Posts Tagged ‘Global Chic’

Model/Entrepreneur Iman, Who Does An HSN Line, Is Expanding To Sell Fabric At Calico Corners

July 23, 2010

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Does supermodel/entrepreneur Iman ever relax, maybe just sit down on the couch to watch TV in a stained T-shirt, eating a Pizza Hut pepperoni personal pan pie? We guess her hubby David Bowie wouldn’t like that.

Iman, who does the Global Chic apparel and accessory line for HSN, as well as having a cosmetics business, is now launching a fabric line that will be available in Calico Corners and Calico Home stores in September, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The story is headlined “Iman’s Next Gig: Remodelista.”

We loved her quote in the story: “Home is where I seduce my husband.”

New York Times Style Magazine Features Entrepreneur-HSN Vendor Iman, Who Explains Why Husband David Bowie Doesn’t Stand Out In SoHo

December 10, 2009

We just got around to reading The New York Times Style Magazine from this past Sunday, and there was a nifty photo and item on Iman, who has the Global Chic line on HSN.

We can assure you, Iman is not wearing any of her HSN clothes, shoes or leggings in the full-page photo, which is part of a feature headlined “American Dreamers.” It looks like Iman, who is married to rock legend David Bowie, has 10-inch stilettos on in the photo by Robert Maxwell.

The text notes that Iman was discovered by photographer Peter Beard in 1975, when she was a student at the University of Nairobi. The 54-year-old stopped modeling in 1989, and launched her own cosmetics company, one of the first to target African American women.

The Times says that Iman’s cosmetics company grossed $25 million in the U.S. last year. The blurb doesn’t talk about Iman’s HSN Global Chic collection, which includes apparel, jewelry, shoes and handbags.

Imam told The Times that she and Bowie live in SoHo in Manhattan, and that no one bothers him “because everyone’s dressed better than he is.”

On The Down Low In Tiffany’s: Was That Iman’s ‘It’ Purse We Saw On A Patron?

December 7, 2009

We were in Tiffany & Co. at the Short Hills Mall in Jersey Sunday, just browsing. We spotted a customer carrying a handbag that looked very much like the satchel Iman, David Bowie’s wife, does for HSN.

The Tiffany’s saleswoman complimented the patron on her purse. The customer didn’t anything. We saw the purse’s logo, and it, again, suspiciously looked like the logo for Iman’s Global Chic HSN collection.

Fess up, lady! Admit it was from HSN.

The “It” satchel from Iman goes for $120.

Iman, David Bowie’s Bride, Makes It A Wrap, A Sequined One, On HSN

November 15, 2009

Mo092409_BP_IMAN_adel-turned-entrepreneur Iman, who is married to rock star David Bowie, was on HSN at midnight with the network’s Today’s Special. It’s the “Wrap Yourself In Luxury Dazzling Sequin Knit Wrap,” at $39.95.

“This is what you are going to be wearing for the whole season,” said Iman, who was clad head to toe in black.

Fact is, Iman’s hype was right on. That wrap is gorgeous, long and with hand-sown sequins. Our favorite was the pewter color.

She said that the wrap is modeled after a gift that one of her designer friends gave to her. “Mine cost thousands of dollars,” Iman told viewers. 

Iman, who seems as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, is very warm, friendly and funny. She goes around the world looking for unique items to translate into her line, Iman Global Chic, and bring them to HSN.

During her HSN presentations Iman often references her husband Bowie, a favorite of our mentor-best-editor-ever Marianne Paskowski. Marianne even once shared a smoke with Bowie. And we also know someone who was intimate with him (before his marriage to Iman, of course). We also hear that Bowie’s eyes are two different colors.
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But we digress.

Last week during a third-quarter earnings call HSN CEO Mindy Grossman said that brands such as Iman’s Global Chic are a big part of the home shopping network’s strategy. The idea is to have loyal customers buy jewelry, apparel and accessories like handbags across the board from one vendor, like Iman.

Iman is celebrating her second anniversary on HSN all Sunday.

She mentioned that she was on Wendy Williams’ syndicated show and wound up gaving the former DJ, who lives in our town of Montclair, N.J., several of the jewelry pieces from her line that she was wearing.

 

 

That’s Just How She Rolls: Supermodel Iman Brings Her Baggage to HSN

September 27, 2009

Model and entrepreneur Iman, who is also the wife of rock star David Bowie, this weekend was back on HSN with her Global Chic line. Iman offers purses, clothes, shoes and jewelry, which she models after baubles she herself owns or has found in her world travels.

This go around, Iman has Today’s Special Value, the “Jet…Set…Go” luxury duffle roller luggage at $89.95.

Iman often makes references to Bowie during her presentations, but she is always down to earth and friendly, like that best friend of your’s who is married to a stockbroker — not a jet setter with a cooler than cool husband.

But it’s a little hard to swallow her comments about every woman being dissatisfied with some part of their body. We can’t imagine her having any such insecurities. Yet while touting the new leggings she is offering, and which she was wearing, Iman said that other leggings make her look like she has “stumpy ankles.”

Iman’s HSN purses have been particularly popular, and at price tags in the neighborhood of $100.

“It takes a woman to understand what a woman needs in a bag,” the lanky, long-haired model said Sunday.