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  1. String Theory

    QVC

    https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/halston-haute-hippie-leverage-retail-and-operations-for-growth-10783329/ Could we see Cameron being an OAP??
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    @hummingbird ITA that it's nice to see something "new" being shilled on the Q. I'm in the same boat as @AuntCarol, I've lived through that era (actually broke an ankle when I "fell off" one of my platform shoes😧!) I'll look out of curiosity (it will be interesting to see which host they pair with it) but don't think I'll be buying. As suspected, after perusing the interweb, this line with a "West Coast sense of ease" is being sold both at Bergdorf Goodman and Nordy's. BG only has two pieces for sale on its site, both marked down. Do I detect yet another loser line the Q's picking up? I realize it's early still, so if you have a weak stomach, you may want to avoid how BG is marketing it. "Haute Hippie is a line of women’s clothing, based in Manhattan and under the creative direction of Cady Vaccaro. The collection is romantic, empowering, and inspired by heroines past and present. Fine materials and craftsmanship update and enhance bohemian looks, for the flower child with high standards. The Haute Hippie line is meant to be layered and mixed so that each ensemble takes on a life of its own, perfectly capturing the mood of the wearer. Flowing skirts, draped tops, and silky dresses comprise the collection, which transitions easily throughout the seasons. Shop a selection of women’s clothing from Haute Hippie at Bergdorf Goodman". "West Coast Sense of Ease". I thought Manhattan was on the East Coast. Of course, I live in the middle of the country, so excuse my lack of sophistication!!!!!! Hmmm........meant to be layered and mixed, sounds like Loco Lori may have some competition coming her way. So much for the Q trying to appeal to a younger market share. Guess when many of them are still living at home, working a couple jobs to pay off student loans, there's not a lot disposable income among this market share.
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    This creepy bear is fugly. How long will we be seeing these, I see another twister car in the future. In the early 80's my brother worked in project development for Kenner Toys (purchased by Hasbro). They'd design prototypes of toys and then try them out with kid focus groups (various ages). One of their products were the Care Bears - both with short hair, (the bears they ended up selling tons of) and another that had long hair. The long haired bear didn't go over as well with the kids, they didn't find them as cute and cuddly as the short hair. Instead of totally scrapping the project, they changed the color, changed their face and voila, tried them out as Chewbacca plush toys......didn't go over well with kids either.
  4. String Theory

    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Perhaps she wears them in homage to one of her dearly departed relatives. ITA with the poster upthread who said that the all the hosts have gone into hyperdrive to sell, sell, sell. Rickster, Alberti, (another unwatchable) Blabby and Ant have always been frenetic in their presentations, but I popped in (and out) of Gourmet (same old, same old food) Holiday and Jayne Brown also sounded like she's been drinking the Q's Kool-Aide. Slicing up a Mrs. Prindables she said she'd never tasted one before (sure you haven't) and asked the Prindable OAP if she knew that they sold over 40,000 since Prindables were first introduced on the Q. (At $39.95, well you do the math). I also get a giggle (and this happens often in Loco's shows) when Amy, another who always is a high pressure saleswoman (if you can understand her) says "we're getting close to selling out of a ___ (fill in the blank) size and the graphic below shows that that particular size has a green square around the size. I also saw the newbie on the Diamonique show this morning (I woke up for a couple of minutes - damn menopause) but fell back asleep after listening to Erin for a few minutes. Agree she didn't do bad, but looks like we've got another one that loves looking in the monitor. Speaking of frenetic, kooky, crazy overpriced Grater is on shilling her Fall line. Looks like PJD drew the short straw this morning - Grater (another speed talker) is comparing her polyester liquid clothing to designers like Dolce & Gabbana (of course only designers she looks buys for herself ). They just took a call from a woman (in the green room) who told Susan she had two closets full of Grater's clothing. Sure........
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    I'm watching Courtney K on Q2. I enjoy her enthusiasm, and hope she's "allowed" to stick around. Anyone outside that "Zell" woman; for some reason she makes my skin crawl and she's constantly complaining about being a "busy mom". Guess, like Carolyn, she's hoping to appeal to all of those "busy moms" who have time to lounge around and watch her. Another thing (among the many) that I find so annoying, is when it comes to fashion shows. The majority of sizes the models wear are either XXS or XS. Jackie is close to me in size (I wear a 12 or large with a long torso) but Jackie generally appears that she's constantly "sized" in to something that looks too tight. Despite the fact that D&C and Grater have incorporated a couple pieces of 4 to 5x clothing, I've yet to see any models that represent those sizes. Pam being a 1X doesn't count.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    No, @lovemesomejoolery I can't! The only thing about Gravel having a talk show is how Skunky is going to flip out when she hears about this. Hope this means the end of the dreadful/awkward Fri-Yay program. As someone mentioned above, Gravel reminds me of a contestant on Rue Paul's show. I can't watch "the mouth from the South" she's an instant click. Let's hope she doesn't make her guests do "self affirmations" in front of the mirror like she did earlier in her career!
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Dear best buddy Amal, (and know that only a true friend would correct you, would you Please listen and learn....... while you're at it....... "Bless your little Comfy Cozy Heart"~❤️ Love, Your Adoring Fan Base
  8. I've heard her in the past say that she'd love to have a talk show. I think she's gotten to the point that she finds her "sales person" position demeaning, which would explain why she sucks up to GILI Jill and Isaac. She's hoping that one of these "besties" will recognize her amazing talent of doing probing interviews. I'm not missing her, Isaac seemed very relaxed tonight and I'm sure Loco Lori she was glad to have the night off!
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Wiggle Jiggle is on selling A-367740. Honestly, it looks like she's knocked off one of Martha Stewart's big shirts. Once again, she's being her usual obnoxious self. I'm surprised to see something so loose and shapeless like this from the "Queen of Curvation". She says she likes to dress without the "girls" showing (since when?). She was talking about popping the collar, how this was a classy timeless look, that is 100% cotton but it doesn't wrinkle and how comfortable it is to wear when she "travels". When it was time to go over to the models and she fell back into her usual classless schtick. She asked plus sized model, Mashonda, what size she was wearing (20). She said "you go girl, your girls have a PhD". Jackie's size 14 "girls" had a Master's degree; Ade basically ignored her and Wiggle Jiggle finally quit by saying she was in a size 2 and her girls had "graduated". Amy seemed a bit embarrassed but started giggling. I'm hoping that someone in the control room also was over it because they started playing music to signal it was time for next presentation. I don't consider myself a particularly conservative individual, but in this era of Me Too, I would think someone at the Q would call her out about her crude/tasteless comments. I don't find it cute or funny and even if she had something I remotely liked (doubtful) I wouldn't buy from her.
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    QVC

