Feathers and Rainbows

June 6, 2011


‘Tis the season for dress up–weddings, grad parties and ….. prom.   Just had to share a few of the photos I snapped last Saturday of my daughter and friends heading out to their senior prom.   The dress code this year was simple, classic and elegant.  But there were a few little surprises.



FEATHERS.   Apparently... feathers are IN. As in hair. As in boys’ hair.





And in corsages (so sweet that they still do the flower thing).





And in boutonnieres. Actually, these fellow art students embellished ones from the florist with feathers to coordinate with their outfits. Could you just die?





Of course, the girls were  totally in charge here. The boys were instructed to stand back as they arranged themselves “in a rainbow” for the ultimate photo opp.  The girls who dared to wear black, white or  prints were exiled off to the side. : )





And the evening was capped off by a limo ride through Georgetown and Washington, D.C.






Back to “feathers”.   I first noticed this trend while visiting Boulder last summer.  Lots of  college kids were wearing feather hair extensions. They were often very subtle.  Seems to be just catching on in Washington, D.C.  At first,  there was a stampede of local high school kids to a certain hair salon for  “feather tipping”; now the kids are buying them on Etsy .


Wanna be 18 again?  Actually, I think Steven Tyler wears them in his hair but who knows how old he is.



Have a happy  and  ~colorful~ June.




2 Responses

  1. Donna Frasca says:

    Feathers are great! I remember in the 70’s I had feather earrings and loved them. Hmmm, I wonder if I can find another pair?

    I really love them combined with flowers for some added dimension and texture too.

    Love the girls dresses too! Look at that color!

    • jeankee says:

      Great to see “understated” …though there WAS a 240 lb. guy who showed up at the prom in a black tutu and platform heels. : ) Thnx for the input, Donna!

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