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Serena Williams’ Fashion Show Streams In With HSN

September 9, 2016

HSN is pulling out all the stops with its live-streaming of tennis queen Serena Williams’ fashion show next Monday.

Not only will you be able to get a 360-degree view of the festivities from Manhattan, but you will be able to order — in live time — items featured in the show.

This shindig will also include jewelry from Serena’s collaboration with HSN’s Diamonds Unleashed collection, which we can’t wait to see.

You can also shop early.

Our leg is getting tired, so here is the press release.

HSN and Tennis Great Serena Williams Return to New York Fashion Week to Present Serena Williams Signature Statement Fall Collection at KIA STYLE360

– HSN Will Offer Fans Unparalleled Virtual Reality Experience for Watching and Shopping the Show via the HSN Mobile App –

– Custom Pieces from Esteemed Jewelry Designer Kara Ross to be featured on Runway Models: The DIAMONDS UNLEASHED for SERENA WILLIAMS Collection –

NEW YORK, Sept. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN and the multi-faceted tennis legend, fashion icon and successful businesswoman, Serena Williams are returning to KIA STYLE360 New York Fashion Week on Monday, September 12, 2016 to present Serena’s Fall Signature Statement Collection. The DIAMONDS UNLEASHED for SERENA WILLIAMS exclusive collection will also be unveiled on the runway accompanying Serena Williams’ new fall collection.

Adding to the excitement, HSN will offer an unparalleled viewing and shopping experience, allowing customers to watch and purchase items from the show at home using virtual reality technology. HSN, which continues to transform the way designers bring their collections to market, will give viewers at home front row access, offering a 360-degree view of the show from HSN’s handset and tablet apps.

“I’m eager to share with my fans, this season’s collection; it’s truly been a labor of love,” said Serena Williams. “From the high-end couture pieces, to the everyday casual apparel, this collection embodies my definition of style.”

“We’re excited to present live from New York Fashion Week, Serena Williams Signature Statement Fall Collection,” said Bill Brand, President of HSN. “This year’s live 360-degree view of the show, paired with the ability for customers to immediately shop all of the runway looks, will provide viewers with an unrivaled retail & entertainment experience.”

The Fall collection embodies Novel Romance: a modern statement on classic knit dressing with a focus on a variety of textures including cables, ribs and heather effects. The result is a sophisticated and sexy collection that is modern and powerful, yet undeniably feminine.

Also featured at the show is Serena’s trend forward jewelry collection in collaboration with world-renowned jewelry designer, Kara Ross. The DIAMONDS UNLEASHED for SERENA WILLIAMS Collection consists of goldtone, silvertone and hematite, bronze-plated pieces such as a diamond accent bangle, a diamond accent knuckle corset ring and a double band choker, all designed exclusively in partnership with CanadaMark, Dominion Diamonds Corp.

Serena, who is one of DIAMONDS UNLEASHED’S distinguished brand ambassadors, worked in tandem with Kara Ross to create a collection that inspires women’s empowerment and supports the next generation of women.

“I had a great time developing the collection with Serena Williams. She is bold and not afraid to take risks, and the DIAMONDS UNLEASHED for Serena Williams collection encompasses this perfectly. Authentically beautiful, statement accessories that can be worn every day or for special occasions, the collection is sleek and polished and for the woman who knows exactly what she likes. Serena is beautiful, strong, multi-faceted and brilliant- all of the qualities found in a strong woman- and a diamond from DIAMONDS UNLEASHED,” said Kara Ross, Founder of DIAMONDS UNLEASHED

All runway looks will be available immediately on, including jewelry from Kara Ross and footwear from Charles David, Sam Edelman, Vince Camuto, and more.

Serena’s latest line will include 42 pieces, such as Faux Shearling Coats, Sweater Knits, and a Limited Quantity Couture Collection. Price points start at $29.90 for a Belt to $699.90 for a Dramatic Lace Dress (part of the couture collection). Serena’s Fall Signature Statement Collection will offer quality fashion at an affordable price point.

The Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection Fashion Show will take place on Monday, September 12th at 3:00 pm at KIA STYLE360 located at 639 West 46th Street. The live stream, “Serena Williams Front Row Event” will begin at 2:45pm EST on all of HSN’s digital platforms.

Serena Williams’ HSN Fashion Show Flap Makes Page Six

September 17, 2015

HSN made quite a splash during Fashion Week in the Big Apple, with Serena Williams’ beau making a scene at the show her apparel line for the home shopping network, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

According the the paper’s Page Six gossip column, rapper Drake caused a scene at Serena’s show because he was upset with the music that the DJ was playing.

HSN has gotten some high-profile press for Serena’s collection by trotting it out during Fashion Week. We recently did a blog talking about HSN’s plans to stream the show live.

Williams is dating Drake, who some blame with distracting her and causing her to blow the US Open. He was at her fashion show Tuesday, which also attracted Vogue Editor Anna Wintour.

The DJ played one of Drake’s songs, “Back to Back,” and the singer got upset because the wrong mix was played. Page Six said that the version that was played “was packed with curse words and went out live to HSN viewers.”

And apparently there were worries that Wintour’s virgin ears would be offended by the song, according to the gossip column.

Drake chided the DJ and “stormed out,” Page Six said.

Temper, temper.

BTW, the New York Daily News story on the show doesn’t mention any problem between the DJ and Drake.

QVC’s Back On Fashion Week Runway With Debuts Of Camila Alves, Meghan Fabulous and Malina — You Can’t Make Up These Names Folks

February 9, 2011

It’s back.

QVC will once again — tada — “offer viewers a front row seat with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Live from New York,” as its press release said.

The home shopping network is scheduled to debut the spring 2011 collections from some of fashion’s “biggest names” during two live broadcasts this Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. Biggest names — sez who?

The Friday show is scheduled to feature the debut of Muxo by Camila Alves, a luxury handbag line from the stylish television personality, and Meghan Fabulous, the eponymous fashion line from one of Hollywood’s favorite designers.

Manhattan-based accessories designer Malini Murjani will launch her line of globally inspired handbags during the Saturday broadcast. Additionally, some of QVC’s most popular designers, including the Kardashians, Marc Bouwer, Lori Goldstein, Melania Trump, Dennis Basso and Isaac Mizrahi, will unveil the latest spring 2011 collections throughout both shows.

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has become one of QVC’s most-highly anticipated programming events,” QVC U.S. CEO Claire Watts said in a canned comment. “Our viewers love the inside access that we provide to the world’s premier fashion event. We are excited to introduce them to new QVC designers, as well as the latest looks from returning favorites with the behind the scenes excitement only we deliver.”

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Live from New York” is part of “25 to Watch,” QVC’s 25th anniversary celebration. 25 to Watch is an all-access pass to the people, places and products viewers won’t want to miss in 2011. QVC’s Fashion Week event marks the first of these moments with a preview of the 25 to Watch campaign and access to QVC’s growing app portfolio.

Additional behind the scenes footage and celebrity and designer interviews will be available on QVC’s social networking platforms following the event.

First Toys ‘R’ Us Does Pop-Up Shops, Now QVC: What Gives?

September 10, 2010

We got home late Thursday night from a farewell dinner in LBI with a good friend and found that QVC had released more details about the pop-up it will open at Rock Center for Fashion Week.

Here’s the hype from West Chester, Pa.: “Not content to merely increase its physical presence during New York Fashion Week, QVC will create a multimedia shopping experience in the heart of Rockefeller Center featuring the many ways consumers can shop ‘QVC Everywhere.'”

“The experience,” starts today, Friday, with Fashion’s Night Out, and continues throughout Fashion Week.

“It will allow consumers to experience a pop-up shop featuring some of QVC’s most exciting brands,” press release says. “Products ranging from fashion, beauty and jewelry to home and electronics are scheduled to be on display. Each product showcased will feature a Microsoft Tag, which shoppers can scan with any Smartphone to be linked to the item page on the QVC mobile website.”

What’s with this “pop-up” thang? Toys “R” Us this week said it was opening up 600 “Express” pop-ups in malls and shopping centers for the holidays.

