Started by Rachel Boesing in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Diamonique
Vegas baby! Earlier this month I attended JCK, the leading jewelry event in North America. Our jewelry team attends each year to see what’s hot, what’s new, and what’s next (and to place orders for our QVC selection). I spent time with each buyer to learn about jewelry, and how we procure our amazing assortment. Fun, right?
These are some of my fearless leaders-- Natalie, Peyton, David, and Jennifer.
Each of our jewelry buyers meets with a variety of vendors. In each meeting our buyers select pieces and make design adjustments. On day one, Natalie and I combed thr... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Sivie Ann | Started by Rachel Boesing in Hosts & Personalities
Summertime = soul enriching visits with friends across the nation. I spent the bulk of my career in news, which means that I’ve always lived far away from dear friends and family. While I always visited family, there was little time left for friends whom I adore. Over the past three years at QVC, I’ve put seeing friends at the top of my bucket list.
I returned to my heart-city of Chicago. Michele was one of the first people I met at Brown (I knew her children before they were born!!!). Summertime = multiple busy schedules, so we visited, laughed, and ate ice cream ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by JavaQueen | Started by Rachel Boesing in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities
My beauty truth: I’ve always been extremely self-conscious about the dark circles under my eyes. In fact, when I was told I had to wear glasses, I was a bit relieved because the glasses went a long way toward hiding the dark circles. For our beauty truth or dare, I decided to tackle the dark circles…
Here’s my “before” without any make-up (and dark circles front and center). My first step was to apply It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in tan.
After I blended the concealer, I swept my eyes with It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder.
Then ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by margot123 | Started by Rachel Boesing in Q Did What?, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
Last week I visited our distribution center in Rocky Mount, N.C. to honor our Shining Star Award recipients. These are folks who, over the course of the year, have done such an outstanding job that it just screamed to be recognized. But before I go on about themJ, let me tell you about the place. Rocky Mount is our largest of five distribution centers. It is 1.5 million square feet, and can hold about 12 million pieces at once. During peak season, these address machines (lower right hand corner) can process about 1,000 packages an hour! This is a “hard goods” facility, so things li... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Justice4all | Started by Rachel Boesing in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
I present jewelry a lot, and I often talk about how a specific piece of jewelry is made, but I wanted to get some hands on experience, so I took a class. The class was Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, and jewelry designer Susan Roggio was our fearless leader. I chose to make a necklace and three bangles. Before anyone lifted a finger, Sue demonstrated the steps we would need to take in order to complete the pieces.
I had pieces of nickel alloy and copper, and I started by cutting out my shapes and putting designs on my metal
Then Su... Continue Reading
Last Reply by NanaS | Started by Rachel Boesing in Q Did What?, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
I loved this blonde wig the minute I put it on. I love the Blonde Ambition cut, and the completely realistic coloring (with the darker roots and the different shades of blonde). I put it on and I feel…”polished”. The cut is precise, it’s longer on one side, and falls in that perfect “straight from the salon” way.
You don’t often see a sister with blonde hair, so I feel very conspicuous.
I met my girlfriend for dinner, and I send her a text that says “look for a blonde.” She spots me and says thank goodness for the text, because... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Snowhite714 | Started by Rachel Boesing in Q Did What?, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
Last Thursday, Dress for Success held their fundraising gala called Something to Share. QVC had the distinction of being the corporate honoree.
Over the years QVC has donated over 5,000 items to the organization. While I haven’t donated that much , I’ve donated to Dress for Success for years.
I am proud of my relationship with the organization, so when QVC tapped me to attend the gala, I was honored and ready. Rita Yarsinsky (my trusty Facebook partner) and I hopped on the bus and headed to NYC.
It was a formal affair, so before dinner we ate passed hors d’oe... Continue Reading
Last Reply by PeaceBeStill | Started by Rachel Boesing in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities
What’s a dramatic change that only takes a second? A wig. In the next four weeks I’ll be “Wiggin’ Out.” I’ll wear four different wigs in four weeks, and share the story each week.
Years ago, wearing a wig meant you had something to hide (loss of hair or an illness), and keeping the wig a secret was crucial.
These days, wearing a wig is like putting on false eyelashes, fake nails, or getting your hair colored. You could just as easily be wearing a wig for fun and adventure (hello my Las Vegas friends), as for actual coverage.
Regardless of wh... Continue Reading
Started by Rachel Boesing in Q Did What?, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
We all clean out our closets right? The question is, what do you do with all of your clothes? For years, that answer for me has been Dress for Success. This organization provides professional attire for women in need (they have been doing so for over 15 years). I knew I wanted to donate the minute I heard about them. As a broadcaster I wore suits most of the time, and Dress for Success was a way that I could help empower other women to achieve their dreams simply by donating my gently used suits. Does a suit make the woman? No, but it’s a strong visual resume that says, “I mean bus... Continue Reading
Last Reply by C-Mom | Started by Rachel Boesing in Hosts & Personalities, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
At the start of every day we present our Today's Special Value. This, the very first presentation of the day, is a big deal, and is watched by many....so, needless to say I was focused on having a great time and doing well:)
Here's my minute by minute (kind of )
Two days leading up to kickoff: Meet with Susan Graver, Get haircut, finalize outfit.
Day of Kickoff
8:30 p.m. Go to product central and review the Today's Special Value. Here's where I memorize the colors (not just blue, brilliant blue), scrutinize the embellishments, and ... Continue Reading