Kelly Cutrone

"She [Vorhees] says that no one could survive PR unless they were Superman on amphetamines. To be honest, proper dress code and common sense would have been enough. "

on Feb 22, 20100

1. Stephanie V. had worked for years in PR. Yes, it is true. Don't you think it is super strange that she is making it seem like this is her first time at the rodeo? This woman was being paid more than 45K per year.

2. This Vorhees situation seemed to be going on for weeks on end when in fact it was less than 10 days of drama - TV simply spreads things out.

3. Elide - I mean, puleeze. She and her friends were stealing beer and champagne and I had to pay the hotel back. No way? Yes way. Also she was sooo out of it -- she left her cell phone in my bag that night and a football team of dudes were drunk dialing her on her phone in my bag in my room in the middle of the night. This is what sounded the alarm and sent us looking for her

4. We love the power girl army and the helicopters - Meredith Bryan, the co-author of my book, "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside" was terrified to ride on that copter.

5. I love when my clients agree to wear headresses!!!! Props to Greg Alterman, owner of Alternative for joining me.

6. Never trust someone with Britney Spears tattoos. Who does that? Ugh.

7. What is up with my assistant, Andrew? Does he really think that fixing a printer is misery? Please. He needs to work more to understand the true meaning of misery. Misery is not wearing overalls and staring at a 20,000 dollar printer and not knowing what to do.

8. I am so happy that I went to the Jonas Brothers with Ava instead of firing Elide - this is time management well done.

9. Ava had an amzing time at the Jonas Brothers concert and she twisted the night away with her peers - super fun to watch.

78 comments
Jg
Jg

I confess to only watching as a voyeur from time to time.

OMG!!!!!

Do you really want the business to succeed? If you do, why are all the assistants people who want to be in the business? Aren't you tired of firing people?

Your first order of business should be to hire someone who is actually an office administrator to run the office and insure your interests. Then everyone else has the time to go as insane as they want, but not bring the business down - unless you're addicted to stress!

Lovely123
Lovely123

Kelly I love you! Finally, someone that I am able relate to. Someone who lives in the real world and uses their brain!

Justasking
Justasking

Kelly, you are great. Smart, beautiful and sucessfull. Your show is amazing to watch. The way that you handle business matters and your employees is a miracle. However, I want to see your baby's daddy talk about you in a head over heels way. Don't sell yourself short. He needs to be on his knees grateful for the day he met you and saying how hot you are. Has he done this??Just a chick asking a question......

nadinec
nadinec

Love you Kelly. Your daughter has the best mom. My favorite episodes are when your with your daughter and watching your loyalty to your top girls. You are sharp, direct, fun, effective,off the wall cool and totally unabashed. Love the show.

Caribbean girl
Caribbean girl

Hi Kell.... I like your show...is interesting... but, seriously, Don't like your 2 head assistants at all...they treat people realy bad!

Melanie123
Melanie123

It looks like everyone is getting fired or wants to quit. Something needs to change!

PhErin
PhErin

Seriously...simply put...you are my hero. Absolutely f-ing fabulously funny and forthright. You're a rockstar!

trevor1979
trevor1979

You are Fab Love the show and love you as a business woman no maytter what anyone says I totally get it thats how I manage people in my stores especially when doing visual merchandising management . Can't wait to see whats coming up

Erilyn
Erilyn

Hi Kelly, I want you to know how much I love your show and admire you for your tenacity and no BS work ethic. You seem to be a power worker and a great mother. You know how to balance and thats a great thing being a single mother. Ava is lucky to have a mother so devoted.

The show is awesome. Bravo has done it yet again, giving its viewers a wonderful "reality" series thats not only entertaining but gives a glimpse into the world of fashion. Who knew it was THAT stressful??

I felt your pain when the interns messed up those gift bags. I remember thinking to myself as I was watching, "they arent going to give those out looking like that are they?". I cant believe none had the common sense to make them look good. Hello? Youre working in the fashion industry. A Happy Meal comes better packaged!

Stephanie V- I dont even know what to say about her. She seemed to lack basic common sense and drive. Always waiting to be hand held through any task given.

