This week I'm excited about meeting two fashion superstars who are bringing their ranges to us at QVC. On Tuesday at 3pm I'll be with the amazing Marc Bouwer who is renowned for his extraordinary design skills. As well as his incredible experience with his own collections at the world's biggest Fashion Weeks and dressing 'A' list celebs. We're going to be bringing you some fabulous tops with some pretty sequins, lace and beading to wow you. What I love about this job is using my journalist's nose and snooping around to find out more about the names behind the brand.
Dennis Basso is also no exception. I've got two shows with him on Wednesday where we'll be showcasing his super-luxurious outerwear line. Including a gorgeous Today's Special Value!!! But his coats are no ordinary coats: we're talking sheer Hollywood glamour, many made with sumptuous faux fur. It only took a few minutes looking at Dennis' Facebook page and Twitter accounts before I started drooling. There were magazine articles featuring Dame Helen Mirren wearing one of his dresses, and countless tweets of thanks from a wealth of Hollywood actresses who have been able to glide down the Red Carpet in Dennis' gowns. You can also find pictures of his collection in Harrods and his revamped store in New York. Click onto my Facebook page to see some of this fabulous work.So it's going to be a real honour to work with him for not one but TWO hours this Wednesday 4th December(tune in at 12noon and 3pm)
I LOVES ME SOME CURLS
Being a girl who loves her curls, I panic sometimes about how to achieve the look I want. And if you can't cheat like me and my curly extensions, then you need something to get the look quickly and easily so you've more time to spend on doing your make-up! Today (Tuesday 3rd December) we have a superb deal on the BaByliss Curl Secret Hair Styler- it automatically curls your hair in seconds and sold out within The Morning Show last time it was a TSV! It’s our Today's Special Value for a terrific price which will be held only for 24 hours or while stocks last. Watch this video with our Social Media Presenter, Will Gowing, who chats to our Buyer Clare – you also get to see how quickly you can curl!
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As well as Christmas, I've got quite a few family birthdays to think about on the presents-front this month.
I'm the baby of the family, there are three of us: my eldest brother is named Tony (he's an August baby, like me). But this week it's my older brother, Fitz's birthday. Fitz is short for Fitzgerald. He lives in London, so I'm hoping to catch up with him over a beer on his Special Day!
Next week it's my eldest niece, Natalie's birthday. I can't believe she's in her 20s now. Mum and I used to babysit for her and her sister, Nadine, when they were tots, it was such fun and they're both such beautiful young ladies now. I feel so proud of them!!
Then, just before Christmas it's the birthday of my sister-in-law, Karen (My brother Tony's wife and Natalie's Mum). I call her 'Sis' because she is like the older sister I never had. She's an amazing lady of strong spirit and tenacity; she's always full of grace and humour even in the toughest of times. I have learned so much from her. I love them all so, so much.
I'm trying to figure out what gifts to get them. Have you got any hints?!?
I love weddings: such a beautiful time where people come together to celebrate the love of two people who want to spend the rest of their lives together, supporting one another in every way. So here's a huge congratulations to not one but TWO couples I know who are getting married this coming weekend. Lots of love and hugs go out to Julie-Anna & Lee who are getting hitched in Oxfordshire, and Faith & Adam who will be betrothed in the West Midlands. Winter weddings are so special!!!
WHERE'S MARV ON QVC THIS WEEK?
Thanks to the lovely Dale Franklin, who on his 3 hour Diamonique special last night, said I've fitted into the QVC family nicely. He's smashing, is our Dale!
Tuesday 3rd December: 9am The Morning Show, 11am Judith Williams Beauty, 2pm M by Marc Bouwer
Wednesday 4th December: 12noon and 3pm Dennis Basso Coats including a Today's Special Value
Wednesday 11th December: 2pm Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare and 4pm with Heavenly Sleepwear by Carole Hochman
Saturday 14th December: 12noon Nina Leonard Fashion Designs (with the fabulous Lenny Feinberg!!) and 2pm with some great Christmas Gift Ideas
Don't forget that when I'm not on-air at QVC, you can find me on Twitter (@TVMarv) or on my Facebook page. I always love to hear from you about the brands you like on QVC, what you've bought from us or anything you want to tell me, so come over and say HELLO anytime!!