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Gem Week!!

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, Gem Lovers!!  Every October HSN dedicates a full week to the celebration of gemstones and this year we have the most beautiful and bountiful harvest of precious and exotic gemstones coming your way!  Here's a sneak peek at what we have in store - Time for a Gem Fest!

 

 

For our Gem Week Kickoff we're bringing you our "Harmony of Bliss" Gem Hoops!  On October 19th at midnight we will debut these spectacular Precious Gemstone Earrings....

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Precious Pairs: Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires - Oh My!

 

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Green says Go!  From the famed Mines Gerais in Brazil, welcome to Emerald City!  The gorgeous 7.5 Carat Inside Out Emerald Hoops feature 100% natural emeralds - May babies will swoon over these beauties and the rest of us who want to channel our inner Cleopatra (Emerald was her favorite gem) these lush emerald hoops will have all of us seeing green!

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Red Alert!   Ruby is known as the King of Gems for good reason - No other gemstone has the lush color, hardness, and captivating beauty of genuine Rubies!  From the newly discovered ruby mines in Mozambique, Africa, I am beyond thrilled to bring you 100% natural ruby hoop earrings!!  Weighing in at a whopping 10 carats, these gorgeous natural wonders are are real prize for any gem lover's wardrobe -  Hello Ruby Monday at midnight Oct. 19!!

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Sing the blues!  I hate to play favorites, but when it comes to gorgeous blue sapphires - I can't resist!  These exquisite stones are from the coveted Chanthaburi mines in Thailand.  Collectors around the globe covet the rare, exotic Kanchanaburi Blue Sapphires.  Our 9 Carat Inside Out hoops feature stones that have not been enhanced with dies, injections, or glass filled treatments.....Mother Nature does blue the best!

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Feeling Fancy?  For the girl who wants it all - this rainbow of Sapphires for your ears will have you dripping in vivid, exotic, colorful gems!!  Chanthaburi Thailand is one of the best sources for fine fancy sapphires - and our beautiful "Today's Special" hoops feature 9 carats of these gorgeous jewels.  Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue....I can sing (and wear) a rainbow!!   

 

 

October's Beautiful Birthstone: Shades of Autumn Ethiopian Opal

Gem Week also welcomes stunning flash opals!  Welo Opals capture falls natural beauty all year round - and for years to come!!

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Colleen Lopez "Glow Time" Ethiopian Honey Opal and Madeira Citrine Ring & Pendant

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Colleen Lopez "Glow Time" Madeira Citrine, Ethiopian Opal & White Topaz Bracelet 

 

 

The Golden Gem: Maderia Citrine

With November right around the corner, these glowing gems will make every November Baby (our birthstone!) feel the warmth of the sun all year long.  The most beautiful and valuable citrine is the color of Spanish Wine from Madera Spain - Be the toast of the town in the rich, intoxicating gemstones.

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Colleen Lopez "Golden Glow" 3.63ct 5-Stone Madeira Citrine & White Topaz Ring

Colleen Lopez "Fine Wine" 17.02ct Madeira Citrine Line Bracelet 

 

 

 

Apple Picking: Golden Green Peridot

Apple season is here and these mouthwatering peridot pieces are the Perfect Pick for a gem lover who wants to celebrate the delicious "Granny Smith Green" color for seasons to come!

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Colleen Lopez "Picking Apples" 3.51ct 5-Stone Peridot & White Topaz Ring

Colleen Lopez "Lucky Me" 4.84ct Peridot & Chrome Diopside Bypass Ring

 

This is just a little peek at what we have planned for you starting Sunday, Oct. 18th at midnight.....Hope you can join me for a dazzling array of spectacular gemstones.....it's your time to Shine! 

 

 

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CL Fall Collection: Get The Look For Less

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Do you feel it?  That slight nip in the air inkling to fall's arrival?  Living in Florida, the seasonal changes are subtle, but if you pay attention you'll notice a drop in humidity and a cool Gulf breeze hinting to the promise of cooler fall weather on the way.  Wherever you live, I'm sure you've already started to experience  your  own Fall sightings!  My newest Colleen Lopez Collection is brimming with everything you'll need to look and feel fabulous for all the cooler days and nights up ahead.  I wanted to give you a peek at my favorite "must haves" of the season and how to have great style while staying on a budget!  Here's a few of the things I'm falling for this season...

 

The Game Changer 

The easiest way to get more mileage out of your summer sleeveless dresses and tops is by topping them off with a chic, arm-flattering shrug.  My Colleen Lopez Touch of Class gets an A+ for it's great bracelet sleeve, stretchy-soft knit, and arm slimming silhouette.  The best part of the euqasion is the $29 price tag - Move to the head of the class!

 

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  Designer Black Shrug  VS.   CL  "A Touch of Class" Shrug

Theirs: $895.00 VS. Ours: $29.90  

Shades of Autumn

 We saw the most gorgeous, romantic  blooms on the runways for fall featuring saturated Jewel tone colors painted against a black backdrop.  My new CL Floral Print dress will bring you "Compliments Galore" with flattering rushing, and a broach detail at the waist!  Figure flattering and budget friendly - Say "Yes" to this dress!!

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 Designer Fall Floral Dress VS. CL "Compliments Galore" Faux-Wrap Dress 

Theirs: $1095.00 VS. Ours: $59.90

The Slimming Dress 

Every girl needs that one "Pow" dress that will give her "body confidence" and make her instantly look slimmer! My new Office and After Dress will take you from desk to dinner in sleek, sophisticated show stopping style!  The strategic tiered layers and built in tummy and hip control make this dress money well spent (and dollars saved) in a savey fashionista's closet.

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 Designer Tiered Slimming Dress VS.  CL Office & After" Tiered Dress

Theirs: $160.00 VS. Ours:  $59.90

The Singular Sensation

Be the Toast of the Town in my new "one hit wonder"  Lattice Neck Top Jumpsuit.  Easy, comfortable and chic, a jumpsuit with a peek-a-boo neckline will add a touch of sex appeal to to your fall wardrobe!  Top it off with my finishing touch shrug or a great jacket and you'll be ready for a day at the office or a night on the town!

 

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Designer Peek-a-boo Jumpsuit VS. CL "Toast of the Town" Sleeveless Jumpsuit

Theirs: $695.00 VS. Ours: $59.90

  

The Perfect Peasant 

 Math was never my strong suit, but here's one problem that's easy to solve:  A stunning print + flattering sleeve + Touch of Lace = The Perfect Peasant Top!  My Love Lace top is my new favorite go-to for dressing up a pair of jeans, throwing on with a skirt, or layering under a jacket.   It looks beautiful worn on the shoulders for a pretty feminine look for day and off the shoulder for a romantic date night.  Priced at only $39 - Problem Solved!!

