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A Cali Christmas!

I know I have not written in a while but it has been a long, busy and arduous emotional year. Thankfully, things are finally winding down and feeling almost back to normal or should I say my ‘new normal’. Writing has proven to be great therapy as it helps me quiet the voices in my head giving my thoughts instant life and relieving me of the continuous banter swirling in my head […]

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The Valentine Cuff Heads to Oakland!

Hello Gorgeous – So you’re newly engaged or helping one of your best girlfriends who is engulfed in planning the greatest celebration of her life. Scouring through a plethora of bridal magazines, reading every wedding blog you can find and hunting through tons of Pinterest boards looking for something unique that will give your celebration a character of its own. Look no further for The Valentine Cuff is the answer […]

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Announcing The Ignite Experience – Houston!

The Ignite Experience curriculum will inspire the development, learning, understanding and application of creative excellence. Ms. Valentine will be available throughout the day for high-power, one-on-one interaction as she shares her insights on creating a systemic approach to gaining enrollment from clients, colleagues and co-workers as it relates to ‘seeing’, considering, accepting and placing a premium on creative, out-of-the-box ideas and concepts.

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Happy New Year Deconstructed!

Ebony Magazine invited me to share with them my interpretation of a New Year’s Girlfriends Brunch so I invited a few of my best girlfriends Sheree Fletcher, April Daniels, Shamicka Raymond, Tichina Arnold and Tameka Raymond to hop on a plane and join me in Miami as I brought this story to life.

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Best Moments of 2014!

I truly left behind 2013 in every way imaginable. I started this year with new hope and an expectation of something great and great new beginnings, new opportunities and new blessings is what I received. I am reminded of how powerful our words are for we speak our futures into existence every day with every conversation we have both with others and ourselves. No, I did not achieve all of my goals or reach the insurmountable height I sought after but my decisions, risks and courage did move me forward in my journey. I’ve been professionally challenged from the growth that was necessary to get me through this year. I have lost loved ones and beautiful souls that have transitioned on to the next life, leaving me with great memories but an emptiness that I’m not sure will ever dissipate. I’ve witnessed joy, excitement, elation, defeat, sorrow, pain, humility and devastation but these are the emotions that make up a life well lived and I would not have it any other way. As I look to 2015, I am relentlessly optimistic as I know I have sowed good seeds and I’m looking for my God to grow them and send the harvest but first I must continue my ‘own’ tradition of looking back on some of the greatest moments of 2014. Come along for the ride!

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The increasingly alarming numbers of Black men killed at the hands of law enforcement has broken my soul. I cannot help but think that any of those men could have easily been my husband or Lola’s Boyfriend or maybe just another Black man that I love. History proves that the US Justice System has never been on the side of black men but technology and cell phones and social media has brought these facts to greater light interrupting all of us in our tracks and commanding that we at least give these brutal acts a second look. When I witnessed the senseless killing of Eric Garner as he pleaded for his last breathe as an alarming number of police officers stood watch moved me beyond my brokenness and into action. I called on my best girlfriends and asked them to interrupt their holiday plans, disrupt their schedules and pause of some of their planned holiday activities with their families to join me for we needed to make our voices heard and our presence felt. On December 23rd, myself along with Sheree Fletcher, April Daniels, Sandra Campbell and Treiva Williams hosted #UnitedForJustice – a fundraiser to benefit the widow of Erica Garner. We received a tremendous amount of support and criticism which both prove that our efforts were perfect for this moment in time.

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Introducing the Evolution of the Bridal Bouquet!

Diann Valentine prepares to officially launch the Diann Valentine Signature Bridal Cuff during Bridal Market in NYC, which has become one of the top trending bridal accessories to hit the US bridal market. Diann is wrapping a 5-city tour before settling in New York to meet with buyers to share why so many women across the globe are embracing her evolution of the bridal bouquet. The highly sought after wedding designer […]

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Join me in Beverly Hills, CA at Panache Bridal #YESIDO

Join us for a private cocktail party with Diann Valentine as she shares her insider wedding tips and previews her latest signature wedding accessory, The Morgan Cuff. Enjoy Hennessy signature cocktails, tantalizing treats, surprise give-a-ways and your chance to win a “Morgan Cuff”.  Come out, try on the new Morgan Cuff and “tweet” all about it! This unique bridal cuff is a bride’s answer to the traditional bridal bouquet. As […]

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