I had so much fun making the video for my new dance single ”Chic C’est La Vie”! I wanted this video to be different from "Money Can’t Buy You Class," even though the message of "Chic" is similar, that “beauty, class and elegance lie within the soul.” The beat goes on, regardless of what the other girls think about my music, my parenting, and my life! If the other women think that living your dreams and appreciating the beauty within us is an inappropriate message to share with their daughters, c’est la vie!
Atlantic City is close to New York and the Borgata Hotel is beautiful and the staff was very accommodating. I wanted to have fun promoting my new single "Chic C’est La Vie" with a music video and it required a luxurious setting that captured the song’s message. It was a chance to get together with the other girls, in a beautiful location, to have a good time.
Alex’s claim that she doesn’t like "Chic’s" message and that she feels that “class” is a dirty word, is confusing to me. Her mother would disown her? Has her mother watched her behavior on previous episodes of The Real Housewives? I’m glad that Alex declined. The video turned out just the way I wanted.
Another trip away from her daughter, it was a mid-week shoot. . .whatever. I don’t know what the truth is, but I have a feeling Ramona’s decision not to participate effected Sonja’s decision. She missed out.
A music video is about fantasy, not reality. Ramona’s criticism of my parenting is unfounded and she has no idea of the close relationship I have with my daughter. What message is she trying to give her daughter? What about “Turtle Time” and endless Pinot Grigio? Ramona has a trifecta and so do we. Victoria, Noel and I are very tight knit. I left the restaurant when she brought up my marriage because I’m not going to discuss this with Ramona. It’s none of her, or anyone else’s, business.
Jill brought a lot of positive energy to the video shoot and I was really happy she could be a part of this experience. Jill, being Jill, had many great suggestions that she shared with the director and my stylist, Jersey Murray, but it’s part of who she is and why we are friends. Jill cares enough to get involved and give her opinions.
The video turned out just the way I wanted it to and was really happy that Jill and Kelly were a part of it. I loved the girl’s enthusiasm. Making music is hard work, but all the best things in life require effort. I wanted only the girls who wanted to be there, to be there. After watching Ramona, Sonja, and Alex’s dance lesson, maybe it was a blessing that they declined! The girls spent more time talking about my music video than dancing.
Chic C’est La Vie my friends! Keep well until next week, when you’ll see me get my groove on with a true music icon. Check out my new music video and iPhone app available on iTunes on my web page LuAnndeLesseps.com. C’est bonn, c’est bonn!
The class thing is sooo tired but I like you this season. Ramona was awful to you. You have children and you are right not to speak negatively about their father. Alex, Ramona and Sonya are pulling a power play and that is clear. Ramona smiles while she cuts you up with her razor tongue and then acts as if she did nothing wrong. As far as the blondes - No one can judge you unless you let them!
Never give time thinking about comments that are made from the likes of Ramona or Sonja! Their actions speak for the type women they are!
luann, very funny howe you, jill, cindy, and kellly enjoy picking everyone;s bones, but as soon as your bones were picked, you stormed out like a cyclone. what;s wrong, no class?
"They can't dance anyway...I didn't want them to come anyway...the video was better without them..." Sour grapes are very declasse, honey. C'est vrai!
I've said it before & I'll say it again, you are the epitome of class, LuAnn! I can't believe you held your composure while Ramona said those disgusting things to you!
You have taught your children by EXAMPLE to be generous to those less fortunate than you are. You fill your time with charity work.
Rock on LuAnn!!! We LOVE you!
You say that you left the restaurant as soon Ramona brought up your marriage. Did you not realize that you brought her marriage up first? You tried to imply that she was having issues, so stated the issues she heard about your previous relationship. You should take some ownership for your behavior.
Love you LuAnn! I just have to get this off my chest. I couldn't get over the conversation you and Ramona had about her not participating in your music video. You are great!
