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Carmen Marc Valvo's Fashion Plates... DVF Hits the Beach

Carmen Marc Valvo is the latest designer to be headlining a QVC show.

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FASHION PLATES: Carmen Marc Valvo is the latest designer to be headlining a QVC show. But he won’t be hawking one-size-fits-all tops or costume jewelry. The designer has developed Carmen Marc Valvo Home, tableware, serving pieces and decorative items exclusively for QVC. Entering the category is a first for Valvo, who said he entertains frequently in the Hamptons and “really gets obsessive about the food, flowers and matching the napkins to the plates.”

During his April 18 broadcast, he’ll be selling flower-shaped plates, space-saving stackable vases, cottonwood nesting bowls and beaded mosaic pillows, among other items. Somehow selling clothing on QVC didn’t make sense for Valvo, who is known for formfitting, high-end dresses. “What am I supposed to do 1X, 2X, 3X eveningwear?”

COAT OF ARMS: The endless dissection of Michelle Obama’s style is showing no signs of waning. In fact, The Running Center is taking the copy-her-look concept to a whole new level with the debut of M.O.D.A. classes — which stands for Michelle Obama Defined Arms. The hour-long $20 class is geared — you guessed it — toward attaining buff biceps. Owner and head coach Mindy Solkin said she dreamed up the idea after people praised her well-toned triceps with, “You’ve got Michelle Obama arms.”

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