LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn gives us her true feelings on Cindy, and Ramona and Alex's fashion choices.

on Apr 7, 20110

Time flies when you are having fun and I’ve been having a great time since last season. I’m raising my two teenagers, still dating Jacques and I’ve been working on my new dance single, “Chic Ce La Vie”, coming out soon on Ultra Records.

I love Peter Tunney’s work, and I was happy to attend Cindy’s art event benefiting the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation! I didn’t mind taking off my Choo’s for such a good cause.

I didn’t know Cindy before her event, but when I met her I was impressed with her positive energy and her down-to-earth attitude. I think she’s a great addition to the Real Housewives.

Jacques and I had a good time our double date with Sonja and Brian. Sonja is obviously having fun and enjoys Brian’s company but I don’t know how serious they are yet.

Things are going great with Jacques. What you don’t see on the camera is how hard he works for his company Gabriella Wines and how well he treats his employees and his customers. I admire his work ethic and his positive attitude.

Traditionally, only the bride wears white or ivory to a wedding. You would think that Ramona and Alex would know this by now.

64 comments
Sunni Schappacher
Sunni Schappacher

You're obviously forgetting Lisa of Beverly Hills. She's one classy lady.

dgirlinpink
dgirlinpink

oh your comments are hysterical this season. i'm loving them, when you said you'd have made alex leave for the dress I couldn't stop laughing.

Deb_C
Deb_C

Traditionally, white is worn by the bride as a representation of her purity. Are there many virgin brides these days? Yet, most first time brides where white wedding gowns - and even some second time brides. We all know the rules, but in this day and age, does anyone actually follow them to the letter? Both Alex and Ramona looked lovely at the wedding!

maureen leibovitz
maureen leibovitz

I think your wonderful LuAnne. I am happy that your so happy. I hope your children are doing well. Regarding Alex I think what people are missing is the last part of your sentence when you said Alex will never be that girl because she's not comfortable in her own skin. I get that and can relate.

Cheryle
Cheryle

You are actually correct in this. But I have to say that I like Luannes overall sense of class and dignity.

BTeel
BTeel

I am also a young bride, and it did not bother me that someone very close to me wore a variation of white!!!!! Ramona and Alex actually seemed to blend in, and what little we did see of her, the bride stood out!!!!! The bride will always stand out, no matter what anyone else wears--that's who the guests came to see!

ADDICTEDhousewife;)
ADDICTEDhousewife;)

CONGRATS on your great relationship with Jacques. I like seeing you happy!!

DM Colorado
DM Colorado

The Countess can be a bit dramatic at times yes, but "Zip It." has much more class than, shut your mouth or shut up which in my opinion is one of the rudeness things you can say to a person. Alex seems to be holding a grudge against anyone and everyone that has ever said anything wrong to her. She seems like a dog with a bone, and we all know how hard it is to get them to let go of that bone.

latinagirl
latinagirl

Oh countess give it a rest, who cares what color the dresses were. I would worry more about the color of my heart than the color of my dress.

Cindy W.
Cindy W.

You are so right Carol! True, true, true!!!

Sarah Paige
Sarah Paige

You have an amazing sense of style. I love your turquoise jewlery! I don't have one single bad thing to say about your style period. However, I do have to say that over the past seasons I've notice that you are very critical with others on their manner's and you always expect some kind of apology. You have yet to apologize for your bad behavior. You constantly talk over people when they are trying to tell you how you made them feel bad at one point. I can name examples but I think you'd simply wash over it by saying "I meant only goodness from it" or you'd ask "How did I do that?" "I don't recall doing that". Paleeze girl, we do have a memory and we remember it. Why don't you? "Who made you God!?" It doesn't matter what your intentions are if you hurt someone's feeling, you owe an apology. You really do present yourself as being better than other and you're not. You never have been and you never will be. I'll never forget how you critized Bettany's gorgeous photos and she tried to tell you how hurt she was over it and you did not even try to listen to her. You were not even close to be being sorry for hurting her either. Yet you demanded an apology for her calling you a snake. Shame on you LuAnn. You should know better than that!

Carol Gilman
Carol Gilman

Let's get real, viewers. If every one of these housewives were extremely correct in all they said or did on this show, no one would watch. We'd all fall asleep in front of our tv's. The 'Herman Munster' comment afforded me gales of laughter after a long week of sickness & friend's death. And I truly appreciate the release of my own stress through a glimpse into the real housewives' shenannigans!

