Wow, what was this episode? "Let's all hate on Lisa?"
I was not shocked but very disappointed by the comments that were made.
Kim? Who cares what she thinks?
Dwight? I mean really. You stated that you came to support a friend. If you called that support, I'd much rather you take that plane where ever you said you were going. I'm open to constructive criticism, but that was neither the time nor the place. It was not classy - it was uncouth and it was just dead wrong.
Sheree? Are you kidding me? Copy cat? What are we in ... grade school? I can't copy what you haven't done sweetheart. You forget I had a baby clothing line before you thought about having one. Last year we met and I tried to give you pointers on how to proceed with your line. I guess you forgot about that meeting.
Overall, I'm glad that with the efforts of my husband, myself and my wonderful team we were able to pull of a great show. There was so much you didn't see. We had performances by Kitty's Litter, Q from 112 and J Holiday. My show was not only a viewing of what's to come, but it was also a production that provided entertainment for my guests. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I am pleased with the outcome and the efforts of everyone involved. I don't think out of the box, I believe that there is no box! There is no set template for being original. Do things your way! As I always do.
Until next week,
Hey Girl, let me start by saying Congrats on your clothing line. I loved your designs. Who cares what anyone thinks. Now you know who's your friend and who's not. As for Sheree I think she is just jealouse of your success. Since her fashion show (let me correct that) her "VIEWING" is what she called it. Didn't go so great. I wish you all the best and hope to see your line of clothing out soon. Take care
Lisa, I think you are adorable and I have a lot of respect for you. But, your clothing line was awful, simply awful. There was no style, no artistry and no taste. I am not being a hater, just a fan who won't lie to you. You and Sheree seem to have no idea what it takes to be a true fashion designer. I hate to see you humiliated, but it appears that both of you will have to learn the hard way. You are a real darling, and I wish you the very, very best.
instead of disliking kim with nene i thank you sould be askin ms NeNe why she was talking about your mother and cloth line
I would really like to see Closet Freak on line where purchases can be made by all of your fans! Me included~~
What I love most about you, is that you walk with your head high and as a human being....none the less a beautiful woman, you are not afraid of making mistakes and saying "ok, next time i'm, going to remember this and make the best of it next time. You are such a beautiful spirited woman, and I enjoy watching you more and more everyday....I wasn't shocked at all that Dwight pretty much bashed your effort considering Sheree didnt have one last season...lol! Honestly who in the hell nmade him fashion guru? Someone should have made him next in line for a plastic surgeon guru...there's no denying that. With that being said I really loved the effort you put forth it says alot about you, and your clothing line definetly spoke of how much class you do carry. Good luck in with what you do and I will be in tuning in all the way!!! Love Pilar
Lisa, I really like your beautiful and positive attitude. You do, do things that benefit you and your family. I commend your husband Ed for being very supportive in all that you do. "Job well done." Stay true and God will bless you and yours!
I like the fact, you got your cloths ready ( on time) You organized a show and the show went on with or without the other house wives. Your a go get'er and you get it done. And everyone else is jealous. I love ya chick you are strong and I hoestly look up to you for real !! And I will buy the cloths !!! HELLO !!!
If another person uses that stale line let your haters be your motivators.... PLEASE! Just tell her she did a good job, and leave the corny tag lines alone.
Lisa, While I respect the fact that you want a clothing line of your own, you really need to diversify the style a bit. It all looked the same, same fabrics, same overall style, which isn't that unique or what anyone would consider high fashion. I'm not trying to be critical, but you really need to get a more complete line out there. Not all the same stuff.
Lisa....do you. I love your style. The fashion show was fine!!!Sheree.... who really care if she came to the show or not....She is all about SHEREE!!
I usually love all the Real Housewives, but to be honest, it's kind of a slap in the face to your fans when you don't take the time to blog. It kind of makes me lose interest in watching the show. Blogging has become such a big part of the Bravo shows, and we the viewers love the blogs. What does it take? 5 minutes maybe??
