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February 27, 2012

Light As a Feather



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There's hardly anything more dramatically beautiful, more theatrically magnificent and that exudes more femininity and refinement than a haute couture plumage dress. Almost inevitably the envisoning of a scenery where this apparel takes the leading role transfers me almost immediately to an idyllical era of sumptuous bawls and parties, of seduction, beauty and movement of unpaired comparison. Nowadays feathers have have hopped off the pedestal of luxury and came out to the streets, in small details [bags, skirts, headbands, shoes, make up...] always charming, always a paradigm of fashion's latest trend in fantasy, with an ethereal beauty and undeniable elegance, illuming the way it goes through , giving a certain allure to just about any outfit. But once again killing is placed here as well, this time the devastating killing of birds, that reaches such catastrophical numbers that some species are endangered [such as the so called birds of paradise]. Fortunately, nowadays, there are such reliable imitations of these feathers that are really similar to the original ones - besides being more politically correct and more ethically  acceptable. Maybe this way we can go on having our momentary diversion as vain peacocks -  for I do love feathers - without trading irreplaceable, ravishingly beautiful species for that purpose!


Dificilmente haverá alguma coisa mais dramaticamente bela, mais teatricalmente mgnânime e que exuda mais feminilidade e sofisticação do que um vestido de plumas de alta costura. uase inevitavelmente o vislumbre de um cenário onde este artigo assume o papel principal transporta-me quase inevitavelmente para uma era idílica de bailes e festas sumptuosas, de sedução, beleza e movimento sem par. Hoje em dia as plumas desceram do seu pedestal de luxo e vieram para as ruas, em pequenos detalhes [carteiras, saias, sapatos, maquilhagem...] sempre graciosas, sempre um paradigma do último grito da moda na fantasia, com uma beleza etérea e elegância, a iluminar o caminho por onde passa, dando um certo allure a quase qualquer coordenado. Mas uma vez mais se coloca aqui a matança, desta vez do extermínio devastador de aves, que atinge proporções tão catastróficas que algumas espécies estão em vias de extinção [nomeadamente as chamadas aves do paraíso]. Felizmente, nos dias que correm, há imitações tão  destas plumas que são tão fidedignas quanto as originais - para além de serem mais politicamente corretas e eticamente aceitáveis. Talvez, desta forma, possamos continuar a nossa diversão momentânea enquanto pavões vaidosos - porque eu realmente adoro plumas - sem ter de fazer uma transação de belas espécies encantadoras e insubstituíveis para esse propósito.




56 comments:

  1. Deu me vontade de ter tudo (: adorei o texto !

    Fi *

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  2. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. :*
    Ofcourse we can follow each other, I love your blog. I'm following you... ;)
    This post is great, amazing pictures. ;)
    I wish you lots of success, too. :***

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  3. These are positively stunning! Wonderful job on the photos. :)
    Follow? :) http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great post! Very inspirational! Love your blog, just followed! Feel free to check mine out and if you like it follow back! :o)

    xoxo
    daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  5. Olá Aida

    Com certeza é chic, elegante e glamouroso.

    BJ00000000.................
    www.amigadamoda1.com

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  6. Omg these are the most stunning photos! Love this post.

    Xox Soph

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  7. Hello, Aida! :)
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog!
    I'm now a follower of your blog, I hope you will do the same! ;)
    Kisses..

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  8. I'm all for imitation feathers. :) What a beautiful collection of eye candy!

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  9. Oh very nice...

    www.whiteperla.blogspot.com

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  10. OMG! These pictures are all amazing. Loved them. Thanks for sharing.


    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  11. I wouldn't mind to own some of those dresses - holy moly they are gorgeous!

    Thank you by the way so much for the sweet comment on our blog - we really appreciate it!

    Love
    TWO//MINDS
    www.onetwominds.blogspot.com

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  12. genial post! me ha encantado!

    muchas gracias por visitarme :) mil besos!

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  13. Thank you my dear for all of your kind words :* It was very nice to read your comment on my blog. Obviously, I'm your new follower, your blog is very wonderful, and interesting. Text of your post are very readable, and you putting very beautiful photos :)

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  14. Thankyou so much for the lovely comment! I'm glad I've found yours too, this is a gorgeous post, so many beautiful & inspiring images! Of course we can follow each other! Are you on bloglovin? I use that much more than GFC.

