Canadian fashion label Narces is synonymous with femininity and glamour. Designer Nikki Wirthensohn is at the helm of the label and creates stunning cocktail dresses and evening wear that has become the go-to for fashionable Canadian women. Narces recently debuted its spring/summer 2015 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week to rave reviews from media and industry folks. The collection was breathtaking from start to finish. Incorporating luxe fabrics and pastels, Narces’ collection has been one of the best of the week.

From left, The Peacock Parade content manager, Katie Beattie, Narces designer Nikki Wirthensohn, The Peacock Parade co-founder Jan Gandhi backstage at WMCFW

From left: The Peacock Parade content manager, Katie Beattie, Narces designer Nikki Wirthensohn, The Peacock Parade co-founder Jan Gandhi backstage at WMCFW

Narces SS2015

Narces SS2015

The Peacock Parade caught up with Nikki Wirthensohn after her runway show and here’s what she told us…

Peacock Parade: The Narces woman is…

Nikki Wirthensohn: Someone who likes to have fun, is confident, likes to express themselves with clothing and doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

PP: The world needs more…

NW: Glamour! We dress down way too much.

PP: My inspiration for this collection is…

NW: Victorian-era birdcages.

PP: If I could have dinner with anyone in the world it would be…

NW: Quentin Tarantino.

PP: My style is…

NW: So tough to figure out! My mood changes all of the time. I can’t even pick out my clothes the night before because I’m shifting all of the time.

Narces SS2015

Narces SS2015

PP: If I had more time I would…

NW: Do a lot more painting.

PP: Canadian fashion is…

NW: A lot of designers out there who are trying something new!

PP: My biggest strength is…

NW: Creativity- not only design- but in all areas of life.

PP: The best part of my job is…

NW: Getting to design and be creative, learn and move forward by not having to do the same thing over and over again.

Narces SS2015

Narces SS2015

PP: The best part of WMCFW is…

NW: Everything you have done for the past season comes together at the end- on the runway. You see it move on a person. You see how it photographs.

For those of you who can’t wait to get their hands on a fabulous Narces frock, starting today at 11am The Peacock Parade will hosting a Narces sale with dresses at up to 75% off. How’s that for awesome?

Posing with his models at the end of his SS2015 runway show

Oscar de la Renta posing with his models at the end of his SS2015 runway show

Oscar de la Renta once said, “walk like you  have three men behind you.” Sound advice from a fashion legend and icon. While the fashion world is mourning the loss of 82-year-old, de la Renta, who passed away Monday, there have been floods of tributes from people around the world for the beloved designer. Oscar de la Renta was one of the first fashion designers I heard of when I was growing up. I loved looking at his incredible designs that were the epitome of femininity. You always knew Oscar night would be filled with his gowns and starlets would relish being asked who they were wearing.

Cameron Diaz wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2010 Academy Awards

Cameron Diaz wearing Oscar de la Renta at the 2010 Academy Awards

Oscar de la Renta with Audrey Hepburn

Oscar de la Renta with Audrey Hepburn

It’s definitely a sad day, but we must celebrate his legacy and how he shaped decades of fashion. The Dominican Republic-born designer styled everyone from Audrey Hepburn to First Lady Michelle Obama and most recently, designed Amal Alamuddin’s wedding gown. He worked for Balenciaga, Dior and Elizabeth Arden before launching his namesake brand.

Oscar de la Renta SS2015

Oscar de la Renta SS2015

Reporters and industry folk often talked about how lovely and kind he was. A true gentleman. Farewell to this amazing gentleman.

Easy As 1,2,3

By Diana   |    October 19, 2014 - 9:00 am    |   Accessories, Easy As 123, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    0 Comments
Dress by Susana Monaco, 1. necklace by Ruby Rocks, 2. watch by ToyWatch, 3. shoes by Lust For Life (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Susana Monaco, 1. necklace by Ruby Rocks, 2. watch by ToyWatch, 3. shoes by Lust For Life (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Susana Monaco, 1. scarf by Alexander McQueen, 2. shoes by London Trash (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. clutch by Nina Ricci

Dress by Susana Monaco, 1. scarf by Alexander McQueen, 2. shoes by London Trash (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. clutch by Nina Ricci

Dress by Susana Monaco, 1. scarf by Alexander McQueen, 2. shoes by London Trash, 3. watch by ToyWatch (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Susana Monaco, 1. scarf by Alexander McQueen, 2. shoes by London Trash, 3. watch by ToyWatch (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Amazing Wardrobe Accents That Will Make You Swoon

By Diana   |    October 16, 2014 - 9:04 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    0 Comments

Accents like shoes, purses and scarves can liven up  a wardrobe and update your look instantly. In fact, the colder months allow you to add on even more layers and we all know more is more, right? With a little help from The Peacock Parade, it’s easy to add chic accessories to your everyday.

Attending a party? Opt for these stunning cobalt blue pumps to pair with a holiday frock or on the weekend with skinny jeans, if you’re feeling glamourous.

Pump by Lust For Life

Pump by Lust For Life

Always late? Make sure you have a quality watch that just happens to brighten your day when you’re waiting for it to be 5 o’clock.

Watch by ToyWatch

Watch by ToyWatch

Feeling chilly? Wrap yourself in an edgy, luxe scarf that’s one part badass and one part fashion forward.

Scarf by Alexander McQueen

Scarf by Alexander McQueen

Preparing for snow? Tall black boots with golden details will help you stave off the snow and keep your legs looking dapper.

Boots by Remix Shoes

Boots by Remix Shoes

Easy As 1,2,3

By Diana   |    October 12, 2014 - 11:14 am    |   Accessories, Easy As 123, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off
Sweater by House of Harlow, 1. bracelet by Swarovski, 2. skirt by Keren Taylor, 3. boots by Muk Luk (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Sweater by House of Harlow, 1. bracelet by Swarovski, 2. skirt by Keren Taylor, 3. boots by Muk Luk (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Keren Taylor, 1. faux diamond set, 2. clutch by House of Harlow, 3. boots by Remix Shoes (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Keren Taylor, 1. faux diamond set, 2. clutch by House of Harlow, 3. boots by Remix Shoes (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Pants by House of Harlow, 1. blazer by Keren Taylor, 2. clutch by House of Harlow, 3. boots by Muk Luks (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Pants by House of Harlow, 1. blazer by Keren Taylor, 2. clutch by House of Harlow, 3. boots by Muk Luks (all available on The Peacock Parade)