Mrs. Lisa I have a few inventions if your interested, please feel free to contact me. Thanks have a blessed day. Minister hall
You and Sheree should get together and consult with Kandi on how to do your clothing line. She has more style and business sense than the both of you combined!
You are my idle!!!!! The way you balance business, family, husband and your friends. Your the best!!!! Keep up the good work and good luck on your new venture 'Closet Freak'!!!
LISA YOU MY GIRL. GET YOUR MONEY AND LET THE HATERS HATE. I THINK YOU ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL AND WANT TO KEEP SEE N U DO WELL.
The clothes were ok. It was a wonderful effort. Probably if you had two years like you said, you'd have some really hot stuff. I did see J holiday and his fine self and that gave you street cred with me lol.
You go head with your gorgeous self. But watch yourself. Don't let people change who you are. Your go for yours attitude is great. Don't hate on others and don't become catty like the other girls. It is so unbecoming.
Lisa, I think you forgot how Ne Ne gave you a neg comment also. She alway has something bad to say about all of you ladies when it comes to projects you are all doing. It seems because she is a loud mouth no one calls her out on it. Please stand up for yourself with her also.
Lisa, you are standing true to what you said at the beginning of the show...."If it doesnt make you money, you dont do it". Who can hate on you for that?? Maybe others should take that same stance and then they wont have time to hate. Keep doing what you do! I think you maybe the only honest and true to yourself housewife on the show. And.... Kudos to your husband for his support of you and your endeavors.
More money, more money, more money!
Congradulation's Lisa! As a television viewer, I was not only excited, but also impressed w/the debut of your clothing line. IDK what actually goes on behind "closed doors" & I'm sure the show is edited for technical reasons, but you are my personal favorite on the show. Keep ya head up & keep doing what you do! Do you baby-girl! =}
I love your style Kim! You are beautiful and a great wife & mother. Can't wait to see you pregnant again. Good luck and you are the sweetest woman on the show.
OH PLEASE! She by Shree is a total wash! Satin ladies is NOT a womans best friend in fashion wear! Your line was great!
lisa u rock....dnt worry bout wat half of those ppl say...and ur show love it...i have learned ova da years dat ppl r goin to hate on others regardless u did ur part nw lets c if they could have done wat u done....nt...my point exactly...keep doin u and u keep ur head up...
I realy enjoyed the fashion show. I do agree that the clothes needed to be a little more refined, but the overall message was clear. That's nothing to have to just add a few finishing touches to your collection. Evelyn did a great job. The garments are beautiful as are you. You are my favorite Housewife thus far due to your positvie spirit and trueness to yourself and others. I just luuuuv me some EJ. He is too cute. You should probably have him teach Kim how to read so that she can learn to spell "cat" and define the word loyalty. I look forward to seeing more your fashion sense. Good Luck to you.Thank you for showing the scene of you visiting your brother's grave. You have inspired me to climb a similar hurdle for myself.
LIving in quiet Ole Minnesota, the pace and lifestyle of your Atlanta never ceases to amaze me. I watch in wonder as some of the Wives TELL us how "classy and refined" they are while cussing, pulling wigs, creating public scenes and back stabbing.
Praise the Lord, you are NOT one of them!
Your fashion show was what it was...a wearable fashion line for REAL women.
Dwight is adorable but is NOT the barometer of all that walks, moves and talks.
Sheree and several other Wives need a week at "Charm School Boot Camp."
Keep the bar raise HIGH Lisa.
Also, Dwight was right. Maybe it wasn't the time or the place to discuss the inadequacies of the designer you chose to financially back, but he is right. I have worked in embellishment and design for 14 years now, and if flaws were visible from TV, I can only imagine what the finish was like in person.
Take criticism and make it work. Complaining about how you're the subject of "haters" will get you nowhere.
