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Margo Manhattan’s Jewelry Bows On Evine Live Nov. 4

October 6, 2015

We were not able to attend last week’s launch party for jewelry designer Margo Manhattan’s new line for Evine Live. But we got a press release on the festivities.

Damn, we missed the free tequila!

Manhattan’s collection will debut on the home shopping network on Nov. 4, and we can’t wait. She’s into chunky crosses and so are we.

Here is the press release:

Celebrity Jewelry Designer, Margo Manhattan, unveiled her latest collection of bold, edgy, elegant, rock ‘n’ roll chic designs, created exclusively for EVINE Live (evine.com), at Manhattan’s Studio 450 on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.

Guests were welcomed with embossed leather bracelets with Margo’s signature cross as an entrance pass to the exclusive loft party. The designer’s latest video streamed on the wall and showcases of Barbie Dolls on Harley’s with custom leather outfits Margo Designed especially for the occasion set the ROCKER tone and mirrored Margo’s style and Gold Coast Motor Sports supplied Margo’s favorite bikes, a Triumph and Ducati for her guests to pose on.

Views of the Manhattan skyline were apropos for the native New Yorker who made a Grand Entrance in her custom designed leather and Silk Organza Rockstar gown designed by Carla Dawn Behrle. Complete with her very own custom armor in Margo’s iconic style belt and matching collar and harness for Mika, her German shepherd mascot.

Evine Live's CMO Penny Burnett, left, and Margo Manhattan. Photo credit Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.comj

Evine Live’s CMO Penny Burnett, left, and Margo Manhattan. Photo credit Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.comj

Models dressed in rhinestone studded Team GOGO Tee’s and Margo’s latest collection served a selection of hors d’oeuvres generously provided by New York restaurant The Marshal and cocktails from Avion Tequila, Nuvo, Elite Vodka and Birthday Cake Wines lined the bars. Throughout the night, DJ Johnny ‘Danger’ Stuart who rocked the party with an eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll classics and today’s hits.

Notable guests included: Margo Manhattan (Celebrity Jewelry Designer); Penny Burnett (CMO, EVINE Live); Nicole Miller (Fashion Designer); Jason Binn (Publisher, Dujour Media); Satia Ricketts (Owner, The Beauty Loft); Event Planner Sande Finkel (President, Sande Finkel Marketing Solutions); Laurie Wolfe (Creative Director & Principal, Wolfe Design Consulting); and famed photographer Luciana Pampalone.

The event featured a surprise performance by singer Josh Shapiro, who performed three songs including a cover of ‘You Raise Me Up.’ Following his performance, CMO of EVINE Live Penny Burnett addressed the crowd, and formally welcomed Margo Manhattan to the EVINE Live family.

Margo Manhattan then thanked her creative TEAM GOGO Sande Finkle, Laurie Wolfe, and Luciana Pampalone for helping her execute her vision for her brand. Margo formally welcomed all attendees to be her extended ‘Team Gogo’ family. Then Margo dedicated Serenade, her favorite Ballet, to her Mother, Prima Ballerina for NYCB’s for the inspiration of the theater as it was a little girls ‘DreamLand.’

A spectacular event that concluded with Margo Manhattan branded canvas bags in her signature blue and embroidered logo in metallic thread, Margo water, a facial courtesy of Sisley Paris New York, and a copy of the September/October 2015 issue of Art Bodega Magazine featuring Margo on the cover.

Margo Manhattan is set to Launch on EVINE Live on Wednesday November 4th, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST and 5:00 PM EST. Margo’s cutting edge jewelry, previously available only at her exclusive Madison Avenue boutique, will now be available to 88 million viewers on cable and satellite, both on TV and online at EVINE Live debuting on the channels.

Margo joins EVINE Live’s elite roster of celebrity and designer lines which include: Marc Bower Unlimited, NV by Nick Verreos, Countess Luann de Lesseps’s clothing line and celebrity chef Todd English.

In addition, the new MARGOMANHATTAN.COM website launched the night of the event with her latest Collections. Visit the Margo Manhattan Boutique Madison Avenue on 88th Street’ her beautiful jewel box shop on the Upper East Side, to experience the full breadth of her unique collections.

While you’re there, do not miss The Vault, a stunning collection of unique one-of-a-kind pieces, featuring diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, all set in white and yellow gold.

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QVC Jewelry Designer Barry Cord’s Bitter Divorce Leads Off Page Six

January 31, 2011

Home-shopping-network vendors keep popping up in the gossip pages of the New York tabloids, with the latest being upscale jewelry designer Barry Cord.

