Sunday, May 30, 2010

Support Our Troops

Support our troops this Memorial Day with a new white dress from parker+paige --
Here are 4 white dresses to help you kick-off the summer, (and show your love of the red, WHITE, and blue). 

1. the Loren  ($147)
This 3-quarter length dress features a low scoop back and natural eyelet hem.  Fully lined.  Elastic cuff just past the elbow.  Skirt falls mid-thigh. (Comes in white and black.)

* Fabrication: Cotton eyelet.
* 100% Cotton eyelet.
* Lining: Cotton.
* Maching wash inside out on gentle in cold water.
* Made in the U.S.A.


2. the Daisy ($300)
This short-sleeve, scoop neck dress features an outline of ruffles along the neckline and low cut back set off by a lovely bow. Very delicate and ballerina-like A-line skirt. Puff Sleeves. Side Zipper. Fully lined.


* Comes with natural raw sash.
* Fabrication: Cotton.
* 100% Broadcloth Natural Cotton.

* Dry clean.
* Made in the U.S.A.


3. the Carnation  ($348)
This spaghetti-strap, semi-sweetheart neckline dress features layers of gathered fabric in the shape of small delicate ruffles, giving the dress a girlish appeal. Fully-lined. Silhouette is framed by a beautiful black sash.


* Fabrication: Silk chiffon.
* Lining: 100% Cotton.
* Dry clean only.
* Made in the U.S.A.



4. the Alice  ($405)
This sleeveless spaghetti-strap dress features a fited waistband and double layered skirt.


* Dry clean.
* Made in the U.S.A.



And they're all at parker+paige, the store that gives you more.  It's not just the greatest prices on the hottest styles around, it's supporting emerging artists and helping a child in need at the same time.  So GET more this summer than you ever expected by GIVING more of yourself, and by the end of it, we promise you'll have GROWN from the expierence.
parkerandpaige.com  get. give. grow.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Our Ultimate Closet

Our Ultimate Closet: Spring Edition
9 New Pairings that will Spruce up Your Closet this Spring --

Whether you're holding that last business strategy session before summer or hitting the hottest premiere of the season, parker+paige have looks that will carry you effortlessly from spring to summer.

1. the Snap Dragon
From summer issue launch parties to Hollywood premieres, the coming season is sure to be chalk-full of parties where you'll want everyone to stop and look, that's why we've got the Snap Dragon.
Red Doll designed this high-collar dress of tutu-like proportions for its S/S10 collection using layers of tulle and silk organza that are right on cue with the romanticism of summer.
The dress comes with a dramatic black sash, accentuating the feminine form, and paired with equally daring red or black heels by Kathryn Amberleigh its the perfect show stopper to turn heads at the hottest launch party of the season.
Whether you pair the Snap Dragon with strappy black stilettos to offset its black sash, or pick a more daring look to add some color to your outfit; you can't go wrong with a combination like this. Plus, her heels are MORE than reasonably priced which makes adding another pair of pumps to your shoe collection MORE than worth it.
New Yorkers can visit her Nolita store at 219 Mott Street. Everyone else, visit
shopbop.com to shop her latest styles.
 
2. the Bald Eagle
From Memorial to Independence Day there are several small breaks (we like to call them teasers) leading up to Congress' August Recess. Whether it's your last senior staff conference call or your last lobbying launch at the 116 Club, we've got the Bald Eagle by LK to set a seriously flirty tone before you adjourn for some serious summer fun.
This cream short suit combines a high neck on the romper with an over sized collar on its matching blazer that is polite enough for the marble halls on Capitol Hill. For humid heat-filled days in the District, simply hang the blazer on the back of your chair and you'll definitely be able to quickly cool off in its sleeveless counterpart, considering the halls temperature gauges are patrolled by serious male aggression. With a built in belt that buckles at the waist the romper is reminiscent of the masculine suits that your male coworkers will certainly be donning, yet the blazer is flanked with mosaic detailing of brilliant glass-like stones that give its back a feminine shimmer, (especially when rays of sun stream in from the Rotunda and catch the pieces of perfectly etched stone to create a fabulous shimmer as you saunter down the stairs).