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 Fall Floral Blouse VS. CL "Love Lace" Peasant Top

Theirs: $368.00 vs. Ours: $39.90

 

The Flowy Blouse

 One of the easiest ways to "Dress to Finesse" is by putting on a soft, flowy blouse this season!  A dramatic "Cape" sleeve adds a dash of drama and easy, breezy style to your wardrobe!   Every girl should have her own super hero cape - it's a bird, it's a plane - it's Super Woman (that would be you!)

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Designer Cape Blouse VS. CL "Dress to Finesse" Cape Blouse

 Theirs: $187.00 VS. Ours: $44.90

The Cozy Sweater

Talk about a killer combo!  The elegance of an open cable knit sweater and the everyday ease of a poncho puts this beautiful sweater at the top of my list!  Great for transiting from late summer into early fall and excellent for layering when the temps really start to drop - Hello, Sweater Girl!

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Designer  Poncho Sweater VS. CL 

Theirs: 178.00 vs. Ours: $59.90

  

The Striped Poncho

Ponchos pack a punch and my new ultra soft knit poncho brings that 70's vibe into play with it's bicolor fringe border and flattering diagonal stripes.  Pop this poncho on over everything from jeans to maxi skirts and you'll be "Playing it Cool" as the temps start to drop....

 

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 Stripe Poncho VS.  CL "Playing It Cool Fringe Poncho

Theirs: $109.00 VS. Ours: $49.90

 

The Ultimate Slim Pant 

My search is over!  I've been wanting to find the perfect ponte pant for quite some time now and, Eureka!!! I've found it!!  Inspired by a designer moto pant (with a 4 figure price tag!) my new Sleek and Slim Moto Pants with flattering seaming and soft stretchy fabric will be your wardrobe staple for seasons to come!

 

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Designer Moto Pant VS.  CL "Sleek & Slim" Stretch Moto Pant

Theirs: $1,100  VS. Ours: $49.90

 

The Wrap Maxi Dress

 Oh gorgeous, long, lean Wrap Dress, How Do We Love Thee?  Let us count the ways.....!  You make us look taller and slimmer, you flatter our curves, you can be worn anywhere!!  The Queen of the Wrap, DVF,  inspired my new "Class Act" Maxi and all I can say is Wow - and that's a wrap!

 

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 Wrap Maxi Dress VS. CL "Class Act" Wrap Maxi Dress

Theirs: $498 VS. Ours: $69.90  

Luxe Lounge

Ok, so let's be honest, we won't be doing much jogging in this fabulous Go Glamour Jog Set, but, for everything else on your busy girl-on-the-go schedule this amazing twofer jacket and matching pant will have you arriving in chic, easy, comfortable, fabulous style! On your market, get set, Go!

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Cold Shoulder Jog Set VS. CL "Go Glamour" Cold-Shoulder Jacket + Pant

Theirs: $149 VS. Ours: $49.90/$39.90

Join me on August 25th at 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM ET for HSN's Fall Fashion Edit!  Can't wait to share my entire new CL Collection with you - What's on your "must have" List this season?

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FALL COLECTION

VERY PRETTY, I LOVE IT
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What's Your Color Crush?

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 I've always been fascinated by colored gemstones and how their different hues can instantly change our moods.  Isn't it interesting how wearing certain stones can make us feel good?  If you're like me, you may be a bit fickle when it comes to having a favorite colored gem.  One minute I'm obsessing over rich blues and violates and the next I'm loving soft pastels or cool greens.  

The good news is, with my Colleen Lopez Gem Collection, you don't have to choose just one favorite!  Here are a few of my color crushes  - How about you?  What color are you crushing on these days?

Blush Hour 

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There's nothing more peaceful than resting your gaze on the soft, delicate shade of pastel pink.  My new "Dress to Finesse" Cape Blouse in Silver Pink pared with my "Strawberry Sorbet" Pink Opal & Rhodolite Ring, and Morganite & White Zircon Cable Chain Bracelet are all you need to feel relaxed and pretty in pink!

 

Violet Viewpoint 

 

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Wrap yourself in the richness of royalty in my "Class Act" Wrap Maxi Dress  and "Brighten Up" Amethyst Cluster Stud Earrings and "Luminous & Lovely" Amethyst & White Topaz Ring.  Luxurious and Energizing, if purple is your passion, add these beauties to your wardrobe and All Hail the Queen!

 

Lady Luck 

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What is more refreshing that crisp, cool greens?  Wear my "Favorite" Peasant Top in jade paired with these stunning "Happily Emerald After" Emerald Earrings and "X Marks the Spot" Peridot & White Zircon Ring and you'll have admiring on lookers green with envy - Luck be the lady wearing enchanting green!

 

 

 

 

A Berry Good Year 

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Here's a toast to your very (or Berry) good taste if saturated rosey red hues are first to draw your eye.  My "Yes to Finesse" cold shoulder top is the perfect pairing for my "Sparkling Sangria"  Rhodolite Ring & Line Bracelet - You'll be the toast of the town in these bountiful beauties!

 

 

 

Tantalizing Tanzanite 

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When it comes to color crushes, Tanzanite is in a class all by itself!  One of the most coveted stones in the gem world, put on  my "Touch of Class" Shrug and Floral dress with my Tanzanite & White Zircon Ring & Pendant set and bask in the splendor and opulence of these beloved blue hues.

Flower Power 

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I never promised you a rose garden, but I will promise a dreamy escape to sparkle town when you wear my "Elegant Expectations" floral dress and Swiss Blue Topaz "Fine Shining" Burst Ring & Bracelet.   A Jaw dropping dress pared with the coolest ocean blues makes for show stopping style!

 

So, have you picked a favorite yet?  Share your color crush with me!

Join me on Monday, August 10th, at 2:00 PM ET and I'll help you satisfy your color craving with 3 hours of luscious gemstones - all at special event prices!!  

 

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Crush me gemstone !

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A berry good year

I have to go with the rhodolite ring and bracelet it is so gorgeous for fall and winter.
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Tanzanite Rocks

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Cue the Fireworks - Gem Lovers, Let's Celebrate!!

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 Fire up the Sparklers - It's time for a Gem Party!!!    I have a spectrum of Summer Colors coming up on Monday, June 29th - Get ready to Light it UP!!

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All eyes will be on you when you're wearing my gorgeous  "Lights, Camera, Action" Ethiopian Opal Ring!  A customer top favorite, this breathtaking beauty is always ready for a close up!

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I'm simply over the moon for our new "Trip to the Moon" Moonstone Earrings & Ring.  Feauring a rainbow of tourmaline colors, this bold beautiful ring and earring set is brilliant, fiery and swoon worthy! 

 

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Hello Fire and Ice!  You'll be able to heat things up and and cool it down with this stunning combination of Welo Opal and Tanzanite. Put on your own fireworks show in this  Colleen Lopez Welo Opal & Tanzanite Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet - Ooooh, AHHHH!

 

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Sunset is my favorite time of day and Mother Nature has captured those dreamy colors in my "Sweet Summer Night" 10 ct. Ametrine, Amethyst, Citrine & White Topaz Ring.  You'll get to experience the majestic beauty of a summer sunset all year long when you wear this awe inspiring natural wonder. 

