Introducing Isobel Marinot-Wood of Marinot Millinery, who makes and designs, not only bespoke hats and headpieces, but now also makes and designs, feather lampshades and feather couture pictures, leading from fashion into interiors.
Connemara Wine & Design Co. proudly collaborates with Isobel Marinot-Wood to showcase her artistry to the world.
Isobel’s background was in jewellery design and goldsmithing, having studied in Belfast at the University of Ulster, but finding the materials quite harsh, she was always drawn to softer materials, such as feathers. Flora and Fauna play a large part in the inspiration of Isobel’s designs. Living in Connemara is a wonderful help, with nature at its best and wonderful light. Along with an outdoor lifestyle, worldwide travel and an idyllic childhood, in Co. Kildare, with hunting, shooting and fishing, all are quite evident in Isobel’s designs.
Each “Feather Couture” picture is quite unique, as each feather differs from the next. Often the feathers can be dyed, cut, teamed and played with, to give a totally different effect, from classic and traditional to modern quirkiness. As the natural light catches the individual feathers, each one shows its iridescent hiddentones and colours. Isobel also takes commissions.
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