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Rising Talent – Fashion Designer Tanya Taylor

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We are loving fashion designer, Tanya Taylor’s Spring 2014 at New York Fashion Week yesterday. Her electric color of bold geometric and feminine floral prints sent out a new modern look.  Paring with simple shapes and wearable layers are the answer to many women’s wardrobe. We want every piece from the collection.

Fresh and modern. Slip them on…effortless, chic and just pretty!

We will work the outfits in with the Limited Edition of handcrafted Lace Bib Necklace from Marbella Charles Jewelry… coming soon at the website: Pink Leaf Design Shop.

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Jewelry with a message by Marbella Charles

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There is a new brand of jewelry in town…handmade with love in Hoboken!

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Pink Leaf Design Shop is Introducing a small capsule collection of Marbella Charles Jewelry. A Limited Edition of a vintage-bohemian-chic inspired necklaces.  The unique pairings of mixed metals, unexpected materials and textures are the focal point of these distinctive jewelry pieces.

The artistry of Marbella Charles Jewelry is as cohesive and intricate as a jewelry lover’s life.  The process begins with the careful selection of charms, chains and findings that come together in a new, vintage chic way.  Careful attention is evident in the selection of gems and extensive hand beading that add an intimate feeling to unique designs.  Mixed metals and diverse materials that range from lace to shimmering beads, crystal, freshwater pearls and precious gemstones reflect the many facets of a woman’s life giving every design the ability to shine from day to night, weekday to weekend.  Marbella Charles Jewelry is all about Living Life Right through personal choice and upcycled style.  A carefully selected inspirational quote is included with each piece of jewelry to inspire customers to discover and celebrate their unique spirit.

Enjoy and get this special offerings at www.PinkLeafDesignShop.com this month.

Personalized Rhinestone Pet-Collars

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Dress up, personalize your kitty and pooch with our rhinestone charm pet collars.

Just add rhinestone bling-bling charms to Pet Collars in a variety of fun colors:   Metallic Pink, Silver Sparkle, and Wild Thing ….coming soon!

www.PinkLeafDesignShop.com

Valentine’s Story

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By now, you probably have already received tons of advertisements and marketing email regarding Valentine’s Day.  Not to mention that your loved ones keep reminding you this date, February 14th.

So, what’s the origin of this holiday?  Valentine’s Day, short for Saint Valentine’s day was established to celebrate love and affection between intimate companions.  It  named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD.  It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).

Well, in our modern days, the Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, flowers especially roses which represent love, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

In the USA, Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first valentine cards. Commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800’s and now the date is very commercialized.

Many countries around the world has its own celebrations.

In France, a traditionally Catholic country, Valentine’s Day is known simply as “Saint Valentin”, and is celebrated in similar ways as other western countries.

In Spain, this holiday is known as “San Valentín” and is celebrated the same way as in the U.K, although in Catalonia it is largely superseded by similar festivities of rose and/or book giving on La Diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day).

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine’s Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:

Good morning to you, valentine;
Curl your locks as I do mine —
Two before and three behind.
Good morning to you, valentine.

In Portugal, Valentine’s day is more commonly referred to as “Dia dos Namorados”  or “Boy/Girlfriend’s Day”.

Though it is not an official holiday in Sweden, the day is called Alla hjärtans dag (“All Hearts’ Day”) and was launched in the 1960s by the flower industry’s commercial interests.  The sales of flowers and cosmetics for All Hearts’ Day are only exceeded by those for Mother’s Day.

While in Denmark and Norway, this date is known as Valentinsdag. It is not celebrated to a large extent, but many people celebrate with a romantic dinner with their partner, to send a card to a secret love or give a red rose to their loved one.

As I read that there are similar Asian traditions for this particular date.  In Chinese culture, there is an older observance related to lovers, called “The Night of Sevens”.  According to the legend, the Cowherd star and the Weaver Maid star are normally separated by the milky way (silvery river) but are allowed to meet by crossing it on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Chinese calendar.

Many of us do believe that everyday should be Valentine’s Day, but if you have already made plans for a romantic dinner for two, go ahead and make this date just a little more special!