 

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Take me to the beach :) That's exactly what my dreamy blue topaz suite evokes when you wear this incredible ocean of blue!   One glance at  this "Glisten Up" Swiss Topaz Burst Pendant, Ring & Bracelet set will take you away to  your favorite island getaway...

 

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You'll feel like sinking your toes into soft green grass and hunting for 4 leaf clovers every time you feast your eyes on my beautiful new "Green Tea Garden" Chrome Diopside Necklace, ring and earrings.  Lush and bountiful, when you wear these beauties you'll be transported to the emerald isle - Shamrocks rule!

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Colleen Lopez "Fancy  & You Know It" Chrome Diopside Stud Earrings 

 

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Are you looking to make a statement?  Gem collectors tongues will be waggin' when you show them this exotic new gem find: Natural Mint Kyanite!!   My new "State-Mint of Love" Earrings & Ring are extremely rare and limited - Indulge in the cool, icy beauty of these exotic gems!

 

 

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Feel the heat! Named after a fine Spanish Wine, Madeira Citrine is one of the most intoxicating gemstones!!  Warm, bold and sultry, my "Fine Wine" Madeira Citrine Ring and Bracelet will be the toast of the town sun up to sun down!

 

Join me on June 28th for 3 hours of gemstone bliss - bring on the Fireworks!!

 

 

 

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Colleen's Summer Style - Get the Look for Less

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Live it up this summer with party perfect pieces, effortlessly chic styles, and statement making silhouettes.  Our CL Summer Collection  is chock full of gorgeous flowy print tops, lacy feminine dresses and the ultimate maxis and jump suits.  The best news - You won't have to blow your budget to own these show stopping styles!  What's better than finding stunning designer looks for a whole lot less??  Check out "Ours" VS "Theirs"  below and see how easy it is to look fabulous without breaking the bank...

 

 

Triple the Fun (instead of the price!)!  I love seeing the Tie-Dye Trend back on the scene - it's looks so right for summer and  will provide endless possibilities for all of your summer plans.  Pair this soft, cool top with white denim and wear it on the shoulders, off one or both shoulders for easy, relaxed summer style.

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Tie-Dye Top with Fringe vs. Colleen Lopez "Triple the Fun" Tie-Dye Top with Fringe

 Theirs:  $161.00    VS.   Ours: $49.90

 

 

Make them swoon when you show up in my "Swoon Over Miami" Lace Maxi Dress.  Compliments pour in every time I wear this gorgeous dress in a choice of white or black lace.  The nude slip underneath is soft and stretchy for smooth sexy elegance.  The two tone metallic detail at the neck means all you have to add is a great pair of earrings - From Miami to LA - wherever you go in this dress, all eyes will be on you!

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Eyelet Maxi Dress vs. Colleen Lopez "Swoon Over Miami" Eyelet Maxi Dress

Theirs:  $398.00  vs.  Ours:  $99.90 

 

 

Nothing livens your wardrobe like a gorgeous print!  My new "Exotic Oasis" Top is already Customer Top Rated and one of my absolute favorites!  The Top on the right  is "Ours" for $59 - The Roberto Cavalli top on the left is $795!!  Welcome to fashion paradise :)

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Tropical Garden Flowy Top vs. Colleen Lopez "Exotic Oasis" V-Neck Floral Flowy Top 

Theirs:  $795 vs. Ours:  $59   

 

Take a walk on the wild side in my new Leopard Print Sheer, Lightweight Tunic.  The designer top that inspired mine is  $1,335 - My CL Top is only $59 - Now that's the Cat's Meow!! 

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Animal Print V-Neck Flowy Top vs. Colleen Lopez "Exotic Oasis" Leopard V-Neck Flowy Top 

Theirs:  $1,335.00 vs. Ours:  $59.90

 

 

Without a doubt, my favorite summer outfit is a beautiful floral maxi and my new "Isle Be There" Maxi Dress is the most flattering I've ever worn!  Already a Customer Pick, the flattering rushing, sexy side slit and hidden lining for sleek, smooth lines, makes this Island Glam beauty a must for every budget conscious fashionista! 

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Floral Maxi vs. Colleen Lopez "Isle Be There" Maxi Dress 

Theirs: $578.00 vs.  Ours: $69.90

 

 

Is it possible to find the perfect top for $39??  The answer is Yes! Our fashion dreams come true with my stunning "Favorite" peasant top!  With over 100 perfect 5 star reviews this versatile top allows you to wear it on of off the shoulder for stunning feminine style and the smocked waistline is ultra flattering for all figure types.  Available in vibrant colors and vivid florals - Take your pick :)

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Floral Print Peasant Top vs. Colleen Lopez "Favorite" Floral Peasant Top 

Theirs:  $248.00   vs.   Ours:  $39.90

 

 

 

For sophisticated "one and done" style, nothing beats a halter jump suit!  The pretty gold medal detail at the neck and chic draping in the back will have you looking great coming and going!   

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Black Halter Jumpsuit vs. Colleen Lopez Halter Jumpsuit 

Theirs:  $495.00 vs. Ours:  $79.90

 

 

You never know who you'll run into...so why not show your romantic side in this gorgeous lace tunic and matching tank?  Paired with skinnies or worn over a bathing suit - this head turning "Wow" tunic is every bit as pretty as a similar designer top that sells for $4,490 (ouch!). 

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Black Lace Tunic vs. Colleen Lopez "A Real Romantic" Lace Top with Tank 

Theirs:  $4,490.00  vs. Ours:  $49.90

 

 

Elegance meets comfort in my new "Wine and Divine" cowl neck dress.  The soft stretch jersey knit, flattering rushing at the waist and draped neckline will go from desk to dinner in chic sophisticated style - So Divine!

 

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Black & White Floral Dress vs. Colleen Lopez "Wine & Divine" Cowl Neck Dress  

Theirs:  $225 vs. Ours: $69.90

 

 There's no need to settle for less when it comes to summer fashions - Join me for our Summer Fashion Soiree on

Wednesday May 27th at 9:00 PM ET -  Celebrate $ummer in $tyle!! 

 

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Greetings dear Colleen

Love your beautiful selections for summer clothes. I can not wait. hugs and kisses
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Guest — Debbie Smith

Love it!!

Great outfits.
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Guest — Pam Baron

pam Baron

Bought the long sheer dress. It appears it has a lining to the knee right?
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My Blue Heaven

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Ahhhh, London Blue - one of the dreamiest of all the blue stones is coming to HSN on May 6th - Welcome to My Blue Heaven!  If you find yourself drawn to this stunning blue gem, you're not alone.  London Blue Topaz is one of the most popular gemstones in the world - and for good reason.  Along with gorgeous, stable color, it's one of the hardest of all gemstones measuring and 8 on the MOHS scale of hardness.  

