Holiday HSN Collections: Mariah Carey and Luxe by Irina Shabayeva

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There seems to be no end in sight or at least website for celebrities licensing their names to budget fashion collections.  Tonight Mariah Carey enters the budget arena with her collection of jewelry, fragrances and high heeled shoes on HSN.   The collection is not cheap, so if you like it, you may want to wait  a while.  The charm necklace is approximately $200.00.   The piece I like the best is the Pavé Crystal Butterfly 23-3/4″ Necklace, but it’s almost $150.00 at the event price.  That’s a little too much for me to spend on Mariah labeled goods.

Pictured:  Mariah Carey’s HSN Pavé Crystal Butterfly Necklace.


I think some of these prices will be reduced. Just a hunch.  I can’t even begin to talk about the horror of the Mariah Carey shoes from the HSN collection. These should not even be in production.  The black boots with the fake Chanel chain look are like a Medusa.  Don’t look at them too long.  Ditto the suede platform boots with “peep toe.” What were they thinking at HSN?  Just because Mariah has had some big hits, it doesn’t mean that tasteless fashions can be sold via her branding.

Check out the HSN Liza collection, now on the clearance racks.  Mariah’s shoes should be so lucky I would say they are more Pariah, than Mariah:) Bring back Liza!  I still smile when I think of Liza on HSN.  I wish she would return to the Home Shopping Network.  That was entertainment.  I loved her fashion tips and stories! 🙂

A more promising collection on HSN is the newly launched  Luxe collection by  Project Runway‘s Irina Shabayeva. The collection features some great outerwear with Irina’s classic Russian Winter touches like faux fur collars, wrap sweater with lovely rosettes and coats with fur trim at the cuffs or the hems.  The collection look luxurious enough for a Tsarina, but the prices are reasonable.   I like the wrap sweater for under $100.00. Be sure and read the reviews before you order on HSN.  They always help me!

Pictured: HSN’s Luxe by Irina Wrap Sweater is priced at just under $100.00 US.

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

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