Lisa, I love your determination and motivation, but you must learn to practice what you preach. If you advised Khandi to stay out of the mess, you should as well. Don't ever think that NeNe is your true friend. Frankly, she's not a true friend to any of you.
hey lisa i would just like to say that you rock girl and for the haters (sheree) she needs to simply get her wanna b self together no offense but how can you dog out a friend when you haven't even brought your own line of clothing out, why hate on someone for completing there own dream, thats just wrong to me , and a friend would never do that. but what i admire about you is that you speak your mind and tell the truth , keep it up girl
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Hey Lisa, you are the best and I wanted to know if you're ever looking for a personal assistant please email me !! I can send references stats and pictures and fly to meet you.
Don't be too hard on Dwight. He seeks profection in everthing he does. Did you see how difficult he was when planning his own party. It may not have been the time or place but he meant well. He is still a good friend.
Lisa, I really liked some of the pieces in your line, but it leans toward the younger generation, but it's what makes it a unique style, it does'nt have to be perfect.
Kim did'nt have any comments about your fashion show during the episode, I think she feels the same way you do, she does'nt care what you think. Maybe you should just let it go, and not say anything about her, like she did.
Good luck on all your many projects
I admire your ambition, energy and balance with family. I wonder this season...If anyone has a relarionship with God!?
Your fashion show was absolutely great! Also, I enjoyed your performance in the pocket book show. You are a talented lady and keep doing what you do! Dwight means well so don't be upset with him, he wants to be helpful.
In the words of Tim Gunn "I am worried about your taste level".
The clothes are not good.
But it is admirable that you tried. So continue to try just elevate the entire project because what you showed does not reflect the mature woman that you are.
And seriously can your blog be a bit shorter. Remember you have no show, you have no fashion line without fans so you need to do a bit more if you expect a following.
My Dear its only hate when its not said to your face by the person!! I admired that moment bet. you and dwight when he was trying to give you pointers. He said the exact same thing to NeNe ( who wouldn't have told you what he said) and repeated it damn near verbatium to you. Learn to take criticism, not everything you do will be perfect because YOU did it! Umm... Cute clothes though hun! About you and Sheree don't like the catty atomosphere turn you against each other.. There was nothing wrong with you 2 last year and it shouldn't be this time around. Both of you can be very successful designers. You and Kim..... seriously, if you two talked it out and have agreed to be cordial, then don't engage in conversation putting her down ( at the musuem) or back up NeNe, when she talks about her period ( we shouldn't encourage people to engage in affairs we ourselves woudn't want to be apart of) You have class Lisa, let it continue to shine, don't become tarnished or bitter because of the present company you are keeping!
Regarding your clothing line, I think the designs as concepts were probably pretty cool. However, rushing to present these ideas as final product was maybe not a good idea, and the fact that you 'made it happen' or 'finished first' does not at all make your line better than Sheree's. Art takes time to perfect. Artists/Designers usually don't present the initial design idea as final. It's a process, which is what I admire about Sheree's fashion line. She did not present the clothes in her fashion show, because they were not complete- there is nothing wrong with thinking the idea through and wanting to show your best work. The length of time it takes to finish is not the point- it's the quality of the end result. Although you completed your line before she did, the clothes looked very homemade (mammy-made) and amateurish. I think you could learn something from the care Sberee is exercising in completing her line.
Your line was, at least, visible for your reveal. I did see what appear to be unfinished areas, but who am I to make that call? I was not in on the design and for all I or anyone else knows those areas were intentional. Overall, it was a magnificent line. I only wish I were half as creative. Keep up the good work and forget those who have nothing better to do than worry about everyone else.
Lisa you are a very strong womam. I like how you dont care how they all act towards you. You should be like that i just think they are jealous of you because you are a very beautiful woman.
Well keep your head up girl..take care much love & respect.