For Thousands of years, Topaz has been coveted as a prize gemstone, often mistaken for diamonds due to it's intense brilliance and perfect cleavage - a characteristic also found in diamonds.  It's long been believed that Topaz promotes good fortune. In fact, it has been said that dreaming of topaz may indicate that good fortune is on its way!!

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Topaz is the birthstone for the month of December, and the stone given in celebration of the 4th and 19th anniversaries of marriage. Topaz is a symbol of love and affection - The perfect gift for your Mom for Mother's Day! 

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Topaz gets its name from the Greek word topazion, which may originate from the Sanskirt tapas, meaning "fire." The name might also come from the name of the Egyptian island of topazos (now St Johns island) in the Red Seas.

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The gorgeous tear drop shaped stones in this collection are AAA quality and were mined in Brazil where the most prized topaz mines in the world are located. 

 

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Our London Blue stones were cut in this brilliant pear shape by the finest gemstone cutters in the world.  Bangkok is the world's center for the gemstone trade. Thai craftsmen have a talent for cutting rough stones unlike anywhere else in the world. They have been taught through the centuries the ability to cut the rough to show maximum luster and sparkle. Although other parts of the world, such as India and South America, also possess large gemstone industries, the skill of the Thai lapidaries is unsurpassed. 

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Thailand is known as the gemstone capital of the world with up to 250,000 people employed in the trade. Through out Bangkok you will find all facets of the industry from the gem dealers in the gemstone markets to the cutting, setting and polishing facilities scattered throughout the city.  

Our beautiful London Blue topaz collection is created exclusively for HSN - Every detail from the quality of the stones, to the exquisite designs details will take your breath away!

hope you can treat yourself or someone you love to this glorious ring!  Join me at 12:00 Midnight ET on Tuesday May 5th into May 6th when in introduce you to "My Blue Heaven"! 

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gem lover

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My friend in blue

For sure, Colleen, I will be watching your show tomorrow, Tue night! You look gorgeous as always!
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Garden of Gems

 I'm getting ready to shower you with a garden of Gemstones!  Spring is a celebration of nature's rebirth and there's no better way to enjoy the bounty of it's brilliance than with beautiful, natural gemstones!!  We have every color of the rainbow coming up in my newest Colleen Lopez Gems Collection....Take a look at our luscious bouquet :-)

Green with Envy

We're seeing green this spring with Chrome Diopside, Emeralds, Prasiolite, Peridot and Tsavorite  -  It's easy being green wearing one of these beauties.... 

 

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"Everlasting Allure" 3.85 ct. Peridot Ring 

"Golden Light" Peridot, Ruby, Yellow Sapphire & White Zircon Necklace 

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"Emerald Isle" Emerald Pear-Shaped Ring 

"On Point" 3.1ct Chrome Diopside & Diamond Ring 

"Top of the Shine" Prasiolite, Citrine and White Topaz Ring 

 

 

Garden of Gems 

For the girl who can't pick a favorite color - we have a the most stunning mix of stones in every color of the rainbow.  Here's a peek at a few of my favorites.....Color your world with gems!

 

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"Breathtaking Beauty" Pink Sapphire Earrings 

"Isn't She Lovely" 4.04 ct. Morganite Rose Vermeil Cluster Ring 

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"Bouquet of Brilliance" Blue & Multicolor Sapphire Studs 

"Gemtastic" 1.84 ct. Sapphire Cigar Woven Band Ring 

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"Yes You Glam" 29.88 ct. Multigem Diamond-Accent Bracelet 

"Bold Bliss" Multi Gem Cluster Ring 

 

Moody Blues 

I'm always in a blue mood when it comes to gemstones!  Turquoise, Larimar, Tanzanite, or London BlueTopaz top my list of must haves for this Spring....Are you in a bllue mood, too?

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"Ring of Radiance" Amethyst and Tanzanite Cocktail Ring 

"Line of Radiance" Amethyst Bracelet 

 

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"Whole Lotta Love" Tanzanite & White Topaz Heart Pendant

"Stop & Stare Tanzanite & Gem Ring 

Welo Opal & Tanzanite Halo Ring 

 

 

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"It Must Be Love" Turquoise & White Topaz Ring 

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"Caribbean Cool" Larimar & White Lopaz Ring 

 

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"Bold Bliss" Blue Topaz Drop Earrings 

"Blod Bliss" Blue Topaz Ring 

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"Glamour & More" Blue Topaz Drop Earrings 

"London Luxe" London Blue Topaz & Zircon Bracelet 

 

Join me for the debut of my CL Gems Collection on Saturday, April 25th at 2:00 PM ET - Can't wait to shower you with Gems!!!   

 

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BEAUTIFUL Gems that Look like ...

LOVE LOVE All of the GEMS in this jewelry !! I rate them ALL a 10 Plus !! thank-you for all of these PRETTY GEMS..
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Gems of Beauty !! like FLOWERS...

Thank-You for Bringing these !! A Person could loose there mind here as so much BEAUTY.. I LOVE them ALL !! an lots of Sell / Outs... Read More
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Colleen's Spring Collection Preview

Soon the bees will be buzzing, the birds will be chirping, and the flowers will be in bloom. Yes, Spring has certainly sprung at HSN and I have a little something that is about to hatch - my new Spring Collection for 2015! Girls, get ready for take a trip down memory lane, play a little peekaboo, and use flowers to make you look thinner!  Take a look - a basketful of goodies awaits you!

Fringe Benefits 

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All over the runways, fringe has trailed from the world's top designed gowns.  From vibrant colors and bohemian prints, to never fail blacks and ivories, this dreamy, 70's inspired ponchos are sure to be a fan favorite in every color! 

 

Tip: Pair with your favorite skinny jean - Volume over lean is the way to go with this fashion must have.

 

 

Maximize Your Spring Style 

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If you could look taller, slimmer, and more feminine in an instant, what would you say?  Welcome to the world of the maxi dress. This season, I've incorporated some fresh, colorful prints into my collection ( of course there will always be a black!), created a flattering sleeve and neckline along with a side slit for added body confidence! 

Tip: Pair with your favorite wedge for a longer, leaner proportion.

 

 

Lace With Edge 

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Ahh, leather and lace, they go together like chocolate and bunnies! Ladylike style is de rigueur for Spring and this season lace gets toughened up by way of supple leathers and moto shapes!  The best part mix and match all of the pieces for work appropriate outfits as well as date night ensembles. 

Tip: To soften the edge, work these pieces back to tee shirts and denim. 

A Peek of Skin 

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Gone are the days of hot pants and mini skirts!  Today, showing skin is more subtle, but undoubtedly just as sexy!  Between cold-shoulder tops, lace cutouts, and crotchet, you'll be playing peek-a-boo all season long!

Tip: When you're wearing peek-a-boo clothing, add self-tanner or bronzer for a healthy sun kissed glow!

 

 

Floral Placement Prints 

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Forget pulling a rabbit out of a hat,  my next magic trick will give you the illusion of an hourglass figure in no time!  Use prints to your advantage - print placement to enhance or conceal areas of your body is the easiest way to look like you have the beach body that you've been working hard for ( or not!).  Your Easter bouquet has never looked so good!

