After watching Episode 1, a strong theme immediately came to mind: evolution. Merriam-Webster defines evolution as, “a process of change in a certain direction.” Life is evolution because it constantly presents each of us with challenges as well as opportunities. As we grow, we inevitably evolve. In this episode, evolution is evident as businesses are envisioned, love blossoms, and a friendship deteriorates.
During this episode, my great aunt passes away following an extended illness. As I planned her funeral, I realized that mortuary science is truly a ministry. I have always been fascinated by the funeral business. However, following my aunt’s funeral service I realized that it was more than mere intrigue, I am passionate about funerals -- I know it is my calling.
I really like your new look - the more natural looking makeup. Very classy! As an attorney myself, I thought your makeup last year was not appropriate for an attorney (the neon eyeshadow, the very shiny lip gloss, etc.). Maybe Atlanta is different, I don't know. I really disliked you last season (I didn't like your anti-white comments), but you were a laugh riot in this episode. I finally got to see the "funny" that some of your co-stars insisted last year in their blogs that you have. And I do agree - the funeral business IS a ministry, to those left behind. Go for it! With your attention to detail and insistence on perfection you are a natural.
Phadra,, I love seeing you on the show. I like how you use your mothers philosphy a lot.. That means you are listening to her. That gives me hope, when I tell my daughter somthing. Stay cool.
You were right in pointing out that RH shows glorifies bullying and trashy behaviors. Leakes thinks that the badder she perform, the more 'bookings' she get for money. On your 1st Reunion show, you stated that when this show is over&out, you will always have your 'real' career. That is true.
you "fascination" as you call it bordered on just plain weird. A relative passed away and it seemed like your only concern was making a good impression...my question is to who? Based on what was shown, nobody there cared about the pomp and circumstance except you. A funeral should be a time when people pay their last respect, NOT putting on show to make yourself look better...SHAME ON YOU
Phaedra I absolutely love you!!!! I give you props for all of your success and I hope that it continues to blossom!! You are beautiful and so is your family, Ayden is absolutely adorable
EXCELLENT BLOG! It is important to move forward and I hope both Sheree and NeNe allow themselves to let go of the past and move forward in a positive direction. They were both hurt for different reasons and instead of taking time to LISTEN to each other they lashed out. I hope all success for you in your new business venture. It takes a special person to in that profession and I do think you can make it work.
I absolutely love you - from day 1. even when they editing had you sound crazy, you were my fav. i love what you represent and clearly we see you and cynthia were raised well. unfortunately, kandi allowing kim to manipulate and use her still rubs me the wrong way. please dont ever fall in stride with nene. shes unrecoverable.
You write so poetically - I love it! YOu should look into writing short stories, or a book on being a black southern belle. Best wishes for your all your future evolutions.
Wow Phaedra you are so eloquent and well spoken. Your parents made a sound investment in your education and it shows. COnitnue being the classy lady in which you are and congrats to your beautiful family. My condolnces on the death of your great aunt as well.
You ARE growing on me. I liked you from day 1 but today I like you even more. We can all tell you are very intelligent!
What a breath of fresh air! I've become a huge fan of yours. Some might think your going into the funeral business is insane but at least its an actual job. You're not out there putting your name on bad wine, bad make-up, bad jewelry and bad handbags. I respect you. You clearly have a work ethic and should be admired.
While it is the dream of you and Kandi to expand your business savvy selves, it is not a dream of most of the viewers to watch, especially Kandi, to push her wares in our face. It was so repulsive and disrepectful to all of us. I have no problem with whatever her choices are, I do have a problem with no warning of what was being show cased in my home. I could not reach for the channel changer fast enough. I found it as rude and intrusive, as insulting and vulgar and appalling as could be. I feel the audience should be warned. Kandi has the right to be her nasty self, and I have the right to express my disgust with it. I know Bravo will not post this, but they will loose some viewers if we cannot express our dislike to such. Shame on all of you.
Phaedra, I like your attitude, wardrobe, sense of humor and outlook on life so far this season. Let's pray that things remain the same!! PLEASE don't fall into the "I got to be a bullying B to get on tv". Doesn't work.
BRAVO...ENOUGH NeNe ..we want to watch REAL people in REALity shows.
Phaedra, I like you and I am glad you are on the show for a second season. You and Kandi bring real business accumen to the show but not in a "let me pop up in a club and get paid" way! LOL! You were funny last season and in the reunion you showed your sharp scholarly mind. Keep up the good work! Onward Phaedra!
I like your new softer look this year. It makes you look younger & I like you more (so far). I do think you were more worried about the pomp and circumstance of the funeral than saying good buy to a loved one. You didn't seem very upset and it actually seemed like you enjoyed the funeral. You seemed more concerned about how it looked on t.v. rather & the deal you probably got with the funeral home than comforting your family members. All you saw were dollar signs. I like you on the show but life is not all about how things look and how much it costs. Remember that when you raise your son.
