Retro glamour with added feathers

I don’t mind admitting that I am truly excited about an event I am going to be attending tomorrow night. The award winning musical Top Hat is opening at the Wolverhampton Grand, and, as a huge fan of the original 1930s movie, I am literally counting down the hours until the show.

Top Hat has been called the daddy of the 1930s musical, full of romance, glorious songs (Puttin on the Ritz, Let’s face the music and dance, Cheek to Cheek) and some of the most beautiful costumes of all time. And I guess that is what has got my excitement levels soaring to an all time high – the thought of those gorgeous, glittering costumes that are simply filled with sparkle, sequins and, best of all, all those feathers.

Is there anything more glamorous than an outfit festooned with marabou or ostrich feathers. Think of Ginger Rogers in the iconic dress from top hat, these feathers perfectly framing that beautiful face, and then swishing at her hemline as she danced cheek to cheek with Fred Astaire. Then there is Kylie, the ultimate showgirl, who is never fully dressed without a tall headdress and a feathered skirt. One of the most iconic of Kate Moss’s looks featured black feathers and Johnny Depp on her arm, whilst Jennifer Lopez is another fan of the feather.

There are some truly exquisite feathered creations on the High Street at the moment, and there are also exquisite designer creations available at Selfridges for those moments when we have a little dream about money being no object.

Let’s enjoy and wallow in the lure of the feather.

Iconic Ladies in Feathers

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Just so glamorous!

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Icon in the making – Laura Whitmore.

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I’m so looking forward to seeing this – the new adaptation of Top Hat.

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Kylie – The Ultimate Showgirl.

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Kate and Johnny.

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The effortless Emma Watson

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Ginger in Top Hat

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Fred and Ginger – He gave her class, she gave him sex.

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Modern goddesss Jennifer Lopez.

Feathers Autumn 2014 style

Kate Feather Shoulder Bodycon Dress £35.00 click to visit Boohoo

Kate Feather Shoulder Bodycon Dress
£35.00 click to visit Boohoo

 

Lucinda Feather Trim Shift Dress £35 click to visit Boohoo

Lucinda Feather Trim Shift Dress £35 click to visit Boohoo

Lucinda Feather Trim Shift Dress £35 click to visit Boohoo

Lucinda Feather Trim Shift Dress £35 click to visit Boohoo

Rosanna Feather Trim Sleeveless Shell Top £18.00 click to visit Boohoo

Rosanna Feather Trim Sleeveless Shell Top
£18.00 click to visit Boohoo

Lana Feather Collar Necklace £10.00 click to visit Boohoo

Lana Feather Collar Necklace £10.00 click to visit Boohoo

Claral Prom Dress With Feathered Hem Detail £39.99 click to visit Missguided

Claral Prom Dress With Feathered Hem Detail £39.99 click to visit Missguided

Shiny Feather Cape     Price: £110.00 click to visit Topshop

Shiny Feather Cape
Price: £110.00 click to visit Topshop

Purple Feather Chain Cape     Price: £55.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Purple Feather Chain Cape
Price: £55.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

CERIN JACKET £195.00 click to visit Coast

CERIN JACKET
£195.00 click to visit Coast

LILI FEATHER TOP £85.00 click to visit Coast

LILI FEATHER TOP
£85.00 click to visit Coast

CHERISH FEATHER DRESS £250.00 click to visit Coast

CHERISH FEATHER DRESS
£250.00 click to visit Coast

AGNES FEATHER TOP £75.00 click to visit Coast

AGNES FEATHER TOP
£75.00 click to visit Coast

Designer feathers

 VICTORIA BECKHAM Feather-hem crepe dress £2,100 click to visit Selfridges

VICTORIA BECKHAM Feather-hem crepe dress
£2,100 click to visit Selfridges

TEMPERLEY LONDON Feather coat      £1,495.00 click to visit Selfridges

TEMPERLEY LONDON Feather coat
£1,495.00
click to visit Selfridges

JENNY PACKHAM Feather shrug £755 click to visit Selfridges

JENNY PACKHAM Feather shrug £755 click to visit Selfridges

Look out for a review of Top Hat on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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