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Legends of Style: Barry Ort's Most Memorable QVC Moment

Started by Barry Ort in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, All About Accessories 1368199013.317

I first learned of Kenneth Jay Lane when I was a salesman at one of NY’s most prestigious and expensive luxury retailers. My biggest and most fashionable clients always asked me to let them know when the next Kenneth Jay Lane collection was due to arrive in the store. Being new to the fashion business, I wanted to know why so many people were interested in this particular designer, so I researched all I could about Mr. Lane. The information I found was absolutely incredible!  I quickly came to realize what a legendary impact he had in the world of fashion jewelry.  The researc... Continue Reading

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Keeping up with Kenneth — Part 2!

Last Reply by August70 1342563700.083 | Started by Barry Ort in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, All About Accessories

Kenneth is on his way to the Mediterranean — I wish I could stow away in his luggage right about now with the heat in New York City. Before this latest trip, Kenneth spent some exciting time in London. He attended the royal opening of the Masterpiece at Chelsea. He was the personal guest of Princess Alexandra of Kent; she's the cousin of Prince William and our favorite new Duchess, Kate. What's the Masterpiece at Chelsea Barracks, you ask? It's an exhibit held at the Royal Academy Museum. Kenneth has been given an honor that only a handful of Americans have been given, and he has been ... Continue Reading

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Keeping up with Kenneth!

Last Reply by Luv Chanel and Ripka 1310746283.64 | Started by Barry Ort in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, All About Accessories

I just finished up a meeting with Kenny. We were going over the great product we have brewing for fall and beyond, which is always an extraordinary process. He's just back from his May sojourn, and I caught him before he leaves for his summer holiday. The man is a constant world traveler, as you all know; and I've had requests to let you know what Kenny has been up to — so here it is!   The stories of his travels are always entertaining, as you can imagine. This May, he was in one of his favorite cities, Florence, Italy (which also happens to be mine). He attended the 75th birthda... Continue Reading

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Do You Hear Wedding Bells?

Last Reply by MayMcC 1376777445.03 | Started by Barry Ort in Jewelry Talk, All About Accessories

The first memorable wedding that comes to mind was that of Annette de la Renta’s daughter, Eliza, at Oscar’s country house in Connecticut. It was pouring rain and thundering during the ceremony, and umbrellas had to be given to everyone upon arriving. For the seated lunch, I recall specially made plates that looked like precious tobacco leaf porcelain. I was seated next to the Archduchess Ludmilla of Austria, who was dripping with Kenneth Jay Lane jewels. In 1997, I attended the wedding of Prince Pierre d'Arenberg to Silvia de Castellane in the historic cathedral of Bourges in Fra... Continue Reading

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Ring in the New Year with KJL and the Princess Ring

Started by Barry Ort in Jewelry Talk 1293736034.073

Greetings one and all.  Now that all the presents are open and the holiday rush is behind us it is time to prepare for the New Year. I am so excited that QVC has made me part of their New Year’s weekend celebrations. I will be working with Rick and/or Antonella Friday night with a special presentation of  the Kenneth Jay Lane version of what has to be the world’s most famous ring, the engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Di and is now adorning the finger of Kate Middleton.  We at Kenneth Jay Lane are thrilled that the QVC customer has embraced this iconic ... Continue Reading

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Thankful for YOU and an AMAZING week at QVC !

Last Reply by KimmyT 1292951072.653 | Started by Barry Ort in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Thanks to you, the viewer and faith. As Thanksgiving is upon us I realize how much I have to be thankful about. First, I would like to thank all of the QVC viewers for your support.  This past week has been quite an experience and quite a unique expression of faith.   As you know, I had the good fortune to bring to you a replica of the ring that has “taken the world by storm.”  The incredible staff and crew at the Kenneth Jay Lane organization really stepped up to the plate to bring to you what we knew you would be asking for - a version of the two-time Royal ... Continue Reading

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Princess Diana's Ring!

Last Reply by Emmz 1290639650.327 | Started by Barry Ort in Jewelry Talk

Hi everyone, Barry Ort here... What a week this has been! We, at Kenneth Jay Lane, are so excited because everyone loves a love story - especially one that ends with a wonderful engagement!  And who doesn’t love an engagement where the ring is as beautiful and as sentimental as the bride-to-be? Kenneth has pulled out all the stops and has been working around the clock to make a beautiful replication of Princess Diana's ring... the ring which Prince William used when proposing to Kate Middleton. This piece is sure to make any woman feel like a princess. After finishing the sketche... Continue Reading

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Asking for your help….

Last Reply by karen54321 1302759131.38 | Started by Barry Ort in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

On October 16th I was extremely honored to be part of the QVC FAB event at Studio Park.  What an exciting event it was.   Close to 1,000 QVC fans, vendors and shoppers under one roof.   First of all, it was great meeting face to face with the most important women in my life, the viewers.   All very stylish, all enthusiastic and all opinionated.  I loved it!  My only wish is that I had more time to spend with each of you individually. What always amazes me when I get a chance to chat with a QVC viewer is how much she knows what she likes and what sh... Continue Reading

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Falling for Fashion

Last Reply by grammachocklit 1286987119.523 | Started by Barry Ort in Jewelry Talk

Fall is in the air in New York City.  The kids are back at school, the UN is back in session (I live near the UN and traffic is unbearable) and the runway shows at Lincoln Center are almost over.  I love fall because it stimulates the senses and it’s all about great fashion.  I mean who does not love a cozy sweater or a great leather jacket, or of course, new jewels? This fall is particularly exciting for me because I will be back on the Q with a host of new experiences. First of all, I have a 5:00 AM show on September 22nd with Nancy Hornback.  This is exciting for ... Continue Reading

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I’m So Excited……..

Last Reply by emarcus 1283055009.527 | Started by Barry Ort in Jewelry Talk

And I just can’t hide it! As the week begins I am reviewing the line up for my upcoming Kenneth Jay Lane appearance on QVC and ALL I can say is WOW!!!   (Sorry for all the lyric references but I just want to burst out into song like a character in a Broadway musical.)  There is so much new, plus some of our best product is returning and I also go on air with two hosts at QVC that I rarely get to work with; a perfect time to catch up with old friends. On Friday, August 27th at 1:00 am EST my friend Patti Reilly and I will be on for two hours together.  We have so much... Continue Reading

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