Posts Tagged ‘model’

Model-Author Cindy Crawford Pops Onto Evine Live

October 4, 2015

We were too busy working our butts off at our real job last week to notice that model Cindy Crawford, who went to our alma mater Northwestern, did a drive-by at Evine Live to hawk her new book.

Did anyone see her?

Here is Evine Live’s press release in advance of her appearance.

American Icon and Supermodel Cindy Crawford Discusses Her Life, Career and New Book on EVINE Live

Cindy Sits Down for an Interview With EVINE Live on Her “Becoming” Book Tour, Giving Fans a Glimpse Into Her Life And New Book on October 1st

MINNEAPOLIS, MN–(Marketwired – Sep 30, 2015) – EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV), a digital commerce company (, today announced that American icon and supermodel Cindy Crawford will appear on EVINE Live October 1st at 9pm ET to discuss “Becoming,” her new book just released yesterday. In addition to offering the book for sale, Cindy will give fans a unique look into the pivotal points of her life and career in an EVINE Live-exclusive interview.

Cindy Crawford promoted her new book on Evine Live last week.

Cindy Crawford promoted her new book on Evine Live last week.

“Cindy Crawford is one of the most recognized supermodels in the world,” said Mark Bozek, EVINE Live’s Chief Executive Officer. “I’m thrilled to have Cindy on EVINE Live and offer our viewers her stories first-hand. That’s an experience only EVINE Live can offer and something that sets us apart from any other retailer in the world.”

“I’m excited that one of the first stops on my book tour is at EVINE Live,” said Cindy Crawford. “My new book ‘Becoming’ is a way for me to look back at my career and to honor and acknowledge the girl I once was while embracing the woman I am today. Being able to connect directly with fans on EVINE Live and get even deeper into the story is absolutely thrilling.”

The interview will appear on EVINE Live Thursday, October 1st at 9pm ET. During the segment, Cindy will be joined by EVINE Live host Heather Hall and Sonia Kashuk, her life-long friend and internationally known makeup artist. Filmed at Sonia’s New York City studio, the three will talk about Cindy’s new book, her life, career and feelings about turning 50 next year.

Cindy Crawford is one of the original supermodels who defined that pivotal moment when fashion models became cultural stars in their own right. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Cindy could be seen in virtually every major magazine and fashion runway, working with the world’s biggest brands. In addition to modeling, Cindy is a philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman.

“Becoming” is an engaging series of stories that sheds light into the life and work of an extraordinary woman who is as beautiful inside, as out. “Becoming” is a must for anyone who has followed Cindy’s legendary career, is fascinated by the worlds of fashion and photography, and will be a meaningful mother-to-daughter gift for all young women who can benefit from reading this modern-day American success story with universal coming-of-age lessons. The book is illustrated by 150 stunning and iconic images, as well as never-before-published photographs from her personal archive.

Twiggy Is Just ‘Brilliant’ On HSN, And We Hope Her Jeans Are, Too

April 3, 2010

Saturday is Twiggy day on HSN.

The 1960s modeling icon — of short hair and painted lower eyelashes — debuted her Twiggy London line at midnight with her Today’s Special, a Union Jack Tote in a variety colors.

“I carry my life in my bag,” she said during her Saturday morning show. Now there’s something we girls can relate to.

Twiggy, now sporting long hair and more girth that during her modeling salad days, is quite charming. We like how she keeps throwing in British slang and word uses like calling items “brilliant” and talking about putting “bits” in her purse.

Twiggy, who expanded her career to include acting (with two Golden Globes and a Tony nomination) and even being a judge on “America’s Next Top Model,” is rocking a long gypsy skirt that we loved. But we were afraid it would be too long for 5-foot-2 shrimps like us.

Instead, we decided to give Twiggy’s jeans a try, in the grey color that we love so much but is so hard to find in retail.

We’re praying that their waistband don’t fall just two inches above our private parts, like 90 percent of the other jeans we’ve been trying on. How can you not feel like your pants are falling off?

Twiggy will be on all Saturday.

Mod Model Twiggy, Still Looking Good, Mounts British Invasion At HSN

March 25, 2010

We missed Twiggy on Tuesday.

The modeling icon of the 1960s was in Manhattan, at the Terrace Loft at the Bryant Park Hotel, to preview her new “Twiggy London” collection for HSN.

But we were tied to our computer, on deadline for a story, and didn’t have the time to trek into the city. We really wanted to be there.

We’ve already received a flyer from HSN about Twiggy’s line of clothes and accessories, which debuts April 3. It shows Twiggy, most recently a judge on “America’s Next Top Model,” wearing a long tiered shirt that’s right up our alley.

