Just over two weeks ago my big toe had an argument with a solid oak coffee table (and lost), but it seems that I’m not the only one in the ‘digit wars’.
Lovely Tova Borgnine was in this week celebrating her 21st beauty anniversary with us and also bringing us her gorgeous Diamonique collection for Diamonique Day, which I hope you enjoyed.
I popped into her dressing room to say ‘hi’ and imagine my surprise when I noticed she was wearing a boot similar to the one in my ‘bigfoot’ picture from a couple of weeks ago. Tova too has a problem with her big toe, but on the other foot, how weird is that? But it gets stranger.
Yesterday I was working with InStyle’s fashion editor, Arabella Greenhill, who has designed a collection of Diamonique earrings for us. If you missed the presentations, you can check on our website by clicking on the link or pick up a copy of the 15th anniversary edition of InStyle magazine to see the designs.
Anyway, we were chatting and it transpires that Arabella broke her little toe earlier in the summer and has been forced to wear flip flops since, as anything else is too uncomfortable. I know the feeling, although it did seem a little odd to be wearing them whilst showing you Centigrade winter coats!
And then on Facebook yesterday I saw this picture of Gill Gauntlett’s poorly finger after she had a cyst removed. Is it just us at QVC or have any of you been suffering with your digits? The good news is that mine is now feeling a lot better and I’m hoping to be back in normal shoes for my next run of shows after today, starting next Thursday.
I’m sure many of you will have read about the sudden death of Philip Kingsley last weekend at a similar age to the age I lost my dad and from similar causes.
I had the pleasure of visiting Philip’s clinic in Mayfair with a family member and he couldn’t have been kinder when discussing such a sensitive subject as hair loss. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time and, of course, with Sinead Howard and the rest of the PK team worldwide. Also big hugs to our Diamonique guest Alison O’Reilly who lost her dad this week.
Thank you to those of you who entered my competition last week for the 23-piece beauty hamper. We had 924 entries but there can only be one winner. Congratulations to Karen Connell, I hope you enjoy pampering yourself (and maybe others?).
I don’t do competitions often on my blog but there will be another one before Christmas, and if you left me a comment that needs a response I will try and reply over this coming weekend.
Despite putting funny pictures of ‘im indoors’ on here last week – here’s another one just for good measure – he has very kindly created a banner for the forthcoming blog tour for my short story which is out on Monday.
I left it a bit late to ask if any book bloggers would like to read and review my ‘Time for a Short Story’ but was delighted with the response.
Incidentally Anne, whose blog is called Being Anne, is a massive Diamonique fan, so I hope she was watching yesterday. The tour will mostly be reviews from the bloggers but there will also be a Q & A and a guest blog I wrote on the inspiration behind the story. I should have news about the launch of my new website on next week’s blog.
So, today’s Fashion on Friday is drawing your attention to our Fashion Day on Friday 16th. We will be celebrating the 4th anniversary of Join Clothes with a Today Special Value.
It’s a sleeveless knit duster in a choice of seven colours. They are all the rage at the moment and a useful addition as a transitional piece to add a light extra layer around the body.
We will also have our second Label Lab show and Pipa is launching a new jewellery brand called Sence Copenhagen at 7pm on the day. Make sure you look out for some favourite ranges including Together, MarlaWynne and H by Halston, among others.
Have a fab weekend,