This Holiday season The Oprah Magazine mentioned Oprah’s Favorite Things featuring a Peace Love World “I love Sundays” Comfy Top. She stated, “I’m a big fan of Peace Love World…and my favorite has got to be this top. It’s oversize, cozy and completely accurate.” Oprah’s love for Sundays has spread to the media and has woken up America.
The first televised feature was “GMA Deals and Steals: Oprah’s Favorite things for the holiday’s” edition. Gayle King, Oprah’s BFF and business associate, as well a recognizable CBS co-anchor was featured on the “Rachael Ray” show on Monday, November 24th presenting some of Oprah’s favorites such as this I Love Sundays Comfy Top. Why do you love Sundays? Sundays are everyone’s true love for more reasons than one.
Enter to win must-have comfy top with Rachael Ray here!
I wanted to make a powerful statement with our new holiday collection. As the Peace Love World story deepens, I journeyed inward to capture the essence of the soul. There are many pieces that contribute to the connection of the heart, mind and spirit. But I kept coming back to the three components that rule above all: peace, love and happiness. It really is that simple. I wanted the elegance of simplicity to shine in my color and fabric selections. Whites, blacks and neutrals were the foundation along with the growing love for gratitude. I infused hues of red, blue and yellow to represent the presence of peace, love and happiness in our souls. It’s about loving yourself and others. -Alina Villasante
Everyone anticipates when leaves change, temperature drops and a fashion new year. A time of year that restores the soul. Get inspired on how to spend this Fall in spirit with family, friends, travel, new recipes, fun and creativity.
Peace Love World beginning as a party favor t-shirt has evolved into not only a brand but one that is recognized and respected in the fashion world. Holiday 2014 is a refreshing season where the concept of positive messages through clothing has been brought to life in a way that people want to live in the lifestyle for more reasons than one. Allowing a person to connect to their mind, body and soul the messages are displayed from the inside, out. Digging deep into its roots of what makes the brand special , the powerful statements of peace love and happiness are displayed in a way that captures the soul of the consumer. Fall in love with the growth and take the time to find love in each detail. Give yourself a chance to evolve, become one with your soul and through Peace Love World and our new favorite styles.
Meet the newest member of the hoodie family, Joey. A stylish cover-up with a unique silhouette. The Joey Side Zip Jacket is made in familiar sweatshirt-like fabric, but the shape is one-of-a-kind with a slightly cropped length above the hip, long sleeves with dedicated thumbholes at the cuff, and most prominently, a zipper closure cast left of center. When fully zipped, the jacket features a modified funnel neck. Details include two side-entry pockets, a small PLW patch at lower left, and a repeated PLW graphic as an interior liner. Get the Love is Love look here.
A luxury feel-good piece crafted in supple leather, the Zoe Jacket features stylish details including a zippered front, front-facing split kangaroo pocket, banded neck with single-button closer, wide, elasticized cuffs and lower hem, detailed with love with a textured hide back available now in stores and online.
Our L2L Kanga Pants sits perfectly on the hips with a low-rising, drawstring waist and fit naturally at the seat down through the thigh to the ankle. At front, a large kangaroo pocket offers convenience, while giving it a stylish harem look. Decoration arrives via contrast white tipping at the waist and the trending ankle cuff at the bottom. Get the look here.
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.
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.
Sofia Ahmad Jones
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.
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.
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.”
Sarah Margarida Murray
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.
Join the Peace Love World at the Race for Cure on October 18th or shop our Breast Cancer Collection here.
New York fashion week was just here. Now it is time to grab new gear. You know that change of weather means new wardrobe! Spring 2015 will be coming out very soon and the styles are super cute. New York Fashion Week took place from September 4th to September 11th which showcased over 80 fashion shows by designers from all over the globe. London Fashion Week took place from Sept. 12 – 16 and Milan Fashion Week was on September Sept. 17 – 22. Just like in Spring 2014, the designers have come out with soft pastel colors with a little twist of colors that pop for Spring 2015. In order to give the style a more modern look, the brand designers have also added subdued hues, such as dusky granite and tinted metallic to balance out the wide range of vibrant, pale colors. Spring is the time of blooming flowers so be sure to find nice floral print outfits as well.
Our Designer, Visionary and Creator Alina Villasante was featured in two magazines this September as a fashion designer that represents powerful messages that are connected to the soul. The Peace Love World family is beyond proud of her and honors her hard work and energy on a daily basis. It is both a special blessing and an honor when her passion is admired and her story is shared. This September, Fashion’s biggest issue, Alina being a Latin designer was featured in Latina and Vanidades magazines. There features represent her soul, her style,roots, inspiration, and family and most importantly defines her company’s growth into a worldwide brand.
To keep up with Alina Villasante daily and stay inspired follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @peacelovealina
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!