Kell on Earth finale, or Kelly’s final curtain?

I started this show with the declaration, “I heart Kelly Cutrone.” But, my enthusiasm has cooled, I must admit. I was so very excited when the series began, but after watching every episode and seeing the office staff verbally abused every week by Emily, Robyn and Kelly? I’m feeling pretty over it.

Not even the lovable, Type-A Stephanie Skinner and her best gay, the glam goth Andrew Mukamal (and his insane Versace chair) are enough to keep me feeling entertained. And that *is* the purpose behind watching TV, right? To be entertained? Because at this point, I’m not.

IF this show is picked up for a second season, I beg the producers to:

— find another place to film besides the sorry little dingy office space, with the air conditioner that’s circa 1977 and probably so loud when it’s on that they have to keep it turned off on filming days. I already understand that “fashion isn’t all champagne and kleig lights, it’s hard work,” so let’s move forward, m’kay?

— focus on editing the episodes with WAY more backstage scenes from fashion shows and shoots, and less on shots with staff on the telephone or poking on their Blackberries

— develop the characters more, so that we can gain a sense of emotional attachment to these people (and therefore, give a flying ^&*! about what happens to them)

— and, focus less on the dysfunctionality of the People’s Revolution office schedule and how it ruins the staffers lives, because that just makes me sad.

…Well, at least we have “Christian Siriano: Having a Moment” to look forward to. Hell yeah, let’s bring back the Project Runway Golden Child. At least he knows how to work a sound byte.

Published in: on March 30, 2010 at 9:56 am  Leave a Comment  
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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!

Published in: on February 10, 2010 at 6:50 am  Comments (2)  
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