Last Reply by ashnic | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
I am so happy to re-introduce to you, Marilyn Torres!!!
About 7 years ago, I was on the search for someone to assist me both on air and behind the scenes. After reviewing tape after tape of candidates, I came across someone I was particularly intrigued with, Marilyn Torres. With a sweet smile and... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 2swans | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
Scarf tops are one of my all time personal favorite designs, mainly because they are so easy! Regardless of your height, weight, and proportions, this top will figure flatter and make you look and feel like a million bucks! The design is elegant and refined enough to wear to weddings, showers and sp... Continue Reading
In Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Q News
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1. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, excluding Rhod... Continue Reading
Last Reply by laine0502 | in Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
Effervescent, bubbly, & a big ball of energy is Susan Graver! I remember the first time I worked with her. There was no stopping her. Her passion for fashion, prints, & YOU came through at every turn. I absolutely adored her for it. It’s incredible that for more than ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Knight62 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
Prints and color are all the rage this season, and what a better way to utilize this fun trend than in one of my most figure flattering silhouettes... my Maxi Skirt!
Refined yet fun, each hand-picked print option takes these skirts to the next level and is done with the utmost taste and quality. ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 3 Bunny Mom | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
When I first started my collection with QVC twenty-three years ago, the line was based on silk/like woven pieces that were figure flattering and extremely comfortable, we called it SG Sport. As my line evolved, so did the material. I wanted to take that same idea of comfort and style from SG Sport and develop a soft, stretch, knit collection. Being a working mother of three, I understood the importance of throwing on an outfit, taking the kids to the bus stop, then hopping into the car to drive to work all while looking and staying presentable!
I always loved the look and feel of silk, but kn... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Whimsical4 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
With mother's day this coming Sunday, I wanted to pay a tribute to my mother Shirley. Although she is no longer with us, I miss her and think of her each and every day and I would not be who I am today without her love and support.
Growing up on Long Island, my mother was always involved in both ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sheilaluvsdogsinTN | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
With the wedding now in the past and my son, David and his new wife Christine on their honeymoon, my husband Richie and I officially became the proud babysitters of our grand-pup, Belle for ten days.
We believe Belle is a fox hound. David and Christine rescued her from a shelter this past Decembe... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sanderso | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities
Hi--Gabrielle here! Welcome to the AM Style blog chat! I'm so excited to chat and shop with you during the show.
Simply reply to this blog to join the conversation. I'll be here throughout the entire show.
PS: I'm loving the prints of this Susan Graver Blazer!
Find everything in the... Continue Reading
Last Reply by lucky21 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
This is one of my favorite times of year! The weather is finally starting to warm up here in the northeast, the sun is pushing its way through the winter clouds, the birds are chirping, and the daffodils and tulips are starting to emerge out of the cool soil. I have moved my heavy winter coat to the... Continue Reading
Last Reply by brandybopet | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
Cut outs, cut outs everywhere!!! This season, one of the biggest fashion trends is beautiful cut out detail. Although some of these designs can be over the top, we worked hard to bring the perfect covered look so that you are appropriate and classy, yet still fashion forward.
Drenched with confid... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Mystique1 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
This past weekend my son, David, married the love of his life Christine. The love and joy I feel for both of them is overwhelming and I could not be happier as they start their new lives together.
After a year of planning, organizing and preparing, the magical day finally arrived this... Continue Reading
Last Reply by marion325h | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
I can't believe my son's wedding is this weekend! It's time for the final hustle and I could not be more excited!
Since my son David proposed to his then girlfriend Christine last year, it has been a whirlwind of events and planning all leading up to this weekend! The year flew by ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Domenica | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
Check out my answers to the QVC Community Q-Quiz! This was so fun to share. I hope you enjoy! I'd love for you to take the quiz with me below in the comments!
Last Reply by lucky donna | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
What a whirlwind this past week was! Last Saturday I traveled to the UK to launch my TSV across the pond. I arrived very late Saturday evening and was thrilled to be able to sleep in all day Sunday. I stayed a little further away from London and the QVC studios in the country where I could just re... Continue Reading
Last Reply by saegert | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities
With spring well on its way, I want to share one of the hottest, chic and stylish trends of the season...crochet! That being said, I am so excited to introduce my new favorite duo...
