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Diva Mariah Carey Debuts On HSN, Says Creating Perfume Is Like Writing A Song

November 29, 2010

Well, now we know why Mariah Carey has made butterflies her signature. More on that later.

A very pregnant Carey premiered at midnight Cyber Monday with her collection of fragrances, jewelry and shoes for HSN.

When we first saw Carey, she was laying prone on a couch on the set — all done in cream-colored furniture — that HSN had created for her. Her feet were up on the couch, and she said she needed to be that way to be comfortable in her condition.

“I don’t want them to think I’m being rude,” Carey, with her long straight blonde hair parted in the middle, told host Colleen Lopez.

And she liked the digs. “The living room is gorgeous. I feel very at home.”

Mariah designed the bottle for her HSN TS

At times, Carey did act a bit diva-ish. She said several times that she really shouldn’t even be at HSN, with her pregnancy. Not cool. And at one point Carey was ordering Lopez around a bit, asking that the host walk up and down wearing a pair of the singer’s new HSN boots.

HSN’s Today’s Special Value is Carey’s Luscious Pink Parfum for $65, free shipping.

Carey, clad in a low-cut black top with lace sleeves, told Lopez, “I never liked perfume. I never wore it.”

But she got a kick out of doing perfume and “putting together the notes. It’s like writing a song.”

The notes, by the way, are: Top Notes, Sicilian bergamot, ocean breeze accord and Bellini accord; Mid Notes, pink peony, dewy tiare petals and lily of the valley; and Base Notes, bright blond woods, creamy sandalwood and white musk.

The perfume’s bottle, designed by Carey, is especially pretty. It has a pink metallic pink butterfly cap, and the bottle has an iridescent aurora borealis look. “I really spent a lot of time on the bottle,” the pop singer said, adding that she collects all kinds of perfume bottles.

Carey’s collection also includes butterfly jewelry. She told Lopez that she did her “Butterfly” album in 1997, with the title cut the same name. “A lot of my fans started associating me with that symbol,” Carey said. “It’s a great kind of positive symbol.”

HSN also showed a video clip where Carey said that butterflies also represent freedom and a lack of limits to her.

Along with Carey’s fans, fellow HSN vendor and tennis pro Serena Williams even called in during the show. She had ordered the perfume.

“I loved the packaging,” Williams said. “I thought it was amazing.”

Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon, was supportive. He also called in during the show and said that Carey was doing a great job. “I love you,” he told her.

That’s sweet.

Mariah won't be walking around in these while she's pregnant

Carey has a whole closet dedicated to shoes in LA, and she’s done some hot ones for HSN. Both Carey and Lopez were rocking the high suede peeptoe boots that are part of the singer’s HSN collection.

Carey gushed about the boots, saying that her friends loved them and never suspected they were from her line. “They really look super-expensive,” said Carey, who we know can afford to buy those pricey red-soled shoes.

Lopez described the peeptoe boots as “sexy,” and said her husband Carlos loved them on her.

And although Carey was in no shape to wear them and model them, she also was proud of the platform stilettos she designed.

QVC Rakes In Record-Breaking $42 Million On Black Friday, Biggest Ever

November 29, 2010

QVC made out like a bandit on Black Friday.

In fact, the news was so good that the home shopping network’s PR department worked this weekend, putting out a press release on the more than $42 million in Black Friday sales, the most ever in the channel’s 24-year history.

“Customers embraced all of the joy, none of the craziness with record results,” QVC crowed in its announcement.

The festivities kicked off Thanksgiving night, and continued on to Friday.

“Customers were invited to begin their holiday shopping not long after the Thanksgiving turkey was put away with QVC’s The New Black Friday,” QVC said. “The special programming event featured the season’s best deals on select, new gifts and While Supplies Last prices on limited-quantity, in-demand items. QVC.com offered additional specially priced products and featured online countdown offers in every hour.”

The always-quoted Claire Watts, QVC president of U.S. Commerce, added her canned quote to the release.

“After last year’s record-setting Black Friday, our merchandising team was determined to fulfill our customers’ gift-giving needs with another superior product mix,” she said. “Our customer response can only mean that we exceeded their expectations and delivered on our promise to provide all of the joy, none of the craziness. We will continue to offer an outstanding shopping experience throughout the holiday season and every day.”

Several products contributed to QVC’s Black Friday success including the PanImage 7” Touchscreen Google Android WiFi Tablet, the Sharp AQUOS Quattron LED/LCD TV, the Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Camera, the Philosophy limited-edition Hope in a Jar and the Mario 25th Anniversary Red Nintendo Wii Gaming System with Accessories.

