Posts Tagged ‘Angela Lindvall’

QVC’s Angela By John Hardy Jewelry Hits TJ Maxx

August 25, 2013

Heads up, girlfriends.

Pieces of QVC’s discontinued jewelry line, Angela by John Hardy, have popped up in TJ Maxx, at least in North Jersey.

We’ve spotted bracelets and earrings from the now-defunct, low-priced version of high-priced Hardy sterling silver(made in Bali, we believe), at three TJ Maxx’s, including the stores in Paramus and Ramsey.

The jewelry collection came to QVC repped and supposedly designed by model Angela Lingvall.

This year, that line was replaced by JAI John Hardy, with a new rep, stylist Scott Grimes.

Angela Lindvall Is Out, JAI John Hardy Jewelry Is In On QVC

May 1, 2013

It looks like upscale jewelry designer John Hardy has a new person to represent his line on QVC — and a new line. So former model Angela Lindvall appears to be out, and a dude named Scott Grimes is in.

A year or so ago QVC debuted a jewelry collection called Angela by John Hardy, a lower-priced version of the designer’s Balinese sterling silver pieces. We once bought a cross from the line, which was repped by Lindvall, a gorgeous blonde with Midwestern roots.

But today on QVC.com’s homepage, we saw a flag for “JAI John Hardy,” and we wondered what the heck happened to Angela.

There are no more of her pieces on QVC.com. Instead, there was a photo of Grimes and jewelry from this new John Hardy line, which is apparently replacing Angela.

http://www.qvc.com/JAI-John-Hardy-Jewelry.category.1001.html?refine=1046658+4294931425

There was already a thread about JAI John Hardy on the QVC’s jewelry forums, and those snippy things were complaining that the new pieces looked too “Asian.” That’s the point, you nitwits!

http://community.qvc.com/forums/jewelry-talk/topic/375112/jai-by-john-hardy.aspx

The Balinese have been making handcrafted, classic, gorgeous jewelry for eons. It’s timeless. What are you women yapping about? Snap out of it!

Here is how QVC described the former Angela by John Hardy line “at QVC.”

If you’re looking for designer jewelry that’s meant for mixing, layering, and refining your style, set your sights on Angela by John Hardy. Created by Angela Lindvall, this rare collaboration features Balinese-inspired designs crafted from recycled silver and gold. Inspired by the natural world and the human spirit, Angela strives to bring attainable luxury to women everywhere through this collection.

Witness Angela’s natural attraction to the unexpected, the authentic, and the eclectic. Note the brilliant use of oxidation, 14K gold accents, natural stones, and Diamonique simulated gemstones in many Angela by John Hardy bracelets, rings, earrings, cuffs, pendants, and necklaces. And tune in to QVC as Angela shares the story behind her portfolio of pieces, as well as the places, people, and moments that inspired them. For a superb selection of Angela by John Hardy designer jewelry, shop QVC.com and start collecting her special editions.

Here is what QVC.com is saying about JAI:

A bold collection inspired by artisans’ passion for giving and sharing, JAI John Hardy designer jewelry is a statement from the heart. Influenced by Asian traditions, these bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces & more are intricately crafted with unexpected materials for the woman who aspires to a distinctive jewelry experience.

Here is what it is saying about Grimes:

Scott Grimes has been a jewelry stylist for John Hardy for over three years and is now bringing JAI John Hardy especially for QVC customers.

Scott lived in Europe and Africa for a number of years, and having studied history, design, and architecture at various universities, is well-versed in how the finest jewelry is created.

An aficionado of the arts, Scott has a fine sense of design elements and functionality, as well as a keen eye for fashion. He brings these qualities to his clients, tailoring each look to reflect their individuality. Also, Scott travels to exotic destinations to experience the inspirations and techniques of local craftsmen and applies these aesthetics to his work as a stylist.

QVC Jewelry Designer Angela Lindvall Lands Gig On Lifetime’s New Show ‘Project Runway All Stars,’ With Mizrahi

December 29, 2011

Model Angela Lindvall, who hawks the “Angela by John Hardy” jewelry line on QVC, has a brand new gig. And it is with a fellow QVC vendor, Isaac Mizrahi.

Lindvall and Mizrahi will be hosts on a Lifetime show that debuts Jan. 5, “Project Runway All Stars.”

Angela Lindvall, Isaac Mizrahi and the rest of the Project Runway All Stars judges

She is doing PR for the show, and every time we open up a newspaper there’s an interview with her, with rarely a mention of her QVC enterprise.

The latest article we saw was a wire story in The Star-Ledger of Newark, which has a photo of pin-thin Lindvall in a black miniskirt the size of a knapkin. That was one of the few stories that mentioned that “Lindvall has a line of jewelry on QVC.”

She is also separated from her husband, so there’s a bit of dish.

Here is what Lifetime’s website says about Lindvall:

Angela Lindvall grew up in a small rural community outside of Kansas City, Missouri, and fell into modeling by accident when her older sister convinced Angela to sign up for a local fashion show with her for fun. Angela has since appeared on the cover of many major publications, including all the international editions of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, ID, Dazed and Confused and many more.

Lindvall’s “chameleon”-like qualities have made her one of the most enduringly sought-after models in an otherwise fickle industry and one of the few to work with nearly every major fashion house, including Prada, Chanel, Valentino, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Chloe, Stella McCartney and Versace. Lindvall has also appeared on the big screen in the films “CQ” and “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.” On television, she co-hosted “Alter Eco” with Adrian Grenier on Discovery’s Planet Green Channel.