LUANN, LOVE YOU AND YOUR VIDEO. YOU ARE A CLASSY LADY. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU, JILL, CINDY, AND KELLY PUT UP WITH THE OTHER LADIES, I CAN UNDERSTAND ABOUT SONJA ACTING A LITTLE CRAZY. AND ALEX SHE THINKS CL--A IS A BAD WORD, OH MY GOD. JUST LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND LET THEM SEE YOUR BACK SIDE ALL THE TIME, WHILE YOU ARE HAVING FUN AND LIVING A WONDERFUL LIFE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALSO.
LuAnn, I hope you get to read this blog and if so please share it with the other housewives.I have never blogged before or have even sent a comment to a celebrity .However, that said I just have to make a few comments as a very loyal fan of all the housewives shows ,but the housewives of NYC was my first and still is my favorite. LuAnn you are my favorite housewife of all , you do bring class and elegance to the show like no other. I love the show so much but I dont know how you can get through a taping with the likes of Ramona, Alex, and now sadly I must add Sonya to the list. First , those three behaved horribly in Morocco and I have no idea if you treated all the ladies to that trip or if you just came up with the idea and planned it either way you were a thoughtful,gracious,and beautiful hostess.I couldn't help but be appalled. I also, couldn't help but think of your song" money cant buy you class "and think you should re-release a new video for that song and show the behavior of those three ladies.( I'm definitly using that term lightly ). Point proven, need I say more? I think not ,on that subject.I hope next season we see more of "the brunetts" and I hope Jill ( my second favorite ) stops worrying and crying over Bethanny and Ramona and basks in the glory of the wonderful friend she has in you.I also have enjoyed seeing the closeness growing between you and Kelly.As for your new song and video I loved it .You had the perfect amount of friends show up the true ones. Cindy was the only one with a legitament reason for not being there. In closing I'd like to say it is so true "money cant buy you class" cause I'm about as poor as they come and I would never behave the way "the blonds" did not even on my worst day.
Right on LuAnn! As far as Ramona, Alex, and Sonja-people in class houses shouldn't throw stones. Well done LuAnn. Linda
Please consider the fact that you were the one to bring up Ramona's marriage. Why is yours off limits?
You are great! You should be lucky that Ramona, Sonja and Alex didnt want to do your video they would have just ruined it for you. I cant believe how Ramona just attacked you at your meeting. On all the episodes through all the seasons you have never once done anything at all to embarress your children. You are great LuAnn, keep up the great work!
I just don't understand why you include the "blondes"! They aren't your friends and have proved that over and over again. Cut them loose. They aren't worth the hassle. Love the video shoot. Jill is a great friend to you!
Cool video Countess. Really transports us back to the glory days of Donna Summer etc. Jill was spot on that it would've worked better to make the beat the focus of the music. Speak/singing is all the rage now. Kudos to you for being who you are.
The problem you have is trying to promote "“beauty, class and elegance lie within the soul” with a music video that shows you in a limo, getting spa treatments, bringing your diamonds, etc etc etc, all things well to do people do...if your true message is that money can't buy you class and being chic lies within the soul, perhaps you should have included an everyday woman doing something chic or classy without the wealthy props. You really are out of touch with reality if you honestly think your music and the video is sending a positive message.
Luann your doing great. You have two great kids. The other ladies are insane. Sonia's number at her party is ok but your video isn't.?. Makes no sense
Your blog left me laughing. If someone doesn't want to participate in your video, that is their peragative.
I love you LuAnn; you are a wonderful mother, and that is pretty apparent in the scenes with your daughter. LuAnn, please consider being a little patient with Alex; she is coming from a different place. I think her approach makes you feel defensive.
It bothered me to watch scenes between you and Alex because I think you are good person, and those scenes were not flattering for you.
It's getting to the point where no one on this show has any class. You all spend way too much time talking about each other. I suppose if I were to choose, you would be the least offensive of them all anymore and that's not saying much. You would be wise to get off of that high perch you sit upon Luann, quit throwing around things like 'my friend princess so and so' and just be yourself. The times I've seen you on WWHL, you were funny and much more real than on the show. Take a good look at Sonja and you'll understand what you look like when you act above it all.
