero also won an Oscar for Best Costume Design in the Sofia Coppola directed 2006 film Marie Antoinette. We like to play this movie on repeat at the Los Angeles showroom. We are really looking forward to seeing who will win this year and to see what the stars will be wearing.

Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd embodies the Look of Love in the ultimate spy spoof of all time; Casino Royale 1967 . This movie is full of fun and witty feather filled movie scenes and wardrobe.


A true CLASSIC; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1935 Top Hat “Cheek to Cheek” dance sequence is most inspiring! The graceful dance moves and flowing feathers truly captivated the audience over the generations! And that Ostrich Feather DRESS…! It’s Heaven!   Watch for yourselves below.

Did you know that “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers hit their peak in Top Hat, and of the five dances in the film, ‘Cheek to Cheek’ has become symbolic of their on-screen symbiosis. The number was nearly ruined, however, by Rogers’ ostrich-trimmed dress, which shed tiny feathers as Astaire spun her around the dance-floor, spoiling his tails. Rogers was adamant the bias-cut gown she had designed with Bernard Newman was perfect for the role, but Sinatra wanted to switch it for a feather-less number. It was only when Rogers threatened to walk that he relented. It took a present to get Rogers back on set. “Dear Feathers, I love ya! Fred”, read the note to accompany a gold feather for her charm bracelet.”

“As if”… We could ever forget this iconic scene of Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in the teen classic Clueless! Simple, yet memorable and so easy to DIY with Marabou Boas, Satin Ribbon and a Pen!

Feather Filled Movie Scenes

Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 7, 2018

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture 2018 runway presentation “Paris est une Fête” was a parisian 1920’s fairytale come true. Always ultra feminine and luxurious, Saab’s designs are draped in ostrich feathers, peek-a-boo metallic details and Swarovski crystals! Scroll though to see 38 of our favorite Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture for Spring 2018.

In a largely subdued palette of champagne, silvery blue, and black with just a hint of rose, each look was beaded, bejeweled, feathered, and wrapped in a bow to varying degrees. -Vogue

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There were many Feather covered Grammy Performances & Red Carpet Moments this past Sunday.  It was a family affair for Pink on the red carpet! She looked fabulous in the gem toned Ostrich Feathered strapless gown! She later went on to say in an Instagram “I wore a custom Armani feather dress cause I’m FUN.” Little Big Town singer Karen Fairchild and Rachel Antoff also wore feathered frocks on the red carpet. Lady Gaga gave a memorable performance with her feather angel wing covered white piano. Our Ostrich and Marabou Feather Fans also made a cameo in the Rihanna & DJ Khaled ‘Wild Thoughts’ Performance. The 60th annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday January 28th 2018 at Madison Square Gardens in New York City .


 

 

2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 3, 2018

in FEATHER TRENDS

2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet “lights the way to what it yet to come”… and we have the feathers to match! With a large assortment of ultra violet shades and feather styles, we are confident that you will find what you need for Color of the Year inspired fashion design, home decor and art & craft projects. Our feathers are available in Feather Fringes, Feather Boas, Feathers by the Yard, Pre-Packaged Craft and Fancy Feathers in Bulk. We even have Fantasy Angel Ostrich Feather Wings; perfect for carnival, cosplay and more! There’s something for every budget and project! Need more inspiration… Shop our LA and NYC Showrooms and get up close & personal with our feathers!

2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future…” Pantone

Complete your fantasy costume with these fabulous Ostrich Feather Wings

Rooster Coque Tail Feather Fringe available in 2 sizes by the yard! 12″-14″ 1 Yard $15.14 and 14″-16″ 1 Yard $21.49

Pheasant Plumage $12.54yd, Rooster Hackle $13.91yd, and Parried Goose Pallet Feathers by the yard $8.75yd and half yard $15.46. These shades of violet are sure to complement any project!

