Kyle Richards

Kyle explains why she's involved with the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and tries to keep it positive.

on Jan 90

Once again, I am so sorry for being so behind on my blog! Life has been a little hectic lately.

On Monday's episode, I held a fundraiser for Children's Hospital Los Angeles at my store. I was more than happy to throw this event for something that means so much to me. I do tend to get stressed when throwing a party and with this particular one, even more so. I have thrown fundraisers that were not a big success and didn't want to have that happen again.

I was relieved that Brandi and Joyce put aside their differences for the night, as I had too many other things to worry about!

Having my daughters be a part of the modeling show was fun for me. Last minute my eldest, Farrah, and my nieces, Brooke, Whitney, and Kimberly backed out because they were feeling shy. I was grateful Brandi and Joyce brought friends to help model. Professionals on top of it! Yay!

At home Sophia is a force to re reckoned with. She is strong, confident, and opinionated. When I see her get shy like that, I can relate since I was the same way when I was a child. I think it's important to step outside our comfort zone at times -- especially when it comes to helping others.

262 comments
Spinner22
Spinner22

Am I the only one who thought that charity fashion show was just a huge publicity stunt for Kyle and her family...Many thousands of people including hundreds of so called genuine celebrities donate huge amounts to various charities but, with NO camera's, NO publicity...with sincere dignity and privacy...of course Kyle Richards has to do it with all the camera's flashing, constantly telling us she is doing this for "Charity" but the "Spotlight" has to be on her and of course pushing her children once again in front of the camera's...and how tacky to show how much they donated...such self indulgent narcissism....very low class.....and she still had time to try and stir

Ringaroundeye1
Ringaroundeye1

Love you Kyle!  Mauricio has a beautiful heart.  You guys make a loving couple!

venisha77
venisha77

Kyle saw how she looked like on other seasons especially 1 & 2 and people did not like it so no she is acting people.  I mean she is doing the whoa its me thing, but in so many ways you could see right through it.  If she wanted to stop the pettiness then why when she was at Yolanda's house did she have to bring up the written cards that Yo  did.  She could have just noticed but kept her mouth shut yet she made sure to bring major attention to it.  Grow up Kyle.

Oklahomamama
Oklahomamama

I think your awesome Kyle! You are so loving and caring and you are the one that is the most beautiful in this show! Not just because your pretty, but because you are a true sweet person. Everybody needs to take note on how to treat people, how to be a friend, a mom, a wife, a sister, etc... I've never seen you be rude once and that says a lot about you, being that cameras follow you around. Keep up the good work!

earthwindfire
earthwindfire

Kyle, you are positive, classy, and seem to always know the right thing to do. And you know when you are wrong, which shows a lot of self confidence.

Tlr
Tlr

You and Mauricio are so fake. You two are comical to watch.

Courtney3
Courtney3

I loved watching the charity event scenes. It was neat to see how humbled you were by JLC. She brought class and integrity to the event. I also love that you didn't bother to comment on Carlton's catty remarks. She has no class. Clearly, you do. Ignore the haters. So what it it's a tax write-off? Should people not give to charity because there's a tax benefit? You are using your success to do something positive. I think that's admirable. 

Deb1958
Deb1958

You are great Kyle....Just keep being you :)

cgrace212
cgrace212

Kyle you are a doll and the only one who I can stomach besides Joyce and Kim. Thank you for keeping it real...your family is beautiful. Stay away from the toxic trio, Brandi, Yolanda and Lisa. They are totally jealous of you and Joyce, I am quite sure!

bevin1972
bevin1972

Kyle, I truly hope you don't read any of these comments, but I still love you.  You are beautiful inside and out.  Your daughters are precious and I am glad you and your sister are doing so well.  Happy Birthday Capricorn!!  I love the charity you showcased.  Good on you!

lynnwhitlock
lynnwhitlock

A blog filled with possessive pronouns....I, me, my, our

randrew
randrew

I don't know, call me crazy but I like this side of Kyle and hope to see more of it.

itsagreatday
itsagreatday

I'm amazed that anyone would criticize you for giving money to charity or compare how much you give to how much another celebrity gives.  Who cares if someone announced how much you gave, who cares what amount of the proceeds from the sales in the boutique were being given to charity.  The point is, you gave and so did others. The money is for a worthwhile cause and should be celebrated.  I can't afford to give $100,000 but I give thousands a year to help feed others and to support cancer research (my brother has cancer) and Sarcoidosis research (another brother suffers with that disease).  I give what I can and the fact that you can afford to give at that level is fantastic.  Thank you for giving!

