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by on ‎05-13-2016 05:39 PM

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) honored QVC as Retailer of the Year and Dennis Basso as Designer of the Year at a gala at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York. It was an incredible celebration of the past, present and future of fashion. I arrived early in the day with Albany Irvin, met up with Lena McIlwain and saw so many great friends at the event. I hope you enjoy a few pictures. And help us to congratulate QVC and Dennis!





Alexis our makeup artist



Check the mirror...



We met up with Lena McIlwain from the Dennis Basso team



Glammed up and ready to go



A car and driver is a great way to go



Click... Click... cameras flash



It was great to see friends like Jill Martin, Angel Smedley, Mari Lyn Meier from philosophy and Jennifer Coffey






Dennis’ speech brought down the house



The elegant event was one to remember





Descending the staircase at The Plaza



In the car for the ride home



Few things are as exciting as NYC at night



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‎05-13-2016 06:00 PM - edited ‎05-13-2016 06:01 PM

Living largeHeart gotta love it

You all look beautiful

 Thanks for sharing.

on ‎05-13-2016 07:17 PM

Wow!  Thanks for posting all the great photos, Leah!  

I love the photo of you standing on the stairs - you look gorgeous in that dress.

Everyone looks fabulous!  

on ‎05-14-2016 09:53 AM

LOVE the pics!!  Thanks so much for sharing - now I just wish I could have heard Dennis's speech! You all looked GORGEOUS!!  And what a great night for the Q!

on ‎05-14-2016 12:08 PM

Funny, I posted an article about Dennis Basso's FIT award and the QVC moderators removeed it as "inappropriate".  I don't understand........

on ‎05-14-2016 03:09 PM

hi leah,

you look stunning, especially in the picture where you're standing on the steps. no matter how you are dressed or what you are wearing, you always come across as a very elegant & well dressed woman.


you're always so confident & sure of yourself, which has to do with the fact that you're extremely intelligent. you also have the sweetest smile & personalty. you just come across as being a really nice person & you're a great show host. i so admire all these qualities that you have. 


thanks for the post & beautiful pictures.

on ‎05-14-2016 03:34 PM

Hoping Albany didn't have a wardrobe malfunction before the evening was over!!

on ‎05-14-2016 11:52 PM

Beautiful ladies, all of you.  Leah, you, Albany and all the ladies from QVC and their vendors cut a beautiful swath in the New York skyline.  Beautiful and you all look happy!

on ‎05-15-2016 12:24 AM

Leah, Thank you for sharing the pictures. You looked absolutely beautiful and the host in the pictures were a class act. Once again you are a beautiful and classy lady and the staircase photo was gorgeous. Congratulations!


on ‎05-16-2016 09:06 PM

Leah you look marvelous. Love your dress. Glad you had enjoyed the event and got to see so many friends - I hardly recognized Jill in that orange dress! Thanks for sharing.

on ‎06-06-2016 10:19 AM

Thanks so much for sharing the exciting evening! What a knockout you are in that dress.

you always come across as smart , funny and happy.

i love the pictures, especially the one of you and the girls!

on ‎10-31-2018 01:57 AM

Leah saw you on tv tonight and you look like you lost a lot of weight. Would you share how you did it? You look absolutely marvelous..

on ‎11-10-2018 08:12 AM
Leah you look GREAT! How did you lose weight?
on ‎11-24-2018 10:29 AM look did you lose the weight?


on ‎12-01-2018 10:10 AM

Leah,  you look sooooo great.  Please share your weight loss achievement, there are so many you could help by sharing this information to us to do the same.  Was it WEIGHT WAYCHERS or another way?  Hopefully you’ll feel free to do this.

Love watching you on QVC one of the best hosts always a warm and enjoyable personality!

All the best to you.

Aunties three

on ‎12-16-2018 03:17 AM

Leah, You do look even more beautiful!  Please share how you lost weight? Love watching your shows. 

on ‎12-25-2018 06:11 PM

I love how much weight you have lost could you share

on ‎01-11-2019 01:29 PM

Leah, How did you lose the weight? You look great. Please share

on ‎01-18-2019 09:40 AM
Hi, Leah, Like so many of your fans....I'd like information on how you've lost your weight. You look amazing! I love watching your shows.
on ‎01-31-2019 10:53 AM

Leah-What weight loss method did you use?  You look fantastic!

on ‎02-16-2019 08:42 AM
Leah I just can’t believe how much weight you lost. Every time you were on, I call my husband over and say do you remember her look how good she looks. I would really love to know how you did that. Since 2004 I have had three back surgeries, three hip surgeries, one knee replaced, my gallbladder out, A D&C, a bunch of test done to my breast, a bunch of needles put into my back hoping to hit the nerve to stop the pain with no luck, and coming the end of this month ( February ) I am going to get my other knee replaced. With all of that I have not been able to get much exercising done. So I tell my husband we must play eating so much junk. And with him not eating well either, it is very hard. I would really really appreciate you sharing your secret with me. Thank you and love to you. Melody
on ‎02-21-2019 03:42 PM


Share your weight loss routine!  We all need help!  Help!

You're a beautiful woman with a personality to match!

Looking forward to hearing from you!!


Thanks, Revere

on ‎03-23-2019 09:26 AM
Leah love love your Saturday show the best way to start the weekend Saturday morning... But would love to know your secrets to your weight loss?? You look beautiful as always, but so happy for you and your new lighter YOU!!!! Please Share!!!! Thank you
on ‎04-21-2019 11:02 AM

Leah your the very best host and always have been. Your weight loss has made you even more beautiful and confident. Would love to know how you lost the weight. I am desperate and need your advice. Thank you. You are by far the best QVC has to offer. God Bless

on ‎04-23-2019 06:11 PM


i don’t know if the keeping fit articles are what inspired you, but it looks like you’ve lost a fair amount of weight. Good for you! Keep it up and keep fit!

on ‎09-09-2019 08:29 AM

Leah,I have always liked to warch you.You have a greciousness that is endering.Can you share with us haow you lost all the weight.I would certainly be glad.

Many thanks. Carol M.