The Jury Is In: High-end Jewelry Designer John Hardy’s QVC Line Stunk, To Put It Bluntly

October 20, 2011

Upscale jewelry designer John Hardy’s line for QVC debuted this week, and home shopping fans had the same reaction that we did: We were underwhelmed.

QVC’s TSV was a cuff bracelet from the line, which is called Angela by John Hardy. We caught Angela Lindvall, a blonde ex-model, when she was on with host Rick Domeier.

Lindvall couldn’t stop talking about how she was a free spirit who is as comfortable at red carpet events as she is visiting folks in her hometown of Kansas City. Free spirit, free smirit.

It’s like sex: If you have to keep boasting about how good you are at it, you’re probably really not that great. If you have to keep bragging about how much a free spirit you are, are you really one?

As posters on QVC’s forums wrote, the Hardy pieces were nondistinct, looking like the Balinese jewelry you can buy from Samuel B on ShopNBC or Lois Hill at places like Nordstrom. Others said that the QVC Hardy jewelry reminded them of Brighton.

And the collection was not only pricey but in some cases it incorporated Diamonique, better known as cubic zirconia. That really cheapened the collection. And one necklace was priced at $900.

As QVC poster CamilleP wrote, “Oh my stars and garters! They slap a designer name on a 36″ cubic zirconia and sterling silver necklace and they want OVER NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR IT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

The Q has totally jumped the shark with this designer, I don’t care if he is immortal and built the Pyramids, the Parthenon, the Colisseum, the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, Macchu Piccu, the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower, and the Sydney Opera House, NOBODY’S name is enough to make me pay nearly a thousand dollars for a 36″ silver and diamonique station chain!!!”

You go girl!

One thread was called “I’m Sorry But I Can Buy ‘Real’ John Hardy For Some Of The Prices.” So true.

VisaQueen also chimed in.

“You can get the real Hardy jewelry at Last Call and get much better quality at similar price points,” she wrote. “It isn’t always online, but it IS available at their stores and they feature online major discounts (like 30-40% off of THEIR discounted price) a few times a year. Real stones. Real diamonds. Just sayin’.”

Yesterday at TJ Maxx we saw a “real” John Hardy pendant, a rectangle of black onyx surrounded by diamond chips, for $500. The manufacturer’s suggested price was $1,200.

The workmanship was impeccable. The back of the piece had a dragon inscribed on it.

That pendant outdid anything QVC had, including that $900 silver station necklace with CZ.

Upscale Jewelry Designer John Hardy, And Model Angela Lindvall, Have QVC’s Coming TSV

October 16, 2011

We first reported it more than a year ago, upscale silver jewelry designer John Hardy is coming to QVC. And it is finally happening: He has an upcoming Today’s Special Value.

We got an email early Sunday morning about the collection, which is called Angela by John Hardy. Angela is a blonde model, Angela Lindvall. We hope that Rick Domeier doesn’t get as giddy as a school boy with her, the way he did with Heidi Klum.

The email included intell on the TSV, a silver bracelet for $186.

QVC says:

A fresh collection; a new classic. With its beautiful Balinese-inspired design, this sterling silver cuff bracelet from the Angela by John Hardy jewelry collection is an exotic treasure–a triumph for your accessory wardrobe with both signature style and timeless appeal.

Women know–it’s all in the details. And this special piece takes care to be eye-catching from every angle. The sterling silver gleam of the highly polished scroll motif is white-hot–a slight graduation in width adds to the aesthetic appeal, and perfectly showcases the 14K yellow gold pear-shaped accents at the center. The fully finished and artfully rendered gallery is a striking surprise–there’s luxurious details you’ll love when you’re wearing it, and even more to admire when you’re not.

Adding to the beauty, the piece is made from 100% recycled sterling silver and 14K gold. What’s old is new again–and what’s tried-and-true is reinvented into a fresh, fabulous new classic. Slip this cuff on your wrist and love it’s individualistic beauty for longer than a lifetime.

There are also a number of other items from the collection, including a cross that we like.

And here is Lindvall’s bio:

Known for her versatility as a model, Angela Lindvall has appeared on the cover of many major publications. She’s also one of the few models to have worked with nearly every major fashion house, thanks to her chameleon-like qualities.

In 2002, Angela transitioned from the runway to the silver screen, starring in Roman Coppola’s cult classic, CQ. Soon after her film debut, she gave birth to her first son, Dakota, which put a pause on both her acting and modeling careers.

While reestablishing her fashion career after maternity leave, she completely and sustainably restored a 95′ tugboat that she brought from the Caribbean, docking it in the Hudson River outside Manhattan where she lived with her family.

In 2005, Angela moved to Los Angeles and appeared in the hit film, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Shortly after the birth of her second son, Sebastian, she put her career on pause again to become an advocate for raising children “naturally,” with an emphasis on family values. After her second maternity leave, the fashion world welcomed Angela back with open arms, once again making her one of the most photographed models in the world.

Angela is an active environmentalist and health advocate. In 2001, she founded The Collage Foundation Inc. 501c3, a non-profit organization that stimulates environmental awareness and provides resources for positive change. Collage supports various not-for-profit projects including The Rockland Farm Alliance, a global model created for local, sustainably grown food. In 2009, Angela became one of the founding board members of the NRDC’s “Clean by Design,” a major initiative to sustainably revolutionize the textile industry in China.

Angela lives in Los Angeles with her two sons on a small farm, which she’s currently developing for sustainable agriculture.

How she got associated with John Hardy on this venture, we have no idea.