Chills! I have chills at this end, youze guyz. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited about the episode of the premiere of a Real housewives franchise. After several seasons of Wealthy women doing things only delivering to rich women who do things, it seems that this season, rich women will do not only things, but everything. Rich women do everything you ever wanted.
It all happens in the very last seconds of the episode, after the end of Kyle Richards’ very amateur fashion show at New York Fashion Week. All the women walked in the model Keat’s Kreations, which was a hodgepodge of frills, bright colors, nautical-themed prints, leotards, bustiers, muumuus, silk dresses with attractive prints and d ‘a dress whose bodice seemed to be made. entirely decorative seashell-shaped soaps in your aunt Nancy’s bathroom.
“We were all so happy that day,” said Kyle in a voiceover. “It is hard to imagine how terrible everything would become. “We are then told that Denise stopped filming with the group in December, and since NYFW is at the beginning of September, that gives them only three months of scenario to discover what Denise lies lies. It seems to have something to do with her relationship with Brandi Glanville.
This coda shows images of Denise leaving various events refusing to talk about anything, even at one point telling her husband, Aaron, that they were in front of the camera and that they were not saying anything. She also starts shouting “Bravo, Bravo, damn Bravo”, a tactic that many housewives use when they do not want something to be broadcast, believing that the channel will not show any sequence explicitly mentioning her name. It ends with news of the breakup of Brandi and Denise’s relationship in the press, and Kyle and Lisa Rinna say they think they’ll never hear from Denise again. Then we see Denise sit down for her last denominational interview and hear a producer say, “Are you ready to talk about this? Denise confronts the camera with a sly lipstick smile. I look forward. I can not expect! If I don’t get some of Lisa Rinna’s addictions, I could just put my panties on.
This little tip is shocking for two reasons. First of all, as production has become more and more a character in recent years in the franchise, the curtain has never been drawn like this, showing women speaking in what seem like unattended moments , and even showing the green screens and cameras they normally film in front. This sequence tells us: “Guys, it’s so crazy and so explosive that the rules are suspended. The formula can’t even contain what’s about to happen ”- and, boy, are we pumped up.
Second, it seems to be a structural departure for the Housewives franchise. Normally, when there is something so monumental – think of Teresa’s turnaround, the punches during Joe Gorga’s baptism, “Goodbye, Kyle! Last season’s fight – we’re treated to it in the very first minutes of the season, then we get “Three Months Earlier” and find out what led to that. Here they save the best moments for the very end, teasing us not with the drama itself but with the destruction of the happy norm that leads to all the drama. Better be as good as I think it will be.
The episode deals with the placement of Denise’s heel circumference. We can see that she is not very nice to a waiter whom she accuses of bringing him a “blanco” tequila instead of a “reposado”. Then we hear about her custody issues with ex-Charlie Sheen, and all the women gather around her to give legal advice. Erika even gets her husband, Erin Brockovich lawyer Tom Girardi on the phone for advice. He’s volunteering to be Denise’s counsel, and what I wouldn’t pay to watch this Netflix limited series. Then, after all of that, Denise seems to be dismissing everyone’s concerns in a matter that doesn’t fit the image of the Midwestern-Housewife-of-the-people that she cultivated last season.
Aside from Denise at the end, there isn’t much drama with the wealthy women in this episode. While they were all in New York for Fashion Week, Erika Jayne took Denise, Teddi and Lisa to Shakers, one of the go-go bars in New Jersey, where she worked as a swimsuit dancer at the time. There’s a whole chapter in his memories, Pretty mess (co-authored by me and now available in paperback wherever books are sold, which currently means internet because that’s where everything is sold), on his working time in these clubs and, honestly , this is my favorite part of the whole book.
She tells them all about her time working there at the age of 18, and Lisa says she can’t imagine any of her daughters, now around 18, doing this. “Don’t say,” Oh, I never would, “” said Erika, grabbing her beads. “OK, okay. Hold on. She explains that if she had wealthy parents, she might not have finished at Shakers, but she didn’t and she did what it took to pay the bills. But she got out of there, and now she’s sitting at home in another killer denominational look: a sloppy bun, giant hoop earrings, a ruby sateen jacket with large sleeves and a transparent bustier underneath as if she were a Evil mother-in-law who just told you you couldn’t go to the ball. It’s a winner, bitch. It’s a winner.
The veil that covered Erika last season seems to have lifted a bit. She no longer seems bored or embarrassed to film. She is present, engaged and having a good time. I love this Erika and I’m so glad she’s back.
The only other person who gets significant screen time is Kyle, who started his Kyle line from Shahida Too. The whole fashion show seems like a lukewarm mess. First of all, no one can understand exactly how Kyle was involved in the design process. She says she just sent her business partner, Shahida, a bunch of “photos,” and then Shahida turns it into a sample. But when she shows up at a weird brownstone to look at all the clothes, there are about 100 different caftans of different lengths, fabrics and patterns, and Kyle has never seen any.
She is bringing Dorit with her to this event because she needs Dorit’s fashion show expertise to tell her what to do. I especially hate Kyle for that because it means I have to agree with Dorit for a change. “You don’t need any experience or skill,” said Dorit of the show. “No wonder Kyle panics – she has no idea what she’s doing!” “
Thank God Dorit was there to explain to her that she has to have the same style for all of her models, that looks have to flow in a certain order, that she has to break things up and that everything has to be organized in a certain way. . As it stands, Kyle’s show smells of time not ready. She has her friends and daughters who all walk around the show with professional models, so it makes fans stand out even more.
The real problem is that she keeps changing things at the last minute, much to the frustration of Tracie, the director of the magenta-haired parade. Tracie is very patient with Kyle, no matter what she asks for. Yes, she told Alex, the publicist for Kyle, to separate them, but when Kyle approaches her and adds another model – her daughter – at the last minute, Tracie is accommodating but explains that it will screw up the plan she was up to 5 years old is creating. Even when they’re working on the show, Kyle is behind the scenes putting Lisa in a totally different outfit. Woman, get away from the easel already.
The only housewives in the audience who don’t walk in the show are the new girls: Garcelle Beauvais, an actress, and Sutton Stracke, a wealthy woman who does things and will fit in perfectly. I don’t have much to say about them, but Sutton is so rich that she buys Dolce & Gabbana couture. She’s going for a fit on an outfit, and it’s a transparent pink blouse with a pointy bra underneath and pink shorts. It’s not bad attire, but it’s perhaps the least flattering thing I’ve ever seen on a human body. It doesn’t help Sutton, and she is a very beautiful woman.
While Sutton tries on her outfit, Lisa is in the workshop, and she takes responsibility for trying on one of the crowns that hang around the place. We hear a sweet echo from the past, like a magic mirror talking to itself, saying, “The crown is heavy, darling, so leave it where it is.” It’s such a subtle but wild reading, taking Lisa Vanderpump’s words and showing that there is a new Lisa who is queen. This is the only nod to the past of this episode, and we have already forgotten it because the future focused on Denise is much better.