Cord, who does a jewelry line for QVC, lead Page Six in the New York Post Sunday with this headline: “Designer Divorce Gets Uglier.”

The divorce that is getting nastier is that of Cord and his third wife, Karen Cord. She claims that she faces eviction from her $5,400 a month Manhattan digs because Cord is not paying her court-ordered monthly alimony of $10,800, the Post reported.

Cord sold a Manhattan townhouse for $23 million in 2006, but according to the Post, “now says he’s broke.” Well, $23 million doesn’t go as far as it used to these days.

And Karen has a lot of bills to write out each month — such as $5,000 for clothes, $1,600 for psychotherapy and $3,000 for personal grooming, the Post said.

She complained that the $2,000 a month that Cord had been forking over to her barely covered her cell phone and cable bills. Wow! Time Warner Cable must have really jacked up its rates!

And who said — was it F. Scott Fitzgerald — that the rich are different than you and me.

Bling King Charles Winston, Off HSN Since September, Says Legal Issues Soon Resolved

January 16, 2011

Bling jewelry designer Charles Winston cancelled his shows on HSN in September, due to pending litigation, and he hasn’t been on the home shopping network since then. Perhaps that is changing.

Last week Winston posted on his Facebook page that news will be breaking on his situation.

“Huge announcements, press releases etc are expected to be issued some time next week. Stay tuned,” Winston wrote.

Charles Winston claims news is coming

He didn’t tip his hand much beyond that. When askd for more details, Winston wrote, “That is all I can say until several documents are signed.”

Prodded for more info again, Winston said, “I dd hope everyone considers it good. I know I do. I am expecting papers to be signed on Monday.”

Winston had been on ShopNBC before coming to HSN.

Hilary Joy Jewelry Marks 1st Anniversary On HSN

January 3, 2011

The Hilary Joy jewelry line will be celebrating its first anniversary on HSN Wednesday, and it has a host of new items for the event.

Once again, designer Hilary Diaz has created pieces that look very high end for a very low price. We are especially liking her square bold multigem pendant and matching ring, which features rocks such as malachite, blue lapiz, onyx and honey quartz.

One of the new Hilary Joy pieces

There are also some nice items on clearance, including a textured cuff bracelet with white topaz and prasiolite.

Sunday Scoop: Is Luxury Jewelry Designer John Hardy Coming To QVC?

February 21, 2010

Actress Sienna Miller modeling John Hardy jewelry in Vogue

John Hardy is one of those jewelry designers whose pieces we gaze at lovingly at stores such as Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s, never daring to ask the price of anything.

His sterling silver pieces, handmade by artisans at his studio in Bali, are gorgeous but pricey. But we may be getting a shot of owning his work, apparently.

According to FLA GM, who posted on QVC’s online jewelry forum, Hardy is coming to QVC. How does she know? The poster said her daughter attended a QVC sterling designer meet-and-greet for customers Saturday, and that she overhead “LR” say Hardy was coming onboard.

Our guess is that “LR” is QVC host Lisa Robertston. She had been seen on-air sporting a Hardy cuff, with diamonds and red sapphires, that Neiman Marcus was selling for $4,000.

We e-mailed both QVC and Hardy’s public relations departments, so let’s see if we hear back. Maybe the eaversdropper misunderstood what Lisa was saying.

Today QVC is holding its sterling silver designer day, and bringing Hardy on board would be a coup, and an addition to the other high-end jewelry makers that are doing lower-priced lines for the home shopping channel. Those includes names such as Judith Ripka, Robert Lee Morris and Stephen Dweck.

Designer Wayne Scot Lukas, A Vet Of HSN, And ShopNBC Have Parted Ways

January 4, 2010

Celebrity stylist and fashion designer Wayne Scot Lukas and ShopNBC are parting ways, the designer tells us.

Lukas did not offer us many details, other than to say he was not happy at the Minnesota-based home shopping network.

Lukas moved to ShopNBC from HSN earlier this year, and he was soon followed by actress/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers. She left HSN after more than a dozen years there to go to ShopNBC.

Lukas did a line of knits, easy-fitting pieces for both HSN and ShopNBC.

These Lukastyle items are now on clearance on ShopNBC.com.

Handsome Lukas, who has the more gorgeous hair we’ve ever seen on a man (but he doesn’t bat on our team, if you get our drift) has a biting sense of humor, full of double entendres. We caught him once on ShopNBC, and he did not seem like a happy camper.

He didn’t like the camera-work on his show, and his attempted bantering with the host did not work as well as his rapport with Colleen Lopez, who he always cracked up, on HSN.

HSN and ShopNBC have been swapping many jewelry and clothing designers this year, almost too many to list here. For example, jewelry designer Dallas Prince went to HSN from ShopNBC.

