In a summer of retro neon brights, I can’t think of a better fit than the signs of the zodiac. It’s like the age of Aquarius all over again…. just much cooler, and with better hair and makeup.
This summer Peace Love World introduces our Zodiac Collection, where each sign has it’s symbol front and center, with a positive and meaningful definition on the back with it’s most definining characteristic on the sleeve. Each sign is available in black and white in our most popular raglan fit with extra long sleeves and thumb holes at the seams.
Want to jazz it up even more? Get my favorite accesorry around, my Mi Moneda necklace, in the matching sign. (I’ve got the Aries!).
All 12 Zaodic signs will be availble in black and white online by June 20, 2012.
Can’t wait to share our new Summer Boheme line with you guys! Mia and I are both wearing tops from the 2012 Summer Collection while grabbing a bite at Gigi’s in Midtown. We decided to wear our favorite “colors” (black and white), which will also be coming soon in many more!
QT KT you were missed!
Mia: PLW black summer Boheme Victoria flow top (coming soon), Zara shorts, Persol sunglasses, belt, Givenchy purse, Mi Moneda gold coin necklace, Rocs Annonymous bracelets. Steven sandals.
Mika: PLW Mika hoodie Summer Boheme (coming soon), Lace shorts (available at Studio LX), high-top converse, Chanel bag, Persol sunglasses
At Peace Love World, you know we like to think BIG. As in universal. But really, it’s a small world after all. That’s why our Coral Gables store is participating in the 2nd Annual Small Business Saturday this November 26.
Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages everyone to support the boutiques and shops that give a neighborhood its local flavor. (And you can trust that PLW Coral Gables will be serving up the tasty wares that you want to give and get for the holidays.)
Choose to “Shop Small” this Saturday along Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile and you can get $25 back when you register and use an eligible American Express card for any purchase over $25. Like Small Business Saturday on Facebook for all the details.
Happy Hunting and remember, Shop Small in Coral Gables on November 26!
Peace Love World Coral Gables
2428 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL
On Saturday, November 26, the store is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm
This year we are supporting the University of Miami MS Center of Excellence and the National MS Society of South Florida! How so? We have paired up with Saks Fifth Avenue in Dadeland Mall and even created an exclusive Peace Love World/MS (Multiple Sclerosis) shirt! Limited edition Peace Love World Shop to Stop MS t-shirts will be available for $35 at this location and online. We are extremely excited to be part of this collaboration and hope you are, too! The Shop to Stop MS event is taking place Wednesday, November 16th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Saks Fifth Avenue at Dadeland Mall. Enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats, live entertainment, and of course, shopping! Receive a $25 gift card with your $60 ticket! You get to support a remarkable cause and shop? Of course! What can be better than that? Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to donate 10% of the event sales to benefit the University of Miami MS Center of Excellence MS Research and Patient Care Funds.
Get ready to show your support and shop!
7687 North Kendall Drive Miami, FL 33156
This morning I sat down with one of the newest designers working under Alina Villasante. Meet Katrina Moreno, a young and eager new designer, who also happens to be part of the family. Katrina began working here about a year ago in the production department. Anytime she wasn’t pulling orders you would find her drawing names of the employees or sketching out the words Peace, Love, Happiness, Blessed and Chaos. Her sketches were found all over the office, on desks, and walls. Any day of the week one might find love notes with holiday sketches or a simple “I Love You” autographed by “KT” from her family nickname Katie. Her sweet and tender heart is what earned her the nickname “QTKT” from Alina (Cutie Katie). Katrina loves children and her affection for them enchanted Alina (she calls everyone an “angel”). This sweet young woman was a star in Alina’s eyes and she wanted to put her loving energy into the children’s line at Peace Love World.
One day Alina came to her office and found a pile of KT drawings on post-its. She loved the drawings and asked her to turn her handwritten letters into t-shirt designs. The first samples she did were to place the “I am” quotes on the sleeves of our long sleeve toddler and youth tees. The first sample pieces were so adorable and popular, we sold out in our stores before the holiday rush. This was the beginning of the QTKT Collection and the QTKT official font was born.
