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‘So You Think You Can Sell’ Cat Deeley Bring Vintage Jewelry Line To QVC

June 17, 2010

So this is what Cat Deeley looks like

Cat Deeley, the host of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” is the latest celebrity heading to home shopping heaven.

She will debut her Cat Deeley Modern Vintage collection this Friday at 4 p.m.

Here’s the spin from QVC:

Inspired by her own vintage jewelry collection, Deeley’s exquisite new line features classic designs that have been updated with bold modern accents that are indicative of the star’s unique style. Signature pieces, including the Tear Drop Chandelier Earrings and Marquise Link Bracelet, embody a more playful look while more understated items, including the Multi-Strand Antique Gold Necklace and Heart Earrings, offer a more sophisticated style.

“The collection really has something for everyone,” Deeley said in a canned statement. “I created each piece to reflect the different sides of a woman’s personality. From fun and flirty earrings to more subdued, classic pendants and necklaces, my new collection is the perfect solution for anyone looking to diversify her look.”

We don’t watch “So You Think You Can Dance,” so we wouldn’t know Deeley if we fell over her.

But QVC tells us that she’s a self-proclaimed “fashionista” (hey, that our handle), and a former model who “is often asked to provide style advice for other young starlets. Hailed as one of the best dressed celebrities in the industry today, Deeley’s decision to create her own collection seems like a natural fit.”

Cat Deeley Modern Vintage Fashion Jewelry will range in price from $39 to $200.

“Cat is the perfect addition to our list of A-list designers,” Debra Puzio, QVC director of merchandising, said in a canned statement. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with her on her exciting new venture.”

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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.”

QVC Partners With Smithsonian To Produce New Jewelry Collection

April 9, 2010

QVC will be rocking with the Smithsonian Institution. And we hope we’ll be seeing a replica of the Hope Diamond.

The home shopping network has signed a licensing agreement to offer a jewelry collection based on objects in the National Gem and Mineral Collection, which is part of the National Museum of Natural History. The collection is scheduled to launch in the third quarter.

The National Gem and Mineral Collection contains more than 375,000 individual specimens and includes such famous pieces as the Hope Diamond and the Marie Antoinette Earrings, as well as a research and mineral collection used by scientists around the world.

“The Smithsonian is delighted to work with QVC, a proven leader in multimedia retailing,” Carol LeBlanc, director of consumer products for Smithsonian Enterprises, said in a canned statement. “Together, we will create jewelry that is not only fashionable, but also serves to educate the public about the Smithsonian and the jewelry, gems and minerals found in its collections.”

The jewelry will include earrings, rings, bracelets, pins and brooches, as well as replicas of pieces in the museum’s collection. This is the first time that the Smithsonian has entered into a relationship with a retailer to sell high-quality jewelry based on the museum’s collection.

“We are thrilled to team up with the Smithsonian to offer our customers jewelry inspired by one of its largest attractions — the National Gem and Mineral Collection,” said Debra Puzio, QVC’s director of merchandising. “Millions of people visit the museum each year, admiring its beautiful and rare jewelry and gemstone collection. Now our customers can share these national treasures in a very personal way as we give them access to owning jewelry based on items of great historical significance.”