3. George trying to look like a saint and blaming his rough russian girlfriend in slutty outfits for going out too much. Did you pay attention that he brought out TWO girls to Michael's birthday the DAY HE BROKE UP WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND??? That's what he does all the time. I hope he wears condom at least.
FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CALL THE whole show shallow pay attention at the pile of books in the corner of my living room at the scene where Angelika and me are putting together outfits for her to wear during school. And for everyone who says we are so shallow we spend a lot of money on nothings, the bar stools u see in the same scene were 5 dollars each in charity shop. My green sofa ? On craigslist for $ 300.00. Its all about mixing up the items that are unique and worth a lot of money and those that are less unique and cost peanuts. Clothes we bought for Angelika mainly were bought in Forever 21, J. Crew and sparkly shoes were KATE SPADE bought at LOEHMANNS! Oh and did you pay attention to the fact that I drive SATURN SUV that's three years old? I make it look like a luxe car it is lol. Hey, I do have custom leather seats there! Little tip: if you wear jeans all the time do NOT, I repeat, do NOT do the tan leather seats. It doesn't work! Your jean stains will be left on your drivers seat forever engrained into the fine leather u paid a pretty dollar for. (well, OK, maybe it does not work with DVB jeans because the color runs greatly but I still love them).
Going with the flow that Miami Social is SHALLOW... while disagreeing with it greatly, I do agree there ARE shallow things we do.The three most shallow things on the second episode that strike my attention:
1. Remember the scene where Ariel wants a cabana or table or whatever he wanted that he couldn't have at the Gansevoort roof for the birthday party he was organizing? It is shallow to bitch about a complimentary table and tell your friend:" f..k you" when he offers you free bottle and such. What happened to high fashion types paying for the service themselves by the way? I thought friends are supposed to help each other in business not tire each other's resources out.
2. Michael calling Kim Kardashian a reality whore. Hmmm isn't that what we might become just about now? I do appreciate Michael researching the "whore" term for hours just recently to see what good have whores of our times done in the past. He had redeemed himself right there for me :)I have to say that Michael and me must have been separated a birth because I pick up on his jokes and laugh with him. Too bad I wasnt able to witness the Ariel versus Michael battle because I was in Europe celebrating Angelika's birthday with her in Lugano.
3. Calling all men with small dogs gays. Something Kat says in a scene when Michael and Kat walking their dogs in a dog park. All i want to ask Kat is, does it mean that every woman with large dogs is automatically a lesbian? Again we dive into the judgment pool here. Maybe that guy with a small dog is walking what's left of his sad divorce (the dog)? Would you write him off as potential date just because he has a small dog? :)
See you next week guys. Meanwhile try to be honest at least with yourself. Its the hardest part. But it makes a difference.
Hi maria, that's my moms name as well and I live in miami n love it, what type of dog is hardys dog?! I want oneeee :) thanks
I have come to really like & admire you from reading your blogs & watching the show. You seem very down to earth & a hard worker & very self sufficient. I am interested in how "The Secret" worked for you, I haven;t read the book. You are by far the best on the show. Much luck & happiness in your life & career.
You are my favorite for sure! I want to be a photographer also and you appear to be one of the best. Any tips?
Maria, you are may FAVORITE star on MIAMI SOCIAL! I love how cute you are and I love your blunt attitude! I love your line of work and your sense of style, fantastic :) can you please wake ariel up? I loooove you and u rock for sure :) i have nothing but amazing things to say about you!
Молодец, Мария!!! You're awesome! So nice to see a real Russian woman (without all the stereotypes). Love your sense of humor, plus you are a good mom. You rock, продолжай в том же духе!
Maria you are one Hot..Sassy..Mama!! I love it!!! You, Katrina, and Michael are my favorites!!! Your witty remarks have me cracking up. I love how you stick up for your friends, it show what a great person you are you.
Maria, your my favorite on this empty show. You are on target with many of your comments. My take on Kat is that she needs to shit or get off the pot with her husband. He seems like a nice guy, trapped with a overly high maintence fame seeker. Of course, this is my take based on what I see. I wanted to ask if you do photo's for the public. I am looking for a photography, for my own personal photos. Please let me know and keep up the honest good job
lolololol... hum... know... Lesbians don't automatically have big dogs. And not all gay men have have little dogs... But I do have to admitt that's more common than not.Not the lesbian part, just the gay part.
You are by far my favorite person on the show! I love how you just tell it like it is whether it hurts or helps, and I also love the relationship you have with your daughter (cool)!
Maria u rock! I have so much respect for you. Sending your daughter to a different country must have been hard. You know who you are inside and out...love love love that!!! Keep it real gf!
Maria, with all of the excellent boarding schools in the US, why is your daughter going all the way to Switzerland?
Maria, I love that you have brought up the subject of lying. Although I am not generally naive, it has only been through a series of painful experiences in the past few years that I have learned how often SO MANY people lie; lie by omission, lie to make themselves look better, or feel better, or for no reason at all! I can see that many people admire you and I truly hope that your disdain for deceit will have a good influence on viewers and readers of this blog. If nothing else, you'll at least have instilled these values in your daughter. The thoughts you've expressed are rare, but I am grateful.
I really appreciate your honesty about the show and about what your lives will become because of the show. You so far are the one to watch. Best of luck.
I love the show, each person just became a star. would like to meet you and the everyone on the show, keep up the good work. You are really great with your daughter.
Maria your my fav...love love love your style... i need to know the brand of your sunglasses that you wore to the airport.gots to hav them.
