Real Housewives of New York glamour puss Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is coming to Philadelphia next month to host Stilettos & Sneakers. The event is a “celebrity shoe auction” and dinner that benefits the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, the local nonprofit that “encourages local students to engage in philanthropy on a local level.”
The strangest thing about “Real Housewives” — after the fact that we watch it, we watch it so hard — is that the franchise never set up shop here since debuting in 2006. For a show that lives and dies by its batshit quotient, you’d think they would have made Philadelphia home years ago.
That, however, might be about to change: As the Daily News’ Jenice Armstrong reports, producer Princess Ann Banton-Lofters — creator of the series’ gold-standard Atlanta version — has been in town scouting, for lack of a better word, talent.
Presumably, Bravo is poking around the Main Line and Rittenhouse for their usual mix of old money, new money and hopefully-results-in-jail-time money.
But that would be a mistake.
This week’s Real Housewives of New York City fashion recap is coming to you a few days late. This is because Bravo inexplicably started making viewers pay for new episodes online or enter their “cable provider credentials,” which naturally I do not know. (I even engaged in an IM chat with a Comcast customer service representative to figure out my login password! This is what I do for you!) But I say better late than never, so let’s dig in!
Let’s press pause on our Philly shopping coverage for a moment and bask in the fabulousness that is week two of the Real Housewives of New York. To sum it all up: Carole does not think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but she does like very tall gladiator heels; Legz has never met a button-up she didn’t like; Heather is still trying to recapture her glory days of working at Bad Boy via very large hoop earrings; Sonja wears a bathing suit; Kristen wears her birthday suit; and Ramona wears a cute dress that is shockingly not ruched or satin. Let the fashion recapping begin!
I’m a self-professed Real Housewives freak. I’ll watch every single episode, every single season, every single city, even Atlanta. (Okay, I don’t watch Miami. No one watches Miami.) It never gets old. The fighting, the one-liner intros, the digs, and the cray-cray fashion. The Real Housewives of New York kicked off its sixth season last night, and it started in fabulous fashion. So let’s recap all the looks from the episode, shall we? It will be fun. There will be sequins! And fake legs! So let’s get started with the most important outfit of the season, as it’s shown a million times and will live forever in infamy: the intro outfit. Let’s do this! (A quick note: You might want to view these in full-screen mode to see the crazy in full effect.)