Posts Tagged ‘John Hardy’

Jewelry Maker John Hardy Sold, What Happens To QVC Line?

August 7, 2014

We should be in bed sleeping but we were surfing the ‘net (just using that phrase shows how old we are) and we saw this story.

One of our favorite jewelry designers, John Hardy, has been sold. The company must have some kind of financial issues, so maybe that’s why so much of its jewelry is winding up at TJ Maxx. And a new CEO has been appointed, FYI.

We wonder if the new owners will put the kibosh on the lower-priced silver line that QVC has, JAI by John Hardy.

Here is the press release from last week:

John Hardy Acquired by Catterton, the Leading Consumer Focused Private Equity Firm

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — John Hardy, a leading luxury designer jewelry brand, today announced that it has been acquired by Catterton, the leading consumer-focused private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

John Hardy's gorgeous silver jewelry is handmade

John Hardy’s gorgeous silver jewelry is handmade

Founded in 1975, John Hardy is a luxury designer jewelry brand known for its handmade craftsmanship, and iconic designs within its collection. The Company is a pioneer in sustainable luxury and uniquely positioned as the leading designer brand for which each piece is intricately handcrafted and one-of-a-kind.

John Hardy’s recognizable and distinctive jewelry enjoys a loyal customer base and a top-tier, multi-channel distribution footprint, with collections available at more than 600 retail locations across 27 countries and regions, including world-renowned department stores such asNeiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue,Bloomingdale’s, Harrods and Lane Crawford and stand-alone stores in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Bali

John Hardy recently signed supermodel Cara Delevingne to be the face of its new jewelry campaign.

The Company has appointed Robert Hanson as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Hanson brings more than 25 years of brand development and retail experience to John Hardy, including with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer, and Levi Strauss & Co., where he served as Global President of Levi’s.

Damien Dernoncourt, who has served as John Hardy’s Chief Executive Officer since 2007, will retain an equity stake in the Company and has been named Non-Executive Chairman, to which he will devote his full professional time.

Guy Bedarida will continue to serve as Creative Director and Head Designer and Miles Graham will continue to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.

“John Hardy is pleased to partner with Catterton, which will provide the support and resources to continue building our brand and accelerate our growth on an international scale,” said Mr. Dernoncourt.

“I am confident that under Robert’s leadership and together with Catterton, we will enhance our status as a leading designer of unique handmade jewelry while maintaining our Company’s strong core values and luxury positioning. I am excited to be working with Catterton, Robert, and the entire John Hardy team as we grow and build on our success.”

Mr. Hanson said, “John Hardy is an iconic luxury brand with a loyal customer following, and I have been impressed with the strength of the brand under Damien’s leadership. I look forward to leading the Company and building upon its tradition of creating truly unique, authentic designs and providing outstanding customer service.

“John Hardy is well known for its distinctive style, extraordinary quality and commitment to handcrafted sustainable luxury. These key pillars will continue to be the cornerstone of our Company and our future success. With Catterton’s well-established track record for partnering with leading brands to help them capitalize on growth opportunities, I believe that John Hardy has significant potential and a bright future.”

Michael Chu, Managing Partner at Catterton, said, “Catterton is excited to partner with a differentiated brand with a strong heritage and a top-tier, multi-channel distribution footprint. With Catterton, John Hardy will have a robust platform to enhance its already exceptional brand and accelerate its growth trajectory. We are confident that John Hardy offers substantial upside through multiple paths for expansion, and look forward to working with Robert and the entire team at John Hardy to capitalize on new market opportunities and realize the Company’s significant potential.”

Catterton has partnered with luxury brands including Restoration Hardware, Baccarat, PIRCH, and Frederic Fekkai to name a few.

Alert: Check TJ Maxx’s Men’s Jewelry For John Hardy

June 20, 2014

Heads up jewelry geeks and freaks. We can’t speak for the rest of the country, but the TJ Maxx stores in North Jersey have gotten a stock of John Hardy jewelry.

We love his high-end stuff, and have been visiting every store within a 50-mile radius to see what is available.

But here is the trick gals: Check the men’s section of TJ Maxx’s jewelry counter. There is a lot of Hardy men’s jewelry there, but guess what? A beautiful silver bamboo cross is unisex.

