Morning Style with me!


Take 1Hello!

Just a quick blog this time, and not about my weekend but rather something that is happening in my working life. This Wednesday, 6 March, will see the start of something I hope to make a habit of, and I hope you will too! 10am will see the start of the first 'Morning Style with Kathy' show.

This will be QVC fashion but with a bit of a difference. I'd like to help you put together outfits from across the huge number and variety of designer brands and ranges that we have here, and find the best way to dress for your size, shape, age and lifestyle.

It will be a show where I meet fashion stylists and journalists to hear about trends and styles, and how to interpret them in ways that are wearable for each of us. We would also like you to get involved with your thoughts, queries and fashion worries. I'll tell you how on Wednesday.

BackstageThe first show will see the launch of a brand new range of dresses designed by journalist and broadcaster Eve Pollard. She got fed up with finding such little choice to suit her as she progressed in years, so she decided to do something about it! Her dresses have sleeves, are long enough to hide your knees and have flattering rather than revealing necklines. They are cut in such a way and made in fabrics to disguise the few extra pounds that many of us now have around our bottoms or middles! I think you might like them, especially if you have an occasion or celebration coming up – looking good as well as feeling confident and comfortable can make all the difference to a special day.

And there will be lots more besides.

Last Friday we made a promo video for the show that you may spot being played out on QVC. You will see me wearing outfits suitable different situations – I'm in a meeting, in the studio and backstage looking at some of the clothes that our stylist Charlotte has chosen for the first show. (She also picked all my ensembles for the promo, and I think she chose well! I will try to put the details of every piece up in a blog for you, as everything I'm wearing is available from QVC.)

Drinks with Ali KAlso in the promo, away from work, I enjoyed a glass of wine with Ali Keenan at a pub that sits ten minutes from where each of us live, now that Ali has moved so much closer to me. It was freezing and there were flakes of snow falling but we had to shiver outside because it was too dark in the cosy warmth inside. I would have preferred a hot chocolate!

Barney the dog makes a brief appearance as well, while I'm walking with him in the woods, because the message to you is that whatever your lifestyle, whoever you are and however you like to spend your time, we believe that QVC fashion has something for you. And Morning Style with Kathy intends to help you discover how to make QVC fashion work for you.

Hope to see you there!

Take care

Kathy x


  1. Penny in Sussex March 5, 2013 at 12:19 am -  Reply

    Hello Kathy, are your parents’ names by any chance Grace & Harold? If so my parents were friends with your parents in the Caribbean!

  2. Vanessa March 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi kathy I recognise that pub whereabouts is it please? Looking forward to the new show very much.

  3. Lorraine March 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Wondered where you got your beautiful shirt. You were wearing it last week on the morning show whilst presenting the leg master. I called Liverpool to ask if it was from QVC but alas no! Grey/ blue with light/ dark contrast panels. You looked stunning in it. Congrats on the weight loss.

  4. Amanda Messer March 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm -  Reply

    Loved todays first morning fashion. It was so nice to see the different ranges put together showing them mixed and matched. A great idea QVC! I love your fashion and jewellery they’re my favourite along with plants and flowers and everything else!

  5. Jill March 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy!
    The first Morning Style programme was a fantastic success – what a brilliant idea! You and QVC have a lot to live up to now that you have set the standard!
    You asked for our comments and queries: for me, it’s the “what to wear for…” I have just stopped work. I knew what to wear for work – smart dresses, trousers, jackets suits – all gone to the charity shop as hanging unworn in the wardrobe. I knew what to wear for mostly everything else – jeans, of course (preferably Diane Gilman’s), I knew what to dress up in for weddings (few and far between) but it’s the “slightly more dressed up than jeans” look I’m struggling with now that I no longer need the smart work outfits. I love my jeans but I don’t want to live in them all the time! All ideas gratefully received.
    Looking forward to next week’s programme,

  6. Susan March 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Congrats on your new show! I think you look amazing. I haven’t seen the show but hope to next week. I just want to say congrats. I also hope you enjoyed a lovely glass of vino after your first show!!x