Additionally, QVC.com played an integral role, contributing more than 40 percent of the day’s sales.

Busty Diva Mariah Carey’s Sexy Stilettos Are Already For Sale On HSN

November 24, 2010

With-child song bird Mariah Carey will be on HSN next Monday, but the home shopping network’s website already has her fragrance, jewelry and shoes for sale.

We figured butterflies would be a big part of her collection, and they are. We loved the delicate necklace with dangling butterflies that she has.

We could, and would, shake these booties

But her shoes are to die for, if you like looking a bit trashy and sassy. And we do.

We particulary a pair of booties with faux fur for $130 and another suede pair with open toes for $200.

Some of Mariah's more conservative fare for HSN

There are also some trampy, vampy platform stilettos with a little butterfly charm hanging on them.

If these don't look like Mariah Carey, we don't know what does

They come in silver, rose gold and gold, priced at $150. They’re too high for us, but we likey, even if they look like something a stripper in your local gentlemen’s club would wear.

HSN Promotes Holiday Plans With A Mariah Carey Promo

November 18, 2010

A day after QVC said it was bringing back the “new” Black Friday, HSN put out a press release about its star-studded Thanksgifting Weekend festivities. The biggest attraction will be pregnant pop diva Mariah Carey.

To promote this shindig, HSN has come up with a holiday TV campaign featuring Mariah Carey, Iman and Twiggy as guides on a virtual shopping journey that delivers “the greatest names in gifts.”

It’s kind of cute.

This promo is set to Carey’s single “Oh Santa” from her new album Merry Christmas II You, and showcases an array of products.

“This was one of the most creative campaigns HSN has ever produced and was designed to give our customers a window into the best of the holidays and gifts,” Andrew Sheldon, HSN’s EVP of Television & Executive Creative Director, said in a canned statement Thursday.

“It was exciting to shoot on the back lot of Universal Studios to capture the winter scenes and shopping windows — and to work closely with Mariah Carey and her team. Setting the promotion to Mariah’s new holiday release was a great opportunity to tie her music with her new lifestyle brand launch on Cyber Monday.”

HSN’s holiday campaign is airing on all of its shopping platforms and will also be in rotation on cable operators covering 95 million homes as part of HSN’s cross-channel marketing efforts.

Here is HSN’s line-up over the holidays:

• Nov. 19 – Twiggy presents her LONDON fashion line, while TV actress and fashion model Molly Sims offers the latest in fashion jewelry.
• Nov. 29 (Cyber Monday) – Carey launches her exclusive collection of jewelry and footwear, as well as her limited-edition fragrance and a “Merry Christmas II You” CD/DVD bundle. Also, TV actress Kathy Najimy debuts her new shapewear concept “Ch’arms.”
• Dec. 2 – Iman showcases newest fashion, jewelry and accessory designs.
• Dec. 3-5 – Chef Wolfgang Puck provides cooking tips for the holidays.
• Dec. 3 – Entertainment expert Colin Cowie presents the best in holiday entertaining.
• Dec. 4-5 – Decorating expert Nate Berkus offers distinctive styles for your home.
• Dec. 7 – Serena Williams serves up more of her jewelry, accessories and more.
• Dec. 8-9 – Culinary celebrity Padma Lakshmi showcases her collection of natural spices, teas and teapots.
• Dec. 10 – Mary J. Blige returns with her exclusive fragrance with HSN, My Life.
• Dec. 12 – Chef Todd English with his cookware.

As part of its efforts to make shopping as convenient as possible over the holidays, HSN is leveraging all of its platforms to enable customers to shop where, how and when they want – on TV from the comfort of their home, on hsn.com, or “on the go” on their iPad, iPhone or android handheld device.

Exciting surprises are also available online. Customers can play HSN’s “Great Gift Giveaway” and have the opportunity to win $100,000 in gift prizes, including HSN gift cards, and eight electronic packages, each valued at $2,000. The game is also available on HSN’s Facebook page and mobile app on the iPhone – and is featured on-air ever Friday at 4 p.m. during the Gift Friday hours.

Diva Mariah Carey’s Perfume Is Already Selling Out On HSN.com

November 2, 2010

M By Mariah is almost sold out

Pop diva Mariah Carey is coming to HSN the end of the month, but her fragrance collection is already on HSN.com. And some of the items are already almost sold out.

