And My Soul Cries Yes!!! The Official Lookbook Of #AltuzarraForTarget


I think Target really understands how to merge high fashion appeal with mass market prices. In the past, I have waxed on and on about their beautiful creations that make me unapologetically salivate (see: Prabal, Phillip, Peter). So it’s no surprise that the Altuzarra collaboration continues to perpetuate my praise.

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Are You Over It? Nene Leakes Latest Star To Launch Collection


In what seems to be the song and dance of celebritydom, Nene Leakes is the latest star to dip her well manicured “very rich” toe in the fashion pool. Continue reading

First Look: Peter Pilotto For Target



And no it isn’t the above, which is from the London brand’s Fall 2013 collection. Get the scoop on the Target line after the jump. Continue reading

Nicolas Ghesquière Officially The New Artistic Director Of Louis Vuitton

Nicolas Ghesquière-Breaks-Silence-Balenciaga

If you haven’t been glued to your computer screens like some of us, or just can’t keep up with the musical chair play of the fashion industry, find a seat and be prepared for the blow by blow of late. Continue reading

First Look: Rihanna For River Island- The Christmas Finale And Riri Hearts M-A-C Holiday Collection 2013


As is life, all good things must come to an end. Rihanna is putting a bow on her collaborations with River Island and M-A-C with the debut of the final designs. Expect looks the Bad Gal herself would don in real life.  Continue reading

New Video: Behind-The-Scenes Of Isabel Marant For H&M Ad Campaign


As we get closer and closer to the premiere of Isabel Marant collaborative line of wares for H&M, we are afforded more in-depth looks into the inspiration behind the pieces and specifically Marant’s first feat into an entire male outfit. Continue reading

#FactsOnly: Method Behind The Madness At Peacock Under Pressure


I know from time to time (to time) it appears I’ve gone MIA with nothing more than Morning Motivation and Word Of The Day posts. Fact is, there aren’t enough hours in the day to create all of the things I want, not enough hands to help and not enough positive, entertainment stories to develop in the interim.

What I hope you all learn about me: I am a person of substance and quality over shallow quantity. I don’t intend to bs anyone on here, #notaboutthatlife. There is a bigger message that I intend to convey that sometimes gets lost in the sauce by, I don’t know, current events, relationships, music, work, etc…I frequently get sidetracked. It happens and I am not ashamed to admit it. Sometimes I get so caught up that I my mind gets cloudy.

And then I remember I am great, and so are you. The foggy feeling is ever so temporary and fleeting. But as quick as it can leave, it can swiftly return. I have to work to be my best self. To constantly attempt to reach my potential. We all need to see the best in ourselves and live it every single day. It’s hard work, living up to one’s own level of excellence. You aren’t allowed to slack. You don’t get to quit.

But I imagine, when you do commit, and I mean fully commit to being your best self, my God the possibilities are endless (I presume). I haven’t gotten there quite yet. I get lazy, sometimes I accept good enough as enough for me when the reality is I can always do and be better.

Which leads to my point. Of everything going on in my life, one thing I refuse to do is perpetrate a fraud on Peacock Under Pressure. I will not. If all I have to offer that day is a kind word and the enriching of one’s vocab, so be it. I’d rather you take away something beautiful than something worthless.

So for now, Be Extraordinary.

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

First Look: M.I.A. For Versus Versace Capsule Collection

MIA for Versus Versace Collection

*in my Drake voice* Versace, Versace, Versace!!!

After months of rumors circulating,  we can finally put the gossip to rest as we get first looks at singer M.I.A.’s Capsule Collection for Versace’s secondary line, Versus. Continue reading