The only catch with the men’s necklaces is that some of the silver crosses are on black stainless steel chains, which we don’t like. But we just slipped the cross on one of the zillions of silver chains we own.

There are also Hardy pieces in the women’s section, of course.

Even at TJ Maxx Hardy jewelry isn’t cheap, but it is a fraction of its MSP price, which you would pay in places such as Neiman Marcus.

It is a bargain. We were in Nordstrom in Paramus last night checking out the jewelry, and some of its fashion jewelry is priced higher than the real sterling, handcrafted Hardy pieces at TJ Maxx. That’s just wrong.

Miss Piggy, Joan Rivers Star On QVC’s Red Carpet L.A. Show

February 21, 2014

QVC is heading out to the Left Coast for the fifth consecutive year to broadcast for the awards season with “Red Carpet Style — Live from L.A.” Miss Piggy and Lisa Rinna will be among those on hand (aren’t they the same person?).

The three-hour program will air next Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight, televising from the Wetherly Gardens at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

For this shindig QVC jewelry vendor and E! Network’s “Fashion Police” host Joan Rivers will be on the carpet with designers Lori Goldstein, Dennis Basso, Mark Zunino, Bob Mackie and Isaac Mizrahi.

Nicole Richie and Rinna, along with celebrity stylist Jen Rade, will introduce new items as well.

Additionally, as part of QVC’s collaboration with Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars,” Season 3 winner Seth Aaron Henderson will join the lineup at this star-fest. Henderson will present two new styles from his QVC collection, which had three sellouts in its January debut.

Seth Aaron Henderson

Seth Aaron Henderson

The program will mark the debut of Styled by Joe Zee, a collection from ELLE magazine Creator Director Joe Zee.

Oy vey! Miss Piggy – star of “Muppets Most Wanted” – will be showing off her Haute Tote, the VIP gift bag she created for the event. A consumer version of the bag will also be available for purchase on QVC.com.

Mark Zunino

Mark Zunino

But wait — there’s more, much much more.

JAI John Hardy will be presenting new croco-textured jewelry styles, and there will be diamond pieces from Michael Beaudry and Bronzo Italia designs.

On the beauty front, QVC will have Edward Bess, bareMinerals, Kate Somerville and Sarah Potempa.

“We have really enjoyed seeing the evolution of this annual event and are very excited to invite our viewers to experience this year’s broadcast,” QVC U.S. CEO Claire Watts said in a canned statement. “We’re proud to collaborate with such talented designers and noteworthy brands to offer exciting products that were created especially for this red carpet event.”

Rivers’ cohort on “Fashion Police,” George Kotsiopoulos, will serve as the QVC red carpet correspondent, interviewing celebrities as they arrive and encouraging guests to share pictures using #QVCRedCarpet.

Highlights of those images will be displayed throughout the gardens via the DELLInstaGallery, which consists of multiple gallery-style walls featuring digital screens for a unique social sharing experience. Finally, the InstaGlam Suite powered by HALO, a leader in portable power, will be a hub for social networking within the event and will be hosted by fashion personality and television host Jeannie Mai.

HSN Host Callie Northagen’s Son On Mend After Collapsed Lung

December 5, 2013

Sorry we’ve been so delinquent with our blogging. With the holidays, work and Christmas shopping, we’ve been running around like crazy.

This year were have turned into brick-and-mortar shoppers. With all the consumer electronics shows on QVC, HSN and ShopHQ Thanksgiving weekend, there has been little of interest to us on those networks.

We will give you a heads-up that the T.J. Maxx stores in North Jersey have had a nice assortment of John Hardy jewelry at a fraction of what you would pay in Bloomies and other high-end stores.

HSN host Callie Northagen suffered a collapsed lung

HSN host Callie Northagen’s son suffered a collapsed lung

And gorgeous pieces by another upscale jewelry designer, Scott Kay, who is actually located in New Jersey, are being sold at a sample sale at the Ramada Inn in Rochelle Park, N.J., of all places. We stopped by there and did some more damage to our credit cards.

Scott Kay silver pieces have also shown up at T.J. Maxx. They are heavy metal, a lot of crosses incorporated in the design, and kind of remind us of Loree Rodkin’s work, a little bit Goth.

But on to more important things. Our prayers go out to HSN host Callie Northagen, whose 18-year-old son Tristan suffered a collapsed lung and was hospitalized. Callie had been posting updates about his progress on Facebook.