Tip: Keep your jewelry simple when wearing these prints. Choose bracelets, rings & earrings for a polished look.  

 

Be sure to join me for the debut of my Colleen Lopez Spring Collection at 1:00 PM ET on March 18th - See you soon for a Spring Fashion Fling!

 

 

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beautiful new collection!

Congrats on another great collection Colleen - you have such an eye for style & your collections just keep getting better - this i... Read More
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Guest — Kimberly

Wonderful, as usual!

Great collection, Colleen! Love the placement print dresses. I already own the green/ivory dress--very figure flattering and fit... Read More
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hi colleen.......really love all the items showed here.......especially ponchos and maxie dress have a great show and glad you h... Read More
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What's Your Jewelry Style!?

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One of the biggest, if not the biggest trends in jewelry is layering.  Layering is a fantastic way to add attention to each element of your look.  How can you incorporate layering into your favorite style? It's all about piling on interesting, personal pieces!!! Find out how to make the layering trend work for you, no matter what your style suggests. . . .

 

Classic 

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Refresh your love of classic, elegant jewelry with a few styling tricks! station necklaces look divine as your longer layers, while your favorite pendant sits high on your décolleté! Finish your look with a pair of brilliantly hued gemstone studs, and call yourself "classic with a twist"!

 

 

Boho 

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As laid back a vibe as boho gives, it's casual style requires some layers for an authentic look! Leave no stone, or hand, unturned when it comes to layering in a bohemian way- neck, wrist, ears, and fingers should all be adored for this "boho chic" look!

Pretty 

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If Vermeer's " Girl in the Pearl Earring" was pretty, then you will be stunning as the girl in the pearl necklace, bracelet, and ring!   A modern way to layer your pearls is in your bracelets- let each have a unique quality like tassels, or beautiful silver workmanship.  Finish your look with a long pearl necklace and pearl accented ring for a positively pretty look!

 

 

 

Cool

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Cool girl jewelry layering is all about the necklace.  Avoid looking like you just came from Mardi Gras, by keeping your necklaces relatively thin, a maximum of two or three, and giving enough space between the layers. Tres chic!

 

Some trends are specific while others , like jewelry layering, can be for every woman.  All it takes is a couple of styling tricks and a little confidence for you to be on your way to looking fabulously you!

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all of the above!

my style is all of the above - thank you Colleen & HSN for bringing such great collections to us!
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Jewelry Style

I love all 4 of the styles! I piece multiple styles together. On another subject, I just started my blog. Its in its beginning sta... Read More
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Guest — Sharon T Todd

All the above

Just beautiful. I would wear them at different times Or maybe alot of it at one time
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Weekend Warrior

 

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You have charged through your week days in your power suit, and now your challenge is to take on the weekend - in one cardigan. "One cardigan?" you say. Yes, this wardrobe warrior is the answer to whatever your weekend calls- lunch with the girls, nesting around the house, even a hot date!  You will be amazed at what one sassy sweater can do!

 

Nesting around the house 

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Maybe you will be giving your house a little TLC this weekend, or maybe just yourself! Pair this soft cardigan with a simple tee, a lounge pant, and some toe wiggling slippers for a Saturday with your favorite t.v. show.  The best part is, you will still look finished yet cozy in case you have an unexpected guest or two arrive at your door ( hopefully they will have a bottle of wine in hand!)

 

Brunch 

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Sunday brunch with your bunch is worth a week of waiting, especially if you have something cute to wear!  This cardigan even looks fabulous with a pencil skirt, and makes the workwear piece more approachable, relaxed, and sexy! 

Lunch & shopping with the girls

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If you want to perfect the cool girl vibe of "I just threw this on and look this hot" kind of outfit, then look no further.  Fitted leggings, knee high boots, and a slouchy leather tote are made effortlessly chic by none other than, the cardigan!

Sports Event 

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Sporting events during this time of year definitely call for some wardrobe back up!  Keep yourself stylish while rooting for your favorite team and using this cardigan to complete a simple jeans and tee look.  Get some extra fashion points by teaming your outfit with a trendy sneaker! Go shirts!

 

Night on the town

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Topping off a beautiful dress with something a bit warmer can be difficult. The cascading cut of this cardigan allows it to be easily dressed up for a night on the town, whatever the weather may be!

 

 

There is one more event in which this cardigan works its ultimate magic - when you are doing a happy dance in front of your mirror because you are the ultimate weekend warrior!  Now go out and show them who's the fashion boss!

 

 

 

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New Year, New Style

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Looking to try new styles for the new year?  Mid-winter style can feel dull, yet there are a few new style switches for the new year will give you confidence all year long and will surely last longer than some of those resolutions ( I'm sorry but kale just doesn't satisfy a girl like a piece of chocolate does!) 

 

1. Go Long Over Lean 

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Try a new silhouette for style switch! An ultra long, draped sweater or an angled tunic looks fantastic over slim pants, plus you can even wear it in the colder months!

 

2. Wine Tasting 

Are you a wine lover? Savor the flavors of the season in these rich hues!  Even if you normally shy away from a bold color, you can take a sip of this trend and slip into a light, blush hue which is always a classic color for Spring!

Plum 

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Merlot 

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Blush

  

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3. Western Inspired Accessories 

 

Some of the most popular designers showcased the inspiration that they found in the west!  Leather fringed boots and bags are all the rage as are injections of turquoise jewelry throughout your wardrobe!  Even though these Western styles are more "with-it" than wild, you can still let out a little "Yee-haw", though I would advise that you do it in the confines of your own closet - loved ones may start to wonder!

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4. Fashion Runners

 


Fashionable athletic gear is still on the rise, and so are its shoes!  If you love some height, yet are resolved not to wear uncomfortable shoes this year ( my hand is raised!), then you may have just found your perfect shoe match - platform sneakers!  Luxe textiles and elevated shapes have taken over the shoe world.  Give your sneaks a revamp and jump on this trend!

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5. Top Handle Tote 

 


Structured yet fun shapes are what these bags are all about.  Take hold of your style ( and your handbag) and try one of these new totes! Dog approved!

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 Don't let the lull between Winter and Spring leave you feeling uninspired - try these top trends now for the new year!

 

 

 

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hi colleen.i always enjoy hearing your advice and you always look fab........have a great show
Thursday, 29 January 2015 6:06 PM
Guest — Elsie Rivera

New year New stytle

Beautiful everything Colleen, you have such a good taste
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كوليين

شكرا لك كولين اعطيك رد بكرة اريد اميل شكرا لك
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Tricks of the Trade

 

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With so many option to choose from, picking the right shape wear can be a daunting task. These trick and tips will help you find what you need to help you feel  confident and rock those outfits that you've been avoiding. 

Tip #1: Know Your Numbers 

Majority of women are wearing the wrong size so it ends up not doing its job. If you don't know your correct size, I recommend getting measured at your nearest department store.

