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.
I Love you Kelly. Your baby daddy is super hot! Ava looks just like dad...your must be stronger than his.
Coingrats on the show and cannot wait for the book. I was wondering what is the first step to get into PR? Should I for example, attend local fashions shows and get familiar with them or at least volunteer backstage to see more of the "behind the scene"?
and two more 6. Tans are so demode. Pale skin with dark hair is much more interesting. 7. 20-somethings make horrible employees, in general. I think firms would be wiser to hire slightly older interns.
You are so kick-ass. I am loving Kell on Earth, I can't wait to see what happens on the next episode. Keep up the amazing work!!!!!!
YES!!!! Stephanie V is gone finally
Please give Skinner a raise or trust her more so she's apart of the senior level comradorie! That girl is an AMAZING hard worker! If you do not appreciate her and/or show senior level respect to her; you will loose a major asset to your company. I'm on the executive management team of my company, so I can appreciate hard working employees who give up so much of themselves to help the company grow and be successful.
Robyn and Emily need to stop seeing Skinner as a threat, but as an ASSET!
Kelli Your show is awesome!!! I liked your management style when we saw glimpses of you on the Hills. The way you handle working and your family life is amazing. It takes a smart women to be sucessful in busniness and being a good parent. You are a very intelligent women. Not many women can do what you do. Your daughter is beautiful. Her eyes are so dramatic. THe best thing about being the boss is deligating the termation of an employee. I am looking forward to your season and good luck to you and your staff.
hey just wanted to know why is it that you and ouselves should always wear black i love how strong u r as a women just wanted to know your sign im a aries love your show
Kelly, hopefully you can actually get some time to read this comment as im sure you that you are SUPER busy with work!!!! I have to say that I am i love with your show, and Im so glad that you allowed the cameras into your hectic life. I once thought about pursuing a career In Fashiono/PR but I decided to go a different path because I didnt feel like I had the Motivation and dedication that your team does. However I have no regrets now, Im currently working and going to school, and its a total pain in the ass, but Im getting it done so that some day I can call the shots and be a great frikkin leader like you!!! You are a fabulous rolemodel!!! The PR/Fashion world can be extremely brutal, but as a leader you definately know how to get the job done!!! Keep up the great work!! Ava is a rockstar, shes super adorable!!! As for your you staff, its unfortunate to hear about Steph V, but lets not beat around the bush she was a shim. Loves Skinner she defs knows what shes doing, im sure you know that!!! And Britney tatoos, soooo not a fan....but i love tanning lol!!! Anyway hope all is well!!! Im sooooo looking foward to next weeks episode!!! Hope they keep ur show running because other shows out their are garbage!!
This show is beyond amazing and I am totally loving it! I overheard you at Fashion Week in September telling press that you want this show to be about your softer side, that you bake cupcakes for your staff. I expected the show to be a lot different, but am finding that it TRULY SHOWS the world of PR. As an IMG volunteer I know how hard your girls work, and the shows you produce are phenomenal. I love that you address the economy in some of the episodes, making sure people know that you have a social responsibility about you. You are a GREAT example for anyone who is entreprenaurial and loves fashion.
LOVE THE SHOW!
Having worked in a business with 20-something interns and high stress, you just have to keep pounding common sense into their brains! College is not reality. lol.
However, from the outside looking in, it seems as though you could use an office manager or someone acting in that capacity. For instance, I would get a postal meter and elimiate the need for stamps. Second, why is anyone running to FedEx? They will come to you for pickups. Third, going back to the whole computer printing seating chart fiasco for one of the shows, couldn't have someone made a .pdf file of it (assuming it was created in software not everyone has) and e-mailed it to the person at the show? Why would it have to be run down there? In this day and age, no one should have to run anywhere to deliver information. Like I said, I'm outside looking in, but those are my observations.
AND, Ava's daddy is incredibly HOT! Is there anything still going on between you? If not, send him my way! ;-)
What is with your employee's mis-pronouncing the word "important" many are pronouncing it "impoortant". Is it a NYC thing? Keep in mind you are not saving the world or performing brain surgery. Keep the show in perspective considering our world's situation.
