Holiday Shopping and my QVC UK Marathon

Christmas shopping is well underway and I’ve been seeing lots of great gift ideas from my favorite bloggers Bodie and Fou, Design Milk and The Style Files on twitter this week. Be sure to take a look at these wonderful sites for really unique Christmas gift ideas!

Christmas shopping is also moving into top gear on QVC UK. A lot of people turn up their noses as teleshopping but I think it is a really wonderful way to think about how to make luxurious products that are really accessible.

The bedroom is probably the most important space in your home as it is where you relax and unwind. Knowing how important it is to create a welcoming space that feels like a sanctuary I wanted to create high quality collection that was really affordable so the bed linen, throws and pillows have prices ranging from £14 to a maximum of £140. The linens are really beautiful 100% Egyptian cotton with 500 thread count in white or taupe with great patterns like roses, lace, damask and my KH logo. If you’ve ever looked at the price of great quality sheets you’d know £140 for my 6 piece linen set is a real bargain! The feedback from customers who’ve got them is so positive that I’m really pleased I made the effort to create this luxurious yet affordable collection.

I think linens are a wonderful Christmas gift because they are something people will use and appreciate everyday. If £100-£140 for a set of sheets is a pit to pricey for your Christmas list then take a look at the reversible throw which is only £32.

You can shop on QVC UK at any time but it would be great if you kept an eye out for me on the TV Channel (Sky Digital: 640 Freeview: 16 Virgin TV: 740 Freesat: 800) and call in to help keep me awake during my 21hr marathon on November 23! It all kicks off at midnight and here are the times you can see me:

November 23, 2010 QVC UK Appearances:

00.00 (whole hour!)




16.00 QVC (whole hour!)


21.00 (whole hour!)

Image Credit: This collection of baubles was taken by JamesDGreat.


Small Choices Big Changes

I was approached by Meleni Bharwani, Creative Director of Earth Couture, to design a collection for her luxury Organic clothing range. This wasn’t as much of a departure as you might think as I’m passionate about design in all things and a firm believer in the benefits of organic living. But what really excited me about the project was Earth Couture’s dedication to making a difference in Africa. The idea for Earth Couture was born out of Melanie’s experiences living in Nigeria and her commitment to making positive change remains.

With each purchase from my collection a portion of the sales goes to purchasing mosquito coils to combat the spread of Malaria and AIDS. Malaria has been in the headlines recently and is a disease which affects half of the world’s population. In 2008 alone there were an estimated 243 million cases of malaria and nearly 863 000 deaths due to the disease. Being able to work with Earth Couture meant I could do my small bit to combating this terrible illness.

Aside from being in fashionable company when lounging in my new collection of luxurious ethical and organic clothing you’ll be making a real difference to combating Malaria. I hope you’ll look at my collection on the Earth Couture website, or if you’re in London, pop in to Harrods to see the range up close.