Monday, 6 August 2012

Fine feathered friends

Hello my fine friends... never let it be said that my appetite is birdlike (because it sure isn't!), but I am partial to a little feathered decoration or inspiration as the case may be.


I just can't stop admiring the work of Australian artist Louise Saxton (below)... with her beautiful australian birds.  It's not like I'm going to don a full length feathered gown anytime soon - but if the occasion calls for it, I'll look no further than the Chanel bride in their A/W 12-13 Haute Couture show - thanks Karl!  I wonder if the house of Chanel, or couturier Christopher Josse, used Paris' master feather maker, Eric Charles-Donatien for their feather creations?  And who can forget those wonderful Lanvin windows in Paris...



Feathers or bird motifs are having a moment these days - do feathers tickle your fancy this fine Monday?



Halcyone & Ceyx, artist Louise Saxton 2010
Reclaimed embroidery & lace work


Kitchenware from Our Workshop UK

Christopher Josse, Haute Couture A/W 2012-13


Chanel, Haute Couture A/W 2012-13

Lanvin window display


The studio of Master Feather maker, Eric Charles-Donatien - Paris







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9 comments:

Audrey said...

Beautiful feathered friends!!! xx

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

That Louise Saxton piece is stunning. The colours are stunning.

PS. Yes, that glass of rosé was good too ;-)

C said...

Funny that you should post about birds because it was my theme for tomorrow! I looove the first pic, those laces are amazing!

Neda said...

Gorgeous inspiration...yes, I'm partial to owls...they are so cute and exotic at the same time. Have a wonderful week, Helen! xx

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Louise's work is amazing and so incredibly detailed. I love all of these feathered inspirations + incorporating it into fashion I always think is rather fun! Thank you so much Helen for your beautiful comment today, it really means a lot xx

Thea vintage said...

Beautiful pics! I love feathers and bird motives! Funny enough I just did a post about my love for it ;-)

ECLECchic said...
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ECLECchic said...

Hi girls. Oh, birds have always been a font of inspiration, maybe not only for their plumage but for their spirit of freedom...
Gorgeous these works.

classiq said...

The embroidery and lace work is so beautiful! And the Chanel dress is a work of art.

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