Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mid-Week Inspiration: Peacock Feathers

Oooh the Peacock Feather! It has always been revered as one of the most beautiful birds in the world.  The bird and his feathers have been a popular motif in the arts for centuries. Symbolizing rebirth, renewal, and all knowing, it is no surprise that they have become popular in modern weddings. 

I've been using peacock feathers on my handmade La Boheme wedding garters for awhile now. They are my best seller and I especially love the blonde feathers shown above.  My inspiration for them has stemmed from Art Nouveau, the 1920's, and the style and grace of the Flappers who wore garters everyday to keep their stockings up. I sell them in sets, so why wait for a wedding! 
See below for inspiration using peacock feathers, both from the 20's and in modern times. 

Gloria Swanson- 1920's- This is one of my favorite photos of all time and probably the key to my La Boheme line. 

Gorgeous peacock detail on this 1920's dress. Just stunning! 

Modern peacock wedding cake!

This dress is amazing! Sorry- I don't know the designer. 

Jennifer Lawrence by Tim Walker for W magazine. Albino peacocks are so elegant!

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Liz said...

Wow, great pics! Especially the dress is gorgeous!!! I love peacocks, too! Liz

Unknown said...

Isn't it stunning!