Check out our video where Nicole & Rico (Peace Love Designers) reveal what’s inside the Valentine’s Day giveaway boxes! All participants who are US residents and e-mailed us through February 14 @ 11:59 pm EST with their box choice, full name and mailing address will receive the gift inside the box! Check out the clip to find out what YOU won!
If you were one of the hundreds of friends and fans that entered our raffle contest only 24 hours ago, today might be your lucky day! For 24 hours we were accepting entries and giving out raffle ticket numbers to win one of FIVE t-shirts from our 2011 Valentine’s Day t-shirt. We’ve had the drawing and we know who the winners are. For you to find out if you are the winner of one of SEVEN free Valentine’s Day t-shirts (we decided to splurge and added two more), watch the video below and listen closely as Alina and crew draw and call out the numbers. If you’re a winner, let us know! All you have to do to claim your prize is send us your shirt preference (v-neck or crew), size and shipping address in reply to the email with your winning raffle ticket number. Good luck, everyone!
5. Video of Oli – The Dog Rapper – Tells His Dilema and gets a Make Over -
4. Dance Party in the Photo Studio on Halloween
3. Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night (at the Moving Sale)
2. Jeanine Mason and Kupono Aweau Dance During Fashion Show
And the #1 video from this year’s YouTube collection is….
1. I am (Video Intro) from Eden Rock Fashion show
But this one was so cute we had to throw it in (consider it top 11 even thought it’s not ours). The video is called “Jackets” by TLC. Collin and Joel try to tie their jackets around their waist while on the boat in Alaska. Check it out!
Peace Love World has a strong presence in the dance community, starting back to the summer of 2009 when Jeanine Mason first made it as a top 10 contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” season 5. She went on to win the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer” and wore Peace Love World along the entire journey. Through her following, the dance community has embraced us with open arms! And we thank all you dancers for that!
Our latest dance fan is Sophia C. Aguiar, a professional dancer who has performed with the likes of Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Janet Jackson, Kevin Federline, and Keri Hilson. Sophie is no stranger to Peace Love World! After spending New Year’s Eve at the Villasante home, an idea was born! Sophie and her boyfriend, David Moore, a well-known choreographer, conceived a dance video wherein she is a lonely girl waiting for her boyfriend to return from a business trip. He pretends that his flight is delayed, and she falls asleep on the couch. As her boyfriend drives home to surprise her, Sophie dreams of dancing with him again. As her dream ends, she is awaken by her boyfriend’s arrival – and her dream becomes reality!
Today is January 12, 2011, one year after the devastating earthquake that destroyed Haiti, leaving over 1.5 million people homeless. In all this tragedy, there exists a beacon of hope and joy at Zanmi Beni.
We first visited Zanmi Beni in November, located just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After one day we were anxious to return with some gifts and goodies for the kids. Alina designated herself the “Ambassador of Fun” and we were all looking forward to returning to the home to visit our new friends of all ages.
With a few special requests for hair bows and undies, we loaded our oversized duffle bags with toys, toys, and more toys! Alina purchased many of these a few weeks prior, including soccer balls and a goal, a Little Tykes car and basketball goal, Barbies, and more. Additional toys were donated by our good friend, Javier Maudet, a dedicated volunteer at Miami Children’s Hospital. He graciously donated a portion of his collection to our efforts including Barbies, baby dolls, puzzles, games, and crafts. Our three extra-large duffle bags were filled to the brim!
While we were very excited to make the trip just for one day, but it didn’t start off very well. MIA was had lines longer than the Christmas theme park! It was only 6:30am, what in the world was going on? We had parking trouble, luggage issues, and the staff at AA seemed as if they hoped we wouldn’t make the flight. But we made it with zero minutes to spare, and that’s all that matters.
We met our travel buddies on the plane, Laurie and Genevieve. The flight was smooth and we arrived in just a couple of hours. We were met by our wonderful host and the leader of Zanmi Beni, the wonderful Loune. Loune is the head of the home and all the children call her “Maman.” She greeted us with open arms and told us the kids we met knew we were coming and were very excited! So many of the children are special to us. And it was great to be remembered!
Patrick, Ogeline, Carl, Rose, Natasha, Marcus, Davidson, Esmane, Stella, Johanne, Andresea, and more, they are have all made a special place in our hearts. It is because of the earthquake that they have come together to form their own, unique, extended family. Evans, one of the workers at the home, spoke to Alina about his role at the home and what keeps him motivated in his work in this exclusive interview. Click here to watch the video.
While these children have the basics – healthcare, nutrition, a roof over their heads, there is still more to be done at Zanmi Beni. While they have been blessed with donations from groups like Operation Blessing to build out a new living quarters (with 30 bedrooms!) and donated an industrial-sized washer and dryer, there is still a great need to build a new kitchen/bakery. The home feeds over 122 people per day including children and staff and the need to be self-sustaining is great. For some of the staff, that is their only meal of the day. The kitchen/bakery is the last need for the home which already has a chicken coop for chicken and eggs, a vegetable and fruit garden, and most recently a fish farm.
Peace Love World is committed to helping Zamni Beni raise the funds required to building the new kitchen/bakery. While this is no easy task, we are excited to soon launch our new One World One Love t-shirt and announce a special event in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information!
To see our new photos from this trip, click below.
As many of you know…it is Dancing with the Stars time!!!! I know it might get crazy in some of your households but it gets really wild here in the Peace Love World headquarters during this time….WE’RE HUGEEE FANS! I’m really excited for this cast, I think it’s pretty awesome….You want to know what else is pretty awesome? Alina, Angie, Emily, and Ale got to meet the Dancing with the Stars Cast!!! They sent us tons of pictures and they even sent us a video of Team Florky! For all those who do not know who Team Florky is…
I interviewed a very talented Gaby Lopez from South Florida who is going to be on American Idol 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. She is looking fabulous in a Love T-shirt. Check out as she gives us a sample of her beautiful voice and talent right in our Peace Love World showroom.