Wendy Williams debuts new clothing collection LIVE on HSN
|Wendy Williams and HSN host Coleen Lopez Photo credit Tim Boyles for Getty Images
comedian and author Wendy Williams debuted her new clothing line the “Wendy
Williams Collection” LIVE on HSN this past weekend and it was a huge
success, almost everything in the collection sold out. We caught up with Wendy
at the HSN headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida after the first of two shows
that she was doing that day and asked her a few questions about the big debut,
check it out:
1-What made you decide to team up with HSN for your clothing collection?
About a year ago we got together (HSN and I), I flew to Tampa and then after
that I started working with my New York manufacturers. The inspiration for the
collection was my own wardrobe and also my Wendy followers. I never thought
that what I wear on my show was so important to my followers. My clothes became
like my co-star, people are very interested in what I wear on the show.
Everything in the collection is under $100 dollars. I don’t like to spend a lot
of money on clothes, I rather spend that money on a good handbag, shoes or
accessories…on diamonds, I love diamonds.
2-What is your favorite piece from the collection?
My wrap dress because it is timeless and ageless. I have been wearing wrap
dresses since I was 21 years old when I got my first radio job out of college.
I still have it after all this years because it is timeless. It’s easy to wear
and anyone can wear it. I wore it when I was 21, now that I am 50 I can
still wear one and my mother who is 80 years old can wear one. A good wrap
dress can take you from a funeral, to a party, to the office, it is that
3-We love that your collection has plus sizes, how important it is for you
to cater to the plus size market?
It was very important. I wanted to make sure that the line was good for
everyone from a size XS to a 3x and that was difficult, to find something that
looked good on everyone. I didn’t want to just put my name on it and say here
is a size 3x, I wanted for it to look good. The fabrics were important and the
amount of stretch was also important.
4-What can we expect in the future from the Wendy Williams Collection?
I just previewed my holiday collection and it is fabulous, you can expect a lot
of sequins, feathers and brocade. I want to continue to do this line
5-We always end our interviews by asking our guest for their favorite
quote or for some words of wisdom, what is yours?
“The bigger the hair the smaller the hips” and lead with a smile.
|Wendy Williams at HSN photo credit Tim Boyles for Getty Images
Wendy Williams debuting her clothing line on HSN
Photo credit Tim Boyles for Getty Images
Check out some of our favorite looks from the collection below.