Robyn Berkley - A partner at People's Revolution, she is the heartbeat of the agency. Cutrone refers to her lovingly and jokingly as her wife or sister. She is a break-out star in the industry and holds the business up as Cutrone pioneers the next plateau. Berkley drank the PR kool-aid and didn't have enough time to find a new apartment – so she took refuge on the fifth floor of People's Revolution where Cutrone waits to hear her footsteps in the morning before another crazy day ensues. Her sweet exterior combined with her penchant for perfection and intolerance for excuses has earned her the nickname – Snow White with Razor Blades.
Emily Bungert - A true power publicist and a partner at People's Revolution, she meticulously helps steer the company towards excellence. She has a blunt and assertive approach to work, but her attitude sometimes puts her at odds with the other staff members. She has recently assumed the guillotine lead from Cutrone – leaving her to be the head of the firing squad this season. Bungert is an unapologetic toughie with the heart of a hometown Minnesota girl.
Stefanie Skinner - Stefanie is Cutrone's former assistant and has recently been promoted to Junior Executive. Having quit People's Revolution once due to the long hours and the non-stop pace, Stefanie is back and has become one of Cutrone's most beloved employees. Struggling to balance her personal life with her work life is one of Stefanie's major conflicts, but her dedication to her job shines through in the most hectic of times.
Andrew Mukamal - As Cutrone's new assistant, Andrew is a welcome addition to People's Revolution, acting as a sounding board and ally for the other employees. While his high-end "goth" style may raise eyebrows, Andrew's extensive knowledge and love for fashion makes him a valuable and beloved asset to Cutrone and People's Revolution. He admittedly has no long-term interest in public relations and longs to become a fashion stylist, but knows his time at People's Revolution will be a huge stepping stone for him in the fashion world.
Kell on Earth was a Reaaaaallly refreshing change from all the damn "Housewives" shows....I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a season 2 :D
Kelly..I know we only see bits of what goes on..but it sure seems your "management" team cannot effectively communicate direction to those they are managing...and Emily talks to people like they are garbage. Looks like a horrible place to work...I imagine the only people who can work there long term are people who have been emotionally abused in life...ugh
I agree with Bee Gee that Kel's problems are self inflicted. Once again forcing me to admit .. I would usually rather work for a man than a woman, particularly a group of women...it always makes we want to send them to therapy or back home. Kelly needs to hire a former Marine Drill instructor with good organizational skills, perhaps a time management specialist, or in her case a former wedding planner who would probably do a better job organizing both priorities, office staff, ensuring some synchronization of activities. What seems to be going on in her office is that there are TOO MANY BOSSES who do not know what they are doing. She does not need 10 interns...she needs a specialist for each of the divas on the senior staff. Has that office ever had anyone working there over 40, with experience in fashion AND running an office. My bet there are plenty out there. The 'kids' .. particularly Skinner is being set up to fail. Kelly talks about delegating jobs but does not back her up. The other owner is no help, Robin is a prima donna who needs her own assistant. BUT the entire regime needs someone who can organize priorities and office proceedures asap. Hire a few people with some track record in that regard --who know the industry but are also into office management, efficient use of time, quality control, and are good with people instead of not sure themselves who is supposed to be doing WHAT. Kel comes off as out of control at times..wanting to be friend and mom on one hand, but being disorganized and ineffecient on the other she ends up being schizoid instead. Not surprised she has been fired several times. GET someone who can organize the office and hire the right people AND make best use of them. Kel is good at what she does but she needs seasoned people, not just young 'kids' who look good but are overwhelmed and need time to 'get seasoned.'
I have seen the comments about not hiring professionals because of the economy, blah, blah,blah. Frankly if your agency hired older and more experienced people the work would get done with much less drama. However, the other owners would not have people to yell at to make themselves feel better and there would be much less drama in the office. I don't see how this is empowering to women at all. Hire a few old bags - maybe not as pretty but certainly we could put together a gift bag without oversight in ahlf the time. And really Emily - becalled a bitch IS a bad thing.
Picked up a copy of Kelly's new book " IF you need to cry go outside".... Heard about it through Bravo, was at the book store and came accross Kellys picture, I began reading it and could not put it down. Read about 4 chapters and told my husband I could not leave the store without it..... Big fan of "kell on Earth" Gotta love female strenght...
