Posts Tagged ‘Iris Apfel’

Copycats Heidi Klum on QVC, Iris Apfel on HSN

February 20, 2018

The New York Post did a story Monday on celebrities hawking products by ripping – sorry we mean knocking — off real designers, and both QVC and HSN were cited in the story.

The article, “Attack of the Clones,” talked about one example that we were aware of where a celeb got called out for a product they were selling on QVC. That was the case of model-TV star Heidi Klum, who was in 2007 was sued by high-end jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels for a line she brought to the No. 1 home shopping channel.

Klum’s baubles had a clover-shaped design, which Van Cleef claimed unlawfully imitated its Alhambra collection. QVC pulled the line.

The Post said that the lawsuit was settled and that Klum later claimed that her business partner, Mouawad USA, was not “knowledgeable.”

According to the Post HSN and its owl-eye-glassed vendor Iris Apfel, a Seventh Avenue darling, also got in hot water. In 2011 the married couple that was the force behind Hanna Bernhard alleged that Apfel had copied one of its pins, a large jeweled toucan, for HSN.

The married duo shamed Apfel on their website, charging that Apfel owned their original toucan pin and had imitated it, the Post reported.

HSN later issued a statement saying that Apfel had mistakenly believed that the brooch in her collection was a vintage piece. The objectionable version of the toucan was dropped from Apfel’s HSN line, replaced by a “modified” version, according to the Post.

HSN Fashion Maven Iris Apfel And People

October 6, 2016

What’s not to love about owl-eyed, bespectacled fashion maven Iris Apfel?

To our delight, Apfel has been doing a jewelry collection for HSN for some time.

Now she’s added apparel to that mix, inspired by the Tim Burton film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

People magazine just did a story on the HSN line and interviewed the silver-haired grand dame. Enjoy.

Iris Apfel Invites You to Get ‘Peculiar’ with Her New Jewelry Collection

Michael Buble Fragrance, Iris Apfel Fashion Coming To HSN

August 6, 2016

We read the transcript of HSN’s second-quarter call with Wall Street analysts, and CEO Mindy Grossman had some juicy tidbits.

Here are some quotes we pulled from the transcript that is from Seeking Alpha:

“Iris Apfel who will launch our first ready-to-wear collections exclusive to HSN, inspired by her documentary.”

“HSN is also the exclusive launch partner for Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé’s first-ever fragrance with Elizabeth Arden. Michael will be appearing on HSN as we leverage his strong social following of nearly 15 million fans across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.”

“And leveraging our success with Vince Camuto’s footwear, we will be intensifying our partnership to showcase a comprehensive lifestyle brand. This includes debut of his apparel collection and being the exclusive retail destination for Vince Camuto handbags.”

“And we’ll be debuting Beauty from Gina Rivera, who garnered a large following from CBS’s ‘Undercover Boss.’ The debut will coincide with the launch of her reality show ‘Beauty Boss.'”

“We will be expanding our fine and elevated fashion jewelry collections, which have demonstrated strength.”

“And as part of our intensification of the footwear category, we are partnering with Hearst Magazine’s ‘Marie Claire’ and senior editor Zanna Roberts Rassi to bring an editorial point of view to fashion, speaking of larger trends and highlighting new styles culminating in our Shoes First premiere on HSN, which will also be featured as part of the magazine’s Shoes First footwear edition.”

And from Chief Financial Officer Judy Schmeling:

“We continue to expand our presence in the over-the-top environment, most recently by utilizing our excessive content and patented Shop by Remote technology to create a new channel application that just launched on the Roku platform, HSN Beauty. This platform combines our entertaining and educational content with the ease of ordering on Shop by Remote to create a friction-less commerce experience.”

Film On Style Legend/HSN Vendor Iris Apfel Opens This Week

April 27, 2015

Iris Apfel, the 93-year-old fashion icon who does a jewelry and accessory line for HSN, is the subject of documentary that debuts on Wednesday, “Iris.” There was a screening of the film in New York City last week.

Apfel, known for her large owl-like glasses, offers an eclectic selection of jewelry on the home shopping network.The New York Post did a story on Apfel’s biography in March.

Here’s a look at her HSN collection, which features bold, chunky offbeat baubles.

HSN Wants To Be Your Holiday Gift Portal: Say What?

October 16, 2013

HSN is planning a big hoopla for the holidays, including a sweet sweepstakes, curated options and a “More the Merrier Holiday Gift Store” on, the home shopping network said Tuesday.

First, there’s a “More the Merrier Sweepstakes presented by Toyota.” The nine-week event offers customers the chance to win prizes through the HSN Arcade gaming portal on or by using their tablet or smartphone via HSN Mobile.