There are also several photos of the Union Jack handbag that will HSN’s Today Special April 3.

As we are one-quarter English (grandpa was Percy Moss, from Bolton, England), we welcome this British invasion.

QVC Vendor And Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe Helps Out On Model Naomi Campbell’s Haiti Fundraiser

February 13, 2010

Reed-thin QVC vendor Rachel Zoe is not only appearing on the home shopping network’s telecasts from Fashion Week at Bryant Park, she lent a hand to model Naomi Campbell last night.

Celebrity stylist Zoe did what she does best, and styled “Fashion for Relief,” the runway show that Campbell organized to raise money for devastated Haiti. The New York Post’s Page Six wrote about the event at Bryant Park.

QVC will kick off its live telecasts from Bryant Park for Fashion Week tonight, and it will introduce five designers that are new to the network.

ShopNBC’s Suzanne Somers And HSN’s Lauren Hutton Figure Prominently In New York Times Story On Big Pharma And Menopause Drugs

December 13, 2009

Illustration from New York Times story on controversy over Big Pharma and menopausal drugs

Former HSN vendor Suzanne Somers, who is now on ShopNBC, and current HSN beauty vendor Lauren Hutton are both featured Sunday in a New York Times story on menopausal hormone drugs.

The business story is headlined “Menopause, As Brought To You By Big Pharma,” and it chronicles the history and litigation revolving around drugs such as Prempro, a hormone drug made by pharm giant Wyeth.

According to The Times, more than 13,000 poeple have filed suit against Wyeth charging that its menopause drugs caused breast cancer and other medical problems.

Hutton, a former model who now sells a makeup line for women over 40 on HSN, appeared in commercials for Prempro.

According to The Times, in one spot Hutton said, “My doctor said if you don’t replace estrogen that you lose at menopause, your risk for certain age-related diseases could increase.”

The very end of the lengthy story talks about actress-best-selling-author Somers’ and her advocacy of so-called “bio-identical hormones” in her books “The Sexy Years” and “Ageless.”

“With sales of more than 2 million books, Ms. Somers has become a menopause guru to millions,” The Times writes.

But newspaper also quotes Dr. Lynne Shuster, director of the women’s health clinic at the Mayo Clinic, who argues that bio-identical hormones haven’t been studied in depth and don’t have approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Formerly Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty Suzanne Somers

In an interview with The Times, 63-year-old Somers defended the hormones as safe, and provided the newspaper with stories from medical journals in support of her position.

Somers also takes credit in The Times story for “making the word ‘menopause’ mentionable.”

The blonde Somers, who moved her line of jewelry, clothes and nutritional items to ShopNBC after 17 years at HSN, also has described in detail what menopause without hormone replacement meant for her.

According to The Times, Somers says that she suffered “The Seven Dwarves of Menopause,” namely “Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful, All Dried Up.”

Too much information, girlfriend. Too much information.

Somers’ books often spark controversy and put her at odds with the medical establishment. Her latest tome, “Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer, And How To Prevent Getting It In The First Place,” created a firestorm and drew criticism from the American Cancer Society.

But “Knockout” is “a No. 1 NY Times bestseller,” according to Somers’ Web site.

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.”

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.

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.



Bare Breasts On TV? It’s Not FX, It’s The Boobs At QVC And A Model On Nolan Miller’s Jewelry Show

November 4, 2009

Want to see a gorgeous woman’s breasts, although her nipples were concealed? Then you should have been watching QVC Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

We tuned in to a Nolan Miller jewelry show, and one of the models was wearing a gown that had a sheer bodice that let you basically see her braless breasts. When the camera went in for a close-up of a Miller watch she was presenting, you could see that area where her breast folded over a bit on her chest.

We expect this kind of stuff on FX, not QVC. We’re shocked, shocked! The dress reminded us of the sheer gown that actress Halle Berry wore when she won her Oscar. QVC models typically wear Nolan’s gowns during Nolan jewelry shows, so the daring see-through number was probably his design.

Anyway, the producers finally woke up and caught on, and the next shot the model had a fake fur stole over part of her top. But one breast was still basically exposed. The next shot, the model was gone, replaced by another who was more modestly clad.

We guess it’s no coincidence that there isn’t  a video attached to this watch on the “Items Recently On Air” section of  QVC’s Web site. Appropriately, the item is named “This Is Your Moment Watch.” It was that model’s moment, all right.

On a much more somber note, Nolan is suffering from cancer, so does not appear on QVC. His designer-business partner Mark Zunnino does.