Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fascinated by feathers

I have been finding mysterious bird feathers lying around my house in the past several weeks. I hope it's not the tragic remains of some poor bird that my cats have killed. Instead I like to imagine that the breeze carried them into the house, as I always leave my back door wide open to let the cats (savage brutes) in and out as they please.
This got me thinking about how much I used to love playing with feathers when I was a kid. I used to collect them and put them in my hair or make a necklace or tie them around my waist. I don't do that anymore for fear of bugs or whatever else birds pick up, but I still appreciate their beauty.
The Fall collections also featured a lot of gorgeous feathers: McQueen made them into regal dresses, Ralph Lauren added long, exotic feathers into hats and Carolina Herrera made them into necklaces and other décolletage. The results not only make you wish you could own these stunning pieces but also appreciate how nature's beauty and the creativity of the designers and artists can meld into something breathtaking. Mother Nature is truly the best accessory.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2008


Alexander McQueen Fall 2008

Carolina Herrera Fall 2008

Carolina Herrera Fall 2008

Carolina Herrera Fall 2008
Ralph Lauren Fall 2008

Ralph Lauren Fall 2008
Ralph Lauren Fall 2008
Ralph Lauren Fall 2008

2 comments:

s. said...

loved mcqueen's use of feathers for this fall.

too bad our society isn't haute couture enough for me to wear them down the street without recieving repulsive stares.

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