Fur was a hot item in the handbag world just a few months ago. Even now as we move into the new year, I’m still seeing some floating around here and there. It is an okay trend for the fall and winter months, but it isn’t something you can take with you as we move into spring. What about feathers though? They are fur-like in appearance, but they have a light and airy feeling to them. Are they really doable on a handbag? When I saw the Horse + Nail Winchester Bag, my curiosity was certainly sparked. I mean, you see feathers on all sorts of other accessories. How hard could feathers on a handbag be?
No question about it, this is one unusual looking handbag. The body is made of ostrich-embossed lambskin. To add some frill, a fluffy feather trim encircles the bag. And just to give it a little extra zing, the chain strap features a miniature horse bit detail. I suppose it wouldn’t be Horse + Nail without it, right? Those feathers though. Oh, those feathers. Are they really doable? They are definitely not for the timid! If you’re brave though, you might be able to pull it off. Personally, I think I’ll just stick with some long feather earrings for now.