  7. janice reeves March 7, 2013 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    Hello Kathy, I thought the first Morning Style show was very polished and informative, giving us all lots of ideas and ways to sort ourselves out, also the little snippets of other presenters was lovely, I have been a customer with Qvc for nearly 15 years, and have loved all the things I have bought, recently got into Nina Leonard, and Anttony, also well done with your weigh loss, keep up the good work, Best Wished Janicexxx

  8. Shelagh Simpson March 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I love your new programme was great to see complete outfites.I woud like to ask could the models be a size 14/16 and a little shorter?Keep up the great work.I am recording your programme so when I get home from I can enjoy.
    Best Wishes

  9. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Penny
    How awful that I didn’t give my Mum’s name in the blog about her – just goes to show that ‘Mum@ is all we are, sometimes! Butno, I don’t thin she met your parents as my mine are called Eileen and Roger.
    best wishes
    Kathy x

  10. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Vanessa.
    Ali and I were at the Crown pub in Cookham. They do great sandwiches and even better chunky chips!
    Is it the one you know?
    Kathy x

  11. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm -  Reply

    Hello Lorraine.
    The shirt I was wearing was the Melissa Print blouse from Mint Velvet, one of my favourite stores away from QVC. It is £59 from their website. Hope that helps, and thanks for the compliments!
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  12. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    Hello Amanda
    Thanks for your comments about Morning Style – I’m really glad you enjoyed the show and hope you can catch it most Wednesdays – it is going to get better and better!!
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  13. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    So glad you enjoyed the first Morning Style show – and I’m excited to tell you that I think we planned the second show just for you! We are going to give you ideas about how to dress for different occasions (everyday, out for lunch and evening style) keeping three different agegroups in mind for each area. So that’s nine complete outfits we’ll be bringing you, and also a few problem solving ideas. Then the following week we’ll be showing you how to create different looks with the same garment. I hope you like what you see, and I also hope you won’t mind if I read out some of what you wrote in your comment on the show, as I think many women will identify with what you said. Remember, the studio line is 0800 544434 if you’d like to ring in during the show! (Now there’s a challenge…!)
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  14. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    Hello Susan – good to hear from you!
    I hope you can watch the next Morning Style show on Wednesday – we certainly enjoyed the first one. Thanks for your congrats – and yes! a glass (or two) of wine was raised and enjoyed! Any excuse!
    Take care
    Kathy x

  15. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

    Hello Janice.
    Thanks for your lovely comments – they are really appreciated and mean a lot to me. I’m glad you enjoyed the first one and think that, as we develop the themes and style of the show, you will find lots to enjoy and hopefully inspire you.
    Weren’t the other presenters brilliant? We’ll be showing Claire’s wonderful peice in her wedding gown again sometime as I think everyone should have a chance to see it! And wasn’t Pipa funny about her jeans?!
    I hope you can watch on Wednesday – if you like Nina Leonard and Antthony i think you’ll like what we have to show you – look out for Annalee and Hope!
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  16. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Shelagh.
    So glad you enjoyed the new format for our Morning Style show. Next week we have lots of complete outfits for different agegroup styles and occasions, so I hope you like that too.
    I agree about the models – we will be bringing older and larger models to the show, but in the meantime i am size 14/16 and 5ft6 so I will have to do! I know I only wear one of the outfits, which is why we plan to big bigger models to the show. This week, as we are looking as dressing for different ages, we have models of different agegroups.
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  17. Maureen O’Dell May 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Unfortunately I don’t get the chance to watch your morning show as I work full time (maybe that’s not unfortunate in this climate??) Anyway, I try to sneak a look at what you have been showing either at home on my iPad or in work on my computer….
    I did notice a dramatic change in your look when I saw you the other day, you are looking amazing, younger looking and slimmer well done!
    Maureen x

  18. Renata bayes May 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Please can you tell me where the grey scarf is from that you are wearing in the clip.
    Best regards

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