Alex McCord

Alex talks Fashion Week(end), new Housewife Sonja, Simon's shopping spree, and Ramona's runway walk!

on Apr 15, 20100

 

Wow, I’m writing this blog from sunny Los Angeles where we are about to hit the South Coast Plaza Borders to do a signing of Little Kids, Big City – we are loving the great comments from our readers on Facebook and our website!

Welcome to Sonja Morgan! (It’s about bloody time…) She is fab – with the intelligence of someone who doesn’t depend on others for success in this world, regardless of whom she married. We became fast friends and I’m only sorry I didn’t meet her ten years ago! My favorite thing about Sonja is that anytime I invite her to a party she always brings a bevy of cute guys.

Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} was a great success, despite comments from the front row. We raised money for the Brooklyn Style Foundation to mentor young and low-income designers, and I was thrilled that Loris Diran helped the cause by showing his beautiful collection (which you can get either at his boutique or Bergdorfs.) Derek was a star, ditto Alegra, Joe, Jeremey, Eddie and several of the ladies came out in support.

I had organized hair, makeup and a dress from Loris for Jill, and she was nothing but complimentary to me backstage so I was a bit surprised to see the footage and discover that she was so cranky at the show. Jill didn’t seem to expect that she would see edgy young designers at the show; I really don’t know what she thought she was attending. Maybe she missed the other fabulous dresses because was looking at the floor or maybe she was mesmerized by Ramona’s walk. Something really did click into place though – when I walked she said I was channeling the devil. I’m going to ask you to remember that phrase, as you might hear it again from someone else. Things that make you go hmmmm. I was so happy that Ramona and Kelly walked in the show, and even though Ramona got nervous, she put her heart and soul into Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} for that evening and I appreciated that.

 

305 comments
Carley
Carley

Alex -

You're the best! I heard that Sonja actually comes from a family of truck drivers from some place called Averill Park?! If that's true how did she ever snag grampa Morgan? Is it something she does with her tongue - I heard that about the Duchess of Windsor. You're the normative character for all the working moms and youre great!!!!

;) Carley

mamav
mamav

Alex, you are awesome! You have been great with Brittany. She needed you through all the drama that Luann helped to keep stirred up. You are a wonderful person and I am a fan. You have a good soul!

Central Oregon viewer
Central Oregon viewer

I have to say out of all the NY ladies you are my favorite!! You always consider others and try to be a good friend. Stay away from Jill and Luann, they are toxic! Don't ever let ANYONE make you feel bad that you and your husband are best friends and are alway together. My husband and I have been married for 20 years and have never been apart (except when I had our children in the hospital) Bethany is lucky to have you on the show, I really like her too but the others give NY a bad name!

ImaB
ImaB

Hey Alex, I personally thought the fashion show went very well...I was surprised at the Uptown Attitude of Jill, for a woman who is supposed to be so charitable, she could have remembered that it was a charitable event and her "better than thou" attitude was really annoying...I thought your walk was great...the way the air hit the dress to make it flow was very flattering and I believe there is room in a fashion show for all kinds of facial expressions...I think the dress demanded the walk you gave, and I give you an A+... I also believe Ramona gave her best as well, I happen to like that she turned her necklace to the back, it was not expected, but what a nice piece of jewelry it was..to see it as she was leaving the runway, I thought was a good touch...all in all, I think you did a great job, and never let a "high brow" rain on your parade or your fashion show as the case may be...she seriously needs an attitude adjustment...

Sonia Mane
Sonia Mane

I LOVE YOU! I think you and your family just keeps growing and evolving and you are one of the least judgmental people. Congratulations on all your successes. I'm rooting for you and your fab hubby

Hildegard
Hildegard

It took me awhile to get used to you and your husband...but now I am a BIG FAN. You don't cut people to pieces just to make yourself feel good. I am glad you are on the show

madmamak
madmamak

This, too is my first ever comment but I'm a fan!! Alex, when the show first started I thought you & Simon were wanabes & I actually feel terrible for ever thinking that now. You both are the most "real" of this group & your quiet, wise manner is much needed w/ these over grown H.S. cheerleaders. Ramona's a..trip..lol..Bethenny's cool but Jill & Luann..agghh. Plz maintain your cool & observant ways. This group needs you. My best to you

IBG
IBG

ALEX, YOU ARE THE REAL DEAL!

mintgreen
mintgreen

You walked beautifully! It was a real runway walk, and the best one. I don't know what Jill was talking about.

