New Arrivals Archive

Tuesday

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October 2014

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#IAmStrengthInLove

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Witnessing people conquer hardship and find light through dark times is inspirational as much as it is empowering. We were fortunate enough to have met four standing survivors alongside some of their family members at our Peace Love World headquarters and to have the privilege to share their stories. Their time spent with the Peace Love World family was one to remember, filled with beautiful moments. We are eternally grateful that they took the time to spend the day and share their experience with us. Take the time to get to know these beautiful souls and the stories that showcase their strength in love.

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Alane Hickman

Atlanta, GA

Survivor, 2014

Alane is a cheerleading coach, mentor and wife. Peace Love World was blessed to cross paths with Alane at Oprah’s Life You Want Tour, at the beginning of September. Although at the time we did not know she was a breast cancer survivor, we felt an instant connection to her vibrant, positive energy, which aligns with Peace Love World’s philosophy, movement and campaign. It seemed to be destiny, not coincidence that we would cross paths with Alane again. At the end of September, we posted an open call for people to share their breast cancer stories and Alane felt it was her calling to share her own. Her husband and her biggest fan encouraged her to come and be a part of an experience where she could share her story.  Here we are now and as a team we see that she is strong, she is a survivor, she is empowered, she is strength in love.

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Sofia Ahmad Jones

Chicago, IL

Survivor, 2013

Sofia Ahmad Jones is a beautiful mother of two with a heart of gold. Rania, her nine year old daughter, flew from Chicago with her to share her mom’s special story and her own experience. When Sofia had discovered a lump in her breast through self-examination two years ago, she scheduled an appointment with her doctor and sent Rania to her cousins house. Worried and confused she automatically knew “something wasn’t right.” Rania felt she had to find inner strength while her mom was going through chemo and radiation. She was inspired to be strong by watching the movie Brave. Sofia was at peace knowing that her family as well as the community would take care of her. “The hardest part for me was that I was sick,” said Sofia. There were days where she felt helpless and scared, unable to get out of bed. She feared death and  the thought of leaving her family. Coming out of reconstruction surgery, her goal was to be a strong voice of breast cancer awareness. Being a part of the Peace Love World campaign has given her the opportunity to tell readers and listeners the importance of early detection, positivity and never giving up. Sofia saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Love got her through it and she came out stronger than ever. She is a survivor.

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Miami, FL

Survivor, 2010 

Valerie Ramkarran (Val) and Amy Carello share a special friendship. Val entered her best friend Amy into Peace Love World’s open call for breast cancer stories, knowing that her story was special and one to share and inspire others. Val had also submitted the story as a surprise, with the intention of bringing Amy on the journey together as they did through rough times. Amy was going through divorce and bankruptcy at the time of her diagnosis and this not only shocked Val but angered her. As her best friend, she did not understand why she deserved to go through what she did then cancer. “She is the strongest person I know,” said Val. Amy’s strength is shown through her positive outlook on life, the way she loves her daughters, and the constant smile on her face. Amy brought the laughs and the fun to this beautiful day. The experience would have been incomplete without this beautiful friendship to lighten up the day.

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Lissette Fernandez

Miami, FL

Survivor, 2011

Lissette “Lele” Fernandez is a genuine spirit from inside and out. She has been a part of the Peace Love World family before it was even a brand and it was just an all-girl “Love” party at Alina Villasante’s home. She has been a part of the journey every step of the way and are blessed to have her share her story. The day before her diagnosis, Lele, Alina, and their BFFs had just returned from an all-girls ski vacation. Five women, best friends, on the mountains laughing and loving each other came home to unbelievable news. About 11 months prior, she had visited her doctor for a mammogram and she appeared to be healthy to the doctors. Another mammogram was done later that year which is when she was with her husband and she was diagnosed. Lele is loved by so many and her diagnosis affected her family and friends more than anyone could imagine. Her positive energy and her love for the people around her got her through tough times. She says, “Without love you can’t have strength, and without strength you can’t have love.” As a survivor and a loved one to many she made sure to show strength and love to all throughout this experience. Lele’s strength in love is how she was able to “plow through it.” 

