Real Housewives of New York Cast Blogs Blogged by Namaste
“There Is Definitely Smoke And Mirrors”
It would appear that Bethenny has given up on her short and sweet blogs and now gives us a mini novella. She shares that she is relieved that she didn’t cry or rip anyone a new one in this particular episode and takes that as a win. She tells us she loves Sonja and believes that some of the other ladies have a malicious disingenuous side and Sonja is none of that. I’m not so sure about that. There is nothing “genuine” about Sonja. She is all Smoke and Mirrors to me! Bethenny continues to tell us how much she loves Sonja especially at their lunch where Sonja said she only “swallows” if the guy has a black AMEX. Doesn’t that make her a hooker?
I didn’t want to give unsolicited advice, and, this season, I walk a slippery slope. I’m damned if I do anything in the way of business advice. Whether it’s positive or negative advice, it will appear that I’m better than and an expert, and that’s simply not how I view myself. I have a lot of experience: I’m in the trenches, and I keep learning and making mistakes every day. Sonja doesn’t have that experience, and, for her to succeed, she needs to get focused and start absorbing more information (that’s how I learned– mouth shut and ears open). Business is hard, and she needs to learn what it really takes to focus on one thing and see it to the finish line. “Accessible luxury” is a start. And–no–she doesn’t owe me a car.
B does have a lot more business experience than a lot of the ladies. I would say Bethenny, and Heather actually created and run successful businesses. Sonja would be a follow to ignore their advice…and yet, who are we talking about?
As for her fashion meeting, I think she front-loaded that staff for effect. I will bet everything that I hope to be that not one of those people is on salary. I happen to have an international brand and barely have that many people with those fancy titles, so there is definitely smoke and mirrors there.
It really was ridiculous and sad. Bethenny says she wants Sonja to succeed, but I think Sonja is her own worst enemy. She has some really great ideas and I always love her style, but she will not allow anyone to “manage” her into fruition. I don’t think we will ever see Sonja’s clothing line in Macy’s, Dillards, Nordstrom or TJ Maxx anytime soon. I still wish I had a fucking toaster oven. It’s 88 degrees and my kid heats up the whole kitchen to make his 30 pizza roles.
The night out at World Bar was a little grating, and I was glad to not be there, getting myself in trouble. The yammering on from Ramona about Sonja not saying hi was reminiscent of past seasons–hashing and rehashing something completely inconsequential to fill up the airwaves. Check please.
It’s not fair that B gets to skip out on that Tom Foolery, yet I was subjected to it in my home! NOT FAIR! Bethenny addresses John and his “touchy-feely” ways by saying:
If he were 6′ 2″ and chiseled, no one would care. It really isn’t that big of a deal. There are a lot of guys who have a cocktail and don’t understand personal space. There are women in our group who have this issue, too. His girlfriend was two feet away.
Yup. Dorinda was in slapping distance and wasn’t bothered by. He is a flirtatious guy. Big deal. I have a feeling if he was really stepping out on our Dorinda, she would step all over him in a pair nice stilettos.
While I wouldn’t want my boyfriend behaving like that, and while he may not be ultimately right for Dorinda, she knows who he is, and I don’t think it is a massive big deal. A little icky? Yes. World Bar World War 3?
Hmmm, it is weird though cause wasn’t Mario a big flirt? Kinda makes you think.
“John’s Hands Got A Little Too Friendly”
Well, it’s confirmed. We have moved on to the very detailed blogs. Dear Ladies, Noone wants to read your every thought about each episode. I wish to read every thought that my lovely ladies here on Lynn’s Place want to share, but as for you gals, please keep it brief! As for you Kristen, you are a snooze fest this year. You really have nothing to write about!
Kristen pretends to cheer on Bethenny for attempting to talk some sense into Sonja. We have all seen and heard Sonja drinking her own kool aid.
Lu and Dorinda’s pedicure…I love Dorinda’s attitude. She doesn’t care that John was out without her. He probably invited her along, she didn’t care to go. Dorinda has been through so much in her life, she knows not to sweat the small stuff. “Who cares?” as my nanny would say, LOL 🙂
I think Dorinda is a big girl and can take care of herself. How she and John choose to carry on their relationship is totally up to them.