Shawna
Shawna

Alex, I love you and Simon on the show. You have a very realistic view of life and marriage and our true to yourselves without misleading or demeaning anyone. When you first started on the show I was soooo hoping that the show or castmates comments would not "change" you or deter you from rejoining the show the following season. If it wasn't for you and Bethanny-who is making great strides (and Ramona just for the unexpected cookiness that is nothing but entertaining becasue she is so unaware)I wouldn't watch so faithfully. Now that Sonia has appeared on the scene, it is getting more interesting, another real person her lives her life, refreshing and not surprising that you two hit it off! LOVE YOU GUYS

Yesmia
Yesmia

ALEX - I THINK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE CLASSY, KIND AND CARING. YOU ARE SO "REAL". I ADMIRE AND RESPECT YOU GREATLY. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND HAVE A GENTLE SPIRIT. I WISH AND SIMON THE VERY BEST OF EVERYTHING. THANKS FOR BEING A TRUE EXAMPLE OF A REAL HOUSE NYC WIFE, MOTHER AND FRIEND. I AM GLAD THE SHOW AND FAME HAVEN'T CHANGED YOU. WHEN YOUR BOYS GET OLDER AND VIEW THE SHOW, THEY WILL APPRECIATE A MOTHER LIKE YOU. AS ONE VIEWER STATED: YOU ARE SANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PA viewer
PA viewer

Alex, I just had to blow off some steam about this season so far. I also am new at this blog thing but you have made it to the top of my list of favs with Bethanny, but Jill and Luann are scraping the bottom of the barrel with their actions and remarks! You were elegant walking on the runway and Jill needs to shut her mouth alot more. Simon was so proud of you and ignored her remarks. You have changed so much since the first season and alot of couples wish they had the relationship you and Simon have in your marriage. Keep standing up for yourselves and openly confronting the others on the remarks they make!!

Houston
Houston

Having watched the show since it first aired, I have grown to appreciate your classy way of being a friend to others; your don;t attack, which seems to be Jills thing.

Kind person who see the good side of people. Thanks for not joining Jill in her "hating, pity me" this season.

Look forward to seeing you next season- Houston

mssec90
mssec90

You are the #1 housewife on this reality show. I commend your dedication to your husband, family and your friends. And you are not a gossip monger, or trouble maker. Thank you for being a great person. Keep up the gooed work! A Fan

Jenn TN
Jenn TN

Alex, you are too cool this season. Last season they really tried to drag you down. But you held your head high and look what's happened? You've come out a shining star. You are much needed for the show... to keep things rational. Way to go girl!

Dell
Dell

I think Alex had a wonderful fashion show,the only thing that went wrong is when Jill came.Why is Jill a player hater?Jill should not hate the player she should hate the game.

Me in NYC
Me in NYC

Alex,

You, Simon and Bethenny seem to be the only rational and balanced people among this group! The rest have suddenly gone high school whack-job (well, Ramona was always a whack job but that's another blog), and I just don't like them anymore! If it were not for you three, this show would be unwatchable.

TianeJo
TianeJo

Alex, LOVE YOU and your husband!!!!!! You are that new style of family. I just crack up every time I see you two on the show. Totally my cup-of-tea :)

Vanessa18
Vanessa18

Alex,

I barly watched last weeks episode yesturday (Rerun) and I must say you did so fantasticly well on your walk. Jill's comments were unnecessary and I don't know how Simon could maintain his composure sitting next to her listening to her criticize everything. Simon is a gentlemen by all means. It is so nice to see you and Simon as a couple, you guys are adorable. You each are equally lucky to have eachother. Lovely family! congrats... And congrats on all your accomplishments, wish you and Simon all the best.

carly Trezza
carly Trezza

Alex, I have never Blogged before so I'am new at this. I'am a 33 year old wife and mom of a 5 year old and I think you and Simon are the most grounded and amazing couple. you have a beautiful family and you both are great parents. I don't know how you put up with the highschool behaviors on the show. But i have to say you always behave with great class!!!!

