Monday, October 27, 2014

Simple Easy And original Feather Head Piece

So after toying around with some ideas for a new feather head piece for Halloween this year, we came up with this super easy one that so much can be done with it.

Ostrich fringe on BIAS tape is so beautiful and easy to work with that it made the perfect answer to our search. 

All you need to do is measure it out around your head to find the perfect fit and then put in the stitch to hold it at the tailor fit size that you want.

Now the amazing thing about this super simple head piece is that it looks great just like that. One stitch and you can be done. 

Of course I am planning on adding some peacock feathers to the ends so that it has a prettier look in the back.

Of course you can also add some colorful plums to the front to add even more flare to the whole thing.

While we were working on this we got some really great ideas that I can’t wait to share with you all, but that is going to have to wait until after Halloween.
Monday, October 20, 2014

Feather Fashion In The Movies

Feathers have always been seen in the movies of Hollywood so I just decided to take a few of them and bring them into the spotlight here.

Just take a look at Gloria Swanson in this awesome feather head piece from the 1922 movie “Her Gilded Cage”

Gloria Swanson in “Her Gilded Cage” (1922)
Here you can see Joan Bennett in the 1930 wearing a large collar of black feathers.

After we enter the age of cooler films we can appreciate this 70s style feather dress that Salma Hayek is wearing in the MRAMAX Movie “54”

This dress that Elizabeth Banks wore in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a really interesting one. It’s a butterfly dress which is made up of about 10,000 feathers. The kind of thing you will only see in Hollywood. 
Hunger Games: Catching Fire

For now I will just finish off with this simple feather head piece and feather fan which Alexandra Byrne is sporting in the film “Elizabeth The Golden Age”