We believe Love is the glue that holds the world together and, although we celebrate it every day, we also appreciate the most romantic day of the year to shout about it.
Before we share with you some ways to make your Valentine’s Day special we thought we’d dive into the roots of the day – and then we can spin it into some modern day enchantment!
Firstly, who was this mystical patron saint of love, roses and chocolate? The mythical Valentine was a priest who served during the 3rd century in Rome, during the reign of Claudius II. According to legend, the Caesar believed that men made better soldiers when they remained single, and thus forbade young men to marry. Valentine, disagreeing with the imperial decree and defying the injustice of the Emperor, continued to marry young lovers in secret, thus demonstrating that love prevails!
Valentine’s Day, a day reserved for celebrating this champion of romance, was later absorbed into Lupericalia, the Roman holiday of fertility. Popularized in the 18th century, Valentine’s Day now symbolizes a time to celebrate love by sharing tokens of affection, and also beckons the approach of the mating season in springtime. In a way, St. Valentine lives on and continues to annually reveal to us that love always prevails!
In honour of this season of Love and to help celebrate the beloveds in our lives, we’ve selected some gorgeous gift ideas and luxurious date night dresses that will help make your V-day one to be remembered.
TAO KIMONO in Tigers Eye Tie Dye looks incredible whether cinched or uncinched! With alluring hand-dyed silk that exudes a radiant candlelight glow, this piece looks as fantastic on your body as it does on the floor 😉
PEACOCK SILK SCARF is absolutely enchanting. This luxe piece depicts the symbolic bird of beauty and balance, radiating elegance and otherworldly romance. Wrap this sumptuous piece around you and be ready to stun.
OUROBOROS RING is a captivating gold vermeil piece that’s sure to impress. Inspired by the ancient symbol for eternity and resurrection, this beautiful ring will demonstrate your undying passion and devotion to that special someone.
Now if you’re wondering what to wear for this romantic holiday, don’t worry! We have some chic pieces ready for you too:
This gorgeous piece is the epitome of romance. Our stunning Henna colourway emits a warm and inviting glow, while bias-cut silk hugs all the right spots! With a plunging V-Back that’s alluring and chic, this piece is bound to turn heads.
One of our captivating signatures, this beautiful piece is all about easy chic. With a high-low hemline that shows off your gorgeous stems, and a train of enticing silk, just toss on this piece with some heels to keep it simple and sexy!
Elegance to-the-max, this beauty is a pure goddess energy! With thigh-high slits that are hard to take your eyes off of, this piece creates a regal silhouette that’s unstoppably sophisticated! Pair with our MODERN PRIMITIVE PENDANT and let this luxe look do all the talking.
For more ideas for what to wear this Valentine’s Day, check out our blog on the LITTLE BLACK GODDESS DRESS. With our collection of gorgeous gowns and captivating pieces, there are so many ways to look and feel like the goddess that you are!
And don’t forget, we always love to see you wearing your FARA faves! Just post a video or pic to your stories of you wearing your fave FARA pieces and tag us.
We hope you all have a wonderfully romantic Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re enjoying it with that special someone or treating yourself like a queen with unconditional self-love, we are right there with you. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!
XOXO THE FARA TEAM