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HSN Debuts Jewelry Inspired By ‘Crimson Peak’ Film

October 14, 2015

HSN kicked off another one of its movie extravaganza co-promotions on Tuesday, with this one a partnership for the new gothic romance “Crimson Peak.”

This time the home shopping network has hooked up with Legendary and Universal Pictures to offer jewelry inspired by the new flock from HSN’s stable of vendors.

CRIMSONPEAK

There will also be presentations of “Crimson Peak” baubles today, Wednesday. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and the cast includes “Sons of Anarchy” hunk Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain.

“Storytelling is the foundation of all that we do at HSN and we are excited to share the story of Crimson Peak with our millions of customers through engaging product experiences,” our buddy, HSN President Bill Brand, said in a canned statement.

“Our designers have created an assortment of jewelry that is absolutely stunning. These beautiful, dramatic pieces reflect each designer’s individual style while capturing the essence of the film.”

Heidi Daus, Carol Brodie, Roberto Faraone, Akkad and Amedeo Scognamiglio are doing the pieces for HSN.

Here is info from HSN’s press release:

Exquisite pearls, black onyx, fine gemstones, diamonds and beautifully-crafted cameos are just a part of the expansive movie-based collection that can be found exclusively at HSN.

With pieces ranging in price from $49.95 for a stunning Roberto by RFM Flower Pin to $1,900 for elegant White Diamond and Ruby Tassel Drop Earrings from Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie, there is something for every woman to enjoy.

HSN viewers will get a glimpse of the movie during the network’s two-day primetime event.

HSN Vendor Carol Brodie’s ‘Fifty Shades or Grey’ Cuff Collection

September 14, 2013

Want a “Fifty Shades of Grey” necklace and bracelet? So do we. And HSN fine jewelry diva Carol Brodie has them.

Brodie, who does the Rarities line for HSN, sent out an email earlier this week. It said “Cuff me in diamonds” and “Tune in to see my 50 Shades of Rarities collection on HSN.”

Carol Brodie and Callie

Carol Brodie and Callie

First, there were 10K gold-and-diamond versions of a bracelet and necklace whose pave closures that resemble a tiny set of handcuffs. The price on those versions were so high, we let out a long sigh. The necklace alone was $2,700!

But Carol also did more affordable versions of the 17-inch necklace and 7 1/2-inch bracelet. They are both in sterling silver, but one is encrusted with white zircon and the other with black spinel. The necklace in sterling is $330, the bracelet about $300.

http://www.hsn.com/products/rarities-101ct-gemstone-17-necklace/7215526

Truth be told, we were not big fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It has been sitting on our nightstand for months. We got through about a third of it, and were bored silly. It read more to us like a male fantasy.

If you are a female and what to read something hot, look at the novels of Anais Nin. Now those will knock your socks off!

As for the hubbub about the casting of the movie, our sister and we thought that Christian Bale would be great, but he is old for the role.

We have long been fans of Charlie Hunnam of “Sons of Anarchy,” and he may have the right stuff to play Christian Grey. Don’t sell him short.

HSN Diamond Girl Carol Brodie Rocks Accessory, Home Decor Collection

October 10, 2012

Our girlfriend Carol Brodie is branching out on HSN.

Blonde beauty Brodie, who does one of HSN’s top-selling brands — Rarities: Fine Jewelry — is launching a collection of home decor and fashion accessories this Friday on the home shopping network.

Here’s the dope from the press release Tuesday:

The Carol Brodie Collection includes a home decor assortment inspired by her favorite jewels. Collaborating with high-end home fragrance company D. L. & Co., the line features candles and diffusers adorned with evil eye and peacock feather jeweled pendants with an intriguing scents of Amethyst Dahlia, Sapphire Spice, Ruby Jasmine or Emerald Rose.

Carol Brodie

The assortment also features decorative throw pillows, jewel encrusted picture frames and plush throws — from $29.95 to $99.95.

The Carol Brodie Collection also features on-trend yet practical accessories ranging from $29 to $448, including leather handbags with coordinated wallets and wristlets, fashionable sunglasses, nesting cosmetic cases and jeweled key chains that make a statement — everything a woman needs to organize her life and look fabulous doing it.

