Hello everyone and welcome to my first blog!
I’m Kathryn, the new presenter here at QVC and I’ll be found on the Style channel. I’m really excited to be joining the team and sharing lots of fabulous fashion with you. I am a big fan of clothes and accessories, so I’m going to be a bit like a kid in a sweet shop. I’m also an Accredited Jewellery Professional, which means I’ll enjoy bringing you jewellery shows too!
I’ve been behind the scenes here at QVC for a few weeks now and on-air for the past couple, and I am really enjoying my time exploring and getting to know how things work. Here’s a photo from one of my very first days where the lovely Claire let me follow her around to help me learn the ropes. Doesn’t she look fab on air in that Ronni Nicole dress?
Everyone has been so welcoming, including the other presenters who I have been seeing around. We’ve already been chatting fashion and I‘ve had lots of recommendations about what to try out. Here’s the lovely Alex Kramer and Jackie Kabler, who I caught backstage… both looking gorgeous as ever.
Now, those of you with eagle eyes might have caught me presenting on the QVC Facebook page during the Beauty Celebration event. You were all so welcoming and I had so much fun picking out some great beauty items, trying them out and sharing them with you. It was lovely to hear about all of your favourites too. I already can’t live without the Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara from Tarte and I am a convert to wearing foundation, thanks to this super light and silky offering from IT Cosmetics.
I wore a beautiful skirt that day from a new-to-QVC brand called Baukjen and I am looking forward to wearing it lots more. For the Facebook videos, I just paired it with a Nina Leonard top with lovely chiffon detail and some black court shoes. Really simple and I think it would work in the office or going out for a nice meal, like lunch with the girls. However, I also think you can keep wearing this skirt into winter if you pair it with knitwear – I’m seeing a lot of stylists and fashion bloggers pairing floaty skirts with chunky knitwear and I think it really works. And of course, it will last until next summer when it can be paired with strappy tops and sandals… perfect! I think you can get so much wear out of it (I know I will)! I MIGHT have even ordered the matching blouse!
If you want to know a bit more about me outside of QVC, well, I’m a country bumpkin at heart and love where I live in the Warwickshire countryside. I live with my new fiance, Lawrence, who I’ve been with since I was 16 and he just asked me to marry him a couple of weeks ago! This will be old news to you if you’ve watched any of my shows, as I am very excited and keep talking about it. We had a wonderful weekend celebrating when he asked and what’s even more special is that my Dad made the beautiful Tanzanite and Diamond ring which I can’t stop looking at!
The last year or so has been pretty big for us, aside from getting engaged, as we have bought a house which we are (slowly) renovating and we got a dog. He’s a 10-month-old Flat Coated Retriever called Monty. He can be a little naughty and VERY bouncy but we love him very much. I will take any excuse to show you a picture of him, so here you are.
So aside form walking through the countryside with the dog (more often than not, wearing a bit of Joules), I love a good chat, I like to cook and bake and even make my own jam… not always successfully, though – the latest batch of Blackberry was pretty runny! And I love shopping, of course, whether it’s going out for a spree or browsing online. I can’t ever get enough clothes! I’ve been presenting for a number of years now, after originally training as an actress. I much prefer it to acting, as I get to be myself, have a laugh and talk… lots!
I’ll be on air on the Style channel every week from now on, so I do hope you can join me for that as I am really excited to bring you some great shows. However, in the meantime, please do say hello, either in the comments here or on social media. You can find me on the following:
Thanks for reading and I look forward to talking fashion with you soon!