Western Living: Designer of the Year FINALIST

Western Living: Designer of the Year FINALIST


Thrilled to be a Finalist for Western Living Designer of the Year - Fashion Category!

I am beyond excited to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Western Living Designer of the Year Awards in the Fashion Category! This recognition is a significant milestone in my career, and I wanted to take a moment to share this incredible news with all of you.

Read the announcement here.

Celebrating Design Excellence

The Western Living Designer of the Year Awards celebrate the creativity and innovation of designers across Western Canada. These awards highlight the best in architecture, interiors, landscape, industrial, and of course, fashion design. Being acknowledged alongside such a talented group of designers is truly an honor.

My Journey in Fashion and Jewelry  Design

Since launching my brand, LanaBetty, my journey in fashion design has been driven by a passion for creating unique, high-quality pieces that tell a story. I have always believed that fashion is more than just clothing and accessories; it’s a form of self-expression, a way to communicate who we are without saying a word. This belief has been the cornerstone of my work and has inspired me to push boundaries and explore new creative horizons.

The Mantra Collection: Jewelry with a Purpose

The collection that earned me this finalist spot is particularly special to me—my Mantra Collection. This collection is not just about adornment; it’s about inspiration and empowerment. Each piece carries a double-sided meaningful message designed to resonate with the wearer on a personal level.

Mantra | Keep Showing Up Necklace - 18" - Necklace - LanaBetty

Keep Showing Up

The "Keep Showing Up" piece is a tribute to resilience and perseverance. Life can be challenging, but it’s the act of continuously showing up and giving our best that leads to growth and success. This piece serves as a reminder to stay committed to your journey, no matter the obstacles.


"Flourish" embodies the idea of thriving and blossoming in one’s unique way. It’s about embracing your individuality and letting your true self shine. This piece is a celebration of personal growth and the beauty that comes from nurturing one’s talents and passions.

Let Love Grow

"Let Love Grow" symbolizes the nurturing of love in all its forms—self-love, love for others, and love for life. It’s a reminder that love, like a plant, needs care and attention to flourish. This piece encourages the wearer to cultivate love and kindness in their daily lives.

Mantra | Rewrite Your Story Necklace - 18" - Necklace - LanaBetty

Rewrite Your Story

"Rewrite Your Story" is an empowering piece that speaks to the possibility of change and new beginnings. It’s a call to take control of your narrative and make the changes necessary to live your most authentic life. This piece inspires the wearer to be bold and proactive in shaping their destiny.

What This Recognition Means to Me

Being recognized by Western Living is not just a personal achievement; it’s a testament to the support and encouragement from my family, friends, and loyal customers. Your belief in my vision and your unwavering support have been instrumental in reaching this point. This nomination reaffirms my dedication to pushing the boundaries of fashion design and continuing to create pieces that make a difference.

Looking Ahead

As I look to the future, this recognition motivates me to keep evolving and experimenting within the design and fashion world. I am excited about the new projects on the horizon and can't wait to share them with you. Thank you for being a part of this journey, and I hope to continue to inspire and be inspired by the incredible world of fashion and jewelry design.

Gratitude and Acknowledgments

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Western Living for this incredible honor. Congratulations to all the other finalists—your work is truly inspiring, and it’s a privilege to be in such esteemed company.

Stay tuned for more updates, and as always, thank you for your continued support!

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