Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne gives us the background on her shoe line, and her thoughts on Lisa's comments.

on Nov 28, 20110

One of my most favorite things that I've heard recently is that Cinderella is proof that a fabulous pair of shoes can change your life.

Well, as of late, shoes have changed my life. Truthfully, some days it feels like they have taken over my life. But there is a good reason
for this.

As some of you know, I recently launched my first collection of shoes in time for this holiday season. It sounds so much simpler than it has been. Earlier this year I met with some of the top manufacturers and brands in the footwear industry in Las Vegas. Knowing I wanted to design my own collection, I hosted a party at the Palms and met with the best and brightest -- the manufacturers of every major brand came out. I already felt I had a handle on what women want -- from heels to flats I pay attention to what women are wearing. But one of the things I learned from my father about business is that you have to be eager to learn all the time -- and at this event I was given some amazing insight into the logistics of entering the footwear industry.

Iconic brand Charles Jourdan then approached me to design a signature collection for them, and I was honored to accept their offer. Launched almost a hundred years ago, Charles Jourdan has always been known for its innovation in footwear, and the brand has been worn by everyone from Princess Diana to Heidi Klum. The design team and I went through my likes and dislikes, my closet and even my jewelry collection to pull inspiration for this line. Every clasp, buckle and even the underside of the arch of the shoe is important to me, and it was amazing to see my ideas come to life.

532 comments
Llalla
Llalla

You are a cut above the rest of the housewives, no doubt! You don't talk trash and you have a brain working! Just, please, be a little kinder toward your husband, Paul. Your constant snips at him do not flatter you at all. He is definitely a keeper!

bedazzled
bedazzled

Am I missing something here? Everyone is telling Adrienne to not let the Palms interfere withtheir friendship....agree.BUT, did you all not hear Lisa say" I have some "dirty relatives " coming for the Holidays, so Adrienne can put them up at the Palms. I took that comment that the Palms wasn't clean enough, or good enough for Lisa. I truly do believe Lisa is the one that leaked to the tabloids about Russell and Taylor's marriage.

TupeloHuny
TupeloHuny

Adrienne,

I think u r being just a little too sensitive where Lisa s concerned. You are her friend . An old friend invited her to have her daughter's bachlorette party. You know Lisa better than that. And if you were offended you should've talked to her. BEFORE you told Kyle or any of the girls

nyhw in sc
nyhw in sc

Really? I think you're being overly sensitive about Lisa's comments. Don't lose your cool over nothing.

DianneRam
DianneRam

Adrienne, You are by far, the most sophisticated, intelligent, classy, beautiful and independent woman on that show. I really feel that you don't belong with that group. Kyle has shown her true colors...she is a jealous person and so is Lisa. They are both catty, always making snide remarks, thinking that they are better than everyone else. Stay away from Taylor, I really think that she embellished the truth to save face and make herself look good. She is not a genuine person and neither is Dana. I really think that Camille has come a long way and deserves a chance. Also Brandi, I feel that she is new and if you saw what those girls did to her on Poker night, your jaw would drop. They were mean to her..it was not her fault. By the way, look at where Kim is now..

I am in awe of your demeanor, your style, your ability to remain calm at all times and not act like a class less moron on national TV. I hope you continue to be an inspiration to young women out there, continue your family's legacy, and take what your Dad has taught you and reach for the sky! Your Father would be very proud of you and the family that you have created. All the best to you and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Kassi1970
Kassi1970

I admire you hiding your son's faces and keeping them off of camera. Good for you.

I love the marriage you have, as my hubby and I are the same way, but we are so in love.Just that life gets busy for us also, and we banter, that is what I call it.

You are a credit to women. You work hard, you don't like to cook....so what, you have the means to have a chef...so bravo...my hubby is a good cook and prepares dinner every night. However the "shoe" fits, is how you make a marriage work.

You have remained on this show not because you are "sensationalizing" your life but living your life and reserving judgement. I hope that you find it in your busy schedule to keep participating. I know you are a kind woman, but a busy one.

Lisa is not really being snide, I don't think. But I think the editing people would love to have some friction in your life because you are so "goody two shoes"....

Love and a long and happy life!

