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QVC Horns In On The Oscar’s Red-Carpet Glitz In LA Another Year

February 23, 2011

QVC will be back in Cali this weekend for the second year in a row to ride the red-carpet coattails of the Oscars.

Claiming that it got “impressive viewership” with its first such broadcast, “Buzz on the Red Carpet – Live from LA” will, or so the press release says, QVC “once again take viewers behind-the-scenes with exclusive content from top fashion designers, beauty newsmakers, celebrities and more.”

There will be two live broadcasts, this Friday at 9 p.m. (ET) and Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET).

During the shindig at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, “Gossip Girl” actress Kelly Rutherford will finally debut her luxury handbag line during the Saturday broadcast.

“Much like New York during Fashion Week, there is no place like Los Angeles during awards season,” QVC U.S. CEO Claire Watts said in a canned statement. “’The Buzz’ on the Red Carpet broadcast aims to offer engaging programming that takes our viewers where they want to go. With our lineup of personalities and industry experts, we feel confident that this season will be full of excitement for our customers.”

Fashion designers including Isaac Mizrahi, Dennis Basso and Marc Bouwer are scheduled to appear during the broadcasts along with Lori Goldstein, the Kardashians and Melania Trump.

Actor Matthew McConaughy’s girlfriend (and mother of his child) Camila Alves and costume designer Janie Bryant, of “Mad Men,” will also present their latest collections. They will join some of the best in the beauty business including Kate Somerville, Josie Maran, Laura Geller, Smashbox and Tarte, among others, will be on hand.

QVC.com will host a special online preview of the event now through Friday.

Donald’s Better Half Melania Trump Debuts Her QVC Jewelry Line Friday

April 27, 2010

Melania Trump

It was Melania Trump’s birthday Monday, and it is our’s Wednesday. Good times and fresh starts for Taurus, the bull. Is anyone tired about hearing about our birthday yet? Too bad.

Anyway, QVC Tuesday put out the official announcement about Donald Trump’s wife coming to QVC this Friday at 9 p.m.

The Slovenian beauty, as QVC describes her, is debuting her Timepieces & Fashion Jewelry line on the home shopping network.

“I am thrilled to work with QVC to bring my personal inspiration and design aesthetic to life,” the model said in a canned statement. “I’m proud to debut my collection of premium, affordable timepieces and jewelry and make it available to millions of women across the country. Now women everywhere can add a touch of luxury to their everyday lifestyle!”

Here’s QVC’s bio of Melania.

“Born in Slovenia, Melania Knauss began her modeling career at the age of 16. The Slovenian-born brunette has appeared in high-profile ad campaigns, and has worked with some of the top photographers in the fashion industry, including Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, Arthur Elgort, Ellen Von Unwerth, Peter Arnell, Antoine Verglas and Mario Testino.

At 5 feet 11 inches, Melania has a captivating presence in front of the camera. She has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ, Ocean Drive, Avenue, In Style, New York Magazine. Melania’s style has been noted to be one of natural elegance. In the words of Manolo Blahnik, “She is a true beauty. She has it.”

Melania’s philanthropic interests more and more represent her humanitarian side, and she remains an indefatigable and dedicated New Yorker. She was Honorary Chairwoman for Martha Graham Dance Company in April 2005, is an active member of the Police Athletic League, which honored her with Woman of The Year 2006, has been an Honorary Chairwoman for The Boy’s Club of New York for five consecutive years, and in 2005 The American Red Cross awarded her with Goodwill Ambassador, which she has proudly served for four years.

In April of 2008, she was asked by Love Our Children USA and NASDAQ to participate in the Fifth Annual National Love Our Children Day and the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention month by ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ. In February 2010, she was the chairwoman of the American Heart Association’s Annual Heart Ball, which raised $1.7 million for heart disease research.

Melania married Donald Trump in January 2005. In March of 2006 they had their first child, Barron William Trump.

QVC is apparently thrilled to have her. But then, who wouldn’t want a charming Taurus in their camp?

“We are excited to bring Melania’s exquisite collection to QVC,” Debra Puzio, QVC’s director of merchandising, said in her canned statement. “Each piece is as stylish and stunning as Melania and I believe that her personality and aesthetic will truly resonate with our customers.”

Donald Trump’s Wife Melania Tells The New York Times About Her New QVC Jewelry Line

April 16, 2010

Melania Trump, a fellow Taurus, debuts her QVC jewelry line April 30

The New York Times has a story Friday that we broke quite a while ago: Melania Trump, Donald’s better half, is debuting a jewelry line on QVC this month.

Headlined “Another Trump Hopes What Glitters Will Be Gold,” the story in the Times’s advertising column said that Melania’s debut date is April 30, which is four days after her birthday, and two days after our’s. (But please, please don’t flood us with birthday gifts).

The ex-model’s QVC line, called Melania Timepieces and Jewelry, includes a braided necklace for $40, a faux ruby cocktail ring at $35, and a silver bracelet watch for $64.

Needless to say, Times reporter Douglas Quenqua couldn’t resist getting in a snide dig at QVC.

“A Trump on QVC? Isn’t that a tad …downscale?” he writes.

But Melania takes the jibe in stride, pointing out that her husband has a necktie line that sells in Macy’s, and that QVC will let her reach a wide audience with her jewelry.

And listen to this puffy quote she gave The Times about the No. 1 shopping channel.

“They are the biggest and the best in that world,” Melania told The Times.

Donald Trump’s Wife Melania Is Debuting a Watch-Jewelry Line On QVC Next Month

February 26, 2010

Melania and Donald Trump at an event for Vogue

Melania Trump, the wife of Manhattan real estate mogul and “Survivor” taskmasker Donald Trump, is coming to QVC.

The stunning former model (and fellow Taurus) will premiere her debut line, “Melania, Timepieces and Fashion Jewelry,” April 30 at 9 p.m.

Melania has designed her collection for QVC. Each item will retail for less than $200, “offering style and luxury at a consumer-friendly price,” according to the home shopping network.

Trump’s women love their jewelry. His daughter from his first marriage, Ivanka, does a collection of pricey, fine jewelry. She has a shop on Madison Avenue.