Shopping For: Feathers

- By Teresa Greenfeld -

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Growing up, we all had at least one feather boa amongst the too-big-by-a-longshot dresses (origin unknown), chains of fake pearls, and clip on earrings that made up our collection of “dress-up” clothes.  Mine was bright purple, which I pared with a pink ballet outfit.  And red lipstick.  And patent studded cowboy boots (the obsession started early).

Not surprisingly, we’re still turing to feathers when we want to dress-up; as they’re most often found in evening-wear, on everything from dresses to clutches to shoes. A feathered skirt worn with even a simple white T and sky high heels is evening appropriate, and has a “I just threw this on” glamour to it.  For every day, the options are endless: jewelry is certainly the easiest way to incorporate feathers, and as a print it’s subtle enough that it doesn’t overwhelm.

These days, though I’ve long since retired my purple boa, I find myself still looking to feathers for the whimsical and ethereal touch they bring.

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 1.  Antonio Berardi Feathered Silk Top

2.  A.L.C Feather Pants

3.  Matthew Williamson Laquer Feather Dress

4.  Fenton Black Feather Choker

5.  Lisa Stewart Black Feather Cuff

6.  Alexis Bittar Alexandria Gold Large Feather Earrings

7.  Melinda Maria Nina Feather Rose Gold Bangle

8.  Sass & Bide Winding Road Feather Dress

9.  Echo Design Peacock Scarf

10.  Eugenia Kim Feather Hat

11.  Nancy Gonzalez Leaf & Feather Tote

12.  Christian Louboutin Artemis Griffon Bag

13. Bebe Feather Jewel Stretch Belt

14.  BCBG Portia Feather Clutch

15.  Stuart Weitzman The Olivia

16.  Christian Louboutin Croc Woodoo Flat

17.  Judith Leiber Negri Deco Pattern Crystal Minaudiere

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 Photos courtesy of Simon Harris for Vanidad magazine

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