August Fashion Month Trends: Week Two – Designer MarlaWynne


Welcome to QVC Fashion Month week two! This week’s focus is on MarlaWynne, a fashion brand only available in the UK at QVC. This comfortable and elegant collection includes tops, knitwear, trousers and a mix of outerwear created in soft fabrics with unique prints. We had the pleasure of catching a few minutes with Marla Wynne Ginsburg – the founder and designer of the brand to grill her on everything from her proudest achievement, to which QVC presenter she’d bring with her to fight a zombie apocalypse!

Marla Wynne design studio

QG: Hi Marla! Can you tell us about your first job?
MW: I sold photocopy paper door to door. Then I sold radio time for a rock and roll station in St. Louis, followed by PR for an elegant hotel that was near my University. I got to live in the hotel like Eloise of the Plaza and booked amazing talent for all of the hotels events. As a massive lover of Jazz it really was great fun and one of my favourite jobs ever!

QG: If you weren’t in your current profession, what do you think you would be doing instead?
MW: I probably would have remained in the entertainment industry and continued to produce television series.

QG: Where have you visited in your life that took your breath away?
MW: Bali, Tokyo, Hong Kong,

QG: What are the achievements you’re most proud of?
MW: Raising two beautiful children and having a circle of friends around the world who I have known since my 20’s and 30’s.

QG: Who would you be most star-struck to meet in real life?
MW: I have had the opportunity to meet many famous people in my life. While I have admired and respected many, I am not prone to being “star struck”. Celebrities hold little interest, while great thinkers and writers do. Great doctors, fireman and soldiers, and people who change our world vs influencers of pop culture. It has been my experience that when you get to know famous or extremely accomplished individuals, what bonds us is our common experience of being someone’s child, someone’s parent or friend. I am most struck by someone’s humanity or kindness.

Marla Wynne office

QG: What are your top tips for realising your goals in business or in life?
MW: Take the time to imagine where you want to be and what you want to accomplish. Keep imagining it until you can really “see it”. Once you can truly see where you want to be or what you want to accomplish then take action. Do something everyday to move your life forward. Understand that great accomplishments often don’t come easy; it takes hard work and faith in yourself. You have to keep reminding yourself every day of where you want to go in life and then nurturing that dream with patience and hard work.

QG: What are your top beauty, style and home décor tips?
MW: On BEAUTY: Embrace who you are and make the most of your unique self. Don’t strive to fit anyone’s standard but your own. True beauty does come from within and there is nothing more beautiful than confidence, happiness and a smile.

ON STYLE: Style is the ability to embrace who you are and express your individuality through the choices you make. Find what you love about yourself and the world you live in, then artfully integrate elements of those things into your way of “being” to present yourself in the world. I favour uniqueness over trends.

HOME DÉCOR: I don’t believe in “decorating”. I am a collector of memories and have tried to artfully surround myself with objects, paintings, photographs and colours that surround me like a welcome cocoon. I like my house to be a home, one that is welcoming to my family and friends – a comfortable place where you can put your feet up and your glass down without a coaster.

Marla's Fashion Sketch mood board

QG: If you could travel back in time, which era would you visit and what would you do?
MW: While wrought with social and political challenges, there is no time but the present and no period in history I would want to be part of other than this complicated and increasingly crazy world we live in.

QG: What three things would you bring to a desert island?
MW: If I had to be on a desert island alone, I’d have to find a window to jump from as I would die of loneliness and longing for the familiarity of those I love.

QG: And finally, if you were facing a zombie apocalypse, which three QVC presenters would be on your survival team?
MW: OK… This one is really one I can’t answer! However, Kathy Tayler would be the host I’d want to tell about it!

QG: Thanks Marla! – We’re off to find Kathy! x

Marla Wynne Union Jack

Watch our quick video with Marla herself talking about the brand she has lovingly created.

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For more inspiration browse MarlaWynne‘s full collection.

Find out more about what’s coming up and watch our gorgeous new autumn fashion campaign video below.


  1. Barb Gamble August 7, 2016 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    No TSV tease ?

  2. Carey Wake August 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    I would really like an idea of Marla`s TSV as usually when waiting until morning I miss out on the item in the colour/size I want. I have to get up for work at 5.20 so staying up until midnight is something I would only do if I thought I would definately be bying the TSV, Help QVC can you give a heads up dress, tunic, trousers etc. Thank You

    • Gerry Wilkinson August 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

      On Julia Roberts blog it says the Tsv will be a dress in 5 colours I think , under £60. Scroll down and you’ll see some drawings of it in paragraph 2. Hope this helps.

      • Carey Wake August 10, 2016 at 11:48 am -  Reply

        Thank You Gerry that helps a lot. Not a dress fan so will now get my beauty sleep.

  3. Jean mary tooke August 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi I am a marla fan I have lots of pieces.i am asking why they come so badly packed.the last jacket 105 pounds plus postage came in a plastic bag so creased I had to send it back,second one arrived in a dreadful state I have had it steamed,lovely coat in a dreadful state.please could you explain why the things are so badly packed.i await your reply jean mary tooke

    • QVCUK August 11, 2016 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

      Hi Jean, thanks for letting us know about this. We’ve passed your comments on to the team concerned for further investigation but if there’s anything we can help with in the meantime please don’t hesitate to get in touch at 🙂 Joe x

  4. Linda Limara August 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    I love to Marla on QVC, unfortunately although liking most of her designs, I cannot afford them being a state pensioner now, they are far too expensive, but sometimes I do look to see if there are any on clearance. Her designs make sense and are cut for the ‘real woman’, pity the prices are so high.

  5. steph August 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    I have spent a whole day on this project of mine .I can smell a TSV a mile off ,,,can’t find it damn,, not giving up…the little ginger guy usuually gives the game away on Q….been everywhere…i’m nipping over to qvc uk to see if theres any clues there……

  6. Lynda Sharman August 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for the info on Marla’s TSV – at least I know that I need to stay up until midnight

  7. Deirdre Richardson August 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    I would like to tell marla wynne that her recent tsv is just lovely. I have finally found a range of clothing that suits my body, my taste, my age and most of all it is smart casual and comfortable and elegant. I have now got a good few pieces in my wardrobe and love them all. I have to thank marla for being in a mindset of what fashion really means and that her pieces are not just for a season or trend, but items that can be worn for years to come with perhaps a tweaking here and there to add in some up-to-date trends with accessories.

    I hope marla continues at qvc for many years to come as I have found she is the designer to follow.

    thank you so much marla for allowing me to get my groove back and feel confident again in how I look.

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