Thursday evening I attended a Lola James trunk show at Liliac&Lilies, a charming upscale local boutique. Kourtney Kardashian, E News host Giuliana Rancic among other celebrities, have been spotted wearing the trendy jewelry. Butterfly necklaces, beaded bracelets, drop earrings, hearts, elephants and other good fortune charms. The jewelry however was not the only highlight of the evening. The boutique carries a hip line of merchandise, I had to feast my eyes on. I have to admit I was blown away by a theme: feathers. Not that I was oblivious that feathers were going to be a big trend this season, but they were everywhere, on hats, shoes, handbags, earrings. This was pretty ironic due to the fact that just that evening I was wearing a structured cream blouse and a black lace mini trimmed with…yes, feathers, yet a moment before leaving the house I decided that the feathers were perhaps a bit over the top for a trunk show so I changed into an understated Marc Jacobs skirt!
I guess you can say I chickened out! Little did I know I would have fit right in.
All jokes aside, feathers are a dramatic touch and you have to know how to wear them, they can be rather kitschy if not styled well.
We have indeed seen lots in the past few months: on Natalie Portman in Black Swan, we've seen them on the Catwalk with Dior and Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow was gorgeous in her fuschia feather earrings during the Grammys, and finally on Oscar night; Hilary Swank, Sharon Stone, and Naomi Watts wore ostrich feathers w/ such feminine flair and elegance, I am now feeling a little bummed to have been missing out on such a trend!