Alina Villasante, founder and visionary of Peace Love World
Alina Villasante is the founder and visionary of Peace Love World, a retail brand that is taking Florida and the world by storm. Alina believes that she is here to tell a story, a story of peace and love and good will. That is why every PLW item is infused with positivity. But it’s more than an image on a shirt. Alina says, “Peace Love World is about experiencing fashion in a soulful way – mind, body, spirit.” I asked Alina how she came to tell this amazing story …
MKG: Alina, you moved around as a child – born in Cuba and raised in The United States. How old were you when you and your family moved to the US? How did growing up in the various environments affect you?
Alina: I moved from Cuba to New York when I was 8 months old and after twelve years my family moved to Atlanta. Growing up in New York and Atlanta made me realize that everyone is looking for the same thing no matter where you come from. I learned how to love and appreciate all types of people, personalities and ethnicities. Continue reading →
Kari Sigerson (left) and Miranda Morrison, namesakes of designer shoe brand Sigerson Morrison Photo Credit: WWD/Conde Nast/Corbis
My heart broke a little today. I heard a sad (not new, but true) story about my favorite designer shoe label Sigerson Morrison: the brand is no longer run by its namesakes and founders, Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison. Not only were they fired from the company they created but they have been embroiled in a lawsuit with the company who became their ‘angel investor’ in a deal that went bad. Very bad for Sigerson and Morrison. Now these women are searching for what to do next as the lawsuit continues. Continue reading →