Yesterday she posted this:

I just to want to share with everyone how deeply thankful I am for HSN. I feel total support and love from everyone! A special thanks to my colleagues, especially those working overtime to take my shows while I’m away. I feel grateful to work for such a great company. Family always comes first…..a true gift and blessing. Thank you for that, Mindy Grossman and Jen Cotter!

We hope you son gets well soon, Callie.

Angela Lindvall Is Out, JAI John Hardy Jewelry Is In On QVC

May 1, 2013

It looks like upscale jewelry designer John Hardy has a new person to represent his line on QVC — and a new line. So former model Angela Lindvall appears to be out, and a dude named Scott Grimes is in.

A year or so ago QVC debuted a jewelry collection called Angela by John Hardy, a lower-priced version of the designer’s Balinese sterling silver pieces. We once bought a cross from the line, which was repped by Lindvall, a gorgeous blonde with Midwestern roots.

But today on QVC.com’s homepage, we saw a flag for “JAI John Hardy,” and we wondered what the heck happened to Angela.

There are no more of her pieces on QVC.com. Instead, there was a photo of Grimes and jewelry from this new John Hardy line, which is apparently replacing Angela.

http://www.qvc.com/JAI-John-Hardy-Jewelry.category.1001.html?refine=1046658+4294931425

There was already a thread about JAI John Hardy on the QVC’s jewelry forums, and those snippy things were complaining that the new pieces looked too “Asian.” That’s the point, you nitwits!

http://community.qvc.com/forums/jewelry-talk/topic/375112/jai-by-john-hardy.aspx

The Balinese have been making handcrafted, classic, gorgeous jewelry for eons. It’s timeless. What are you women yapping about? Snap out of it!

Here is how QVC described the former Angela by John Hardy line “at QVC.”

If you’re looking for designer jewelry that’s meant for mixing, layering, and refining your style, set your sights on Angela by John Hardy. Created by Angela Lindvall, this rare collaboration features Balinese-inspired designs crafted from recycled silver and gold. Inspired by the natural world and the human spirit, Angela strives to bring attainable luxury to women everywhere through this collection.

Witness Angela’s natural attraction to the unexpected, the authentic, and the eclectic. Note the brilliant use of oxidation, 14K gold accents, natural stones, and Diamonique simulated gemstones in many Angela by John Hardy bracelets, rings, earrings, cuffs, pendants, and necklaces. And tune in to QVC as Angela shares the story behind her portfolio of pieces, as well as the places, people, and moments that inspired them. For a superb selection of Angela by John Hardy designer jewelry, shop QVC.com and start collecting her special editions.

Here is what QVC.com is saying about JAI:

A bold collection inspired by artisans’ passion for giving and sharing, JAI John Hardy designer jewelry is a statement from the heart. Influenced by Asian traditions, these bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces & more are intricately crafted with unexpected materials for the woman who aspires to a distinctive jewelry experience.

Here is what it is saying about Grimes:

Scott Grimes has been a jewelry stylist for John Hardy for over three years and is now bringing JAI John Hardy especially for QVC customers.

Scott lived in Europe and Africa for a number of years, and having studied history, design, and architecture at various universities, is well-versed in how the finest jewelry is created.

An aficionado of the arts, Scott has a fine sense of design elements and functionality, as well as a keen eye for fashion. He brings these qualities to his clients, tailoring each look to reflect their individuality. Also, Scott travels to exotic destinations to experience the inspirations and techniques of local craftsmen and applies these aesthetics to his work as a stylist.

TJ Maxx Alert: Bali Bracelets Like John Hardy’s At Fraction Of Price

July 14, 2012

We made our nearly weekly joint — we mean jaunt — to the great TJ Maxx in Paramus, N.J., yesterday and found a treasure trove in the jewelry department.

That store had a wide variety of handcrafted woven sterling silver jewelry, bracelets and earrings, made in Bali. The price range was $100 to $250 on the bracelets, $50 on the earrings.

The pieces looked just like the John Hardy bracelets that Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are selling right now at double, triple and four times the price as the ones in TJ Maxx. Like Hardy, the TJ Maxx Bali bracelets have dashes of 18 carat gold on them, and some had small diamonds (although not of very good quality).