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Miami, FL

The unmatchable smile that you see has been a part of the Peace Love World family since its birth and has been featured this month not as a survivor but as a representation of someone who has been touched by breast cancer in more ways than most.  Sarah’s mother Elizabeth Murray is one of Alina’s best friends who attended ski vacation with Lissette prior to her diagnosis. Being that Lissette has been a part of Sarah’s upbringing , she has become family and been an aunt to her throughout her life. Sarah was a part of the love and strength that Lele received throughout this time.  Her connection to breast cancer made her scared and worried. Elizabeth’s sister, Margarida Maria Cerqueira-Vadillo was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer at the age of 28. In addition to the breast cancer she had many positive lymph nodes. Elizabeth, graduated from the University of Miami and received her BSEE (bachelor electrical engineering) followed by double master degrees MSIE (industrial engineering) and MBA (Business Administration). However, during this difficult time she found her strength pursuing to try and find a medication for her sister in pharmaceuticals. God took Margarida on December 13, 1992 at the age of 33.”Growing up I didn’t understand what breast cancer was or why she had passed away from it,” says Sarah. At the age of 15, she learned and understood perfectly. She began to feel her spirit surround her no matter where she was. “Today she still sits on my shoulder protecting me. She is the light on my darkest days.” Magical things happen to Sarah everyday and through her aunt’s light she was able to find strength and love during Lele’s diagnosis. Through them she am stronger and through them she is empowered. She is strength in love.

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Join the Peace Love World at the Race for Cure on October 18th or shop our Breast Cancer Collection here. 

Monday

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September 2014

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Out With The Old, In With The New!

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Two of the Peace Love World retail locations have had a beautiful makeovers and are now back to business! In celebration, we partnered with nearby stores, charities and organizations for our two reopening events in our Aventura and Sunset locations. Customers were astonished by our remodeled stores and its new visual presentation. They also enjoyed the music, refreshments, good company and delicious treats created by Ohh My Sweetness as they shopped. During the Aventura event we partnered with Tupelo Honey who is also extended their boutique location to the Aventura area. Proceeds from the event were given to Honey Shine, Inc who also sold their exclusive Peace Love World tees during the event. During the Sunset event, we partnered with a brand new beautiful store called Market Miami. Proceeds were given to the Cancer Community Center in honor of Alexander Abril and Briana Vega who lost their battle to cancer and have inspired Alina Villasante in many ways. Thank you for all who attended the events and having become a part of the Peace Love World family!

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Wednesday

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August 2014

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Meet Mia V.

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Who is Mia V.? She is your best and most reliable friend and the one that you can always count on. She is easy-going and goes with the flow. She is the ultimate tee made up of a perfect neck, length, and sleeves with a silky soft fabric like none other. She stands out whether she is alone or worn as a layering essential. She is the most transitional, timeless and classic piece on the street and can be your date from day to night. Get inspired with three of the many ways to wear the perfect go-to tee.

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Sunday

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August 2014

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Style Statement

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The pattern has developed and tribal is trending.. AGAIN! When it comes to style, it gets personal and tribal is the epitome of you. From bold graphic prints to simple shapes and from earth tones to bright shades, bohemian chic is taking over the runway. It is a state of mind to be bohemian and is a style that will never fade.  This season our accessories were inspired by Aztec prints that are bold and detailed. We took it back to our roots and put our classic symbols together to create an exclusive Peace Love World Aztec print. Shop our bold, fun and flirty accessories available now in stores and online! Follow the trend here.

