Thursday, May 22, 2008

Plunge into Plumage

There’s been a good deal of squawking about the feathered hair piece that Carrie Bradshaw wears to her “wedding” in the Sex and the City film.

It’s an antique bird that stylist Patricia Field sourced and kept, waiting for the right place to put it. And so it ended up on the side of Ms. Bradshaw’s head, adding a feathered edge to her wedding finery.

My verdict is out until I can see a proper 360º image, but I must say, I’ve never been one to shy away (fly away?) from feathers.

That said, it’s a bit of a challenge to carry off (ahem) a bird on one’s head. I don't do novelty, so I'd have to tread a careful line between irony and dignity. Below are two examples from Buddug that might launch the uninitiated into flight.

These kissing birds would require a properly eccentric or dramatically austere ensemble.

But this little silver hummingbird might be easier to try.

Any birds of a feather out there? Or is this a bird-brained scheme? (The puns are far too easy to come by, which means, of course, that they’re lame. Lame duck? Lamé duck?)


enc said...

I love this idea for you. I hope you will try it. I think I like the hummingbird, because of its silver sleekness.

riz said...

This is so eccentric and random. Just the way Pat Fields likes it.

Deborah said...

I love the dress but am not wild about the plumage. However if anyone can carry it off successfully it's SJP.

the fashion assistant said...

love the bird headbands, might invest one for myself!!!

gosh the vivienne westwood wedding dress look stunning!!!

miss cavendish said...

Fashion Asst: I'm sure you could wear it well!