We hope you find a new home-shopping home, Wayne!

The Homeshoppingista Takes First Shot At Selling Dallas Prince Diamond Cross On eBay

December 28, 2009

We’ve in the midst of our first experience trying to sell something on eBay, a large Dallas Prince gothic diamond cross.

We purchased the designer cross, with almost one carat of diamonds (our birthstone), from ShopNBC five years ago.

We turned to eBay after reading QVC’s jewelry forums, where posters often mention buying designer jewelry, from Barbare Bixby and Judith Ripka, on the Bay.

Since we made our purchase, the lovely blonde jewelry designer Prince has since shifted and is now selling her upscale pieces on HSN.

We’re such eBay novices that we didn’t even realize that the price we put up was the minimum bid. We thought people could bid under or over that.

We also had no idea that the bidding process had a one week limit.

A family friend was kind enough to post our Prince cross, and we’re waiting to see what happens.

Upscale Jewelry Designer Stephen Dweck Returns To QVC With Dweck Diamonds Dec. 8

November 17, 2009

High-end jewelry designer Stephen Dweck will be back at QVC Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. as part of a “Jewelry Gifts of Distinction” event.

Dweck debuted his Dweck Diamonds line for QVC Oct. 28, and it was very well-received. The designer’s work for QVC is nature-inspired, twig and branch-like, with tiny diamond-peppered buds. A lot of items sold out. We loved his stuff — mom didn’t.

The designer and former sculptor is also doing another new line of jewelry, Garden of Stephen, for Bloomingdale’s that is totally different from his Dweck Diamonds and also less expensive than the couture pieces. His high-end jewelry can cost thousands of dollars, and is sold in upscale stores like Neiman Marcus.

Dweck, who lives in Brooklyn, is a real artist but was delightful on the air during his premiere. He was warm, modest and very charming. If we had his talent, our heads would be bigger than a hot-air balloon.

After A Year Of Jewelry, Designer Joan Boyce Brings Her Bling To Boots For HSN

November 11, 2009

Jewelry designer Joan Boyce celebrated her first anniversary on HSN Tuesday, and she had some rocking fashion pieces.

Her large pendants and pins are really inexpensive and look great. Our favorites were a large Maltese cross pendant/pin for $50, and a pearl and crystal-accented necklace that sold out at $130.

What was even more interesting is that Boyce, who wears huge trademark glasses and has shiny long black hair that she wears in a ponytail, brought some of the pricey original jewelry that she replicates for HSN.

For example, she held up a black bead necklace that was costume jewelry but was vintage, so it cost more than $1,000. Boyce’s version, named “Too Fabulours To Be True,” was $140 and sold out.

Boyce, who has celebrity customers for her high-end work, also held up a $70,000 platinum and diamond necklace that she duplicated for HSN for $50. The original necklace belongs to one of Boyce’s clients.  

Another unusual piece was her “Angel Eye” bracelet, also modeled after a real gold piece. In Jersey, we call that an “Evil Eye” bracelet, but we like Boyce’s name better. She said the bracelet can link you to loved ones, and suggested teens drape it over their rearview mirrors so they know their parents are thinking about them.

Her interpretation was that the eye represents someone watching over you, not keeping evil away from you, which we like.

What also interested us is that Boyce is doing a new line for HSN, shoes, that debuts Friday. Some of the her boots look like Ugg knockoffs with bling, and we don’t like them.

But she has an adorable pair of tall pink boots, with crystals, for girls.

Jewelry Designer Barbara Bixby’s Husband Hits A Sour Note On QVC: His CD Is No Special Value

November 10, 2009

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Bixby's husband Frank Carillo

God is going to get us for writing this. We tuned to jewelry designer’s Barbara Bixby’s 7 p.m. show on QVC Monday, and heard some annoying background music, with vocals.

Well, it turns out it was Bixby’s husband, guitar player Frank Carillo. We’ve never heard of him, but Bixby whipped out a copy of his latest CD, “Someday,” and plugged it. QVC is selling the CD, which features Carillo and his group the Bandoleros, online.

It turns out Carillo is a Cancer, born July 14, so he’s OK in our book, although we’re not so sure about his singing.

His wife Bixby has QVC’s Today’s Special Value, an initial enhancer with an indigo pearl necklace at $135.

The talented designer must be one of the most petite women we’ve ever seen. She looks tiny next to host Lisa Robertson.

This visit Bixby has a white topaz cross bangle bracelet, at $329, that matches a cross enhancer that’s part of her collection.

We ordered the cross once, and it was pretty, but too small for our taste. Our motto is go big or go home.