Posts Tagged ‘Colleen Lopez’

HSN Host Colleen Lopez’s Son’s Wedding Album

March 1, 2014

HSN host Colleen Lopez was kind enough to share photos of her son Carlos’s wedding last weekend in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Colleen also posted a number of comments on the festivities.

The groom  Carlos and bride Christie

The groom Carlos and bride Christie

“Greetings from the island!” she wrote in one post. “We’re having the most amazing time! The wedding was gorgeous and it was the greatest night if our lives>”

Wow, that must have been some shindig!

New mother-in-law and the bride

New mother-in-law and the bride

Here is Colleen’s photo album of the wedding from Facebook.

We are also sharing some of the photos here.

Congrats Colleen. She, her son and her new daughter-in-law looked stunning.

HSN Host Colleen Lopez’s Son Weds In Puerto Rico

February 23, 2014

Today beloved HSN host Colleen Lopez gained a daughter: Her son Carlos married Christie Beslock in a destination wedding in Puerto Rico.

Colleen Lopez at her son's rehearsal dinner in Puerto Rico

Colleen Lopez at her son’s rehearsal dinner in Puerto Rico

We can’t wait to see the wedding photos that we expect proud mom and new mother-in-law Colleen will post. Her son is handsome and his bride is a gorgeous blonde.

We’ve heard Colleen say on-air that Christie is like the daughter she never had, which is really heart-warming.

Why Puerto Rico for the nuptials? Well, in case you don’t know, Colleen’s husband is of Puerto Rican descent, just like we are.

Congratulations to all!

HSN Bringing Byron Lars, Christos Garkinos And Jose Eber On-Board

February 7, 2014

HSN is gearing up its spring fashion programming, with its debuts of BYRON Byron Lars and EUREKA by Christos Garkinos, as well as a new makeup line titled Carmindy & Co and hair care tools from Jose Eber.

During “The Fashion Edit” from Feb. 13 through March 22, HSN will premiere a curated assortment of beauty, fashion, accessories, and jewelry collections.

“HSN’s ‘The Fashion Edit’ is the ultimate shopping event, created to help our customer update her wardrobe for Spring,” HSN Chief Merchandising Officer Anne Martin-Vachon said in a canned statement. “We’ve done all the leg work for her and paired together seasonal trends with classic essentials so she can walk out the door feeling confident and stylish.”

Byron Lars and model

Byron Lars and model

HSN is also kicking off “The List with Colleen Lopez” on March 20, and every Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lopez will present her fashion, accessory and jewelry favorites and introduce new brands.

Fashion veteran Bryon Lars will debut his exclusive HSN collection on Feb. 27, a line that includes dresses and button-down shirt. He has dressed women such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Natalie Portman, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian. The prices for his HSN line will range from $69.90 to $119.90.

Then “The Robin Hood of Fashion,” Christos Garkinos, will launch EUREKA by Christos Garkinos on March 20. The collection features knit peasant blouses, a column dress and a Chanel-inspired cropped jacket ranging in price from $59.90 to $119.90.

After her continued success as the resident “What-Not-To-Wear” makeup artist, Carmindy will bow her HSN exclusive beauty line on Feb. 27. Ranging from $32 to $59, the collection features a smoky-eye palette, a five-minute face kit, and a crayon lip trio.

Beverly Hills hair stylist Jose Eber on Feb. 26 he will debut a new line of hair styling tools that range from $119 to $169, as well as a collection of products that range from $17.50 to $22 that will be exclusive to HSN and his salons around the country.

On Feb. 27 Eber will appear on the “Beauty Report” with Carmindy, where they will both be making over women from a live studio audience.

The HSN Spring Fashion series will also feature new styles from established HSN designers and brands such as RJ Graziano, Fern Mallis, Steven by Steve Madden, Hal Rubenstein, Lancome, Benefit, OPI, Giuliana Rancic, Diane Gilman, Liz Lange, IMAN, PL by Padma Lakshmi, Iris Apfel and others.

As we’ve previously reported, Kyle Richards of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will launch Kyle by Kyle Richards on Feb. 26. The eight-piece collection ranges in price from $69.90 to$199.90.

We’re All Invited To HSN Host Colleen Lopez’s Son’s Wedding

July 26, 2013

We wonder, will HSN host Colleen Lopez invite us to her son’s wedding in Puerto Rico?

After all, our maternal grandparents, RIP, were both born in Puerto Rico. Lopez’s husband Carlos is also of Puerto Rican descent.

