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.
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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.
Lucky magazine and HSN have become fast friends. The two teamed up to create an exclusive capsule collection with seven designers — Shoshanna, Rebecca Taylor, Kooba, Rebecca Minkoff, Tracy Reese, Gerard Yosca, and Helen Ficalora. How are these pieces different from the ones the designers create for their namesake lines? They have the same aesthetic but are way more affordable. "It is so exciting to be partnering with HSN and have these unique, fabulously priced items reach a wider audience and bring Lucky Shops to life in an entirely new way," Lucky's editor in chief Kim France said. The designer capsule collection will be revealed on HSN on Oct. 16 and 17; some pieces are now available on Lucky Shops at HSN.
(L-R: Shoshanna Floral Cocktail Dress ($64-$80), Kooba Satchel ($225), Rebecca Taylor Drape Cardigan ($65))
One look at this sophisticated linen hand-stitched chain pillow, and I bet you'd never guess it's from HSN. Well, it is. And better yet, this Nate Berkus Linen Chain Pillow ($14.95, reduced from $39.95) is unbelievably affordable. Judging the quality of online products is difficult, but considering that this one is made of 100 percent linen, I feel reassured. Moreover, I just love its chain detailing. The zig-zag patterned chain has a great graphic quality and juxtaposes in a fresh way with the natural quality of the linen.
Heidi Klum might have lost her jewelry line to a nasty lawsuit, but that isn't going to stop another bodacious blonde from testing her celebrity designing skills on a home shopping network. Molly Sims has just inked a deal with HSN to design a costume jewelry collection called Grayce. Molly's art deco-inspired line includes earrings, cuffs, and bracelets stirred by the '60s, her love for travel, and photography. No clovers included.
Project Runway's Rami Kashou took his designs to the web a while ago, but now you can also find them on HSN. While his strapless jumpsuit is questionable, this Rami Kashou for Curations One-Shoulder Jersey Dress ($165), which comes in a bevy of colors, has potential. The asymmetrical neckline, the dropped waist, and the slit in the sleeve make it special. And Donna Karan would definitely approve of the drape front. Why not wear it to an upcoming wedding? Have fun!
Back in October, I rounded up some stylish finds at HSN, and was surprised to see designs by Nate Berkus, John Robshaw, and Colin Cowie in store. Well, I just revisited and found a slew of stylish finds on sale, and I couldn't help but pass the word along. I'm loving this John Robshaw Pondicherry Duvet ($99.95, reduced from $200). Its soft, teal, hand-blocked medallion print is light and beachy — great for a Summer house. The duvet has a button closure, hand-stitched detailing, and is made from 400 thread count Egyptian cotton. It's definitely a steal if I ever saw one.