 

LoveBravoBB
LoveBravoBB

Kyle,

You're setting a good example for your daughters and other young ladies by ignoring nasty and trashy. 

staugielady
staugielady

When my brother was a baby and young child, he spent a lot of time in Childrens Hospital LA. He wasn't expected to live past the age of 2 - the fabulous doctors there extended his life to 33. Thank you for your support of the wonderful work they are doing there. :-)

Real_Bougie
Real_Bougie

Kyle you are the best!!! Even if it is for a tax write off at least your heart is in the right place. Ignore Carlton she has no valid reason to dislike you she's just team Brandi

onthego
onthego

I just don't understand all these negative comments regarding the "Fashion Show" charity event.  It was a tax deduction for Kyle, so what... It was publicity for Kyle"s business, so what... Bravo showed the amount donated, so what...   All that does matter is the CHLA benefited from the event.  If you had a sick child in the hospital that needed help would you really give a damn where the money came from to help your child?  I know I wouldn't... 

reginae
reginae

I say a job well done Kyle and good for you on the charity event. It was a win win situation as far as giving back and promoting your business. If Lisa had done this at one of her restaurants nobody would question it. She can do no wrong in some viewers eyes. But for all the nay sayers toward you I'm one viewer who says "go Kyle" and I'm a fan. Cheers to you.

Krysti
Krysti

Bravo Kyle! What a wonderful gift for you & Mauricio to help sick children & their families. I love this seasons scenes with you & your sister; It's great to see you laugh & have a good time. You have really won me over this season...I was a Brandi fan, but this season, she's making some of her fans feel like writing Faye R. an apology...Brandi's treatment of Joyce has made some of us realize you deserve complete restitution...you didn't do anything she wouldn't do! except you apologized & admitted it was wrong! She has made remarks no one else would get away with. Thank you for being nice to Joyce, & learning from the past mistakes. We are all human, & I do believe the tide is about to turn. I'm glad you are now one of my favs....once again!

Sam6
Sam6

Thank you for raising money plus giving money to Children Hospital. Your fashion show was lovely. Also thanks for taking the high road and ignoring Carlton negative comments. She is just not worth the energy.

kktraveler
kktraveler

Really feel for you season -- friendships ebb and flow, and you're definitely having a rough patch in the friendship department. But stay true to yourself, and the mean girls will eventually stop and find a new victim (or they'll become happy and won't need to be mean to anyone!). You know what's important -- family, supporting others in need, good friends. And wonderful to see you and Kim this season and how your relationship as sisters seems to be on the mend and you're both really there for each other.

 

As far as Carlton goes, Bravo made a horrible decision adding her to the BH Real Housewives franchise. Her weirdness doesn't make her or the show more interesting. I'm so over her -- anytime she has "face time" I fast forward -- seeing her get tattoos, build her "sex room," talk about how "open" and attracted she is to women, seeing the disturbing dynamic between her and her children's nanny (where she infers they have some sort of sexual relationship -- WTF?!?!?), hearing her talk about wicca & her love of pentagrams, watching her shop in the Hustler store with her mother-in-law, seeing her wig out about someone killing a spider, and watching next week's previews where she shows up drunk to a pole dancing class and is rubbing up against a female (friend?) -- enough already!!! She's not what we want to see representing Beverly Hills housewives & the lifestyle. Maybe she should be on "Real World" or "LA Ink," because though she may have money, compared to you, Kim, Lisa and Yolanda, she's not a class act and her attempts at shock value have outworn their welcome. Acting like she doesn't care what people think about her, and getting appalled & criticizing everyone over the strangest things, are such transparent attention-seeking behaviors. She's so not a good fit, Andy Cohen, please don't bring her back next season!

hwfan50
hwfan50

You are such a great wife and mother and very relatable. Brandi and Carlton are just not in the same league  as you and the other ladies. When did it become so acceptable for people to talk with such horrible language..thanks for not sinking to their level.  

Sam64
Sam64

I was embarrassed and could see how embarrassed your guests were when Jaime announced your donation. People that give do not have it announced to everyone. Donating should be from the heart not to be acknowledged.

lotsaluck
lotsaluck

Loved your fit and fabulous look on the golf course!

cbennett1
cbennett1

Carlton, I think that you should present yourself as more softer woman,  you would have more fans.  I saw a picture of you on a different site and you looked more dignified.  People see you as a witch who is very sexual, when you should be presenting yourself, especially on television as a dedicated mom and forget your escapades with brandy that you put all over television. Do you want you kids to see your behavior? I just wanted to say this because I like you.  I think that you are a strong woman, so don't put a spell on me for speaking my mind.

lotsaluck
lotsaluck

I agree with all the positive comments about you this week. May I add one silly little comment? You looked amazing on the golf course - so fit and fabulous! I like Joyce a lot, and she's beautiful in some of her clothing, but khakis aren't one of them (way too thin). 

itsagreatday
itsagreatday

I'm amazed that anyone would criticize you for giving money to charity or compare how much you give to how much another celebrity gives.  Who cares if someone announced how much you gave, who cares what amount of the proceeds from the sales in the boutique were being given to charity.  The point is, you gave and so did others.  The money is for a worthwhile cause and should be celebrated.  I can't afford to give $100,000 but I give thousands a year to help feed others and to support cancer research (my brother has cancer) and Sarcoidosis research (another brother suffers with that disease).  I give what I can and the fact that you can afford to give at that level is fantastic.  Thank you for giving!

