Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Diamonds are a Diva's Best Friend with Guest Blogger: Dawn Chartier

Win a Tivoli Heart Necklace
and a copy of Diamonds from
the tantalizing & talented, Dawn Chartier
today at the Boost!

She's here to chat about diamonds and divas and here's what she had to say...

The other night I watched the Golden Globes and found myself entranced with the actresses, or shall I say, with what they were wearing. Mostly, because of my novella, Diamonds, which recently released and I figured it would be a fun to pick out dresses that I thought my character, Holly would look great in.

Holly is a self-made millionaire, and I knew she would be glued to the television watching who wore what. She’d know all the designer names for the clothes, shoes, jewelry and clutches, and so would her closest friends (Moe, Karen and Staci). More than likely they were having a girl’s sleep-over party, and drooling over the hot actors too.

So in honor of Holly and her buddies, here are a few dresses I picked out that I think they would like to wear.

The first dress is a black beaded lacey number designed by Bruce Oldfield. I thought it was a pretty antique little number that would look good on Holly’s friend Moe.

Now the second dress I picked out isn’t because of the glamorous leopard and lace so much, but it is because of the stunning 74 year old woman wearing it, Jane Fonda. Jane is still a knock-out.

And here is Reese Witherspoon’s strapless Zac Posen dress with a sparkling diamond bracelet. Reece looks so happy, and she reminded me of Holly.

And then we have Sofia Vergara. I chose her because she is not your average skinny-mini. No, Sofia has sexy curves and knows how to use them. I love this teal blue gown designed by Vera Wang, and the $5 million worth of diamonds/jewels by Harry Winston that Sofia is wearing isn’t too shabby either. (Vera’ nice. lol)

Speaking of diamonds, did you see all that bling! The earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Wow! Some of the dresses even looked like they were made of diamonds too. Who do you think wore the best dress or the worst dress?

So, anyone who answers the question will be put into a drawing for a Tivoli Heart Locket Necklace and a copy of my novella, Diamonds. If you didn’t watch it, it’s easy to look it up. Just Google Golden Globe Awards. Good luck.

Thanks for having me, Kerri!

A Note from the Book Boost: Thanks for joining me, Dawn. You know how much I love to host you at the Boost. Forgive me for chopping off the heads of your actresses above but I had my reasons (LOL). Best of luck on this new release and I love the premise of the story. Even though I can't win the necklace (boo hoo for me), I happened to have loved the dress that Sarah Michelle Gellar wore. It was a sweeping, blue tye-dye number that her little girl loved and she wore it just because. I thought it was unique and adorable. She received bad reviews from the fashion folks but I don't think they know what they are talking about more than half the time. I say, "You go Buffy Momma!"


Self-made millionaire Holly Charleston has come a long way since her homeless days. Sometimes, she believes life would have been simpler before fortune and fame. With every man she meets imagining dollar signs, she yearns for the one man who sees the real Holly. A mysterious wealthy stranger may be the one, but she must control her sexsomnia and trust issues if she hopes for a real chance at love.

Professional thief Drake Davenport is ready to begin an honest life. However, his last assignment leads him to steal the heart diamond necklace from a woman known as Ms. Frost. But Holly guards her heart close and her assets closer. Once Holly thaws to Drake's seduction attempts, he finds himself in a position of protecting her from a hired mercenary or living the life he believes he earned. Drake realizes the challenge of stealing the diamond is nothing compared to the challenge of stealing Holly's heart.

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April Fontenot said...

I have to say I feel Reese Witherspoon was my favorite for best dressed. She always has a classy southern girl look to her.

Grammy said...

Great idea to dress your characters and I loved your selections!

For my contest entry...

Golden Globe Best Dressed: Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron

Worst Dressed: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Piper Perabo and Zooey Deschanel

Na said...

Sometimes I find the worst-dressed list as, if not more entertaining than the best-dressed. It's all a matter of how people wear them. I like those who look comfortable and elegant in a natural way.

From the Golden Globes I also found Reese Witherspoon to be one of the best-dressed. She looked beautiful in red which was sort of mermaid-shaped so it suited the wave-tossed hair. Angeline Jolie always looks pretty but that wasn't one of my favorite dressed on her though. Charlize looked larger than life -so statuesque!

Events like these are a great way for a girl to dress up and feel glamorous. Congrats on your aptly-named book release!

Kathleen O said...

I think Jane Fonda looked amazing and I like Resse Whitherspoon too. But Meryl Steep, really girl.. that dress did not suit you...

Debby said...

I do like Reese Witherspoon as well. I am not fond of a lot of those gowns though.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Dawn Chartier said...

April - Looks like a lot of us agree with Reese's dress.

So glad you could stop by.

Dawn Chartier said...

Hi Grammy - I love Charlize too. She's very classy. Good luck!

Dawn Chartier said...

Na - You are so right. The worst dress is entertaining. And who would we have to talk about right?

Thanks for stopping by.

Dawn Chartier said...

Kathleen - I don't even remember Meryl, so she must not have made an impression on me one way or another. lol However, she's a great actress...

Thanks for swinging by and good luck!

Dawn Chartier said...

Hi Debby - Some of the dresses I had to wonder if they paid more than my car cost for them. lol Crazy. I went gown shopping last night for the Mardi Gras ball and found a nice red number. Now I just hope to lose a few pounds before I get in it. lol

Thanks for swinging by! Good luck!

April Fontenot said...

Forgot to leave my contact info on my