Posts Tagged ‘Fern Mallis’

Furrier, QVC Vendor Dennis Basso’s Sets Off Buzz He’s Looking For TV Show

February 12, 2013

Dennis Basso

Dennis Basso

Is couture furrier, and QVC vendor, Dennis Basso jockeying to get his own show on a TV network other than the home shopping channel?

That’s what the New York Post’s Page Six said Monday. An item in the gossip column noted that Basso, a Jersey boy who does faux fur coats for QVC, is celebrating his 30 years in fashion.

Page Six said that Basso is doing his fashion show Tuesday at Lincoln Center, and that some of his loyal customers — Joan Collins, fellow QVC vendor Joan Rivers and Ivana Trump would be in the front row.

The column also noted that last week Basso was spied at lunch with two bigwig CAA agents, which started the rumor mill going that he might be trying to line-up a TV show.

If QVC vendors Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Zoe and Heidi Klum can do it, to name just a few, why not Basso?

Seventh Avenue Fashion Guru Fern Mallis Exits QVC To Join HSN With Jewelry Line

September 12, 2012

Wow, two home-shopping-vendor switcheroos in one day!

HSN announced Wednesday that fashion industry guru Fern Mallis is bringing a collection of “globally inspired jewelry” to the network on Oct. 10. The line is called “Fern Finds.”

Fern Mallis

Mallis did have a fashion jewelry collection on QVC, as you can see here. We guess HSN CEO Mindy Grossman convinced her to switch ships.

This news follow in the wake of former ShopNBC diamond jewelry vendor Elian Schlesinger hoofing it over to Jewelry Television.

Regarding Mallis, her jewelry will bow during HSN’s “Insider New York” event. It’s “a 22-piece assortment features various statement pieces including a show-stopping layered necklace with matching cuff, embellished bangles, chunky necklaces and gem encrusted rings and earrings from $35 to $139,” according to HSN.

“I’m really looking forward to working with HSN – sharing my travels and discoveries with a new audience, and nurturing and growing the Fern Finds brand,” Mallis said in a canned statement.

Mallis is currently president of her own leading international fashion and design consultancy — Fern Mallis LLC. She also hosts the conversation series “Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis” at New York’s 92nd Street Y, which has featured notable in-depth interviews with Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford and Michael Kors. Additionally, she hosts fashion industry talk show “Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis” on SiriusXM’s celebrity talk channel, Stars.

“Fern Mallis is a highly respected, transformational force in fashion and we are thrilled to welcome her to HSN,” said Anne Martin-Vachon, HSN’s chief merchandising officer. “Her vibrant style and unique point of view fits well within our portfolio of top designers as we continue to elevate HSN as a destination for Fashion. Fern’s collection is bold, eclectic and of the highest quality and is sure to resonate with the HSN customer.”

Mallis is known for her role as senior vice president of IMG Fashion and is hailed as the creator of New York Fashion Week, where she served as executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for 10 years.