Archive for March, 2012

Battle of the G’s

By Diana   |    March 30, 2012 12:09 pm    |   Fashion News, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    1 Comment

“Doesn’t the Guess logo kind of look like Gucci’s and isn’t Gucci mad about it?” I’ve been whispering this sentiment for years.  Finally, three years ago, Gucci said enough is enough and decided to take Guess to court. This week the case is going to trial since no settlement could be achieved. Gucci believes that Guess has been using block letter “G”s and green and red stripes on handbags and accessories, which is signature to the Italian fashion house.

G whiz! Guess handbag above and Gucci handbag below

According to Vogue UK, Gucci attorney Louis Ederer stated that this case is not about fashion trends but rather, “a massive, complicated scheme to knock off Gucci’s best-known and iconic designs.” May 9 will mark the third year of this case. The newer twist in this G-filled drama is that Gucci wants Guess to pay them any profits made off of Gucci look-a-like items.

Seeing double - Guess sneakers above and Gucci sneakers below

Guess, of course, has vehemently denied all of these allegations. What do you think? Do you think Guess purposely copied Gucci to sell more items or is it all just one big misunderstanding?

Gucci's Spring 2012 ad campaign featuring Charlotte Casiraghi

Designer Accessories for Less!

By Diana   |    March 28, 2012 11:39 am    |   Accessories, Sales, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

It’s all in the accessories, darling! And we all have our weaknesses. Whether you’re a scarf hound, a jewellery junkie or a handbag collector, you just can’t get enough. This week The Peacock Parade is offering several sales with pieces that are guaranteed to up the ante on any outfit.

Here’s a selection of chic and handy handbags from Reaction by Kenneth Cole , available on the site now. The best part is that no bag is over $70!

Gorjana offers beautiful handcrafted bracelets in almost every colour. Every Gorjana bracelet purchase made on The Peacock Parade comes with a $25  Gorjana gift card!  

There’s nothing more luxurious than being wrapped up in Italian silk, so take advantage of these gorgeous Versace scarves at up to 60% off!

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Trend Watch Spring 2012 – Zesty Orange

By Diana   |    March 26, 2012 11:31 am    |   Fashion News, The Peacock Parade Blog, Trend Watch   |    off

Orange is huge for Spring/Summer 2012! There’s no denying it. Almost every designer included orange in their collections as a main focus like a dress or with little accents like orange accessories. If you’re not a fan of orange or don’t think it can work on you, have no fear. There are plenty of shades of orange available and there’s at least one that will flatter your complexion. Bright tangerine to burnt orange to a rust – try them all and see what works.

Charlotte Ronson SS2012

Here’s a selection of some of my favourite orange looks from international runways.

Alberta Ferretti SS2012

Sachin + Babi SS2012

Arthur Mendonca SS2012

Keep an eye out for vibrant orange items that will be available on The Peacock Parade’s upcoming sales!

Lacoste SS2012

Donna Karan SS2012

Photos via Style.com except Arthur Mendonca via TorontoLife.com

Easy As 1,2,3

By Diana   |    March 25, 2012 10:00 am    |   Accessories, Easy As 123, Sales, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Dress by ABS, 1. scarf by Versace, 2. pearl necklace (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. shoes by Miu Miu

Dress by Eva Franco, 1. pearl cuff (both available on The Peacock Parade) 2. clutch by Alexander McQueen, 3. shoes by Christian Louboutin

Dress by ABS, 1. multi-strand pearl necklace, 2. pearl hoop earrings (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. jacket by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

Happy Shopping!!

Trend Watch Spring 2012 – All White

By Diana   |    March 23, 2012 10:00 am    |   Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, Trend Watch   |    off

For a second spring in a row, wearing all white is all the rage. There’s a freshness and brightness to it that no other colour can beat. If white seems too stark you can always go wear an off white or ecrue colour that offers a little more pigment.

Celine SS2012

Yigal Azrouel SS2012

Whether it’s a white trouser or summery dress with eyelets, nothing embraces the warm weather better. Just be careful when handling red wine while wearing your favourite white ensemble! If you’re nervous about wearing white on your bottom half, keep the all-white theme up top. Throw on a white tank and matching white cardigan.

Jil Sander SS2012

Zero + Maria Cornejo SS2012

Louis Vuitton SS2012

Photos via Style.com