Alyssa Manners Fall Winter Reading List

Peacock Finds: Fall And Winter 2013 Book Reads- Biographies

Alyssa Manners Fall Winter Reading List

I’m sure by now you’ve read or at least glimpsed at my About Me section, so you have an idea of who I am and my background. I have a joint degree in English and Journalism, so clearly my love for writing knows no limits. But I am also very passionate about reading. Sometimes (often times), television shows are simply not enough. Not enough substance, not enough depth, not enriching whatsoever. And where reruns of Sex And The City or Mad Men fail me (it’s rare), a book will forever find success.  Continue reading “Peacock Finds: Fall And Winter 2013 Book Reads- Biographies”

To Trend Or Not To Trend? Box Braids & Yarn Wraps

As you know, I am on a quest of hair growth discovery. After wearing my hair chic, sleek and short, I am ready to dive back into long hair, but actually take care of it this time. Au revoir, mon cherie short hair. I am woman enough to admit that the struggle is real. I want to do something different to it, and the monotony of … Continue reading To Trend Or Not To Trend? Box Braids & Yarn Wraps

Growing Up (And Out) Is Hard To Do

It has been over a year since I decided “Long Hair, Don’t Care” wasn’t for me. I’d been wearing long hair most of my life, and was afraid that short hair would look awful. I’m not a fan of fear. I walk right up to it and punch square in the face. At the end of my cosmetology school stint last year, I decided a … Continue reading Growing Up (And Out) Is Hard To Do

A Peacock’s Christmas: My “All I Want For Christmas” Wish List

; *Mariah voice* I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There are just some things I need. I kinda care about the presents, underneath the Christmas tree. Please don’t misunderstand me. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a person that is only concerned with receiving Christmas gifts. I enjoy gifting my family & friends with little touch of dopeness. And let the … Continue reading A Peacock’s Christmas: My “All I Want For Christmas” Wish List

IG Weekend Wrapup: Weddings x Go Karts x Christmas

Yes, I “mean mug” a lot. I don’t understand why I do it, but it happens. Moving on… I hope your weekend was as fabulous as mine!!! Have you ever had one of those crazy hectic weekends that leaves no time to sleep like you hoped? That’s basically every weekend for me, and this one was no exception. If you follow me on Instagram (which … Continue reading IG Weekend Wrapup: Weddings x Go Karts x Christmas

Fade To Black…

Alyssa Peacock: “Another for the folks”

Burrrr!!! Fall has arrived folks!!! I love all things that accompany Fall. Though I am not a fan of the transition from warmer weather to this Northeast chill, the changing of the leaves, apple cider, & Fashion Week make it worthwhile. It was 80 degrees one week then 50s the following.

My favorite part of Fall? I have an excuse to bust out my favorite wardrobe pieces. Fur, leather, & knits are my style poisons of choice. I am also afforded the opportunity to wear all black everything without the unintended “WTF” face from passersby. Fact: I am known to wear an entire black outfit in the middle of August. Judge me not!!!

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First Look: Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

The Pièce de résistance of  designer collaborations, Maison Martin Margiela x H&M, has released their full ad campaign right on the heels of the Anna Dello Russo for H&M debut. I may be sick that day so I can skip work & scope up some goodies *cough* *cough* Stay tuned for the launch November 15th. Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock Continue reading First Look: Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Peacock Problems: Natural Or Relaxed?

“Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.” –Hubert de Givenchy  THE STRUGGLE IS REAL PEOPLE!!! It is no easy feat hailing from the land of the Peacock. You are always ready to do bigger and better!!! Better job, bigger car, newer style. Transformation is ever a constant. When my hair was long, I went through infinite hair styles. … Continue reading Peacock Problems: Natural Or Relaxed?

Peacock On The Go: Hosting Duties

As previously mentioned, I was on hosting duties for one of my friend’s engagement party. Granted, I know most of the bride’s family, I was a little anxious. I’m not even sure how I ended up with these responsibilities to be honest. I think a certain bossy bride twisted my arm to do this. Luckily, I’m never one to back down to a challenge. LOL … Continue reading Peacock On The Go: Hosting Duties

We’ve Got Your Back!!! Celebrity Ladies Go Hard For Obama

 Elections may be a month away, but the ladies are already showing up to the polls!!! The Obama campaign has released a video from some of entertainments elite showing support for the current president. Everyone from Beyonce to Olivia Wilde to Gloria Steinem expressed why reelecting President Obama is crucial to the future of this country and the future of our daughters. “If we understand … Continue reading We’ve Got Your Back!!! Celebrity Ladies Go Hard For Obama