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      The Bibi jewellery woman has me switching off, her accent and appearance screams tacky to me, reminds me of the character in "only fools and horses", Marlene?
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      Her one redeeming feature is that she has a sense of humour and can laugh at herself.

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      It's different strokes for different folks with accents. An accent may give one viewer the pip, but be a welcome accent to another. I don't hold an accent against anyone. I get far more annoyed by what the presenters and guests are saying than by how they are saying it.

      That said, QVC are trying to have it both ways. They are clearly going after a more upmarket feel with the brands and price points they are selling, but then they are selecting presenters for the products who do not convey an upmarket image themselves. Does a more "posh" customer identify with Abby Horne selling a very expensive Dyson hairdryer? I suppose QVC believe that they will do, as she has successfully sold high-ticket tech items like Wiis in the past. The fact she is still selling the Dyson bears out QVC's faith in her.

      A number of the regular guests are of a recognisable type for anyone who has ever visited an Ideal Home exhibition, or seen demonstrations in a department store. They have to be able to regurgitate the same spiel consistently day after day, and sell the product relentlessly. I've seen one or two product demonstrators from QVC gracing department stores around London, all miked up and on a little stand demonstrating irons, food choppers and the like.

      With other guests who are not generic in-house guests, like Maxine, I like that there are still some people fronting up brands on QVC who actually have invested in the brand themselves. Over time we are seeing fewer and fewer brand owners from overseas on our screens and it's one of the ways the fun has leached out of watching QVC for me. I enjoyed watching Suharti, and also Mehmet from Ottoman Silver. I liked Carolyn from South Western Silver. Funny, I used to watch a lot of the jewellery shows, without buying anything. There were loads and loads of really entertaining guests from the US and a crackers guy from Canada (something Sigel) for jewellery.
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      You've hit the nail on the head MML ! The early years of QVC did have the actual product vendors in the studio to sell their wares - yes, the mad Suharti with her strangled English and outrageous headdresses, the Russian lady who created Indigo Moon, the American who brought us some of his wonderful gift bags (I bought a selection that lit up !),- it was a time when Q was worth watching. Now we get the awful Pie Company, Jill Gaunt, Pound shop stylists, and the dreadful Andi Peters !!

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      What happened to Dreamkeeper?The American woman who blew glitter sorry Fairydustall over the place!(bet everyone loved that when they couldn’t get rid of it for days)& her daughter with the clothes.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
      The Bibi jewellery woman has me switching off, her accent and appearance screams tacky to me, reminds me of the character in "only fools and horses", Marlene?
      Maxine has ‘grown’ on me.She always seems to be grovelling inches from the table.I want to pull her up,sweep back the hair & peel off the eyelashes.Proper Essex girl—-sorry to those in the South East who are nothing like our Maxine!!
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      well i am from east london / essex and have a cockney accent it is what it is
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      Maxine to me sounds like a North West London lass - I'm one myself

      I love a regional accent, received pronunciation doesn't half get boring

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      Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
      The Bibi jewellery woman has me switching off, her accent and appearance screams tacky to me, reminds me of the character in "only fools and horses", Marlene?
      I simply cannot watch (or rather listen to) her. It's not her accent but her voice. All I hear is "Wa wa wa wa wa".

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      Quote Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
      What happened to Dreamkeeper?The American woman who blew glitter sorry Fairydustall over the place!(bet everyone loved that when they couldn’t get rid of it for days)& her daughter with the clothes.
      Jenifer Kirk (Kirks Folly) I think retired, and her daughter's Dreamkeeper collection became less jackets and kimonos, and more scarves and wraps.

      I still own a lot of the brand jackets/ponchos/kimonos , particularly the early jackets with beading which have a 1920's vibe and they always attract compliments. Honestly ? I'd be hard pushed to buy anything similar now without paying a lot of money, so am glad I held on to them all. I don't keep them for 'cruises' either, but wear them with summer maxi's (old hippy that I am !)

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