Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. As I’m one of the newbies here I wanted to share with you how it’s been finding my feet and getting used to my dream job! Now, it’s only been a month since I started here at QVC and trust me it’s been a whirlwind. After a vigorous training process the bosses finally let me on air and I’m getting to know all the fabulous brands we stock here. As some of you may know my first love is fashion. I love encouraging women to experiment with styling and show them how they can have fun with fashion to bring out their confidence. I do this by sharing style tips and tricks on my social media platforms and so if you ever need some styling guidance feel free to give me a follow on Instagram @AnnalieseDayes.
My QVC journey actually started out on the Style channel where I was (ever so briefly) a guest presenter. This is where I got the taste for the job at hand. It was and still is, so exciting; the rush of live TV, knowing that this is your one moment to share your expertise. This is also when I realised that QVC stocks fashionable brands that cater for everyone! I must admit my initial perception was that QVC was a little dated and only sold fuddy duddy clothing that would never appeal to someone like me, but I was so wrong! Some of my favourites have to be WULI:LUU by Gok Wan, he really know how to dress women to make them feel like their best selves. Ruth Langsford, who puts some much work into her collections and Frank Usher and his passion for sparkle but honestly the list could go on and on for ever, as you can see from my first QVC Instagram Reel!
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But I also wanted to show you this Denim & Co. Sherpa fleece, long sleeve coat with hood (186882). It’s our Today’s Special Value offer this coming Friday 10th September. It’s got great deep pockets for snacks, an easy to use zip and a hood that actually covers my whole Afro! My favourite thing about this coat has got to be the checked lining which adds a nice pop of colour. I’ve styled it with this Ruth Langsford denim shirt, Diane Gilman boot cut jeans and these Dune Purla biker boots for a 70s inspired look. Now, I don’t actually have a garden, but I definitely aspire to have one, one day and I fully channelled this in my photo shoot!
As if starting a fabulous new job wasn’t enough for 2021, I also got engaged in April and moved house in August! So, I’m juggling lots of things, planning a fabulous London wedding and simultaneously making my new house a home. This new job at QVC couldn’t have come at a better time. My bridesmaids’ gifts, Diamonique, check! And let’s just say I am constantly browsing the home and kitchen sections for ideas and inspiration. The fiancé is definitely concerned about the number of packages arriving on a daily basis, but I just keep telling him it’s all research for the new job! (I’m not quite sure if he’s buying it though!)
Something I’m definitely buying into in the new app from QVC, Qurio. It’s basically a community for QVC shoppers who enjoy sharing tips, stories and inspiration about the products they love. If you’re interested in a specific product, it’s definitely worth checking out the Qurio app to find out what real shoppers are saying. We want to encourage honesty, positivity and diversity and inclusivity. You can share and upload photos and videos and discuss your real experiences with QVC products. It’s a place to make friends and connect with likeminded individuals in a safe space. Don’t be shy, Qurio is for everyone, so give it a go by downloading the app.
It’s a busy time at the Q and I’m still getting used to knowing what cameras to look at, but I’m loving every minute of it. I’ll be presenting my first ever Morning Show and Lunchtime show this week, so bear with me, wish me luck and I’ll see you there.
Remember you can keep up to date with me by following me on Instagram @Annaliese Dayes
Have a lovely week!