It’s sweet that Sonja decided to plan a trip to Atlantic City for Ramona‘s birthday. It seems like Sonja has turned over a new leaf and is being more sensitive and supportive of Ramona. Thank goodness! AC seems like a perfect getaway to help take her mind off things! Ramona, did you say that “all the girls have not been supportive of Sonja”?! PLEASE! You feel the exact same way we do: concerned for Sonja and confused.
Do we all honestly believe that Sonja out of the goodness of her heart decided to plan a getaway for Ramona or is this a Bravo manufactured trip? Me thinks Bravo is involved. Lol.
I started a blog about a year ago. I think when you go from stay-at-home mommy, who does modeling gigs every now and again, to mommy with kids at school, your life shifts gears dramatically. It comes so fast. It’s just you at home with all of this free time. One can only exercise so much, right?
Well, good for her! When I went from full-time working mom to full-time stay at home mom, everything changed. I craved human contact. I would talk to anyone and everyone that made eye contact which prob made me super creepy. I finally started doing research work from home which kept me busy and allowed me the freedom to work from home. Kristen writes several paragraphs about her life as a model. I am bored about that topic and will tell you that I was never a model. I am 5’3 inches tall and have always had “curves”. Those model agents in the mall were not stopping me.
Sonja’s showroom with Bethenny…Wow this whole thing is just so uncomfortable for me. Are you having a hard time watching this? Poor Bethenny is trying to be nice, even for her…you can tell she is uncomfortable. Sonja even seems somewhat hesitant. Is it me our do all of her “partners” seem like paid actors? No one has answers, there is not an article of clothing anywhere to be found, only lots of pretty sketches. “We are in talks with retailers, but we can’t confirm any.” And the line launches in like two months, but they aren’t allowed to disclose any other information? “But know we have the best relationships in the industry.” What does that even mean? Is this normal? I don’t know a ton about fashion retail distribution, but my instincts tell me they have a lot of work ahead of them.
YES! These people did seem like paid (or unpaid actors; maybe interns?). How do you sell a clothing line to nonexistent retailers or retailers that are in the witness protection program?
As for Dorinda’s plan to get all the couples together at World Bar…
Ramona was really overly sensitive about Sonja not going over to her. Sonja was drinking and with her boy! I mean, “young man,” and Ramona should not be stressing it and just let Sonja do Sonja and her boy, er, I mean her young man, right?
Ramona has always expected everyone to drop everything and fuss over her when they see her…Sonja is like this too, no? It’s just weird to be friend with people that are that needy! Thank God Sonja and Ramona never had more than one child. There is no way they could have shared the spotlight with too many kids.
I am happy to see that Lu and Carole spoke about the whole “Adam” thing. It seems like all is OK? If two people broke up more than a year ago, shouldn’t it be OK to starting dating again? Even if the new person is a friend of the ex’s aunt? Why not?
Really Kristen? I have read some of Lu’s nasty tweets about Carole recently and I don’t think this is OK by mile. Lu still believes she “owns” Adam. Perhaps she peed on him at some point and claimed him for herself. Who knows. Could someone get her a copy of the 13th Amendment?
Sonja and I dancing with John…LOL! The party was over, a lot of the ladies were headed home, Josh and I ended up staying a bit longer. The music was turned up, and we all had a bunch to drink and were just having playful fun. Josh was sitting right behind John and was laughing watching John trying to get the party started and getting his “extra friendly” on. Sonja and John started dancing, and he pulled me in to dance with them, so we were all having fun, and then John’s hands got a little too friendly and that was a cue that it was time for me to exit…it felt very deja vu from a night last year with Aviva’s dad
First, let me say this, I would not allow Sonja within arm’s length of my husband. These women are fools if they allow that tramp near their significant others because Sonja has no boundaries AND is an attention whore. Kristen participated to be playful at first and when it got uncomfy (or the ick factor rose) she stepped out. All is good.
“I’m Obviously A Glutton For Punishment”
Heather tells us she is a “team player” and if by that she means, “team leader” than I agree. Heather is a strong business woman and I imagine it is difficult to be around someone as delusional as Sonja. I am not a strong business woman and I find it incredibly difficult to WATCH Sonja so I can relate.
