Cast Blog: #NEWATLANTA

Remember This is for a Good Cause

Emily is as shocked as you are by the behavior at the fashion show, and takes a minute to defend her fashion sense.

I LOVE this episode. Thanks for watching the show. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!

Well, we gotta start somewhere and I was a little shocked to see that Vawn had Alex over for dinner. To me, it didn’t look like he was cooking dinner and she just came over as friends. . .he obviously invited her over. I don’t know what’s going with them but I guess Vawn is being honest.

When it comes to Vawn and Africa, I am glad Africa asked him about where they are in their relationship. She has feelings for a man who I feel can’t be committed 100 percent. It seems like he loves bachelor life right now. However, I truly feel like the whole "honesty" thing is getting old for me. You should be honest no matter what, in a relationship or not in a relationship. SO confused!

FASHION SHOW TIME!!!

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is clearly very close to my heart, and all I wanted is for this show to be amazing and to raise money. As I mentioned on the show, my sister Wendy, passed from CF and my brother, Andy, has CF and is the strongest person I know. He is now 40, which is incredible! He has as two kids and a supporting family, has published three books, has been running the Peachtree for 18 years in a row and continues to do so! He even completed a half marathon!!! He had the honor to run with the Olympic Torch in Athens, GA (Yes CF is a lung disease. . .who would have known with him doing all this running!) And he's done so much more! It's pretty incredible. He is a true inspiration to all and a hero to his little sister. I look up to him everyday of my life. He is seriously my inspiration.

On to the big show! Fitting the models and explaining what I need from Emily was exhausting enough! Emily and I just got back that morning from the Vegas trip where I go for our buying for the store. We were so tired and had SO much to get done in so little time. The models came in and I fit them so easily. It was like bam bam bam. Done! But, then Mr. Tribble comes in and he has so much to say about his outfit! OMG!!! I wanted to kill him! I felt like he was doing it all on purpose! Haha!

As you can see, I HATE speaking in public. It makes me nuts. I freak out!

Having models for hair and make up so far away from the show will never happen again. I was hoping Emily could handle it. It all worked out fine, but I was definitely more stressed because of all the B.S. going on. I wish people had a little more respect and if you are going to be in my fashion show, be there and don't make other plans. It definitely made my blood pressure rise reliving this!

Ah, and then you see Alex and her Troll friend talking about me.

LOVE how these girls continue to talk trash about me. I threw a drink at the troll??? Really?!? Haha, that is a joke! Watch the footage again and you will see I didn't throw a drink on her. They are going to trash me and talk about what I wear when she is wearing a bright Orange Pinnacle Vodka shirt that she probably got for Free.99. It's a promo shirt! My shirt was a top designer line, which they probably know nothing about. PLUS, it was SPRING so I was trying to get in the mood since the weather was not fun this year.

Then comes the fashion show. For starters, I was shocked to see them there and then extremely offended to see them making faces when I am talking about my family. Have some respect. I don't know why they were there anyway! But, I do love how Africa called her out about it when they had their fight in the bathroom.

Oh yes, of course, the fight between Alex and Africa, I cannot believe this went down at my CHARITY fashion show. Have your argument elsewhere. I heard about this fight after the fact from Africa, and I cannot believe it went down the way it did. I am seeing this for the first time and I am in shock. I would have thought Africa would have shut it down and not fed into Alex’s nonsense.

Enough talk about the nonsense that went down, back to what really matters, my charity fashion show: Raw Love. The show was a HUGE success and we raised a ton of money for Wish for Wendy and now that you all have watched it, we are raising more awareness about cystic fibrosis. Make sure you follow me on social media and come see me at the shop in Midtown!

My families' charity, Wish for Wendy, is Oct. 26 at Alpharetta's North Park. Come join me for a beautiful day at the park watching our charity softball tournament! Get more info WishForWendy.org Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @rawdenimatlanta, @emilylipman, @wishforwendy. And as always shop now at RawDenimAtlanta.com.

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The Fighter is Not Who Tribble Is

Tribble on why he apologized to Vawn, what he won't apologize for, and why he shouldn't get thrown under the bus.

So this show starts off with the "fall out" from the episode before. Emily came over to my house and brought me doughnuts (thanks for the temptation). Vawn is talking about "being grown men and not letting it spill in the streets," but he was the one that came after me. I never put my hands on him until after he touched my face. I was happy to get out of there, trust me. I wasn't going to wait around when it was about me versus the world in that room.

And I don't remember ever actually touching him. He ripped the mic violently from me when I was trying to finish what I was saying. Did I go too far? Maybe. But I felt what I had to say needed to be said, and just because it didn't coincide with Vawn and his panel's views, doesn't mean that he can come rip the mic from me. That, combined with him touching my nose, was what really set me off. I know for a fact that I didn't put my hands on him until after he touched me. Twitter comments reflect this.

I’m glad that Emily is saying I almost got my ass beat. Thanks a lot Emily for believing in your boy! I stood my ground until about 10 of his boys came after me. Plus, I wasn’t dealing with a rational person at that point.

All that being said, I am over this whole situation. I have apologized to Vawn about HOW I approached the situation and getting heated in the moment, but I am not going to apologize for WHAT I said. That is my viewpoint and I am completely entitled to stand up for what I believe in. When I apologized to Vawn, it came from the heart. That dude -- the fighter, the aggressor -- that’s not me. I acted out of character and I am sorry about that.

This is the second show in a row that Africa has completely thrown me under the bus. I realize that you are being loyal to your man, but baby girl, you don’t know me. Saying I came incorrect and not to play, as well as saying I was completely in the wrong about what went down at the forum is a little ignorant. I realize that I am not your man, but at some point I feel like she needs to take a step back from the situation as a whole and look at the writing on the wall. I just think she is caught up right now, and I hope she doesn't mean some of the things she is saying. Same goes with Alex. Just because both of these girls are going after Vawn, doesn’t mean they have to say I am in the wrong. Did anyone see Vawn’s actions that night? No one wants to call him out on ANYTHING that he is doing and when I decide to stand up, I get crucified.

I am glad that my girl is mending her relationships in her life. With Emily 2, I love those two together, and being that they are both feisty as shit, things are gonna come up, but it’s no reason for them to stay mad at each other. With Justin, I am glad that there is some closure. It is sad because I have been through so much with those two, but at this point, I feel like some total time away from each other is best for both of them.

Africa’s show, however, was awesome. Her Lipstick Junkies have come a long way, and I can’t wait to see where they go from here!

Thanks for watching this season of The New Atlanta. Stay tuned for what happens from here, and as always, feel free to check me out on Instagram (@tribblereese) and Twitter (@tribblereese). I’m always on those and will be able to get back to you faster.

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