Kim & Co fans take over the QVC Towers


It was with the greatest of pleasure that I looked after some super lovely and very glam ladies last week at QVC.

Kim Mendelson, our ever popular and much adored Canadian fashion designer, was celebrating her 12th Anniversary with us and to add a special something to the shows we invited some of Kim's loyal ladies who shop with us to come along and be a part of the live shows – the first with Debbie Flint and the second with Jilly Halliday in the afternoon.

Glen Campbell and I met up with them before the show and spent time chatting with them about, well all sorts but, obviously about their little 'addiction' to Kim's clothes. In fact, I was told on more than one occasion that nothing BUT Kim & Co grace their bodies these days! We found out what sort of things they'd want to ask Kim, anda nice cup of tea and biscuits helped ease everyone's jitters at the mere thought of being on TV! (though a gin & tonic would've worked better if you ask me…)

Next up was a tour of QVC, including our live studios. I think Simon Biagi was thrilled to have a bevy of glam ladies tip toe into watch his show! We showed everyone where it all happens. 

Out live gallery is where all the information is instantly processed and delivered into our ears so we can let you know what's happening with colours, sizes and stock levels – what goes on in the gallery totally impressed everyone and comments like, "I don't know how you do it." It certainly boosted my ego, though I let the cat out of the bag by admitting it's just like eavesdropping whilst having your own chat! Sssshhhh, do not tell my friends that's what I do!

Back in Studio One, Dan, our floor manager soothed any last minute nerves and, before they could say Today's Special Value they were live and looking relaxed and gorgeous on QVC!

Everyone LOVED the shows and as we all chatted afterwards with Kim, Glen and the always fabulous models, Joy, Tania, Goody and Cordelia, the genuine appreciation for Kim, her designs and indeed QVC was obvious to see.

I LOVED meeting all the girls and those handsome male companions (you know who you are!) So, thank you to you all!

Lots of love,

Claire xxx


  1. sylvia November 23, 2009 at 11:39 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    Im writing this blog to you because you know Im a fanatical Honora Pearls fan,and guess what, eventhough I live in Scotland I was very kindly invited to come to the QVC Studios and meet Ralph Rossini for a pearl workshop just before his next TSV and I was so excited.I planned to fly down and try and find a place to stay overnight with my sister and guess what? The postie came the following day with my hospital date for my operation I
    have been waiting on,and you’ve guessed it, the same time
    has been given to me.Im so disappointed.Please wish Ralph ALL THE BEST FOR XMAS,and tell him this wont stop me from watching the tele and still buying LOVELY HONORA PEARLS.
    Thank-you Claire.X

  2. Sarah Wise November 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    I was one of the lucky ladies who came to the Kim & Co event in the afternoon (you can just see me sitting down in the clip). It was great to meet Kim and see all the ladies in their outfits – all different! I had a wonderful time, meeting Kim, a few of the presenters including you of course, the models and all the staff who arranged the event. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and it was great to get an insight into how QVC works. Getting up on the catwalk was somewhat daunting but Glen was lovely and my children were most impressed! Many thanks to everyone involved. Sarah X

  3. Claire Sutton November 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    I can’t believe that! You poor thing, and I hope the appointment isn’t for anything horrid. Don’t you find that happens though – it’s the old saying about the buses…none and then all at once.
    I feel disappointed for you, but let’s stay positive as I’m sure Ralph will invite you again. I’ll tell you all about it(if I have a chance to be there…wild horses wouldn`t keep me away)
    Lots of love from one pearly girl to another!
    Claire xxx

  4. Claire Sutton November 26, 2009 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    It was brilliant wasn’t it? And once on the catwalk I bet you’ll get a taste for it, you wait and see. Glad the girls loved watching you.
    Lots of love to you, see you with Kim in a few weeks,
    Claire x

  5. suzanne October 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    I was not sure who to ask but i have missed one of your modal anika, I used to watch her on the QVC?

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