Like or or not, visitors to the QVC pop-up shop with “will be exposed to each facet of ‘QVC Everywhere.’” (Don’t get exposed to any bedbugs while you’re in the Big Apple)

There will be a live broadcast that will stream continually, and QVC’s website will be accessible at computer stations throughout the shop.

Shoppers will also be able to download and use QVC Apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, as well as access the QVC mobile website. Customers can also connect with the QVC community through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

QVC also offer a sneak preview of QVC’s iPad App, which is expected to become available in the coming weeks. The App is optimized for full screen viewing and will be offered for free from the iTunes App Store. Highlights include access to a full 16:9 HD feed of QVC’s live broadcast, full search capability and access to full product descriptions, sizing, available colors and additional images within product detail. Users can also browse items recently on air and view customer ratings and reviews.

“We are constantly evaluating the QVC shopping experience to identify new opportunities to engage with our customers,” Angie Simmons, QVC’s executive vice president of multichannel platforms, said in a canned statement. “We’re thrilled to introduce our latest application, as we recognize that the iPad has become a relevant device for our shoppers.”

In addition to three live broadcasts and personal appearances by a selection of QVC’s favorite personalities and brands, the QVC pop-up shop will host the Dell/Intel Blogger Lounge. On Friday and Saturday bloggers can use Dell/Intel computers to blog, tweet, post to Facebook, “or just take respite from the fast-paced schedule of Fashion Week,” QVC says.

Since The Homeshoppingista wasn’t invited to any of the Fashion Week festivities by QVC, we guess we’ll have to sit this one out in Montclair.

Heads Up TriState QVC Shoppers: The Network Will Be ‘Popping Up’ In Rock Center During Fashion Week

September 7, 2010

The Kardashians' K-Dash collection will debut on QVC during Fashion Week

As we’ve previously reported, QVC is really expanding its participation and presence at New York Fashion Week. The home shopping channel put out a press release on the event Tuesday, and it is kicking off the week by debuting its Manhattan pop-up location — as well as launching a clothing line by the Kardashians.

We wrote about the pop-up store and K-Dash, too, when QVC CEO Mike George mentioned them during a second-quarter conference call. The pop-up location will be in Rockefeller Center, and it will serve as a consumer store and a fully functioning broadcast studio.

QVC’s growing role in Fashion Week reflects its growing clout in the fashion industry, as it attracts high-profile designers who have been struggling in a market where most consumers are keeping their wallets shut.

The QVC pop-up store will open its doors to the public this Friday at 6 p.m. to mark the second annual Fashion’s Night Out, or FNO, event. QVC celebrates FNO as the exclusive multimedia retailer.

QVC claims it will have one of its largest broadcast and multimedia events live from the Big Apple pop-up location with special programming throughout the city.

The three-hour broadcast – Fashion Night’s Out SM – Live from New York is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and feature the debuts of K-DASH by Kardashian and “Mad Men” costumer designer Janie Bryant’s MOD collection. In addition, some of QVC’s popular designers, including Marc Bouwer, Bradley Bayou, Pamela Dennis, Lori Goldstein, Mara Hoffman, Melania Trump and Isaac Mizrahi, will unveil their latest collections for the fall season.

As part of FNO, QVC is once again lending its support to the Council of Fashion Designers of America in its fight against breast cancer. QVC will offer the Vogue-designed Fashion’s Night Out CFDA T-shirts on-air, on and at its pop-up location in New York City.

On Friday Vogue’s senior market editor Meredith Melling Burke is scheduled to appear on QVC to talk about the Vogue-designed T-shirt. Net proceeds from the sale of this T-shirt, sold exclusively through QVC, will benefit “Fashion Targets Breast Cancer,” the charitable initiative of the CFDA Foundation.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating Fashion’s Night Out,” QVC president of U.S. Commerce Claire Watts said in a canned statement. “The expansion of our presence in New York to include the pop-up location as well as offer access to such an impressive event is something we expect our viewers will respond to with equal excitement.”

The pop-up store is also scheduled to be open to the public Sept. 11 to 15. The store will showcase a selection of QVC’s most exciting brands. Products ranging from fashion, beauty and jewelry to home and electronics are scheduled to be featured. Additionally, the store will serve as a location for personal appearances by QVC personalities and brands.