If you only wear designer jewelry, we get that. But if you are not fussy, or don’t mind mixing non-designer stuff with your John Hardy or Lagos pieces, then check out your TJ Maxx for this Bali jewelry.

Drusy Does Good For QVC In The Fourth Quarter, And The Network’s ‘Hipness’ Factor

February 24, 2012

The holiday season last year was pretty merry for QVC.

Domestic QVC’s revenue increased 4 percent to $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter last year and 3 percent to $5.4 billion for the full year, the company reported Thursday.

Gross product revenue increased 4 percent compared to the prior year fourth quarter, average selling price (“ASP”) increased 8 percent from $56 to $60.35 and units sold declined 3 percent.

U.S. revenue, however, maintained a 4 percent increase overall due to an 8 percent increase in shipping and handling revenue as a result of a price increase implemented in the fourth quarter.

For the full year, gross product revenue increased 4 percent compared to the prior year due to a 9 percent increase in ASP from $51.19 to $55.74 and a 4 decline decline in units sold. The decline in units sold resulted in a decline in shipping and handling revenue bringing the overall revenue growth down to 3 percent.

Fourth quarter and full year sales showed strength in electronics, home and accessories products. For the full year, these increases were partially offset by a decline in jewelry product sales.

DECLINE IN JEWELRY! That probably means QVC will be cutting back on it even more! Damn.

In the fourth quarter, QVC’s eCommerce revenue increased 16 percent to $712 million and increased to 40 percent from 36 percent as a percentage of total domestic revenue. For the year, eCommerce revenue increased 15 percent to $2 billion and increased to 37 percent from 33 percent as a percentage of total U.S. revenue.

“QVC’s success in 2011 is a result of our strategy to engage customers with compelling content and unique products at a great value. This focus has allowed us to expand our global market leadership in video and eCommerce retail, despite a tough economy,” QVC president and CEO Mike George said in a canned statement.

“We gained new customers at a record pace by engaging people who love to shop across all our platforms,” he said. “We sustained our 10 quarter track record of double digit eCommerce growth, and established ourselves as a global leader in mobile retail.”

George had plenty to say about QVC during the conference call today with analysts. Here are quotes from a transcript provided by Seeking Alpha, http://seekingalpha.com/article/388871-liberty-interactive-s-ceo-discusses-q4-2011-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=qanda

“We introduced 3.1 million new customers to our brand worldwide and achieved a strong 14 percent growth in revenue from new customers for the year,” George said on the call. “We took our content to the next level with destination remote broadcast for the Oscars, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and Fashion’s Night Out in New York, we partnered with Vogue for 25 to Watch campaign. And we built ‘In The Kitchen with David’ into one of the most popular cooking shows on any network.”

He added, “And we continue to drive growth through an assortment of highly differentiated product offerings. This is [Wen] in hair care with it’s devoted following, Liz Claiborne in New York and Susan Graver in apparel. In jewelry the breakout drusy gem category along with prestige launches like John Hardy and Heidi Klum … In kitchen electrics and consumer electronics, we saw great success with the wide assortment of tablets and e-readers from the Dell Streak to the Toshiba Thrive, the Nook in the iPad.”

Love the drusy.

Matt Harrigan of Wunderlich Securities, who we interviewed when we were working for Multichannel News, had an amusing question.

“I guess as QVC recasts itself and I guess becomes even hipper, if that’s possible, in terms of the customers, are you seeing even more evolution in the product categories you are trying to emphasize, balancing the bar bell of the new customers and the established homes … in terms of the what they are like?” Harrigan asked.

George answered the question.

“All the initiatives we are pursuing we see as giving us gains, both with existing customers and new customers,” he said. “So part of it is this platform expansion being available in more places. eCommerce new customers are younger than TV new customers, mobile customers are younger than eCommerce new customers. We have a disproportionate share of new customers coming in through various forms of eCommerce. That’s part of it, both in businesses like beauty has driven in a younger customer and a lot of the things we do to create buzz and publicity, including our Oscars event tonight. I think all of that’s a broader range of customers.”

George continued. “So we continue to feel good about how our brand is being positioned and feel like we continue to sort of broaden the relevance of the brand across all age groups. One of the things I’ve shared in the past is that the average age of our new customer is slightly younger than the average age of adult female population. I don’t know if that trend will accelerate, but we think we will see it continue.”