HI! I also loved Maria's sunglasses that she wore to the airport. I would love to know where she got them too.
i just wanted to know where did you get that black & white polka dot bikini that you wore on the pilot episode??????
Hi Maria! I really like your blog and I agree with what you wrote. I really don't think that Hardy loves Trixia. They are both in different paths (one wants to get married and have kids-settle down; the other one doesn't) in life and I doubt that Hardy wants to marry soon. I agree with what you said about Katrina: she says that she wishes that the day would have more hours because she constantly works. Clearly you could see in the episodes that this is not the case: walking the dogs, partying, going to lunch with Michael and Ben, paddling on the water with Sorah, etc. I think she is making a big mistake by divorcing Ben. I wish I could find a guy like him, but when he finds another woman and moves on from her, she will then realize what a big mistake she did by divorcing him. It will be too late by then. You are very real and I am happy to see your daughter very grounded. I live in Miami and I know how kids can be.
Shallow? Of course, the show is shallow. Would we all be setting timers to go off at showtime if the show was deep? I don't think so. Reality shows are shallow. That certainly doesn't mean that each person on the show is shallow. Maria, at the end of episode 2, you are the only person I don't feel the need to bitch-slap.
I am a Native Floridian. I grew up skateboarding in the then empty pools of where your show now films. Back in the day it was predominantly a retirement area. For we locals Washington was the place to go and shop with the likes of Anna Sui, B. Johnson, The Mad Hatter and of course my stomping ground the Cameo Theatre.
I don't look at those on the show as shallow, but I was disappointed. I was hoping that the show would have a majority of Natives living their life in this time of great economic strife. Talking about what this city once was and how it was flourishing compared to what it is now with the great influx of immigrants this city takes in and financially supports every year.
Maybe noone would watch a show like that. But, being a native and now living here once again in North Miami after living in NY, I can assure you that the life being led by the people on this show is not the majority. I work in the fashion industry for a reputable company based in NY. I don't live like this at all.
I was excited when I heard about this show launching, but disappointed that it wasn't really about Native's living and working in Miami. But, I do like it and will watch.
hmm.. I like you now.. all women SHOULD know to mix high end with low end items.. Having the newest XYZ fashion designer (on) doesn't make you chic or sophisticated, it makes you a mannequin. Mix it up!
I love what you bring to the show, HONESTY! You're a hot, maybe bi-sexual, single mom that loves her daughter to death, loves her job & loves her true friends. I can respect people who keep it real. Keep on being you, the fakers can fend for themselves when the truth comes out, as it always does.
Your my favorite ..... the only thing is that your re telling everyone's shallow moments...what about when you told Michael he needs botox.......
Maria! You are my absolute favorite on the show! You were spot on with what you were saying about Hardy not loving Trixia and about Katrina working all the time. Such bull. No one is buying real estate now. She can't be getting calls everyday for properties. Keep it real!
PLEASE!! Let us know where we can get the sunglasses you wore at the airport with you daughter? love them
Where can I find the sunglasses you were wearing when you dropped off your daughter Angeilka at the airport!!! THEYRE HAWT!!!!!!
Maria, thanks for keeping it real. I don't think the show is shallow at all; it is what it is.
Real life can be fun and indulgent in good ways sometimes. So what? Is it a crime to get dressed up, go out to a place that's happening and be surrounded by beautiful people? Not in my book (and by the way, I read, too. Real books as well. :)
Miami, like everywhere else, has real people and shallow people. It's all about who you want to be surrounded by.
I can see how someone who has never lived in Miami or especially South Beach, get the wrong impression.
I've lived here for the past 10 years, so I guess I see it through different eyes.
By the way, I'm really into photography. Where can we see your work?
I admire your inner and outer allure. I think if I spend a day with you, I'll be a wiser person. After, I read you're posts, I am even more inspired by you! I must say the icing of the show are you and Michael! I am loving it. I live in Miami and the show is savory delightful...
P.S. No one is perfect but:
Hardy and Trixia are the oddest names I've heard in my life. Hardy, I bet he had a tough time pervy kids in jr.high couldn't get enough of it and Trixia just like the corn flakes: " trix are for kids!"... Shish,I want to stay tuned to see what they'll name their kids. Their the most unique names on the show. As a kid I didn't always like my name so I shouldn't really be talking lol. Besides,those two are so blazing, they could pull any name off.
Also, thanks for making the comment about Katrina not ALWAYS working! I got a bit self-conscious when she came on.. I was like,maybe I need to turn things up a notch. How stressful is that?! She looks amazing and she's ALL business. Uh, how icy is that? It's good to know she's only human and it's not all work. However, it's always refreshing to see an empowering women.
I agree with you on EVERYTHING you said about the 2nd episode. Your daughter is adorable, I hope all is going well for her and for you.
Maria I totally agree with you. I think people see you guys a shallow and self involved because that is how the show is edited. But I think your blog is brilliant! Keep writing!
Maria- I am so happy you were given more airtime this week. You're "take me as I am" personality is refreshing in this world of "act as if" Katrina - right on lmao. Super busy yet time to do PR and go paddling Don't let anybody critcize what you choose to purchase with your hard-earned money. Whether you bought your shoes at Chanel or Pay-less is nobody's business. You owe nobody an explanation. Don't listen to the shallow comment either. If you were an average looking woman making 40k a year and overweight, nobody would watch you. The TV audience is shallow and Bravo acted on it. Maria you are fabulous, don't listen to silly people!
Maria your my fav. I like that your a mom. Your a hard working beautiful woman whom has seemed to find inner peace. I think the others seem very lost.
i heard you were homeless a few years ago and built your success obviously from hardwork in the past few years tell how good that feels