In addition to the unveiling of its pop-up location, QVC will be returning to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to present Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Live from New York, scheduled for Saturday at 10 p.m. and next Wednesday at 10 p.m.

During the shows, which will be broadcast live from the NYC pop-up location, QVC is scheduled to debut Anonymity by Julie Chaiken as well as showcase new designs from editorial stylist Lori Goldstein and some of its premier designers, including Dennis Basso, Isaac Mizrahi, Bradley Bayou, Marc Bouwer and Janie Bryant. Iconic Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe is also scheduled to return to unveil her latest collection.

“Our collaboration with IMG Fashion has proven to be more rewarding each year, affording us the opportunity to take our viewers inside Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,” Watts adds. “We are confident that presenting a variety of esteemed brands during such a widely supported event reinforces QVC’s place in the fashion industry.”

Following the kickoff on Friday, the QVC pop-up store is scheduled to be open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and next Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ShopNBC Kicks Off Fashion Week Monday, With Those Geox Shoes We Can’t Afford At The Mall

May 10, 2010

ShopNBC launches its “Fashion Week” Monday, which will feature the most fashion premieres, new footwear and apparel products ever shown within one week on the network.

The five-day event will feature the premiere of Geox Footwear — the breathable shoe from Italy; One World Fashion — designed in Los Angeles for a laid back and cool vibe; Fever Apparel — knits and casual looks for stylish multi-tasking women; and the Christine Alt Fashion Collection — designed by the former plus-size fashion model to offer great style for all sizes and body types.

The event will also feature the debut of Olivia & Grace Fashions, and fresh styles from the Pamela McCoy Collection, Encanto shoes and more.

The event will also highlight a daily “Fashion Feature,” which will appear at 9 a.m. during the 2-hour block of the ShopNBC show, “Sunrise Style”. The Fashion Feature will be head-to-toe must-have looks, along with style tips to help viewers easily update their wardrobe. In addition to the Sunrise Style shows, there will be daily fashion programming at 3 a.m., 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“Our customers have continued to ask us for newness,” Cindy Chen-Derkacz, ShopNBC’s vice president of fashion, said in a canned statement. “For this May Fashion Week, our buying team sought out great brands and the newest styles. We look forward to presenting our finds during this week jam-packed with great looks that go from work to weekend.”

ShopFASHION at ShopNBC’s Facebook page will provide behind-the-scenes updates and stylish giveaways throughout the event.

News Flash: Philadelphia Inquirer Discovers That QVC Sells More Than Cubic Zirconia

February 14, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday broke the big scoop that high-end designers have made their way to QVC because of its “sales clout.” Yes, the consumer press finally got a clue.

We did a huge blog on that topic for Thanksgiving, and have written many other blogs about why big-name designers like Badgley Mischka, Vivienne Tam, Robert Lee Morris, Judith Ripka and Stephen Dweck — whose wares can be found at shops like Neiman Marcus — now have lines for QVC and HSN.

The story, by Inquirer fashion writer Elizabeth Wellington, is headlined “Fashion Fete’s Eyes on QVC: Sales Clout Turns Heads in New York.”

The story talks about QVC telecasting live from Fashion Week in Manhattan again this year, and how “the seller people used to go to for Grandma’s holiday sweater” is now “a major industry player” in the fashion world.

That’s because designers have discovered a rather simple fact, one that snobs who look down their nose at home shopping channels, have yet to grasp: You can make a hell of a lot more money selling thousands of items an hour on QVC than selling just a few costly items in a brick-and-mortar store.

The story quotes Doug Howe, QVC’s chief merchandising officer, as well as the QVC vendors celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal and fashion designer Bradley Bayou.

Roncal told the Inquirer she once sold 20,000 eyeliners in eight minutes on QVC (we use her mascara).

Bayou is quoted as saying he was skeptical when QVC first approached him. He hopped on board.

“When you show couture, you sell maybe 10 to 20 pieces (a season), but when you show on QVC, you can sell 1,000 pieces in an hour,” Bayou told the Inquirer.

