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How to be an Exotic Bird

Posted on September 30 2008

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All this recent cold weather has the Beyond Retro merchandising team dreaming of a tropical paradise. Drawing on key trends like re-occurring global and ethnic influences, vibrant brights and all manner of ruffles and fringing they have created a menagerie of exotic birds in all their shapes, colours and sizes!

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Although we like to be aware of current trends, working with vintage we are constantly looking to the past for inspiration. We just love the sheer Glamour and extravagance of these costumes worn here by two of Ziegfeld's Follies. Striking Birds indeed!

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In fact when Delores "The White Peacock" sauntered on stage wearing this stunning 9 foot tall peacock costume designed by Pacand of Paris, crowds actually gasped!

Being an exotic type is all about causing a stir, these lovely ladies, would certainly turn a few heads.

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The staple of any exotic bird's wardrobe is of course the feather Boa, and not forgetting our fabulous Can Can pants which are a particular favorite with our merchandisers, as they are a super quick way to instantly jazz up any outfit!

Having said this what bird of paradise would be seen anywhere without suitable head wear? Assortments of Turbans, Dress hats, Head bands and Ostrich feathers never go a miss!