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- Heidi models many pieces from her collection
- Heid decides which jewelry she'll wear.
- The much coveted neon jewel inlaid cuff.
- Wildlife pieces that are currently available on QVC
- Earrings from the upcoming collection -- available in clip and pierced styles.
- Necklaces from the upcoming May QVC collection.
- These will be available in May
- The Butterfly earrings
Heidi Klum arrived in New York yesterday to promote her latest jewelry line for QVC and her just announced partnership with Babies 'R' Us, but not without a couple bumps in the road. Though the super model arrived for lunch at the Hudson Hotel's penthouse looking beyond gorgeous, it turns out someone abscond with her luggage at the airport. Luckily for her, one of the benefits of being friends with Michael Kors is that his company totally looks out for you. They immediately messengered a new dress to her hotel room. As for accessories, the TV host was conveniently headed to a luncheon for her latest Wildlife jewelry collection for QVC collection, so she simply styled herself.
Which brings us to Heidi's latest Wildlife collection, the reason we were hanging out with Heidi in the first place. Due out May 17th, the line is fun—it's her third one for QVC. While Heidi, like any good mother, wouldn't fess up to having favorite pieces, some of the ones which she specifically pointed out included large statement necklaces, colorful gem encrusted bracelets, neon and rhinestone watches, and a pair of earrings which look like the two halves of a butterfly's wings (We know what you're thinking about the wings, but they actually looked good on). As for the guests, everyone at our table went gaga over a solid black metal cuff which was inlaid with bright neon stones—as well as a gold version of the same piece made with white stones.
Heidi is obviously very involved with her collections. She has creative control and told us that she designs jewelry at home every Saturday morning. Although Heidi designs for herself and her own tastes, she said that she does try to take into consideration what will fit into her customers' lifestyles. This can create a dilemma since Heidi's own tastes tend to be very fashion forward. "I like to make things that stand out...I don't like to make things that you've seen before." She hinted that every once in a while a discussion will ensue with QVC over whether a particular piece will be too daring. We got the feeling that Heidi tends to win these arguments.
As for Project Runway, Heidi said that as next season is the show's tenth, the producers want to make it "very special." We're not exactly sure what this will entail, but they're casting it right now. While the upcoming season's contestants will not be working with Heidi's QVC collection, there will be a challenge where they'll have to design items for a new collaboration she just announced with Babies 'R' Us.
Heidi candidly shared that the Runway judges sometimes fight more than we actually we see on television, since she tends to reward designers who take chances more than her fellow judges, "Safey and Safey." Despite this, she, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia have a great comradery, which is why she chose not to appear on Project Runway All Stars this year. Heidi explained that while she was open to working on it, the others weren't, so she decided to pass, too. "I wanted it to be all of us. We're a team—I didn't want to be the only one."