Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Chanel Created An Amazing Forest Fashion Show


This past fall Chanel had their models walk through a forest during their ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris.

When I first saw these pictures from the show I was sure that it was done in an actual forest.

But the truth is that it was done in the Grand Palais that was incredibly decked out so that it simply looked like these models were walking through a forest.

The Grand Palais is a huge historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex in Paris France.

I really have a lot of respect for Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel`s  head creative director, he is the one who put the whole thing together.

I honestly expected to see a lot more feathers in the natural, fall colored, forest setting. But the only one I found is the picture at the top of this post.

This is for sure one of the most original fashion show themes that you are going to see.

Some thing about it makes me think of Christmas` trees and how beautiful and magical it is when we bring nature into our lives and homes. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Peacock Island - Lokrum


A few weeks ago I went out with a couple of friends. This is actually an amazing story already, truthfully it unbelievable. Because I so rarely make the time to get out and see my friends.

But it happened.

We met up at a friend appartment and while we were getting ready( having a cup of wine before leaving) I saw these peacock feathers in a vase in their living room.

When ever I see a piece of feather art I snap a picture of it, this time I even got a whole story along with it.

The feathers had come from the island of Lokrum in the Adriatic Sea, not far from Dubrovnik in Croatia.


The island has a long and tragic history which includes even a curse made on the island by a bunch of monks that were kicked off of it.

There are a number of peacock families that were brought there from the Canary Islands.

If you really want to read all about it here is a link to the Wikipedia page about it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokrum

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

How To Make Feather Wings - Video Tutorials

Awesome Videos – How To Make Costume Wings

So I have written a post on how to make costume wings using real feathers before, but these are really great videos and I hope that I am giving enough credit to the people who made them here.

I want it to be very clear that I didn’t make the videos and I hope that if you like them you will give them a thumbs up on YouTube.

I will be honest with you the last one is the coolest but you should still have at least a quick look at all of them.

This first one from TheSorryGirls is the simplest and best explained in my opinion. And what is even cooler is that its about how to make Victoria Secret style wings which goes perfectly with the VS vibe that has been going on here.

But really I didn’t choose this topic because of that, at least consciously that is, who knows what our minds are really doing behind the scenes right?

YoshFHP put this video together. She explains everything really well but the thing that bothered me was the music, its just not my style. Oh and I am just much better of a listener than I am a reader so that made them less appealing to me but to each their own. You should definitely take a look at it.

Now these last two are by Alexis Linicome. She actually sold these on her website for as much as two thousand dollars. She is currently sold out of everything on the website but you can check out her blog for more information.

Thecrookedfeather.com



Do You Still Need More Feather Ideas For Halloween?

We have been working hard to give you all the feather costume ideas that we can, but just in case you have not decided yet what to wear maybe this post will help you out. 

Its important to organize all of our posts every so often. I have already done this twice in the past so here are the two links to those past posts. 

Also I looked through all of our past posts and added a bunch of pictures below to help you out just in case you still don’t know what to wear for Halloween. 




































Monday, October 8, 2018

The New Halloween Feather Wreath

The New Halloween Feather Wreath

So we have written about making your own feather wreath for Halloween in the past but this year I had this great idea for a new and improved model.

The wreath that I have in mind would have this cool skull sitting on a shelf in its center.

What is cool and different and spooky about it is that it has a sensor that will turn it on to make scary sounds when some one comes to knock on your door.

My idea is simple yet it would involve a bit of wood working.

Well first you would have to order this guy from Amazon here is the link.

https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Imports-Motion-Activated-Glowing/dp/B00NY956NU

Then a few feather boas of what ever dark colors you decide.

Now comes the carpentry.

Cut a circle out of  a piece of ply wood. Make sure that you have enough room at the center for a small shelf to put the scull on.

And then glue the boas around the edge of the plywood circle.

And then decorate accordingly.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

DIY Feather Lingerie


There are a lot of reasons why this post is supper relevant right now.

First off there is the Victoria Secret fashion show that is coming up soon. I have not seen a final date set, but we do know that it is going to be in New York.

Because we are also based out of New York it is right in place for us to be going wit that flow of feather decked out lingerie.

Also I just recently posted about dressing up in a Moulin Rouge costume for Halloween and this falls right into place with that.

Oh right did I mention that its about to be Halloween?

So here are a couple youtube videos giving you step by step instructions exactly how to put one of these sexy pieces together.

This first video is pretty simple on how to make a feather bra with feather boas.

BritxBrat2Fashion is a professional designer so you know that she tells you how to do it right.

Next is this video by ShadeoftheUniverse “DIY Feather Trim Baby Doll Lingerie Dress”

https://youtu.be/1VnOoaxb_I8

This last video by BqueenBoutique is a bit longer, but that is because this feather robe that she shows you how to make is a much bigger project than the other two.

Now you are ready to do your own Victoria Secret style fashion show for Halloween.

Isn’t that a great idea?

Friday, October 5, 2018

Awesome DIY Peacock Feather Costume


This a great costume and Jennae gives very detailed and easy to follow instructions how to put this costume together.

Jennae Petersen is the chief blogger for the website greenyourdecor.com

She started the web site with really great intensions and it seems like she is doing a great job.

I personally am a huge supporter of anything that is focused on improving our natural world or helping to preserve it. This is the main focus of greenyourdecor.com and more power to them.

The instructions she gives are great and need nothing else besides for what she tells you.

And of course a bunch of peacock feathers.

Here is the link to read exactly how to make this awesome costume. 

http://www.greenyourdecor.com/9107/check-diy-peacock-costume/