TanyaFrmNJ
TanyaFrmNJ

Adrienne, be thankful they did not have the party at your hotel. Being Taylor came along; if she went into one of her moods, that would be very embarrassing for you. I doubt she would have cared about making a scene at your hotel. Be nice to Lisa, she took this firecracker off your hands. It looks like you ladies had a blast!!

Florida viewer vmr
Florida viewer vmr

Could you just please, please be nicer to your husband??!! He seems like a great and fun guy but you seem to always criticize him no matter what he does.

BethM
BethM

Adrienne - I too loved your shoe line and your work ethic in making it the most it can be. i will be looking for your shoes. I think the quips by Lisa are just that and not meant to be disrespectful to you. My personal opinion is that there is something else beyond what has been edited out. Pandora having a party at P/H by someone who is throwing it on her behalf doesn't appear to be the cause of discorse between the two of you. Both you and Lisa are my favorite housewives and I hope that these petty issues do not cause additional friction.

Stay strong and be the peacemaker that you are.

Lo Garcia
Lo Garcia

Adrienne Maloof your an an amazing woman! My favorite from the cast for many reasons. Number one reason you have so much money and yet you don't let money define who you are. You are humble and nice. Your beautiful, you look great. I can see you you have lost weight. Your new shoe line its sexy, fresh and so sassy. It's great the your encourage young woman like us to go after our dreams! My dreams is to one be in your shoes, or at least shoot for the stars and fall next to your house. Your taste in clothes is awesome. The gold, cream, white colors look great on you! Wish the very best for this year and more too come! May peace, love and wealth be with you always! Happy Holidays!

Love,

Your number# 1 fan Lo

Nikki
Nikki

Love, love, love you!! You are my favorite housewife! Kyle was a close second but you are the ultimate housewife! Beautiful, intelligent, charming, classy, kindhearted and more! I would say I want to be just like you when I grow up but i'm most likely older then you! God Bless you sister and thank you (& Kyle) for helping to keep this single mother of 3 sane while in between jobs! Watching you women laugh and cry, wether it's all real or not gives a lot of us an hour to forget our problems and enjoy watching you!! Mwa XOXO

garner687
garner687

You and Lisa are my favs, so I hate for you two to not get along! I think sometimes Lisa goes for the witty comment, rather than something more appropriate, but mostly she seems rather harmless. I personally thought it was funny. Of course, her comments are not directed at me, so I can't really judge. I do think you were a little hard on her about the Planet Hollywood thing. Do you spend every special occasion at Sur or Villa Blanca? Is that where we saw you and Paul having your anniversary dinner? If Lisa is correct that it's an old family friend that has known Pandora since she was little (like Mohammed), then it shouldn't be a big deal. That said, thanks for always being an honest and straightforward person. I like that you don't have time for all the b.s.

Not a fan
Not a fan

I'm curious do you go to Lisa and her husbands restaurant for your parties? I didn't think so. Lighten up!

RoseCh
RoseCh

Adrienne,

You can roll out the red carpet for me and my friends, anytime!!

LindaBelle
LindaBelle

Adrienne, I might be jumping ahead here, but I saw the preview for the next show. Please don't be offended that Lisa wanted to stay at the same hotel as her daughter for her bachelorette party. She did the right thing. You are too nice a person and a professional to let it affect you that way. Take care, you seem like a super nice lady.

mikeandamanda
mikeandamanda

Adrienne, You are by far my fav cast member. I love how strong you are and how much you give back to help your community. okay why i am taking the time to right to you. The dress you wore at the fashion show revealing your amazing shoes was breath taking. I am in awe of how beautiful you looked in it and want to replicate it for my upcoming wedding. My mom is a talented seemstress all i need is to know the designer and the fabric used and my mom will do her best. Thank you and continue being fabulous, Amanda