Create fun and dramatic party decor with these Lavender Chandelle Feather Pom Poms available in 3 sizes! Chandelle Feather Pom Poms $6.12-$17.50

Feather boas are a sure way to a liven up any look! Available in Chandelle, Marabou and Ostrich with Lurex. Click each image for more info…

Add Ultra Violet feather details with these Small Pre-Packaged Feathers. Perfect for your arts and craft projects. Lady Amherst Crest Plumage $3.75 ea and Goose Pallet Feathers $2.40

Ostrich Drabs are available in 4 sizes by the dozen $5.50-$37.95 a DZ. You can also buy in bulk by the 1/4lb!

Comme des Garcon,  Art  of the “In- Between” is a brilliant exhibition that combines fashion and art.  The exhibition explores the avant-garde design works by Kawakubo.  It takes us away from our comfort zone and brings us to this completely deconstructed world and challenges us on the different conventional notions of good taste, aesthetics, beauty and fashionability. “In- Between” explores some of Kawakubo’s works dating from 1980’s all the way  to some of her most recent collections.
This exhibition takes us into different stages  of aesthetics where we are able to see the revolutionary experiments in “In-Betweenness” (The place between boundaries).  It’s divided into nine different area where kawakubo’s explores notions of aesthetics, which include:  Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Antifashion, Model/ Multiple,  Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/ Subject and Clothes/ Not Clothes. 
The explosion of feather textures is introduced to the Fiction/ Fact Section where Kawakubo explores storytelling tendencies which are presented into three thematic collections: Blue Witch and it’s Predecessors Lilith, Dark Romance, Witch.  The silhouettes showed in these  collections are a dismantle of man’s formal wear transformed into surrealist  abstract displacements. The silhouettes and forms are distorted and that allows a sense of storybook-like disorientation.
These are our images from the show…Enjoy!

Roger Vivier Feather Shoes and Accessories

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 24, 2017

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

First of all, these Roger Vivier Feather Shoes and Accessories are to die for! We absolutely love the Burnt Ostrich Feathers paired with sparkling rhinestone details. The Champagne and Pearl Grey shoes and clutch are perfect for Spring and Summer soirée’s, while the classic Black pair are perfect for Fall and Winter balls.

FEATHER SWIRL | Roger Vivier’s version of magic. Like a whirlwind of feathers dancing around the Buckle, a precious jewel adorns a pair of sandals, mules and Papillon de Nuit closed-back heels. Its tender shades – Première fois pink and pearl grey – caress the skin. This sensuality is taken to excess in a V-shape on the thigh-high boots, the quintessence of the House’s extravagant spirit. – Roger Vivier 

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Fall 2017 Feather Trends from the Runway

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 10, 2017

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

There are so many noteworthy Fall 2017 Feather Trends hitting the Runway this month!

From Prada’s city chic sandals to McQueen’s modern medieval couture and a show-stopping BalenciagaOstrich Feathers reign this season! We have a feeling that ostrich feather trends are here to stay!

If you are feeling inspired and want to take your fashion designs to the next level, come visit us at one of our two showrooms so we can help you pick out the perfect Ostrich feather plume or fringe for your project!

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Looks from Ralph & Russo’s Paris Haute Couture Show

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 1, 2017

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

These are by far our favorite feathered Looks from Ralph & Russo’s Paris Haute Couture Show last week! Founded in 2007 by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, it became the first British brand in over 100 years to be selected for Paris Haute Couture Week and we can see why. We especially love how Ralph & Russo use an abundance of Burnt Ostrich Fringe  culminating to the grand finally with Alessandra Ambrosio in a magical White Ostrich Feathered Cape! Ralph & Russo's Paris Haute Couture Show Ralph & Russo's Paris Haute Couture Show Ralph & Russo's Paris Haute Couture Show

C O U T U R E. P A R I S. Ralph & Russo #SS17 #bride

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A Year in Feathers 2016

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 30, 2016

in FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out our favorites in a Year in Feathers. 2016 had it’s fair share of fashionable and fresh feathered moments. Looking back, here are some of the top trending feathered moments.

