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Love is in the air!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that means the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts is ON. After all, with matters of the heart, it’s better to be over- rather than under-prepared.
Sure, flowers and Valentine’s Day candy, Valentine’s Day lingerie, a nice wrist watch or a Valentine’s Day card will always be welcome on Valentine’s Day. But if you’re looking for something a little less predictable for the lucky lady or gent in your life, we’ve got a few ideas for you.
Star-crossed lovers! For this year’s Valentine's Day, we prepared a Hollywood inspired Valentine's Day GIFT EDIT. We take a spin through Hollywood's greatest lovers and we match them with their favorite style picks when it comes to eyewear, glasses and sunglasses designs signed by independent eyewear designers.
Ever wonder how celebrity couples like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini or Kate Moss and Johnny Depp first met? Their love story beginnings here! Check out a closer investigation of some of the greatest love stories in Hollywood’s history revealing that not every love story has a happy end. They did, however, show us that true love is more beautiful than anything else in the world. And it is the love that they had we are all hopping to find someday. Of course, with a happier ending. ;)
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ANTHONY STEEL, the actor, was the boyish, square-jawed star of such films of the 1950s as "The Wooden Horse", "Albert RN" and "The Sea Shall Not Have Them".
ANITA EKBERG, the Swedish actress and former Miss Universe is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film "La Dolce Vita". In December 1955 Anthony met Anita at a film premiere. He was instantly taken with her personality and her figure, declaring that
The next year, after various unpleasant circumstances and a trip to Malmo to meet her parents, the couple were married at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.
Steel gave his bride an emerald flanked by 12 diamonds, said to have cost $24,000. But it soon became clear that all was not well between the pair. There were rumours of arguments, alcohol and mutual jealousy. In 1959 they divorced, and Steel returned to England.
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JOHN LENNON, the famed singer-songwriter founded THE BEATLES, a band that impacted the popular music scene like no other before, or since.
YOKO ONO, Japanese artist and musician who was an influential practitioner of conceptual and performance art in the 1960s.
The pair first met in November 1966 at a London gallery, where Ono was preparing for an exhibition of her work. It was love at first sight that concluded in a whirlwind romance.
Less than three years later, on March 20, 1969, the couple married. In 1970, just one year after Lennon and Ono’s wedding, the Beatles broke up. Afterward, Ono and Lennon went on to collaborate on a series of music projects.
Their last album together released before his death was Double Fantasy, which came out in 1980, just three weeks before Lennon’s assassination.
HISTORY SNAPS: When is Valentine’s Day? What is Valentine’s Day? Who is St. Valentine?
Saint Valentine was a priest who conducted marriage ceremonies in third-century Rome. The emperor at the time was Claudius II, who had the bright idea that men would make better soldiers if they were all single.Valentine was a Roman priest in the third century. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men make better soldiers, he outlawed marriage for young, unattached men. Valentine continued to perform marriages in secret. When his defiance was discovered, he was put to death.Valentine’s Day is our way of thanking St. Valentine for his efforts to protect love. He is commemorated on February 14 - an opportunity to show affection and gratitude for our loved ones.
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DAVID LYNCH, filmmaker responsible for some of the most twisted films ever made, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He is best known for “Twin Peaks” - an American mystery horror drama television series created in collaboration with Mark Frost.
ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. The daughter of the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and of Italian neorealist film director Roberto Rossellini.
The two were introduced at a restaurant during a break in the casting process of Lynch’s soon-to-be-cult hit, “Blue Velvet”.
When he first spotted Isabella, Lynch told her: “Hey, you know, you could be the daughter of Ingrid Bergman.” A friend nearby informed him, “You idiot, she IS Ingrid Bergman's daughter."
Their relationship started during the filming of “Blue Velvet,” and ended shortly after “Wild at Heart” premiered at Cannes, Rossellini was cast in both films.
Reportedly, the couple walked down the red carpet, cooing like lovebirds. However, when the film was over and Lynch and Rossellini went back to their hotel, he admitted he didn’t think the relationship was working. A short time later they split for good.
DONT’S! Valentine’s Day FlowersFor men, nothing is easier when it comes to Vday gifts than to call their local florist delivery service and order a flower basket, featuring her favorite flowers: bird of paradise, alstroemeria, gerber daisies, green plats, irises, lisianthus, snapdragon, stargazer lily, violets and so on.
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ARTHUT MILLER, playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are “All My Sons” and “Death of a Salesman”.
MARILYN MONROE, American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s.
They were introduced to each other by Cameron Mitchell, who had co-starred in the stage and film versions of Miller's Death of a Salesman. A few days later, Marilyn ran into Miller at a Hollywood party, where the two struck up a friendship.
On June 25, 1956, Arthur Miller married Marilyn Monroe. The couple faced a series of hardships, including Miller's investigation for communist sympathies, and Monroe's depression, miscarriages and drug use. They divorced in 1961.
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JOHNNY DEPP, actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards and won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
KATE MOSS, English model and businesswoman. She was discovered in 1988 at age 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City.
Depp and Moss met in 1994 at New York’s hip Caf Tabac. He was 31, Moss was 20.
The high-profile couple jet-setted around the globe, depending on where they were working.
Their passion for one another spilled over into heated arguments. The couple called it quits in 1997 after four years and a rumored engagement.
EXTRA TIP: Cupid gave us a little extra help and we added to our gift suggestion list a curated selection of beauty products and scented candles for the leading guy or girl in your life.
Check them out HERE!
Fall in love with our hand-picked selection of eyewear treats, special Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her that will leave anyone wanting for more.
In our curated Valentine’s Day GIFT EDIT you’ll find: Valentine’s Day decorations, Valentine’s gifts for your boyfriend, girlfriend or husband, wife (by case) and why NOT even the perfect chance to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day!
And to make things even more attractive we add FREE SHIPPING as a bonus.
You can come by our luxury eyewear boutique in Bucharest, Aricescu 18 or get inspired in our online eyewear shop by the Vday GIFT EDIT where you can find men’s and women’s designers sunglasses as well as prescription glasses or eyeglasses from niche eyewear brands all over the world.
Our team will help you find the perfect present and arrange to have it gift-wrapped and delivered in time for Valentine’s Day. Simply call +40 756 390 925 (Monday to Friday 10:30 am - 6:30 pm GMT +2) or email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAPPY SHOPPING, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
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