I've taken two of my best silhouettes – one sleeveless and one elbow sleeves – and updated them w... Continue Reading
Last Reply by NYCGRL | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities
Last week after my Thursday show, I hopped on a plane to Florida. After a crazy busy week, and snow in the forecast for the northeast, it was so nice to head toward warmer weather! My son Michael joined me and my husband Richie and we stayed with Richie's parents, Audrey and Jack. It was such a grea... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Little Peach | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
As we move closer and closer to my son David's wedding, I thought it would be fun to share some photos of the engagement party we threw for him and his fiancé Christine. I wanted it to be a vision of white, from the white table linens and chairs, to the white roses and hydrangeas representing... Continue Reading
Last Reply by gorilla | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
As many of you know, my son David and his fiancé Christine are getting married this coming April and I could not be more excited! Christine's wedding gown is selected, the first fitting is this weekend, the bridesmaid dresses have arrived, the tuxedo measurements have been taken, and needless... Continue Reading
In Susan Graver, Q News, Among Friends
Valentine's Day has to be one of our favorite holidays here at the Q. The romance, the flowers…the fashion!! So it goes without saying that we enlisted our #1 in-house fashion designer, Susan Graver, to help make this a Valentine's Day to remember.
Our backstage crew loves to go all-... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Bling52 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities
Thursday is Valentine's Day, a day for us all to hopefully celebrate the love in our lives.
Cupid’s bow celebrates sweethearts and children and grandchildren and even our four legged family members give us indescribable love and love of our friends is cherished every day.
I have been bl... Continue Reading
Last Reply by GRAVY PEAS | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
Spring is on it's way and I have the perfect year-round tunic that will win your heart! If you're anything like me, I can not wait for spring to arrive - especially after this weekend's northeastern snow storm! I wanted to create a top that can be worn right now to add spark to your winter doldrums,... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Plinky | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
There are so many hand picked details that go into each and every Susan Graver garment from the moment of inspiration to the QVC package on your doorstep - each style truly has a life of its own. Last week I invited Leah Williams and Pat James-Dementri on a field trip to my manufacturer's showroom i... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Evelinda | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Jewelry Talk
I recently met with my QVC buying team and manufacturer in New York City to go over new jewelry design ideas and inspiration for 2013. We had so much fun going through samples and picking and choosing the best pieces to accessorize flawlessly with my apparel designs.
As we were creating my new Jewe... Continue Reading
Last Reply by alert | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
A few months ago, QVC sent a film crew to my home in Pennsylvania to interview me for an "About Susan Graver" video. I am happy to announce the video is up and I am thrilled to share it with you!
The day of the shoot I had such a great time reminiscing about starting my career in fashion an... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Ateret | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
With rainy spring right around the corner, make sure you are set and ready with my newest outerwear obsession... my Packable Anorak Jacket!
Specifically designed for the woman on the go, you really get an extra bang for your buck in this designer detailed piece. Whether you are gearing up for a s... Continue Reading
Last Reply by QVC Q | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, For the Home Talk
It's the beginning of a brand new year and a fresh start in my new home in Pennsylvania!
As many of you may already know, this past summer I bought a home in PA to be closer to the Q. Moving can be very stressful, but also refreshing... clearing out the old and rejuvenating with the new. A new home... Continue Reading
Last Reply by catladyinCA | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
Each year, Pantone, scours the latest fashions, designs, and styles to calculate the “Color of the Year.” For 2013, the polls are in and the hottest hue for the next 12 months is… (drum roll)…
This past fall... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sonnet | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
I am so happy to introduce my NEW Susan Graver Liquid Knit 3/4 Sleeve Tunic with Jacquard Wrap premiering tonight at MIDNIGHT!
(pink shown above)
We have paired your favorite go-to Liquid Knit tunic with a stunning color coordinated wrap that is sure to catch the eye of fashionistas everywhere! ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by FreemanX | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
It is officially the gift-giving season! I love this time of year. The weather has turned brisk which allows me to have fun layering my sweaters, scarves and coats. I'm seeing more and more holiday lights and decorations popping up everywhere and everyone around has switched from pumpkin spice lattes to peppermint mochas! The hustle and bustle has started and I too have begun to complete my gift-giving list.
During every holiday season my friend Jim, who looks like Santa, volunteers his time bringing people lots of c... Continue Reading
Last Reply by glowe | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
With modern technology and today's fast-paced environment, it's easy to forget the simple pleasures in life. A handwritten note or holiday card is more heartfelt than our modern day e-mail. Sharing the joy of decorating cookies or holiday crafting with young ones bonds family and friends. These are the fond memories and traditions that can be passed down through generations.
Like holiday tradition, fashion is bringing back styles that were popular years ago. As the saying goes, "Everything old is new again!"
