Christian Louboutin Debuts Beauté Nail Color Collection

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I hope you didn’t think because we’re taking a break during the revamp that we aren’t still the go-to place for all your sartorial needs. The upgrade is coming folks. I hope you’re prepared.

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In the interim, Christian Louboutin has released the first images of his inceptive beauty collection with six signature nail lacquers available August 2014. The first color, his signature ‘Rouge Louboutin’, will be released August 8, followed by its successors August 30.

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The crimson hue will come packaged in a faux patent-leather box in a bottle inspired by Louboutin’s “Lynch Ballerina” 8 inch tall shoe design, the highest heel ever created by the shoe couturier.

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The retail price starts at $50. Will you be shelling out the currency for the color?

Skip the line, and pre-order you ‘Rogue Louboutin’ on Nordstrom.com today.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

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New Video: “Called Ugly. Now What?”

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(Used the Prez photo because I thought it was funny)

The only way to overcome insecurity is to stare that mofo right in the face, and bully it into submission. For a long time, I’ve known I don’t look or act like others. I am not what you expect. I love people, I love the human spirit and I really, really love myself. Continue reading

Peacock On The Go: The 2013 Do-Over At Beekman Beer Garden

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It’s been a looooong time since I did a Peacock On The Go, partly because I am so in the moment, I forget to take obligatory, “I was here” photos. Partly because I always leave my child aka my camera at home.

Whatever the case, I am committed to doing better.  Continue reading

20k Views!!!!! A Special Thank You From Alyssa And Peacock Under Pressure

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This month has marked a monumental moment in time for me. It has been nine months since I started my website, and a lot of things can happen in such a brief moment in time. In a lot of ways, this is my child. Nine months ago I became metaphorically impregnated with the thought for this site. Nine months ago, I got up the courage to start this site. And nine months ago, Peacock Under Pressure was born. So here we are, nine months later, we have reached well over 20,000 views!!!! Seen in over 70 countries worldwide, each and every one of you are about of the village helping to raise my child.

As of this morning, in fact, Peacock Under Pressure has totaled 22,859 views!!!! Truth be told, I am speechless, humbled and above all thankful.

As such, I decided to create a bit of an impromptu video thanking you all over and over again while detailing what’s next for the site!!! I messed up a few times, pardon the grammatical errors, I am bubbling over with gratitude. Cheers to the next nine months, years, decades. Thank you so much again!!!

The Revolution WILL Be Televised!!!

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Just A Thought…How Harmless Is “Harmless” Flirting?

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Two words can sum up this weekend: Pure madness. We’re talking all hell broke shamelessly loose.

Without going into much detail, my friends and I started at a bowling party filled to the brinks with men and women of every age and persuasion followed by an involuntary party at mi casa (my dearest friend volunteered my apartment. I was feeling quite spirited due to the excessive amounts of spirits in my tummy sans food).  

Let’s just say things got bizarrely weird and interesting.

Over the course of said 24 hours, a common occurrence was observed when the opposite sexes co-mingled: the act of “harmless flirting.”

Harmless flirting is seemingly the same as regular flirting, that is to “behave as though attracted to or trying to attract someone, but without serious intentions” except with harmless flirting, there is a seam of potentially “harming” someone. The very term itself is riddled with oxymorons and redundancies at the same damn time.

Allow me to elaborate.

Scenario One: I am apparently a magnet for men with women. Or so it would appear. I am praying that it isn’t because of my exes penchant for flirting while involved and I am somehow the byproduct of that, but that’s for a therapist and my best girlfriends to decide. Anyhoot, over the course of my night, two guys independent of one another exchanged a series of flirts with one Alyssa Peacock. The first is my friend who we will call Mr. Drinks, the other Mr. ManChild.

Mr. Drinks I have known for a few years, and we get along swimmingly. He’s polite and the quintessential gentlemen. He also tried to date two of my friends prior to us becoming friends and he has a girlfriend. Not my style to break up a happy home. He’s my buddy. Nothing more, nothing less. And that’s exactly what he was… until the alcohol began to pour. “It’s harmless, nothing will change,” I told myself, and fact is it hasn’t. But how would I feel if I was named girlfriend? Would the so-called “harmless” flirting be deemed harmless by the omnipresent ladylove?

I was only quasi-attracted to Mr. Manchild. Seemed okay enough, but wasn’t registering on the funny train (man must be funny and witty to catch my attention) Admittedly, had it not been for my vodka/rum goggles, I may not have flirted at all. He is awkward like a newborn chick except he’s a grown ass man a sneeze away from 30. Sweet but very odd. However, his flirt was so on Level 100, that I felt compelled to offer my “appreciation for your turned up” flirting as the honorable thing to do. But alas, my “I’m just trying to be nice” flirting was translated into “she wants me.”  No sir, sit down. And especially considering that information regarding his female counterpart was not mentioned until the wires were already crossed. Yuck. In the light of day, our harmless flirting had the potential to be misunderstood if a sincere interest or single status were in play. 

Scenario Two: What about the hopeless romantics who are looking for love, just to  find themselves in the midst of a serial flirter?

Several of my friends are N.B.F.’s…Natural Born Flirts. Flirting is ingrained in their DNA. They eat, sleep, and breathe the coquet life. I am super guilty of this. I flirt with guys all of the time. Hell, I flirt with my bootleg man. To me, it’s fun and an excellent game of wits. But what is typical and not worth getting up in arms about to them could easily be an ego breaker. Thinking someone is interested in you when, in reality, you’re nothing more than a copy and paste job. It doesn’t matter if it was you or someone else, their flirt is the same all day, everyday. And while they go on their merry way, thinking none the more,  love struck you are stuck trying to understand what the hell happened. Not-so-harmless flirting strikes again.

So what do you think? Is Harmless flirting really harmless or a mechanism for naughty behavior?

And the Single Peacock Female war wages on…

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

New Video: Solange, “Locked In Closets” Mini Video

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Solange navigates the concrete jungle in the mini video for her track, “Locked In Closets” courtesy of the good people from Refinery 29 and Absolut Tune.

Offset by the grit of New York life, Solange’s impeccable style and love of all things print makes for this awesome, though brief, piece of moving artwork.

The song is featured on Solange’s True EP.

Check the video by simply clicking here.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Up And Coming Musicians: Get Your Name Out There With Featured Artist Wednesdays

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If you are a rapper, singer, songwriter or producer, have your music showcased on Peacock Under Pressure’s “Featured Artist” Wednesdays highlighting who you are, where you’ve been and more importantly, where you’re going. We’re looking for all genres of music, so don’t be shy!!! Pop, Techno, Hip Hop, Country, R&B and a host of others, we want to hear from you!!!!

Submit a resume, portfolio, music and photos following the rules and regulations listed here.

Let’s Be Extraordinary together!!!

Peacock Under Pressure’s 2012 Year-in review

I am so humbled and thankful for all of you that have taken the time to read my blog!!! In the last two months, I have given my all to provide fun, fashionable, & uplifting information to you. It means so much that anyone is interested in what I have to say. Only move amazing things to come!!!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.