JULIA New
JULIA New

Adrienne, I wanted to start out by saying that you are one of my favorite housewives in the BH, and you seem to be a compassionate, open-minded, and kind woman. I don't usually comment on these blogs and reading them is something I like to do if I have free time. I do have to say that you came down a little harsh on Lisa. As a viewer, I think Lisa is funny, quick witted, but lovely lady. I really like the cast, because it is free from the pettiness that other casts portray. With that being said, I do not think Lisa booked her daughter's party at Planet Hollywood because she is jealous. I would never ask a friend to host a weekend like that, even if they did own the Palms.(lucky you by the way) Anyhow, I just wanted to contribute that from an outside perspective. I do hope you ladies can get past this issue, because Lisa seems to be the person getting picked on this season and it is tough to watch. Please continue to advocate for young women, and the people of the world who are at a disadvantage due to no fault of their own. It is always refreshing to see someone with such means, give back to the community.

atet
atet

Hi Adrienne! ure amazing. ure my favourite on the show. lisa might be a tad jealous but both of you put the class on this show. try to patch things up with her.

Bonnie A
Bonnie A

Adrienne, you're my favorite, and Paul is by far the best husband on the show....a real keeper. I would love to know where you find all your fabulous earrings?

FanofShow
FanofShow

Adrienne, I like you and have always had respect for you, but this thing with Lisa is way below what I expect from you. You didn't handle that like the real Adrienne, you handled it like the reality star Adrienne. If it hadn't been reality TV, you wouldn't have cared that her daughter chose to have her party there. The party will be on an episode of RHOBH and Planet Hollywood will get air time, not Adrienne's hotel. Lisa may have wanted to help out a friend by accepting his party hosting. Her old friend will get free publicity via RH. Asking Adrienne to offer her hotel may have seemed to Lisa to be rude behavior. She's English. It's all about publicity and Lisa didn't mean to slight Adrienne. I mean really, Adrienne's hotel gets mentioned all the time on the show. I'm sure Lisa figured Adrienne wouldn't care. Poor communication is at play here.

Kalinda
Kalinda

Adrienne - my Mom and I love watching you especially. You and Paul are so cute together, I hope you always stay together! I also hope you show him lots of love off-camera since you can be a little harsh sometimes! He's so sweet and funny! Love ya!

Rozone
Rozone

Speaking of shoes fitting....what was the name of the restaurant where you and Paul dined and SUPPORTED on camera for his birthday? More importantly, what WASN'T the name - hint, hint - it was NOT Villa Blanca or SUR. I'm sure hoping that Lisa makes a great big deal over hurt feelings for at least two future episodes because you chose to give someone else camera time. Please don't try to tell us that the restaurant was owned by a dear old friend, we don't care...you owe her! HA!

Wonderland
Wonderland

You were wrong. I would have never bothered to Lisa know that her daughters party at a competition was bothering you. I would have pretended I was happy for her and moved on merrily.

On another note, when you are eating at various resturants with other housewives, I am pretty sure you are not eating at one of Lisas...or are you? It was a point Lisa had made.

Other than that you are my favorite...and yes...I would have been pissed off too at a 'friend' who chose a competition over my business...

Monica
Monica

I love what you wore to your bbq! You looked amazing. You keep it fun and real. Thanks for being an inspiration. As a young entrepreneur living in Madrid, you help me follow my dreams with a level head. If you're ever in Spain, I would love to take you to a beautiful winery. Cheers, Monica

risingphoenix19635986
risingphoenix19635986

I understand the upset regarding the event being held at a competitors casino, but she still could have chosen yours while allowing him to put the affiar on.. it would have done nothing but changed the venue... so yeah.. but I don't understand her cattyiness either... Is she coming out with a shoe line?? Or is it that she's not getting enough camera time for her own venue? I don't know, but it's wierd and makes no sense.. you were very polite to her when you let her know you were hurt, and british or not, she just shrugged it all off.. that doesn't seem friend like, to me. God bless and Best Christmas ever.. now, where is that petition for the doggies.... LOL (sorry but all doggies should have that kind of pied piper!!! )

theigrl
theigrl

Adrienne .. I totally agree with you . Your feelings were hurt because you expected loyalty from your friend . I like Lisa but I think it was rather mean for her to refer to you as just 'her neighbor from across the street" . I see that her snide remarks were out of line and when I first watched I thought it was rather rude and out of character for her to be jealous. After watching a few times I realized that that in fact was Lisa's sense of humor and maybe it's an English thing... lol! At this point as Linda Thompson kindly pointed out "we are an evolved species" and sometimes we should just let it go for the sake of peace. LOVE YOU ADRIENNE!!!