Deana
Deana

Alex, You and SImon have really impressed me this season!! You truly are the person that everyone turns to for advice, and you have displayed wisdom that is impressive. Everyone on that show should take a look at how you handle yourselves and model their behavior after it. Love you guys!!!

Monica
Monica

Alex, I must say, you have become the solitary voice of reason on this show. You're fair and carry yourself with class, which the others may want to start doing themselves. Simon's a doll and I'd love to have you and your family over for dinner anytime! Keep on smiling:)

RIVA
RIVA

Alex, you are truly a lovely person. I am so impressed by the way you maintain grace in the face of such rudeness coming at you by the other housewives. The only explanation can be jealousy. Their behavior is atrocious and embarrassing. Even in your blog you refrain from responding in kind to their nastiness. I'm sure there is plenty that you could and would like to say but you refrain, which only underscores your good breeding. Jill's comments about the Brooklyn Fashion Show were a new low for her. The "Countess" LuAnn murders the King's English, which is like fingernails on a chalkboard. She is truly ridiculous. Ramona doesn't seem stable and Bethenny is growing on me but she has been mean in the past so the jury is still out on her. Hats off to you Alex for displaying the only class on the show -

clovrmay
clovrmay

I luv u & simon, u guys r as sweet as apple pie, don't change, u guys r fantastic:))

Heather C
Heather C

Alex I just want to know that I really like the way you are handling things this season. I am gald to know that your not one of the ones back stabbing Bethanny like all the rest. I like her and I'm glad that you are there for her. I love your husband too!! You guys are so funny and thanks for being down to earth.

Queens Viewer
Queens Viewer

Alex, I must say you are the most sane one out of the whole bunch. I love you and Simon and your family, stay true to yourself and do not let them change you. keep your happy family life together amd stay sweet. I love watching you and your family.

Lee88
Lee88

I was only able to catch a smidge of you and Simon on the Wendy Williams show this morning. I have to say the more I see you two the more I adore you both.

Buka
Buka

Alex, I hope you read this! Thank you, thank you for this season. I know what we get to see of you is only the tip of the iceberg, but if what we get to see is any indication of you, you are one to get to know. I love that you and Simon speak what is on your minds, and live your lives without apology. I would be emotional too, if I didn't know where I stood or what to think of a so-called friend. I think your emotions are honest, and that you are great at what you do. Bravo Alex! No pun intended.

zero milligrams (o.m.g.)
zero milligrams (o.m.g.)

alex and simon, you both looked great on the wendy williams show this morning(4/21). just love to hear you two talk and interact with one another with respect and kindness. keep on being yourselves... how you doin' ? (o.m.g.)

M3
M3

Alex, You & Simon have evolved so wonderfully since Season 1. You've definitely set the bar when it comes to behavior on the show.

While your approach is balanced for the most part, there's no reason you shouldn't be entitled to prefer some of your cast mates over others. I don't know that I would be as harsh as James Cunningham or Greenacres but they make legitimate points in their posts which highlight a certain bias that you reflect.

Up until now in this season, you & Simon are seen interacting less with LuAnn & Jill while burying the hatchet with Ramona & Mario & Bethenny (all of whom had been seen on camera being less than accepting of both of you).

You & Simon are an indispensable ingredient in this entertaining recipe that is RHONY.

Best of luck with your book sales.

TinaCs42
TinaCs42

Alex, of all the housewives of every season, you are the most intelligent, decent and posed! In real life, I'd love to be friends with you. Since logistically, that's impossible, I'm a huge fan! All of my friends think you're terrific and would love to see you have your own talk show. Good luck from Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Alabama, Florida and Texas!

raphaella
raphaella

Alex - You are OUR absolute favorite! By our - my fellow nurses-that I work with on Thurday nights. We watch the show during our breaks, taking turns. Thank goodness for Bravo repeats! You make us Brooklyn girls proud. So beautiful, so intelligent, adorable children. Love, love, love your relationship with Simon. He seems like he is great company as well as a loving husband and father. By the way, the consensus was that you looked totally stunning at the fashion show.

