Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Angelina Jolie As MALEFICENT



It is an interesting thing that when we think about those Disney films that had such a large impact on our lives as children, we never did get to hear the rest of the story.

What I mean is the before the story.

I can remember the scene from Snow White where the evil which comes in at the end to curse the baby child. But why was she so mad? There was some mention of it but I can not remember what it was. 

It some times feels like these stories really could have been true, perhaps on another plane of existence. Or are they just a reflection of some real story through the imaginative eyes of a child or a great storyteller. 

I must admit that I have not seen this film “Maleficent”, but I cant wait to go looking for someone who tried to really do this costume for Halloween with crazy feathers like this picture below. 

I went through a few other web sites before I was able to find what I was really looking for about the costume. 

Here are two of them, but don't bother with them if you really want to read about the costume. 



Then I found this article from stylefrizz.com.

That is where they really get into this awesome feather costume.   
Manuel Albarran, in his own words, explained he used ‘Feathers for flow and beauty, then the skulls in the middle for darkness and power’. 

Now that is some of the real magical beauty of feathers. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

A Last Minute Feather Costume Idea For Halloween



Did you put off the kid's costume until the last minute again this year?

Well, let us see if this could help you out.

I came across the web page linked below and liked what I read but it took me a while to visualize it. Short and to the point descriptions are really good but this one was missing something. 

OK if you read the article it seems to be missing a few things but I just could not pinpoint them. Yes I know because they were not there.


It is a great few ideas for getting by on a kids costume for cheap and last minute but the one that I wanted to talk about here as is the chicken costume, yes of course because it is the one that uses feathers, a feather boa to be exact.

The thing is that they write about a chicken hat but don't show you any pictures so it was hard for me to visualize the thing. 

After my extensive research on the subject (just joking it was just one Google search), I found that the idea was from marthastewart.com “Chicken Costume Project”.

Martha Stewart gives you some good pictures so that you get an idea of what the thing is going to look like. And of course, she starts the article with “Why did he chicken cross the road”.

What was the answer to that one anyway?

Well, the chicken costume is an easy and quick fix that won't cost you too much.

So if you really did leave the kids costume until the last minute, here you are. 

Happy Halloween...



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Beautiful & Strong Crystal Renn



Did you put off the kid's costume until the last minute again this year?

Well, let us see if this could help you out.

I came across the web page linked below and liked what I read but it took me a while to visualize it. Short and to the point descriptions are really good but this one was missing something. 

OK if you read the article it seems to be missing a few things but I just could not pinpoint them. Yes I know because they were not there.


It is a great few ideas for getting by on a kids costume for cheap and last minute but the one that I wanted to talk about here as is the chicken costume, yes of course because it is the one that uses feathers, a feather boa to be exact.

The thing is that they write about a chicken hat but don't show you any pictures so it was hard for me to visualize the thing. 

After my extensive research on the subject (just joking it was just one Google search), I found that the idea was from marthastewart.com “Chicken Costume Project”.

Martha Stewart gives you some good pictures so that you get an idea of what the thing is going to look like. And of course, she starts the article with “Why did he chicken cross the road”.

What was the answer to that one anyway?

Well, the chicken costume is an easy and quick fix that won't cost you too much.

So if you really did leave the kids costume until the last minute, here you are. 

Happy Halloween...



Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Feather Fashion From The 2019 Venice Film Festival

We really love it when our movie stars and models show up wearing feathers.

So of course I was happy to see this article from “The Hollywood Reporter”.


Is it not obvious to everyone that if you are going to call an article anything with the words “best looks” you are sure to see at least a few pictures of feathers. Ok ok I know I am being just a little bit biased. 

Any ways lets just jump right into it and see who was wearing what feathers to the show, or I mean the festival. 

Peneope Cruz dazzled the crowd wearing a weight tierer Ralph and Russo gown with a slightly feather decorated torso.         

The supermodel Iman really took the feathers to the extreme by showing up on the red carpet in a head to toe Valentino haute couture feather gown. 

French actress Catherine Deveuve really impressed me with her fiery red vest with a feathery hem, by Jean Paul. 

I always get this feeling that the French just do fashion right.  

Martha Hunt is the last on our list of feather fashion stars for today. Martha wore this sizzling hot gown and I just must quote the article from the website here.

“Martha Hunt
The model (who also got the feather trend memo) donned a strapless, custom Alberta Ferretti gown with a bodice decked out in plumage and a sheer black skirt with a train that trailed regally behind her at the La Vérité (The Truth) screening.” 
                                                          
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Prabal Gurung Feather Fashion



Whenever I come across a new designer I check the blog to make sure that I have not already written about them and forgotten. For the most part if they seem new to me I can't find them even mentioned previously, but that was not the case with Prabal Gurung. 

I had mentioned them in two posts in the past, one in 2013 and another in 2014, but I guess that's more than five years ago so I can forgive myself for not remembering. 

So what I am going to do is show five feather designs by Prabal Gurung, one for every year since I last wrote about them. 

Here we have our first dress from their Spring 2015 Ready-To-Wear collection. 

Next up for our 2016 Prabal Gurung design, we fond Cate Blanchett in one of their feather  skirts.

For 2017 they brought us this simple yet stunning off the shoulder, feather decorated sweater.

Last but not least in 2018 they created this magical silver dress with feather trim.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Feathers And Positivity - New York Fashion Week

For those of us who live in the parts of the world that change colors in the fall, the stunning show of nature is about to begin. 

I grew up in Miami and didn't see this wonder until we happened to be in New York visiting family one year during the fall. The fun of diving into huge piles of leaves was a true novelty for me. 

While some of us might be loathing the coming of winter, but the New York Fashion Week is all about Springtime joy, positivity and of course feathers.

I was personally touched by Marc Jacobs words “This show, like that show, is a celebration of life, joy, equality, individuality, optimism, happiness, indulgence, dreams, and a future unwritten as we continue to learn from the history of fashion,”.

Some people love the winter, the cold and the snow. While others can not wait for the winter to end. 

So for those of you who hate the winter, just know that the New York Fashion Week is already talking Spring. 

Now for the line up of which designers put feathers out on the catwalk for their Spring 2020 styles.

 Marc Jacobs brought out a real head to toe feather design with the colors of spring flowers.


Prabal Gurung displayed these two elegant feather dresses, they make me think of a cocktail party, or maybe that is just because I would like a cocktail. 



This silky silver beauty with a feathered upper is the creation of Jason Wu.

Ralph Lauren amazed us by showing a tight black dress with feather trim neckline that flowed with their business suits. 

Hope I didn't miss anything. Today is the last day of the New York Fashion Week, so maybe we'll see more.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Dior - Caryatids - Feathers



Veiled in mystery, a great unknown that gives off a hint to its existence like the most expensive perfume, so slight that you barely can tell that it's even there. 

These seem to be the feelings surrounding the Chritian Dior winter 2019-2020 show. 

Caryatids, the female form of Atlas, these female forms that are used to hold up the temples of Greece are known to be a sign of feminism, perhaps showing how the woman is the one who holds up the world. 

Well I can say one thing for sure, in my house the woman is the one who keeps it all together.  

The symbol of the caryatids was the central theme of the Dior show which took place in an enchanted garden. 

Two of the styles that were displayed were black and feather adorned, both with a touch of fine lace. 

what would you call a long time to create a dress? 

You should take this into consideration, the dress at the top of this post took over eight hundred hours to make, I would call that a long time.