“Every accessory in a woman’s life should create a moment, a memory and have a story to tell,” Brodie said in a statement. “My collection includes pieces that range from affordable to aspirational, all inspired by the designs featured in my fine jewelry line. The HSN customer appreciates the unique designs and craftsmanship of Rarities Fine Jewelry… my new line will build upon the top-selling styles that resonate with my customer.”

Here are some of Brodie’s claims to fame:

Brodie was the mastermind behind some of the most memorable red carpet styles, including the custom-designed cognac and orange diamond jewels, worn by Halle Berry as she captured the 2001 Best Actress Award for Monster’s Ball; and Gwyneth Paltrow’s winning look as she nabbed the 1999 Best Actress Award for her role in Shakespeare in Love.

Her work on the red carpet during her nine-year tenure at Harry Winston earned her the moniker, Queen of Diamonds, as well as numerous awards and accolades throughout the fashion and fine jewelry industries.

“Carol has impeccable taste and knows what our customer craves to enhance their own personal style,” Anne Martin-Vachon, HSN’s chief merchandising officer, said in a canned statement. “Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie has become one of HSN’s top-selling fine jewelry brands and we know that her new line of accessories will continue to expand her impressive following of loyal and devoted fans.”

Brodie debuts her new collection during the “Carol Brodie: Accessorize Your Life” premiere Friday at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

HSN Holding ‘Pin To Win’ Pinterest Contest Judged By Giuliana Rancic

September 12, 2012

HSN is holding a “Pin to Win: Dream Wardrobe” contest that will be judged by a celeb-studded panel: Giuliana Rancic, co-host of E! Network’s “Fashion Police”; June Ambrose, HSN’s style expert; and trend expert Louise Roe.

Pinterest users will search for, pin and share their favorite fall fashions, accessories and beauty products for fall as a part of HSN’s Fall Fashion series “The Ultimate Trunk Show” presented by Elle Magazine.

Giuliana Rancic is launching a clothing line on HSN

The contest started Monday and runs through Sept. 17, Pinners have to submit their dream wardrobe pinboard by picking 10 items – at least five items from HSN.com and the rest from anywhere on the Web – and tag boards with #HSN and #FallFashion. Pinboards will be judged on originality, continuity, thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 in merchandise from HSN to help create their fall dream wardrobe. The second and third place winner will also receive HSN merchandise to help fill their closets.

HSN’s “Ultimate Trunk Show,” presented by Elle Magazine, highlights the season’s newest trends in fashion, footwear and accessories including the launches of G by Giuliana Rancic, Rancic’s apparel collection by Giuliana Rancic, and make-up artist Trish McEvoy.

HSN favorites returning with key pieces for fall are Badgley Mischka, Carlos Falchi, Carol Brodie, Iman, Louise Roe, Adrienne Landau, Robert Verdi, Serena Williams, Stefani Greenfield and Queen Latifah, as well as jewelry from designers R.J. Graziano and Iris Apfel; and beauty products from Deborah Lippmann, David Evangelista and Philip B.

Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Joins Giuliana Rancic For HSN’s Fall Fashion Event

August 24, 2012

Celebrity stylist June Ambrose is the latest fashionista to join HSN’s lineup Sunday as kicks off its fall fashion series, “Ultimate Trunk Show,” the home shopping network said Thursday.

“June Ambrose has elevated the style of some of today’s biggest celebrities,” said Anne Martin-Vachon, HSN’s chief merchandising officer. “We are thrilled to have June join HSN and offer her unique perspective on style during our biggest fashion event of the season.”

We hope June Ambrose doesn’t wear this hat on HSN

HSN’s roster for its event includes Louise Roe, Giuliana Rancic and “how-to” videos from respected beauty experts Trish McEvoy, David Evangelista, Deborah Lippmann, Philip B. and Vincent Longo — all on HSN.com, HSN mobile and HSN’s social platforms on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

HSN’s Fall Fashion Series highlights the season’s newest trends in fashion, footwear and accessories including the launches of G by Giuliana Rancic, the first ever apparel collection by Rancic exclusively for HSN, and top industry make-up artist, Trish McEvoy.