I have been down Sonja “Sexy J” Morgan’s rabbit hole before: spending valuable time, energy, and favors on her pursuits, unfortunately, to no end. I was not at the lunch Sonja referred to saying the girls haven’t been supporting her, nor was I picking on her at this event. I was simply not in the know that Sonja had sourced a group to back a fashion endeavor, hiring freelance consultants and a designer to pull a collection together. And I was surprised to learn from Bethenny that she had. I was interested to learn more about it and lend whatever I potentially could. But, ‘The Countess’ boomed in and, as the case often goes, things flew off the rails. And it’s frustrating.
And you’ll have that when dealing with Sonja. It still baffles me that Sonja wouldn’t go to Heather for real advice if she truly wanted to start this fashion line with hopes of it being successful. Heather compliments Bethenny on her delivery of solid advice to Sonja and questioning the timelines, vendors and supply and demand issues. But, to no avail, Sonja has no worries and popped the champagne. Maybe Sonja is a wizard and will pull all this together in her closet, but I am still waiting for my fucking toaster oven (yes, I will continue to bitch about that every week).
But back to Sonja…please, dear, if you are going to call me out on anything, please let it be that I’m an obvious glutton for punishment! Why do I even care?! Having worked in the industry for over 25 years and launching my own successful brand Yummie by Heather Thomson, I’ve been around the block enough at this point to offer valuable knowledge to someone just starting out. And I’ve always been eager to help Sonja, so I would have thought she would have wanted to hear my thoughts on her new venture?
And Heather is right on here. She has a successful brand under her belt (literally) and it would make sense to seek advice from her, but Sonja doesn’t want advice. She wants yes-men and that ain’t Heather. Heather continues by saying she wants Sonja to succeed, but as a group they have watched her many pursuits fall flat. Heather is still rooting for that Nigerian Football team…would it be soccer or American football I wonder? I wonder if she will design there uniforms and be the Color Announcer like Clairee in Steel Magnolias.
What’s real, or not so real, is that spring has sprung, and so have Ramona’s boobers! And a visit to any retailer, or even a website–where one’s spring 2015 collection would potentially live in all of its glory–may lead one to think not much has changed, but it’s a journey nonetheless.
WTF does that all mean? Is she talking about good push-up bras?
“What’s A Party Without A Little Drama”
Just so everyone knows, Sonja’s blog was 2051 words long. Yes, 2051. Let that sink in. When it takes that many words to explain your DELUSIONAL decisions, you have a problem. She babbles on about how she doesn’t know if she is happy or sad about her lunch with Bethenny cause, get this, she doesn’t feel Bethenny is really able to understand her business. Holy FUCK! Sometimes, when you are with a group and one person says, the grass is green and your thinking its blue…then someone else in the group mentions the green grass. Oh, and then another person joins the group and they compliment the grower of the green grass. I’m thinking it’s time for you to stop believing the grass is blue. Does this make any sense? I was just trying to distract you from Edie (Grey Gardens). Sonja then goes on to say the reason why B doesn’t truly guzzle the Kool aid is because she is newly single, going through a divorce, raising a daughter and running a successful business. Yes, she said B was going through all those things WHILE running her multi-million dollar business. And yet, Sonja is not gonna take her advice. I totally get this. NOT. Delusional Grey Gardens Sonja then schools us all in property sales. Does she forget that we all know the house in France was sold off by a 3rd party to help pay her debt? She tries to tell us the only reason you sell is to go bigger…or pay off debt. She totally forgot to mention that but I expect she will in next week’s novel so let’s all be on the lookout.
After Heather helped me with the toaster oven shoot to make a box, I got a lot of information from the luxury department store executives that told me I needed guidance from a real branding expert. They were impressed I didn’t come in empty handed (I designed and built a fabulous toaster oven), but they pointed out that I was a fashion brand at heart and center. It’s an international brand in image. Starting with toasters was not a good idea. Down the road. Not first. So I took the advice and started my jewelry, fashion, and perfume ventures based on a solid business plan. It takes years to build a fashion collection. I have been involved and hands on every step of the way from design to marketing. My investors are the distribution experts. They have done it for decades.
Praise be to Jesus. I now know my toaster oven is sitting in a warehouse somewhere waiting for Sonja to finish her fashion collection. I am beyond relieved cause when that line is launched this spring (wait, are we 2 months into spring already) then I will be able to get that damn toaster oven. Forgive me while I take a break from this.
OK, I am back. Sonja tells us the meeting was “uncomfy”. Sonja tells us her team (ie intern/actors) did a great. Gaurav (what?) who was playing CEO spent 3 months on this. Really? He prepped 3 whole months to prepare to pretend to be a CEO?