YOU are AMAZING, and while people on the show (Alex) seem to think if you use the word "class" it means you don't have any, let them take one look at the "Trifecta" scene with you and Ramona and all will agree....you have a natural ABUNDANCE of class. Ramona was beyond rude in her nasty accusations of you as a parent. You were so gracious in handling the dirt she threw at you, I do not know how you contained yourself.
LuAnn, You are a class act, and Alex and Ramona aren't even in the same league. You and Jill are the only reasons I still watch. :)
Luann you're a wonderful mother. Ive seen you with your kids shopping, playing around, and have nothing but a good time with them. Hopefully youre not listening to Ramona. Her words mean nothing.
You are a great person. Dont let anyone's garbage mouth ever get you down.
You looked gorgeous while making your video. It cracked me up when Jill tried to tell record producer how the song shoud go. I'm glad u told her how difficult & expensive it is to re-mix a song! Way to clue in the master of all trades!
You write that Jill brought positive energy to the shoot. I guess they left that footage on the cutting room floor because all we saw was her complaining.
Luann, you always seem to turn lemons into lemonade. I love and admire you for moving forward and enjoying life to its fullest!!
I love you!!!! The ones who didn't join just show they have no class . . . I agree with jerrygirl Alex cover your ears the word "class" was spoken!!!!
Chic! C'est la vie! C'est bonn! C'est bonn! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! You should be very proud, and I'll bet your daughter is so proud of her mom!
love you Luanne! I feel you of all the housewives has stayed true to herself. Ramona has been mean to everyone...even the first season she refused to be in the same room as Alex..I find it hard to believe that they are such good friends.
I must say i am confused you told alex to stay out of your situation with ramona because it is none of her business. Do you remember when alex delivered bethanys message you approached her about it (clearly not your bussiness) and this season you approached ramona about a situation with her and jill how are alex's actions any different then yours and i wont even go into jill and bethany relationship. I know this post wont make it on the board but there seems to be a huge double standard here
Jill you are right on the money. I am not even sure why Alex and Simon are on this show they don’t contribute anything. Sonja is under Ramona’s influence and Ramona is Ramona. I expect outrageous things coming out of Ramona's mouth, but I was really taken back by her attack on LuAnne’s parenting techniques. From Ramona’s blog it seems that she does not even realize or acknowledge that she was the one who attacked fist .I think she is pretending. How can she not realize that she is being offensive? I am happy you had great time in London – great city one of my faves along with Paris and Vienna.
Love you, LuAnn! You are so gracious in this blog, your comments are right on but of course you are so much nicer than I would be!
i think you handled yourself very well when you were talking to Ramona. she WAS basically implying that you are not as good of a mom as she thinks she is. that is extremely rude and i was boiling watching it. NO ONE should EVER judge someone else's relationship with their children and imply things just to make themselves feel better. she really needs to get over herself. I don't know what kind of mom you are, only your children know and they seem to LOVE being with you and really respect you every time we see them on the show. That is proof enough right there.
You should listen to your own good advice. It seems to me you contradict your own wise words most of the time.
Cat claws are not classy. Meow.
Congrats on finding something that you love and making it your own. I applaud you for following your dream. . . on to the rest of the episode. It is difficult for us to really see how our actions can cause problems for ourselves. I hope one day you can see that. Unless the women on the show worship you (Kelly, Jill, and somewhat Cindy), you treat them horribly. You have constantly put down Alex and Ramona and now you have included Sonja to your list. You are definitely great at dishing out nasty, despicable comments to the other Housewives yet when they respond and sink to your level, you run the other direction. If you dont like the medicine, then stop spewing the disease. When someone feels attacked, they are going to respond. I hope someday you can see that how you act with those who see you as a person and not the Goddess of Class is something any other Countess would find deplorable.