QVC’s consolidated revenue, which includes the domestic home shopping network and all the international ones, increased 5 percent in the fourth quarter to $2.6 billion and 6 percent to $8.3 billion for the year.

QVC’s international revenue increased 7 percent in the fourth quarter to $857 million and increased 11 percent to $2.9 billion for the year. The fourth-quarter results included the negative impact of the strengthening of the US dollar against the euro and pound sterling that was offset by the weakening of the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen, whereas the full-year results included the positive impact of favorable exchange rates in each of QVC’s markets.

QVC Japan’s market has rebounded after the tragic events experienced in March with positive sequential full year and fourth-quarter growth compared to the same periods in 2010, with fourth-quarter revenue being the highest in QVC Japan’s history.

QVC Japan’s revenue grew 6 percent and 1 percnt in local currency in the fourth quarter and the full year, respectively. The increase in the fourth quarter was due to increased sales primarily in electronics, home and apparel. For the full year, increased sales in apparel were offset by declines in jewelry and beauty.

margin decline of 69 basis points for the year was primarily due to the negative leverage impact associated with lower sales as a result of the events experienced in March 2011.

QVC Italy continues the trend upward with a 56% sequential sales growth in local currency over the third quarter of 2011 driven primarily by sales in the home, beauty, jewelry and apparel product categories during the year. QVC Italy successfully launched an eCommerce and mobile optimized website in the quarter to strong consumer response and will seek to continue to build a leading multiplatform business in Italy.

The Jury Is In: High-end Jewelry Designer John Hardy’s QVC Line Stunk, To Put It Bluntly

October 20, 2011

Upscale jewelry designer John Hardy’s line for QVC debuted this week, and home shopping fans had the same reaction that we did: We were underwhelmed.

QVC’s TSV was a cuff bracelet from the line, which is called Angela by John Hardy. We caught Angela Lindvall, a blonde ex-model, when she was on with host Rick Domeier.

Lindvall couldn’t stop talking about how she was a free spirit who is as comfortable at red carpet events as she is visiting folks in her hometown of Kansas City. Free spirit, free smirit.

It’s like sex: If you have to keep boasting about how good you are at it, you’re probably really not that great. If you have to keep bragging about how much a free spirit you are, are you really one?

As posters on QVC’s forums wrote, the Hardy pieces were nondistinct, looking like the Balinese jewelry you can buy from Samuel B on ShopNBC or Lois Hill at places like Nordstrom. Others said that the QVC Hardy jewelry reminded them of Brighton.

And the collection was not only pricey but in some cases it incorporated Diamonique, better known as cubic zirconia. That really cheapened the collection. And one necklace was priced at $900.

As QVC poster CamilleP wrote, “Oh my stars and garters! They slap a designer name on a 36″ cubic zirconia and sterling silver necklace and they want OVER NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR IT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

The Q has totally jumped the shark with this designer, I don’t care if he is immortal and built the Pyramids, the Parthenon, the Colisseum, the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, Macchu Piccu, the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower, and the Sydney Opera House, NOBODY’S name is enough to make me pay nearly a thousand dollars for a 36″ silver and diamonique station chain!!!”

You go girl!

One thread was called “I’m Sorry But I Can Buy ‘Real’ John Hardy For Some Of The Prices.” So true.

VisaQueen also chimed in.

“You can get the real Hardy jewelry at Last Call and get much better quality at similar price points,” she wrote. “It isn’t always online, but it IS available at their stores and they feature online major discounts (like 30-40% off of THEIR discounted price) a few times a year. Real stones. Real diamonds. Just sayin’.”

Yesterday at TJ Maxx we saw a “real” John Hardy pendant, a rectangle of black onyx surrounded by diamond chips, for $500. The manufacturer’s suggested price was $1,200.

The workmanship was impeccable. The back of the piece had a dragon inscribed on it.

That pendant outdid anything QVC had, including that $900 silver station necklace with CZ.

Upscale Jewelry Designer John Hardy, And Model Angela Lindvall, Have QVC’s Coming TSV

October 16, 2011

We first reported it more than a year ago, upscale silver jewelry designer John Hardy is coming to QVC. And it is finally happening: He has an upcoming Today’s Special Value.

We got an email early Sunday morning about the collection, which is called Angela by John Hardy. Angela is a blonde model, Angela Lindvall. We hope that Rick Domeier doesn’t get as giddy as a school boy with her, the way he did with Heidi Klum.