The sleek lines and color blocking of A226166 is reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent's... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Peg52 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
Each year after my 9am show, my family gathers for a Thanksgiving feast! The holidays are always celebrated in my home. It's my favorite time of year because the people I love and cherish surround me. My husband, Rich is a fantastic chef, and when he's cooking you can be sure to have the most incredible, delicious, eventful meal! I'm his little helper that chops, dices, peels, sets the table, and cleans up. We are the perfect match. After dinner, we relax and gravitate to the living room where my son Michael and his fiancé Alli play beautiful music on the piano. The music fills the ro... Continue Reading
Last Reply by croton | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, Hosts & Personalities
One of my favorite fashion trends for the holiday season is soft, silky, stretch velvet. I know it's your favorite too, so I'm thrilled to share my newest velvet design with you, A228158 - Susan Graver Stretch Velvet Ruched 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan & Tank Set
The cardigan is classically styled to be worn with the coordinating tank, or worn separately over a ruffled blouse or sleeveless dress. Together or separately, the options are limitless. I especially enjoy wearing the set casually with jeans or with my newest, most flattering, velvet maxi skirt (also coming Thursday!). I know you will l... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ROMARY | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
This past Monday night was the 19th annual FFANY Shoes on Sale hosted by QVC in New York City. I donate and look forward to this event each year, but unfortunately was unable to attend this week. I asked my son, Michael and his fiancé Alli if they would like to go in my place and they thrillingly accepted the invitation.
This year shoe designers donated over 120,000 pairs of shoes for QVC to sell with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer research. At the event, they have shoes to purchase before the dinner and award ceremony. Here is a pic of a beautiful velvet... Continue Reading
Last Reply by c w | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
As many of you may have read on Facebook, Jaclyn visited this weekend with her boyfriend Kevin and their new fur-baby, Mack! They had been wanting to adopt a dog for a long time and finally made the decision to head to a local shelter a few weeks ago and rescue one. Mack stole their hearts and now he has an amazing forever home! The shelter believes him to be a lab and spaniel mix. This is very special to our family because Barney, our dog when the kids were growing up, was a lab, and our dog now, Sammy, is a spaniel... so Mack is a combination of them both! This ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Diva de los 4 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, All About Accessories
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is starting to cool down allowing us to layer all our cute sweaters, jackets and scarves. But there’s something more to fall than pumpkin spice lattes and hayrides… it’s time to start winding down and spend time with family and friends as the holidays approach. And of course you want to look your best!
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to celebrate my brother Joel’s birthday in Los Angeles. After my Thursd... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Yargk | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
This is not your ordinary fleece… we just raised the bar! Cozy, Comfortable and Chic!
I am so proud and excited to introduce my brand NEW Boucle Fleece Coat! My design team and I have taken the qualities we love about cozy fleece and meshed them with classy structured design and fine detailing… all this wrapped up in one AMAZING coat!
Boucle Fleece is an ultra versatile fabric that keeps you warm and comfy without extra bulk and weight. This, along with structured lines and a perfect length, will elongate and flatter your figure no matter your body type.
The fine det... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mnchick | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
I am just LOVING this weather! The other day Richie, Sammy and I decided to spend the day outside and visit the Okehocking Preserve, a gorgeous park here in Pennsylvania that includes meadows, woods, and wetlands all for the public to enjoy. It felt so great to take a step back and enjoy nature… I think we all need this kind of get away from busy life sometimes!
But of course who says you can’t do it in style? My Faux Leather Jacket A216239 and Leggings A218564 were the perfect outfit for a day outdoors. The jacket is such a great fit, it looks ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ConnieinTennessee | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
I am SOOO excited to bring this customer favorite top back!!! It was a HUGE hit and one of my personal favorites... You asked for it and here it is!
With fall in the air and the holiday season right around the corner, this is the perfect top to dress up or down and know you will ALWAYS look fabulous! Designed in my popular liquid knit, it will flow over the body feeling silky soft and cool to the touch providing ultra comfort - all while looking super chic and classy. Whether wearing it to a dinner party, the office, or just to give your jeans that extra oomph, with this top you... Continue Reading
Last Reply by fastailfox | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
For the past 35 years I have been designing pieces to "figure flatter". I'm constantly on the search to design the best fitting dress, most flattering pant, etc. I truly believe our figures are all flattering. Whether you think your hips are too big or too small, waist too round or too flat, chest too full or too flat, I believe we all need to embrace our bodies! My designs will enhance what you have and make you feel good about yourself. We were all born with different bodies, different proportions and different features. That's what makes us unique, special, and beau... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 2swans | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
Help! Summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner and I'm noticing that may hair has been bleached, baked, and fried by the summer's hot sun, over processing, and over styling. So, do you have any tips for me to get my hair looking healthy again? When I was in my early teens, I remember using mayonnaise to soften and nourish my hair. Now, I never understood how hair can be healthy, when hair is actually dead, but there's got to be a way to bring it back to it's bouncy texture. I just purchased Josie Maran's "Hot Oil" A224384 and I'm going to give that a try. Any thoughts, ad... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Lukeamoo | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver, TSV Talk
Originally developed and designed by me in 1995, my Ponte Knit Swing Dress has been sought after by women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and walks of life. This is the dress that landed the job, accompanied women to the party, witnessed graduations, engagements, weddings and relaxed on the beach.