Margo Channing
Margo Channing

Alex, just popped in to congratulate you on your fabulous stroll down the catwalk, you were/are stunning! Keep your head up for us babe, remain true to yourself, and just your presence on the show reminds a lot of people that there is such a thing as having money AND class...Two things that don't always go hand in hand...

mk
mk

Congratulations on your fashion event. you did an outstanding job

G
G

Alex, thank you so much for making this season worth watching. Your behavior has been the one saving grace for the show this year. Thanks for keeping a level head and being "real". I think you and Simon are awesome!

ann patricia
ann patricia

Alex,You are the one housewife we can count on to keep it real week after week. You are a friend when people need you, active in your community, in love with your husband and a working mother. You don't take any crap from people, but have a civil approach to letting them know they have stepped over the line. You can attend all the functions with any of the ladies and stay out of the back-stabbing and sometimes just nasty verbal assaults the other women throw at each other. Continue to be who you are, don't let the other gals pull you down to their level.

Joanie105
Joanie105

Alex Last year I didn't care for you or Simon. This year I love you both, please don't change. I think you are both very intelligent and caring people.

nyc girl
nyc girl

alex, i love you this season you are really nice you are

please tell symon to be careful in hanging out with Jill, associations with that woman always en up bad, they do. She is really pathetic and participating in her conversations can only harm you.

keep being yourself

Capri54
Capri54

Kudos for a successful Brooklyn Fashion Week(end). I love that you and Simon can rise above it all and be true to yourselves.

Perhaps Brooklyn should honor you with the key to the borough. You are putting them on the map in true fashion!

DLC
DLC

Alex, love your new strawberry blond hair color, and great job on the fashion show!

Sorry that Simon was stuck sitting next to Jill. Hope she didn't ruin the night for him.

Jessi Z
Jessi Z

Alex, You are so great this season... I just wish that the other cast members were as classy as you!! I love to watch you and Simon as my hubby is my best friend too! You both are awesome!! Good luck the rest of the season** Don't let their jealousy get the best of you, you are better than that and thats why I love ya!! Jess*

Becky in Lincoln Park, MI
Becky in Lincoln Park, MI

Alex,

You are so refreshing on this show - I can't wait to see what you are going to do next! You are living proof that you CAN have it all - a family, a career, and a life!

Out of all of the women, you are the classiest one of all.

Good luck with your book tour.

Roly-Poly Bird
Roly-Poly Bird

Alex and Simon are like PB and J. They're yummy together and on their own.

Ms.K.
Ms.K.

To Adrian C. "Sunny Los Angeles is a plane ride away from South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Do you mean you are in Orange County?"

In what world do you live in where people take planes from LA to OC. It's a drive, and not even that long of one. And did it ever occur to you that Alex was perhaps staying in LA and commuting to South Coast Plaza for the book signing? Before you try to make someone sound stupid, take a moment to pause, please!

loyalnyclover
loyalnyclover

Classy, articulate, confident.

Its great to see someone on this show, among many other of Bravo's, that finally shows compassion and loyalty to herself, friends, and family.

YOU are the stand out lady of this season. Its so refreshing. Thank you for being someone to look up to as I strive to have my own compacted version of everything you are exhibiting.

xo, kt

Sue D
Sue D

LOVE you! Can we be friends???

deno
deno

I thought you were great give so much of yourself back to Brooklyn! When my daughter and I visited New York we took a taxi to Brooklyn and had pizza and had ice cream by the bridge our very first night. We enjoyed it so much we went back the last night too! The simplicity of sitting by the water with an ice cream cone and enjoying Brooklyn was so great! You and Simon are being a great friend to Bethany, and staying positive. God bless from Texas!

sharon Case
sharon Case

Hi Alex,

You are the only woman on the show who is truly genuine!

If I lived in NY I would love you as a friend!

Sincerely, Sharon

Susan21
Susan21

Hello Alex,

I was so very dissapointed you cancelled your book signing at Trident Booksellers - is there any chance you are going to reschedule in the Boston area? PLEASE !!!!!!!!!