Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bright as a Feather

Kauai Feather Creations' colorful accessories

Kauai Feather Creations

We hate to break it to you, but Coachella's been over for more than a week. So why are you still clicking through photo after stylish photo of Almost Famous celebs sporting maxis, oversized sunnies, sweet flower garlands, and more feathers than a bird sanctuary?

Clearly, you're still totally obsessed with that '70s style, but let's face it: those Coachella outfits won't fly in the office. Lucky for you, Kauai Feather Creations' colorful feather accessories will.

This ultra-boho chic line of earrings, hair combs, and hat and lapel pins is handmade on Kauai by artist Natasha Young. The University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate assembles a vibrant mix of feathers, sourced as much as possible from local pet owners, and carefully layers them so each piece resembles a real bird's wing. The result: stunningly rich rainbow-colored combos of regal peacock greens, earthy reds and desert golds that, believe it or not, are all totally natural.

Young has a small Etsy shop, but does most of her business on Facebook through custom orders. So feel free to spread your creative wings and request a set of bridal party headbands, or dramatic, multi-feathered dangling earrings that practically scream "best paired with rock and roll." Really, the sky's the limit here.

Besides, a little birdie told us that readers can score 10 percent off through Sunday, just by mentioning Lei Chic. Talk about a feather in your cap.

Though you'd much rather have one hanging from your ear.

Earrings, hair clips, and hat and lapel pins start at $25, necklaces coming soon, available on Etsy or by request via Facebook. Mention Lei Chic and get 10 percent off through Sunday.

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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