Colour Block Your Summer Wardrobe

By Diana   |    July 11, 2014 - 9:18 pm    |   Canadian, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    0 Comments

What’s better than wearing one colour? Wearing three! Colour-blocking with two, three, even four shades is on trend for the summertime and is taking over The Peacock Parade sales. Tops and dresses available in bright, tri-tones are exactly the kind of pieces you need to perk up your office wardrobe.

Colour-blocking allows you to get creative with your accessories. Match earrings with one colour and a belt to another. It’s visually stimulating and striking, so you’ll definitely get noticed. I love when shades mesh or blend together in a unique way.

Here are some of our favourite picks from Canadian designer Caitlin Power, Rachel Sin and Nue Apparel.

Caitlin Power

Caitlin Power

Rachel Sin

Rachel Sin

Nue Apparel

Nue Apparel

Noun Jewellery

Noun Jewellery

The fashion world is buzzing about couture. Right now, Paris is the epicentre of fashion’s highest  clothing grade – couturier, in which only a handful of brands are privy. Chanel, Armani and Versace are among famous houses to offer couture-level collections this week.  The fall 2014 couture shows, so far, are breathtaking.

Celebrity guests like Kristen Stewart, Kate Hudson and Emma Watson have been front-row-centre during the presentations.

At Chanel, old meets new. Designer Karl Lagerfeld peppered the clothes with signature, multi-shade tweed, but added modern, almost futuristic silhouettes. Half of the collection featured gold or silver embroidery and opulent beading. The result was mesmerizing.

Chanel Fall2014 Couture

Chanel Fall2014 Couture

Chanel Fall2014 Couture

Chanel Fall2014 Couture

Christian Dior played with exaggerated skirts with a pre-Victorian feel but paired them with plunging necklines. The collection as a whole straddled between sex appeal and historic feels.

Christian Dior Fall2014 Couture

Christian Dior Fall2014 Couture

At Giambattista Valli, ornate florals and full skirts made the cut. Models looked like they were on their way to a luxe sock hop. Minimal make up and tied head scarves really gave this collection a vintage feel.

Giambattista Valli Fall2014 Couture

Giambattista Valli Fall2014 Couture

Armani Prive offered a series of high-drama gowns and outfits that Marlene Dietrich would approve of. Crimson shades and daring noirs made this presentation a knock-out.

Armani Prive Fall2014 Couture

Armani Prive Fall2014 Couture

Easy As 1,2,3

By Diana   |    July 6, 2014 - 3:47 pm    |   Accessories, Easy As 123, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    0 Comments
Top by Religion, 1. bracelet by Presh, 2. tote by D&G, 3. jeans by Laguna Beach Denim (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Top by Religion, 1. bracelet by Presh, 2. tote by D&G, 3. jeans by Laguna Beach Denim (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Jeans by Koral, 1. top by Miss Sixty, 2. bracelet by Presh, 3. bag by MK Totem (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Jeans by Koral, 1. top by Miss Sixty, 2. bracelet by Presh, 3. bag by MK Totem (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Miss Sixty, 1. necklace by Presh, 2. bag by Be&D, 3. bracelet by Presh (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Miss Sixty, 1. necklace by Presh, 2. bag by Be&D, 3. bracelet by Presh (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Rethink Your Bottoms

By Diana   |    July 5, 2014 - 4:12 pm    |   Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    0 Comments

Classic denim  and simple black skirts will never go out of style – there’s simply no question about it. But having a little fun and experimenting with your bottoms isn’t such a bad idea. With ’80s and ’90s fashion comebacks, it’s the perfect time to do something different.

Rock ‘n’ roll-style skinny jeans add major interest to the bottom-half of your wardrobe. Pair these jeans with a Bon Jovi t-shirt for a weekend look or top with a trendy blazer for a more sleek, toned-down look.

Blue Pearl by ABS

Blue Pearl by ABS

Comfy and trendy leggings work well for many casual occasions. These leggings look chic with a sleek tunic or topped with a sheer tank and denim jacket.

Religion Apparel

Religion Apparel

This gathered mini-skirt is excellent for day or evening and adds texture to the outfit. That small twist in the fabric seems insignificant, but has a huge impact overall. Opt for this style over a plain skirt for fun.

Miss Sixty

Miss Sixty

A gorgeous, and shockingly slimming pattern, is so hip right now, it hurts. Whether they’re full length or cropped a printed pant is exactly what you need to be chic this summer and well into fall.

Blue Pearl by ABS

Blue Pearl by ABS

Happy Canada Day, everyone!! While we celebrate being born in, raised in or moving to Canada with fireworks and ice-cold Molson Canadians, there’s no harm in doing a little online shopping. For today only, The Peacock Parade is offering FREE SHIPPING on the entire site in honour of Canada’s 147th birthday.

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity by opting for something red or white. Choose from designers like Presh, Miriam Salat, Coach, Miss Sixty, DKNY and D&G at blowout prices. It’s Canada’s birthday so someone should get a present!

Dress by Miss Sixty

Dress by Miss Sixty

Bag by Mod'Arte

Bag by Mod’Arte

Shoes by Made in Italia

Shoes by Made in Italia

Bracelet by Presh

Bracelet by Presh