I loved you last year and love you even more this season! You seem to be one of the realest ones on the show. I admire how you manage to juggle being a successful business woman/attorney, wife, and mother and still manage to stay looking fab! I'm so over Nene! RICH people don't HAVE to keep reminding people that they are "rich", because it is so evident (ie you, Kandi, and you NEVER hear the Beverly Hills wives saying it and they have PLENTY of it lol). She needs to talk less and take lessons from you! Uuuuumhhmmm!
Im so proud of you, Cynthia, and Kandi for starting businesses of your own. I wish you all much success in all you new ventures!!! You are a very positive, down to earth, beautiful person and thanks for showin women that nothing is wrong with making your own money!
U R A VERY SOPHISCATED WOMAN WHO ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO MAKE HERE OWN. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO!!!!!!!
UR FAV #1 FAN
i realy enjoy watching you keep being who you are i cant say ive ever heard you talk bad about the other lady it sad how some of the wives speak about each other you and kandi are the lady of the south
Phaedra I try to dislike you...I cant...Can't knock your hussle neither! 4 some reason my intuition tells me that w/out your hubbies, Cynthia & you would mesh wonderfully. You're both loyal & solid in your affairs...be it business or relationships...you two just have different taste! Sounds like a winning combo 2 me...&you 2 will def. know how to put your hubbies in check when it comes to getting your math...lol..much love
You and Candi are real women who are classy! You are a good role model for young women who are striving for success. It seems that you try to stay positive. Don't allow NeNe bring you down. She's a jealous person is unhappy with herself! Stay prayed up and positive.
OMG!!!!!! I absolutely love love love you!!! Didn't care for you as much in the beginning of season 1, but I swear the things that come out of your mouth in that fabulous southern drawl make me laugh days after when I remember them again! Keep on entertaining me xoxox
I like your outlook. You are so inspiring and everyone know that Phaedra is fabulous. Keep being a classy lady.
Phaedra, you seem so disingenuous regarding the funeral business. It appears you paid for your first funeral(great aunt's) and now realize the money involeved. You seem unable to help yourself with HUGE $$$signs in your eyes. I swear I saw the reflection. Does it not occur to you that a successful funeral home is not interested in training the competition? Please find people less vulnerable than mourners to line your pockets and leave funerals to the families that care. A law practice is a wonderful legacy for your son. PLEASE!
Do your thing Phaedra. Do whatever God bless you to do no matter what negative opinions come your way. You are always looking for ways to make money and help others along the way and I admire you for that. I can't wait till God bless me with the funds to make all my ideas come to life. But when he does I will make sure that I let everybody know that God has blessed me with all of my success.. So Keep going Phaedra put all of your ideas in motion and fight off all the negative nancey's..
Ahhhh, yes, at long last Lady Phaedra is blogging to us again! Let the angels sing and all rejoice for a well thought out assessment of the intangibles and nuances of this complicated journey called life. Everybody knows Lady Phaedra and her one two punch of the blinding truth served up to us on a silver platter of southern grace. Glamorous, brilliant, styling, smiling and quirky, Lawd it don't get any better than that!! Glad you are back, love you, girl!!
Hey Phadra, I am a fan of yours, I think you are really pretty woman and your baby is so cute, your husband isn't bad to look at either. Don't let the other women bully you. I'm in Birmingham, just 2 hours from Atlanta, I can drive over and help you kick butt. I found your anti white comments right on, and by the way I am white, so Lisa in Colorado we are Southerns and we don't think the way you do. You keep your chin up and keeping doing what you want and to heck with those who don't like it. You are one of the sweetest ones on the show. Nene is awful, I like all the other girls, but you are my favorite.
I love you Phaedra! I wish you lived nearby, we could be the most fabulous interracial best friends in the world... like on scrubs! You are a lady and hilarious! Best of luck in your business venture and I hope many blessings for you and your family!!
You look very pretty this season. You are very smart. I like you and Kim the best. I wish Nene won't be on the show.
Mortuary science does not mean what you think it means. Also, pls stop using the word "myself" in your blogs. As an attorney, you've had a lot of education and should know better.
EWW! I do not like the way you talk about funerals. Everything is centered around money with you. I can't imagine going to you planning my loved one's funeral. All you care about is getting the money and you don't care about the grieving. You need to rememeber what the funeral is really for. Get over yourself. You are gross. YUCK!
Phaedra, you are just adorable. I love you and your beautiful family. I think that it's great that you are expanding your business adventures into the funeral home industry. Best wishes on your new business endeavor. Oh, and you look amazing!
Phaedra where did you get your prayer scarf from? I think that is what you call the scarf. Thank you.
I think you're suppose to write about your take on what happened not your definition of evolution. You aren't neutral so please don't bore us with this lame condescending lesson.
You are a hoot, I think you began to put everyone on from your first appearance.. butI like you a lot- you are funny and real.. not the diva you pretended you were. NO ONE LIKES A DIVA-- i.e. Nene