    I'd buy tickets for that as well! I think ole Adrienne would cut Gracie to shreds! I'm not 100% sure, but if that happens it might be in violation of the Geneva Convention!
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    I like Marla and her clothing a lot. I purchased some of her clothing when I was working, they were a bit expensive, but have held up well over the years. However, for me at my stage of life (early retirement) I find less occasion to wear them (consigned a few outfits that quickly sold). It was also easier when I worked and had a bit more "disposable income". LOL, I failed to figure in any "shopping channel spending" in my financial planning, but no loss considering the dismal offerings from Q & HSN nowadays. I've only done a couple drive-by's with Evine (seems like they're either selling Invicta watches or some really cheap looking clothing everytime I check them). I think Marla might appeal to the Loco crowd. Loco's fans seem to be willing to spend $$$$ for her ridiculous "everything goes with everything" schmatta. I think Marla would not only bring over her current fans from HSN, but could cultivate some more of those who are looking for less cookie cutter, poly-span clothing that the Q seems to be relying on.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    In Kerstink's morning show they did show Taylor and another model I'd not seen before. The other woman looked less than thrilled/uncomfortable posing in the bralette. Of course, Kerstink was in her element! When I clicked by (during a commercial) she was telling everyone that this bralette tackles even "armpit fat" (that's a new one for me I guess I'll need to stress about). She mentioned that she was wearing the beige bralette currently under her sheer Grater top and raved how smooth it felt. Naturally, she felt that all of the audience should see that she was truly doing so...... She finished the presentation with the usual hard sell; everyone needs to wear a different bra everyday and how terrific this bralette would be to add to your lingerie collection and of course the obligatory "when we sell out of this we won't be getting anymore this year." She let the OAP get a few words in, but in true form, it was all about her. She continued to rave on, saying "even on a small busted woman like me (she said she was an A cup) it gives me a great shape". I know I'm past due for my annual visit to the optometrist, but IMO she would not be my idea of a good sales person when it comes to selling any type of bra. If she thinks she's got a shape (other than that of a teenage boy) she must have stopped by the Q's magic mirror before going on the air today.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Unnecessary Mary on right now with an Anybody Tie T-shirt (A35377) for $30. IMO I've seen nicer Hanes T-shirts. UM says she's wearing a medium. Regardless if this is the truth or not, she looks like she's been taking fashion cues from Carolyn. She's dressed in a schlumpy grey t-shirt that knots right below the tummy along with the ubiquitous too short denim jacket (that no way in hell she could button). This "chic" shirt is doing no favors for anyone. (feel sorry for poor Pam, glad that Carolyn isn't there) she looked dreadful in the pink version. Anybody is another brand that I don't "get" - never seen anything that doesn't look sloppy - or something that I couldn't find at Wallyworld. Despite the fact that OAP kept saying how chic the wide leg pants made the models appear, unless your as thin as a rail, IMO they're not a good look for anyone. Also, if I hear the term "half tuck" much more I'm going to scream. I live in a fairly large metropolitan area and I've yet to see anyone adult or teenager, intentionally walking around with their clothing half-tucked!
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    He's on HSN multiple times today "Andrew Lessman Your Vitamins Celebration!" so I suppose he still has some type of following there. I have no use for his overpriced vitamins, he reminds me of a snake oil sales person. Very creepy.
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