To complete the look pin an Ann Hand original on the blazer's lapel, or tuck it under your blazer pinned onto the top right hand corner of the sleeveless romper (where in days past you laid a patriotic hand over your heart to recite the Pledge), and you've got the makings of the perfect SWIT (Senator's Wife In Training).  From 'America' to the 'Military' to 'Miss America', Ann Hand is a pro at patriotism.  We like the America pin (bottom left) or the Marine Corps lapel pin (bottom right).  All are reasonable priced.  Pieces typically range in price from $35 - $85 apiece.
Washingtonians can find her at the tip of Georgetown on 2900 M Street, NW (ask for Ashley, Ann Hand's granddaughter & the store's manager, for an excellent customer service experience). Out-of-towners can shop directly on annhand.com for a patriotic piece of their very own.

3. the DumbFound
Beginning with the first lazy days of June when kids are still reveling in the fact that their lives are no longer following the strict regiment of scheduled discipline in 8am-3pm school days, to the days of late August when the air is so humid that now kids are laying around lackadaisically simply because its too hot to move even one muscle in youthful exuberance, St. Bart's becomes a hot spot that looks a lot like the popular 80's show "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous".  And when you're up against super models and heiresses of small European countries rich in wealth and beauty, you'll need an army of sneak attack plans up your sleeve to remain center court throughout the show.  For this, we give you the Dumbfound.  A custom made piece by Michael Drummond made entirely of shells reminiscent of the sea.
This Exquisite Corpse original is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted cocktail dress that's name comes from the reaction it receives, which is unparalleled to any of its counterparts, (and just one reason why you have to place a special order so the designer himself can ensure this stunning piece fits you like a glove).  *Price upon request.

4. the Rose
From the Washington Humane Society's Bark Ball to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, the philanthropic set will still try to start the summer on a fund-raising roll.  So whether you support shelter pups or fashion icons that started their career as struggling artists, the stark black of Red Doll's the Rose will give a dramatic effect that helps set a recessionary tone for your pocketbook without giving your table a recessionary mood -- given its strategically placed cut-outs that reveal just a touch of skin at some of your most fund-worthy places.
This sleeveless full-length gown couples what has become Red Doll's signature floral ruffles with side cut-outs to produce a chic elegance that is perfect for the demure, unassuming honoree who needs to dress the part, just incase the announcer calls her name to the podium.
But, as the saying goes, "a rose is only as beautiful as its petals". Therefore, take caution that you indulge in some heavy grooming to maximize your input (or output for that matter) while inside this bombshell of a dress. Try a sleek, yet traditional updo (think Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" video), and the result won't be as dated as its inspiration, but will surely be as irresistible as its title.
In New Orleans, call the girls at Urban Retreat to take care of all your beauty needs. To get an insider hook-up, talk to Germaine and ask for Mindi.  Urban Retreat, 985.875.2218.

5. the Daria
The time has come: you've been invited to one of the boss' coveted dinner parties, or worse your significant other has. Now you have to dress the part. The trick is to look elegant without feeling (and looking) boring.
Introducing J by J's sea foam cocktail dress. Its high collar with pearl trim gives the dress a hint of elegance, but Jerell has thoughtfully paired the regal neckline with a washed out animal print bodice and sheer black lace back that makes the dress interesting enough to not only appear modern but define the cutting-edge of fashion this season.  
Match the pearl trim of your dress' neckline with an over sized pearl bob in each ear, and you'll have completed the look. We promise -- Pearls always deliver. 
Have yet to invest in a truly spectacular pearl set for your jewelry collection? Try Tiffany's pearl stud earrings. Because they set the standard in quality precious gems, you won't have to worry about being scammed with a knock-off. Price depends upon the size of the stud. tiffany.com

6. the Blue Jay
The premiere of Sex & the City 2 has arrived, and girls nationwide are getting out their date books to schedule a much-needed girls night.  Hail to the mixologist who (even if it did not last) reinvented the cosmo for this lovely quartet of luscious ladies, for now girls everywhere can unite to discuss which character they most identify with in 'Sex' (whilst the bitter diatribe on the male species ensues).  
And when the show has ended and the popcorn has been inhaled it will be time to saunter the city streets with your best girl friends (who feel more like sisters) to prove, just like the girls from 'Sex', that you too are good for one more round.  And parker+paige has the perfect dress for you.
The Blue Jay by LK takes flirty & feminine to a new level with layers of the most innocent sky blue cut into circles that are stacked one on top of the other until finally the effect is reminiscent of waves in a brilliant blue ocean. Combine this nauseating perfection with insanely skinny spaghetti straps that crisscross to reveal an open back from behind, and you've got the makings of this sinisterly sexy cocktail dress.
Feeling a little too blue as you step out the door? Add vibrant colors to your spring ensemble with an Hermes scarf tied onto the dress' shoulder or your favorite spring purse's handle.

