Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mood Board // Feathers

When I first think of feathers the words "hippie" and "nature-y" come to mind: two descriptors I admit do not appeal to my aesthetic sensibilities in the least! However, the recent trend of feathers are definitely more glam than granola. Feather dresses, jewelry, and accessories are all over editorials of late. Stylesight, a fashion trend forecasting company, even created a "For the Birds" mood board showing feathers in recent advertising campaigns. I must say though, I am more captivated by the emergence of feathers in beauty: check out these amazing feather lashes from the shu uemura Tokyo Lash Bar! Finally, in a more gothic twist, two of my favorite visual artists, Polly Morgan and Kate MccGwire, both incorporate feathers into their artwork to create hauntingly-beautiful taxidermied sculptures and utterly stunning, intricate installations.

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