Great job last week on your reading of the "pocketbook". I think you did an awesome job with this being the first time. You and NeNe are my favorite wives. You guys just "keep it real". Just a tip, let NeNe hang with you because I've noticed that when she's around you she's pleasant and her demeanor is just calm. I know she too has been through some things and she has to realize that positiveness will make all things smooth. I love they way you and your husband work as a "team" it's just wonderful. Girl, just shake off the "haters". At least you've launched your clothing line along with other projects and Sheree is trying to get started. Okay, so what's up with that. She is truly "too much" into herself. She needs to let others comment on her and not her comment on herself. So my words to you are stay the way you are and I pray God's blessing upon you and your family and hope to hear that soon you'll be expecting another little Hartwell to be coming to join the family. Again, keep NeNe with you and I'm sure she'll continue to move forward.
Seeing how you live in Atlanta, could you please tell us how the flood has effected you and the others. I would also like to know which areas have not been affected, because I was thinking of moving there next year and how is the job market. And please do not bring your self down to Nee level.
Thank You Gina
I THINK YOUR SHOW WAS VERY GOOD. I ALSO THOUGHT THE COMMENTS WERE UN-FRIENDLY LIKE AND TOO MUCH, BUT YOU KNOW WHEN THE CAMERA'S ON AND THE LIGHT IS ON SOMEONE ELSA WHAT HAPPENS...DRAMA. I LIKE DWIGHT, BUT WHEN DID HE BECOME AN ATLANTA HOUSE WIFE? IF HE WORK SO HARD AT WHAT HE DOES, WHEN DO HE WORK? I HAVE A SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND ALSO THAT WAS INJURED IN THE NFL, SO I KNOW HOW IT IS TO BE A PARTNER IN A HOUSEHOLD IN BUISNESS. THE LOVE IS PRICELESS, SO WHY SUBJECT YOURSELF TO ALWAYS FEED INTO THE GOSSIP AND MESS.
dear lisa just wanted to make a comment about the clothing line thought the clothes did look a little cheap dont mean this in bad way but i think you could do better if you did a few designs yourself and please pick out the material.dwight was right they did not look that good. step up your game girl your my favorite housewife you have it together so get those clothes together. good luck,collini
In regard to your fashion show, it seem that most of the garments were made of satin or something similar to that type of fabric. Satin is hell on thighs with cellulite. If you would, please address the materials used, ie. cotton is always a girl's best friend. I can not take anymore women walking around the metro area looking like a HOT MESS!!! Later
I love that you haven't change yourself for the show unlike so many of your cast memembers you are still you loving, caring, self motivated and that's what make you on the show a breeze to watch. I loved your fashion show because you gave it your all and your true effort showed unlike your co-woker LOL>.. Who has failed not once but twice I hope by the 5th season we see a sucessful fashion show from MS. Shree who we all know was hating on you because she set her standards so high for that sponsered show that they didn't want to deal with her. Maybe you should inform her YOU HAVE TO CRAWL BEFORE YOU WALK... Other than that love you stay drama free which I know might be hard with NENE being you new BFF
I really loved your clothing line you got some very nice pieces I would wear everyday, and if you make them in plus size it a bigg plus.(and me to you I dont know what type of friendship you have with NONO damn I meant NENE you need to let it go, her true colors shows & its not Good for your image.
Lisa- I love your ambition and your go get it attitude. I think it's inspirational and aspirational as well. Love what you did with the monologue, it was good for the it being your first time and I think it took alot of guts to get on stage with people watching. I can appreciate how you and your husband work together as a team, I wish we had more examples of that and to me that is what a marriage is about, team work and communication. Love that!! I do however have to point out something I've noticed about you this season and it is your penchant for getting in the middle of things. I'm sure your intention is to be a peacemaker and to smooth things over but sometimes it just adds to the drama. Case in point, at Sheree's party when you noticed the confrontation going on between Kim and NeNe you went right over there after asking Sheree what's that about. Knowing how NeNe is you know that all she needs is an audience to get it riled up and that is what you gave her and not once did you say come on NeNe it's not worth getting upset over and try to get her to walk away. Then after Kim leaves you go over to Kandi to discuss the situation when you didn't have a place in that conversation and then NeNe gets all riled up again. I know your intentions were good but sometimes it'll do to follow your own advice, just stay out of it.