Archive for October, 2011

Happy Halloween!

By Diana   |    October 31, 2011 2:26 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    1 Comment

Happy Halloween Peacock Paraders! Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. You get dressed up and can create a whole new persona for one night. Some people go all out, while others struggle to find the perfect costume. If you’re invited to a Halloween bash tonight and still have no idea what to wear, check out some easy costume ideas that you will find in your wardrobe. You’re guaranteed to look fabulous.

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s – We all have a little black dress at our disposal. Wrap some pearls around your neck, use an eyeliner pencil as a cigarette filter, fix your hair in a sophisticated bun and add a broach in the centre. If you happen to have a white cat, bring her with you.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Mad Men character – Wear a fitted dress that hits below the knee and cinch the waist with a belt. Put on a classic pump and sheer nude nylons. Keep your hair in a very neat bun or pony tail and bring a notepad and pen as a prop.

The ladies of Mad Men

Fashion Editor – Put on the most fashionable outfit you own, add tons of accessories and top with a fur jacket (or faux fur). Wear your highest heels and keep your oversized sunglasses on at all times. Have a copy of a great magazine peeking out of your clutch.

Vogue Editor Anna Wintour

 Totally rad 80s chick – With leggings being a huge fashion trend, you probably have some in stock. Top with long tank and oversized sweater worn off one shoulder. Add some legwarmers, pumps and tons of necklaces and bangles. Make sure your hair is teased wildly.

Madonna circa 1980

Have a great night.

Bundle Up

By Jan   |    October 29, 2011 10:20 am    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

It’s getting colder and colder by the day! Time to bundle up in comfortable and cozy sweaters. Luckily, chunky knit sweaters are on trend!  Choose one with a cable knit, a nice winter print or go simple with a solid piece.  You can even trying buying them in an extra long versions. That way you can wear them with jeans as well as leggings. To make your look ultra feminine and chic, try belting at the waist.  Here are a few favorites of mine:

Isabel Marant Cable Knit

Donna Karan Cashmere Sweater

Missoni Crochet Knit

Vince Wool Turtleneck Sweater

Stay warm and stylish, fashionistas!

Designers For Danier

By Diana   |    October 27, 2011 2:26 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

One of the best things about the cool weather is wearing a great leather jacket on those crisp days. Leather is as classic as wearing black and has an enormous amount of cool attached to it. As any good Canadian knows, when leather is what you seek, Danier is where you find it. This season, Danier has partnered with some incredible designers – Greta Constantine, Mark Fast and Object (designed by George Antonopoulos) – on a series of capsule collections, to create stunning leather and suede looks to keep us looking chic all.

Object by George Antonopolous for Danier

Object by George Antonopolous for Danier

 Greta Constantine uses fine leathers to create their signature draping aesthetic, while Mark Fast has created a more tailored look offering a pristine fit and sexy details. George Antonopoulos’ Object has a true rock ‘n’ roll feel with fitted leather pants and dresses.

Mark Fast for Danier

Mark Fast for Danier

Dying to get your hands on these pieces? The Peacock Parade has you covered. Danier has teamed up with The Peacock Parade for three exclusive sales of these leather creations. Get the luxury and craftsmanship of Danier leather and the ease of shopping in your pjs from The Peacock Parade.

Greta Constantine Skin for Danier

Greta Constantine Skin for Danier

The first sale is Mark Fast on October 31, followed by Object on November 7 and Greta Constantine Skin on November 14. Mark your calendars and get your credit cards ready!

Photos courtesy of Danier


Trend Watch Fall 2011 – Bold Frontier

By Diana   |    October 26, 2011 11:51 am    |   The Peacock Parade Blog, Trend Watch   |    off

Fall after fall, we’re all accustomed to seeing dark browns, blacks and greys on the runways. Don’t worry, our go-to colours are all still there but this season, designers from around the world decided that sometimes a burst of colour causes a jolt to the fashion heart. Perfectly tailored jackets and seductive dresses were among the items to get the bold treatment.

A woman can’t walk into a room wearing canary yellow and not feel uplifted and dangerously chic. For the more reserved, mix your brights with darker shades for balance or start off with bright accents – purses or shoes – and work your way up. Check out some of our favourite vibrant looks from the world’s best fashion minds.

Emilio Pucci FW2011

Burberry Prorsum FW2011

Diane Von Furstenberg FW2011

Giambattista Valli FW2011

Dolce & Gabbana FW2011


Photos via

LGFW SS2012 – Recap

By Diana   |    October 24, 2011 1:48 pm    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oreal was yet another FDCC success. The week was filled with glamourous people, amazing clothes, celebrities and top model falls (poor Yasmin!) and now it’s time to reflect on our favourite looks and trends.

Denis Gagnon SS2012

Florals – thanks to Sarah Stevenson and Denis Gagnon, Canadians can expect to invoke these pretty plants when getting ready. If you can’t wait, select items from Denis Gagnon’s SS2012 presentation are still available on The Peacock Parade.

Joe Fresh SS2012

Brights – Joe Fresh, Smythe and Attitude Jay Manuel, among others, had fun with bright colours such as oranges, yellows and greens.

Pink Tartan SS2012

Black and White – At Pink Tartan and David Dixon fashion was right there in black and white. These contrast colours are timeless and are forever reminiscent of Chanel.

Juma SS2012

Prints – From Label to Juma (SS2012 still available on The Peacock Parade!), wild, multi-coloured prints as well as muted, neutral prints ruled the runways. This Spring will be far from boring, that’s for sure.

Photos by Danielle Matar (except Joe Fresh from The Toronto Sun)