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A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 30, 2018

in FEATHER TRENDS

It’s time again for A Year in Feathers ; 2018 edition. Like passed years; 2018 had it’s fair share of fashionable feathered moments. Here are some favorite #FeatherTrendsetters from 2018 .

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped shape our business. We look forward to rolling out new and exciting feather trending content & we Thank You for following along with us on this journey.

Happy Holidays and Cheers to a bright & abundant New Year ! 

– From your friends at The Feather Girl

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

JANUARY | Whoever said wearing feathers is too fussy never saw these Cropped Ostrich Feather Trimmed Hoodies. They are fancy but most importantly comfortable and totally functional with removable feather fringe details .

FEBRUARY | Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture 2018 runway presentation “Paris est une Fête” was a Parisian 1920’s fairy-tale come true. Always ultra feminine and luxurious, Saab’s designs are draped in ostrich feathers, peek-a-boo metallic details and Swarovski crystals!

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

MARCH | Using naturally molted and ethically sourced feathers, Lorra Lee Rose painstaking hand selects each feather one by one creating beautiful Feathered Human Figures, Masks and Crystal works of art.

APRIL | Christine Moore ; best known for her explosive racing styles for the Kentucky Derby, two of which are in the Kentucky Derby Museum from when she was named the 2009 “Official Milliner” of the Kentucky Derby Museum

MAY | The Indigenous Feather Arts of Mexico also called Plumeria by the Amantecapeople dates back to mesoamerica were feathers were valued as symbols of fertility and abundance and were considered to have magical properties and divine powers bestowing riches and power for those who used them or wore them.

JUNE | Be Wild, Be Free with Feathers for the Fearless! Whether you’re tapping into your inner rock-star this summer festival season, you can uniquely stand out and personalize your look with our Empress Collar and feather accessories.

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

JULY |Here is Kaia Gereber who’s in a Valentino Couture gown . This is the second time we’ve seen Kaia Pretty in Pink ! Remember that shocking pink Philip Tracey number from last year…!?

AUGUST | Jorge Mayet installations were on display this summer at Hotel Indigo in NYC, in “Floating Memories”, the artist explores an anthology of remnants and collective memories.

NOVEMBER | Victoria’s Secret taped its 2018 lingerie extravaganza in New York City, and we got a sneak peek at all the sculptural feathered wings and blinged-out bras a few weeks early.

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

DECEMBER | Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 has been announced and we have the perfect feather color match ! Living Coral is “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge,” says the company on its website.

Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 6, 2018

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Here’s a look at our favorite Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends ! Flirty flowing ostrich feather trims and fringes reign this season. Lets start with our absolute favorite Fall 2018 Couture ; Giambattista Valli! It’s all in the DETAILS! We especially love the mixture of feathers used, from hand Stripped Coque Tail Feathers to Hackle and Ombre Dyed Ostrich Feather Fringe.

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Here’s Kaia Gereber who’s in a Valentino Couture gown . This is the second time we’ve seen Kaia Pretty in Pink ! Remember that shocking pink Philip Tracey number from last year…!?

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Ralph and Russo also used flowing ostrich feather trims and fringes in this geometric corseted couture look . We love the femininity of the feathers and peek a boo fabric details.

Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends

And then there’s these beauties from Alexandre Vauthier! It’s like Black Swan on the catwalk! We love that Vauthier strayed from the norm and used dyed Pheasant Tail Feathers in these truly unique designs! Cant get more couture than this! Love it!

Like the above, Givenchy went against the grain and used something different with Goose Nagoire and Pallet feathers in this modern take of the “White Tux”.

We cant forget to mention Masion Margiela were you might have missed the feather details adoring the designs from John Galliano.

 










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!

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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 .