Colleen Lopez's son Carlos and his bride-to-be in Puerto Rico

Colleen Lopez’s son Carlos and his bride-to-be in Puerto Rico

We blogged about Lopez’s oldest son Carlos proposing to his girlfriend Christie in Steamboat Springs, Colo., on the eve of Valentine’s Day.

Well, mother-in-law-to-be Lopez recently blogged on her own blog, which we didn’t realize she had, that the cute couple is planning a destination wedding in Puerto Rico next February.

“Between choosing the caterer, the venue, the flowers, the colors, the dress, the music, (the list goes on) it’s mind boggling how many details there are to consider when planning a wedding,” Lopez blogged.

She then put in a plug for HSN.

“To make a bride’s life easier, HSN has a beautiful Bridal Boutique that’s filled with great ideas to make shopping for gifts for the wedding party (and for herself) a breeze,” Lopez wrote.

The HSN bridal shop includes wedding shoes by designer Betsey Johnson, by the way.

“By the way, in a future blog I plan to write about how to choose the right ‘Mother of the Bride’ and ‘Mother of the Groom’ dresses – now that’s a whole nother story!” Lopez also blogged.

Our destination wedding, whenever that happens, will be in Arizona, girlfriends. You’ll all be invited.

Congrats! HSN Host Colleen Lopez’s Son Got Engaged

February 15, 2013

Congratulations to HSN host Colleen Lopez on her son’s engagement!

Lopez posted on her Facebook page that her oldest son Carlos had proposed to his girlfriend on a ski slope in Colorado Wednesday, on the eve of Valentine’s Day. How romantic. It looks like this all happened at a family vacation.

Lopez will make a great mother-in-law. Here is what she had to say about her son and his fiancee.

Colleen's son and his bride-to-be

Colleen’s son and his bride-to-be

“I’m soooo excited to announce our oldest son, Carlos, surprised his beautiful girlfriend, Christie, and proposed to her in Steamboat Springs on the mountain yesterday!!! We couldn’t be happier for them – We’ve always wanted a daughter ♥♥♥”

She also posted a lovely shot of her son, Christie and a close-up of their engagement ring. Nice rock.

Carlos and Colleen

Carlos and Colleen

Like his mom, Carlos loves gems. We believe that’s what he studied in college.

Lopez posted a fabulous photo of her and her husband Carlos, married 31 years, in the lobby of the Steamboat Grand Hotel. They look great together.

Here’s What ShopNBC Vendor Chuck Clemency Is Up To In Tucson

February 7, 2013

If you dropped a bomb on Tucson this week, you would probably knock off 90 percent of the home shopping jewelry vendors and a nice chunk of the network hosts in America.

These jewelry mavens and on-air talent have flocked to southern Arizona for the Tuscon Gem Shore. IF we died and went to heaven, that is where we would be, too.

It looks these folks have been having so much fun that they haven’t had too much time to post many photos on Facebook, but a couple have taken the trouble.

Judy Crowell — an alum of QVC, HSN, ShopNBC and Jewelry Television — posted a shot of ShopNBC vendors Jersey Guy Chuck Clemency and Michael Valitutti out among the saguaros shooting a promo for the home shopping channel.

Judy Crowell's shot of Michael Valitutti and Chuck Clemency

Judy Crowell’s shot of Michael Valitutti and Chuck Clemency

And ShopNBC host Lynne Schacher posted several photos of her and Clemency.

Lynne Schacher and Chuck again

Lynne Schacher and Chuck again

We wonder what HSN host Colleen Lopez and HSN rock god Jay King are up to in Tucson.

Tune In Here For HSN Blooper Reel, Guess Who Is The Biggest Ass

August 19, 2012

While we were on HSN’s Facebook page reading on celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s antics, we saw this clip of the home shopping network’s bloopers.

The best is at the end, when host Colleen Lopez loses it and can’t stop laughing at a certain vendor’s gymnastics.

Can you guess who?

HSN’s Honking Larimar Ring Is A Temptation We Can’t Refuse

August 5, 2012

We should have, but we couldn’t, resist ordering HSN’s TS, a huge larimar ring, and the matching pendant, Saturday.

It came from the husband-wife team of Sajen Silver, Marianna and Richard Jacobs, who defected from ShopNBC to HSN several years ago.

HSN’s larimar pieces, photo from Colleen’s blog

As host-with-the-most Colleen Lopez explained, along with the Jabobs, creamy blue and white larimar (it reminds of us a cloud-ribboned sky) is a one-source stone, coming from the Dominican Republic.