Njay
Njay

Adrienne: Keep up the classiness and we'll all keep loving you! Brits are snippy and dark in their humor, just let it go. Lisa is probably a bit jealous of you, but don't let that affect you. You are beautiful and your personality is one to be looked up to. Keep being yourself.

SAVANNA C PETERSON
SAVANNA C PETERSON

Adrienne,

I really enjoy watching you & Camille!!!!!! I do wonder though if you were a child of alcoholic parents, because you are ALWAYS playing peacekeeper!! I ask because I was and I feel so much in my heart when you step in and play peacekeeper. I went through a lot with loving, but alcoholic parents and realized that a child of that tends to be in the peacekeeper role. I wish you the best and know you are admired!!

ms.texas
ms.texas

Adrienne!

I love your shoe line! Your style is divine! However, its super expensive!! Any thoughts of making a more economical line for use penny pinchers?

Best wishes and lots of love! E

Ajjanae
Ajjanae

I love you. You are my absolute favorite!

RHOBHFAN
RHOBHFAN

Yo' Adrienne I think you're the most rational, sane, intelligent, well-mannered, gracious, sensible, PEACEABLE, and together of all the housewives and I think most, if not all of the viewers would agree. You know Lisa and the relationship you have with her and how close it is or isn't. I think the bachelorette party could be considered a two way street, to be honest. She could've asked and you could've offered. Were you aware she had a long time friend that owns a hotel in Vegas? I DO feel that when her friend offered, she could've come to you and discussed it with you as a friend and as a courtesy to you and while it is ultimately Pandora's decision, at least you would've been included and considered. Maybe you can do something along the same lines for the bachelor? It's not too late! And if not the bachelor, how about a nice honeymoon package for the newly wed couple? You can still do something for them that would be deeply and greatly appreciated and that will be etched in their hearts and minds for honeymoons and anniversaries to come! Lisa's remarks about your shoeline was just her wit and humor. Lisa loves you and wouldn't deliberately hurt you in public like that. You know her sense of humor and how she is. She was just trying to be cute and catchy. You gotta admit, "The Maloof hoof" and "The Vander-pump" is just that! I sincerely believe this is reconcilable and no real harm has been done. Give your friendship another chance and offer Lisa/Lisa's daughter/Lisa's soon to be son-in-law/the newly wed couple something and I bet you'll feel a lot better.

Good luck with your new business venture! See you Monday!

mitsy
mitsy

Honey, I was so happy you put your little hand over that big mouth of Taylor. Your little hand was the best thing that could have happened on that awful night.

So there Taylor,instead of having an awful out come...see what can happen when one little gesture says...shhhhhhhh!!!!!

Thank you Adrienne.

Megaphile
Megaphile

Adrienne...the only BH housewife with a brain and a ton of class. You don't belong with them nor do you need the fame or the money. So why ARE you on this show? I'm curious.

ulaleidotcom
ulaleidotcom

No I'm with ya Adrienne... Lisa wouldn't make comments like that about Kyle... it was crossing a line. I get the whole friend throwing Pandoras shower, fair enough - but she was making some out of line remarks and I sense the friction. Don't stoop... your the best HW!

Get Real
Get Real

Adrienne seriously lady what is your issue with Lisa?! You jump on her as soon as she entered your event and attack her for not ASKING you to host her daughters party, ever heard of offering!! Lisa did nothing wrong, her daughter excepted a gift from a family friend and you had no right to be upset by that. Don't know what your issues are but its making you look petty and immature and you try to find something wrong with everything she says or does! now you are bitching because she chose to stay at another hotel with her own daughter rather than with you at your familys hotel...petty, petty, petty!

i <3 paul!
i <3 paul!

PAUL is the best! my fave on the show. he's a keeper Adrienne.

mmicheleny
mmicheleny

Adrienne, Let me begin by saying, I respect you the most on the show - but you have to let go of the Lisa situation. You are far more classy of a woman than her and harping on this brings you to her level. Lisa's daughter does have the right to choose the location of her entire wedding process and it does seem that Lisa does have quite a bit of say - but also appears to want many things handed to her for free or at a huge discount. Which I find appauling - Lisa obviously has money to spend and comes across as cheap - unless its for her. Her sarcastic nature and the way she feels she is above everyone else is nausiating. Keep your class intacted and forget about Lisa. Keep in mind, that Kyle is very two-faced.