Their scarves collection is on of the most comprehensive on the globe, and it's all available on the World Wide Web at hermes.com. NYC tourists can get the ultimate Manhattan experience by visiting their Upper East Side Boutique at 691 Madison Avenue. Hermes, 212.751.3181.

7. the Ivy
Its not just that you take pride in having attended a top 10 school, or that you still had stamina enough after to power your way through LSE (the London School of Economics) or a savvy graduate school education at a neighboring Ivy League school you always wanted to try, the fact of the matter is, that you're smart, and as such, want to fill your closet with timeless pieces that your mother would consider "sensible purchases" (until she takes a gander at their price tags).  If this is you, you'll be smack in the middle of the coat section staring at a plethora of khaki trenches before we both know it.  Which is why parker+paige had the good sense to stock some of our own classic trenches.  And while they make the grade as far as trench coats go, ours have gone the extra mile to transfix us with their modern spin on a classic. 

Need to look sensible on the road?
Complete your travel set with classic aviator sunglasses from Ray Ban, and a tan leather suitcase from Brooks Brothers. The trio of stud-like accessories will definitely help you snag your very own stud of life-like proportions.
The Peal & Co. Travel Bag (above left) in British Tan ($3,000) is available on brooksbrothers.com, and Ray Ban aviators, like the Outdoorsman are on ray-ban.com (starting at $145).

8. the Ashley & the Allison
Before you know it, and sooner than we like to admit, fall will be right around the corner, and the one thing to heed off that end of summer sadness is the most exciting thing about school starting all over again: football season!
Welcome the Ashley and the Allison. Two pretty purple dresses perfect for preseason!  Both are sleeveless.  Both are appropriate attire on game day for every LSU lady fan.  And slap a tiger tattoo on one of your chipmunk cheeks, and suddenly: you'll be in a cheer-full mood once more.
Game Day Tats are available online at
tigermania.net, and in a bevy of other stores around Baton Rouge (prices start at $2.50 for 1 face tattoo).
Call 225.769.7303 for a list of Tiger Mania locations.






9. the Loren
The classic romanticism of this seasons' Boho Chic demands delicate lace fabrics and soft feminine tones, which is precisely why the Loren by Nire` is a must-have for the flower-child in us all.
Its natural eyelet hem gives it a quite girlish appeal, and its low scoop back adds a soft sexiness that perfectly commands one of this season's hottest trends.
Get on board with this 3/4 length sleeve cotton dress in either white or black, and you'll have added a spring staple to your clothes collection.

What's left to round out your closet?  You guessed it: the summer thong -- meaning shoes, of course.  And strappy sandals with a cork heel are back in full-effect for Summer 2010.
Find your favorite pair this spring at shopbop.com, which houses a bevy of independent designers that we think will prove to be wardrobe staples in women's footwear. 
From gladiators, like the Isis Buckle Thong from Matt Bernson for $133 (above left), to wedges like Report Signature's Mazeau Wedge Sandals for $195 (above center), to the asymmetrical two-buckle high heel sandal from Camilla Skovgaard for $478 (above right), shopbop.com has sandals categorized in a way that makes finding what you want easy. So watch out Lanvin & Louboutin! Bernosn & Skovgaard are here!

And there you have it: 9 Additions Paired with 9 Matching Accessories that will Complete Your Spring Closet & Carry You right into the Summer Season!

For a Quick Wrap-Up:
1. The Snap Dragon by Red Doll
2. The Bald Eagle by LK
3. The Dumb Found by Ex Corpse
4. The Rose by Red Doll
5. The Blue Jay by LK
6. The Daria by J by J
7. The Ashley & The Allison by Suzanne Lay
8. The Ivy by Red Doll
9. The Loren by Nire`
*ALL AVAIL AT
parkerandpaige.com

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Steals: The 10 For 10 Sale

Summer Steals: The 10 For 10 Sale at parker+paige
This summer parker and paige give you 10 flirty flocks for an additional 10% off, and receive $10 off your next purchase when you shop before June 30th!

