Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

Ah, award season is in full swing. While the rich and famous pat each other on the back and hand out awards, we watch for our favourites to win and hope to get a glimpse of upcoming fashion. Last night was the Critics’ Choice Award celebrating the best in film. These awards are not televised, but are just as important as the Oscars because the votes are coming from critics themselves.

Luckily there were myriad photographers to capture some fabulous fashion moments.

A big trend is to opt for lighter shades – either completely white or pale grays. We LOVE what Jessica Chastain, Leslie Mann and Marion Cotillard wore.

Leslie Mann in Reem Acra

Leslie Mann in Reem Acra

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Jessica Chastain in Antonio Berardi

Jessica Chastain in Antonio Berardi

Emily Blunt wore the next biggest red carpet trend, which is, of course, red. The open shoulders and stunning beadwork make this dress a huge win.

Emily Blunt in Emilio Pucci

Emily Blunt in Emilio Pucci

Diane Kruger has yet to show up in a miss. This gown reminds me of a fabulous vacation dress! Take us with you, Diane.

Diane Kruger in Naeem Khan

Diane Kruger in Naeem Khan

It may only be a rumour, but George Clooney is said to have hired Giorgio Armani to design his tux for his upcoming nuptials to brainy and beautiful Amal Alamuddin. More importantly, what will the bride be wearing? She is considering a handful of designers, including frontrunner Oscar de la Renta. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Clooney and Alamuddin will be tying the knot in late September.

George Clooney will be wearing Giorgio Armani to his wedding

George Clooney will be wearing Giorgio Armani to his wedding

Victoria Beckham is selling her beloved wardrobe for a good cause. TheOutnet.com will be hosting a sale of a selection of items from Beckham’s personal closet. Proceeds from the sale will go to mothers2mothers, a non-profit organization that helps mothers living with HIV. The sale will run from August 20 – August 25.

Victoria Beckham is selling her clothes for a good cause

Victoria Beckham is selling her clothes for a good cause

Actress Brooke Shields has launched a collaboration with MAC Cosmetics for their Icon collection. From model to actress to author and spokesperson, Shields has now added makeup creator to her resume. The collection offers a very neutral palette with splashes of orange hues. The collection hits stores October 2.

Brooke Shields offers a MAC collaboration

Brooke Shields offers a MAC collaboration

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!

Spring 2013 Beauty Beat

By Diana   |    February 18, 2013 11:51 am    |   Beauty, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

If you’re putting together a stylish look with your new items from The Peacock Parade, it’s important to finish it with perfect make-up. For Spring 2013, the season is all about soft pinks paired with neutral shades. The best part is that these shades can easily work with all skin tones and complexions and can go from day to night.

These are some of my favourite Spring 2013 cosmetic finds. Remember always balance your make-up with either a strong eye or a strong lip but never both.

Guerlain Meteorites get a pinkish makeover for Spring 2013. Use as a highlighter or soft powder over your foundation.

Tarte Girls Meets Gloss collection of lipgloss are the perfect lip toppers.

J’adore Dior’s Cherie Bow collection. It’s beautiful on the inside and out.

If you’re excited for the new Oz movie featuring Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis, Urban Decay is doing make-up two palettes from the new Oz movie representing the good witch and the bad witch. It’s adorable but witchcraft is not included.

 

Beauty News

By Diana   |    November 5, 2012 10:00 am    |   Beauty, Fashion News, The Peacock Parade Blog   |    off

Fashion and beauty go hand in hand just like salt and pepper. Or William and Kate. That’s why I’m bringing you a round up of beauty news that will complement your wonderful wardrobe. From a new fragrance to make up launches, here’s what you need to know right now from the world of beauty.

Beloved and quirky fashion house Marni will be launching their first fragrance in February. Marni’s creative director, Consuelo Castiglioni described the perfume as, “kind of traditional” despite his fashion sensibility. He told Elle UK, “It’s for a woman who dresses for herself, who doesn’t follow trends but is sophisticated and also maybe a little eccentric.”

Marni’s new fragrance

New York-based fur designer Dennis Basso is also set to launch his first fragrance. The bottle features furry animal print which embodies his famous aesthetic perfectly.

Dennis Basso’s new fragrance

Rumour has it that Drew Barrymore is looking to create a make up line that will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. Her CoverGirl contract ends in January and she’s confident that she can make a name for herself among affordable make up lines like Revlon and CoverGirl. Good luck!

Drew Barrymore

In other star news…Robert Pattinson is the new face of Dior and Julianne Moore is the new face of L’Oreal. Keep your eyes peeled for sexy ads featuring the A-list stars. 

Fragrance photos via ElleUK.com.