January 07, 2015 10:00 AM

Padma Lakshmi is turning her daughter’s tough break into a shining style moment.

After 4½-year-old Krishna Thea injured her elbow, the Top Chef host did what any fashionable mama would do. She busted out the glue gun, a few sparkly accessories and got to work on a mini masterpiece.

The result: A black cast that even the queen of all things bedazzled, Beyoncé, would approve of.

“#Littlefeet broke her little elbow. But we shall not sacrifice our glamour,” Lakshmi, 44, joked on Twitter, sharing a snapshot of herself placing the finishing touches on her jeweled creation.


Courtesy Padma Lakshmi; Inset:Cindy Ord/Getty

Although the celebrity chef told PEOPLE that she’s not a fan of her daughter dress up as princesses, Lakshmi is more than happy to let Krishna’s imagination — and creativity! — run wild.

“I want her to have toys that are going to help her build something or create something,” she said.

Mission accomplished.

— Anya Leon

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