The newspaper also reported that QVC rival HSN, those sly pusses, will have a breakfast in New York to show off its new spring fashions in a couple of weeks.

Celebrity X-Ray Rachel Zoe Brings Size 0 To QVC: Will Any Customers In The Hefty Heartland Be Ordering It?

February 14, 2010

Leave it to wafer-thin celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe to bring size 0 to QVC.

The home shopping network introduced its new size, “XXS,” or extra extra small, during its telecast Saturday night from Fashion Week in Bryant Park in Manhattan. That XXS equates to a size 0. Previously, the smallest size that QVC offered was a “XS,” or extra small (that’s us), which equates to a size 2 to 4.

Host Lisa Robertson (with an unflattering, severe pulled-back hairdo) was doing a presentation with Zoe, who does a line of clothing and accessories for QVC when she’s not telling Hollywood what to wear. They were talking about a crinkle patent trench coat, and Robertson noted that it came in XXS.

“Rachel has been pushing for that,” Robertson said, adding that other designers had been asking for QVC to offer the XXS as well.

It’s not without irony that Zoe lobbied for QVC to carry XXS. The New Jersey native has been the subject of much controversy over her weight, or lack of it. In one almost shocking scene in her Bravo reality show, “The Rachel Zoe Project,” Zoe’s backbones stuck out like knives from her backless gown.

We doubt that most of QVC’s female customers are a size XXS. But with QVC and HSN trying to draw younger, hipper and we assume –skinnier — women shoppers, we guess it makes sense to create a new smaller size.

Some posters on QVC’s online forums were thrilled that QVC was “finally” offering XXS.

We were trying on jeans in Target tonight, and got a good look at our thighs in the dressing room mirror. We don’t think we’ll be ordering QVC’s new XXS any time soon.

QVC Vendor And Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe Helps Out On Model Naomi Campbell’s Haiti Fundraiser

February 13, 2010

Reed-thin QVC vendor Rachel Zoe is not only appearing on the home shopping network’s telecasts from Fashion Week at Bryant Park, she lent a hand to model Naomi Campbell last night.

Celebrity stylist Zoe did what she does best, and styled “Fashion for Relief,” the runway show that Campbell organized to raise money for devastated Haiti. The New York Post’s Page Six wrote about the event at Bryant Park.

QVC will kick off its live telecasts from Bryant Park for Fashion Week tonight, and it will introduce five designers that are new to the network.

QVC Is Pumping Up The Volume For Fashion Week, Debuting Five New Designers

February 11, 2010

QVC will kick it up and introduce five new designers to the network during its Fashion Week telecasts from Manhattan’s Bryant Park starting this weekend.

QVC will debut designers Thuy, Mara Hoffman, Erica Davies, Pamella Roland and Christian Francis Roth. Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal will be responsible for the models’ makeup at the home shopping network’s runway shows.

And QVC veterans Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Zoe, Marc Bouwer, Lori Goldstein, Erin Fetherston, Chloe Dao, Pamela Dennis and Bradley Bayou will be on hand.

Joining forces with IMG Fashion, QVC’s runway broadcasts will mark the largest amount of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week programming produced by the network to date. QVC’s shows from Bryant Park are scheduled to air Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight and next Wedneday from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Additionally, for the first time ever, QVC will bring the energy of Bryant Park to Studio Park, its headquarters in West Chester, Pa., with two live broadcasts scheduled for Sunday 11 p.m. to midnight and next Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There will also be a special Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week edition of PM Style next Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“QVC has become a powerhouse for launching fashion collections from some of the industry’s leading designers and stylists. We’re thrilled to welcome back and introduce such an impressive roster of talent and are extremely confident that our customers will love the beautiful, accessible array of fashions and accessories they will be launching with us at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,” Claire Watts, QVC’s president of U.S. Commerce, said in a canned statement.

QVC is also joining leaders in the fashion industry to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America with its “Fashion for Haiti” initiative. QVC will sell “Fashion for Haiti” T-shirts on-air, on and at its shows at Bryant Park that will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which is supporting immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts for the victims of the earthquakes.