I'm so excited to finally start blogging for QVC UK!
As many of you will know from my son, Brian, who has been hosting my show in the UK, my passion is designing luxury fine jewellery that is accessible for every woman. It has been wonderful to be able to bring my jewellery collections to QVC UK after designing 18 carat gold couture jewellery for over 35 years and QVC jewellery for over 13 years. This is history in the making!
One of the best parts about launching in the UK is that it's a joint project with my son Brian. He's the President of my 18 carat gold business, so there's no-one who knows my jewellery collections better than Brian. He has watched me design jewellery and grown my business since he was 3 years old!
Well, actually there is one person that knows my jewellery as intimately as Brian, and that's his wife, Allison. I've known Allison for over 30 years, as she lived in our neighbourhood and spent almost every afternoon at my house. You can only imagine how happy I was when Brian told me that after so many years of friendship that he was going to marry Allison, his childhood best friend.
I feel like Allison is my true daughter. It's a bonus for me that Allison has a passion of jewellery and wanted to work with me. Allison epitomises my Judith Ripka brand and today's modern American woman, effortlessly balancing many roles – mother, wife, corporate business woman and philanthropist.
Even as a very young girl, we all knew that Allison had the "IT" factor. She has always had a great sense of style, classic with a modern flair. What is so unique about Allison is that she looks as chic in a white T-shirt and jeans as she does in a couture gown.
Allison has become a true style influencer in New York City. She has a contemporary, fresh point of view and infuses her personality into everything she wears. One of Allison's favourite things to do is attending fashion shows with me, so that she stays in touch with the hottest trends and is able to properly match my designs with the season's must-have looks.
We share a love for rich colour, distinctive details, and the philosophy that jewellery is an expression of a woman's personal style. Like me, Allison believes clothing and jewellery should be versatile, wearable throughout the day and appropriate for every role a woman plays in her life.
I feel very lucky to have a daughter-in-law like Allison, as I enjoy a very close personal and professional relationship with her. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Allison will be hosting my upcoming QVC UK Anniversary shows on Monday 26th July at 11am and 6pm. I, of course, adore my son, Brian, but I thought it would be great for all of you to meet Allison, so that she could give you insider information ont New York City's fashion scene.
So please tune in to meet Allison on Monday 26th July 26 at 11am and 6pm. I know you will enjoy watching her.
All my best,