Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Models Prefer Divoreces QVC and Gets Remarried to ...

So whatever happened to Models Prefer? Stacey and her hair curlers haven’t graced the QVC set in a long time! Didn’t that eyebrow pencil have a cult following? Why would the brand just vanish?

Models Prefer and QVC went through a bit of a nasty divorce last year. Models Prefer sued QVC basically for watering down their brand name. Here’s the exact wording for all you lawyerly types:

Filed on 3/21/07: Plaintiffs Stacey and David Schieffelin and Models Prefer Ltd. sued defendant QVC Inc. alleging that QVC coerced the plaintiffs into executing a distribution agreement under which defendant had the exclusive worldwide right to distribute and promote Models Prefer health and beauty products. Plaintiffs further allege that QVC has appropriated the Models Prefer trademark, converted it for their own use and purpose, have decreased the value of the Models Prefer trademark through their actions, and tortiously interfered with plaintiffs' prospective business relations.

However, it looks like they finally settled the lawsuit out of court on 7/17/07. I’m assuming that’s what “NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal of Case by all plaintiffs (Gersten, Eliot)” means. But, even though they settled their differences, QVC and Models Prefer won’t be sleeping in the same bed any time soon!

I checked out the Models Prefer website and they have a full online store, but there’s a big message splashed across the home page: “The online store is now open for United Kingdom and Canada orders!” So they still can’t sell in the United States.

And even though Models Prefer and QVC are officially divorced, Stacey still visits QVC UK regularly! Are they staying together for the children? I don’t understand.

So what’s a red-blooded American gal with thin, shapeless eyebrows supposed to do?!

Turns out Stacey will be back on the air on August 3 … on HSN! She wants to be Your Best Friend, or more specifically, she wants you to buy her new makeup line, ybf. Will it be the same products only a different name? Will the famous eyebrow pencil make an appearance? And, most importantly, will Stacey come out in her curlers????

31 comments:

  1. I bet it's the SOS under a different name--that just makes sense.

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  2. well, I for one can't wait. I hope it's the same.

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  3. Check out hsn.com!!!! http://beauty.hsn.com/ybf-cosmetics_c-bs_a-6031_xc.aspx?o=!TNBS&cm_sp=TN*Beauty*ybf&prev=hp!sf&sf=BS&osf=BS&ccm=BS|3604

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  4. What is it with vendors bolting from the Q ?

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  5. It's not the same. Models Prefer was much better. They changed it alot and it's not good for the "old" customers. I was so happy to find her again on HSN..ordered some things..and sent it right back! The powder had a funny smell and it was like chalk going on your face. Eyebrow pencil..those break or have no lead it in. It's a shame, she lost me as a customer and I'm sure many others too who used her old line.

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    1. I use ybf for awhile on hsn and thru ny office. The best eyebrow pencil and best product appeared in Allure's best products. Sells millions and have a. stock of them.Cannot be without it. Great neutralizing powder and cremes. Super trio concealers and amazing face peimets. So, a huve loss fir qvc!!!

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  6. After reading all these comments I decided NOT tp purchase any ybf items. I loved the MP line and was really upset when she left QVC, but there is nothing we can do. I keep looking for MP, I know its avail. in the UK, but i don't know if they would ship it here, so I just loook for other products that are similar, but I must say that Aquavit Face Primer was the best ever, wish we could get it back the way it was.

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  7. Check out the reviews of YBF's on HSN... product line is not as good as MP.

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  8. Hi,
    I watch QVC in the UK. Stacey's YBF range is quite successful here, perhaps not as successful as the Models Prefer range was, yet.. And yes, she still puts rollers in her hair but now they're larger. She was on last weekend (8/30) doing about 9 shows over three days, and the weirdest thing happened. On Saturday I was watching and she mentioned she'd be back in November. On the Monday when I watched the final show, Pippa (presenter) asked her when she'd be back and she said "not for a very long time...a very long time" and looked really sad. Have discussions with QVC UK gone a little pear-shaped or is something else wrong? If anyone else knows mor, doooo tellll!
    Ciao from ye olde England

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  9. I heard on that on the QVC UK show last Sunday,Aug 30, that Stacey said that she would no longer be on QVC UK. I also heard that she said this on the air. Has anyone heard this or is it just a rumor?

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  10. Hello,
    It's me in England again - I see that Stacey has a new YBF show on November 5th on QVC UK so all must be fine with Stacey and the British QVC. I look forward to it... I need some products urgently now that the weather in England has turned cold and wet. I look so white!
    Ciao from ye olde England!

