Archive for the ‘Ramona Singer’ Category

HSN And ‘Real’ New York City Housewive Ramona Singer Has Some Swell Digs

March 12, 2010

Ramona Singer, one of “The Real Housewives of New York City” and an HSN vendor for a year now, lives in some damn nice digs.

The New York Post did a story Thursday on the blonde housewive’s luxurious Upper East Side condo in its Real Estate Guide.

The spread on Singer’s 2,500-square-foot condo includes some nice photos of her bedroom and her daughter’s bedroom.

Singer does a vintage-inspired jewelry line for HSN.

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‘Real Housewives’ Star Ramona Singer Shows Off The HSN Pearl and Diamond Pendant She’ll Be Wearing On The Reality Show Next Season

December 18, 2009

Ramona Singer, one of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” made her final visit to HSN for this year with her jewelry collection Thursday night.

Singer, who comes across as a much nicer person on HSN than she does on Bravo’s reality show, had on a grey freshwater pearl and diamond enhancer pendant — and a matching ring and earrings — from her collection for the home shopping network.

“I actually wore these pieces on my last episode,” Singer said.

She was referring to the fact that Bravo just wrapped up filming the next season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Singer is not just another celebrity lending her name to a product. Her husband is a fourth-generation jeweler, and her mother collected estate jewelry and taught Singer all about it, she told HSN viewers.

Singer’s pieces have a vintage feel to them, and are very similar in look to those of upscale Madison Avenue designer Judith Ripka, who does a collection for QVC.

For example, the style of the hinged cuff bracelets that Singer and Ripka do are very much alike.

Singer considers her cuffs her signature pieces. “I wear two at a time,” she said.

The reality TV star got a little choked up when she explained that one of her rings, which had pink topaz and diamonds, was modeled after a ruby ring that her mom owned. Her mom is deceased.

Love of jewelry must be in Singer’s family genes. Singer keeps all her HSN rings in a box on her dresser, and she said her teen daughter noticed them recently and asked for one. The young lady wants to be able to pass that ring on to her daughter, according to Singer.

She also claimed that a Manhattan retailer is clamoring to sell her jewelry line, but that she told him it’s exclusive to HSN.

ShopNBC May Partner With Bravo, Whose Reality TV Stars Like Rachel Zoe And Isaac Mizrahi Already Have Deals With QVC And HSN

November 18, 2009

ShopNBC apparently has something cooking with the cable network Bravo, but we couldn’t find out many details Wednesday.

During a third-quarter conference call ShopNBC CEO Keith Stewart said that the network is looking to partner with Bravo to sell some of Bravo’s “content” also have a presence on the channel.

“I can’t speak for NBC, but I do talk to them quite frequently, and we are in active conversations to work with some of their properties, like Bravo,” Stewart said. “To the extent that we can sell some of the Bravo content and also be on some of their channels, that will be a cost-effective way to do it.”

Bravo is a unit of NBC Universal, which is expected to be purchased by cable giant Comcast. NBC has a minority stake in ShopNBC.

A raft of the stars of Bravo’s many reality TV stars have lines on home shopping networks. Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe of “The Rachel Zoe Project” sells clothes and accessories on QVC, and Heidi Klum of Bravo’s former hit, now Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” had a jewelry line on QVC until a suit agains her by Van Cleef & Arpel put the kibosh on that.

Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, of Bravo’s “The Fashion Show,” is doing a line of apparel, accessories and home goods that will debut next month on QVC.

On HSN, Ramona Singer of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” has a fine jewelry line, while Padman Lakshmi of Bravo’s “Top Chef” is hawking teas and herbs.

On the conference call, Stewart only made one more comment about the potential Bravo arrangement, and ShopNBC wasn’t “adding any color,” as Wall Street analysts say, after the call.

“Now all that said, NBC is a stand-alone unit and they need to make money,” Stewart said. “And we unquestionably need to make money. So to the extent it compromises our margins to you, it would not be a good business decision. But to the extent it does work for both of us, we’ll launch some of the content that NBC will offer.”

General Electric and NBC currently own about 32.5 percent of ShopNBC on a fully diluted basis of 37.6 million shares. NBC’s 6.4 million shares represent 16.8 percent ownership and GE’s 6 million common stock purchase warrants represent 15.7 percent.

Steamy ‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi Premieres On HSN, The Latest Bravo TV Star To Do the Home Shopping Thang

November 6, 2009

Another Bravo reality-show star has made the move to home shopping. Gorgeous Padma Lakshmi, a “Top Chef” host and cookbook author, premiered on HSN Friday.

She was selling several of her signed cookbooks, as well as exotic teas, spices and a cute clear teapot.

Ramona Singer, from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” has a jewelry line on HSN.

And model Heidi Klum, whose show “Project Runway” moved from Bravo to Lifetime Television this year, used to have a clover-motif jewelry line on QVC. But then Van Cleef & Arpel sued Klum over the design, and that was the end of the QVC line.

‘Housewives of New York’ Star Ramona Singer Will Be Back On HSN With Her Jewelry In December

October 7, 2009

Ramona Singer, of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” got a huge plug for her HSN jewelry line Wednesday afternoon. She did a segment on “LX New York,” a local show that airs on WNBC in New York City.

Singer, wearing a grey dress with a ruffled neckline, had quite a few samples of her HSN merchandise to show. Even though her husband is a fourth-generation jeweler, Singer said her HSN line is all her own design, based on antique pieces that were handed down in her family.

Her jewelry is stunning, large gemstones in pretty detailed settings, but we don’t be able to afford any of it until the day we mail in our blue card to the New York State Department of Labor.

Singer, who said she has always been business-minded, added that her next appearance on HSN will be in December, likely on the 17th.

‘Real Housewives Of New York’ Ramona Singer Set To Tout Her HSN Jewelry Line

October 7, 2009

Ramona Singer, of “The Real Housewives of New York City” fame, or infamy, will be touting her HSN jewelry line today. We are told that she is slated to appear Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST on “LX New York,” a lifestyle show on New York City’s NBC station, WNBC.

Singer’s HSN jewelry line is gorgeous, but pricey. We caught one of her recent appearance on the No. 2 home shopping channel, and she came across very well. There was none of the nastiness that sometimes surfaces from the wide-eyed blonde on Bravo’s reality show.

Meanwhile on HSN, singer Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles is on the air sellng her “Miss Tina” line of clothing and accessories. We can see where Beyonce gets her style and class from.