JANUARY | Here are some of our Mardi Gras DIY inspired headdresses using some of our Natural and Dyed Headdresses. We loved using all natural Peacock and Rooster Feathers! All you need is one of our already made headdresses. You will be parade ready in no time at all! JANUARY | Get ready for Mardi Gras! Here are some of our Mardi Gras DIY inspired headdresses using some of our Natural and Dyed Headdresses. We loved using all natural Peacock and Rooster Feathers! All you need is one of our already made headdresses. You will be parade ready in no time at all! FEBRUARY | Marc Jacobs presented a dark and edgy collection in his fall collection. It’s very dark, 1920 Gothic, Victorian meets biker chic. FEBRUARY | Marc Jacobs presented a dark and edgy collection in his fall collection. Using Black Rooster tail Feathers and Bold Ostrich Fringe; It’s very dark, 1920 Gothic, Victorian meets biker chic. MARCH | 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. MARCH | 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. New York based jewelry company Deepa Gurnani has just rolled out their new Spring/Summer jewelry collection, and it should be obvious why we here at The Feather Place are in love! Don’t know?…one word: Feathers! - See more at: http://www.thefeathergirl.com/2016/04#sthash.CK5zPzoW.dpuf APRIL | New York based jewelry company Deepa Gurnani has just rolled out their new Spring/Summer jewelry collection, and it should be obvious why we here at The Feather Place are in love! Don’t know?…one word: Feathers! 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. MAY | 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 fact looking at the extraordinary details of peacock feathers. JUNE | 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! JUNE | 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! JULY | Covered with ostrich feathers, beads and sequin; we can imagine ourselves fluttering across a starlit dance floor or walking a red carpet event at Cannes! Excuse me while I pack my bag, I’m off to lalaland with the Marchesa Resort 2017 Collection! JULY | Covered with ostrich feathers, beads and sequin; we can imagine ourselves fluttering across a starlit dance floor or walking a red carpet event at Cannes! Excuse me while I pack my bag, I’m off to lalaland with the Marchesa Resort 2017 Collection! AUGUST | Back to School Feather Topped Pencils – The perfect end of summer craft project for kids. Decorating their school pencils with colorful and fluffy feathers. AUGUST | Back to School Feather Topped Pencils – The perfect end of summer craft project for kids. DIY their school pencils with colorful and fluffy Feathers, Glitter and Washi Tape .


SEPTEMBER | 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 just found the BEST Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration - Ravenna cosplay made and worn by Meltingmirror - Photo by Lexa One AND Pit Fire Photography taken at Montreal comiccon 2015 Collage OCTOBER | We just found the BEST Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration – Ravenna cosplay made and worn by Meltingmirror – Photo by Lexa One AND Pit Fire Photography taken at Montreal comiccon 2015 NOVEMBER | Unique and quirky cartridge feather trends are the perfect way to show individuality and express your inner country spirit. Handmade using spent cartridge shells and feathers, these one of a kind hat pins, lapel pins, earrings and decor trends are perfect whether you are looking to make affordable rustic decorations while also making great keepsakes. NOVEMBER | Unique and quirky cartridge feather trends are the perfect way to show individuality and express your inner country spirit. Handmade using spent cartridge shells and feathers, these one of a kind hat pins, lapel pins, earrings and decor trends are perfect whether you are looking to make affordable rustic decorations while also making great keepsakes. PEACE*LOVE*MUSIC*FEATHERS | VERA BLACK DECEMBER | PEACE*LOVE*MUSIC*FEATHERS | Interview with London based artist, songstress and friend Vera Black – Fashion for the Free 🖤

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2017.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – From your friends @THEFEATHERGIRL

As seen in Southern Living : Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 19, 2016

in FEATHER TRENDS

As seen in Southern Living : Feathers! Decorating with Feathers never looked so good!  Southern Livings’ Special Double Issue featured 232 ways to add Joy, Spirit & Sparkle to your Christmas decor and of course they chose to use feathers! Adorn your front door, tree topper and table setting with natural pheasant tails this holiday season! Feathers sure do add Joy and Spirit to any gathering and are perfect for every occasion!

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