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  11. Just had a look at QVCUK website - and she's not here on Nov 5th according to that - so it looks as though something serious has happened!

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  12. i just to be able to purchase modles prefer

    no matter where.

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  13. Stacey on QVCUK today.....12/13 in UK.

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  14. I also liked the MP line.I ordered some YBF items from HSN & was also pleased with products...Good pricing.Better than QVC

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  15. I've been using MP Eyebrow pencil for at least 10 years - my desert island product - not sure what to do without it - will have to stay in. QVC has the knack of giving you a great product and then when you are hooked they take it away!!!

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  16. Emaled QVC and asked when ybf will be back and there answer was - it won't! No reason given, seems very odd.

    YBF forum site has a message about new beginings and that more info wil follow but I'm still waiting to find out if and where it will be sold in the future. Would love to know what has been happening but don't suppose we evert will.

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  17. ybf makeup has moved over to hsn.

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  18. Yes, YBF is now on HSN. And the darn primer sold out before I could get some.

    Kansas girl

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  19. ybf cosmetics are now on the ideal world channel in the uk

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  20. As another consumer stated, what's with QVC. First TOVA FOR MEN was chucked. Now, MODELS PREFER.

    Gemini2

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  21. I know this is a while ago now but I must admit I was stunned when Molton Brown stopped selling in the UK, I use to love their TSV's (Today's special values) and the hype they gave some of them was unbelivable and then suddenly nothing, was waiting all November and December for the Christmas one (of that year) and nothing. Like others have said they suck you in then bam, makes you wonder why we bother :)

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  22. WHERE IS BOB BOWERSOX AND WHAT IS HE DOING? HE WAS A BIT OF A STUFFED SHIRT BUT MAYBE HE HAS A NEW JOB AND HAS LIGHTENED UP. mg

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  23. Es ist sehr nice.In diese Informationen über Modell, Modelle und topmodels.If Sie wollen wissen, werden weitere Informationen über die topmodels, besuchen.

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  24. i miss stacey on qvc she was always so full of fun, ideal entertainment after a busy day!

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  25. Well, it seems that QVC and Stacey are well and truly divorced...shame...QVC seem to get on with suppliers for awhile, but then things go wrong...Maybe they should get another beauty expert...see Alison, and just have to turn over..Their loss Stacey, but don't let it be ours...xx

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  26. Stacey has been with HSN for two years now. I've been on waitlist for the eyebrow pencil, but they could not fulfill my order, however her Today's Special (today!) has one, and the kit is an amazing value. Love the yellow neutralizing powder. I liked the M.P. line, but I have tried one of her YBF items thus far (a lipgloss trio) and am very pleased!
    And yep, she's HSN right now in her curlers :-)

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  27. I just received a whole bunch of YBF products today and I must say,... I LOVE IT! As for the person who's complaining that there's no lead in the eyeliner anymore... wow... guess you have some research to do. Lead is so bad to have in your toys or makeup or cosmetics period. It's a step up that there is no lead in them anymore. Research! Research! Research!

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  28. Stacey and ybf have come to QVC UK!
    they launched a tsv on March 30th - http://blogs.qvcuk.com/qgossip/2013/03/stacey-from-ybf-reveals-all-about-whats-coming-up-in-her-tsv.html

    she hasn't been on since the last post on here about her saying "I won't be around for a long time" many years ago!

    they took calls and emails and someone said they missed her for years and Stacey said it was good to be back! someone else emailed in and said they miss Models Prefer a lot! the camera turned to Stacey who said "make up ranges don't last forever and now we've moved on!" or something like that! "ydf have no parabens, ladies we don't need that anymore!"
    she still has big curlers and pencil eyebrows!

    they still do the "ladies sleep over" routine with no make up and start from scratch with the presenter complaining about how she looks on camera and how brave she is :)

    Many premium beauty brands (especially owned by big chains now like Estee Lauder) have been removed from QVC in Europe because its thought to be down market now and ruins the brands reputation! That is why many have gone like Molton Brown, Aveda (a few years ago) and others.

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  29. Love ybf and published in Allure, as best products. Fab eyebrow pencil. Cannot lbe without it. Other stables are neutralizing creme and powder, primer and so on. Great deals on hsn and via nyc office. Adore Stacey and many of her customers found her on hsn. Aleays sells out. Great return policy and so afforable. :))

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