Tech Tuesday: Halloween Edition

We take Hallow’s Eve very seriously here at Valley Girl, and with Halloween right around the corner, some of us have been left to scramble for costumes.  Without wanting to sacrifice dedication for store-bought options, we are thanking our valley stars for our new favorite crafty find, and our Tech Tuesday pick of the week: Craftsy.

On their Apple App Store page, Crafsty describes their app as having “more than 500 online classes in photography, cake decorating, cooking, painting, drawing, quilting, knitting, sewing, embroidery, jewelry making and beyond, so you can gain the skills you need to succeed.”
So if you really want to be Sharknado or the San Francisco Giants’ adorable mascot Lou Seal but don’t feel like Martha Stewart in the craft closet, no problem!!  Craftsy will walk you through dozens of how-to’s for crafting, sewing, even making decorations for that perfect last-minute Halloween party complete with mulled cider.
So break out those glue guns, bust out those sewing machines, and whip up some snazzy costumes to Trick-or-Treat the night away.

We’d love to see your favorite costumes, so be sure to Tweet or Instagram @valleygirlshow with the hashtag #valleygirlhalloween for a chance to be featured next week on our blog!  And be sure to tune in every Tuesday as we launch our weekly installments of “Tech Tuesday”!  Happy Halloween, and of course, keeping with the black and orange theme, Go Giants!!

Craftsy Valley Girl Jesse Draper Halloween Craftsy Valley Girl Jesse Draper Halloween

The Valley Girl Teams Up With Barbie for NYFW!

The Valley Girl, Jesse Draper, teams up with Barbie at New York Fashion Week this year to dicuss wearable tech and all the latest trends.  Check out this video where Jesse interviews Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Vincent, Perez Hilton and a few others in the Barbie lounge on their Barbie inspirations! 

Join Jesse & Barbie at Fashion Week!

The next event on Jesse's calendar is New York Fashion Week this week! First stop -- Barbie!  The Valley Girl is very excited to be hosting the Barbie Lounge at NYFW!  Barbie has been inspiring girls and fashion designers alike since 1959.  From engineer to veterinarian, Barbie has dabbled in zillions of professions and with the recent launch of Entrepreneur Barbie -- for the first time she has the same career as Jesse!
Calling all New York based #ValleyGirls – please come join us for #NYFW in the Barbie Lounge THIS WEEK on September 5th and 6th! And for those of you not in the area, you can still join us in the Barbie Lounge online by keeping up with our stream!  
#Unapologetic #BarbieInspired

Barbie CFDA Valley Girl New York Fashion Week Jesse Draper

Our New Set by Laurel & Wolf

You may have noticed on the TV pilot of The Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper that the Valley Girl has changed her look -- in more ways than one!  To celebrate her big move from the computer screen to the TV screen, the Valley Girl decided that a fresh new look for her set was in order, so Jesse called upon her friends at Laurel & Wolf, an online home design company (for which she is an investor!) to do what they do best.  

At Laurel & Wolf, multiple designers competed to fulfil our vision, and then we picked the winning design within our budget, including a style board, a furniture plan, shopping list, along with instructions for the designer.   Their 3-step process was so efficient!  

Here's the skinny on how it works: 1. Tell them about your space.  Take the style quiz and create a room profile.  They ask you a few questions to get a feel for your space and your needs, and then you chose a package and lauch the contest between the Laurel & Wolf designers, all based in the U.S., competing to create your dream space.  2. You'll then recieve multiple designs from their network of professional designers.  You can give the designers feedback during the contest so that they can improve their designs.  3. Finally, choose the winning design!  L&W guarantees (100% money-back!) that you'll walk away with a design you'll love!

We couldn’t be happier with the Valley Girl’s new set!  Since L&W works with both residential and commercial spaces (including hospitality, retail, space planning, home staging, project management, and event design!) which space of yours will you use them for?  

#getyourdesignon     Also, be sure to check out their blog for a little design inspiration! 

Here's a pic of our original set from our web show days! We certainly were thinking pink!

The Valley Girl Show Laurel and Wolf

This is one of the design boards we were sent from the Laurel & Wolf design team.  While we didn't end up going with it, we absolutely adore its feminie feel! 

The Valley Girl Show Laurel and Wolf Design Board

Below is a picture of the winning design board that our team picked!  While we will always love pink, we love how this design mixes it up with a touch of teal! 

The Valley Girl Show Laurel and Wolf design board option 2

Can't forget the finished product! Here's a behind the scenes shot of the new set!  Thank you so much Laurel & Wolf!! We LOVE our new VGS stage! 

The Valley Girl Show Set Laurel and Wolf

The Valley Girl Show Set Jesse Draper