Good luck with the show. I look forward to watching more!

romulo fernandezjr
romulo fernandezjr

I THINK YOU R SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!! I MLOVE YOUR SHOW AND I WANNA SAY CONGRADULATIONS,AND GOD BLESS U AND YOUR FAMILY.... I THIN U R THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF PEOPLE DONT LIKE IT,WELL THATS WHY THEY R LOSERS ,AND U R LIVING YOUR DREAMS.I WISH U ALL THE BEST ,AND GOD BLESS U AND AV,i think i spelled it right,if i didnt i apologize.I JUST WANT TO SAY GOD BLESS U,AND KEEP UP THE FABULOUS WORK THAT U AND YOUR AMAZING STAFF CONTINUE TO DO IN THE FASHION WORLd,bellisima!!!!! your friend Romulo Fernandez,jr.arlington,tx

Luci lu
Luci lu

Hello Kell!!! Love your show I enjoy seeing you all working so hard. I'm very happy for you. I enjoy seeing you in the other shows. You played hardball, just wanted you to know. That there is people that love the way you are. Straight to the point!!

Luci lu

Congratulations
Congratulations

Out of the 54 cable shows ranked last week, you beat Life and Times of Tim and The Ricky Gervais Show And... you're nipping on the heels of Frank the Entertainer and Let's Talk about Pep.

Envy
Envy

Kell, I'd give anything to be allowed to just sit in your office and watch like a fly on the wall. To bad there is no make a wish for adults with cancer, Being a fly on your wall would be my wish. Your hysterical, human, hardworking, intelligent, did I say hysterical?

Lori Bohnet
Lori Bohnet

Kelly, You are awesome! Love your show...hopefully there are more episodes soon!

TESSA
TESSA

I'd never heard of Kelly Cutrone before this show. I saw the first edisode and was blown away. I loved it. It show how a business should be run. I recently pruchased her book and can't put it down. I don't know how any woman would not relate to it! The amount of drive that Kelly has is awe inspiring and commendable. It is affirming every gut feeling I have ever had. The part in the book about her standing behind her descision and comment regarding Ashley was human perfection. Thanks Kelly!

zap
zap

I hate this show boreing!

Viewerrobbie
Viewerrobbie

hi kell,i love u and ur show!!i'm addicted 2 it.your awesome!!!!!

Hello Kell
Hello Kell

KELL...What the Hell! They play your show during the two weeks of the Olympics and then the first week night there over and your not on! So disapointing...

zarbot
zarbot

Ugh. Why no show? Ruined my Tuesday (I get the show via iTunes) night. Boo hoo.

Tammyalamadingdong
Tammyalamadingdong

You should have a 2 to 3 week probationary traing period. You should go over all details of job duties and show the employee where everything is. Work side by side employee for a while and teach, then watch employe and advise. After about 2 weeks you should know who would not be able to cut it and if they ask too many questions or are too needy, then you are doing the work for them It is never ok to belittle employees in front of other employees, let alone on t.v. Allowing and sometimes encouraging gossip about fellow employees leads to a hostile work environment. You lead by example when people feel that they are being mistreated they spend all their energy on how they feel and the injustice of it all that no much of their energy gets put into actual work. I love Kelli and Ava, and the show and drama is very entertaining. I just think the employee turn over could be better managed with some skills and fashion foward policies.

big bravo fan
big bravo fan

Kell - I get you and I get the whole "No BS" 'tude. Been there, done that ...doing that.

Can't quite figure out why you hire these Gen-Y babies with formula still on their breath if you truly want to de-stress your work life? You seem like a bright, no-nonsense chick ... so why do you put yourself through it?

I assume it's a bottomline thing ($$$) but you get what you pay for (or don't pay for as the case may be). I'm not at all in to coddling, but the whole baptism-by-fire, have-no-life, is SOOOOOOO played out! Yaaaaaaawn !

Here's a concept, invest in actual TALENT acquisition - learn how to hire better ... unless of course you just enjoy the crazy.

In any event, while it is mildly entertaining watching people self - destruct under the agony of not being able to execute a to-do list (LOL). I wouldn't hire that team to make my coffee let alone handle my business!

Good luck !

to just fyi
to just fyi

Kelly is much too busy to remember the cost of a printer. She's done over 18000 fashion shows, which works out to 2.25 per day, 365 days a year, since she was 22 years old.

tarot
tarot

Last night's new episode was my favorite.

MrsD
MrsD

Kelly, you are an amazing example of a strong, ethical business woman and loving, amazing mom to Ava! Peoples Rev and your daughter are truly, truly lucky to have you and I'm in awe of you and your tremendous work ethic!!! Love your show!!!

Whitney Boyett
Whitney Boyett

I never watched the hills till last season when I was bored and it was late. I didnt stop watching it because I loved watching you tell them like it is. When I saw you had your own show; I must say,"BRAVA BRAVO!" I love your show!!!! Kelly you rock! Your daughter is adorable.

