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
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.
It's obvious that you are not really Lisa's friend and that you are the one that is jealous. Get off you high horse and stop micromanaging everything around you (e.g. you husband).
I have no idea why you would think Lisa is jealous of you. Really, none. I really like you, Adrienne, but you're making it obvious you and Lisa haven't made up. Kyle said the same things but you're not singling her out. Lisa did say some snide things about the "Palms" situation, I agree. I don't blame her for being taken aback to your reaction, though.
Hi Adrienne, Congrats on your new venture!! Here is a plea - please please look past hurts from Lisa and forgive her - If you and she had or could have a real friendship, share what hurts and then forgive - you are both worth it - people are filled with flaws. Abe Lincoln didn't hold grudges when he had everyright to - he appointed one of his biggest critics to the Supreme Court and another to his own cabinet because he looked past their hateful comments about them to their see their abilities. Please don't let this TV show end a good friendship - no matter what. Kind regards,
I really think you need to back off the Lisa thing. I think you all have wonderful lives and need to quit thinking that everyone is jealous of everyone else. I don't think that Lisa is jealous. I think that you overreacted to the Pandora party situation. Someone already offered to host it, so why then should she come ask you? She does have other friends and I think it is kind of immature to be mad over something like that. I have always liked you in the past because you remain neutral and aren't very catty. However, it seems as if you are starting to get that way. I hope it stops. Lisa has a very dry, sarcastic wit. I don't think she means anything by her comments. She is just being funny. I think sometimes people in this country have a hard time dealing with the way Brits interact. I wouldn't take it so personally.
Love you and your husband. While I understand that you were disappointed in Lisa there was no slight intended this was not her event rather her daughter and her friends likely were organizing it.
Lovely shoes, good luck.
Lisa was not being catty Adrienne, just funny talking heads for the camera,let it go.
Stay your wonderful positive self, the shoes are beautiful!
Adrienne, you have always been a favorite of mine (along with Lisa) but I think you are upset with Lisa, and so you are mistaking her sarcasm with jealousy. I do not think Lisa is jealous of you, she seems like a very content person. I am trying to hope this was just a bad edit for you so I will try to assume there was a lot we didn't get to see.
I was actually very disappointed in your perception of the bachelorette party disagreement. When I was married a couple years ago, the maid of honor planned the bachelorette as is tradition. A family friend of 15 years who all ready hosted the bachelor party would be a more organic fit in my opinion. You may be upset at the loss of publicity since you didn't host the bachelorette, but you didn't show much grace or interest in Lisa's explanation either.
One final thought. For most of us, jealousy is not the root of all evil. Ignorance is much more dangerous in my opinion.
You're mad at Lisa for not coming to you to host a party that another friend offered to host and then you say you've been friends so long she should not feel like its overreaching yet you don't seem to carry that same friendship note in understanding her sense of humor. You need to relax, and the first person to call someone else jealous is normally the one who is, you're even jealous of the airtime Jiggy gets over your dogs. Get it together girl, you sound really petty.
I'm sorry to disagree with you, you made more comments about Lisa then she ever made about you this season And you have to take in consideration that she was upset with you when made her comments last night as well. Sorry to say this, and I really like you, but this season, looks like you are the one jealous of Lisa. you guys have lunch all the time in various places and I have never seen Lisa complaining about they not been in her restaurants. I very disappointed with this new Adrienne i see.
Adrienne what is going on?? You always seemed so level headed! I've watched the fashion show play out twice now and I can't think of where Lisa offended you? I thought the Maloof Hoof was an adorable name! Cute play on words! I thought to myself before I saw you were upset that you should copyright that name and make a shoe called the Maloof Hoof. Where did she insult your family or business either? This is really petty. If someone offers Lisa's daughter a GIFT what is she supposed to do? say to them "hold on before I accept it, let me see if Adrienne can give me the same thing or better?" Besides it is PANDORA's wedding! She should be able to go about it however she chooses without you making it all about your business! It isn't about business, it's a monumental life moment and I'm sure with all the well connected friends all you ladies have Lisa can't worry about representing everyone's businesses and brands on Pandora's day.You always seemed so classy but you are starting to come off as petty and someone who keeps score just to throw it in someone's face. Get your class back girlfriend.
I absolutely LOVE and admire you! Of all of the HW shows you seem to be the only one with any class. I wish you the best of luck with your new line!! Keep rockin' it girl!! As far as Lisa goes.... I don't think she's jealous...she's just mean and petty. I absolutely agree that women have done more harm to each other then men could ever do! Preach it!! I would LOVE to see that change one day!! Enjoy your holidays =)
Best of luck with your shoe line. The designs are beautiful. Lisa did seem a little jealous which is unusual for her. She also seemed surprised when you asked her about the baccalaureate party. There is enough room in the world for you both to have successful lines. Congratulations.