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Monday

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August 2014

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Kindness is Cool

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Kindness is a quality that a person possesses. It is warm, friendly, generous and most importantly considerate. By definition, cool means fashionably attractive or impressive therefore, cool is a personal opinion. In today’s generation, there is a significant amount of pressure to be “cool” in order to fit in. This pressure can lead to self-doubt, judgment and ultimately bullying. Unfortunately, throughout every stage of life we learn that some people believe that being cool is acting in a way that consciously or subconsciously may hurt others. It is important that we practice kindness and make it a habit. It is essential to the future that we teach the younger generations that kindness is cool.

In honor of our  back2school campaign and those who have been affected by bullying, our staff has taken the time to pledge to be kind. Join our team and take the pledge. Those who honor kindness with us will enter for a chance to win a Be Kind Hoodie and Pant.

Enter below by commenting how you will pledge to be kind.

Monday

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August 2014

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Strength in Love

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Fashion’s favorite season is here and its time to get cozy, layer and accessorize your best trends during the year of the horse. The fall story unfolds and guides your soul to find strength in love through deep earth tones and powerful motifs that touch you from the inside out. They express the connection between your inner strength and your heart. This book features inspiring words, beautiful imagery, top notch styling and the motivation to find strength in love from within. Take your time to connect on a deeper level. Let our Fall Collection inspire you to look and feel your best by harnessing the power within. Follow the creator and visionary’s inspiration here.

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Shop the Fall Collection 2014 here. 








Thursday

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July 2014

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I am World Peace

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Peace love world pledges to promote, spread and be the voice of peace. What do you think of when you hear the words “World Peace?” Some may say war, unity, hands coming together or even Ms. Congeniality. But it’s a concept that encompasses all this and more. It is simple, large and impactful. In reality, it’s about becoming one world while respecting each other’s individualism. People from all walks of life are all being affected worldwide. As citizens of the world, we can unite under a state of mind where we don’t judge each other based on our differences and embrace a common understanding of one another. We can live in a world where we are not disconnected by our differing beliefs and know peace. It’s a simple message for a complicated world but we can make this happen together. Join the movement by becoming a voice. The time is now. Every person on this planet counts. Together we can make a difference.

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Shop the collection here. 











Thursday

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July 2014

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Miami Swim Week

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 marks 10 years of being one of the most highly anticipated and well-attended events in Miami. It’s the time of year when South Beach is infested with tanned legs, chiseled models, sexy bikinis and hot events. Similar to other fashion weeks, this is a time where every swimwear lover in the world comes to one place to discover the newest trends, fall in love with this season’s must-haves and to have fun in Miami.

We hope you can join us in this week’s exciting events at Miami Swim Week. Peace Love World will be featured in a raffle and gift with purchase with the Gimme Books stand at the Raleigh Hotel. Below are some ways you can incorporate your favorite pieces of the summer into your wardrobe off the runway. Happy Swimming!

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Get the looks here! 

 

Friday

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July 2014

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Fall ’14 Inspo

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Fall is a time of transition. As the Peace Love World story unfolds, I am always looking for new avenues of inspiration. For this collection, I looked for the spiritual connection between love, the cosmos and the power of nature. I spent many nights looking at the stars, thinking about how we are all connected on a universal level. I chose symbols and words that express inner strength and cosmic love and brought it all back to Earth by putting them on elegant, cultured fabrics. This translated into beautiful apparel fit for falling in love, feeling free and harnessing the power within. There’s a lot going on beneath the surface, too. Many pieces contain hidden messages and symbols sewn and printed on the inside for personal inspiration -just for you- in the hopes that you’ll feel connected to us, to the Universe and, most importantly, to your soul. Love is the power that connects us all to each other and to the Universe itself. ~Alina Villasante

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Thursday

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July 2014

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DIY: Fourth of July Party

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Make a tribute to patriotism and get inspired to celebrate the 4th of July. It’s the season of BBQs, stars, stripes and sweet goodies! Here is some inspo on how you can in cooperate some red, white and blue into your celebration!

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