What do Kim Kardashian, Rachel Zoe, and Joan Rivers have in common? Other than being “celebreality phenoms,” they are among a litany of emerging fashion designers who are offering their inspired new lines through QVC.com - a company known for its innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home product offerings. With programming that is distributed to 195 million homes worldwide and with a Web site ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites worldwide, QVC is a formidable fashion force indeed.
I recently had the privilege of previewing a cross-section of QVC.com’s fall apparel, accessory, and jewelry options, and I can tell you with certainty the top-quality items did not disappoint. The blood, sweat, and tears Rachel Zoe has put into her collection is entirely evident as is the Kardashian-clan’s penchant for making haute style applicable and accessible to the masses. Joan Rivers duly holds her own with an über-fabulous accessory line her Fashion Police cohorts surely will covet.
Across all three of these lines, and those from other talented designers in the QVC corral likeMarc Bouwer and B. Makowsky, this season is all about texture. Leather, faux fur, and sequins – lots of sequins – are the name of the game. And, vest cuts are all the rage!
Here’s the roundup of my QVC.com fall fashion tried-and-true preview:
K-DASH by Kardashian 3/4 Sleeve Scoop Neck Sequin Dress
--QVC Item #A214323: $116.00
Trade in your LBD for this fun and flirty stunner! This all-sequin, embellished black mini dress will surely get you noticed and ensure vivacious personality shines through. Perfect for holiday parties, clubs, and formal social events, it has a scoop neckline and 3/4 length sleeves that add classic style and versatility to the glam look.
K-DASH by Kardashian Faux Leather Jacket with Zipper Detail
--QVC Item #A214302: $101.00
There's no two ways about it: this jacket is cool. From its lightweight faux leather design that looks and feels like the real thing to its convertible front zippers, this posh piece gives any outfit an edge. This buttery soft jacket offers a sleek, tailored fit, and is decidedly easy to wipe clean.
K-DASH by Kardashian Printed Sequin Tank Top with Racerback
--QVC Item #A211407: $57.50
This tank top mixes two hot fashion trends: sequins with a touch of animal print for a unique and edgy appeal. Pair it with jeans and heels or glam it up with bold jewelry and a skirt for a fierce night on the town. It’s available in an army green or black print.
K-DASH by Kardashian Scoop Neck Sequin Tank Top
--QVC Item #A211426: $59.95
Command attention at a party with this eye-catching, sequined tank top. Whether worn alone, with a scarf, or under a jacket, it adds a level of style and sophistication to any look. It’s available in light taupe or steel gray.
Luxe Rachel Zoe Faux Fur Vest with Hook & Eye Closure
--QVC Item #A93632: $88.00
Get comfy and chic! This faux-fur vest adds animal appeal to an ensemble, breaking away from the rest of the pack with its bold styling. Pair it with a t-shirt and jeans or add it to a party outfit for a wildly fashion-forward look. Available in chinchilla, red fox, and silver varieties, each killer unto themselves.
Luxe Rachel Zoe Tuxedo Jacket with Ruched Sleeve Detail
--QVC Item #A200625: $99.00
Leave the feminine frills behind and give menswear-inspired fashion a try. With a notched collar and ruched sleeves, this tuxedo jacket is the perfect touch for a more structured holiday ensemble.
Motto Scoopneck Tank Top with Tonal Matte Sequins
--QVC Item #A214357: $27.50
With an array of matte sequins sparkling down the front, this highly versatile tank top has that “something special” when ordinary just won’t do. It’s great for those who want a touch of flash in the daytime or just a bit of subtle sparkle at night.
M by Marc Bouwer Faux Leather Vest with Exaggerated Collar
--QVC Item #A218290: $75.00
Not just another faux leather vest, the exaggerated ruffle collar adds extra detail and distinctive style to this plush, versatile vest, which can easily translate from day to night. For even more style, perforation details are added throughout. Layer it as an outerwear piece or mix with a sleek skirt and boots. Or, dress it up with a pair of sexy strappy heels.
Joan Rivers Faux Fur Pull-Thru Scarf
--QVC Item #A218494: $36.50
Spice up your cool-weather wardrobe with this glamorous faux fur scarf. It’s designed with an elongated hourglass shape that features rounded ends and a slit on one side to pull through and secure the other side. An easy and fun way to add posh punch to any outfit, it’s available in neutral or gray.
Joan Rivers Metallic Glam Sequin Scarf
--QVC Item #A211123: $40.00
Darling, you’ll look fabulous in this sequin lace scarf, the perfect accessoryfor a night out on the town or an elegant evening of dinner and dancing. The lace is intricately deigned with scalloped edges for reinforcement. This item instantly takes your look from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s available in gold, gunmetal, silver and purple. Shine on!
B. Makowsky Glove Leather North/South Pocket Tote with Stitch
--QVC Item #A202913: $240.00
Style and storage galore! This genuine leather tote, available in a bevy of colors, is a fashion-forward carryall with fresh designer details to elevate every outfit. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! The sophisticated tone-on-tone stitching detail on the shoulder straps and center front of the bag are accented by a center pleat and exaggerated zipper pulls. The pebbled, glove leather is saturated with color and has a rich, lush hue. Three interior compartments and two full-height zipper pockets on the side exterior keep daily essentials organized; while a myriad of slip and zip pockets ensure a place for everything. The front pocket is perfect for stashing any quick-access items, and a convenient cell-phone pocket keeps calls close at hand, too.
With premium fashion-forward offerings such as these and so many others offered online at QVC.com, stepping out in style has never been easier.
***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***