26 February 2013

And the WINNER IS. . . .

Drum roll please. . . and the winner of the Joy Hand Painted Silk Daisy Chain Hand Painted Silk crepe scarf is Donna Marie Larocco Saputo! 
Gifted to Wendy Williams on The Wendy Williams Show
Diana is a self taught artistic jewelry designer and the creator of LunaEssence, a line of luxurious jewellery and handbags stitches from reclaimed fabrics. The winning scarf is one of a limited edition hand painted art-to-wear crepe silk scarves that we produced to be given away on a recent segment of The Wendy Williams show! The show aired the day before the Academy Awards on February 23. Diana is in good company with her prize, because Wendy, the show's producer and three lucky guests of the show also received one of the seven produced in this limited edition!  

Did watch the 85th Academy Awards? All the stars, and the directors and producers of the years greatest films gather together to celebrate their successes. As always there were lots of jokes, song and dance performances, and cameo appearances by the "Who's Who" in Hollywood film industry! I love to watch the red carpet, see who's wearing what, gawk at the bling and see how the other half lives from the comfort of my living room with a bowl of popcorn! 

My personal favorites were: Jennifer Garner looked stunning in a raspberry Gucci gown Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked very debonaire in a Gucci tux.  
Kristin Stewart, I thought she looked gorgeous (even on crutches) in a full length ivory lace and tulle gown by Reem Acra

I love Jenn Aniston's girl next door ease and style, and she looked fantabulous in a strapless red gown by Valentino. 

George Clooney in Giorgio Armani Privé & Stacey Keibler in a form fitting Naeem Khan looked smashing together,  and the Odd Couple Award went to Charlize Theron & Dustin Hoffman, she was stunning in a structured beaded white peplum and full length skirt with a train by Dior Couture 
I thought Adele stole the show with her performance of Skyfall as well as on the red carpet, her sweet and humble acceptance speech showed us her true colors! 

Jennifer Lawrence tripped up the stairs but regained her composure quickly for her acceptance speech in Dior Haute Couture

Queen Latifah looked fresh and fabulous in a white Badgley Mischka Couture gown. 

I could go on and on, I loved Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani Privé, and what's better than Liev Schrieber except Liev Schrieber in a tuxedo. . . 

Amy Adams in an amazing dove grey torn tulle gown by Oscar de la Renta was off the charts, very fairy tale princess. 

Who was your favorite? And did you agree with the Academy on the winners? 

06 February 2013

Joy Hand Painted Silk Giveaway Tipss & Tweets!

Celebrities are lucky (and talented), they make movies, star in television programs, win awards, hobnob with other celebs, afford personal trainers, chefs and stylists and they get free swag! Well now you can be lucky -- and win free swag too! How would you like to have the chance to win a Joy Hand Painted Silk Scarf just like the one we made especially for The Wendy Williams Show?? 
Courtesy of The Artisan Group
Word is that our Daisy Chain Crepe Silk scarves are going into three BIG swag bags, one for the hostess herself, one to program's executive producer and one swag bag will be given away to a lucky studio audience member! The reason I am involved in this amazing opportunity and getting this kind of exposure on a nationally-syndicated talk show is because of my affiliation with The Artisan Group
Daisy Chain Silk Crepe Scarf
Why do celebrities love handmade gifts? Because they are original, unique and one of a kind! The cache of handmade is that nothing is mass produced, it was made by the artist, especially for you! I chose this soft cool color palette because it is universally flattering. Have you noticed, brunettes, blondes, redheads, silver, all look good in cool shades of blue and lavender. The gold highlight is a daisy pattern that I drew by hand several years ago, then had printed on the silk crepe de chine scarves in limited edition. 
Joy Silk Studio

Work in Progress

Daylight photo shoot on Planet Joy
One thing is certain, someone will win! Here's a few tips on our raffle to ensure your entries count! The first two steps will unlock the rest of the options for more entries! 

1. Please visit Planet Joy and make a comment http://joysilk.blogspot.com
Your comment  on our blog is a mandatory entry, visit Planet Joy and leave a comment on any of our blog posts. The comment area is at the very bottom of each post, located beneath the Link Within widget, click on the word COMMENT to open a window to leave your comment on any post on Planet Joy! The Widget is pictured here for demonstration purposes only. The LinkWithin widget is located at the end of the post, suggesting other posts you might also like, the area to click and comment you will see it at the bottom right, just below the widget. 
Click the word COMMENTS: located at the base of the post 
below the LinkWithin widget (not on this demonstration image)
to open the comment box and make a qualifying comment 
on any Planet Joy blog post.

2. Follow @JoySilk on Twitter
This is NOT a mandatory entry, but tweeting will definitely increase your chances of winning because the next three entries are keyed to tweeting about the Giveaway

3. Tweet about the giveaway. Tweet our suggested text “Receive exclusive offers and discounts from Joy Hand Painted Silk. Sign up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/uJtwf” or create your own, be sure to post the url of your tweet in the text box as directed by the Rafflecopter widget. 

4. Tweet about the giveaway. Tweet our suggested text “Treat yourself or a friend to the comfort and luxury of an art-to-wear hand painted silk scarf. www.Joyflower.etsy.comor create your own, be sure to post the url of your tweet in the text box as directed by the Rafflecopter widget. 

5. Tweet about the giveaway. Tweet our suggested text “Enter to win a Daisy Chain Silk Crepe Scarf " http://bit.ly/Xm1mSBor create your own, be sure to post the url of your tweet in the text box as directed by the Rafflecopter widget. 

6. Share a photo or other post from www.facebook.com/Joysilk with your facebook friends. This entry is worth 2 points and again, be sure to post the url of the page you shared to!

7. The final qualifying entry is to sign up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/uJtwf, you can sign up via the link or leave your email address in the text box on the Rafflecopter widget. Our newsletter is published monthly and includes style tips and exclusive offers to our valued mailing list recipients!

Entries 3,4,5,6 may be done daily to give you more entries and enhance your chances to win our Raffle!  Good Luck!!