Festival, Wedding, School run…well perhaps not that last one. I adore feathers, my mum loves native american culture and took us to Canada when we were younger it was my first experience of going somewhere that made me think wow I could live here. I dreamed of living in Banff for quite a while after that holiday azure freezing cold rivers and blinding white sun. I really loved it there. As a result I have grown up surrounded by feathers, dream catchers and navajo print and now I feel their importance and love they security they bring me when I see them. As a grown up I now echo my mums taste around my own home and have a number of DIY projects here on the blog inspired by the humble but spiritually impactful feather.
I made this feather crown for this shoot above, I was inspired by a shot on a beach I saw of Kate Moss I think it was the first time I had ever seen Kate Moss actually. Well I think you’ll agree its pretty impactful and it has stayed on my inspiration board ever since partly to inspire me to try new DIY type things and partly just because its so pretty. Here’s the how to and let me tell you its easy peasy. The big cheat is to buy a pre-beaded headband that you can glue your feather arrangement onto (if you need to stiffen it up you can glue natural raffia band in between the felt or omit to trim the excess felt from the underside to help the feathers stand up) it depends how tall your feathers are. It’s really that easy. I then added some pretty natural colour ribbon to tone in with our lovely models hair. See how the shoot came out at the bottom of this post.