2012 October 10

Carol Brodie Wards Off Haters Via HSN Collection!

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Last night Carol Brodie celebrated her HSN namesake collection, which launches Friday, with family and friends (and Chic) at the Soho House. Brodie debuted her talisman-detailed jewelry, bags, and homegoods, warning haters to beware! 

How is this collection different from your previous HSN lines?
In 2009, I launched my high-end jewelry collection called Rarities: Fine Jewelry With Carol Brodie on HSN. That was a sell out from my first show. I'm a Harry Winston girl; that's where I got my training. Every woman wants fabulous jewelry. We would rather eat cereal for a week as long as we could have one amazing thing. I took the best of Bergdorf, Barneys, and Harry Winston and a pulled together a beautiful collection of fine jewelry. What I noticed from customers were their favorites: peacock feathers, evil eyes, and all the talismans.

What is the significance of the talisman?
Everything I do has a story. I've been through a lot in my life, and I sell fine jewelry, but I also sell fine stories about real life.

The candles smell delish! 
I went to every candle manufacturer on the planet because I am a quality craftsmanship snob! I may sell at value price points, but I'm still a big snob. I found DL & Company: they make the most amazing candles. I went to Paris and I had all my oils blended there. Every candle and diffuser mixes five top notes. 

What's the symbolism behind the evil eye on them?
Every piece carries one talisman or another; mostly evil eyes are featured right now. It is a lucky charm that protects us against ill will, jealousy, and all the haters. There are a lot of haters out there! We all need protection.

What are you warding off?
I had cancer this summer, so my evil eye wards off the cancerous people in my life and the cancer. I am completely cancer free! Thank God for my evil eye. 

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