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Rockera Series of the Spring 2014 Collection

Find your Badd side with this Rock n Roll inspired collection. Featured in Betty Badd Couture Spring 2014 Collection

I've been making jewelry for more than 10 years, but nothing inspires my like creating new collections!

On one side, yes, I am a “Spanish Queen”, but I do have a “badd” side. There is an inner Rock-n-Roll goddess in me which led me to create the Rockera series in my Spring 2014 Collection. I carry this aesthetic in my daily wardrobe. No matter what occasion, I will always have a rock-n-roll element on, always push the envelope, and always stay edgy!

Pieces in Rockera share a combination of metallic and crystal elements. Be it gunmetal, gold or silver tones, these metallic chains, rings and spikes add some serious drama to the wardrobe! But it takes more than just the metals to make it Rockera. It’s really about the design. I’ve used some of the finest Swarosvki crystals and beads to turn up the volume on these pieces to make them all unique.

One of my favorites in this series is the Rockera Golden Stiletto Spiked Double Bib Necklace. At first glance, you see the stainless steel spikes and sparkling tones of gold and crystal, but look again and you’ll see the details that take it over the top. I’ve sandwiched the faceted Swarovski crystal beads that hang above the three center chains with dramatic Swarovski rondells. Each ring holds multiple cut crystals, gleaming from any angle. And the tassels themselves are loaded with clusters individual beads of crystal and gold-toned metal, each individually attached so they are free to move as the wearer moves about their evening. Just imagine hitting the dance floor with this beauty on!

I am crazy about the juxtaposition of wearing a classic elegant garment and mixing it up by wearing with a signature item from the Rockera series, creating such dramatic decadence. For example, the Rockera Gunmetal Spiked Bib Necklace! The crystals make it elegant, but the spikes make it badd – and oh what a look it creates! Imagine going out on the town with a great pair of jeans, some fabulous heels, a simple white tank and this necklace…put on a black leather motorcycle jacket and the look is complete!

But not everything in Rockera is all about spikes – it’s really all about attitude! The Rockera Knotted Single Strand Necklace/Belt pairs gunmetal ring chain with faceted black gunmetal glass beads and Swarovski crystal rondells for a look that is truly versatile. Like many of the pieces I design, it is meant to be a truly flexible addition to your wardrobe. Wear it loosely around your waist to cinch in a flowy blouse or wrap it around your neck a time or two and put on that little black dress – any way you wear it, it’s sure to attract gazes and compliments!

I truly believe every woman has a little (or a lot) of Rockera in them, and I invite you to join me!

Xoxo – Betty Badd 




Nashville Wives


Alot of drama brewing at Casino night. See what Betty Malo had to say about it.

I remember the ‘good ol’ days’ when The Mavericks first started touring (once they got their record deal) how they would drive around in a van, lug all their own gear, and all take turns at the wheel. Seeing Sarah do the same thing reminds me how hard the life of a musician really is. No matter what is going on in your life you must put on a “happy face” and get through the show. Watching episode 4, I again see that sadness in her eyes and it makes my heart weep for her. While I don’t know everything that is going on with Sarah and Dallas, I do know that both of them are great people and they love each other deeply. I hope they can work things out.

When I saw the segment of Gary Chapman recording in the studio it pulled at my heartstrings! I immediately recognized that they were at Blackbird Studios – it’s Raul’s favorite place to record and a home away from home. It’s always fun running into John and Martina McBride there. When Cassie mentions that Gary wanted Eva Rose to see her name credited on the record; that is when he officially won me over, almost bringing me to tears. It was a very tender moment and a vulnerable position for Cassie but she really knocked it out of the ballpark!


No Invite = Confusion

You know what they say – shit happens. Invites get lost in the mail and though I knew about the event, I was in the dark about the specifics. When Ana told me she was meeting Jenny and Cassie at Performance Studios and Costume Shop to pick out what they are going to wear for Casino Night I did feel left out…but more importantly, it left me confused. (It’s always fun picking out a costume - especially when Ana is around.) Obviously, I was invited to the party but without an invite I have no idea if it is a costume party. Is it Asian theme costume? Bond theme? I even called the other ladies to see what costume they were wearing and they told me they were wearing ball gowns - which only confused me even more. I am not one to whine or bitch but I do like having some sort of clarity and that is why I called Jenny the afternoon of her party. I know it was not good timing when I called but I wanted to respect the Terrell’s theme of the night. 

The event was absolutely stunning and you could tell the Terrell’s went “all out”. The trees were dripping with Chinese lanterns softly illuminating the paths and outside gathering areas creating an lovely Asian ambiance. They had themed cocktails, a martini bar, a whiskey bar and champagne. They even had a cigar bar. Food was elegantly presented with an array of Hors D’oeuvres, sushi rolls, and other Asian delights. Casino and game tables were sprinkled throughout the house creating a visual feast. Well done, Jenny and JT!

I invited my good friend Linda Dunbar (aka Lobster Mobster) to go with me. I didn’t know it was a “couples” party. Moreover, I didn't even know it was for a charitable cause. This was very embarrassing for me, as my husband and I pride ourselves on supporting the local community and I showed up to the party with no check. Raul and I have supported The Make A Wish Foundation for many years ever since Dino was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. Raul even performed at a benefit at The Country Music Hall of Fame raising funds and awareness for this incredible organization. If I had known this party was for Make A Wish, I would have been even more excited to participate!

It was when Linda mentioned that there was a silent auction that we both ventured to the second floor. This is where the drama begins. Over the years, I’ve learned to never speak on behalf of my husband or sign him up for something without his consent. Of course I was upset about the guitar – embarrassed really. All these great folks are at the event, seeing this guitar and the sign that claims his signature is on it…only to wonder why it is not. For someone looking from the outside, not knowing the details, it would lead them to believe that he was the one who dropped the ball. 

I know I got upset with my sister for bidding on the guitar, but I can look back now and see that she thought she was doing the right thing. At least she knows where to get that Raul Malo signature! BTW – why did the ladies not tell her it was a costume party after all!

XOXOX, Betty Badd