Adrienne - I think you have deeper issues with Lisa than you're letting on. I realize you plan lots of events, but I don't think you understand the pressure a wedding for your only daughter can create. I think it's perfectly fine that a long time family friend who OFFERED to host the party in Vegas is where they will have the bachelorette - you are being way too sensitive. Did I miss the comments Lisa made about your shoe venture? If you mean about the Maloof Hoof or the Vanderpump, it was clearly meant to be funny, and if anything, brought more attention to your shoes. As far as the whole Vegas thing goes, you're out of line and I believe Lisa did apologize and said 'Next time', but in your comments it still wasn't good enough. You are coming across as bitter and like you have an axe to grind with Lisa. Maybe offer your help vs. wait for someone to ask and then complain they didn't think of you....
I do not think that you are upset with Lisa about the Vegas Bachelorette Party at all. I think that you are making a big deal out of it because you are tired of Lisa's sarcastic comments and sense of humor. I honestly did not think you were that dramatic, but if you have an issue with what Lisa says, you should just confront her head on instead of letting it brew inside of you. Then every little thing Lisa does will appear like an offense, when in reality you are upset for another reason. If you were so upset about not hosting the Bachelorette Party at the Palms, you should have personally confronted Pandora, who, by the way, is organizing her own bachelorette party. Ask her why she chose Planet Hollywood. Clearly, it was not to spite you, but because it was offered to her first You may be upset, but if it makes you feel better, Basketball Wives LA hosted a wedding in their last season at the Palms. Isn't that enough publicity?
It saddens me to see you ladies not behaving like the adults that you are. From what was shown, it seems you have a chip on your shoulder regarding Lisa's comments in many of the episodes. You choose how you react to a comment, whether or not malice was intended, the choice is yours. Also, Lisa's daughter has a right to have her party where she wants it, you too could have offered to host them once you heard of Pandora's engagement. It goes both ways.
Hey, I don't think Lisa is envious of you. It's true she has a biting wit at times, maybe you should tell her that. But she's just being funny, not vindictive, as it is weird that a fashion show to showcase footware had hardly any shoes in it.
Addrienne it looks like you are overeacting. Like Lisa said she does not understand why you have been bitter towards her. Well hope this will be answered at the reunioun.
Actually, I think it is "You" that is jealous of Lisa. With all of your business adventures it seems like you wouldn't have time for all the caddy remarks. I am surprised they even phase you. I don't think it phases Lisa. In my opinion, she is one class act and not afraid to see the situation in the right matter. It looks like with you menitoning it in your blog it appears you are on the defense.
I think you are wearing your feelings on your sleeve and better tuck them behind an emotional shield because these ladies are vicious. You are doing well at business and don't need to grovel for friends at the Palms or over a shoe collection. My only comment is us regular folks don't wear those shoes nor can we afford those shoes. But I am sure you have done a market analysis for where you plan to sell the shoe line but apparently not to your regular viewers.
Wow! You seem really sensitive about Lisa this season and it looks like you're just looking for reasons to be angry with her. Nothing we've seen seems like reason to get upset. Did something happen that we don't know about?
Although I haven't always agreed with the way you treat your husband, I have always admired that you remain grounded, level headed and seemingly neutral in the midst of all of the drama. However, even though you are human and you have feelings too, I feel that you are off base with this engagement party, taking it to heart far beyond what is necessary. Absolutely it is foreseeable that Lisa would accept an invitation from a long time friend, especially if that long time friend was close enough to the family to be aware of their need and offer before having to be asked. I don't know if it was the free PR for the Palms that you were seeking, or the gratification of the viewers to see what a great gal you are, or something entirely different, but to put someone on the spot for choosing a venue that is owned by an old family friend simply made you look self centered; a characteristic that we are not used to seeing in you. As previously stated, you too are human, so the lapse in good judgement would be understandable, but clearly your blog shows that you are holding onto bitter feelings. I say let the bride do the choosing, which she did. Who in their right mind gets offended at that? After all, it's HER day, not Lisa's, not Adrienne's, not The Palms, nor Planet Hollywood. To be selfish enough to rain a dark cloud over it is entirely ridiculous.
It is clear that in interviews, Lisa likes to entertain with little jokes like "Maloof hoof and Vander-Pump." I don't think she means anything by it and I didn't think she was making true undermining remarks about your business. If anything she was poking fun at herself and the "jealousy issue". I also think you mistook the whole Vegas party issue and made it about you. How would it be if Lisa shooed away the generous offer of a long term family friend in order to ask you a favor? That is just silly. I think you are "stacking negatives" against Lisa and I hope it is not ruining a nice neighborly friendship. You are both successful and dynamic and you don't need to compete.
