Patricia Defends Whitney's Ad Idea

Patricia talks about the now infamous ad and updates us on that pink Birkin bag.

And so I have a confession to make: Monty, the adorable Lagotto Romagnolo I claimed to have given Whitney as a gift, I actually got for myself. Which doesn't mean he isn't passionate about his own dog, Smoochie. Whitney is just able, unlike his mother, to focus his fervor on one pet at a time. If he seemed reluctant about training Monty, it's because he was running around doing errands getting ready to leave that night to go to the party at Blenheim Palace. Speaking of which, his girlfriend Larissa was able to join him and the two had a fabulous time in London.

Whitney did not dream up the now infamous T-Rav campaign ad, “Raising the Roof,” all by himself.

Patrica Altschul

And speaking of 'fessing up, I want to divulge something that my overly polite son won't. Whitney did not dream up the now infamous T-Rav campaign ad, “Raising the Roof,” all by himself. The concept was a communal, collective idea. Scott Wheeler, T-Rav's first campaign manager, who is highly competent, thought that a non-traditional message was the only way to go. Whitney brought in a film crew from Hollywood. As Whitney told me, it's "the same crew that made the pilot for Southern Charm which was then sold to Bravo." Whitney has a successful career in film and now in television and is certainly capable of filming an ad. Ironically, since Southern Charm has been showing “Raising the Roof,” it has gotten national media attention. This was the original intention at the beginning of this exercise.

Now about that bubble gum pink alligator, one-of-a-kind Birkin bag...It was bought strictly as an investment, because Birkin bags are actually bought and traded as commodities. I have never worn nor carried it anywhere. In fact, it sits, unsullied and pristine, in its original box waiting to be sold for a nice profit.