Ilham
Ilham

I watch your show and I am hooked! I hate the title of your show, I expected you to be this horrible power driven woman, but in turn you are very cool. Heck I'm unemployed and see you need more staff I would love to work for you. If you are interested please respond to my post!!

Paula43
Paula43

Love the show. Much nicer side of you to see! How in the world did you ever tolerate those twits from the Hills? MTV must have paid you some big bucks. Looking forward to more episodes.

Amanda P.
Amanda P.

I love love love your show Kell!

I find it so entertaining your brutal, in-your-face honesty. I also find it entertaining with these "20somethings," and their inability to perform simple tasks with care & discretion.

I am a 20something; I am also the head assistant coordinator to the owner/founder of my spa, she also runs her own product line. I handle everything from bookkeeping/legal business tasks to simple mind numbing sales/inventory (I also have a running to-do list of anywhere between 50-100 things). I can't believe with the limited experience I have that I am able to do a multifunction, high stress, very detail oriented job better that those seen here on the show! It amazes me that people are not more gracious in actually having an amazing job in this economy. Instead of saying "they didn't tell me" or "it's not my job" you should ask "is there anything more I can do for you?" or "is this being done properly, I don't want to get too far ahead and it be wrong"....sheesh

They should be groveling at your feet for whatever you need rather than complaining. Come on people, be blessed someone has you on their payroll right now, you are one of the lucky ones!

Can't wait for more episodes!!!!

~Amanda~

iheartyr
iheartyr

Kelly, While I respect, and am in awe of, your incredible work ethic and the success you have obtained, I couldn't help but sort of cringe during the scenes with Ashley, the Spitzer call-girl. While I share some of your views on the issue I couldnt accept what I viewed as a completely nonchalant attitude about a young woman who willingly and in exchange for money, slept with a man who was clearly married. I don't know you personally of course, but I will make the assumption that you wouldn't engage in that type of behavior. In making that assumption, it conflicts with your comparisons of her profession and yours. I do not believe that someone who would sleep with someone else's husband deserves their bad behavior to be rewarded. And featuring her on your show and cultivating a friendship with her and defending her behavior is rewarding hers.

Mary25
Mary25

I love how people keep saying Steph Vorhees has working in PR for years. She graduated college barely a year before working at People's Revolution and had just turned 23. Give the girl a break!!!

Viewer in RENO
Viewer in RENO

Kelly, I would pay $10,000 just to hang out with you for one day! Keep keepin it real!!

Linnette
Linnette

BTW - I am very techy LOL

Linnette
Linnette

Kelly! So happy to see the videos I am watching here. I missed this weeks episode, thanks to D*** Network and the "issues" with not being able to actually find your show and record it, even though I set it up a week in advance. And, no, it was not user error. They are having major issues. A new receiver is on the way. I have to be sure not to miss an episode. I tried to find episode 4 on here, but it is not available at this time. So, I am stuck with little "snip-its" online at Bravotv.com.

Thank God for the "snip-its" though. I am able to see that you did get to read my post and you did acknowlege that you and your senior staff should be loving life, working hard, and playing hard, while leaving the all-nighters and small crap to the interns. I really enjoyed the video of you shopping for toys. I understand the struggle of whether or not to take Ava to London. Because I have not seen the episode yet, I don't know if she went, but I am anxiosly waiting to see if my satellite can get their crap together and I can watch.

I am a huge believer in Black clothes all the time. I am not Goth, but I do have two teenage daughters. I don't claim to be a single mom, regardless of paying for the baby daddy's end of things, he is still their father. But, raising them on my own, I had a NEED for black clothing. It is fine by me, as it is my favorite color and has become my daughters' favorite also. But, black belongs on our clothes, not under our eyes.

Delagate, Delegate, Delegate! It is YOUR turn, girl! Your turn to enjoy life with Ava and a man of YOUR choice. You are harsh on everyone, or so it seems, so I thought it okay to be "harsh" with you in my comment last week. I apologize if it was too much. I just think there is a time when we get to start enjoying life. Telling everyone you enjoy it, is just a way to try to convince yourself that you are okay with settling. You aren't and you know it. You want more out of life than work. Toys don't hold you at night. They also don't listen when you come home to bit** about the day.

Take care and get a spa treament! You deserve it! Take Ava.. she will love it, but tell her not to expect it all the time!

