Is it just me or does World MasterCard Fashion Week get better season after season? I was so impressed with the spring/summer 2015 collections that I really couldn’t choose which one was my favourite. I loved the fringe fest at Mackage that offered black and white ensembles (many in leather, of course) with splashes of cobalt and vibrant pink. The stellar Narces collection was out of a fairy tale featuring dreamy cocktail dresses and gowns. Pink Tartan took a cue from 1970s glam – think Studio 54 and Jerry Hall. Matthew Gallagher offered original shapes in luxe fabrics. Needless to say, this will be the WMCFW to top. And believe me, we can’t wait until next season.

Here’s a snippet of our favourite looks from WMCFW spring/summer 2015:

Steal The Look

By Diana   |    October 26, 2014 - 11:05 am    |   Accessories, Best Dressed, Celebrity Looks, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    0 Comments
Think Kate Middleton looks regal? Steal her look with this Narces cocktail dress!

Think Kate Middleton looks regal? Steal her look with this Narces cocktail dress!

Need a watch by Charlize Theron's? Steal her look with this Marc by Marc Jacobs watch!

Need a watch by Charlize Theron’s? Steal her look with this Marc by Marc Jacobs watch!

Adore Emma Stone's dress? Steal the look with this Ruby Rocks dress available on The Peacock Parade

Adore Emma Stone’s dress? Steal the look with this Ruby Rocks dress!

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?

Farewell to Fashion Legend Oscar de la Renta

By Diana   |    October 21, 2014 - 7:50 pm    |   Celebrity Looks, Fashion News, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off
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   |    off
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)