Archive for May, 2012

Dress Like A Star

By Diana   |    May 30, 2012 9:30 am    |   The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

We all have favourite celebrity style icons that we try our best to emulate with our own wardrobes. Unfortunately we can’t always afford the Marchesa gown or Louboutin shoes that celebrities wear, but we can find the next best thing in our price range. It’s all about dressing like a star but not paying like one. Check out some awesome items adorned by the stars that have a similar match available on The Peacock Parade…and at a fabulous price, I might add.

Eva Longoria's clutch makes a statement. Get the look with this clutch from Kara Ross.

No need to substitute! Julia Roberts is wearing Sam Edelman sandals

We love Julianne Moore's retro glasses. Get the look with these Chloe shades.

Reese Witherspoon's earrings look great. Get the look with earrings from D&G.

I love Kim Kardashian's sleek sequin dress. Get the look with this Lovers and Friends dress.

 

Easy Summer Dressing

By Diana   |    May 28, 2012 11:35 am    |   Accessories, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

If you happen to be in the great city of Toronto today, you know that it’s crazy hot. Other cities and towns across Canada are feeling the pleasant but pre-mature heat wave so it’s time to leave the jackets at home and start dressing for the summer. On hot and humid days the last thing you want to do is over-dress. Focus on light and easy clothing that will keep you looking and feeling cool. Keep checking The Peacock Parade for awesome sales that will make your summer wardrobe easy!

Opt for open footwear like sandals or slingbacks .

BCBGeneration sandals available on The Peacock Parade

Choose breathable fabrics like cotton and linen for tops, dresses or pants.

The Furies tee available on The Peacock Parade

Wear a great pair of shades to block out the beating sun.

Chloe sunglasses available on The Peacock Parade

Put on something loose fitting and airy.

The Furies dress available on The Peacock Parade

If you’re going to be in the sun for a long period of time, don’t forget to put on sunscreen!

Easy As 1,2,3

By Diana   |    May 27, 2012 10:00 am    |   Easy As 123, Sales, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Dress by By Marlene Birger, 1. earrings by D&G, 2. clutch by Romygold, 3. shoes by Via Spiga (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Pants by The Furies, 1. bangles by D&G, 2. bag by Romygold, 3. sandals by BCBGeneration (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Tank by The Furies, 1. necklace by D&G, 2. bag by Romygold, 3. sandals by Sam Edelman (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Last Resort

By Diana   |    May 25, 2012 8:52 am    |   Fashion News, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

As we all know, fashion moves at a rapid pace. Just when you started buying summer dresses, designers were showing their fall 2012 collections and now they’re giving us a little taste of next spring. Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and Bottega Veneta have all unveiled their Resort 2013 collections.

Chanel Resort 2013

All three collections offered ultra feminine and ladylike apparel that anyone would love to wear on a Mediterranean cruise. Soft pastel shades and calm floral patterns, with splashes of graphic prints were common themes throughout.

Bottega Veneta Resort 2013

A-line and full skirts hitting the knee and fitted bodices are reminiscent of the late 1940s and 1950s.  Come next spring, it’s all about being a lady.

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013

Photos via Style.com

Gucci Wins

By Diana   |    May 23, 2012 10:00 am    |   Accessories, Fashion News, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

On Monday, Gucci finally won their copyright infringement case against Guess. Back in 2009, Gucci filed a claim that Guess had copied their signature features – squared “Gs”, diamond logos and red and green stripes. Guess had denied the claim only admitting that they were “inspired” by Gucci’s brand.

Vintage Guess ad featuring Drew Barrymore

Gucci was asking for approximately $220 million USD but was only awarded $4.7 million USD. Although Gucci didn’t get as much as they were hoping for, the Manhattan Federal Court banned Guess from using any of these trademarks. It looks like Guess CEO, Paul Marciano has to hire new accessories designers to come up with a look of their own. I’ve always liked the upside down triangle with the question mark, if that helps.

Gucci ad featuring, um, Drew Barrymore