I agree Lisa's comments about your show line were classless. But I do have to disagree that she did anything wrong regarding Vegas. She didnt ask Planet Hollywood to throw Pandora's party. Her friend that owns it approached her and offered. She didnt go behind your back or disrespect you in any way when it came to that party. If you had of approached her first Im sure she would have used your Casino instead. What should she have done?? It would have been very rude of her to say no to her friend to throw that party because you are her friend......he is her friend too.
Adrienne, What is with the drama over the Vegas Party, if you wanted to do it you should have offered plain and simple, I realized this stuff already happened but you ladies write as if it were yesterday. The shoe comments it waws Lisa being Lisa , mountain out of a molehill, love watching you ladies but really ? this is just a little too much , you are one of my faves lighten up already
I think you are taking the bachelorette party too personally. Pandora set that up before Lisa even know about it. As you friend, I also would feel weird about asking you to host such a large event for me. It would be like asking you to lend me a large amount of cash.
sweetie, don't be catty. I really love both you and Lisa and hate to see you unhappy with each other. You can only be hurt by someone else if you allow it. If you laugh it off then you show to the world you are above it all. Celebrate your friends and their differences. Love the shoes.
Congrats on your new launch Adrienne! I believe it is every girls dream to design their own shoe line . How exciting! I love how you also incorporated the StepUp program to raise money for this cause. I'm sure your family and friends( yes, including Lisa) are very proud of you. With all that said, I have to be honest. I find it quite unfair that you call out Lisa for her sarcastic remarks while over this season I've noticed you taking some low blows as well. You have always been one of my favorites and I just feel your behavior has been questionably catty as well. The situation with the bachlorette party should not have been an issue whatsoever. If the favor was already offered by a good friend of Lisa's and Pandora's, then it really is unnecessary for Lisa to ask you. I also find it unnecessary for you to throw prior favors in her face. Talk about classless. Come on Adrienne. Get it together. Sorry I had to put it out there.
As always you are the voice of truth and class. Major congrats on the shoe line, it looks stunning and sounds like it has been a lot of fun, albiet hard work. To have it all come together with the Maloof standard of above and beyond at all times must be the secret to your family's success. Anyway, I must say, although I'm not sure what to think about the Vegas/Pandora-Gate issue, one thing I know for sure is a snarky comment when I hear one (LISA)!! Honestly, while I was watching it I was taken aback by her childishish commentary, my bad, I thought she was above such nonsense. Oh well, a comment is only a comment, just consider the source, as we are all getting to see a different side to Lisa this season. Guess they moved out of your neighborhood anyway, lol, buh-bye, eh?
I might have to sign the petition they both are to cute and together there size difference is hilarious. Your comments about Lisa are dead on. Keep your positive attitude and you will do great with your shoe line!!
I would like to understand more about how you designed the shoes. It seems that you were just taking other designer's ideas from shoes you already had.
Also, I have to say that I think you were unfair to Lisa with regards to the Bachelorette Party. Her long-time friend made an offer and she accepted. It was "not cool" (to use your words) for you to make her feel bad about not approaching. It seems that your motives were completely self-serving and had nothing to do with doing something nice for Lisa or Pandora as were her friends. JMO...
It doesn't appear that Lisa is jealous of you. It appears that you are jealous of Lisa. Please put a stop to the Let's Lynch Lisa campaign. That ship has sailed, and your behavior seems petty.
Have you considered donating a pair of the Swarovski shoes for a drawing? The money could go to your charity and it would give people who aren't super rich at least a small chance of owning those shoes. I'm not normally a shoe person, but that pair is pretty amazing.
Adrienne, I feel that you misunderstood Lisa's comments: she was trying to be funny! The Maloof Hoof - get it?
Also, you should have assumed positive intent regarding the Bachelorette party. You could have asked, "So, I hear you're going to Planet Hollywood for the Bachelorette party. You could have come to the Palms!" Then when Lisa said, "A dear friend, who owns PH offered." You should have responded, "How nice of him!" and dropped it. If someone offered to throw a party for me, I certainly wouldn't say, "Let me check to see if my other friend wants to throw one for me."
I am usually a fan of yours but not in this case.
Hey Adrienne, don't let or allow anything to come between your friendship with Lisa. You used to be the level-headed one, and you are so compassionate, and Lisa is your friend. I'd hoped personally that watching last weeks episode would have given you insight into how the bachelorette party location played out. Lisa is taking a beating this season and I do not think it is deserved, Lisa is the kind of friend I would like to have--honest, forthright, and a happy woman doing her own thing but there when you need her. Please post my comment, thanks.
