It's nearly 17 years since her Classics Collection launched here on QVC UK – do you remember some of the early jewellery pieces and collectables? If so, what do you recall? Well I have a question for you on behalf of Joan.
Also in this post
– That fake tan story – what's the most unusual way of applying it to the parts you can't reach?!
– Does size really matter? Well, 'sizing' anyway!
– And what do you think your reaction would be to seeing the 3D pics for the first time?
Can we talk?
It was a great pleasure to spend some time in the company of one of our most entertaining and high profile guests, Joan Rivers this week – she was here for a Today's Special Value – two pairs of reading glasses, one of which are also sunglasses. Very 'Mad Men' in styling – I know I often say that, but I love that programme!
We had great fun talking about what she was going to get up to when she returns this summer to London – but I have a question – is there anything else she should make sure she takes her lovely little grandson Cooper to see, in July? Apart from what we mention on this video? Let me know if you have any recommendations.
Joan's also going to be bringing us a new fashion range in a month or so, so do look out for it. It's only fitting that she now brings us a clothing line, considering the success of her 'Fashion Police' show – both in the USA and here on E! channel.
Have you seen it? Joan often tweets about it – some of them are so funny – and some are as you'd expect, a bit risque! Her Twitter name is @Joan_Rivers. Hope she going to be bringing back more of those scarves – it sold out pretty sharpish in the midnight hour. And I bet the fabrics will be lovely – I think she's back in a month or so.
Size-ing, does matter…?!
Talking of fashion, and fitting, as I kind of was… I had a nice comment from a lovely lady called Eileen here on my blog (main biog section) saying how in fashion hours, she prefers to hear us talking about sizing in terms of, eg, 14/16, as opposed to ‘S, M, L’ etc. And inches instead of centimetres!
I must admit I know a bit more about metric than I would have done had I not worked on QVC over the years. But my head's still firmly fixed in inches. Is yours? (Only clean comments please! Hehe). It's good we're bringing you what you need anyway.
And I must admit, I haven't seen much on the high street to rival our dress selection – I nearly always wear QVC clothing nowadays it's that good! Hope to get my hands on some of Joan's!
Faking it the Eezi way
For all you ladies out there living alone, without a handy partner/child/odd job man on hand to help, just how difficult is it to apply your own fake tan? Or sun lotion? Nightmare eh?
Well on a Feel Good hour this week, I began a story I never finished. We were showing those fab Eezi body tools which help you to apply creams to parts other tools can't reach – well what a great answer for anyone like me who can reach almost up my back with one arm on one side, but for some reason, not with the other arm – (no, no idea, don't ask!) – so there's always a little gap.
These special applicators are great for fake tan of course, but also for putting on suncream when you haven't got anyone else around to help you get in between your shoulder blades. But without one of those, what do you do?
No seriously, what do you do? What's the weirdest innovation or trick you've ever attempted to solve the issue?
Well the other night, I started to talk about mine, but the product sold so fast I didn't get round to finishing the story off! It began – 'it's such a problem to make sure I get completely covered, I have even been known to…' – and if you were watching that night, did you take a wild guess as what the rest of that sentence would have been? It's actually this –
'… put sun cream on the door frame and rub my back up and down it!'
OK I own up, it's weird. But then again, I have got the youngest, palest doorframe on the block! Haha. (And no, that's not a euphemism!) Let me know your solutions to difficult situations when you've only got yourself to rely on!
3D on TV
And finally – you've got to see my nieces' reactions to seeing 3D images for the first time. We're bringing you our first ever 3D computer this weekend (Saturday night launch and through the day Sunday 17th – hope it hasn't sold out by my show at 6pm!) So as I mentioned, I've been playing around with one of our recent 3D cameras in order to get some pics to demo with.
Becky was really surprised, as was Lara – fascinated no less! Made me feel like a proud auntie for introducing them to something so new – well it's either proud or like a saddo for banging on about QVC stuff all the time! But I can't help it!
God forbid you ever meet me in a queue somewhere and start me off! Lol! (BTW, 'LOL' means Laugh Out Loud for Michelle Roberts in Wales and anyone else who didn't realise! Oh and BTW is By the Way – apparently. I only found out myself recently so don't worry if you didn't know either. I'm sure there are lots more to learn too. )
It's really quite impressive what products QVC brings to market sometimes. Over the years we've had the first of so many things – in fact, in the early days when I was here first time around, I remember not only the first panoramic pics, and digital cameras – Ricoh – remember them? But also the early 3D images – where you needed a special viewer to see them, and describing them to people at home was a job and a half for sure as the camera had absolutely nothing to show. Remember them?
Anyway, as you probably know I'm on hi-tech shows a lot, and I love doing them, even if I do ask a lot of basic, non-techy questions – oh the value of a great guest! Well, when I first saw 3D myself, on a Samsung TV last year, I was really impressed. Hence buying a TV just before Christmas to watch Avatar on at home with my kids.
Now if you haven't seen 3D before, but you're curious, see how stunned it left my nieces, and check out that clip above. And if you'd like to see some of the pics I took – like the one here of Patchy posing(!) then do join me – should be an interesting show. We'll do our best to describe it all to you. And if you've got a story about experiencing 3D, do share!
Well time to go again – I've got the middle of the night munchies – and the toaster's just popped up and scared the dog. Then it's time for me to go to bed before my marathon stint on air! Have a fab weekend and see you next week.