Posts Tagged ‘Colleen Lopez’

HSN Queen Joy Mangano’s Daughter Weds In Napa

August 6, 2014

A big HSN family wedding in Napa Valley last weekend, and we weren’t invited? We’ll have to burn our Huggable Hangers in protest.

Joy Mangano, her daughter and the wedding party

Joy Mangano, her daughter and the wedding party

HSN Mother of Invention Joy Mangano gave away her daughter Christie in marriage in what appeared to be a gorgeous Napa Valley setting. And guess what? She married an HSN producer!

We’ve been to Napa twice, many years ago, and can say it is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been in the ol’ USA. And the wine’s pretty good, too.

Colleen Lopez, Joy Mangano, Suzanne Runyan and Amy Morrison

Colleen Lopez, Joy Mangano, Suzanne Runyan and Amy Morrison

We learned about the nuptials from HSN host Colleen Lopez’s posts on Facebook, so thanks for the heads-up girlfriend. There were a number of HSN hosts and vendors at the wedding, not only Lopez and hubby Carlos but also Amy Morrison, Suzanne Runyan and Beverly Hills jewelry designer Victoria Wieck.

We have posted some of Colleen’s photos here, but here’s the link to the rest of her gallery of the wedding.

https://www.facebook.com/colleen.lopez.589/media_set?set=a.10152666159618169.1073741829.576113168&type=1

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Hip-Hop Star Nicki Minaj Hops Onto HSN

July 11, 2014

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj, on her best behavior and without the rainbow hair and booty-shaking, is on HSN right now, touting her new perfume.

Host Colleen Lopez is fawning all over her, but we guess that’s her job.

Here is the official press release on Ms. Minaj:

Nicki Minaj To Premiere Latest Fragrance During Live HSN Debut Tonight At 12:01 A.M. (EDT)

— International Superstar to Unveil MINAJESTY Nicki Minaj Exotic Edition and Give Fans Sneak Preview of New Onika Fragrance as part of HSN’s Month-long Birthday Celebration —

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Fashion and beauty vanguard, global entertainer and multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj has partnered with leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN to launch her latest fragrance, MINAJESTY Nicki Minaj Exotic Edition tonight! The superstar will unveil her new Eau de Parfum exclusively on HSN during her first-ever live appearance July 11 at 12:01 A.M. (EDT).

Also during the debut, Minaj will give an exclusive sneak-peek of Onika Nicki Minaj, the next endeavor in her fragrance collection, making this live appearance an absolute must-see event.

“I am so excited to debut my new fragrance on HSN for the first time. I adore my fans and want to share this experience in a unique way – live, on TV. I hope this fragrance inspires my Barbz to feel positive and fearless. Every girl loves the thrill of adventure. Exotic to me, represents that crazy feeling you get from taking a risk and getting out of your comfort zone.” – Nicki Minaj

THE INSPIRATION

Drawing upon her glamorous evolution, MINAJESTY Nicki Minaj Exotic Edition is the next doll to reign in Minaj’s fragrance empire, bringing new excitement to the MINAJESTY Nicki Minaj brand. MINAJESTY Nicki Minaj Exotic Edition inspires Minaj’s fans to bring out their outrageous side, and have fun with life – especially by taking risks, trying new things, and traveling outside their comfort zone.

An upbeat celebration for life and spontaneity, this brand inspires Minaj’s fans to feel exotic, flirtatious and glamorous. EXOTIC represents the outrageous experience of trying something new, FLIRTATIOUS represents a girl’s bright and breezy readiness to flirt when she knows she’s cute and stylish, and GLAMOROUS is the positive and fearless commitment to oneself.

THE FRAGRANCE

An exotic fruity floral musk that reigns with mouthwatering fruits and a luscious floralcy, glimmering in the sensuous warmth of sheer musk.

TOP

The fragrance opens with the bright, sparkling nectar of Bergamot, Orange Squeeze and Mango for a luscious, mouthwatering sensation.

HEART
The heart blossoms with Tiger Lilies, as Lavender Blossom and Dewy Petals wrap the senses in a floral oasis.

DRYDOWN
The sensuous drydown glows with the exotic warmth of Creamy Musk and Cedar Wood.

THE PACKAGING
Minaj’s transformation into a spontaneous, blonde bombshell takes center stage in the MINAJESTY Nicki Minaj Exotic Edition design. Donning a blonde, wavy wig and a playful, black bustier, the newest “doll” in Minaj’s fragrance portfolio is vibrant, magnetic and full-on glam.

HSN US EXCLUSIVE OFFER WITH BONUS GIFT*
Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl. oz $63.50

*With purchase of the MINAJESTY Nicki Minaj Exotic Edition Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 fl. oz., fans will also receive TWO EXCLUSIVE items from Minaj’s never-before-seen, upcoming fragrance:

Onika Nicki Minaj Eau de Parfum Rollerball .34 fl. oz.
Onika Nicki Minaj Scented Wardrobe Freshener

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.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.801662473182066.1073741839.168806096467710&type=1

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.

http://www.colleenlopez.com/blogs/what-s-cooking/entry/here-comes-the-bride#.UfFf9HhRlp8.facebook

“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.

http://www.hsn.com/shop/bridal-boutique/9489

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 ♥♥♥”

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colleen-Lopez-on-HSN/168806096467710?ref=ts&fref=ts

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 HSN.com:

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!)

http://blogs.hsn.com/blue-stone-atlantis_15837/?cm_sp=LNB-_-Blogs-_-ColleenLop&cm_re=LNB-_-Blogs-_-ColleenLop

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,