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

I just adore Jamie Lee Curtis and actually had the pleasure of meeting her and her mother, Jane Leigh, in Sun Valley, Id......now she is a down to earth person...can you imagine what she wuuld be like on the show........ Carlton really dug that Halloweener stuff  with Kyle and then goes on to say it doesn't change her opinion of Kyle.....why would Kyle even try to be friends with that weirdo...don't get the wrong idea here my feelings about Carlton are neutral it all depends on the episode some weeks she is likeable and other weeks she works to hard to be strange.....the same holds true for all the cast they run hot and cold  

cgarden
cgarden

Also Carlton saying how different your styles are was the biggest compliment you could possibly get

cgarden
cgarden

I love you you and Joyce are the only reasons I watch the show anymore....but am losing interest fast I am just appalled at the behavior Brandy has shown and how the shows allowed to even go on with someone so trashy! Then you have Lisa and Yolanda who are her ridiculously pathetic desperate cheerleaders- if I didn't know better I would swear that they are getting a paycheck to befriend her! You were a breath of fresh air, love the relationship you have with your husband your children the kind of person that you are how real you keep things you're the real deal and the only authentic person besides Joyce on the show and Kim!

24hrhousewife
24hrhousewife

Kyle I usually just read though your blog and comments without commenting myself but after scrolling down and reading all the nasty comments about your charity event I thought I would comment directly. Great job on throwing a great event. You were able to promote the organization, your business and get a tax deduction. Any smart business owner knows you have to promote your business, you managed to have a great sale in your store, donate some of the proceeds and bring awareness. Some people on here are judging you for not giving all the proceeds that night. That type of ignorance has to be overlooked. Anyone with a business knows you have to pay for your merchandise. There's no way an owner can give all their proceeds. You wouldn't be in business. They are also giving you a hard time over the announcement of how much you gave. Look over that as well. Anyone that knows how charity and levels work know that is public knowledge. It also encourages other donors to beat someone's amount. It's good for the charity. I don't see that as being tacky or anything else. You were proud and who can blame you, it was a great donation. It's a shame you had a good event, managed to promote your business and raise money, bring awareness and get slammed in the end because of so much negativity. Whether, I like you on the show or not has nothing to do with your event. It's bad when so many people have to comment about this and that when in the end they should just recognize you gave when you could've spent your money on something else.

reginae
reginae

I say a job well done Kyle and good for you on the charity event. It was a win win situation as far as giving back and promoting your business. If Lisa had done this at one of her restaurants nobody would question it. She can do no wrong in some viewers eyes. But for all the nay sayers toward you I'm one viewer who says "go Kyle" and I'm a fan. Cheers to you.

milano
milano

You have a "hit" with your store. Perhaps a show about running the business and the ins and outs of retail could make for a great show.

Luv_Ashia
Luv_Ashia

Thanks for rising above the haters, sometimes it takes a while for a HW to realized that she does not have to respond to antics in which she is not involved.  As well, we all know that there will always be people who will not let us forget our past mistakes, so let them talk as they need something to talk about.  I sometimes do enjoy reading some of the idiot comments, so as to not lose out on others reality of ignorance.  For instance, "Kyle and Kim have no friends", as if these few HW's could be your only possibility of friendship.  Certainly, if the majority of this cast was what I had to choose from, I would gladly not have a friend in them.  Why would you want to befriend someone who does not mind running the bus over you, again and again.  lol

Bidder
Bidder

@Spinner22 Get off your high horse.  Publicity ot not she raised aand gave a bunch of money for needy children.

Egrain
Egrain

 @lynnwhitlock I am confused by this comment.  "I" and "me" are not possessive pronouns.  

Millydoo3
Millydoo3

@lynnwhitlock at least she's not bad mouthing the other housewives like Carlton and Brandi.

24hrhousewife
24hrhousewife

@onthego Thank God another viewer with some sense!

Cocobeans12345
Cocobeans12345

 @Sam64 But why should someone not be acknowledged for the good that they do? And why would anyone feel embarrassed? I agree that donating should be from the heart (which seems like the case here), but if you're stuck on the amount of money she donated, then you're focusing on the wrong thing. The point is, you give as much as you can. And as much money as these women spend on their houses, outfits, cars, etc., it's good to know that Kyle gave that much towards a great cause!

HW_guilty_pleasure
HW_guilty_pleasure

 @Sam64 You must not run in big-giver-charity circles.  It's frequently announced, and if not from stage, in the program.

Spinner1
Spinner1

 @Luv_Ashia Excuse me..!!!!!....It has been Kyle and her sister that has been any TV show that would have them ,, bad mouthing other cast members...

Spinner22
Spinner22

@Bidder @Spinner22 Obviously, my 'High Horse' goes way over your head for you to understand the genuine act of kindness and the true reason for having a kind charitable heart...