Saturday, March 2, 2013

This Weeks' Blog Post

Southwestern Style Lanyard
I love when customers give me an idea. One of my lanyard customers e-mailed me with this one! 

How come I have not come up with the southwestern idea combining turquoise and red for a lanyard before? Brilliant! This one is available at Etsy.

2013 Oscars
I was wowed watching the Oscars pre-show last Sunday! There were so many gorgeous gowns!!! My favorite was this one that Zoe Saldana is wearing. 
Zoe Saldana in Alex Mabille
The Yahoo Red Carpet Report Card only gave it a C+. I found it fabulous!!! It has three amazing elements with that neckline, a belt and that contrasting train!

Here are some of my other favorites of the night! Not much color, but many stunners!
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
Nicole Kidman is always elegant.
Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott
Amanda Seyfreid in Alexander McQueen
This was a sexy number!
Naomie Harris in Viviene Westwood
This gown is amazing!
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Gorgeous gold!
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad

Charlize Theron in Dior

Halle Berry in Versace
Have a great, creative weeks ahead. Thank you for stopping by! ~Val


  1. That lanyard is so pretty! One of my favourite colour combinations!
    My favourite dress is also the one Zoe Saldana is wearing :)
    Happy weekend!

  2. Love Jennifer Lawrence's dress. I think all (designer and women) are afraid of wearing a princess dress but I love them. And in my opinion when wearing such precious gowns one should have a put-up hairdo.

  3. I love the colour combo in the lanyard. Beautiful dresses too :D

  4. I love red and turquoise together...great color combo!
    So many pretty dresses this year. And I love that they're all simple and elegant with a fun flair.

  5. I liked Naomi Watts dress the best. And love that lanyard!

  6. LOVE turquoise and red together - one of my favorite combos! Very pretty lanyard Val!

    Oh, and it is that time of year were we get to see all your picks on the glamorous dresses ... I do like the classic ones like Nicole and Amanda. If only I could look like that in a dress!

  7. I like Nicole's the best! Have a nice weekend, we are having perfect weather here in Southern California :)

  8. How pretty -- nothing says southwestern like turquoise eh? Is it weird that I was completely indifferent to the Oscars? I missed it entirely, but I see from your post that Catherine Zeta Jones looked lovely as always.

  9. I visited New Mexico and was blown away with the color designs there. I was convinced that I was going to have a Southwestern inspired room in my house. That would have been a totally room and I didn't do it in the end, but I still love the turquoise and other colors and beads of that style. You should make more. I like turquoise and silver too.

  10. love the colors of that laynard. I don't follow award shows, but the dresses are stunning.

  11. Turquoise and red! Excellent combination! Bright and happy ;o) Love those dresses! All so different! Excellent!

  12. The turquoise and red combination is a great combination, nice additions to your collection.
    Everyday Inspired

  13. great colors in that one!!! i loved Sandra bullock dress! did u see it ? :)

  14. Hi Val,

    The lanyard is great, and your
    post this week is fun.

    Thanks for visiting and for
    your kind comments.

    Bear Hugs,

  15. Hi Val,

    Love your southwestern look, the blue and red so pretty. Isn't it funny, sometimes people requests give us ideas etc and we're amazed we never before thought of such a thing.

    I think my favorite dress is Nicole Kidman's...very pretty and elegant but figure hugging too.

    Hope you will have a great week. Hope our weather stays warmer and none of the white stuff hits us in the northeast.


  16. it's so great your customer gives you ideas and it actually works :)

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG

  17. LOVE the lanyard color combo! you can never go wrong pairing turquoise with red or orange :-D

  18. Hello there!
    You have a great blog and so many adorable creations here. I'm really impressed.
    Nice of you to popped into my little world of imagination.

    Have a nice day!

  19. Gorgeous new piece! And I'm not one for watching award shows, but I DO love the fashion!!

  20. amanda seyfried looks gorgeous in McQueen! <3

    Letters To Juliet

  21. Love your enthusiasm for the gowns. I think my favourite is Jennifer Lawrence's dress - even if she couldn't walk in it!

  22. Definitely a wonderful idea for this beautiful lanyard, Val. I love the color combination.

    Oooo, so many beautiful dresses. I am so partial to the one Jennifer Lawrence wore.

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  23. So gorgeous together. A beautiful lanyard. The gowns you share from the Oscars are gorgeous.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  24. Love turquoise and red! Great job.
    Thank you for visiting Nostalgic Summer, I'm glad you liked my "Cinderella."

  25. Love those gowns, thanks for sharing, Halle Berry's has an Art Deco vibe to it.

  26. I think a few of those lovely actresses could have really used an elegant beaded necklace or two to improve their look and hope you agree ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, your newest follower, Lisa.

  27. This is great post and love the new necklace lovley! Thanks so much for stopping by SweetLeigh, I am excited to follow your creations! I agree with the art deco love, Halle Berry is my favorite. Unique in the crowd this year! :)Love and solidarity,

    Vanessa Leigh via Linked In!


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val