There will be items from Badgley Mischka, Carlos Falchi, Carol Brodie, IMAN, Louise Roe, Adrienne Landau, Robert Verdi, Serena Williams, Stefani Greenfield and Queen Latifah as well as new on-trend jewelry from designers R.J. Graziano and Iris Apfel; and beauty products from some of the world’s best known artists including, Deborah Lippmann, David Evangelista and Philip B.

HSN is giving amateur stylists a place to curate their ultimate wardrobe for Fall with the ‘Pin to Win: Dream Wardrobe’ contest on the social pinboard, Pinterest. Running from Sept. 10 to 17, “pinners” will be asked to submit their pinboard by picking at least 10 items — a minimum of five items from HSN.com and five or more from anywhere on the web – and tag boards with #HSN and #FallFashionElle.

Pinboards will be judged by Rancic, Roe and Ambrose on their originality, continuity, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 in merchandise from HSN to help them create their dream wardrobe for Fall.

HSN Jewelry Queen Carol Brodie Underwent Surgery For Skin Cancer

August 19, 2012

God bless HSN vendor and upscale jewelry expert Carol Brodie.

We just learned that Brodie, whose HSN Rarities line sold out of a white topaz necklace we loved yesterday, was diagnosed with skin cancer recently.

You would never had known that she recently under went surgery to have the cancerous tissue removed from her face. She
looked gorgeous, as usual, on-air.

Carol Brodie still lovely post surgery

Here is a link to Carol’s Blog on HSN.com about her cancer scare, and an excerpt from it.

http://blogs.hsn.com/putting-face_16124/?cm_sp=LNB-_-Blogs-_-CarolBrodi&cm_re=LNB-_-Blogs-_-CarolBrodi

My summer was not about fun in the sun – actually most of the trips that I have taken since June have been to Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. I found out on June 13th that I had a malignant melanoma on my right cheek. It was a tiny freckle that had been biopsied a week before. Well, that freckle turned out to be CANCER.

Many scans and tests later, it was determined that a one-inch area would need to be removed from the right side of my face. The tests ultimately proved that the cancer had not spread – that was great news.

Carol then described that when she woke up from surgery, her face was badly bruised and cut up. She has been wearing silicon strips to protect that area of her face.

“I will preach all day long to wear sunscreen and a hat and that everyone reading this needs to get a melanoma checkup if you have not had one in the past 12 months,” Carol blogged.

In her moving missive, Carol said that she had worried about how her surgery and cancer would affect her looks, and that this horrible experience made her realize that beauty comes from within.

All the best to you, Carol. You are beautiful inside and out.

And your rocks rock, too, girlfriend.

HSN Jewelry Maven Carol Brodie Returns With Diamond TS

July 7, 2012

One of the perkiest and most knowledgeable jewelry experts on HSN, Carol Brodie, has us dreaming already about what’s she’s cooked up for the home shopping channel next week.

Brodie let spill on Facebook that she will have HSN’s Today’s Special at next Wednesday, and that it will be a diamond piece.

Carol Brodie

“I will be on HSN — kicking off my brand new diamond Today’s Special on Wednesday at midnight — a classic and timeless style that will leave you breathless!!” Brodie posted on Facebook. “See you Wed and Thursday with a brand new exclusive collection of Rarities Fine Jewelry. Have a fabulous weekend… nothing says summer cool like fabulous jewelry and lots of sunscreen. xoxox”

Can’t wait to see it.

Go Giants! And Jewelry Geeks, Ditch The Wings And Dip And Pick Up Some Great Pieces On QVC, HSN And JTV

February 5, 2012

In the TV world, it’s called counter programming.

If there’s a sitcom on ABC, NBC airs a police procedural instead, etc. That’s what is happening in the home shopping world this weekend.

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, when Jersey’s beloved Giants will battle the Patriots. So not to try and stereotype genders, but if you are a female not interested in football you may be looking for something else to watch. And that something else just might jewelry.

So Today QVC has its 24-hour Sterling Designer Gallery, with jewelry heavyweights such as Robert Lee Morris, Michael Dawkins, Judith Ripka and a host of other masters in the house in West Chester.

