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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.

Talk Derby to me with Headcandi Hats and Fascinators … our newest favorite Kentucky Derby Milliner! Using only fine quality materials and feather styles like Dyed and Natural Lady Amherst Pheasant, Ostrich Plumes, Rooster, Peacock Tails and Swords… There were so many Hats and Fascinators we loved and had to share them with you all! What we love the most about her designs is how she color coordinates her fabrics and feathers, always adding a pop of color!

Founded in 2003 by designer Britni Lynn Knable, hEADcANDi specializes in handcrafted fashion forward hats, fascinators, and accessories for Race Day and Wedding events…Building on inspiration from both classic vintage styles and current fashions, hEADcANDi is able to design pieces that have set us apart as the leading Milliner in the South!

ABOUT BRITNI
Britni’s love of fashion began as a child and continues today. She studied at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where she landed a coveted position with Chicago milliner, Linda Campisano. There she quickly discovered that hats and bridal wear were her true passion. After college she headed to New York City, where she studied under world renowned milliner, Tracy Watts. With strong local roots, Britni returned to Louisville to design race day and wedding headwear. – www.etsy.com/shop/headcandi

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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

It’s our 6th Year Anniversary

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 8, 2016

in FEATHER TRENDS

It’s our 6th Year Anniversary at The Feather Girl! Thank you for reading and following along with us… We look forward to continue to bring you fun and exciting news in feather fashion trends, décor, DIY projects and more!

anniversary-cThe Feather Girl was created to inspire, educate and showcase Everything Feathers…From Costume to Couture!

When it comes to feather trends, we at The Feather Girl have such an appreciation for the variety of ways feathers are given purpose.

Regardless of what century, decade, or year it is – from Shamans to showgirls, there’s just something captivating about feathers that always seems to inspire creativity and give flight to our imagination.
We understand how feathers not only make excellent embellishments for costumes, garments and accessories, but how they can also be incorporated into creative art projects, along with home, holiday & special event décor as well.

We invite you to to come with us as we delve into the fabulous world of feather expressions to explore style and color trends of the past, present and future.  The Feather Girl – October 2010

Take a stroll down memory lane with our first post “Wheat and Pheasant Feathers at McQueen” dated 10/8/2010.

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Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 1, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY,STAGE & SCREEN

We just found the BEST Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration and are so excited to share it with you all! We first came across the Melting Mirror Cosplay and Costume site when we were researching costume inspirations for this Halloween season.   
Queen Ravenna Costume - Ravenna cosplay made and worn by Meltingmirror - Photo by Lexa One taken at Montreal comiccon 2015

Using hundreds of Loose and Strung Black Rooster Coque Tails and taking notes from famed costume designer Colleen Atwood, Melting Mirror gives an in depth play by play on her inspirations and how she made her cosplay costume.

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You have to go to her site and check out the extensive Queen Ravenna – Snow White and the Huntsman costume write-up. I know we are feeling inspired to DIY this costume and with more than 1 month away from Halloween…We still have time! Stop by The Feather Place and let us help you get DIY ready this Halloween season.

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DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 31, 2015

in COSTUME,CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

With summer coming to an end, We are looking forward to the coolness of fall and of course HALLOWEEN!!! Every year we are inspired by all of the creative things you can do with Feathers for Halloween! Let us help you create a one of a kind costume like the DIY Feathered Costume Ideas pictured below.

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Transform your child into a feathered Pretty Peacock a Cute Chick or Spunky Skunk this Halloween with these fabulous DIY costumes from The Feather Place! DIY with Marabou Boas, Chandelle Boas, Ostrich and Peacock Feathers…Your child will be the envy of his/her classmates in one of these magical DIY feathered costumes!

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

Click on each image for step by step instructions and feather product information. Make sure to also check out our full line of Halloween products HERE!

DIY Feathered Costume Ideas

Naturally Artful | Beautiful Photography by Thomas Lohr

This week, we’re pleased to highlight the new 2015 book Birds by German photographer Thomas Lohr which showcases birds in their naturally artful state. In Birds, Lohr focuses his lens on the details that make bird feathers around the world so unique. Spotlighting seldom considered spots like where feather meets fold or where wing meets body, Lohr captures not only the beauty of feathers, but also their inherent grace and functionality.

“Birds – I worked on a personal project studying a variety of birds, capturing their textures and colors…”- Thomas Lohr

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Seeing birds of different colors, stripes, and sizes can be an everyday experience depending on what part of the world you live. Even when you can’t see them, their birdsong is there to let you know that they are there, perched on a branch or windowsill somewhere just outside your view. Birds flaunt their elegant and beautiful feathers with abandon, and they don’t need your approval for any of it!