On that note I got to say I was a bit dissapointed by a couple of Kellys' girls... That whole gift bag fiasco, really? What lack of common sence and self direction.... I undertand it is probably hard to appreciate someones work load through the eye of a camera lence, but come on girly get it together, appreciate the opportunity...
all for now... =0D
I watched the episode where a young woman was interviewed and hired for an intern position, and, upon leaving someone in the office found her tweets. She was called and immediately fired over the phone. How unprofessional of your team Kell. In all fairness, your interns should have discussed the company policy about confidentiality and the use of Twitter/blogs before officially hiring that person. Their failure to disclose this policy probably cost your company a competent and capable addition to staff. Moreover, your staff found this incident comical. Who wouldn't want to share their experience of being hired by People's Republic with a wide audience? The young woman didn't share company secrets in her tweets she simply announced proudly that she was hired. My concern, however, is why was someone from your company checking Twitter?
Kelly, love the show. I have just seen the London show. The Guildhall is not a church! Get one of the interns to inform you on the history of the show sites. Someone has probably told you this already. Having lived in the UK for a number of years I just had to say something.
If you ever need a middle aged intern, who have fleeting knowledge of the history of design and has loved fashion all her life drop me a line. Like thats gonna happen, but you never know if you dont say something.
I admire all you have done, good luck in the future.
You are a 100% correct about that Serena, but can please say it in a nicer tone:) I mean, after being handed everything all my life, and not working for anything - it's hard to not take this personal. Why shouldn't I pull out a big magic market and scroll names across a bag and throw in a pair of jeans? Why do these people keep picking on me for not doing my job and then not even let me talk about my "feelings"? Common sense doesn't play a role in decision making, right? Oh well....maybe I'll just get a job at McDonald's instead of "showing up and doing something" - I hear they have pictures on the register, so I won't make any more mistakes. Kell, seriously - thanks for a great show.
It cracks me up that people are expecting Kell to hire "professionals" with "experience" under their belt...please. This is a crappy economy and office help is office help, it's not rocket science. Kell has bigger fish to fry than worry about how envelopes are getting stamped. She shouldn't have to worry about that crap and of course they don't show us how the interns are trained to do daily tasks...that's boring and this is tv. If you can't do something as simple as mail invitations, get the hell out of New York!! Geez, go work at starbucks or something but in this business, time is money all the way around and no one has the money. This business is about making money from nothing but skill and that includes Kell. If you're in New York and you're lucky enough to intern at a place like Peoples Revolution than your better cowboy up cause you got about 8 seconds to show that you can do this, otherwise, SEE YA! Interns are a dime a dozen cause you always will have little girls with stars in their eyes, swooning and saying, "I've wanted to be in the fashion industry ever since a was a little girl...blah, blah, blah." Not realizing, that only a little girl would say such a thing. Someone that is a pro at doing this type of work, is going to want to either be a "Partner" in the business or they'll want a big chunk of $$. So, the fashion industry goes through interns like drinking water. Who cares. Most will drop off the face of the earth and the strong will survive. Right Kell? ;)
The process of sending out invitations should be totally automated. The person receiving the invitation should be directed to a website and supplied with a personalized code. This code would be placed into the site - accepting/rejecting RSVP. This would automatically be imported into a data base. This data based would already be primed with certain criteria, which identifies their status, classifies their role, and along with other pre established norms, such as don't sit a news reporter next to a movie star. This type of morph software would set a seating chart, which could be changed on the fly. I said all this to say - there is an easier way. Good Luck!!
Lose the interns, save for BASIC tasks. Find a few experienced "kids" with fire in the belly and experience under their belts. Detail oriented, type A, OCD types should apply. An IT person who can jam out "lists" would be a prudent investment as "lists" are what the clients pay for.
Packing client product and delivering to editors should be Peoples Revolution 101! A key person, with an assistant to have the interns do the grunt work, would be a prudent business decision.
Kelly, if you higher right, take a break and figure out how who to manage your business efficiently, you will be able to actually do your job!!! Which is outstanding, creative and balls out. You shouldn't be in a room with a bunch of people bitching over printing labels. Frickin Bananas
Is this just for drama???? I hope. Makes for good TV. Do you even read this stuff???
