Archive for October, 2013

Winter Prep Must-Haves

By Diana   |    October 29, 2013 8:54 pm    |   Accessories, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

With November approaching, it means we need to focus on winter and here in Canada, you have to be ready for anything. In terms of wardrobe, it’s important to build on top of fall items – read: layer in the warmth – but that’s not all. Winter brings holiday events, parties and everyday schlepping around and it’s imperative to stay stylish. So before you ponder what you need, check out our list of must-haves as you prepare for winter.

Black Flat Boots 

This seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes a little reminder doesn’t hurt. The fancy stiletto boots might be calling your name, but in Canada a sensible flat leather boot is essential. They offer an edgy aesthetic, while allowing you to move about in the slush.

Kelsi Dagger boots

Kelsi Dagger boots

Dark Denim

You need jeans all year round, but a dark, skinny jean is great for winter. Denim is warm and the slim fit will prevent the cold draft from creeping up the leg. Pair these jeans with a pair of black, flat boots.

Blue Pearl denim

Blue Pearl denim

Holiday Frock

Purchase a dress that’s worthy of envy to wear to your plethora of holiday parties. If you’re worried about a chill, it’s very fashionable to pair a fancy dress with opaque tights and a sleek blazer.

ABS cocktail dress

ABS cocktail dress

Patterned Scarf

Eschew the cold air with a stunning scarf to drape or knot around your neck. If you buy this particular Juma scarf, proceeds will go to Rethink Breast Cancer!

Juma scarf

Juma scarf

Cozy Leggings

For several years, fashion has had a love affair with leggings and slim pants and the cozier the better. They can be easily dressed up but will keep you warm whether you’re waiting for the bus or running from soiree to soiree.

Sen leggings

Sen leggings

Steal The Look

By Diana   |    October 27, 2013 3:54 pm    |   Accessories, Celebrity Looks, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off
Need to get your hands on a Jessica Alba's floral jeans? Choose these ABS stunners.

Need to get your hands on a Jessica Alba’s floral jeans? Choose these ABS stunners.

Need a sleek blazer like Sandra Bullock's? Purchase this Moon blazer ASAP!

Need a sleek blazer like Sandra Bullock’s? Purchase this Moon blazer ASAP!

Love Selena's hoops? Check out these earrings by Foxy Originals!

Love Selena Gomez’s hoops? Check out these earrings by Foxy Originals!

Envious of Rihanna's sheer blouse? Opt for this Knot Sister blouse!

Envious of Rihanna’s sheer blouse? Opt for this Knot Sister blouse!

More From Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014

By Diana   |    October 25, 2013 10:30 pm    |   Events, Fashion News, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, Trend Watch, WMCFW   |    off

The week has gone by quickly, but in a short time span we’ve seen a bevy of looks from Canada’s finest fashion designers. It really goes to show you that buying Canadian-made products is a must if we want success for homegrown talent. I encourage you all to opt for Canuck items; you’ll look sharp and be doing something great for the country!

Over the second half of the week, fashion gawkers saw the likes of Joe Fresh, Caitlin Power, Bustle and Mackage. Each brand had their own take on spring. Here are some of the styles you should be donning when spring hits.

From Caitlin Power:  bold blocking and pops of colour.

Caitlin Power SS2014

Caitlin Power SS2014

From Narces: pretty frocks with feminine prints.

Narces SS2014

Narces SS2014

From Mackage: wearable classics in neutral shades and lots of leather.

Mackage SS2014

Mackage SS2014

From Soia & Kyo: urban preppy with a hint of safari

Soia & Kyo SS2014

Soia & Kyo SS2014

From Target: chic, affordable and classic…oh and supermodel Erin Wasson!

Target SS2014

Target SS2014

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014

By Diana   |    October 23, 2013 10:06 pm    |   Fashion News, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, WMCFW   |    off

It may be fall but there’s a hint of spring in Toronto air…around the King St. area. Why? World MasterCard Fashion Week aka Toronto Fashion Week! Talented Canadian designers are showcasing their spring 2014. Top names like Pink Tartan and David Dixon have already sent a fleet of models down the runway with trendy spring fashions. We’re all salivating!

The trends so far: black and white, mod, bright white and ladylike silhouettes. There’s still plenty more fashion action set for the rest of the week so stayed tuned for more coverage.

Here are some of our favourite looks:

David Dixon SS14

David Dixon SS14

Pink Tartan SS2014

Pink Tartan SS2014

Beaufille SS2014

Beaufille SS2014

Travis Taddeo SS2014

Travis Taddeo SS2014

Sid Neigum SS2014

Sid Neigum SS2014

Photos via Flare.com

Easy As 1,2,3

By Diana   |    October 20, 2013 9:28 am    |   Accessories, Easy As 123, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, Trend Watch   |    off
Dress by Moon, 1. necklace by Adia Kibur, 2. bracelet by Taara (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. clutch by Chloe

Dress by Moon, 1. necklace by Adia Kibur, 2. bracelet by Taara (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. clutch by Chloe

Coat by Walter, 1. necklace by Adia Kibur, 2. skirt by Moon (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. clutch by McQ Alexander McQueen

Coat by Walter, 1. necklace by Adia Kibur, 2. skirt by Moon (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. clutch by McQ Alexander McQueen

Skirt by Moon, Nicole Miller, 1. blouse by Moon, 2. earrings by Taara (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. shoes by Proenza Schouler

Skirt by Moon, Nicole Miller, 1. blouse by Moon, 2. earrings by Taara (all available on The Peacock Parade) 3. shoes by Proenza Schouler