 

Tip #2 Identify your problem areas

 

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To smooth and lift the top, find a bra that does it all. Find a smooth design with uplifting molded cups for a slimming look that enhances your natural curves. 

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Need a little extra coverage up top? Eliminate the bulk of a full cami of tee by wearing your half-tee under low-cut tops. 

 

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To mask a muffin top, look for high-wasited shapers with laser-cut or bonded openings. The mid-thigh waist shapers are designed to conceal both your tight and waist, giving you an overall slim look. Wear it under dresses, pants and skirts for upper management! 

 

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To reduce cellulite, look for shape wear that gives you the most coverage on your thighs, hips and rear.

 

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 To give your stomach a flat and firm look, look for slimming cam is. Wearing a slimming cami is a great way to conceal your love handles, create a flatter stomach and flatten your bustline.

 

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To achieve all over coverage, go for a piece with maximum function - The Body Shapers. It helps to fake  an hourglass figure by seamlessly shaping your love handles, bottom and hips.

 

Tip #3: Choose Smooth Fabrics 

When wearing clingy fabrics, go with a sleek, seamless shaper versus control-top hosiery. They don't show any lines and still of offer great shaping, even under the tightest knits. 

 

Tip #4: Wash With Care

Never put shape wear in the dryer.

 

Tip #5: Bring an Emergency Kit

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Steer clear of fashion faux pas with stay put fashion tape, bra extensions, a tidy up sponge and nipple concealers. 

 

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Intimates: Tricks of the Trade

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Dree and I have a few tricks up our sleeves to help you look instantly smoother, tighter, and 10 pounds thinner! These tricks and tips will help you choose the right pieces to feel confident and rock those outfits that you've been wanting to wear!

Tip #1: Know Your Numbers 

Majority of women are wearing the wrong size under garments so they end up not doing their job. If you don't know your correct size, I recommend getting measured at your nearest department store or pull out a tape measure and follow the sizing guide lines on HSN.com.  

 

Tip #2 Identify your problem areas

 

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To smooth and lift the top, find a bra that does it all. Find a smooth design with uplifting molded cups for a slimming look that enhances your natural curves. 

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Need a little extra coverage up top? Eliminate the bulk of a full cami  tee by wearing your half-tee under low-cut tops. 

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To mask a muffin top, look for high-wasited shapers with laser-cut or bonded openings. The mid-thigh waist shapers are designed to conceal both your tummy and waist, giving you an overall slim look. Wear it under dresses, pants and skirts for sleek upper management! 

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To reduce the look cellulite, look for shape wear that gives you extra support on your thighs, hips and rear.

 

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 To give your stomach a flat and firm look, look for a slimming cami. Wearing a slimming cami is a great way to conceal your love handles, create a flatter stomach and lift your bustline.

 

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To achieve all over coverage, go for a piece with maximum function - The Body Shaper. It helps to fake an hourglass figure by seamlessly shaping your love handles, bottom and hips.

 

Tip #3: Seamless solutions

When wearing clingy fabrics or light fabrics, go with a sleek, seamless shaper. They don't show any lines and still of offer great shaping, even under the finest knits. 

 

Tip #4: Wash With Care

Its a good idea to hand wash your fine intimates.   You can also Use a garment bag for your delicate items and throw them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle.  Never put shape wear in the dryer.

 

Tip #5: Bring an Emergency Kit

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Every girls needs this little kit in her fashion arsenal!  Steer clear of fashion faux pas with stay put fashion tape, bra extensions, a tidy up sponge and nipple concealers - be prepared for those fashion emergencies!

 

Join us tonight on The List With Colleen Lopez and learn more tricks of the trade from HSN's Intimate's Gurus - Be a smooth operator! 

 

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i love the ruffle sweater you have on in first picture....you give great advice.....have a great show tonight
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Once Upon a Gemstone . . . Opal dreams comes true!

 

I need to pinch myself :) I've been collecting and studying gemstones for over 2 decades and never in my wildest dreams did think I could bring you a natural opal of this quality at a truly affordable price. The first time I laid my eyes on Welo Opal it was at the Tucson Gem Show a couple years ago and it was love at first sight.  The fire, the brilliance, the neon play of color - I was blown away.  I dreamed that one day Welo Opal would be part of my collection.  Today the entire Gem World is buzzing about this electrifying opal and  I'm thrilled to bring this beautiful treasure to HSN - it's  a real life fairy tale! 

Let me introduce you to the rare beauty and history of  Welo Opal...Dreams do come true!

 

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For those of us who are rock collectors we know that the world of Gemology is intriguing and ever changing. As a lover of gemstones, it's always a thrill to learn about a new treasure of the earth.  One of the newest and most exciting gem discoveries is the glorious Welo Opal. It was found in 2008 near Wega Tena, a small village in the Tsehay Mewcha  region of Welo province, Ethiopia. Although they have been mining Opal in Ethiopia since 1995, this exciting new Welo Opal, with it's superior brightness and toughness, has captured the attention of collectors all over the globe. Welo Opal is as beautiful as the finest Australian Opal and has rapidly become one of the most sought after opals in the world.

Known for it's incredible play of color and inner fireworks, most of the material scores a 4 or 5 (out of 5) on the brightness scale. Opal collectors are captivated by the extraordinary patterns and designs that live in these "kaleidoscope" stones. From Ribbons to harlequins, honeycombs to florals - Welo Opals rival the finest Austrian Opal mined today. 

 

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Mining for these rare opals is presently in the hands of local miners who excavate all the material by hand. 

 

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All current mining production extends over a couple of kilometers north of Wegel Tena. At about 10,000 feet from the top of plateau the miners have to descend 1,000 feet into the canyon via narrow footpaths not accessible to vehicles or animals, forcing them to carry all necessary equipment themselves each day. 

 

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The extraction of Welo Opal is unique in other respects as well. The host rock is porous and slightly moist, so after digging opal out the miners allow it to dry for couple of days in the sun, before presenting it to the dealers. This process is characteristic to Welo and is contrary to Australian opal mining, where miners must constantly combat the lack of water necessary to reveal color flashes between the dusty host rock. The difference is caused by the hydrophane character of this material that allows Welo opal to extract moisture easily and naturally. Welo Opals are much more stable and resist crazing and cracking due to this unique characteristic.

 

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It's no wonder that writers for centuries have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies and fireworks. In ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love and hope. The Romans gave it a name -opalus- that was synonymous with "precious stone." Shakespeare gave the Opal the name "Queen of Gems" as it possesses ruby reds, emerald greens, sapphire blues, amethyst purples, and topaz yellows. 

 

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Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem of symbol of hope, purity, and truth. 

 

I hope that you will join me for our 24 Hour Gemstone Celebration on Tuesday, January 20th when we will be launching our  Welo Opal and Gemstone "Halo" Ring - I can't wait to share this exceptionally beautiful treasure with you! 