It's Our 10 FOR 10 Special: 10 dresses, 10% more OFF, and $10 OFF your next purchase!
Only at
parker+paige. *Offer valid thru 08/31/10.


Visit parkerandpaige.com or become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page at facebook.com and enjoy additional savings on dresses that are priced so right to not buy them would just feel wrong.


1. the Daisy by Red Doll $300.60
(originally ($334)
This short-sleeve, scoop neck dress features an outline of ruffles along the neckline and low cut back set off by a lovely bow. Very delicate and ballerina-like A-line skirt. Rubber band puff sleeves. Side zipper. Fully lined.

* Comes with natural raw sash.
* Fabrication: Cotton.
* 100% Broadcloth Natural Cotton.
* Dry clean.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
The Red Doll clothing line is beautiful, fun, and flirty. Tatyana Merenyuk is the Chicago-based designer of Red Doll. Tatyana loves to play with colors, fabrics, and textures, keeping the designs classy and wearable.





2. the Allison by Suzanne Lay $360
(originally $400)
This sleeveless tank dress features a banded hem and bi-layered ruffle at the neck & sleeves.

* Dry clean
* Made in the U.S.A.


About the Designer:
A style born between purity and temptation, Suzanne Scott Lay takes her designs to a deeper level. While sticking true to her roots she finds the ability to blend country with rock and rustic with charm. In this day and age we all have an outlet. Suzanne uses designing not only to over come her own struggles and temptations, but those of her family and friends as well. She creates a look of independence to find freedom among the average crowd, giving you the ability to live on the edge and still have comfort. Her goal is for you to break through the realm that conforms and find your inner peace in this chaotic world.



3. the Loren by Nire` $147
(originally $210, marked down from $168)
This dress features a low scoop back and a natural eyelet hem. Skirt falls just above the knee. Fully lined. Available in white & black.

* Fabrication: Cotton eyelet.
* 100% Cotton eyelet.
* Lining: Cotton.
* Machine wash inside out on gentle.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
The Nire` collection is a one of a kind label with the focus of style, functionality, and pieces that move freely from day to night. The individual style of Nire` gives a strong yet unique vibe. Think secret garden mystery with a touch of edge.

4. the Palm by Red Doll $291.60
(originally $324)
This sleeveless halter dress features a double pearl clasp at the neckline, a silk chiffon sash tied on the side to accentuate the waist, and a raw edge of gathered ruffles at the hem. Full skirt. Raw-edged hem. Fully lined.

* Fabrication: Silk.
* 100% Silk chiffon.
* Lining: China silk.
* Dry clean only.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
The Red Doll clothing line is beautiful, fun, and flirty. Tatyana Merenyuk is the Chicago-based designer of Red Doll. Tatyana loves to play with colors, fabrics, and textures, keeping the designs classy and wearable.

5. the Erynn by Nire` $147
(originally $210, marked down from $168)
This jersey dress features a row of spikes along each shoulder and ruching on each side. Scoop neck. Short sleeves. Skirt falls mid-thigh. Pictured in pale pink; other colors available.

* Fabrication: Jersey.
* 100% Bamboo viscose.
* Hand wash.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
The Nire` collection is a one of a kind label with the focus of style, functionality, and pieces that move freely from day to night. The individual style of Nire` gives a strong yet unique vibe. Think secret garden mystery with a touch of edge.


6. the Tina by AUDEY $295.20
(originally $328)
This sleeveless, square-neck dress features thin straps of dainty ruffles. Pictured in quartz medallion print; other colors available.

* Fabrication: Cotton blend.
* Machine wash gentle in cold with similar colors.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
Jess Audey began her sewing career in Cleveland, OH at the age of fourteen when her grandmother taught her to sew patchwork handbags from vintage place mats. By the time Jess graduated from high school, she was sewing her own skirts and prom dresses.
In 2001 Jess moved
to Chicago and studied fashion design at Columbia College Chicago while working at Chicago’s custom handbag company, 1154 Lill Studio. As she excelled in their creative department, Jess began to design and sell her own dresses to those interested in her luring style. Focusing on fit and timeless silhouettes, she launched AUDEY, her own design studio that is committed to the classic tradition of cocktail dresses with an innovative touch. Heavily influenced by her experience with tactile upholstery fabrics and custom orders, Jess strives to combine the perfect fabric and design for each of her garments. The result is AUDEY; dresses that are at once whimsical and romantic while maintaining the highest level of quality.

