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HOW FEATHERS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND

HOW Feathers MADE COSTUMES FABULOUS

How feathers have missed the fashion trend until now I'm not sure . Since you all know that I am a fan of old Hollywood and Hollywood costumes, it's not a big stretch that I love feathers. In fact feathers are part of the golden age of Hollywood . For instance who can't see the great Mae West adorned in feathers and see glamour. In the same way the legendary Ginger Rogers took flight on the dance floor with Fred Astaire and myriads of ostrich feathers.

While a lot of my personal association with feathers involves drag queens and mirror balls, I also used feathers as a costume staple. Hence the wearing of plumage has brought glamour to both the stage and screen. Fortunately we have Turners Classic Movies and others bringing these fabulous films to a new generation. Therefore we can see Barbara Streisand as Dolly Levi with her amazing plumes .

. Of course who can't recall the great images of Vegas show girls strutting their stuff in feathers. At the same time other stage performers donned amazing feathers . The legendary Marlene Dietrich  wore amazing feathers for her concerts tours. While feathers may not have had a place in the closet of modern women they really stole the show. This is how feathers have been viewed ! THIS IS HOW FEATHERS BECAME A GIRLS BEST FRIEND

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                          SHOW GIRLS
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                               MAE WEST
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                 SHIRLEY MACLAINE
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HOW FEATHERS ARE BACK IN FASHION

First and foremost this is how feathers are no longer just for showgirls and drag queens .Surprisingly this is how feathers have become a girls best friend. All things considered feathers have been used decoratively throughout history. Regrettably  somewhere along the line they were ignored by fashion and relegated to the birds nest of history. But now designers are determined to make feathers fabulous once again. Hence the runways for F/W 2017-18  saw plumage front and center.

Indeed, the phenomenon peeked at Prada where, following on from last season’s foray into feathers, models swarmed the runway in everything from crystal-embroidered dresses to skirts, shoes and even hats loaded with marabou trims. Elsewhere, MSG made feather vests and Fausto Puglisi trimmed dresses with plumes. Simone Rocha trimmed with marabou and feathers showing just how feathers could be used. Feathers and marabou showed up on many runways and have set a trend for this season.

Light pink fringed shift dress from Alice+Olivia
FARFETCH $895

Msgm Feather Vests
ITALIST $710

Dress From Prada
ITALIST $1635

Prada Feather Embellished Top
ITALIST $842

Pencil Skirt From Prada
ITALIST $1330

Jacquard Feather Jacket from Pello Bello
SAKS 5TH AVENUE $268

J.crew Feather Sleeve Crewneck Sweater
NORDSTROM $148

Topshop Riga Feather Crossbody Bag - Pink
NORDSTROM $48

Simone Rocha Teddy Feather Trim Tulle Dress
NORDSTROM $520

Simone Rocha Marabou Trim Smock Waist Tulle Skirt,
NORDSTROM $333

Dorothee Schumacher - feather hem camisole
STYLEBOP $283

Red silk blend feather trim dress from Antonio Berardi
FARFETCH $2897

Miu Miu - feather-trimmed ballerina shoes
$681

Fausto Puglisi Leather& Feather Dress
ITALIST $1096

Fausto Puglisi Color-block feather trimmed Dress
ITALIST $1199.50

Marco De Vincenzo - Red feather 110 sandals
FARFETCH $417

HOW FEATHERS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND

Specifically we are looking at how feathers have become a mainstay of fashion . Preceding this current season feathers were pretty much seen as a novelty. Ironically you would see feathers used as a fun add on . In my opinion feathers do make clothes fun, glamorous and quirky . Of course not all three are always needed. Apparently it's the glamour that I like and always have. Why exactly humans feel the need to dress up as birds has even been addressed by The New Yorker, which published a nearly 8000 word examination on the subject. 

Of course the answer is simple, birds and specifically their feathers are beautiful . While you might hear designers sermonize on the inspiration of feathers , it's much more likely that they look good. Darlings please sign-up for my newsletter and remember you can shop all items on my site through my links , Ciao for now Jandrew.

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