Monday, September 12, 2011

Feather Your Nest

The Endless Search
Trend Watch:  Feathers
Feathers for Your Hair, Feathers for Your Home

This summer my daughter asked if she could get her hair feathered.  

My answer?  "I did not know it was in style again, I thought it was over with in the 70's."  (Remember Farrah Fawcett in Charlie's Angels?)

The cool response would have been "you mean like Miley Cyrus?"  (I like hers, they are subtle)

So far only one salon in Richmond seems to be doing this, Legends in Carytown

Quirk Gallery will be having an event on Monday, September 12th,  3-6pm: Feather extensions by Scott Sheble from Legends Salon: $15ea or 3 for $35.

Feather Looks For Your Home

I first used feather trim on drapes back in 2002.  

Last Year I purchased a feather throw pillow from Dransfield and Ross.  It lasted about 2 weeks because my dog kept attacking it.  If you do not have a dog I highly recommend choosing from the many styles they carry, they really are a fun addition to a sofa.

My most recent find is a fabric--not sure if we call it a faux fur or a faux feather--from Tessuti Uno.  It is called "Peacock".

I could make you a throw blanket for the foot of your bed, a floor pillow for the great room or a slipcover for a desk chair.  

Two groups are upset with this trend:  
Fly fishermen-- (The price of lures has gone up with the new feather demand: MSNBC article. )
Mothers--just one more expensive trend our daughters want!

For the record, I do not have one in my hair but my daughter and sister do.  


Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

I *love* this! And, even though I fly fish, I am now thinking about getting my hair feathered. [Yipes?]

September 12, 2011 at 8:38 AM


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