Here’s what’s on the list as top prizes:

* 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid – One winner will bring home the redesigned 2014 Camry Hybrid.

* NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Getaway — A trip for two to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 race at the Richmond International Speedway. The package includes hotel and airfare, VIP tickets to the race, pre-race pit and garage access and the chance to meet a Sprint Cup Toyota driver.

Chef Lorena Garcia

Chef Lorena Garcia

* HSN Holiday Gift Bundles — Themed gift packages that HSN will be awarding winners weekly from Oct. 15 through Dec. 19, including handbags from Twiggy, Beats Pill wireless speakers, Dyson Hard DC56 vacuums and more!

* Ozark Mountains Guided Fishing Trip — A winner and guest will win a two-night getaway to the Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozark Mountains, with the opportunity to fish with Kevin VanDam, the “No. 1 angler in the world.”

As we’ve reported, country artist Keith Urban will present his new Urban Guitar Collection exclusively on HSN Nov. 3.

Fashion icon Iris Apfel has teamed up with Swarovski to create a special HSN jewelry capsule collection. It launches in early December.

Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia will debut a collection of kitchenware set to launch exclusively on HSN

Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, and Black Friday, HSN shoppers will also discover free shipping & handling offers on select gifts, thousands of products on Flex Pay and other deals to stretch their holiday budget.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban’s More the Merrier Gift Store will offer options that fit any budget, including gifts under $25, gifts under $50, gifts under $100 and gifts of luxury.

HSN Cares will also kick-off its annual heART 2013 HSN Designer Ornament Collection, which features designs from vendors such as Giuliana Rancic, Martha Stewart, Trish McEvoy, Marlo Thomas and Deborah Lippmann.

For ornaments purchased through Jan. 31, 100 percent of the profits – no less than 30 percent of the purchase price of each ornament – will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Customers can also make donations directly to St. Jude through HSN and All donations collected via the HSN Credit Card from Nov. 15 to 30 will be matched by HSN up to $150,000.

This holiday season, HSN is also partnering with @DogsOfInstagram to give 12 owners the chance to fulfill their pets’ ultimate wish list.

From Nov. 11 to 29, owners will be asked to share pictures of their pets in holiday action on Instagram. To enter upload your photo to Instagram, tag @HSN in the description and use #SantaPaws. Sweepstakes prizes go up to a $1,000 HSN gift card.

Designer Christian Siriano Rings In HSN Spring Fashion Event

February 23, 2013

“Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano debuted his new line for HSN Friday, part of the home shopping network’s effort to brand itself as “the destination for everything Spring Fashion,” from now until Match 23.

“Our Spring Fashion series makes it so easy for customers to update their wardrobe with the latest styles for the season,” HSN Chief Merchandising Officer Anne Martin-Vachon said in a canned statement, “By identifying and integrating these key Spring themes and giving our customers access to authorities like Robert Verdi, Christian Siriano and June Ambrose, we are enabling our customers to evolve their personal style and create the looks they will love.”

On the heels of his 10th show at New York Fashion Week, Siriano debuted his HSN exclusive collection today.

Striking by Christian Siriano includes pieces inspired by the runway and combines modern, chic silhouettes with everyday glamour. The collection ranges from $79.90 to $169.90.


Celebrity stylist-turned-footwear designer June Ambrose launches her first-ever HSN collection March 22. Ranging from $59.00 to $119.90, the June Ambrose collection includes a mix of sandals and pumps. The line is inspired by Studio 54 in the late 70’s where icons like Donna Summer, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones, Tina Turner were center stage.

Known for her eclectic sense of style and impeccable taste, Padma Lakshmi launches her first-ever jewelry collection for HSN March 22. PL by Padma Lakshmi pieces ranges from $16 to $90.

Style icon Iris Apfel returns to HSN with her first-ever shoe collection under the same name as her fashion jewelry, Rara Avis by Iris Apfel. The collection consists of five styles and ranges in price from $59.90 to $99.90.

The HSN Spring Fashion series also features the debut of collections from luxury handbag brands Foley + Corinna and Isabella Fiore as well as the launch of the trendsetting cosmetic brand Too Faced with guest celebrity spokesperson Jillian Barberie Reynolds.

HSN’s Spring Fashion Series highlights the season’s newest trends in fashion, footwear and accessories from designers including Giuliana Rancic, Badgley Mischka, Sam Edelman, Queen Latifah, Vicky Tiel, Carlos Falchi, Vince Camuto, IMAN, Serena Williams, Donald Pliner and Stefani Greenfield, as well as new on-trend jewelry from designers R.J. Graziano, Iris Apfel, Fern Mallis, Randy Jackson and Ranjana Khan and finally, fresh new beauty assortments from Deborah Lippmann and Trish McEvoy.