Troupe Beverly Hills

Episode 13: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor ponders shoe lines and cotton candy.

Nov 22, 20110

Shoe Horn
While Lisa is having crazy people pour dry ice created cocktails on their head and Brandi and Kyle are pondering sexual techniques, Adrienne is planning her shoe line. That's right -- the business impresario is adding yet another endeavor to her belt. She's planning a line of shoes, and debuting a few at a fashion show at her home to benefit Step Up.

At her design meeting, Adrienne brings a smattering of hoofs she adores, which begins to really let you in on how much she hoards heels. They asked her to show her one favorite and she presented roughly 20 pairs. Oh Adrienne, you're one cat skeleton and creepy music sound away from hoarders. Look at the banquet table full of shoes she offered Kyle.

Thankfully, someone manages to shuttle the shoes into a closet in time for the big fashion show, which is a hot ticket. The whole affair is over capacity. Russell even attends! And of course Taylor and Camille are both there -- sacre bleu -- for their first post-tea party meeting.

22 comments
gingerette
gingerette

This is my favourite housewive show of them all!!!!!!!!! Taylor honestly get it together. I really do love Adrienne anyway I want to know where I can get Adrienne's shoes to buy and are they affordable well being so BEVERLY HILLS and alll!

Viewer with insight
Viewer with insight

At Lisa's tea party it was Taylor accusing everyone about not being honest with the new finger pointing fad started by the richards low life sisters. So finally Camille get fed up and says whats true. Its Taylor who isn't honest. Taylor only wants everyone to say they talk about Lisa behind her back. If I were Lisa I'd never go anywhere near Taylor ever again.

Janie Indy
Janie Indy

Ok, 1) Adrienne needs to grow up, geez who cares if Lisa has her daughters party other than Adrienne's 2) Taylor is a whinner and can't believe she "works with women who have been and are abused" but she still stays with a man that she says abuses her, come on now, or she stays for money, and spends and spends and now in debt up to her ass. She blames anyone and everyone for her problems but as a famous Dr. has said " when you talk about others you reveal yourself". 3) Bravo, I think this housewife thing is getting a bit out of hand, but can't blame you guys for it all cause these women agree to let the whole world know about there problems, yes Taylor, blame Camille and Lisa but she puts it all on TV and wonders why magazines and TV magazines get their info, what a dumbass. Anyway, Bravo this really isn't entertainment anymore, really now. Pretty sad when the American people resort to these TV shows for entertainment, and yes I am disappointed in myself also and have to start reading more than watch the boob tube . OK I am done.

Island Babe
Island Babe

I just saw a commercial for spending New Year's Eve with Taylor Armstrong. Is this for real? After seeing her cause trouble and go through this epic meltdown, why on earth would anyone want to do that????

San Diego viewer
San Diego viewer

First off, I have no idea weather or not Taylor was abused by her late husband. But I think the real reason viewers don't like her is because of how manipulative she was last season in regards to the Kyle/Camille fued and then lied about it and how badly she treated Kim. Then there's the fact that she seems to spend absurd amounts on her daughter's birthday parties - parties her daughter doesn't even seem to like. I think people see that she pushed Russell onto a reality show that he wasn't really comfortable on, that she pushes him to be super social when it's not in his nature, and when she spends money the couple clearly didn't have. In addition, she whines in almost every episode. Then, this season, she's unreasonably attacks Lisa. It's true that Lisa has not been a fan of her, but get over it. Not everybody can like everybody else.

Adrienne seemed so mature last season. This season, she's revealed herself as catty, pretty and self-obsessed. It's bizarre that she took Lisa's good-natured and funny shoe remarks as snide. And she's out of line in regards to the bachelorette party. I'm sure she didn't care about it until it was going to get air time on Bravo. If she wanted the party at her hotel so much, she should have offered very early on as soon as she found out there was going to be a wedding. She's been snide to Lisa all season, and she unfairly asked poor Brandi to apologize to Kyle and Kim. She has a great life-great kids, husband, house, businesses, but still she's getting into little nothign petty issues. Sad.

hulali
hulali

Does anyone else think its interesting that Taylor accused Lisa of "stirring the pot" when that was the number one critism of Taylor last year during the Camille/Kyle incident??!

I-told-you-so
I-told-you-so

Let's have a vote on favorite sidekicks. Portia versus Paul versus the Ken/Giggy combo.

ls33
ls33

can you please make Brandi a regular

Blainey
Blainey

I really like Brandi this season and she is coming across as the only likeable one who would be remotely fun to hang out with. Kyle is just a mean prude who makes watching her scenes unbearable and Taylor- well I feel there could be a lifetime original movie about her. I don't trust her and feel she has everyone fooled with her "stories" of abuse. I am with Camille on that!

true blood
true blood

Adrianne should give Pandora a wedding shower or nice party after the event. We commenters seem to agree on this point. As for Taylor I just do not understand willingly allowing the world to watch your marriage unravel on tv. You could tell Russell was not interested in therapy. My sympathy to both families.

Maggie44
Maggie44

Even though Taylor shared her abuse "stories" with all of the housewives, none of them talked about it on CAMERA before. You could see the shock on Taylor's face when Camille says it. Big difference from talking about something with all of your friends, and then one mentioning it on national television. What's more telling is in this episode, you really get a feeling, from Taylor & Russel's therapy & limo ride conversation, that those abuse stories are just that.....stories. I think poor Taylor has issues beyond what are normal. I think she's really disturbed & I feel bad for her. She really needs help.

Lilithfair
Lilithfair

Somehow I think there is more to the story as to why Adrienne got so upset at Lisa for having the Bachlorette party at Planet Hollywood since Adrienne never even asked to host it. Maybe Adrienne should throw a wedding shower for Pandora at her casino.

