I heart Kelly Cutrone

I have a fashion confession to make: I have a full on, I-wanna-be-Kelly-when-I-grow-up, girl crush.

“Kell on Earth” is Bravo’s newest fashion show, Kelly Cutrone is the anti-Rachel Zoe and the show’s star, it’s only week 2 into the first season, and I’m addicted already.

On Kelly, before fashion: Born in 1965 and not hiding it with Botox. Or makeup, for that matter. At 21, she married Andy Warhol’s protégé, Ronnie Cutrone.

Kelly, after fashion: Founder of the public relations, branding and marketing firm, People’s Revolution.

On her book:  “Ms. Cutrone said the book will tell her life story—she is a single mom who made her way in New York after moving here from a small town outside Syracuse—but will emphasize practical lessons on how to get what one wants both at work and at home. “It’s not like a how-to book so much as a kind of power girl’s guide,” she said.” 

On reality TV: She’s already done three other shows, True Life, The Hills and The City. So Bravo’s casting of her certainly isn’t out of character.

On being a Mom: She has a daughter with Ilario Calvo, Ava Cutrone-Calvo (born 2002), cute as a button and gets to go to fashion shows, but doesn’t get to sit in the front row. From her February blurb in Elle, “I take my daughter trick or treating in Salem, Mass. every year and there are signs all over that say, ‘Witch: Woman In Total Control of Herself,’ so now we think that ‘B’ means ‘babe’, and ‘bitch’ is ‘Babe in Total Control of Herself.”

On Tarot:  Yes, Tarot. Her Elle blurb also reveals Kelly’s past vocation as a Tarot card reader (something I happen to be employed in myself) in Venice Beach.  “A lot of people think I’m Wiccan. I’m not.”

On mentoring interns: “I raise 20 young women a year in my business,” she said. “A lot of them come to us when they’re 18, 19 and in college and a lot of them end up coming back to us and we watch them grow up.” 

As I’ve said to friends, “Bravo said the f word [that’s “fashion!”] so I’ll be watching it.” But now that I’ve had a chance to nibble at the bait, I’m admitting it. I’m hooked.

Heart you, Kelly. Let’s get a southwest satellite office going for People’s Revolution. Call me!

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  1. Hate to disappoint you, but if you look at this season of “The City” you will notice that Kelly did botox – her face looks like a mask and she can no longer frown or express anger.All her personality was taken out of her!

    • I started noticing even by the ending of the Kel On Earth it seemed like her forehead was glassy and unnaturally smooth. Only strengthens my resolve to avoid botox.


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