Fashion Week

Get a glimpse at Fashion Week chaos from Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Feb 19, 20090

This year's Fashion Week is here and almost gone. I missed most of the shows by doing press being that I am the "new kid in school." I did get to interview "fur-man" himself, Mr. Dennis Basso. I learned all about how they actually seat a fashion show, and saw all the different seating configurations at the fashion week tents, which are sponsored by Mercedes Benz. After all of the on and off-camera interviews with The Today Show, Extra, People.com, Mike and Juliet, and the Associated Press, all I time to do before I had to pick up my children at the airport was hail a taxi and go to a few parties. I was feeling a little casual, so I wore a white men's inspired shirt, black tights, and orange shoes. The weather needed color and my feet are always my favorite eye candy, because they are the only thing I can see while I am sitting down!

I said a quick hello to all my friends at the Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld Presents Work of 3 Photographers: P.C. Valmorbida, David Mushegain and Salim Langatta at Collective Hardware. Blonde bobbed Paris Hilton and her sister Nikki were busy getting photographed, and I looked at some photographs, gave huggles to my friends, and jumped into the car and headed straight for La Guardia airport. The minute that I literally galloped down the hall in my orange heels, the security man screamed, "she's the SIX in the city." Yes, it was out of a Sex and the City episode, except I had one thing on my mind: where are my little ladies? We went directly home after I smothered them with love, and they told me how embarrassing I was. We snuggled into bed with Paul Newman's microwave popcorn and chatted about the ski trip they had just taken.

Girls' night in was in full force. Then....

14 comments
Shreie
Shreie

Kelly, get over yourself girl. You're childish, boring and incredibly rude. Obviously the least favorite housewife of anyone.

Viewer
Viewer

Kelly, I really like you a lot, actually you and Luan are the prettiest and classy ones. Bethany is so insecure and covers herself in a wall of self sufficiency. Even in the way she talks to men. She never appreciates if people try to help her, like when Luan was giving her some advise on men and she felt offended that Luan may think she has no experience. Luan was just playing nice period, but Bethany is always contradictory. At the end she was trying to be nice with you, invited you at her Morocco fashion show and then felt weird becasue you didnt show up? she is full of contradictions. keep up Kelly , you bring freshness to the show.

Kelly Rocks
Kelly Rocks

KELLY!! I think your the best hhousewife on the show and that the fact that you see the world through rose colored glasses is smart because life's too short to dwell on the negatives and not see the good in the world.

As far as the other housewives, i genuinely think that they're jealous of YOU. Your beautiful, fabulous, and fun. Also i think that the housewives are jealous of everyone that they may think is "better" than them. For example, you're beautiful, youthful, and a lot of fun, and that's all they seem to have a problem with. Also, on the reunion, they were calling out the countess because of the fact that she introduces herself as a countess.... it makes me laugh that these "sophisticated" women have a problem with something as simple as they way a woman introduces herself. They're JEALOUS BITCHES!!

P.S. Ramona's eyes are the freakiest thing i have ever seen in my life... i dont know how you can ever converse with her when those devil/gremlin eyes are staring back at you.

Niki
Niki

Kelly, I don't like like you. On the show you come off as a self centered, immature, name dropping girl. Notice how I didn't call you a lady? You certainly didn't act like a lady when you were trying to belittle Bethany at your "meeting". It seems like everything has to be about you. All you talk about on the show is yourself, over and over again. Who are you trying to impress? Grow up and try to remember that the world does not revolve around you.

Anh-Chi
Anh-Chi

Hi Kelly! As much as the media is portraying you as a self-absorbed socialite, I hope you can rise above that and stay true to yourself. You may have made some mistakes along the way that has tarnished your reputation, but I'm sure you're a compassionate and down to earth person deep down. Just remember to stay focused on your family and yourself, and not so much on who you associate with. At the end of the day, celebrities may be your friends but they're not going to support you like loved ones do. They're not to going to provide the true happiness you're looking for...only your real friends and family can. Good luck with everything!!!

justsoyouknow
justsoyouknow

You are such a complete bore!!! It has been a very long time since I've ever seen and/or heard anyone who is more self-absorbed than you.