Hi,Ms.Cutrone. My name is Emily. It's been a dream of mine to work in the fashion industry and my mom has told me it's too big of a dream. As soon as I saw your show I told my mom that's what I want to be, I wanted to be sitting in that room working for you. I hope one day to start my own line. I've been drawing for a long time now. I am fifteen. I got my very own sewing machine this year and I hope I can teach myself how to sew. I know that my chances are very slim to work with you but if there is anything you look for that could help me get a job with you or for me to do anything at all to be one of your interns I would love for you to give me advise. I would work my butt off to get an intership with you, and even harder to work with you. I hope you look at this and give me a tiny bit of your time. I just really love fashion and your my icon. Please if there is anything I can do to make my chances better please let me know. Thank you, your show is great.
I think someone on here was absolutely correct when she asked why would Kell have so many juniors working on things they know nothing about? Annoyingly, that is how PR works (in most cases). A senior person takes the first meeting and then the account is handed off to a junior (generally who is young and fabulous looking) and what follows is nonsense and absurd progress reports (also saying nothing) - until a senior person has to come back to calm down the client. PR cliche. But the juniors are paid nothing and the retainers are sizable and the firm makes a profit.
But, the question in this episode is, why would Kell remotely suggest (in the beginning) that the NY Times would be interested in Nicolas's designs? If a PR person mentions the Times or Leno in the beginning, run!
Amusing show though.
And Kell is strangely endearing.
Kelly's criteria for employee hiring are appearance and attitude - not intelligence or experience so she brings all those problems on herself and her company. I would be surprised if People's Repub was profitable based on all the inept employees. Even the most glamorous companies hire qualified people for key positions.
I think Kelly's idea for a school was dope. The youth of America, as she called them (lol) need guidance. My mentor had those same expectations of me, and instead of repeating asinine behavior, I caught on quickly... I notice that the majority of the interns in my past positions weren't so sharp. So I say all that to say, I would love to see where a People's Revolution: Fashion PR 101 course might take people.
Why in the world do you speak to people the way you do, dropping the F-bomb every 2 seconds and demoralizing your interns? Clearly not a leader, clearly not professional, clearly quite the embarassment. You actually demonstrate extreme insecurity and loss of control with that behavior and it is impressive and motivational to no one. Another thought: could you do me a favor a run a comb through your hair? Wow. Just wow. *shakes head in disbelief* If that's fashion, I want none of it. NEXT! (and this message is written by a young woman who has worked in business management for over ten years, just FYI)
Kelly, It is clear that you are a driven, competent, and highly detailed ordered person who moves in the fast lane and is very successful at an industry she knows exceedingly well. However, I've watched several of your episodes and if I can make a constructive recommendation, I think your business would run much more effectively and professionally if you had people in there who were slightly if not more than slightly older, knowledgeable, capable, and experienced. I would hate to see someone who has achieved what you have, and I admire this accomplishment, just somehow one day find she lost it all because the folks working for her were not quite prepared to efficiently and effectively perform their respective positions. That would truly be a shame. Signed - somehow who knows their is a great friendship we could share if only one or the other had time to meet, greet, and share additional thoughts and insights. You want progress Kelly -- up and at 'em...
There is NO LEADERSHIP - just do it attitude. No one takes the responsibility to take the time to show interns what to do. All you want to do is be the super bitch. Well I think your really incompetent to be a boss. You don't know how to lead.
I think kell is the most awhsome women ever. I am an older women and having been in business myself and then 13 years as a single mom I just can't say enough. it's about time reality hits reality TVh, not just a bunch of semi rich bimbos.
hi kelly,love ur show,i was watching ur show and suddenly noticed our goddess (durga)photo and i was really shocked.I just want to know do have any indian background?
Great Kelly, you are a super lady, I use to be in the fashion industry, and totally understand what you have to go through,keep it real, keep it true to yourself, you are appreciated as a human been. Thanks!
Great show. Surprised their tech support didn't suggest taking a screen shot of the list and printing the jpgs as they scrolled down the screen to show all seating assignments... Seems like that could have saved a lot of time spent cross-referencing and handwriting?
Where may I get the sunglasses Kell was wearing at the opening of her show "Walk in the Park" at David Delfin's show? I would like to purchase a pair. Great way to market...