For example, her signature perfume, M By Mariah, is almost gone. It’s got the aromas of Tahitian Tiare flower and wet gardenia petals and amber infused with spicy Moroccan incense.

In a more girly vein are her Lollipop fragrances. Why the lollipop?

According to HSN.com, “Ribbon is from an irresistible candy-inspired collection of three mouthwatering fragrances. This selection was inspired by Mariah’s unforgettable marriage proposal – her engagment ring was hidden inside a lollipop candy wrapper!”

Wow, we’d start eating lollipops if we thought we’d find an engagement ring in one! The “bling ribbon” version is a “mouthwatering floral fruity inspired by the blue raspberry lollipop,” with top notes of raspberries, honeydew and cucumber pulp; mid notes of hydrangea, blue lotus and jasmine dew; and base notes of liquid musks, white woods and sugar crystals.

At $250, it's almost sold out

And the top of the line is Carey’s $250 bottle of Mariah Carey Forever, which is described as “radiant, glamorous and mesmerizing….a sophisticated combination of opulent floral notes that convey a powerful message of feminine sensuality. True to Mariah Carey, Forever is a harmony reminiscent of classic Hollywood allure for a timeless interpretation of glamour.”

Even at that big pricetag, it’s almost sold out, too.

It should come as no surprise that most of Carey’s fragrance bottles are all topped by her favorite icon, the butterfly.

Pop Diva Mariah Carey’s ‘Lifestyle Brand’ To Debut On HSN: Does That Mean Too Tight Dresses And Mucho Cleavage?

October 29, 2010

We knew, and have written, that pop tart Mariah Carey was going to be doing more than just selling her CDs on HSN, that she also had a jewelry and shoe line planned, etc.

Well, with Carey making news with her pregnancy, HSN Friday decided it was the perfect time to announce all the details of the busty singer’s “lifestyle brand” and partnership with with the home shopping network.

Grammy-award winning artist Carey will be on HSN Nov. 29 to debut her products. That date is Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving that always racks up huge online sales.

Mimi will be on HSN Cyber Monday

Carey has done an exclusive collection of jewelry (including butterflies, which we predicted) and footwear for HSN, as well as a limited-edition fragrance.

This go-around of products follows the recent introduction of Carey’s holiday album “Merry Christmas II You,” which premiered on HSN Oct. 20 as part of an exclusive CD/DVD bundle and will also be available on HSN throughout the holiday season.

And here’s the canned statement that we are supposed to believe is from Carey, not a PR person.

“I am always eager to push my creativity into new directions,” Carey said. “After meeting Mindy Grossman, I jumped at the opportunity to develop my own collection of shoes and baubles, and to enhance my fragrance offering.”

And here is HSN CEO Grossman’s canned response.

“We are thrilled to launch on HSN a lifestyle brand that captures Mariah’s creative sensibility as well as the different facets of her life,” Grossman said. “From the moment we met her, there was a great connection and a shared passion for beautiful products and entertaining experiences. This lifestyle collection is a reflection of her unique personal style.”

Here’s the description of Carey’s items from her premiere collection straight from the release:

Jewelry: Stylish with a feminine flair, Mariah’s intricate jewelry designs speak to her love of pave detailing and colorful stone accents. Highlights include a pave-set initial pendant that hangs from a delicate stone-by-the-yard chain and crystal accented, butterfly earrings, available in pink or blue hues. Prices range from approximately $39.99 to $199.95.

Footwear: In an assortment of colors and unique design styles, Mariah’s footwear collection includes rhinestone encrusted sandals and quilted winter boots. Other highlights are right on trend for the season, including the suede peep-toe boot with a platform wedge and the fur trimmed booties. Prices range from approximately $69.90 to $199.90.

Limited Edition Fragrance: Mariah will offer her successful Luscious Pink fragrance in a special limited edition bottle, exclusive to HSN customers. Additionally, 25 bottles of her Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition Parfum will feature exquisitely detailed, Swarovski Elements crystal-studded butterfly caps, packaged in a gold cosmetic case and available for $275. Each of these 25 treasured keepsakes will contain a personal note from Mariah herself and will be available on a first-come basis.

CD/DVD Bundle: Mariah’s highly anticipated holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, will be bundled with a 30-minute exclusive DVD. Merry Christmas II You contains original material and holiday classics, including a re-record of Mariah Carey’s original self-penned #1 Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas is You,” as well as her new single “Oh Santa.” The DVD will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Mariah recording her second Christmas album, candid interviews and never-before-seen personal photos and festive Christmas videos. Price of the CD/DVD bundle is $14.95

Carey is currently scheduled to appear on HSN on Nov. 29 at 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

You Read It Here First: Official Press Release On Mariah Carey And HSN

September 27, 2010

Here is the official announcement about Mariah Carey coming to HSN — news that we broke over the weekend.

