Archive for September, 2013

Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week

By Diana   |    September 30, 2013 8:30 pm    |   Fashion News, PFW, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

As more and more designers showcase their spring 2014 collections, the easier it is for the fashion world to synthesize the coming trends. Based on what we’ve seen in New York, London, Milan and now Paris, ruffles, sheer fabrics and embroidery will be major players when the frost melts. Paris Fashion Week is still raging on but here are some of the cool things we’ve been treated to already.

At Saint Laurent – a hit of ’80s and lots of fabulous ruffles.

Saint Laurent SS2014

Saint Laurent SS2014

At Stella McCartney – an ultra-feminine, sheer ensembles with mixed fabrics.

Stella McCartney SS2014

Stella McCartney SS2014

At Giambattisa Valli – ethereal fabrics with subtle, yet effective embroidery.

Giambattista Valli SS2014

Giambattista Valli SS2014

At Givenchy – sophisticated jersey drapery in rusty colour.

Givenchy SS2014

Givenchy SS2014

But Rick Owens’ presentation was something special. Rather than using traditional models, Owens chose to use a fierce step team called Soul Steps. It was a phenomenal and really makes you re-evaluate what is considered beautiful. A picture just won’t do.

This Week’s Casual Picks

By Diana   |    September 28, 2013 12:53 pm    |   Accessories, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Here on the blog, I always offer advice on how to update, upscale and gussy up your wardrobe, but sometimes it’s nice to kick back and relax. We all need a break from over-thinking our looks and just enjoy being comfy yet, stylish.

Cozy boots, stretchy pants and comfortable footwear…now that’s the life. Remember in only a few short weeks Thanksgiving long weekend will be upon us and anything constricting will be out of the question.

This week The Peacock Parade has enough items to keep you on trend while being perfectly relaxed.

Soft colour, soft fabric and can be worn with jeans, a simple skirt or leggings.

American Apparel sweater

American Apparel sweater

These shoes offer the feel of a sneaker with the look of a dress shoe.

Qupid flats

Qupid flats

Let your accessories enjoy a sportier motif.

Moss Mills pendant

Moss Mills pendant

There’s never an excuse for being late when you have this sleek watch.

Obaku watch

Obaku watch

4-way stretch pants can be a girl’s best friend. Am I right, ladies?

American Apparel pants

American Apparel pants

Spring 2014 Fashion Week Picks

By Diana   |    September 25, 2013 8:56 pm    |   Fashion News, LFW, MFW, NYFW, PFW, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

First it was New York Fashion Week, followed by London Fashion Week, then to Milan Fashion Week and currently Paris Fashion Week. While we’re still orienting ourselves with the fabulousness of fall, fashion’s A-list is finding out what designers have in store for spring 2014. Ahh, to be Anna Wintour!

From Gucci to Alexander Wang to Balenciaga, pastels and shiny fabrics are ruling the runways. Imagery and prints on fabric have also been seen on several catwalks, just check out looks from Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. Whatever your style, there’s something coming for everyone.

Some of our favourite looks from the international fashion weeks…so far:

Rochas SS14

Rochas SS14

Jil Sander SS14

Jil Sander SS14

Tom Ford SS14

Tom Ford SS14

Alexander Wang SS14

Alexander Wang SS14

Dolce & Gabbana SS2014

Dolce & Gabbana SS2014

Steal The Look

By Diana   |    September 22, 2013 12:50 pm    |   Accessories, Celebrity Looks, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off
Love Angelina Jolie's shades? Steal her look with Tom Ford available on The Peacock Parade

Love Angelina Jolie’s shades? Steal her look with Tom Ford available on The Peacock Parade

Drooling over Olivia Palermo's nude flats? Steal the look with Tory Burch available on The Peacock Parade

Drooling over Olivia Palermo’s nude flats? Steal the look with Tory Burch available on The Peacock Parade

Gushing over Jennifer Aniston's earrings? Steal the look with Amrita Singh available on The Peacock Parade

Gushing over Jennifer Aniston’s earrings? Steal the look with Amrita Singh available on The Peacock Parade

Make The Summer-To-Fall Accessories Switch

By Diana   |    September 20, 2013 8:55 pm    |   Accessories, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Maybe it’s the chill in the air or that the days are getting noticeably shorter, but there’s no denying fall is here. On September 21, the season officially changes over to autumn and so should your wardrobe. If you find you’re having a hard time letting go of summer, take baby steps into fall. How? Don fall-appropriate accessories. Store your summery bangles and sandals and purchase of-the-moment items.

It’s time to make the fall-accessory switch and The Peacock Parade makes it a simple one.

Trade in those neon flip flops for a sophisticated flat in a fabulous animal print.

Tory Burch flats

Tory Burch flats

Store your turquoise jewellery and purchase items with darker tones and a trendy edge.

Amrita Singh necklace

Amrita Singh necklace

Tuck away your gauzy scarves and opt for heavier fabrics in on-trend colours.

Missoni scarf

Missoni scarf

Switch your heavily tinted sunnies for sleek, neutral sunglasses.

Tom Ford sunglasses

Tom Ford sunglasses

Don’t let your clothes be the only things to get the fall treatment – pick up an autumn-ready umbrella.

Missoni umbrella

Missoni umbrella