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Wednesday

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November 2013

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Give Miami Day

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Give Miami Day is a 24-hour giving event that gave Peace Love World and Alina Villasante an opportunity to give back to the community and help build a greater Miami. Alina has had the chance to inspire many young individuals as a powerful woman and a designer. Today, she took the time to visit Kinloch Park Elementary and inspire these children to do what she loves to do everyday. The children were given Peace Love World t-shirts and the chance to connect with Alina on a personal level through their own designs and creations. What a beautiful way for her to show her love for giving back and fashion in honor of Give Miami Day. Get involved with The Miami Foundation here.

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Monday

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November 2013

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Love is Timeless

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Peace Love World is about more than just peace and love, it’s about family. We understand what true passion, love of life, and family can bring to your life. Behind the scenes of Peace Love World is one large family tree connected through both blood and love. Peace Love World and Alina Villasante, my mom, are the heart that brings life and love to the bigger picture.

Our team put together a photo shoot with my mom, my grandmother, my great grandmother, and myself. Doing the photo shoot really hit home and embraced the beauty of having four generations together. As a company we have been able to accomplish creating a lifestyle brand with ready-to-wear pieces that work for all of us. The pieces feel good, look good, and bring out the youthfulness in a person. “If you look at my grandmother who is 94 years old, dressed in Peace Love World, it’s like she took 20 years off of her. There’s something special about what the clothes do for you. The clothes give you life,” said Alina. This gave us a whole new appreciation for the brand and what it means. It’s truly special to share passion through four generations, and it is even more special to be fortunate enough to have those four generations unite and share the experience.

For Alina, hands symbolize wisdom and living for today. Our life experiences show through our hands and our hearts. My mom is the epitome of growing up without growing old and it shines throughout our family. She is the heart. Family is home, friends are too, and no matter how hard it gets, peace and love bring us true happiness.

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Thursday

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October 2013

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Happy Halloween

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Wednesday

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May 2012

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And the winner is…..

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Last night on “Dancing With the Stars” the judges were passing out 10’s like candy – and much deserved!

Having just returned home from watching the finals performance live in Los Angeles on Monday night, the race was too close to predict.  William and Cheryl set fire to the dance floor with their sexy Latin number while Donald and Peta took a chance on a country song.  Who says country doesn’t pay off? Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke took home the mirrorball trophy with a country song Season 2. It was a risk that paid off when Donald and Peta were announced as winners for Season 14!

Peace Love World is proud to dress the cast of “Dancing With the Stars” each and every season.  The comfort and style are favorites of both the stars and pros.  For a re-cap of all the styles your favorite dancers wore this season, view the album here.

Congratulations to Donald and Peta!

Friday

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April 2012

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Behind the Desk of Juani Valdes

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Take a closer look “Behind the Desk” of Peace Love World employee Jauni with some questions that’ll give you a feel for what a day in her shoes is like. Dillen Photo Shoot 109 200x300 Behind the Desk of Juani Valdes

“Desk? What desk?! I don’t have time to sit at a desk!” – Juani Valdes

- How long have you worked at Peace Love World?
Almost two and half years now.

- What is your job title?
Peace Love Retail! I’m the Retail Coordinator for our retail stores located in Miami, FL.

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Well, I pretty much visit all the stores daily and make sure they all look perfect and the same! They need to be nice and tidy at all times, have enough of the latest product, and I also make sure our staff has everything they need at the stores.

- What is your favorite PLW garment to wear?
I love to wear a white Boheme Swing top with White Wide leg pants. It’s perfect for Miami weather (when it’s not raining of course). I look and feel light and fresh all day.

- Give us your most enjoyable moment when you were at work.
I think when I’m able to leave work and feel like I’ve accomplished a lot are my most enjoyable days. I love the days when there are very few kinks and I feel like I’ve conquered all my to-dos. We have to write a daily task list and send them to our boss at the end of the day, and when I see my list is long and complete, I have a huge smile on my way home from work.

- What’s your favorite food?
Italian. I love spiced flavors and herbs. I’m all about flavor!

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Because I’m helping my friend make her dreams come true. I’ve known Alina since our daughters were three years old. She’s always talked about starting this company and it’s great to be a part of it when she’s talked about it for so many years. It also inspires me to do more, give more, and to make people happy.