Florida viewer vmr
Florida viewer vmr

What part of Lisa's comment about the bachelorette party that "her friend that owned Planet Hollywood offered to throw a party for Pandora" didn't you understand? Is Lisa supposed to decline an offer because you own a competitive hotel?

rdw
rdw

Hi Adrienne, You are wonderfull. Not everything with English accent is classy, too bad people can not see pass the bling and the pink. Be the wonderfull person that you are.

Amelie M
Amelie M

Seriously - Maloof Hoof - that was hysterical! I can't believe you of all people didn't think that was funny. You, my dear, are acting catty. I hope that your behavior makes a u-turn, and we get back to the smart, cool, calm and collected Adrienne we all love.

Amelie

SalonRoxanne
SalonRoxanne

Please make shoes available to us "housewives who are middle class" I'm happy for you and your venture. Hope I can afford them! I enjoy whatching you ladies and I watch it knowing its edited for entertainment value. You seem like a 1st rate lady (& your husband is adorable too!).

LGrimes
LGrimes

Adrienne...I like you for the most part, but I think the stress must be getting to you. It was clear if you were listening, that the Bachelorette party was being "offered" as a "gift" from a longtime family friend, this was not something where they were getting competing bids. And even if this was something they were paying for, isn't that Lisa's daughter choice. If you wanted them to consider The Palms, then you should have offered to host it as a gift, or asked them to consider The Palms, but if they already accepted that gift from someone prior to you offering, what would you expect them to do, return their gift because they got a better offer...now that would have been rude. You owe Lisa an apology, for several reason...first for speaking about it to Kyle first instead of Lisa, speaking to Lisa at an inappropriate time, and then after you knew it was a gift from a family friend, not being understanding of that fact. I also think the comment Lisa made about your shoes was cute, and not negative in anyway, and her comment about a competing shoes was obviously a joke and play on words...lighten up girl. I do think you are a good person, and obviously business savvy, but you need to leave business at the door, and not mix business with friendship, or expect people to support your business just because you are friends. If your business has merit,(which obviously it does) they will naturally support it when they can, but to make it an expectation of your friendship is not a good thing. I would hate to feel I would be expected to use a friends services over that of another friends place I thought more suitable, or even more reasonable in cost(be that I am not rich) because friend would be hurt of offended if didn't. Real friends don't put those kind of demands on each other...I think this was an error in judgement on your part, and I hope you will apologize.

Palma
Palma

Adrienne, I love, love, love that shoe!!!!! I love high heels but because of an accident I am unable to walk in them any more. And I miss wearing them so much! But if I had a pair like that I would just sit down all night! I really admire you, with your work ethics and the way you treat people. Also like myself I always remember all my fathers words of wisdom. I can tell how much you miss him as I do mine. If I was well enough to enter that contest you would surly be the one I'd love spending New Years Eve with! Have a Merry Holidays Adrienne and a Happy New Years! God Bless, Palma

cindy falcigno
cindy falcigno

I just love you and all you work hard for and how you also help other not so forunate. I love you shoes, I love shoes period. You line looks wonderful. I may not be able to afford them, but maybe someday after I keep putting money away. I so admire such a strong person and be so real about it. I live in a small town and to reach or accomplish what you have accomplish is only a dream to me. love & prayes to you & yours.

Firefli
Firefli

Andrian, you dropped the ball on Pandora's party and have no one to blame but yourself. You got on the Housewives for the same reason that half of the cast does - to promote your own businesses - but you don't have the savvy to see the opportunities and grab them. Upon hearing of the girl's engagement, you should have beaten a path to Lisa to suggest ways to incorporate your enterprises into the show using the wedding as a vehicle. Now the endless whining because a competitor beat you to the punch. I am not impressed by your demeanor at all. You manifest persnickity in your business and passive in your social life. I would suggest that you would be a better brand champion were you to acquire an air of substance and authority instead.