Maybe its Strictly Come Dancing.
Maybe its the fact that birds fly south for the winter.
Either way feathers have been on my mind of late.
Feather skirts http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&productId=1330581&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=
Feather gillets http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&categoryId=193991&parent_category_rn=186547&productId=1520748&langId=-1&cmpId=affwin
Quite frankly, I find all this plummage a bit too much, which I suspect is a remnant left from watching Emu as a child. The minimalist take therefore is a mere feather in the hair, like this beautiful hair piece on sale currently in Reiss.
Unless you can do it like Chanel of course, in a black dress…