Right away, Alina knew we were on to something! Katrina started working on a new collection just for children that would be an extension of one of our new lines for adults, Love 2 Love. The QTKT Love 2 Love Collection would introduce color to our kids and have that urban edge from her unique font design. Bold colors and positive message are the trend for Fall:
I am Peace in periwinkle blue
I am Love in hot pink
I am Happiness in yellow
I am Blessed in black
I am Chaos in purple
I am Light in Kelly green
When asked which is her favorite, Katrina gushes, “Purple chaos! I love purple, it’s my favorite color. But Love is my favorite symbol.” The QTKT Love 2 Love Collection consists of three pieces made from brushed cotton. They are our most popular fleece hoodie, fleece pants, and a new short-sleeve v-neck t-shirt. They are comfy, cozy, and just too cute! The QTKT Love 2 Love Collection will be available August 2011 for Fall in sizes small (4/5) through x-large (16) both online at www.peaceloveworld.com and in select boutiques around the country. Buyers can find it at the ENK Children’s Club trade show in New York next week at booth #8308. In the very near future you will be able to download the official QTKT digitized font so you can send your own love notes to someone special!
Besides Love 2 Love, there are other QTKT collections coming this Fall modeled after the adult collections. QTKT Boheme will feature wide leg pants, a raglan top, slouchy beanie and a scarf. The pants and top are a French Terry with a touch of spandex and the beanie and scarf are a pima/modal/jersey blend. Like the adult line, the graphics are more subtle with tone on tone in interesting colors called limo (off-black) and drizzle (grey) in addition to white. These are the same colors available in the adult collection. By having similar yet different collections for adults and youth, we are satisfying our customer’s need to have outfits that match for mother and daughter but not too matchy-matchy. We know our young fans are very fashion forward. Imagine your holiday card this year in Boheme! Very chic.
Never wanting to forget where we came from, our original staple tees have been injected with a little QTKT love! The new designs are brushed Pima cotton fabric available in short-sleeve v-neck tees or a long sleeve metro hoodie tee. Both pieces are available in black, white and drizzle. Our staple tees have all five symbols: I am Peace, I am Love, I am Happiness, I am Blessed, and I am Chaos.
There are so many exciting pieces we are looking forward to for Fall 2011 and we can’t wait to share them with you. Click below for a photo sneak preview of what’s to come.
Twice a year thousands of apparel manufacturers and designers descend into the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada for MAGIC. This is when the buyers from all the stores you shop from come to buy what you will see in their stores next season. And Peace Love World is happy to have been part of it! This season we had a booth that was four times the size of our very first booth in 2009. We’ve come a long way since then! We’ve expanded not only our product categories but also added several new collections and (gasp!) COLOR! Always true to our black and white origins for our staple tees and hoodies, we added in a splash of color (okay, more than a splash) for the first of many new collections. These collections were available at MAGIC and will be coming soon to a store near you.
Love 2 Love is a collection that captures the essence of a fun and energetic consumer and channels it into chic casual wear. All of our symbols are represented including Peace, Love, Happiness, Blessed, Chaos and introducing…. Light. Each symbol is produced in it’s own array of colors including a gorgeous turquoise and a eye catching green also known as “ming.” Love it! What’s the biggest surprise of all? Yellow! Yes, this bright and happy color is found on none other than the “I am Happiness” design. It’s bright, it pops, it’s just what we need to brighten up any dull and dreary winter day. Amazing! Each piece has incredible detail from the embroidery to its signature Love 2 Love patch. Each piece also carries the Alina quote, “Love is not something you look for, love is something you become!” And what’s even better than all these new additions to our adult contemporary line? It’s coming soon in children sizes as well! Get ready to have your socks knocked off! Gorgeous!
The Boheme Collection can only be described as rugged elegance. You can wear it around town running errands, as a beach cover up, or dress it up for a special evening out. They are all in subtle colors like frost grey, blush, white, black and army green. Every piece is LOVE. Fall colors include darker tones with the same message.
Pima Cotton and Wide Leg Pants are some oldies but goodies. We’ve reinvnented these staples to be part of the Spring 2011 season by adding new colors (hello, Army!) and doing crazy things — like going sleeveless! These pants and tops can be worn together, separately, or mix it up with all your other staple pieces. Comfort and cozy is what you will get when you slide into these soft pieces for Spring. Cliick here to see the newest versions of our favorite wide leg pants.
There are so many new and exciting additions coming soon including the Boyfriend Collection, Peace Love Dreamy, Gentlemen Collection. Stay tuned as they unfold online and through our e-mail newsletters. We can’t wait to share them with you! Click here for a slide show of some of the great new styles and colors.
Rolling luggage spreading Peace, Love and Happiness? What better way to make smiles in long lines at the airport with these rolling suitcase sets featuring a heart, smiley and peace symbol. You know that we love….love….love….. to spread happiness around the world.
So get ready to travel in style and fun. What’s also neat about these suitcases is that the wheels are spinners, so they roll in any direction.
They will be available for purchase very soon, but I couldn’t contain myself sharing the pictures of these really cool rolling luggage sets. Hope we can get some pics of people rolling with happiness when they are spotted around the world.