Bethenny has made a wonderful name for herself in the alcohol industry and now with all her new licensing deals, but she doesn’t reeeeally know fashion. I went to The Fashion Institute of Technology for my bachelor’s degree in marketing, have been ensconced in the fashion world inside and out my whole life. Since a young girl, it has driven me and taken me the places I know. As a young model, I lived in Paris and Milan. My brand is an international lifestyle brand, because there are international influences in my designs, and because you can’t have Sonja Morgan without having international.
I don’t think you have to “reeeeally” know fashion to know that the Sonja International Fashion Brand is a work of fiction. B would have to be living in a home filled with unicorns to not see this fiction. As for Sonja living in Milan and Paris, I have traveled to Moscow but that doesn’t qualify me to make Matryoshka dolls (stacking dolls). Sonja thinks if B was a real friend she would just support her. Like buy into her fairytale and ride off to fashion week on their unicorns.
Keeping secrets from friends is never good, and those things always end up coming out anyway. Look what happened to Lu and I last year when she hid the fact she and Jacques were having trouble. I didn’t realize she was sensitive and going through the trauma of separation. I felt terrible about being left out but even more terrible for Lu. I knew that day was coming and warned her, but it doesn’t take away the pain. I’m looking forward to the next best guy for Luann. I’m sure he isn’t far from now.
OK, this situation in no way relates to Luann knowing sharing personal info with Sonja is asking for a blistering headache. This is again Sonja finding a way to relate or insert herself into a situation. Can I say that I wish Sonja had a ghostwriter handle her blog? Noone is gonna accuse anyone but Sonja of writing this drivle. I see her sitting on one of her threadbare chaises and dictating this to one of 3 interns her are waiting on her. One is refilling her glass with Skinnygirl cause Sonja KNOWS a good thing. Another is painting Sonja’s toenails fire engine red and the third sits across from Sonja Indian style with the laptop balanced on their legs while Sonja blathers on and on. The interns rotate every 2 hours so that the one typing doesn’t cramp.
Honestly, Luann and Heather, you wish that I would have invited you to see my designs boards? I thought that you both washed your hands of all of my business deals? That’s what you said! Bethenny asked about my business, and we agreed it would be good for her to meet my investors. She wanted to get a feel, and tell me what she thinks. I swear with these women you could bend over backwards and still not make them happy. They ask questions, and then twist my words and get me all flustered instead of being supportive well-wishers with constructive criticism.
Bethenny offered Sonja constructive criticism and Sonja didn’t take it. She criticized B’s knowledge of the fashion industry. Again, Sonja wants people who drink the koolaid.
I wish that Ramona had not made that hello such a big deal! I would never mean to snub Ramona. I just honestly did not see her. But I know that she’s going through an emotional time, so I’ll give her a pass. She sees me coming off of my speed bump and may feel I will leave her. Never!
Oh you two morons made the hello so very ridiculous. Who behaves like that? I will tell you; attention seeking whores.
Everyone tune in next week to see a great weekend in Atlantic City at The Borgata Hotel and Casino. I have friends in high places there! It will be beautiful to see the luxury. Keep watching to see if I really am delusional or if I can make my fashion dreams come true!
Wait a gosh darn minute! Has Sonja been reading my blog? She just mentioned being delusional and its all I can think about when she shows up on my tv.
P.S. My fashion and jewelry collection is for sale here. Check out the preview page first.
Now you all know I remove links from the blogs, BUT this one, I am leaving here! Go check out the preview page Now, everything is available for PREORDER only. There is nothing in stock (hmmm, She by Sheree’?”) The prices are reasonable for pretend clothes though (not anything I would buy cause I shop at JC Penney, Kohls, Macy’s and Target).
“John Went Home Again…Solo”
Dorinda does what I love best; she made a top 10 list! Let’s break it down.
- Lady Morganreferencing the Black Card like a madam at an escort service.
Ain’t nothin’ “Lady” about Sonja.
- Bethenny going to a business meeting disaster at what appears to be the UN where silence is golden.
Perfect. Just perfect.
- The Ramonacoastergoing from a sip of green juice to a glass of pinot in 60 seconds.
I always love a good reference to Ramonacoaster. We see how Ramona is able to go from 0-60 in one teeny tiny sip.