Kelly, I have watched you on the Hills and The City and loved you on both!! The funny thing is I thought it would be great to watch you in full on action and..wow.. I got my wish!!! I love you and the show... I think that anyone who would have a chance to work with you would be very fortunate!! You are a great role model, boss, person and MOM !!! I love to see you in action. To see the boss side of you and also see you still have a heart and care about people!! I am a mom of 3 and love that you make Ava your priority. Thanks for the inspiration and can't wait until your book comes out!!!
OMG- I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!! You guys are hilarious and have made my Monday's so much brighter! I wish I would have gone into fashion instead or architecture but I'll just live vicariously through your show. Caio!
You gals are stellar! But, I agree with kris3186, you need to bring someone in with a more technical aptitude that will save you some time and intern breakdowns!
PS. Thank you for getting rid of Vorhees, she was killing my brain cells...
OMG I love this show and Love you Kelly, you crack me up and these girls crying all the time, man suck it up and thank God you have this oppurtunity! Love to see how your showing your daughter how to be a independent confident woman just like you!
This is absolutely my favorite show on earth! Kelly you and our partners think in your head everything I would like to say out loud. Some days I just want to aks people...what the???? or "are you kidding me?" I'm definitely going to buy your book.
Kel- love the show... Wish I could hear the thoughts going on your head...maybe you should insert thought bubbles into final edit...that would be a hoot! Staff is hysterical. Andrew is wicked fun. It was just as painful for us to watch Vorhees. Vorhees, do you think you could move any slower and whine any louder? I agree...you need a techie person that can manage your files properly. It does seem like those 20 somethings need a dose of reality. "You just don't understand" Ugh! I am tired of "understanding" in my workplace(media) Understand this...get the job done because we don't have time for this! I don't need to hear chapters about why you can't do this or that. Kel...did you get where you are because you kept whining about how misunderstood you are??? Doubt it.... Wonder where these kids learned their victim consciousness. Good luck with that... Rock on K and staff !
I think it was a great move letting those two go they where only slowing progress!!! Side note I think it was ridiculously funny how the girl got interviewed, hired and fired in 20 mins lol tht'a way to set a record lol!!!
Please please please come to Columbus, Ohio to promote your book. Right here is home to Ohio State University, we have the highest student population in the country. We need you to talk to these girls, like desperately. I was one of these "girls" 10 years ago and now I'm an OSU graduate with a master's degree working as a professional. Not in the fashion world at all but your message about empowerment and following your inner voice is universal.
You are such an inspiration and I believe in your message. I wish I would have read your book ten years ago. I know you are CRAZY busy but I wish that you could do a book tour geared towards young women in college and recent graduates. We need you Kel! Love your show and your message, you are the kick in the ass that so many young girls (myself included!) need!
Love the show and I just love Ava. But not a fan of the remaining Stephanie - she really wanted to get rid of the other one and I think it was more envy than feeling like Steph V couldn't get the job done. And how come its okay for Skinner to cry? The previews show her crying yet again. Not a fan of cry babies - especially ones that laugh when others cry. And I'm not sure if the twitter girl was twittering confidential info or not, but saying you have been hired on twitter is the same as changing your title on linkedin. Why was Skinner so giddy to tell twitter girl she was no longer needed? So lame -the cattiness is obvious. Just saying...
I love this Show! I used to think that Kelly Catrone was just another Power Woman with money an a very bad attitude. But, She is just a Woman taking care of her Business and is an amazing Mother to Ava. You are my Role Model. I am so glad you are doing this Show.
Kelly - I think you are amazing and would love to come work for you! With that said - I think your Senior Team needs to learn how to properly terminate an employee....I was flabergasted at how the senior team treated that gal.
have your team read: "It's Your Ship" by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff - it's about Management Techniques.
Again, Kelly - your team is only as good as it's leaders!
I love your work ethics! People should be told straight up front. Those two weeks with Steph V must have been torture.
Glad your girls fired Virginia before she started. Bravo didn't do their due diligence in covering up her last name on the computer screen with her twitter page up, and apparently she's still twitting right after being interviewed. She really shouldn't be working for any company. They never learn.
I think Kelly is a power house....I've seen her on tv interviews and I think she's brilliant..U go lady!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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!!!!