|Bryon Lars holding key item of the exclusive Byron by Byron Lars collection-wrapped white cotton shirt-goes up to size 22|
EMPIRE HOTEL, NYC...
|Bryan Lars and fashion guide/curator Colleen Lopez|
|Lars' Twist Front Crepe dress on left-in charcoal grey too. Wearers look 10 lbs thinner---regular and plus sizes|
Taking it all to the next level, HSN is elevating product offerings via the new Fashion List-(Thursdays 9-10PM ET)-featuring exclusives fashion and beauty goodies---that appeal to the more sophisticated customer who appreciates a stylists' input.
Lucky us-we got to the preview -an HSN suite during NY Fashion Week just in time to chat with the talented and super friendly Byron Lars-who has a long career of creating wearable stylish apparel-that has adorned thousands-including the glam Mrs. Obama.
We asked him how the relationship with HSN came about---and it sounded to us like a series of fortunate events. Additionally-Lars made a point of telling us about an epiphany he had at a trunk show…where the clothes were offered up to a woman's sized 12…but the customers included attractive gals who were sizes 14 and up. In fact, some high end designer lines don't offer dresses in anything over a size 8-which-excludes over 50% of American women. Lars was very affected by experience-and in turn, his HSN exclusive separates and dresses-are deliverable up to plus size 24W!
And flattering too---on everyone's silhouette…at price points that are reachable ($69.90-$119.90)
What we want-clothes targeting the other end of the size scale---sizes 000-00…please!
|very Halston vintage-one piece under a classic trench|
|faux leather croco embossed in trendy silver metallics|
|slip-ons by Iris Apel-have a surrealist design|
|RJ Graziano-costume jewelry|
|Daniela Swaebe-love cocktail rings|
|Jessica Simpson's footwear is very popular|
|Sharif Handwoven Kilim Turlock Leather|
|Floral+ leather=great combo-Sharif|
|this March 1st available handbag-has Ferragamo good looks-but made of leather look alike vinyl.|
OF COURSE we flocked to the beauty exclusives…and got a manicure with a pretty yellow polish by Los Angeles based Chrome Girls.
FYI: five free formulas.
|color ranges are beautiful and almost all the polishes truly are only one coat needed|
|this acetone free polish remover-smells really good-and got of a multi-layered mani---super easy…without leaving our talons a dried out mess.|
|Mousse conditioner-on left-just the right amount-work through-rinse out---user friendly|
|Buffer Stick-to travel with-or toss in a gym bag too-this 'roll-on' is a scrub…wet skin, apply in circular motion 30-60 secs, , massage in rinse…microdermabrasion like feel----we'd use on rough spots all over-elbows, knees and upper back...|
|Carmindy by makeup artist/resident of What Not To Wear-on the weekly HSN Beauty Report $32-$59-smoky eye palette, a five minute face kit and a crayon lip trio.|
|wanna get editors/bloggers excited-these hand held clothes steamers by home organizer par excellence- Jill Mangano---travel sized too. CUTE and handy.|