TMS
TMS

Kelly: I do love your show. You are a person I can look up to, because of your business ethics, your dedication, even though I am older than you. :)

Personally, you need to stop leaving the hiring and firing to people like "sweet" Stefanie. It left me a very sour taste in my mouth after I saw the episode where Stefanie searches information about the new hired girl. The satisfaction in Stefanie's face, while she is telling the new girl she no longer had a job was too much for me. In this economy???? Somebody showing satisfaction “firing” somebody, even though no rules were specified as “no tweeting allowed”. I just started watching the show and I did like Stefanie, even though, she could be a little whiney.

But after this nasty action, I am very disappointed. I saw you in the Bonnie Hunt Show, and you mentioned you need “good PR”. If the producers think Stefanie’s action makes good TV, they need to remember that millions of people are currently searching for any job, and to watch Stefanie getting so much satisfaction on the firing of a person she didn’t know anything about, is really wrong. I honestly think you are an exceptional person, and do love your show. I know the drama is what makes any reality tv show a lot more interesting, I do like drama, but not cruel intentions.

Tribble
Tribble

I liked that Kelly blushed at the mere mention of her man's name. Let's face it - business is great, being an empowered and powerful woman is great. But love is essential. If you still crave a man so much after what, 7, 8 years, that you go all giggly over him, THAT'S SUCCESS. As a woman who had lived with her husband for over 20 years and still adores him, I understand it's tougher to keep the flames going when he's around all the time, but here or there, in-house or long distance, love relationships matter. A LOT.

Brady
Brady

Kelly, your show is a wonderful train-wreck administrative nightmare, but I hope that is not the real operation! Wow, like hire an accountant to design internal controls. Every episode is a textbook example of how not to succeed in business. And, yes, it is YOUR fault, as the owner. I realize that establishing and adhering to procedures is not as much fun as rushing-in to pull situations out of the fire, but if you ever can't go to work one day or one week, then there goes your entire business. You and the senior ladies there think everyone under you - Viorhees - are just incompetent. It is painful to watch how you all look into the camera and "dress them down," while it is sooo obvious that they failed because of just plain bad management. I bet you have no standard (and written) policies and procedures manual and no standard performance review plan. Without stuff written down about how to do stuff, then when you retire, then your business is gone.

KellyH
KellyH

Love the show! You are a great mom! I love to see the hard hitting business woman melt when she is with her child. It happens to the best of us.

Just a little advice. From one professional business woman to another. Hire an Office Manager to handle coordinating assistants and interns. You and your partners are are to busy to handle such mundane issues.

I know you like using interns, they are cheep and will do anything, but you get what you pay for.

If your office is in chaos your productivity will suffer.

Jnewby
Jnewby

Omg I love love love the show. You guys are the best. Kelly you should def have your own shown for your next interns. I would totally audition for it. Show you how us Kentucky boys do it. :-)

Just a thought...
Just a thought...

kelly, how can you compare your job with the "world's oldest profession?" as you have defended the spitzer girl during the first episode of your show. even though, as you had mentioned, you don't like talking to certain clients, your dignity and ethics stay in tact during those conversations, right? i like your strong persona and "no bull" tactics, but you have certainly lost some points in my book during "that" scene. let me know if i am wrong, and you think that your job's moral code is somewhat compromised. otherwise, great show and i wish you all the best.

cc
cc

What amazes me is that you and everyone else on the show work in such a professional atmosphere, but you all look like you work at Walmart. I think you and your staff need to get on over to What not tow ear and get a fahsion lesson. Your lack of style seems to give u less cedibility.

Viewer RRS
Viewer RRS

What software do you guys use for doing the seating charts?

RRS
RRS

LOVE! LOVE! The show. It's very nice to see that Kelly really is a good soul. I wrongly assumed she was this bitter chic that was taking her angst out on everyoone because of all the mean girls in high school. She is a superwoman--powerhouse and I love it! Mean girls suk.

Rock on Kelly!

Betz
Betz

I also love the show and Kelly Cutrone, she is such an amazing business woman but most imporantly she seems like such a great mom! Despite being so busy she seems to make a lot of time for her daughter! OH and thank you for firing Stephanie V, it was about time (10 days seems like more than enough). Love the whole cast too!

Lex1
Lex1

Kelly, this show is awesome, I look forward to it every Monday night. I repeat after you "I love Skinner" lol. The way she handled the girl that was fired for her twitter tweets was great! I think career counselors at college campuses across the country should use that clip to show young people of today that despite how "cool" social networking is, they can still screw themselves big time if they are not careful!

Viewer Kelly Ann
Viewer Kelly Ann

I think Kelly is a power house....I've seen her on tv interviews and I think she's brilliant..U go lady!