In fact, here is the dope on larimar from

Can’t make it to the Islands? Then bring a piece of paradise home with this serene larimar ring. This rare stone, reminiscent of the Caribbean’s sun-dappled waters, comes from only one place on earth — the southwest mountains of the Dominican Republic.

Ancient volcanic eruptions there infused this stone with the beautiful blue-green color patterns that make it so unique. Swathed in a curving, contemporary, sterling silver setting, it exudes a graceful charm that’s the perfect complement to your casual yet elegant style.

Colleen actually did a great blog on “the dolphin stone” (hey, Colleen blogging is our turf!)

By the way, we got THE warning from QVC about returning too many items. We’ll be blogging on that little gem in the next couple of days,

‘American Idol’ Judge Randy Jackson ‘Watchaholic’ Joins Jennifer Lopez As Part Of HSN Family

July 21, 2012

As we speak, “American Idol” and “dawg” Randy Jackson is in the house at HSN, hawking his watches.

Jackson appears to be enjoying himself with HSN host Colleen Lopez, and his watches are pretty good looking. We especially liked his skeleton watch, which was clear in the front and back, revealing the timepiece’s inner workings. There was also watch whose numerals looked like stylized piano keys.

Randy Jackson

Jackson is a self-admitted “watchaholic,” and we love watching someone who is passionate about what they’re talking about. He told Lopez that he started collecting watches when he was 12, and that he had 500 to 600 now.

Jackson just said that he was on “The View” this morning, and all the hosts were wearing his watches.

Several people have called in saying this is the first time they have purchased any items from HSN.

Lopez pointed out that she had talked to Jackson before, when he called in during the HSN appearances of fellow “Idol” host Jennifer Lopez and songstress Mariah Carey.

We were also touched when Jackson spoke a watch with an argyle pattern on its face. He said that his mom, who has passed away, often wore an argyle sweater. That watch was pretty cool looking.

Jackson’s sister Sue also called in, and said she had purchased one of his HSN watches. She complimented him on the argyle watch dedicated to their mother.

“I love it: HSN rocks,” Jackson said at one point.

“You’ve definitely upped the cool factor here,” Lopez said.

Yes indeed.

‘American Idol’ Judge Randy Jackson, With Watches, Joining HSN For Its 35th Anniversary

July 3, 2012

HSN has quite a 35th birthday bash planned for July.

The festivities will include celebrity premieres, including “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, Rachel Roy, and Shannon and Sophie Tweed-Simmons (think Gene Simmons) hawking their collections.

They include:

*Timepieces by Randy Jackson: On July 20, Jackson will launch Timepieces by Randy Jackson, an exclusive collection of luxury watches. The collection includes contemporary classic styles as well as automatics, sport, ceramic, couture and limited edition pieces. Unique style elements include diamonds, colored dials and Swarovski crystals.

Randy Jackson

* Lorac: Hollywood make-up artist and red-carpet authority, Carol Shaw, will kick off the month with the brand’s launch on July 3.

* Judith Light Jewelry Collection Premier: Recent Tony winner Judith Light will introduce her new, exclusive jewelry line on July 13 featuring statement cocktail rings and pieces inspired by nature.

*label Rachel Roy: Designer Roy will appear live on HSN for the exclusive launch of her new capsule collection, label Rachel Roy, on July 7.

* Shannon and Sophie’s Jewel Box: Rounding out the month, Shannon and Sophie Tweed-Simmons – wife and daughter of Kiss’s Gene Simmons – will launch their first-ever collection of apparel and jewelry on HSN July 30.

Heads up, Facebook fools (we are among them): July will also feature “HSN All Access,” virtual birthday parties on HSN’s Facebook page, giving fans an inside look at the lives of Jackson and Iman as well as HSN hosts Colleen Lopez, Amy Morrison, and many other HSN favorites.

HSN Mobile users will also have insider access to Nate Berkus and Roy as they participate in special mobile-only “Livechat” sessions where they will answer questions and share their thoughts and inspirations behind their HSN lines.

HSN is also teaming with Norwegian Cruise Line to offer the “Cruise a Day Giveaway,” where HSN customers will have the opportunity to win a cruise each day in the month of July. Customers can enter several times a day by visiting the HSN Arcade, a place to shop, watch and play casual online games.

All month long, customers can play to win a cruise for two plus airfare to a variety of exotic destinations including Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Bermuda, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Winners will be announced each evening on HSN at 8 p.m.