Cast Blog: #RHOA

Acting By Sheree

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

Housewives Then and Now: Atlanta Edition

Kandi's Post-Reunion Plans

Cynthia: "I Don't Think I Did Anything Wrong"

Tweet Recap: Reunion Part 3, Kenya vs. NeNe

Kandi: "My Mom Needs a Camera Around Her at All Times"

Lawrence: Momma Joyce Slayed the Girls

Tweet Recap: Momma Joyce Takes the #RHOA Reunion

Acting By Sheree

Sheree gives us the 411 on She by Sheree, explains how she got into acting, and addresses the Dwight situation.

First, let me start by saying how good it feels to be back. Its been a long time coming! I want to thank those of you who have continued to follow me and my progress and check up on me. I really appreciate it. 

Ok, lets start with She by Sheree! Fashion is my baby, my passion and where my heart truly lies! After my Atlanta fashion show, I had the opportunity to show my collection during New York Fashion Week. Oh-Em-Gee, a designer's dream! To also be given so much positive press and comments and to be included in the NY Daily News as one of the 5 designers to watch was truly an amazing experience. One that I will not be giving up on. Getting a collection ready for stores is a very difficult and time consuming task. Its not an over night process like most seem to think! You design it, get the samples, and BAM your in the store...NOT! Doesn't work that way. Since showing in NY, I've had so many people ask where they can get the line, will it be affordable, etc. Well of course the fabrics that I picked were so expensive Very fashionable pieces but make them affordable," which means for me starting over and making some adjustments. Which in my heart is the best thing for the line. But trust, this is not the end for She by Sheree. 

Last December, I received a call from someone asking if I would like to audition to be cast in a play. They wanted me to read for the lead role. I'm thinking, "Me? Are you serious? You have got to be joking." Obviously from watching this show people really don't know the true me! They have a huge misperception of me! I am and have always been shy, extremely quiet, and very reserved. You want me to get up in front of hundreds or thousands (depending on the venue) and perform...REALLY! After thinking about it for a while, I made up my mind that this is something I will try, because for ALL of my life I "thought" I was never able to do things like this given my fear of being on stage in front of others or doing anything in front of a crowd be it big or small. Because of this, acting has never been a passion of mine. Although, I have always been called dramatic. I think its my facial expressions and the fact that I can't seem to hide what I feel. Well, I decided that I was no longer going to limit the things I will try.  If it works, it works, if it doesn't...at least I tried. I decided to take a smaller role. So, I immediately started taking private acting lessons with Kristen Shaw and acting classes over at BluePrint 4 Hollywood. The session you saw was my very first acting class at home. It was fun, Kristen whispered to Paul to act out him wanting a baby and to me that I want a divorce. It was fun! Since then, I have been involved in a few more plays, and I must admit, I have been bitten by the bug. I can't tell you how overwhelmingly great it feels to be on that stage, not as Sheree (Sheree could never do that), but in character. Its so weird, but that's how it is. It's 2010, and I have finally overcome another fear that has plagued me all of my life. I'm living life, I'm happy, I'm trying new things, and I'm not stopping!  

Now about the Dwight situation, as far as I know, he never put one penny into my show. He wasn't asked to nor was he was he expected to spend a penny on my show. I only heard that he was saying that he put 30k into my fashion show from "others." He NEVER said that to me EVER! I'm still not sure what he could have possibly used the 30k for COMING IN ONLY 5 DAYS BEFORE THE ACTUAL SHOW! I have receipts for everything that was paid for...by ME! I guess he wants people to believe that he did more then he actually did or has more than he has! I'm told Nene, "He sure has a lot of money to be giving out, lol!" He also mentioned that he had a designer sew some pieces, and yes, he did. We added a few more pieces for the show, but I paid the seamstress myself! I wish I would have paid them after I saw those few pieces, because trust me, they were only to be viewed from afar! The craftsmanship was horrible!  

I chose not to confront Dwight at the shoe viewing (with the dated shoes) because 1) Everything that I have heard had been here say at this point and 2) I don't need a crowd to have a discussion with him. Wrong place and wrong time!  

It was really shocking to hear Phaedra having a discussion with Dwight about my finances! I asked her about this when I heard she said these things, and she denied ever saying anything, period. My real friends and family don't know my financial status...how the heck could she when at the time we didn't know one another? That was hilarious to me! Since the show aired, she has called to apologize. It's cool, I don't sweat the small stuff. Any who, please continue to tell people that I'm broke so they can STOP asking to borrow money! PLEASE!

Kandi and that "One, two, and then what?" was too funny to me! 

I've known Nene and Gregg for a long time now, its hard to see them going through this. Marriage is tough. It has its ups and downs. Hopefully their ups are around the corner. I like them both.  

Stay tuned for an awesome season!

Until next week!

xoxo,

Sheree

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Cynthia Bailey dishes on the make up with NeNe Leakes as well as her runway walk at Fashion Week. 

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Let's jump right on in.


YOU HAVE TO GIVE RESPECT TO GET RESPECT
Once I had the opportunity to speak at the dinner table, my only issue was respect, or me feeling the lack thereof. I did not feel like the respect that I had for NeNe and her husband was being reciprocated. She has called my husband out of his name too many times to count, and still continues to do so. Until this day, I have never disrespected her husband. I believe in boundaries, and even in anger certain lines should never be crossed. There is an unspoken trust and confidentiality between friends regardless of the state of the relationship. If I felt like I could have called NeNe, and had my feelings and concerns met with an open mind and an open heart, I would have. However, we stopped communicating months before we filmed the reunion; therefore a one-on-one sit down wasn't an option. Honesty between friends should always be appreciated, especially when it's coming from a loving place. Friends applaud each other's triumphs, and check each other when they are wrong. As grown, successful, and professional women, I pray we can make peace through forgiveness of each other's faults, and can arrive at a true place of support and respect for each other. I am moving forward in grace.

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
The only thing I love more than New York is New York Fashion Week! I was so excited to walk alongside two of my models from The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Nisaa Pouncey and Chelsea Lee, in my longtime friend Kithe Brewster's Fashion show. The girls exceeded my expectations and gave me confirmation that my little school that I opened just four years ago was indeed making dreams come true! I was also asked by one of my favorite designers, Betsey Johnson, to walk in her show as well! As a woman who embraces her age, I was proud to represent the older and curvier woman during Fashion Week. Although it has always been the industry standard to use mostly younger, thinner models, I applaud designers like Betsey Johnson and Kithe Brewster for showing some "real women" on the runway as well. I hope that this is a trend, and in the future others designers follow suit. I was so excited to have Peter, Kenya, Kandi, Todd, and Noelle's dad, Leon, in New York to support me (and my big butt)!

To see more of Kithe's fashions, follow him on Instagram/Twitter @kithebrewster (kithebrewstercollection.com).

 

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