Wednesday

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March 2012

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Housewife to Entrepreneur

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Last night was a girls night out at the newest rooftop restaurant in town, Juvia, with Peace Love Friend and Fan, Jill Zarin.  Jill joined Alina Villasante and me (Peace Love Boss) with a few girlfriends for a night of catching up on all the latest business adventures.  The conversation was lively as both of these entrepreneurial women dished about upcoming projects, new designs, and tossed around the idea of a collaboration. Stay tuned, you never know what could happen with a pair like this! Follow both of these lovely ladies on Twitter @peacelovealina and @jillarin.

Wednesday

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March 2012

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Peace Love Retail

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Peace Love World is traveling the nation attending trade show after trade show. Our VP of Sales Margot Todaro is very enthusiastic about 2012. “Trade shows are a great opportunity to bring Peace Love World products to our retailers and distributors. We participate in all of the premium shows including NYIGS where we experience the excitement and energy around launching new products, reordering bestsellers, and spreading more peace and love in the world! You can also find us at the ENK, LA, COAST and MAGIC trade shows that happen throughout the year.”
For a list of independent stores that carry our brand click here.

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Friday

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September 2011

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Behind-The-Scenes: PLW & The Miami Herald Photoshoot

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IMG 1357 300x168 Behind The Scenes: PLW & The Miami Herald Photoshoot PLW Creator and Visionary Alina Villasante and daughter (and University of Miami undergrad) Mia Villasante took our Coral Gables shop by storm this week when the Miami Herald’s Tropical Life team came by for an in-store photoshoot.

This family affair featured two soon-to-be-released L2L Long-Sleeve Tees in Hawaiian Punch-worthy (is it it Miami Punch?) hues:  Alina sporting an intensely red I am Love number and Mia in supremely-customized turquoise. Big ups to Mia, whose car wash fringe along the bottom hem of her I am Peace Tee had the entire crew begging “Spin, Spin, Spin Around Mia!”

Here, enjoy some behind-the-scenes warm-up shots of Alina and Mia, and check back with us soon to score your very own tees just like our Villasante Girls.

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Friday

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July 2011

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Lots of “LOVE” for Ricky Jaime on SYTYCD!

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On this week’s Top 16 edition of “So You Think You Can Dance?” the dancers took on some of the toughest choreography this season – foxtrot, lyrical, Broadway – you name it! For our favorite Miami-native Ricky Jaime and his partner Ryan, their emotional contemporary piece carried a heavy theme of lost love. Although the rehearsals were nothing short of intense, Ricky was not losing love, but covered in it – PLW LOVE that is!

Ricky looked extra comfy wearing our Just Love Pima Organic Earth Natural V-Neck tee during rehearsals, the perfect lightweight cotton tee for fluid movement and, with a poignant, red LOVE print on the front – high spirits!

With amazing remarks from the judges, and a pass to next week’s round granted on Thursday’s elimination show, Ricky is sure to continue spreading the love on Season 8 of SYTYCD! Way to go, Mr. Jaime!

Shop Ricky’s tee now – click here!

Thursday

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June 2011

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Ricky Jaime Shows His “Peace” & “Chaos” on SYTYCD!

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After jokes and laughs over embarrassing secrets, Screen shot 2011 06 24 at 3.37.17 PM 300x207 Ricky Jaime Shows His Peace & Chaos on SYTYCD! Ryan & Ricky (or should we say Roderick!), jumped right into rehearsal. We were nothing short of ecstatic to see that Ricky was keeping cozy in the studio with our Love 2 Love Turk Peace Hoodie! We love the way he looks in it almost as much as we love him!

Ricky and Ryan rocked the routine, set to Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love”, and received excellent compliments from the judges!

The following night at the results show, Ricky donned the stage in none other than our Love 2 Love Ming Chaos Hoodie – a perfect symbol for what was probably going through his mind as Nigel announced he was safe for another week of the competition!

We definitely agree with Mary: we’re “addicted to the two of you” — could she have been talking about the hoodies, as well as the dancers? icon smile Ricky Jaime Shows His Peace & Chaos on SYTYCD!

We can’t wait to see more of Ricky on SYTYCD!

Shop Ricky’s Love 2 Love Turk Peace Hoodie & Love 2 Love Ming Chaos Hoodie now!