A225229 Susan Graver Ponte Knit 3/4 Sleeve Dress with Eternity Scarf
Fast forward to 2012... My iconic swing dress has evolved. Vintage Graver with a modern twist. Still keeping the clean cut design and soft, fluid style, I've added a bit of magic. Newly updated with princess seams to shape the body,... Continue Reading
Last Reply by eternity61 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
Be creative... Do something out of the ordinary... Take a risk... Say "yes"... Do nothing... Sleep late... Eat healthy... Love yourself.
Just a few thoughts of the day as I wind down from a crazy few weeks. It started with an awesome trip to QVC UK (my husband, Richie came with me, yay!). Upon my return, Richie found out he had a blockage in the main artery of his heart. It was back and forth to the hospital for a few days, but he had a stent put in and he's good as new now, but it made me stop and remember to take time to enjoy life. Take joy in the sounds of crickets at night, bird's in fli... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Shewal | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
I guess I can say "I'm burning my candle on both ends!" My alarm rang at 4:00AM (ouch!) Saturday morning to catch a flight to London's Heathrow airport. I arrived Saturday evening and texted my husband's cousin Linzi as I always do upon my arrival in the UK. To my surprise, she told me she was on a cruise in the Mediterranean and met a woman named Donna from Brooklyn, NY, who loves and wears my designs! It's such a small world and my favorite part of my involvement with QVC... Connecting with women all over the world through my designs.
My trip to QVC UK was a new adventure since the st... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Victoria J | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
How do you beat the summer heat in style? As the temperature rises and sizzles to 100 degrees who wants to wear hot, sticky, clothing? But, alas, the heat will break. September is around the corner with promises of crisp, cool evenings and brisk chilly mornings.
Here’s how Sammy beats the heat.
What to wear, what to wear??? Have no fear, Graver to the rescue! Let me help you transform your wardrobe with pieces that keep you cool when the temperature rises and perfectly designed for cooler days too.
Have you engulfed yourself in the soft, fluid feel of my Liquid Knit? Allow me i... Continue Reading
Last Reply by MBfromAZ | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
Fashion trends come and go, but then, there are trends that last. Take the dot... Always in style, clean and classic. The animal print has been a huge trend for years and adds a little “savage” sassy to your wardrobe.
The newest trend and a favorite of mine is the Aztec Print. I wore this fun, bold, statement print back in the 70's and love it just as much now.
On my last trip to Europe I noticed a strong presence of Aztec Prints all over the streets and stores of Paris and London. From both exclusive boutique designers to department stores, Aztec Prints were ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by apple cheeks | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
So many times I'm asked, "how do you do it?" Raising 3 children, working full time, traveling back and forth from NY to PA, Europe trips, and endless meetings. The answer is simple, "with the help and support of family and friends. Number one is my husband Richard. His encouragement, moral support and relaxed manner helps reduce the pressure I feel and makes work so much easier. I also have my dearest friend, Sandi. You may have heard me talk about her or seen her appearances on the Q.
We have been friends for close to 40 years and she was there for me during the loss of my parents and... Continue Reading
Last Reply by buck172 | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
My creative juices are flowing, as I'm busy designing Spring/Summer 2013!
This blog is devoted to you and I would love your input in helping me design a collection that suits your needs. What would you like to see for next Spring/Summer? Please share your ideas and desires with me.
Today I spent the entire day in New York at the design studio creating my collection with Audrey (designer and my mother-in-law), my manufacturer, and the buyers from QVC. I’m very fortunate to be working with a very talented manufacturing/design team and merchandising team. Both Debbie and Laura (QVC Buyers... Continue Reading
Last Reply by janie q | in Fashion Talk, Susan Graver
Congratulations Class of 2012! This weekend, I was fortunate to attend the graduation of one of my closest friend's son, Evan. He graduated Cum Laude from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire and was awarded The Thomas H. Cornell Award, decided by the senior class and given annually to that member of the graduating class who exemplifies the Exeter Spirit. We are so very proud of Evan and we are eager to watch the next chapter of his life unfold.
More important than Evan's scholastic accomplishments, we are so proud of the person he has become. After 4 years of intense ... Continue Reading