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Which would you choose - Welo Opal with a Halo of Tanzanite or Multi Colored African Tourmaline? Join me at the stroke of midnight for it's debut - Fairy tails do come true!

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Love them

love opals, my birthstone!
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Hurry up !

Can't wait !
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Can't wait

These are so beautiful! I want all of them!!
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Colleen's Fashion Resolutions

 

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It's time for conquering our closets!   Here are 5 fashion resolutions I'm going to try to keep this year....I resolve to Purge, brighten, support, revamp, and get inspired - here we go!

1. Brighten things up by adding more color

Everyone knows I love to wear black and neutrals (take note at the sea of black on the left) - this year I plan to inject more color and prints into my outfits (like my tops on the right)!  When choosing new pieces, I'm looking for flattering colors and fabrics I can wear for more than one season to get extra mileage out of my clothes. The color experts at Pantone are always a great resource when looking for color inspiration!  If I am going to wear my favorite color (black) I'll try to add color with my accessories :)

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2. Time for a closet purge. 

I do this every year - It's time to donate the old items to make room for fresh new pieces.  If you're hanging on to old clothes that are out to date or the wrong size, it's time to move them out - they're taking up valuable real estate!  Conquer your closet with Joy's Huggable Hangers - the best way to create more space and organize your wardrobe.  I also like to organize by color and style - it's much easier to choose an outfit when you can easily find things in your closet.

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3. Revamp my shoe wardrobe. 

This year, I resolve to NOT buy uncomfortable shoes. I have so many pretty shoes that I've bought over the years that I've only worn once to twice because they kill my feet. I will be more choosy about buying shoes that look good and feel good - comfort is king!

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4. Select clothing with built in shaping and support.

Foundations and fit can make or break your outfit.  A new year means a new start and the most important thing about getting dressed is looking and feeling confidant in our clothes.  Yummy tanks, sculpted skinnies, and fabrics with added stretch and support are all on my "it" list this year.  Even if you don't hit the gym, clothing with added control will make you look like you did! 

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 5. Get inspired 

I've found Pinterest to be a great source of inspiration when building my wardrobe!  Before I go shopping, I plan to check my Pinterest board for ideas and outfits for  pulling my favorite looks together! Check out my Pinterest boards here and pin along with me: http://www.pinterest.com/colleenlopezhsn/

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 So what do you think?  Are you going to try any of these resolutions or do you have a few of your own you can share with me?

 

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Head to Toe Last Minute Gifts for Her

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Do you still have some last minute shopping to do and  you are at a loss when it comes to what to get some of your loved ones?   No sweat!  We've got you covered with clever last minute gift ideas that will wow even the most discriminating tastes!

 

Soft Sweaters 

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A soft, cozy sweater is guaranteed to be a favorite gift this holiday season!  Sweaters are like a hug from you to your sweetie, and they will think of you every time they are snuggled up and looking great!  A graphic sweatshirt is fun and kitschy and great for a younger girl, and a poncho in a native or animal print is the ultimate gift for your favorite fashionista! 

 

 

Cozy

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Pretty pajamas are a no-fail gift!  Your honeys will love to curl up, cuddle up, and snuggle up in a luxurious set of new pjs!  And don't forget the slippers - a fashionable new pair will keep their feet toasty all season long!

It's in the bag!

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What woman couldn't use a new handbag?  When choosing one, think of the bags that are already in your girlfriend's wardrobe and also what she uses she would have for them.  For example, if she has a ton of work friendly bags, a cute cross body would be a stunning addition.  On the other hand, satchels are very popular and suit every wardrobe.  Another often forgot gift, is a wallet!  A beautiful leather wallet will make your gorgeous gal feel like she won the jacket! 

Something Sparkly 

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Toast to the holidays with a Champagne Crystal Ring and set! Or don't forget diamonds are a girl's best friends - A diamond pendant or Herkimer! 

 

Cold Weather Accessories

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Winter wear can get worn out!  Refresh your beloveds closet with new cold weather accessories!   A scarf and hat set makes a beautiful presentation, plus you don't need to worry about buying the correct size! Another fabulous option for a gift is a pair of fuzzy boot!  No matter what climate she lives in, a snuggly boot is surefire way to make her smile!

 

That's a wrap!  Finish up your holiday shopping with these perfect presents! 

( You may now wipe the sweat off of your brow!)

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Colleen's Top Tips for Cold Weather Style

 

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 Blizzards abound in the north east, snow is dumping in the mountains and even here in the Sunshine State we're dealing with plumeting temps - Baby it's cold outside!  But not to worry - I have a few tips for keeping you bundled beautifully!

 

 Tip #1: Layer it up!  

When the weather outside is frightful, why not try a poncho as a layering piece - so delightful.  Not only will will the tunic length keep you warm, you will also have a  chic relaxed look.  Add a pair of leggings, either by themselves or under a skirt, and you will be cold-weather cute in no time!

 

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 Tip # 2:  Say Grrr not Brrr!

Don't let old man winter get you down - Faux fur is the easiest way to turn up your style thermostat when you're heading out to a holiday soiree.  Whether trekking through the snow solo or on the arm of your sweetheart, you will look festive, fabulous while staying toasty warm.

 

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 Tip #3 Add Luxe Textures with Accessories

For walking in a winter wonderland don't leave home without a gorgeous winter scarf and hat.  Look for texture, color, and extra details like fur and fringe for show stopping winter style!

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Tip #4  Choose a boot with a low heel or wedge.

For dashing through the snow, your outfit calls for the right pair of boots that will look amazing and keep you on your feet!  Choose a riding boot or a comfortable wedge for fashionable function - jingle all the way!  

 

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So with Jack Frost nipping at your nose, try a few of these cold weather tips and have yourself a warm and Merry Little Christmas! 

 

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Keeping It Cozy

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Hello December!  With winter weather in full swing, getting dressed to face the elements can pose a challenge:  How do we look stylish and still feel comfy at the same time?  Finding something warm and cozy to wear is pretty easy, but the style part of the equation can be tricky.  I've put together a list of cold weather pieces that will help you strike that perfect balance for looking and feeling fabulous all winter long - Cozy has never looked so good...

Faux Fur

Cuddle up in a glamorous fur poncho or duster for effortless, easy cold weather style - Purrrrfectly pretty!

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Cozy Knits 

Who doesn't love cashmere?  This turtle neck with a relaxed "turtle" and longer length will pair perfectly with jeans and leggings and the Posh Pockets sweater with flattering color block stripes is uber stylish and flattering - meet your new BFF :)

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Jeans

The best jeans are the ones that you don't want to take off....these super comfy, super stretch jeans by Diane Gillman are perfect for dashing through the snow or roasting chestnuts by an open fire...

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Boots! 

A touch of fur for warmth and chic details in the form of laces and buckles are all you need to keep your tootsies toasty while looking like the fashion maven you are...Let it snow!