- Carole letting Kristen know about her new beau and Kristen seeing a little taboo in it.
I don’t think Kristen saw it as “taboo” but since she is in a traditional marriage, I am sure Carole’s dating situation is odd.
- Luannand I doing some good mani-pedi talk about men and vaginas….totally normal.
I have mani-pedis all the time and never talk about my girly bits at the salon.
- Hannah acting like the only adult in the show and actually giving me great advice.
Hannah reminds me of Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter on OC. We all need a voice of reason and I think Hannah just might be it. I also think she is right on when it comes to John. Keep your distance Hannah. John is not sticking around for the long haul so why bother trying to be his “friend”.
- Kristen flashing SoHo like the hottest crazy person in Manhattan.
Argh. This reminded me of Jelly-Bean-Kelly. Enough said.
- Heather and Luann going after Sonja like it’s The Inquisition.
There just comes a point with some people where you choose to close the door. These ladies need to just accept that NO ONE is gonna change Sonja.
- Frick & Frack (Sonja & Ramona) barking at each other….again……like they do.
Barking is a great analogy for what those two morons were doing.
- Carole fessing up to Luann about “what’s cooking” in her kitchen these days.
Still don’t get this. Luann doesn’t OWN Adam.
And then poor Dorinda must address her beau, John. She is totally aware that John is “touchy-feely”. We already know he is a fan of PDA. Dorinda admits she was pissed. She goes on to say that his behavior is not uncommon nor is she the jealous type. She knows his behavior is like bringing lighter fluid to the bonfire.
Sonja was very comfortable and played into the friskiness. What a surprise. Kristen wasn’t sure what she got herself into. At first she played along, and…I must say…she was quite comfy with John, but then it just went too far, and she had to escape like a gazelle running away from a big hungry lion. You know, how they do on the Discovery Channel. Yech…embarrassing.
Well, yes Sonja enjoyed it. Even though Sonja was there with her toddler (or had she put him to bed yet?) she was happily flirting and “grinding” on another man. My reaction would have been similar to Kristen’s although I prob would have bolted as soon as he began touching me.
I am sure there is going to be lots said about this, so I’m preparing myself. Two things are certain: John went home solo…again…and Ramona will apparently get down anywhere.
I think John has a lot of solo nights.
“The Whole Situation Is Really Sketchy”
Luann said this is the episode of the clashes. She tells us Bethenny is a successful business woman and she noted that B stopped herself from giving out unsolicited business advice to Sonja. Lu says she loves Sonja, but she basically sets herself up for the other ladies to roll their eyes at her endeavors.
Bethenny asked simple, straightforward questions, the same questions Heather and I have asked. They’re all fair questions! She wasn’t being “bitchy” with Sonja and her team; she was being honest, real, and a businesswoman. Heather and I have been honest with Sonja in the past, and that’s precisely why she cut us out of meetings and the discussion altogether. Now that Bethenny’s chimed in, her opinion might be tossed out with the rest of ours.
Sonja does not want real advice. She wants sheep who will agree with her. That is why she has so many interns. Are those interns paid? Do I need to get Sonja a copy of the 13th Amendment, too?
I knew all about this before Carole actually came to me and told me herself. Of course, my niece had filled me in, because she was very upset. How would you react to hearing about someone you’d broken up with and still care about having a fling with your aunt’s 50-something-year-old friend? It was pretty “scandalous” amongst the group, which is why Heather and Kristen –Carole’s dearest pals–reacted the way they did. They all knew it was taboo at the very least. Look, I understand 20-somethings are nice to have around, I have 20-year-old children! The larger issue is this: This guy was my niece’s ex-boyfriend, and they were still “seeing each other,” probably unknown to Carole. She recklessly put me in a very awkward position with my family! And you watched her say it this episode: She didn’t care! Not about my niece, not about me and what I faced with my family. I did my best to gracefully end the conversation so as to not add to the embarrassing situation by saying, “We’ll figure it out.” We obviously didn’t see things the same way. And still don’t! Look, I want Carole to be happy–of course I do–but at what expense?
OK, so I guess we all know Lu’s side now. But this just seems like a teenage love triangle to me. I hope Lu’s niece sees that Adam is not the “catch” she thought he was. If he was seeing the niece and Carole at the same time, then he is kinda a snake and she should be glad he is not in HER bed. Let Carole have her playtoy and be done with him.
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