There were a few feathers in February, mostly of the rock n' roll variety. Black and brown ones peppered Ann Sofie Back's collection while William Rast decorated his punky cowboy jeans with white. They were used best in Ann Demeulemeester's elaborate headdresses. Meanwhile, they've translated rather funny for fall. We embrace feathers in general - they're both sexy and we imagine comfortable. But the idea's not being executed properly off the runway. Why, for example, is this Haute Hippie long vest made in bubble gum pink? The woman who will spend $695 on an over-sized boa doesn't want it in pink. This Cavalli top, though just printed with feathers, looks like a pair of massive wings. And this beaded, feathered hair piece from Urban Outfitters would make Ann weep. If we want to wear feathers this fall, and we do, should we be starting our most elaborate DIY yet, or have you seen some more promising feathered accessories?