HSN Partners with One of the Greatest Singers of our Time – Mariah Carey – for Exclusive On-Air Launch of her New Holiday Album ‘Merry Christmas II You’

–TUNE IN ON OCTOBER 20th — New album to be bundled with 30-minute DVD featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Carey recording second Christmas album, candid interviews and never-before-seen personal photos and festive Christmas videos —

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — HSN, a leading multichannel retailer, has partnered with one of the greatest singers of our time – Mariah Carey – for the exclusive launch on October 20 of her highly anticipated holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, ahead of its worldwide release on November 2 on the Island Def Jam Music Group.

The album will be bundled with a 30-minute DVD featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Mariah Carey recording her second Christmas album, candid interviews with the artist discussing her inspiration behind the album and reminiscing about the holidays and favorite traditions, footage of her album photo shoot with acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle, interviews with Mariah Carey’s mother Patricia Carey and composer Marc Shaiman, and pictures from Mariah’s personal photo holiday collection.

Consumers will be able to pre-order the album/DVD package beginning September 27 on hsn.com/mariahcarey.

“This album is a labor of love – a gift to those who share my excitement about the Christmas season and want to fill this special time of year with heartwarming, festive and uplifting music,” said Mariah Carey. “This is the sequel to ‘Merry Christmas’ from me II you. On the DVD, you’ll see some exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the making of this album, which are yours exclusively courtesy of HSN. Hope you love the album and the DVD! Merry Christmas! Love Mariah.”

Merry Christmas II You contains original material and holiday classics, including a re-record of Mariah Carey’s original self-penned #1 Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas is You,” as well as her new single “Oh Santa,” an undeniable holiday smash destined to top the Christmas charts for years to come.

The new album will also feature holiday classics, including “The First Noel,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Mariah Carey has teamed with superstar producers. Music mogul LA Reid provided guidance and expertise.

Mariah Carey also worked with longtime friend and musical director-producer extraordinaire Randy Jackson to create this new sequel to her first Christmas album. In addition, she collaborated with uber producer Jermaine Dupri (with whom she wrote “Always Be My Baby” and “We Belong Together” among others); Marc Shaiman, the award-winning musical genius, writer and arranger who did the magical orchestration for the entire album; and the critically acclaimed James Poyser of The Roots, who also worked with Mariah Carey on her massive album “The Emancipation of Mimi.”

Merry Christmas II You and the exclusive DVD will be sold on HSN as part of an exclusive value pack for $14.95.
MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU is Mariah Carey’s 13th studio album, and follows up her worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009), her multi-platinum E=MC(2) (2008), and worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005).

The Emancipation Of Mimi generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay.

Soundscan’s biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured “We Belong Together” (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and “Don’t Forget About Us,” Mariah’s 16th and 17th #1 career singles respectively. They tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley’s 17 #1’s.

Three years later, Mariah surpassed Elvis when “Touch My Body” (from E=MC(2)) became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit. “Touch My Body” spent two weeks at the top, Mariah’s 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at #1, which tied Elvis’ long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at #1, as calculated by Billboard.

Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 52 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles’ all-time high of 20 #1 hits.

The success of E=MC(2) brought total sales of Mariah’s albums, singles and videos to more than 200 million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the top-selling female recording artist in history.

Busty Diva Mariah Carey is Coming To HSN

September 24, 2010

Sheboygan, Wis. — We’re on a business trip to the Heartland, and just saw on Colleen Lopez’s Facebook page that Mariah Carey is coming to HSN!

She will be selling her new XMAS CD, Merry Christmas II, in October, and will also be doing a shoe and jewelry collection later this year.

Lopez met with “Mimi” recently at the singer’s home in Beverly Hills, flying there after HSN’s big birthday event weekend in Vegas.

“She was such a doll — sweet, funny, gorgeous and amazingly talented,” Lopez wrote.

We were wondering what you were up to, Colleen, you little minx!

We bet you see some butterfly jewelry from Carey, since that’s a favorite motif of the rings and necklaces that she wears.

You can preorder the CD on HSN.com right now.

As always, there is a Jersey connection. We believe that either Carey’s mom or dad are from Lake Hiawatha, N.J., not far from where we grew up.