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 Pajamas 

There's nothing nicer than relaxing at home is a fabulous pair of PJ's.  These beauties are not just restricted to the bedroom....rock around the Christmas tree in style wearing fun and fabulous lounge wear!

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Slippers 

Give your feet a break from your boots by slipping on the cloud-like comfort of fur lined slippers and booties...the ultimate sweet treat for your feet!  

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Holiday Style Guide

 

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'Tis the season for giving and receiving party invitations!  Take the pressure of your "what to wear" questions by following these simple suggestions for your festive fetes, even if that includes hot cocoa around the fire place in your living room!

Holiday Soiree 

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A trendy cut little black sweater dress always does the trick, especially for a holiday party!  As always, accessories are the key.  Rubies make your look festive and refined all at the same time!  Don't get too refined though - a sexy pair of cage heels will give your outfit just the right amount of sex appeal to get you that kiss under the mistletoe!

 

 Cozy Trim-The-Tree

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is cuddling up at home with my loved ones to trim the Christmas tree!  A few things are guaranteed when trimming the tree- Bing Crosby will be crooning Christmas carols, there will be hot cocoa, and there will be pictures!  Keep picture taking in mind and wear a cozy top with a jeweled neckline and a pair of sparkling hoops.  Keep your look comfortable with a pair of slippers (it is hard to get selfies that include your feet anyway!)

 

Dinner & Holiday Concert

 

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A sassy jumpsuit looks very on trend and super chic for a nice dinner and holiday concert!  Don't be shy- try a jumpsuit in a festive red, which packs some oomph into your look.  To keep warm, top off your jumpsuit with a sexy leather moto jacket and shoe boot.  Don't forget something sparkly!  A stunning, classic jeweled clutch will further glamorize your look and complete your outfit! 

 

Arrive In Style . . . 

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Whatever your holiday plans may entail, looking great upon arrival is half the battle!  Nothing looks as stunning in the winter as hints of fur.  Also, never forget the power of red which can bring all eyes on you!  In the rush of the holiday season, create a brief pause while everyone picks their jaws up off the floor when you arrive!

 

Don't put yourself last this year!  The twinkle in your eye will shine brighter than all of the Christmas lights put together when you have the confidence of looking good! 

 

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On the Hunt with Himalayan Gems

 

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Andrew Stone is always on the move. Whether working in one of his offices in the US, Canada, Nepal or India -  he is always on the hunt for a new stone or a new technique to introduce to his Himalayan Gems collectors.  

Andrew's November collection has over 24 new designs featuring an assortment of rare gems and designs.  He tells us he is especially excited about three new limited edition collectors pieces in Larimar, Rainbow Moonstone and Mookaite - be still my heart!  

We caught up with our globe trotting gem hunter recently, to get a sneak peek at what he's been working on...First top, India!

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Here Andrew is preparing the silver for the silversmiths.

 

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Weighing out the silver is a a calculated and meticulous process. 

 

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Andrew works side by side with the artisans as they create our Limited Edition Pieces 

 

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Andrew working with the quality assurance team checking out each piece of jewelry.


We asked  Andrew for a little history lesson on 3 of our favorite stones in the collection:   Here's a closer look at these rare beauties...

Larimar:  The Healing Stone

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This dreamy blue "single source" stone is found only in the Dominican Republic and has quickly become one of the most sought after gemstones for both its eternal beauty and reputed metaphysical and healing properties. Widely believed to be amongst the most powerful and effective of healing gemstones it is also known as the Atlantis Stone. The legend stem from the work of Edgar Cayce, the famous American psychic who believed that the lost continent of Atlantic was situated in the Caribbean and that a blue healing stone would be found there! 

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Himalayan Gems sources their own Larimar rough and cuts the finest pieces for Designer Gallery. No two Larimar stones are exactly the same so they spend days picking out the best pieces for their color and visual "texture." Himalayan Gems end up using less than 1% of the material that they purchase, so our HSN collectors receive the cream of the crop!

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Mookaite:   The Stone of Strength

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Mookaite is another single source gemstone and is only found near Mooka Creek in Western Australia. The word Mooka apparently is related to the Aboriginal word for running waters - a reference to the streams that feed Mooka Creek. 

Mookaite is an exceptionally difficult gem to work with - hence the relative scarcity of good specimens. Himalayan Gems need to hand pick each piece as the beauty is created by the "crazed" patterns that run across the surface. It is formed in a sedimentary rock called "Windalia Radiolarite" after the local mountain range, and the Radiolria (fossilized remains of very ancient sea creatures) that creat the pattern. Mookaite is also known as "Brecciated Jasper".

Renowned in metaphysical circles as a stone of strength, stability and decision making, Mookaite is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations. Psychic healers believe that it ground the wearer in the present and aids with problem assessment and decision making. 

We work with prime gemstone sources to find the most beautiful pieces of Mookaite for Designer Gallery. Each piece is totally unique so we need to start with excellent rough material and then, after it is cut, choose the finest pieces to bring to HSN. It is our many years of experience working with gemstones and in the Jaipur gem markets that allow us access to the best specimens at affordable prices. 

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Rainbow Moonstone: The Stone of Love

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One of the most interesting and fascinating of all gems is Rainbow Moonstone.  This is a gemstone that has been used for 1000's of years in both Europe and Asia. Also known as “Àdularia” (after one of the tallest peaks in the Swiss Alps) has long been praised for its many metaphysical and healing qualities. 

Since ancient times it has been known as the Traveler's Stone" for the protection it provided to those who travel by night or on the seas. 

Traditionally though to possess a close connection to the Moon Goddess (just like the noble metal, silver), the ancient Romans believed that this gem captured and held the rays of the moon and that this light was a blessing that one carried along with the gem. Similar beliefs to this are held by some in India to this day! 

Moonstone is most often considered a stone of love and feminine energy and it's for these reasons Moonstone has gained its mystical reputation. The ancient Greeks used the term, Aphroselene to refer to this shimmering gem. This combined the names of the goddess Aphrodite (goddess of love) and Selene (goddess of the moon). They believed that it could be used to enhance fertility and also associated it with love and fidelity. 

All of the myths aside, Rainbow Moonstone is one of nature's true miracles. Another single source gemstone, it is an ever changing wonder. Depending on the ambient light and colors (and some believe the cycles of the moon) Rainbow Moonstone is a never needing source of wonder and beauty. The gemological term "adularescence" (used to describe the effect in a gemstones whereby a glow seems to originate from inside the gemstone) stems from the ancient name “Àdularia- another hint as to the antiquity and importance of this gemstone.

We go right into the mines in northern India to make sure that we are getting the best material available for our Designer Gallery shows. This is a gemstone that is in great demand accress the globe and is only through our long established connections that we are able to get pieces of this quality while still offering an excellent value. 

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After close to 40 years of traveling to India, Andrew still loves the thrill of the hunt - exporting the markets and uncovering hidden treasure to share with all of us!

 Hope you will join us for a gem discovery on Tuesday at 3 and 7 PM ET - See you there! 

  

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