Not to be outfoxed, HSN this weekend is featuring Carol Brodie, who is looking good, offering her Rarities line down in St. Petersburg. Carole, it’s a good thing we have one of your evil eyes. We need it while we’re covering local politics in Joisey.

We loved your labradorite looks-like-rough-diamonds necklace, by the way. You go girl.

And down in Dixie, Jewelry Television is doing a Valentine’s Day Diamond Event today that is pretty impressive.

QVC has some insane clearance prices on pieces by Morris, Barry Cord and John Atencio. Somebody, hide our charge cards.

HSN Goes To London, Queen Latifah And Tony Bennett In The House

August 9, 2011

We finally found time to listen to HSN’s second-quarter earnings call from last week, and CEO Mindy Grossman offered a few tasty tidbits.

First of all, HSN will have its second destination event, this time going across the pond, as they say. The No. 2 home shopping network will be traveling to London to televise its shows, with vendors such as Twiggy, who does a clothing and accessory line, as part of the picture.

We believe the first destination event was last year’s birthday celebration in Vegas.

HSN will also continue its live concert series, this time with singing legend Tony Bennett. HSN will celebrate Bennett’s 85th birthday with a live performance by the songmeister, and the sale of his new CD.

And one of our favorites, Queen Latifah, will be debuting her new apparel line, for larger gals, this month.

Grossman also noted that the No. 2 home shopping channel had kicked off the third quarter with a bang, with Jennifer Lopez on the air to hawk her new perfume. This was immediately before Lopez announced her shocking split with Marc Anthony.

Diva Mariah Carey’s apparel line also premiered, and Grossman didn’t mention how Carey’s appearance was considered so wacky that it went viral.

Wall Street analysts asked Grossman about its jewelry business, since jewelry is a category whose sales have taken a huge hit during the recession.

“We feel good about our jewelry business,” Grossman said, adding that the product mix had been adjusted.

HSN’s has expanded its array of bronze-based metals, as we just saw this weekend with Studio Barse, because of the high cost of precious metals such as sterling and gold.

“We don’t have a very heavily entrenched gold business,” Grossman said. “If you look at our jewelry portfolio, it is incredibly diverse.”

HSN’s fashion jewelry business has increased, and Carol Brodie’s Rarities line of fine jewelry has performed well, according to Grossman.

“We’re feeling positive on the jewelry side,” she said.

We’ll Skip The Brazilian Bikini Wax, And Watch ‘Destination Brazil’ On HSN Instead

May 20, 2011

HSN is trying another interesting programming ploy Friday, by dedicating the day to Brazil and its products.

We don’t know much from Brazil, other than it’s the origin of a particularly painful bikini wax.

“Bring home the spirit, culture & colors of Brazil with sizzling savings and hot, hot, hot new arrivals,” HSN said on its website.

“Destination Brazil” will include shows featuring Carlos Falchi, Jay King, Victoria Wieck and Rarities, among other vendors. Since Brazil is a rich source of gemstones, we’re looking forward to the jeweley HNS will be offering during the event. Brazil in known for its deep purple amethyst, for example.

In the cases of Rarities, we have designer Graziela Kaufman doing pieces for Carole Brodie’s jewelry line.

Here’s what Brodie wrote on her HSN blog:

I am beyond excited to showcase a magnificent fine jewelry collaboration for Rarities – it is a spectacular celebration of the natural gems and sophisticated styles of Brazil. As part of the Destination Brazil event, this colorful collection features 18 unique styles curated by me and designed by my very dear friend and colleague, Graziela Saade Kaufman. Graziela was born and raised in Brazil – a country where gems and jewelry are an iconic symbol of the culture. Brazilian women love their jewelry and wear it every day, everywhere… with remarkable ease, elegance and panache.

We have a similar design aesthetic (we both love big important jewelry)! Via trips back and forth to New York, Brazil and Chicago (where Graziela lives with her beautiful family) we finally decided on 18 designs that truly sum up the colors of Brazil. Once completed, we realized that our love of for each of these jewels represents more than jewelry… each magnificent piece is symbolic of our friendship.