7. the Ashley by Suzanne Lay $315
(originally $350)
This sleeveless tank dress feature a pleated bottom and front side pockets. Pictured in ash purple; other colors available.

* Fabrication: Poly/satin blend
* Dry clean.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
A style born between purity and temptation, Suzanne Scott Lay takes her designs to a deeper level. While sticking true to her roots she finds the ability to blend country with rock and rustic with charm. In this day and age we all have an outlet. Suzanne uses designing not only to over come her own struggles and temptations, but those of her family and friends as well. She creates a look of independence to find freedom among the average crowd, giving you the ability to live on the edge and still have comfort. Her goal is for you to break through the realm that conforms and find your inner peace in this chaotic world.


8. the Mary Margaret by AUDE
Y $300.60
(originally $334)
This sleeveless halter dress features a pleated collar and deep v-neckline. Pictured in shadow garden print; other colors available

* Fabrication: Cotton blend.
* Machine wash on gentle in cold water with similar colors.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
Jess Audey began her sewing career in Cleveland, OH at the age of fourteen when her grandmother taught her to sew patchwork handbags from vintage place mats. By the time Jess graduated from high school, she was sewing her own skirts and prom dresses.
In 2001 Jess moved to Chicago and studied fashion design at Columbia College Chicago while working at Chicago’s custom handbag company, 1154 Lill Studio. As she excelled in their creative department, Jess began to design and sell her own dresses to those interested in her luring style. Focusing on fit and timeless silhouettes, she launched AUDEY, her own design studio that is committed to the classic tradition of cocktail dresses with an innovative touch. Heavily influenced by her experience with tactile upholstery fabrics and custom orders, Jess strives to combine the perfect fabric and design for each of her garments. The result is AUDEY; dresses that are at once whimsical and romantic while maintaining the highest level of quality.


9.  the Alice by Suzanne Lay $405
(originally $450)

This sleeveless spaghetti-strap dress features a semi-sweetheart neckline and double layered skirt.

* Dry clean.
* Made in the U.S.A.

About the Designer:
A style born between purity and temptation, Suzanne Scott Lay takes her designs to a deeper level. While sticking true to her roots she finds the ability to blend country with rock and rustic with charm. In this day and age we all have an outlet. Suzanne uses designing not only to over come her own struggles and temptations, but those of her family and friends as well. She creates a look of independence to find freedom among the average crowd, giving you the ability to live on the edge and still have comfort. Her goal is for you to break through the realm that conforms and find your inner peace in this chaotic world.


10. the Oyster by Exquisite Corpse $315
(originally $750, marked down from $350)
This short-sleeve, sheer wrap dress features an adjustable waistline. Skirt falls at mid-thigh. Pictured in cornflower blue.

* Fabrication: Hand-died steel.
* 68% hand-died steel, 32% tactile.
* Hand wash.
* Made in the U.S.A

About the Designer:
"Clothing and history go hand in hand and garments reveal their times, which inspires me to create organic garments." - Michael Drummond, Exquisite Corpse. Drummond take elements from fashion history and disperse them into a garment to set a mood. This creates something familiar that you can relate to in his work. Michael looks to the future to give his garments something new each time he creates one.


From warm hues to floral prints hinting at the spring blossoms in the air, the best deals of the summer are at
parker+paige, and the time to shop is NOW. Enjoy FREE shipping, a custom made frock made by a promising new designer from right here in the U.S.A. and be the next ROCKSTAR to give a new school uniform to a child in need. Shop with us TODAY.
*Available colors and sizes, as well as size charts and additional photos of each piece are available on our
Facebook Page. Should you have any questions regarding this sale, please email info@parkerandpaige.com

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Announcing: The newest designer at parker+paige, Mrs. Suzanne Scott Lay!





A style born between purity and temptation, Suzanne Lay takes her designs to a deeper level.
While sticking true to her roots she finds the ability to blend country with rock and rustic with charm. In this day and age we all have an outlet.

Suzanne uses designing not only to over come her own struggles and temptations, but those of her family and friends as well. She creates a look of independence to find freedom among the average crowd, giving you the ability to live on the edge and still have comfort. Her goal is for you to break through the realm that conforms and find your inner peace in this chaotic world.

Suzanne Lay is now available for purchase at our Facebook Storefront. Check it out TODAY!