Camile rocks this season....she's the voice of reason this year.

Hahahahaaa
Hahahahaaa

I don't know, or is it just me who thinks....that KIM is actually the MOST SANE out of this group!!!! She seems to have enough sense to stay OFF CAMERA, because everyone else is coming off in ATTACK Mode or plain CRAZY!!!! Lisa get off this sinking ship!!!

Princess Diva
Princess Diva

So, the Lisa Adrienne thing I've had about enough of. It was Pandora's party and she chose to have it somewhere else. Adrienne if that hurts your feelings darling take it up with Pandora! so done with that. Seriously! Taylor and Camille I think Taylor was forced to face reality and it just didn't feel good. If she would have never filled all her girlfriends up with everything that was going on in her home and marriage no one would have an opinion or feel any kind of way. Camille had enough of Taylor and probably shouldn't have blurted that out but, when pushed in a corner you will come out swinging any normal person would. Kyle and Brandi Ugh! Brandi is revealing herself to be very trashy...who thinks to have a party and have a porn star over to give instruction on giving a blow jobs? She has hit the ground floor with me and I want to kick her off the elevator. The winners are Lisa and Camille in there respective tifts. Kyle the verdict is still out you are slippery (you play in enemy territory) so, until next week shi sh shi Can't wait to see what happens at Brandi's get together. To be continued

Marge E.
Marge E.

Adrienne is angry about something else, in addition to the Vegas gig. She was testy with Lisa at the tea when normally she tries to be concilliatory with everyone she chimes in telling Lisa how she should behave. More to this than meets the eye. When she confronted Lisa, out came the story about getting Lisa's wine into the Palms....maybe THAT is the REAL issue or part of it because being upset about the bachelorette party makes NO SENSE at all. Even if she is the consumate business woman. As to Taylor, she just wants to blame everyone else for her difficulties. She is not very mature and has not developed her own personality....what is somebody supposed to give her a personality?? Camille is NOT in the wrong. Taylor is to blame for the debacle, as usual. She needs LOTS of counseling.LOTS.

mira_h
mira_h

@tosha1234, I couldn't agree more. I think there is something more going on that Adrienne hasn't shared

Vonnie1124
Vonnie1124

Wow! Its a joke!! Maloof hoof! I cannot understand all this drama! And the bachlorette party, does Adrienne think she is the only friend Lisa has? If a dear friend offers to host a party for you, would'nt it be kind of rude not to accept? I think Adrienne, as a good friend should have offered to host the party at the Palms!

Eryn in ATL
Eryn in ATL

First it is SO obvious to us viewers that Adrienne is creating drama with Lisa. It makes a very classy and well respected woman look silly and catty. I thought women should EMPOWER other women. Am I mistaken or wasn't that the theme of the fashion show/ charity event? Just blatantly hypocritical. Next, I must ask how long are we going to let Taylor blame all her problems on the wrong people? Last year it was Kim, then it was Lisa ruining her life and now it's all Camille's fault? Not buying it. Why is Kim even on this show? She never blogs, visits the clubhouse or goes to the other ladies events? And when she does show up (drugged to the point where her own sister suspects she's started drinking again) is such a snot! Please do NOT get me started on the "Why you should NOT date men that hang out by YOUR MAILBOX" conversation. We could be here for weeks. While I'm getting rid of the cast, throw Dana on out of there too. She's so embarrassing with the way she BEGS for people to like her. A party planner who has PLANNED two failed parties- Last year's Kennedy's mad hatter fiasco and this years game night from hell- Um, maybe party planning not so much your thing but if you need some extra cash for $25,000 sunglasses, I'm sure your son could go to work as a Thai/ American interpreter. Kyle, I must admit had me fooled. Srsly Kyle should be the one to stand up to Taylor and quit kissing her butt. Taylor needs to hear the truth and I think Kyle is being a horrible friend to Taylor, Lisa and Camille. You cant have your cake and eat it too lady. I like Brandi and would like to see more of her. Srsly, even if you don't like her, you have to wonder what the heck she's going to say next. Best line of the season so far is credited to her, "I'll KILL you! Don't you ever talk about my babies." The other women on the show keep asking "Who says that?" Me. I do. And this mama Bear would've torn both Kyle and her bratty sister a new one!

DANCEASH85
DANCEASH85

The fact that the cocktails are written about as being RIDICULOUS is absurd. This is a show isn't it? so it only seems appropriate that they have a showman showcasing his talents as not only a mixologist but also as a creative & imaginative chef.. Who by the way I might add was Best New Chef of San Diego just last year 2010!.. Chef Ryan Grant an amazing talent!!!!

hulali
hulali

It's so sad watching Taylor unravel this season. She is completely overwhelmed by her marital situation and no matter what the other ladies do or say, she just was not ready to confront the horrible truth about her realtionship with Russell. I hope other people experiencing the same thing learn more about the battered spouse syndrome by watching the show.

tosha1234
tosha1234

I am completely confused about why Taylor is upset with Camille ... Taylor shared whatever information she shared about Russell and her marriage with all the ladies, and now she's upset that they are all talking about it and concerned? Am I missing something?

tosha1234
tosha1234

Ok, I really don't get why Adrienne would be "hurt" by Lisa choosing another wealthy friend's establishment. Adrienne is beyond rich, and she's not Lisa's only wealthy friend who owns a great place in Vegas to host a party, and the other friend offered to host it! I usually really like Adrienne, but I don't get her side on this one. I agree with Lisa when she said she isn't upset if Adrienne goes somewhere other than her restaurant to eat. It doesn't make sense. I could understand her thinking, I should have offered to host Pandora's party before the other friend did! But to be "hurt"? I'm hoping she got over it and realized she had no reason to be hurt.