2009 was the year for home shopping. It felt as though every other story involved either QVC or HSN. Everyone from Isaac Mizrahi to Serena Williams, Rachel Zoe to Rami Kashou hooked up with one of these networks, bringing their delectable goodies to the masses. One of the most exciting collaborations was between Molly Sims and HSN — Grayce by Molly Sims proved to be a totally stellar art deco-inspired jewelry collection. Click through to learn more.
UPDATE: One necklace is up for grabs on QVC — the Cat Deeley Faceted Finale Necklace is on holiday special for $60, originally $70, and comes in three colors.
Cat Deeley is on the up and up. The So You Think You Can Dance host has an announcement to make: she will be premiering a QVC jewelry line Dec. 14 — two days before the show's finale. The collection, called Cat Deeley Vintage, is old world inspired — check this purple sparkler she recently wore from the collection. Cat's style is pretty freakin' cute, and I think we can expect the same from her bauble breakthrough.
leeluvfashion may look feminine up top, but down under, she's tough as nails. I love how she paired a colorful tee and cardi with a pair of chunky military-inspired boots. Her hard and soft elements create a harmoniously fun 'fit.
Here's what she has on:
Cardigan: American Eagle Outfitters
Top: Free People
Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Handbag: Maxx New York
Scarf: American Eagle Outfitters
Congrats to leeluvfashion!
Last night we celebrated Isaac Mizrahi's new lifestyle collection for QVC with the designer himself and a few of his fashion friends—including Glenda Bailey, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Katrina Bowden.
A section of his studio space in Manhattan's West Side was set up with a television installation—from oversized Sixties sets to modern day plasma screens—each displaying videos of Mizrahi interacting with QVC hosts and a selection of his new product line. In between posing for photos with fans, the always lovely Isaac told us his favorite item was a scarf printed with images of his dog. (There were also plates featuring the pup's mug.) Sadly, there was none of that famous cheesecake on hand, but we did love the look of an oversized tartan throw, a silver and gold tea set ($40), and one very small cross-body saddle bag.
Isaac Mizrahi Live! will debut on QVC December 4 - 7.
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Isaac Mizrahi is Mr. QVC these days. Isaac Mizrahi Live, which debuts Dec. 4, just released some of its multicategory goodies. Studded berets, sequin tees, toggle coats, and bright handbags, all retailing from $32 to $300, are some of the offerings. Also on the menu is tartan-printed cheesecake. You hear that, Yum?
“I love my product. I believe in my product. If I do plates, if I do bedding, which I did, if I render cookies, I do it in the same way that I think about a couture dress," Isaac said. The designer is quickly becoming the jack of all trades. "As I build my brand, I think about Martha Stewart and her very upward trajectory. She has always been a great inspiration to me." Fabulous.
To see a few Fab Isaac Mizrahi Live pieces, read more
Shopping online feels as natural as purchasing in-store, but buying clothes from a TV-based retailer still seems a little unconventional. Designers, however, are increasingly venturing onto the small screen to hawk their wares. Isaac Mizrahi, always one to explore new ways of getting products to customers, inked a deal with QVC over the Summer, while Naeem Khan is set to debut his premiere collection for HSN on October 28. We took a quick look at some HSN and QVC products that are available now, from established designers like Erin Fetherston and Kenneth Jay Lane.
Next to jump on the TV home shopping bandwagon are fine jewelry designers — with baubles retailing up to $5,000 — Robin Renzi from Me&Ro, and Stephen Dweck. Renzi has signed on with HSN to create an affordable collection of adornments, ranging from $30 to $100, called Robin by Me&Ro. The line debuts tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 20, and will feature Renzi's signature tribal-inspired designs made from brass-plated silver and gold. “I’m excited to bring designs to a broader audience and I want people to hear it from me, what inspires me and why they inspire me,” said Renzi.
(L-R: Me&Ro earrings for HSN, Stephen Dweck diamond branch bracelet for QVC)
Stephen Dweck, known for featuring rare oversize rocks and gemstones in his namesake collection, has been enlisted by QVC to create a collection of diamond-clad jewelry called Dweck Diamonds. “It’s diamonds done in a new way,” said Dweck. “It’s a new way to wear my jewelry.” The line drops Oct. 27. Prices are to be determined.
Heidi Klum doesn't seem like the type to back down from a fight, so it was news to us when we heard the Project Runway host discontinued her QVC jewelry line after being hit with a lawsuit from Van Cleef & Arpels accusing her of copying their trademark clover design. "They wanted to have the clover, even though our designs never matched . . . they just wanted to own the clover motif," said Klum. "So they went after everyone who does that — Louis Vuitton! -— they said 'We own the clover . . ." Interesting. Take a look at Klum's jewels and tell me, does discontinuing her jewelry line admit guilt?
Isaac Mizrahi is a busy man. In addition to designing for Liz Claiborne, his own namesake line, and hosting The Fashion Show, he found time to create a collection for QVC. The line, named Isaac Mizrahi Live, will include a bevy of clothing, accessories, footwear, and even housewares. “It will encapsulate Isaac’s design aesthetic, and it’s not going to be too far from what he loves, what he has done in the past, and what he intends to do,” said Marisa Gardini, CEO of Isaac Mizrahi. Price points are still to be determined but we do know that Isaac and his QVC clothes will be coming to a television screen near you in December. You interested?
Giles Deacon inked a deal with a large manufacturer and will be increasing his distribution from 38 stores to at least 120 stores.
The full Tracy Feith for Target lookbook has been released with the collection launching in stores and online this weekend.
Rachel Zoe will be designing a line of accessories for QVC, poised to launch this fall.
Roberto Cavalli just opened a $30 million dollar club in Dubai, billed as the first designer club in the Middle East.