Nancy
Nancy

FUR!?? Are you kidding? SO not cool, cruelty to animals that is. One would think a "college graduate" such as yourself would know that. Thank you for mentioning that Michael Kors uses fur - living in So Cal, I was not aware of that. I won't ever buy his clothes, purses or shoes again.

MIXED FEELINGS FROM CT.
MIXED FEELINGS FROM CT.

Kelly I realize that many have been hard on you on these blogs. On one hand I could see how at one time you were probably a nice, simpler girl. But I think the reason you get so bashed is that you are the epitome of the girl who will stop at nothing to move up the social ladder...it comes across so desperate, no disrepect meant. You remind me of my sister, who was so hellbent on being a "society fixture" in LA, she went there, tried to hobnob with everyone, eventually got married to a bigshot, had twins and three years later divorced. Fast forward, and she is now living in Atlanta, doing her own thing...finally happy and glad to be out of the crazy ratrace. I think you are way too caught up in who you know, who you can be photographed with, and it all comes across very FAKE and superficial. If you even read your blog above, at every turn you are trying to reinvent yourself through your name dropping. Just be yourself. It will make you so much more appealing and likable on the show.

Becky
Becky

Kelly, You may be a really nice,warm person but on the show you came off as a name dropping,self-centered nasty person. I read another blog by one of the other housewives who said you have not given the portrait setting to the charity yet. Is this true and if so ....see you are not looking good again. Maybe Luann could give you some etiquette classes.

Emily
Emily

Hi Kelly, Just a heads up that catty talk behind Bethany's back is not a good look for you. AND the meeting with Bethany was your idea and you were the one creating the drama. You set up the meeting and then walked away. How come you would set up a meeting to tell yer you are above her and she will never be your friend. If you really didn't care about her, you would have not set up the meeting. Good luck sorting through this and don't forget to look at your part in it. It appears you are a good person but after the show tonight it was difficult to see that.

Jeanne Dexter
Jeanne Dexter

Dear Kelly: Rock on with your bad-self. However, remember your children are forever. Modelling, not so much. Take my word for that. As the mother of a grown daughter and two grown son's. I can assure you, they love me wayyy more than Fashion Week. Just an FYI, from one mother and model, to another. Jeanne Dexter

Jeanne Dexter
Jeanne Dexter

Dear Kelly: As a former model in both New York and Miami, sooooo many years ago. I think I get where everyone is coming from, especially you and the Countess? After nine years in the business and the war raging in Viet Nam (I'll be 62 on 29th of March); I decided all of "that", was just way to shallow. So, I quit and joined the U.S. Army. Everyone in my family: Dad a retired WWII, U.S. Navy veteran; my oldest brother severed in the Navy during Korea; my second oldest brother was in the Army and like myself, severed during the Viet Nam Conflict. My son John served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield with the U.S. Army. Although, I am the only female who served, we all served above and beyond the call of duty. Runways, Print Ad's, Hair Shows, etc., etc. While it's financially rewarding, hard work and lot's of fun an travel.....It is what it is. Being in the Army, far surpasses any of the less meaningfullness of the model world. I really wish the ladies would get a grip. Most are very self-absorbed and self-centered. Girl Please.

Viewer
Viewer

What is with all of the name dropping? Do you get paid for every one you mention/hug? What is it that you do? You mention 50 things/companies, etc., that you seem to work for, all in a day? It is very confusing...

lisa
lisa

I think that Kelly is a refreshing addition to the show. I hope that she takes them all on! I just found out that we have mutual friends. I would love to know where to get the little black dress that she wore to the Hugo Boss party! Please let me know.