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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ramona in Newport

Pic/Tweet from Ramona.

Pulling into the dock and will play on grass courts again in Newport

Kim,Sheree,Kandi and Phaedra at dinner

Pic./Tweet from Kim. She is at dinner with Phaedra-RHODC,Sheree and Kandi.

At dinner w/ @IamSheree @Kandi @PhaedraParks @World_of_TK @sweetieHughes soooo fun!!

Alex and Simon talk to A.M. NY

Article from

Photo: Deidre Schoo

By Perrie Samotin
Brooklynites Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen often are considered two of the more levelheaded — and clothes conscious — cast members of Bravo’s reality juggernaut “The Real Housewives of New York.”

We caught up with the married couple and their two young sons, Francois and Johan, at their Cobble Hill brownstone to peek inside their closets and talk style.

On their sartorial evolution
McCord: “During Season 1, we wore our own clothes. For the most part, we’ve either donated or consigned all that, except for a few things." (Pulls out long brown and white dress). “I wore this in the Season 1 credits. Why do I still have it? 'Cause it’s a great dress.”

On working with a stylist:
McCord: “During Season 3, Simon and I did work with a stylist, Alegra Torel. I think when you have a very clear sense of style, what you want is a stylist who shares your vision and gets inside your head to create outfits that are you — as opposed to remaking you.”

On shopping:
McCord: “Typically, we shop on weekends or on vacation. We tend not to go to department stores. We like to have relationships. We like to know [shopkeepers] and have them know us. Yes, we’ve done Bloomie's and Barneys, but we have a person who we talk to. Also, Being on the show and having people recognize that we’re so into fashion has opened up the opportunity for designers that we’ve never heard of to contact us.”

On personal style:
McCord: “My style is eclectic. I can get crazy and look like I walked out of Anna Sui or Betsey Johnson but also be super-tailored and wear Armani. I love the Louis Vuitton line Marc Jacobs did, it's very clean. I’m sorry Plein Sud doesn’t sell in the states anymore. Basically, the only time we can buy it is when we're in Saint Tropez.
vanKempen: Or Paris.

On the infamous red pleather pants:
Van Kempen: “I’d bought them for a [costume] party a couple of years prior and I wore them in the season finale because the producer phoned me and said, ‘wear something crazy.’ I didn’t realize they’d make such a big splash. The thing is, wearing cheap vinyl in summer … not the best.”

On dressing to compliment each other:
McCord: “If Simon says, ‘I need a bowtie to match [my] crazy Cavalli gown, that’s when we’ll go to Paul Stewart or Turnbull and Asser.
van Kempen: When that fails, go to Mood [Fabric] or cut a pair of jeans and go to a [neighborhood dry cleaner] and say ‘make me one of these out of this."
McCord: “One time — I have a denim ball gown by Diesel, which is awesome, — the [tailor] made Simon a denim cummerbund to go with it. Just slip covered it in denim. Done.”
van Kempen: "Alex and I, we don't dress alike but we do dress to complement each other."

Danielle is good for Jersey

Post from OK magazine.

Author: Valerie Nome
Although Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub has been portrayed in an unflattering light, she doesn’t let that get her down.
“What I’ve learned about myself is to watch more carefully what I do say, and what I do,” the divorced mom of two, 47, tells me. “I try to set a good example for my children through what they’re learning when I’m living.”

Now that shows like Jersey Shore and Jerseylicious are also bringing the spotlight to the Garden State, Danielle is ready to take credit.

“It’s the Jersification of the world,” she says. “I’d like to think it started with yours truly. I brought enough to bring a lot of attention to New Jersey, and I’m going to hold it and keep it.”

What’s the biggest misconception about the state?

“The biggest misconceptions about New Jersey would be that we are filled with gossip,” she explains. “We do not mirror ourselves after the other four women on our show. It’s about being real, being good to one another and family-oriented. I think people are missing it when they think we’re all into shopping. I cook. I cook every day for my kids, and I think they’re missing it. The biggest misconception is we do not spend family time together, but we’re all about family.”

Jill hosts lunch on the beach

rPic/Tweet from Jill.

Lunch at house on beach. Yumm!!

Gretchen In Black

Pic/Tweet from Slade.

Gretchen does a wicked shuffle.

Skinnygirl does Fox News

Pic of Beth when she was on Fox News doing a cooking segment.

Ready to go on live for a cooking segment on Fox News! Who is up watching?

Bethenny in the City

Post/Pic. from Reality Tea.

Bethenny Frankel takes her grapes – and diapers! – to-go Tuesday while out and about in N.Y.C.

Caroline and Lauren Manzo at Devoted To Life Function

Post/Pic from Reality Tea.

Caroline Manzo and Lauren Manzo attend the Devoted To Life benefit on July 15, 2010 in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Bethenny keeps fit with Yoga

Post/Pic from Reality Tea.

NYC Housewives’ Bethenny Frankel does yoga at New York City’s Yogamaya studio on Wednesday.

Kelly loves Alice+Olivia

From J!-Ent.

Kelly posing with Katie Lee. Kelly went to the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Summer Tour Surf Lodge party at The Surf Lodge, Montauk, New York.

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