Run, run, run as fast as you can away from Kyle! She's beginning to rub off on you. Surely you can't be this thinned skin. Lisa's comments were not mean, you appear to be looking for something. De-Kyle yourself...QUICK!!!
You are taking yourself way to seriously. It's obvious that Lisa was only having fun with you and not dissing your shoes. I don't understand the way your acting toward Lisa, it seems really out of character for you. I've always had such respect for you because you seem so level headed, but now it's like you hate her for some reason and just want to pick on her for whatever little thing she does. And getting so upset over the bachelorette party was not being a good friend.
I love Paul he is a great supporter your lucky to have him be nicer to him. Last season i felt i did not get to see to much about you this season i like learning more about you, i respect the hustle.
If the shoe fits ... It seems the shoe fits you! You had no business interfering with Pandora's bachelorette party or calling Lisa out on it. I think Lisa was dead on when she said you wanted the publicity and, I think, she felt this was at her daughters expense. I hear The Palm is now 98% owned by a private equity fund and that your family now owns the remaining 2%. The fund also owns Planet Hollywood! How ironic!
To call Lisa classless is, in of itself, classless.
I think this is more about you being upset the Hard Rock Casino is getting the press vs. the Palms. You have to realize that asking someone to host/give a bachelorette party is a bit over the line and someone else came forward to offer. My guess is that this party wasn't even in the presence of mind at the time and when the offer came up she graciously accepted. It had nothing to do with you, with your casino or trying to slight you. Now, if you were smart, you'd offer Pandora, her bridesmaids, and mother a few days of relaxation prior to the wedding. You can have your cake & eat it too, my dear.
It's not about you. This was Lisa's private family event.
You made it all about you and behaved in a most bizarre childish way toward Lisa. You need to apologize for your weird reaction. It's about Pandora's big plans, NOT YOU.
I think you are great, but you are being a little ridiculous if you think Lisa is jealous of you or your "business". Did you tell her you thought she was classless before you typed it in your blog? Probably not. EVERYONE was curious as to where the shoes were. Also, you need to drop the party situation complaining. Lisa did not owe you anything and you arent her only friend. Perhaps had her wine ended up in your casino, the party would have too. Support your friends if you want their support.
Adrienne, Sorry but get over yourself about the engagement party. You knew she was getting married, why not step up and offer like Lisa's other friend did???
And I'm so confused as to why you would think Lisa would be jealous of you. You seem so different this season. I loved you last year, but if this is the real you, suspicious, petty, paranoid.....no thanks.
Okay, so I've read your blog and re-watched the episode so that I could better understand your viewpoint. Alas, I'm still just as confused.
Of course, you are entitled to your opinions and feelings. I appreciate that you spoke to Lisa privately about the bachelorette party, however I was disappointed that you chose not to let her finish a sentence without repeatedly telling her she was incorrect. You did not appear to be all that interested in her explanation, rather your mind was already made up and you were only interested in how you felt and your reasons for feeling that way.
In regard to what you deem snide, insulting, and classless comments Lisa made about your new business venture. I'm sorry, but I didn't see or hear anything that came off as any of the adjectives you used. Perhaps it was not jealousy speaking but instead a competitive streak?
I wonder if you've paused in all of this to think of how Lisa has felt after seeing Bernie, your chef, disparage her and her family with your tacit approval. If you really want to talk about snide, insulting, and classless, behavior you need look no further than your own household staff.
I always thought "love of money was the root of all evil'? It seems classless of Adrienne to berate and badger Lisa for not begging Adrienne to host Pandora's party when someone else had already offered. Enough already! Once it was clear that the party venue was off the table, Adrienne could have still done something nice for Pandora like hosting a bridal shower. Or if furthering Maloof business was really Adrienne's motivator, she could have offered to outfit the wedding party in her gorgeous shoes.
You've become really out of touch. You're misconstruing sarcasm as an attack on your business, and business as a priority for friendship.
I have watched this episode twice now and I can't even begin to figure out what Lisa did to upset you. Clearly, something else is bugging you. Stop already, you are acting like a brat.
I don't think Lisa meant to offend you when the event was her daughter's party and not hers. An old family friend offered and that's the whole story. Lisa seems very happy with herself and her life. I think her remarks were meant to be witty and funny. I thought it was funny and didn't take it to heart. A fashion show without your shoes actually being shown is strange and it would be odd if no one had said anything. Kyle said the same thing but you seem to be more upset with Lisa than Kyle.
I was and still am a huge fan of yours so I do hope the two of you work things out. I love Lisa!
I really like you but you have become very sensitive and petty. There is no way on earth that Lisa would be jealous of you. She is very funny and her comment about the VanderPUMP was too. The situation about the bachelorette party was blown way out of proportion by you. Is the Palms doing that bad that you would feel inclined to behave in this manner for a little publicity. It's all very sad.