Boston gal
Boston gal

Countess, it is so great to see you again this season. You look absolutely stunning and I am so happy for you and Jacques- you both just radiate! You are my fashion idol all the way too- thanks for bringing elegance and style back to television!

tobey
tobey

Tradition is boring. What's important is that you're having fun with you friends, not stabbing them in the back, that is not classy.

P Wo
P Wo

Countess DAHLING......is it classy to say someone should ZIP IT? Since this is the United States I believe Alex has EVERY RIGHT to say what ever she wants. Get your class back hun.

Jeanne11
Jeanne11

Your boyfriend is wonderful!

The dinner scene with you and Sonja, and your respective beaus, was so much fun to watch. You all looked like you were having a wonderful time, and it is great to see you so happy! You deserve it!

Jeanne11
Jeanne11

Your boyfriend is wonderful!

The dinner scene with you and Sonja (and your respective beaus) looked like so much fun. You looked so happy--which is great to see. You deserve it.

Viewer- kathybat
Viewer- kathybat

If you watch the background shots during the wedding scenes there are quite a few women in white/cream outifts besides Ramona and Alex.

moona
moona

My boyfriend and I love you! My bf says that you're the classiest woman by far on any of the shows, and tv in general. You're awesome and a great role model for women anywhere in the world!

lmdc
lmdc

Jacques est tres gentil.

Eve4ever
Eve4ever

Congrats on the new love you both look very happy. Good for you Luann you deserve it.

Janet P
Janet P

Your life is the one I am more interested about right now. I also love your kids.

Karenmom
Karenmom

Luann- The classy thing to do if you feel someone has made a faux pas is to act like nothing has happened. You do not call them out on it or talk behind their back. If someone has made a mistake, don't call attention to it. Move on.

Kim in Cali
Kim in Cali

Darling Countess, I think your heart is in the right place, but the insults you have launched so far this season smack of Jill's influence and do not become you.

Sandasavi
Sandasavi

I wore Lavender on my wedding day, i didn't want to be the same old bride in a variation of White. And, I encouraged everyone to wear some variation of Purple or Lavender. It is my favorite color and I was so happy with my photo's that it was so purple. It was great. I don't think modern ettiqutte is so strick. I think people should be comfortable and on a Hot Summer day, I bet wearing Ivory was cooler than a color. I think you need to relax a bit and enjoy your new man, drink a little Ramona Pinot and enjoy life.

Val1970
Val1970

LuAnn-

Love your fashion style and your grace! I agree with you about what colors NOT to WEAR to a wedding. Ramona and Alex did a Fashion NO-NO and honestly showed disrespect to the bride.

I am so glad that you are Happy and In Love with a Great man. It shows all over your face and that is Wonderful!

daniellefrombrooklyn
daniellefrombrooklyn

LuAnn you are by far my favorite housewife! Your a classy strong women and I admire you in so many ways. I wish you and Jacques the best of luck and the same for your children.

Viewer in San Diego
Viewer in San Diego

Countess, It is great to see you happy! And I agree. No white, cream or version there of is supposed to be worn to a wedding. From the brides perspective it is considered rude. Regarding Jill's comment about what Alex and Ramona wore..what do you people think women talk about? Of course we're going to talk about what you wear, who you came with, what you look like, etc. That's the fun part of being women.

SouthCentralLee
SouthCentralLee

Glad you have a nice guy in your life. There is so much going on in the world, it is difficult to imagine why it matters what color someone wears at a wedding. However, it makes for interesting viewing and I keep watching. You seem much more relaxed this year than in previous years, so good for you.

Gd
Gd

Hi LuAnn,

I am very happy for you and you and Jacques, you make a very lovely couple. I am sure your children are happy for you.

I truly appreciate your etiquette and manners advise. Don't listen to the haters and negative people that blog. Some people enjoy attacking others because they are not happy.

Let's all remember how cruel, mean and rude Ramona has been and continues to be. I am sorry for Alex that is becoming the same way.

God Bless you and your family.

