Archive for May, 2013

Summer Glow!

By Diana   |    May 30, 2013 3:20 pm    |   Beauty, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

By: Nancy Sahota

Getting ready for the summer usually means getting that much needed pedi, bringing out your summer wardrobe that you’ve been dying to wear again and of course, adding a few new key pieces for the season. But to get that perfect summer glow, great skin is a must!

Here are a few of our tips!
Drink a lot of water to ensure you keep hydrated…it gets hot out there!  8 glasses can be tough and may have you running to the restroom.  Instead of keeping count, have a glass or bottle of water handy at all times!
Get sleep! This goes for the entire year but when the sun keeps shining and it’s still light outside well into the early evening, it can be hard to call it a night.
Protect your skin from the sun. Sunscreen and accessories like a hat and sunnies can do the trick…and hey…who doesn’t want to wear some killer accessories?!!!
Have a great skincare regiment. What we’re loving right now…Miracle 10!  This great line of skincare products are tailored to fit your skin type and the products feel amazing.  Your skin will feel soft, clean and hydrated!

Father’s Day Fashion

By Diana   |    May 28, 2013 9:24 pm    |   Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

In preparation of The Peacock Parade‘s Father’s Day sale starting (tomorrow) Wednesday, May 29 at 11am, I wanted to highlight what’s going on in mens fashion for spring/summer 2013.

Most women, myself included, think men have it pretty easy – shirt, pants, done! – but for the past few years that just hasn’t been the case. Fashion houses like John Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen are always trying to break the mould. This mould-breaking usually includes men in dresses and clothes in stereotypically female shades. Now most men won’t go the dress/skirt route, but it does open their eyes to greater possibilities.

John Varvatos SS2013

Philip Sparks SS2013

Playing around with colour (which I always endorse for women, as well) can make all the difference in a man’s wardrobe. So when you’re buying something special for your Dad, keep that in mind. He may not be the most stylish, but he’ll certainly love anything coming from you. A tie in a bright shade or with a cool pattern can enhance a simple man’s suit.

Neil Barrett SS2013

Z Zegna SS2013

Whether your Dad is “high fashion” or “socks with sandals”, he’s awesome so get him something great to show how much you care. Check The Peacock Parade‘s Father’s Day sale for deals on all things Papa and get it delivered right on time.

Photos via Style.com and PhilipSparks.com

Easy As 1,2,3

By Diana   |    May 26, 2013 8:27 pm    |   Accessories, Easy As 123, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Skirt by Moon, 1. Top by Moon, 2. ring by Elizabeth and James, 2. sandals by BCBGeneration (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Dress by Moon, 1. earrings by Amrita Singh, 2. purse by Rebecca Minkoff 3. sandals by Dolce Vita (all available on The Peacock Parade)

Blouse by Nicole Miller, 1. necklace by Amrita Singh 2. clutch by Whiting & Davis, 3. shorts by Alice and Trixie (all available on The Peacock Parade)

 

Trend Watch Spring/Summer 2013 – Mixed Prints

By Diana   |    May 24, 2013 2:52 pm    |   Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, Trend Watch   |    off

Balenciaga SS2013

It comes as no surprise that season after season, designers provide us with extensive print options. From argyle to plaid, there are always sartorialists willing to add extra punch to their collections. For spring/summer 2013 designers like Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui and Balenciaga opted to go a step further and mix prints within one outfit.

Anna Sui SS2013

Floral with plaid, gingham with graphic and so on. To pull off this look, trial and error is your best bet. Sometimes I’m shocked that some pieces that really have no business going together, seem to fuse so nicely.

One tip is to pair colours – mixed shades of a single colour tend to work together. Another tip is to mix patterns with complementary colours. If one piece is predominantly purple while the other is predominantly yellow, it may look fabulous together because, for the most part, purple and yellow match.

Proenza Schouler SS2013

 

Just Cavalli SS2013

Once again, it’s all about trial and error if you decide to mix patterns. Have fun with your clothes and use the runways shots in this post as inspiration!

Photos via Style.com

Spring Steals

By Diana   |    May 21, 2013 9:53 pm    |   Accessories, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

It’s been a wild start to the week on The Peacock Parade. Why, you ask? It’s Spring Steals Week!!! The already amazing prices you’ve come to expect from The Peacock Parade have been reduced even further. Designer goods are up to 90% off the retail price. Seriously, you shouldn’t even be reading this blog – just head straight for the site!

Jill by Jill Stuart
Retail: $408 Peacock Parade: $99

Missoni
Retail $225 Peacock Parade: $79

Everything you need to complete your wardrobe will be available all week. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out on these awesome deals. So far, dresses perfect for summer events and complementary accessories are currently available. Stay tuned for shoes, mixed separates and more.

Brose
Retail: $693 Peacock Parade: $59

Whiting & Davis
Retail: $225 Peacock Parade: $79

What are you still doing here? Get shopping!