Monday, October 20, 2008

Trends Report: Flights of Fancy

By the looks of all the feathers flying around handbags, headbands, purses, and even clothing we’re collectively ready to nest for the season. The trend adds a touch of whimsy to your ensemble that is a bit more ladylike than your run-of-the-mill embellishment. It’s a little opulent, a little eccentric, and a whole lot unique. Keep it refined by leaving the hot pink boas to Angelyne and you’ll do fine.

Though fancy feathers have been around for several months, they don’t show any signs of migrating South for the Winter. When stars like Sarah Jessica Parker & Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen sport the look you know there will be tons of inexpensive options to look for in stores.

Want to make the trend truly yours? Consider a trip to the craft store for trimmings and let your imagination run wild. If you’re afraid to commit to embellishing a pricey item in your wardrobe, pick up an inexpensive diamond-in-the-rough at your local thrift and have fun with it. Consider hot-gluing peacock plumes to old pumps to jazz up your party dress or maybe just a simple headband made of pheasant-backed ribbon.

Of course there’s always the ultimate in low maintenance DIY for the laziest among us – tuck a feather in the brim of your fedora for a pop of color and an instant update.



Lucy Feathered Headband

Polka Dots & Moonbeams


Elizabeth & James
Emmeline Top
Neiman Marcus



Fallen Feathers Necklace


Emily said...

that elizabeth and james top is superb. i'm inspired to go grab a regular racerback and jazz it up myself!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-this headband is soo gorgeous!!

Elisa said...

I'm not a huge fan of feathers, but for some reason I love hair accessories!

Anonymous said...

eBay has a few really pretty ones at the best prices right now! I was just thinking about getting one!

hidzume said...

I lovee the feathers <3


ambika said...

*Love* the look of feathers. That necklace is too neat.