The email included intell on the TSV, a silver bracelet for $186.

QVC says:

A fresh collection; a new classic. With its beautiful Balinese-inspired design, this sterling silver cuff bracelet from the Angela by John Hardy jewelry collection is an exotic treasure–a triumph for your accessory wardrobe with both signature style and timeless appeal.

Women know–it’s all in the details. And this special piece takes care to be eye-catching from every angle. The sterling silver gleam of the highly polished scroll motif is white-hot–a slight graduation in width adds to the aesthetic appeal, and perfectly showcases the 14K yellow gold pear-shaped accents at the center. The fully finished and artfully rendered gallery is a striking surprise–there’s luxurious details you’ll love when you’re wearing it, and even more to admire when you’re not.

Adding to the beauty, the piece is made from 100% recycled sterling silver and 14K gold. What’s old is new again–and what’s tried-and-true is reinvented into a fresh, fabulous new classic. Slip this cuff on your wrist and love it’s individualistic beauty for longer than a lifetime.

There are also a number of other items from the collection, including a cross that we like.

And here is Lindvall’s bio:

Known for her versatility as a model, Angela Lindvall has appeared on the cover of many major publications. She’s also one of the few models to have worked with nearly every major fashion house, thanks to her chameleon-like qualities.

In 2002, Angela transitioned from the runway to the silver screen, starring in Roman Coppola’s cult classic, CQ. Soon after her film debut, she gave birth to her first son, Dakota, which put a pause on both her acting and modeling careers.

While reestablishing her fashion career after maternity leave, she completely and sustainably restored a 95′ tugboat that she brought from the Caribbean, docking it in the Hudson River outside Manhattan where she lived with her family.

In 2005, Angela moved to Los Angeles and appeared in the hit film, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Shortly after the birth of her second son, Sebastian, she put her career on pause again to become an advocate for raising children “naturally,” with an emphasis on family values. After her second maternity leave, the fashion world welcomed Angela back with open arms, once again making her one of the most photographed models in the world.

Angela is an active environmentalist and health advocate. In 2001, she founded The Collage Foundation Inc. 501c3, a non-profit organization that stimulates environmental awareness and provides resources for positive change. Collage supports various not-for-profit projects including The Rockland Farm Alliance, a global model created for local, sustainably grown food. In 2009, Angela became one of the founding board members of the NRDC’s “Clean by Design,” a major initiative to sustainably revolutionize the textile industry in China.

Angela lives in Los Angeles with her two sons on a small farm, which she’s currently developing for sustainable agriculture.

How she got associated with John Hardy on this venture, we have no idea.

We Told You So: Upscale John Hardy Is Doing A Jewelry Line For QVC

September 5, 2011

High-end jewelry designer John Hardy is coming to QVC after all, with a line that’s supposed to debut at Fashion Night Out this Thursday.

He’s just the latest in a series of upscale jewelry vendors, such as Robert Lee Morris, Stephen Dweck and Judith Ripka, to hop on the home-shopping bandwagon.

We broke this story more than a year ago, and then were told that the item was not true. Even though we’ve worked as a writer for decades, we still hate when people lie to us.

So we’d like to work one of our deceased nana’s Puerto Rican espiritismo spells on the execs over at John Hardy and QVC.

In February 2010 we posted an item saying that John Hardy, whose wares are sold in places like Neiman Marcus, was creating a collection for QVC. Someone on the QVC’s forums had written that QVC host Lisa Robertson had said that during a meeting.

We had contacted QVC and John Hardy before we wrote the blog, but they didn’t immediately get back to us.

After our blog appeared, QVC’s Erin Mulholland and John Hardy’s Edith Bagda denied that any such line for QVC was planned.

https://homeshoppingista.wordpress.com/category/jewelry-designers/john-hardy/

Well, we just read the 2Q press release for QVC’s parent, Liberty Media.

“We are excited about our strong product and programming line-up for the third quarter as we expand our presence in New York’s Fashion Night Out this September with the exciting premieres of John Hardy jewelry and Heidi Klum accessories,” QVC president and CEO Mike George said in canned statement.

Liar liar, pants on fire.

Seriously, we do hope, with the help of nana Isolina, that your pants do go on fire.