S. Lowe
S. Lowe

Love that you and Jill are friends...I think you are both awesome

harley1908
harley1908

You crack me up....LOVE you. Furthermore, you seem to be the ONLY housewife in any city who seems to be fine with being age appropriate. If I see another HW with overly long extensions aging her beyond her years I will scream. I'm still in shock over Jill-Barbarella on WWHL.

viewer innyc
viewer innyc

You look great this season and loved the preview of you telling Alex to go back into the cupboard she came out of. Looks like Alex wont let go of any grudges from last season and has come back with a vengeance and more delusions about herself.

THE BRIDE WHO AGREES
THE BRIDE WHO AGREES

I have been a fan of the housewives since the beginning and have never commented before. The reason I decided to weigh in was to give the point of view of a young bride who was offended by someone wearing ivory to my wedding. I wore ivory and didn't think it was appropriate for someone to do the same. It was my day and it hurt my feelings that someone wouldn't think of me on that day- I am not old and don't churn my own butter- haha. I think it was because of that comment that I felt i needed to comment. Just because we have advances to make our lives easier and automated that doesnt mean we should not have the same respect or manners that used to be part of society.Some of our casualness has taken the special touches out of life. SORRY I think you get my point.I do think Jill can take things to far at times and can be very harsh- Countess I think that you are wonderful and it's so nice to see you happy.I will keep watching!

Meliss AA
Meliss AA

Really why do you care what color they wore???

NoCal Viewer
NoCal Viewer

Hello LuAnn:

You and Jacques make a lovely couple. Not only is he handsome, he also seems like someone who enjoys joking around. By the way, do you know whether anyone has ever told him he resembles David Schwimmer?

All the best to you!

Elizabeth

Lorraine Menna
Lorraine Menna

Please Luann you have to open your eyes and see how mean Jill is.

Mom in Md
Mom in Md

Luanne, I am so happy for you because Jaques seems like a genuinely sincere person who loves you. But pointing out Alex and Ramona's faux pas is not very nice. Especially since you did not mention Jill's insensitive comments.

Mom in Md
Mom in Md

Luanne, I am so happy for you because Jaques seems like a genuinely sincere person who loves you. But pointing out Alex and Ramona's faux pas is not very nice. Especially since you did not mention Jill's insensitive comments.

auntannmarie1
auntannmarie1

NorCal, you saved me the time of writing the exact same blog. Thanks!

KK-V
KK-V

Seriously, who cares what someone else wears? Wear what you want and stop judging others. Your life will be happier and more peaceful for it.

jennye
jennye

LuAnn, I love the new boyfriend. He really seems to compliment you well. I'd say you seem more down to earth. Not so uptight. I hope you don't continue to be Jill's sidekick, afterall, you are no longer the "underdog". Honestly, everyone on the show seemed way too uptight and mean, except you. Hopefully, you are taking the high road. You look beautiful. Jacques clearly agrees with you.

Kelli Ash
Kelli Ash

I think Jacques seems like a fabulous person. He's very likeable.

Patty C
Patty C

Countess, From the clips I've seen of what is to come on the RHONY this season, Ramona is not the only one who should read your book after she stuck her finger in the cake. I'm afraid you've turned a little nasty and classless yourself this season. Maybe re-reading your book will help. Good luck!

dottie fl
dottie fl

LuAnn - you live in the dark ages with your traditional views. Times have changed. Get with the program. You can wear whatever you want to a wedding.

FTWTX
FTWTX

I agree SF! And enough with making sure to mention the label of her shoes and clothing. I find that people who do NOT go out of their way to point out how expensive their things are, are the people who are truly well off.

Viewer55,ct.
Viewer55,ct.

Some of us that are familiar with Berlin, Ct. miss seeing you and children at the fair.. Don't forget where you came from dear..You weren't always a countess..Stay close to your roots..

Sharon from NY
Sharon from NY

It is so nice to see you happy with a new gentleman friend. (Can we have boyfriends if we are over 40?) And also nice to see you as the sensible, social, polite, reasonable woman we saw in the early seasons of the show. Last year your divorce and the upheaval in your life led you to doing and saying some things in search of Jill's support and friendship. So happy to see you rise above that this year and finding your bliss. Blessings to you and your beautiful children.

Aunt Kassie
Aunt Kassie

LuAnn ... I agree with you that only the bride should be wearing white, however, the tradition of wearing white also means that the bride is a virgin ... so let's hope at least someone was being true to tradition.