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Those of us living in a city like New York have the privilege of being among flocks of birds everyday. Yes, they are just pigeons, and yes, their wanton pigeon waddle can be a source of great frustration when you’re trying to catch the train that will surely get you to work on time. Whatever your opinion of our feathered friends, including dopey pigeons, if you take just a moment to consider their feathery layers, you’ll find it hard to deny them their natural beauty.

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Feeling inspired by the Naturally Artful and Beautiful Photography by Thomas Lhor and want to shop for or see feathers up close and personal? Stop in at The Feather Place New York or Los Angeles Showrooms where you can shop for feathers similar to the ones seen in these photos! Not in NY or LA? Check out our full line of products available online — The Feather Place.

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San Francisco Carnaval 2015 – Agua Sagrada which took place this past Memorial Day Weekend brought out hundreds of thousands of residents, tourist and revelers alike to help celebrate its 37th anniversary!

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This year’s carnival theme Agua Sagrada is Spanish for “sacred water.  Agua Sagrada “symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element of life.” This issue hits close to the heart of California which was declared to be in a drought state of emergency with this year expecting to be the driest on record. “… all experts in the field agree that we all need to conserve and preserve our most precious resource. Agua Sagrada/Sacred Water: Every Drop Counts/Cada Gota Cuenta!”

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What we love the most about this carnaval event is the variety of cultures represented in the parades contingent! Included are feathered representatives from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad, Cuba and islands throughout the Caribbean and many more!

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We love helping our client realize their carnaval costumes with feathers and accessories from The Feather Place. You can either Shop Online at www.featherplace.com or Shop Wholesale by contacting our showrooms in Los Angeles or NYC. You can also stay in touch with The Feather Place on Facebook and Instagram @thefeatherplace for all of your carnaval feathered needs!

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Follow Carnaval San Francisco on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram : @CarnavalSF  http://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/ 

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London, Milan and Paris Runway Feather Trends 2015

Time and time again feathers have adorned the runways from New York to Milan. This year was no different with delicate ostrich feathers, unique pheasant feathers, and edgy stripped coque tails gracing the runways in London, Milan and Paris. Once again we were wowed by Alexander McQueen’s looks, not to mention Rodarte’s sultry feathered gowns. Our favorite? Celine’s turkey feather fringed dress was everything we love about feathered fashion- edgy, feminine, inventive and chic. Her casual styling is what’s now – casual and fun with a nod to elegance and high-fashion. Take a peek at some other noteworthy feather trends from the runways in London, Milan and Paris and find your favorite ❤

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All the little details...London, Milan and Paris Runway Feather Trends 2015Shop The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs. Our goal is to stay on top of style and color trends for every season. We are the most fashion-forward and cutting-edge vendor within the feather supply industry.

Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

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Carnival & Mardi Gras is one of the few times during the year where the upper, middle and lower class come together in one place to splurge on themselves with marvelous feather costumes making their fantasies come true. They personify themselves as kings, queens and “Bahianas” to obtain hope and the pursuit of happiness for that one day. A variety of Carnival Designers, seamstresses, mechanical engineers, theater producers, artists, choreographers, samba communities, musicians and TV celebrities all engage and exchange ideas to turn each of their own school into the most spectacular popular street opera show of the year.

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Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015 as come and gone… Alas, here are some of our favorite feather costumes worn by joyful revelers across the globe!

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 The abundance of feathers on some of these Mardi Gras Indian costumes in New Orleans are so over the top, we can’t help but to applaud such artistry! There are truly some amazing costume designers out there!

Andrew Sanchez Jr. King of Zulu Mangueira samba school performers

Lights, camera and action. The popular street opera from Rio de Janeiro begins!  The drums, the samba, the poetry and gorgeous feathers agitated Sapucai Avenue.

Despite all of the recent economical and political crisis the country has been going through, the samba schools stepped out of their comfort zones .  They were able to utilize limited resources to deliver some of the most amazing richly designed and highly crafted feather costumes created by the samba communities and designers from around the globe.

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Ostrich Feathers, Rooster Feathers, Pheasant Feathers OH MY…!

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 We hope you had a wonderful and festive carnival season! Remember to shop The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs. We are the most fashion-forward and cutting-edge vendor within the feather supply industry. Wholesale buyers welcomed!

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