With Creativity, What’s Old is What’s New
June 8, 2011 2 Comments
In March, Steven Tyler, the lead singer for Aerosmith, set the fashion world ablaze by appearing on American Idol with feather extensions in his hair. Apparently, feathers are among the latest fashion trend and Stephen Tyler isn’t the only celebrity sporting them. Gwyneth Paltrow, Vanessa Hudgens, Kat Von D, Jessica Biel, and Hilary Duff have also been seen wearing feather earrings.
This leads me to the realization that with creativity, sometimes what’s old is what’s new again. In writing this article I researched the meaning of feathers and those who wore them. In researching, I learned how some Native Americans wore feathers to symbolize trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, and freedom.
In thinking about the modern use of feathers for adornment, it strikes me how feathers help one stand out in a crowd while belonging to a trend setting group. Perhaps in this day and age of mass customization, choosing a few feathers alongside one’s hairdresser serves as a way to let a little bit of our creative selves shine.