ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From Harry Winston to HSN, Carol Brodie has been the fine jewelry and accessories guru for some of the world's most prestigious brands. HSN's resident luxury guru and creator of one of HSN's top selling brands, Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie, is launching her namesake brand with a collection of opulent home decor and fashion accessories.
Debuting October 12 during HSN's Insider New York event, the Carol Brodie Collection includes a home decor assortment inspired by her favorite jewels. Collaborating with high-end home fragrance company D. L. & Co., the line features candles and diffusers adorned with evil eye and peacock feather jeweled pendants with an intriguing scents of Amethyst Dahlia, Sapphire Spice, Ruby Jasmine or Emerald Rose. The assortment also features decorative throw pillows, jewel encrusted picture frames and plush throws – from $29.95 to $99.95.
The Carol Brodie Collection also features on-trend yet practical accessories ranging from $29.00 to $448.00 including leather handbags with coordinated wallets and wristlets, fashionable sunglasses, nesting cosmetic cases and jeweled key chains that make a statement – everything a woman needs to organize her life and look fabulous doing it.
"Every accessory in a woman's life should create a moment, a memory and have a story to tell," said Carol Brodie. "My collection includes pieces that range from affordable to aspirational, all inspired by the designs featured in my fine jewelry line. The HSN customer appreciates the unique designs and craftsmanship of Rarities Fine Jewelry… my new line will build upon the top-selling styles that resonate with my customer."
Brodie was the mastermind behind some of the most memorable red carpet styles including the custom-designed cognac and orange diamond jewels, worn by Halle Berry as she captured the 2001 Best Actress Award for Monster's Ball; and Gwyneth Paltrow's winning look as she nabbed the 1999 Best Actress Award for her role in Shakespeare in Love. Her work on the red carpet during her 9-year tenure at Harry Winston earned her the moniker, Queen of Diamonds, as well as numerous awards and accolades throughout the fashion and fine jewelry industries.
"Carol has impeccable taste and knows what our customer craves to enhance their own personal style," said Anne Martin-Vachon, Chief Merchandising Officer for HSN. "Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie has become one of HSN's top-selling fine jewelry brands and we know that her new line of accessories will continue to expand her impressive following of loyal and devoted fans."
Carol Brodie launches her new collection during the "Carol Brodie: Accessorize Your Life" premiere on HSN on October 12 at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. (EDT). For more information about the Carol Brodie collection visit HSN.com or join the conversation @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - hsn.com - is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 16,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 35 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
About Carol Brodie:
Carol Brodie has spent a lifetime falling in love with the most fabled gems in the world. She has personally held the Hope Diamond, the Dresden Green, the Pumpkin Diamond and every piece of jewelry loaned to international celebrities during her tenure with famed jeweler Harry Winston. As the voice of the diamond industry, Brodie represented and acted as the spokesperson for such great companies as De Beers and Harry Winston. Appearing on shows such as The Bachelor, the Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, CNN and as a stylist on Extreme Makeover, Brodie has delivered the design trends for gifting and red carpet events for more than a decade. In 2005, CurtCo Media, publisher of Robb Report, Art and Antiques, and Show Boats International magazines, as well as a family of titles similarly targeted to the world's most affluent readers, announced the appointment Carol Brodie as the first ever, Chief Luxury Officer. Brodie has been the featured speaker at most of the world's most important luxury and jewelry shows and is a leading international luxury and fine jewelry expert.