    FAIIINT

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  15. beautiful pictures, and some of the dresses are amazing!! following you ;D

    kisses.

    http://myvintagememoirs.blogspot.com

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  16. OMG i love these! I would love if my wedding dress looked like that! What is more, I spotted our ANja Rubik a couple of times:) made my day

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  17. these pictures are stunning! i love all the lovely details, like the feathers, they have used in there photography. and pastel colours are just amazing :D
    great post, dear!

    xoxo

    http://www.flirting-with-fashion.blogspot.com

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  18. Breathtaking photos - I love feather details!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, amazing post and photos, so inspiring!:) Kisses! xoxo

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  20. Beautiful photos"!!!!

    Please, visit my blo and if you like it follow me, i will be really grateful :) The Spotted Cherry Pie

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  21. Gorgeous pieces!
    I'm your newest follower!

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  22. Hi lovely, I have an award for you on my blog!!!!
    I hope you like it!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  23. Que fotos lindas, verdadeiras inspirações *.*

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  24. Hi dear, LOVE Love this post...the pictures are gorgeous. I want all these dreamy dresses!

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  25. Algunas son obras de arte.

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  26. Thank you for your lovely comment!! I follow you! I hope you follow me!

    Nadia

    www.thebreezeofchanges.blogspot.com

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  27. what a beautiful selection ! These photos are amazing. It's so inspiring.
    Fabulous dresses.

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  28. hello my dear, i saw ur blog and i loved it. I am following you. I would like that u look my blog and if i liked, follow me too, ok?
    I am hoping ur visit!
    Kisses, Julia.

    www.firulasdebolso.blogspot.com

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  29. Love this post and love feather details <3

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  30. Lovely feather inspirations! Take care !

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  31. Oh, just a gorgeous post, I love all the feathers! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! I'm your newest follower!

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  32. I love your blog and I follow you ;)
    can you follow me too?¿? :D

    xoxo

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  33. I love your blog <333
    these dresses are really beautiful :***


    http://dont--stop--believin.blogspot.com/

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  34. these pictures are so romantic and whimsical! I want to live in that world!

    xo Devon

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  35. Love this post, those photos are beautiful!
    I would love if we followed one another! Now following! Hope you'll follow back!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hey your blog is great!
    If you want you can also follow our blog, we would be happy. (:

    http://livetolove-everdreams.blogspot.com/

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  37. You have so many great photos!! Nice post. I just love your blog. Its always so visually stimulating.

    -Shelly

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  38. I love this post, those dresses are gorgeous :)

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  39. Amazing!


    Clo
    http://cable-knitsweater.blogspot.com

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  40. Such gorgeousness! It's always a quandry when we think of the animals suffering for our vain fashion...I saw the multi-colored pastel fox collar at Miu Miu yesterday and just wish there were a way to make it without hurting the animals. Although on another note, I do love the pastels that will be here next Fall/Winter!

    xo Mary Jo

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  41. Hi!! thank you so much for your comment, i wanna follow each other, so I follow you now ;) I love the pictures, they are so beautifull.

    XoXo

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  42. Amazing!

    http://thestyleattitude.blogspot.com/

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  43. Thank you for your super sweet comment!! You're so nice!! :)
    I love feathers! And some of that pictures are just incredible!
    xoxo

    eLi

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  44. Aida, um mimo para ti lá no blog :)

    Beijinhos

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  45. I love it! Feathers look so glamorous, feminine and sexy at the same time. I wish I had every single dress that you had up there! Great style, great blog! I will be following darl x

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  46. amazing inspirations :)

    (I'm already your follower by the way thanks!)

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  47. Hello...Aida, it's Me Jammie from http://spyonmefashion.blogspot.com , Thank You very much for visited my blog, I'm Flattered when I read you comments about my blog :)
    I've just following your blog, please follow mine too..
    I love you post about Feathers, there's a lot of beautiful pictures..Love it!
    Stay in touch..

    Xoxo, Jammie

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  48. I love photos like this, so beautiful! Gorgeous shoes too! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  49. i adore feathers, especially the ones in this post, so lovely...do you have twitter? so I can follow?

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  50. darling..i'm follow u for a week...greeeeeeat post..i love it and your blog!
    do u have a facebook page? send me a link so i follow you there too.
    https://www.facebook.com/ReverieSauvage
    xoxo
    R.S.

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