Loved the realness of the show. Always wanted to be backstage to see what happens. Pretty cool...
What a way to open - Fashion Week! This is the first show that I have seen that I would actually call "reality"! Love the life and business you have created, love the way you mentor people - wish I would have had half your courage and stayed in Fashion!
LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are amazing!! I love your keep it real, in your face energy and how you get things done! Your company is not for the working weak and lazy! I am a fashion college professor who can appreciate the way you are molding and shaping your young staff. You are teaching them with such real life experiences. It's invaluable. If you ever need any interns or assistants to help keep the "War Room" Organized and flowing, I'm your girl!!!!!!!!!!I'd love to take a semester off and spend it working with you and your company!! I work for a high end Luxury retailer, so I can appreciate all of the clients and their work you represent!! I am tough as nails, extremely organized and work well under pressure!! You gotta fan, because I will be rushing home from class now each Monday to catch your show!!
Kelly I loved you on the Hills and I knew it wouldn't be long before they gave you your own show! I loved the show! I got stressed out just watching it I don't know how your team does it but you guys are amazing!
WOW you are amazing!!! Not only do you run and have an amazing company, but you are a great mom aswell. I NEVER write on blogs but a day in your world must be so exhausting, but at the same time you must be so proud of "YOURSELF". I wish I had half the strenght that you have. I love that you are so down to earth. Love what you are all about.
does anyone know the song that is playing in the background in the Kell On Earth trailer?? i want it..
The title of the show Kell on Earth is just a clever way to use the expression "hell on Earth" but switches hell with kell because she does have the reputation of being tough and a bit intimidating, but that's why we love her!!
Why is the show called Kell on Earth? What else would it be called, Kell on Mars? Just wondering... oh, and if her name is Kelly, why isn't it called Kelly on Earth, anyway?
i love you and i love the hills?city (cannot wait to see YOUR show) I was surprised to learn that you are from Syracuse (as am I) and that you were talking about Twin Trees!!!!! Its nice to know there are people from syracuse doing BIG things!!!!!!
You are a manic lame idiot, "Kell." You are a pathetic excuse for a professional and no one gives a rip about your low-brow form of PR. You can't even intelligently articulate what branding is in these clips...or what your business is... you are sad woman who is unattractive and who hides behind all this negative energy to deflect the fact that NO ONE would ever want to end up with you and love you...because you're a revolting, bitter mess. xoxo.
I'm so excited. I loved watching you on The City. This show is going to be great. Wishing you nothing but success.
I think your show is going to be a hit! I love hat fact that your so straight forward and your a hard working women. It's a great inspiration for me. Cant wait to watch your show!!
WOW - Amazing!!! Glad to see that someone will shed light on how that 20 minute fashion show really comes together. It takes a VILLAGE and you are the ring leader of that village. Will use the show as a teaching tool for those interested in entering the world of fashion PR.
See you at the tents....
I am sitting in the living room with my 14 year old daughter and a advertisement for this show just came on. We live in a small town in Michigan and my daughter has never modeled or anything even though she is 6'1. Out of nowhere she sat up and said I want to work for that woman. I am greatful for strong ladies to help me influance my daughters. I cant waite to watch.
I am overjoyed to know you are going to FINALLY have your own show and book deal all coming out soon...I think all girls should open their minds to the message you are sending, and with a show, put a face to it. HELLS YAYAH!
Hi Kelly I am pyched you have your own show! You have been so great on the Hills and The City, I love the way you handle yourself and cant wait to see your new show. You say what is right and no fluff and I think its great that you can tell who is a fake at your company. Looks like Bravo has another winning show on its hands!
I can't WAIT for this show! Kelly is the best and is so real and straight forward. I would watch her read the dictionary :O)
One of my favorite bloggers is obsessed with Kelly and I think Kelly responded to him. http://www.imbringingbloggingback.com/celebrity-gossip/kell-on-earth/
OMG I LOVE Kelly!! From the moment I saw her on another show, I thought this lady should have her own!! And now, thankfully, she does. She is the real deal. I cannot wait to see her show. I sincerely hope nobody from "The City" is on this one. Kelly is a star that shines brighter than any!! That very green Roxy only wishes she could shine as bright. She has a lot to learn from the master. Congrats Kelly....you've truly earned it through hard work and dedication. Kudo's to you!