Archive for January, 2012

Peacocks on Parade

By Diana   |    January 30, 2012 11:08 am    |   Accessories, Beauty, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    1 Comment

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to The Peacock Parade Blog. We want to thank all the devoted readers who visit the blog for the latest sale information and fashion news. We all look forward to many more years!

In honour of this momentous occasion, I thought it would be fitting to parade peacock-inspired items.  

Matthew Williamson peacock printed scarf

Tory Burch flats in peacock

Wolford Peacock Paradise tights

Estee Lauder eyeshadow in peacock blue

Alexis Bittar peacock earrings

Easy as 1,2,3

By Diana   |    January 29, 2012 10:52 am    |   Easy As 123, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    1 Comment

Welcome back to another installment of Easy as 1,2,3. The selection of exclusive items currently available on The Peacock Parade show the laid back and leisurely side to a woman’s wardrobe.  Cozy cashmere scarves and bold travel-wear are just some of the highlights. Here are a few weekend outfits that will get you in the Spring-time mood.

Dress by Michelle Jonas; 1. Studded hoop earrings 2. Alexis Hudson clutch (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. Maison Martin Margiela blazer

Top by Michelle Jonas: 1. a&r wrap 2. Quartz and pearl necklace 3. Alexis Hudson bag (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Jeans by James Jeans; 1. Michelle Jonas kaftan (all available on The Peacock Parade) 2. Eugenia Kim hat 3. Chloe flats

Visit the blog every Sunday to check out fun ways to re-style looks from The Peacock Parade. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @peacockparade and Like Us on Facebook to keep up to date on all your fashion needs.

Homage to Amy

By Diana   |    January 27, 2012 11:13 am    |   Fashion News, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

As always the Spring 2012 Couture collections were spectacular, but it was Jean Paul Gaultier’s show that had everyone buzzing. Gaultier paid homage to late troubled chanteuse, Amy Winehouse and her eccentric style. Models with retro beehives and black lined cat eyes strutted down the runway in true diva fashion.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture show used styles from various eras and cultures to portray a strong, carefree woman – one that Gaultier, himself, admires. Using Winehouse’s songs (sung by an acapella quartet) as a soundtrack to his colourful, quirky collection appeared to be the perfect farewell. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning last year and spent her whole career battling drug addiction. The singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, called the tribute “in bad taste” on his Twitter account.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2012

What do you think? Was Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring Couture collection a triumphant homage or in poor taste?

I ♥ YOU

By Diana   |    January 25, 2012 12:15 pm    |   Accessories, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Some of you may be in loving relationships while others might be scouring Internet dating sites looking for the perfect mate. In either case, whether you like it or not, Valentine’s Day is on its way. Romance aside, it’s that time of year when everything is adorned with a little heart and who doesn’t love that? Pink things, red things and little naked babies with love-poisoned arrows are pointing in your direction.

Diamond and Blue Topaz earrings available on The Peacock Parade

In honour of February 14th’s fast approach, The Peacock Parade has set up a Valentine’s Day Boutique filled with jewelry that any woman would love. Send the link to your significant other or buy something sparkly for yourself.

Diamond Heart Necklace

Here are some other heart-y items to get you in the V-Day spirit.

PLAY Comme des Garcons t-shirt

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel sweatshirt

Versus by Versace skinny jeans

The House of Nicki Minaj

By Diana   |    January 23, 2012 11:49 am    |   Fashion News   |    1 Comment

Nicki Minaj

Like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Eve before her, Nicki Minaj is en route to releasing her own clothing line. Rap’s human Barbie doll is ready to invade the world of fashion sometime during this year. Her manager, Cortez Bryant, has said that a clothing line is a top priority.

Nicki Minaj wearing Versace for H&M at the launch party

Minaj already has her own MAC lipstick colour (in pink, of course) and OPI nail polish so why not make a clothing line? Her wild wigs and colourful outfits always garner attention wherever she goes.

Nicki Minaj for MAC lipstick in "Pink Friday"

The singer’s style is a hybrid of costume and sexy which is likely what her clothing line will be like. We’ll see if she decides to do a high end collection with runway show, a la Kanye or if she creates a line with more mass appeal. I’m expecting the latter and I can’t wait!

Nicki Minaj at the Grammys wearing custom made Givenchy