Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The Kirks Folly fans are in open revolt over the bare bones set during their most recent visit to QVC. If you aren't familiar with Kirks Folly, in a nutshell, it's a line of costume jewelry and accessories that revolves around faries and magic.
Kirks Folly is known for its over-the-top fairyland sets with costumed actors--faries, Captain Jack the pirate, those half-nekkid men in the picture (I have no idea what's going on there!) It's like a costume drama that sells stuff.
With no fairy dust, the shows just weren't the same.
Here's what Kirks Folly FairyGodmother, Jenniefer, had to say about the controversy:
Kirks Folly Sets and Magic
Let me start by telling you that we are as unhappy as you are about these sets. Qvc has rebuilt all their sets and they want to keep a uniform feeling and branding of Qvc. I am fighting very hard to get our magical forest back but it feels like I am fighting City Hall!!!
We have always presented magical backgrounds and we feel pretty naked out there without our enchanted home. Trust me, this has nothing to do with us-we are dying to get our sparkle back.
We have also been approved for 3 shows and a live audience for our Anniversary in late April-however, we have to wait for the show schedule to come out to get an actual date and to make sure the studio audience set is free-so, we are working very hard to make it all happen When we get a date for the show and the live audience we will put together a Fairy Gathering at our hotel in West Chester with our usual cast of characters!!!
FairyGodmother is in there working for you girls.
I will get back to you if there is someone you can contact about the set situation.
Hmmm ... does QVC need to shed their Fairyland skin in order to move forward and be relevant today or are they taking away all the camp and charm that made them who they are? I suppose the bottom line will ultimately decide the fate of this fairytale.
Be sure to check out these old photos from past Kirks Folly shows. You'll see some old familiar faces!