Antthony Originals: July Birthday with HSN
Every summer we celebrate the birth of our country with fireworks, barbecues and time spent with family. It is a special time to remember the sacrifices of the past and look forward to the opportunities of the future. I consider myself blessed, as in July I also celebrate the birthday of HSN. It has been eighteen years now that I have been talking with my ladies via the HSN broadcasts. I’d like to take a moment to share with you my first birthday memory and acknowledge their role in supporting the Antthony brand.
My first HSN birthday was in 1994 and I remember there were huge balloons hanging from the ceiling and giant clothes hanger props on the set. It was a beautiful backdrop for the show and all of the callers were as excited as I was to be part of something so special. It was a thrilling first experience to participate with HSN and host Bobbi Ray Carter in celebrating the network, and I have had similar feelings of excitement each year since.
Anyone who has been following Antthony knows that I have a love and passion for birds. They fascinate me and I have a couple of finches that live at my Los Angeles, California studio that inspire me on a daily basis. Looking back, I remember clearly that the first outfit featured was made of a print covered in birdhouses and birds. Over the years my designs have changed, but the support and encouragement from HSN has never waivered for which I am truly grateful.
As you wave your flags and cheer at the parades that pass by this month, I hope you will also remember that HSN and Antthony want you to look your best. That is why we are here, and we will be celebrating along with you for many more years to come. Happy Birthday, HSN!