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Flare Fall Fashion Trend Report: matchy-matchy pieces

Tammy Palmer is Flare Magazine’s Senior Fashion Market Editor and guest trend-spotter on The Shopping Channel.

Shop our full selection of fashion coordinates at:

Could you be our next Model for a Day? Enter by tomorrow!

Tomorrow is your LAST DAY to enter our MODEL FOR A DAY contest! Video auditions have been coming in all month, be sure to get yours in. The winner will appear in our Dressing for the Season show in November, take home a $2000 wardrobe & attend Flare Magazine’s 30th Anniversary (invitation-only) Gala.

For a little last-minute inspiration watch this 2008 video of last year’s winner, Rhonda McJannet from White Rock, BC:


The Shopping Channel launches Piccini Footwear

New shoes = happiness.

When the seasons change, all us ladies are given a great reason to shop for new shoes. And our Fashion Buyers have been good enough to bring a brand new footwear collection to The Shopping Channel for the occasion.

Piccini Footwear features chick, sleek designs in embossed leather, patent and hot coloured suede. Step into one of these styles this fall:

For day-time:
Piccini Footwear 
Piccini Metallic Croco Embossed Shoe with Buckle

Available in Black, Brown or Grey

For evening:
Piccini Footwear|
Piccini Sequin Peep Toe with Platform

Available Gold, Silver or Black

And just because they are SO gorgeous:
Piccini Footwear
Piccini Lizard Embossed Shooties

Available in Black or Brown

Flare Fall Fashion Trend Report: the red jacket

Tammy Palmer is Flare Magazine’s Senior Fashion Market Editor and guest trend-spotter on The Shopping Channel.

Pair it with a pencil skirt, pull it over a little black dress. This season’s pull-it-all-together piece is the little red jacket:

Lucian Matis
Lucian Matis Fitted Short Blazer

In red, black or navy

Flare Fall Fashion Trend Report: the dress

Tammy Palmer is Flare Magazine’s Senior Fashion Market Editor and guest trend-spotter on The Shopping Channel.

Welcome the dress into your warbrobe this season. Versatile, easy to wear, fun to accessorize - it’s a key piece every woman needs. Shop the newest in dresses from some of most popular designers:

Lucian Matis Dolman Sleeve Dress

Diane Gilman Silk Chiffon Tunic

Nina Leonard Cowl Neck Dress


The Shopping Channel: Off to Vancouver for Vendor Search 2009!

Hi everyone - if you or someone you know has a product that would be of interest to our customers, get in touch with us to participate in our 2009 Vendor Search event happening on September 14 in Vancouver.   Space is limited, and it’s filling up fast.  For more information visit the Vendor Search 2009 website.

For less than one pro mani, get great nails at home!

We are all about finding products that help women save time, money and make life easier. Our Beauty Buyers have worked with TIPS Nail Care to bring you an amazing Blockbuster Offer - you’ll want to get your hands on for sure. 

TIPS Nail Care

The TIPS 4-Piece Manicure Set includes:

• 2 x TIPS Nail Polish Remover (4oz)
• TIPS Nail Wear Basecoat
• TIPS Nail Polish in your choice of Iced Mocha, Rose Gold, Burnt Berry or Perfect Red

Buy in now, for a limited time, for only $23. Best of all, each product

Add the uniquely-designed TIPS Contour Nail File$12.95) and you have everything you need - right at the tips of your fingers - for the perfect manicure at home. 

TIPS Nail Care


The Shopping Channel welcomes TV guest Forbes Riley

The Shopping Channel is thrilled to have health & fitness expert Forbes Riley presenting our WalkFit Today’s Showstopper. Chances are you’ve seen Forbes in one of her many TV roles - be it as talk show host, TV shopping expert or actress on series such as The Practice, 24 and As the World Turns. Tune in to The Shopping Channel at 10AM, 1PM, 4PM, 7PM & 10PM EST today to watch her live.

Forbes Riley

I’ll be catching up with Forbes in her greenroom after her 1PM show to ask her to share some of her secrets & advice on achieving a balanced, happy & healthy life. As a busy spokesperson, actress and Mom of young twins, I’m sure she’ll have lots of tips to share. Stay tuned!

Your final week to enter our Model for a Day contest!

This is it! The last week to send us your video audition for our Model for a Day contest!

The Shopping Channel viewers will be voting for the winner - and that lucky lady will model during our Dressing for the Season event in November, take home a $2000 wardrobe and attend Flare Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Gala.


Go to: for full details on how to enter. You only have until September 1st!


Your fall project: the clutter-free closet

Slowly but surely, ”Fall Cleaning” is becoming just as popular a notion as “Spring Cleaning”. There is something about the change of seasons that makes us want to dig in, work hard and (pardon the pun) turn over a new leaf. Face it, the days are soon going to get shorter and our time inside longer - there is no better time than fall to reorganize & rejunvinate our indoor space. And no better place to start than our closets!

The Shopping Channel

We’ve collected some tips & tricks from our in-house experts on how to get your closet clutter-free:

- Have extra linens crowding your closets? Try boil-washing and cutting up old towels and sheets to use as rags around the house. Old sheets, in particular, are lint free and can be great for cleaning windows and glass. Using cloth rags is also a more environmental choice for those trying to cut down on their use of disposable paper towels.

- Store seasonal items in breathable clothes bags or space-saving storage bags. For those of you who make frequent trips to the dry cleaners, be sure to remove clothes their plastic bags immediately - it will make for a neater space.

- Donate those work clothes you no longer wear. If your office has gone more business-casual in recent years be sure to always keep one formal business suit for yourself. Choose the most timeless suit from your collection and make sure it still fits. If it needs repairs or alterations, get them done now so you’re not scrambling when that business meeting or job interview crops up!

- If you are hoping to lose weight, or are on the fence about a particular item, store it away for 6-12 months. Put a deadline on those clothes. If you don’t find yourself looking for the item within those 6-12 months, it’s clear you don’t need it and can sell or donate!

- You can even make a dime selling more expensive pieces online or make a friend’s day by giving them that piece they’ve always admired.