Peacocks, the males of the peafowl species (the females are peahens) have long been glorified for their beauty and the spectacular brilliance of their plumage. The motif is one that fashion — for the home as well as the body — revisits quite frequently and last Spring’s love affair with the beauteous bird (think Matthew Williamson at H&M) has continued on into fall.
1. Dress, Milly at Bergdorf Goodman 2. Dress, Byron Lars Beauty Mark 3. Notecard, Mulberry Muse 4. 1970′s peacock and pheasant feather purse (a gift from art director Jan DeChabert) 5. Rubber boots, Chooka at Piperlime 6. 1900′s England, Art Nouveau brass tray, Ebay 7. Decoupage platter, John Derian 8. Wrap dress, Epaulet 9. Feather motif rug, Neiman Marcus 10. Cocktail ring, Topshop 11. Silk chiffon blouse, Cynthia Steffe 12. Vintage brooch, Hooti Couture 13. Alligator & feather clutch, Paige Gamble 14. Dress, Giambattista Valli at Bergdorf Goodman 15. Scarf, Nordstrom 16. Umbrella, Raindrops 17. Tulip dress, Christian Siriano and “Slither” boots, Christian Siriano for Payless 18. Digital print, Carambatack at Etsy 19. Hair Ornament, Kathelonious, also at Etsy 20. Fowl and feather images are oft requested for tattoos. This one from Flickr is particularly clean and lovely 21. Evening looks from Giambattista Valli 22. A gorgeous peacock I had the pleasure of meeting in Sydney, Australia struts his stuff.