Leave 'Em Laughing
Sonja shares why she had the burlesque party and what she thought of Jill's commentary.
This is a really fun and meaningful episode for me. Almost everyone on my "team" is in this episode. I couldn't do all that I do without the support team. The social media and shooting the show, while taking care of my daughter, home, and businesses. Plus my charity work takes up a lot of our time. All of us!
Cesar Gaviria is easy to spend time with and easy to look at! The people I spend time with are the most important to me at the end of the week. Of course we have a goal, and it is work -- but I need to be comfortable, and I need those around me to understand me.
Cesar is fun, caring, and sensitive. We met when I did a high fashion shoot with award winning photographer Franck Glenisson from Paris. I was impressed with Cesar's professionalism. He takes inventory, treats the clothes with respect, puts everything back where he found it, and has a way with the team that makes him a pleasure to have styling me. He also does so much more by making sure everything goes smoothly, and I get in and out safely.
How much fun was our shopping trip downtown, Ramona? Can't believe I went downtown. LOL. You know me and geographic challenges. I really am a housewife. I am married to my house and really prefer to walk everywhere and get back home to save time. Ramona looks outrageously good in the bustier. And she's 54 years old! There I said it! Her daughter outs her this episode anyhow. I find her inspirational. She really has it all.
Oh my this man from the eyelashers basement was my twin. He was a girl, or a girl who was a man, I get so confused. But, anyone that knows me, knows I don't care really, nor do I care if you have teeth, or bill collectors calling, or are balding, I just want real.
Jill getting her bagel, newspapers, and catching the train is such a NY slice of life. And the Metro allows dogs. Yippee! Amtrak doesn't allow dogs. Bummer! Ally is such a good kid. I enjoy any time I get to see her, and now that she's a sexpert we will have so much to giggle about!
I love when Ally brings up her sex class. Jill grabs the bread and does what every nervous mom does. . .eats! Ally definitely trumped her mom in that scene. Jill's face was priceless.
I dread the driving lessons. LuAnn is very cool and collected. I won't be, for sure. I'm Chicken Little and always imagine the worse. I would have lost it! Especially when the rear tire was on ice! I don't have the constitution. Save that for the Dads, along with the vaccinations. Remember going to the pediatrician for those?
I love when Avery says her parents are never home. This means they went from dinner five nights a week to three because! I happen to know they spend a lot of time together. My daughter will be just like that for sure. I was very touched when she read the poem. My daughter wrote me a poem as well that I will share on my Facebook page.
Chris March is hilarious when he says "What did I do to deserve this punishment?” LOL Just my hair is punishment! What's up with that every episode? I should have kept the wig!
You didn’t get to see my practice with Jo "Boobs" Weldon! We rehearsed how to take the gloves off and other tips for burlesque. She is so good. Best tip? Take it slooooow. Check out her school. Also her The Burlesque Handbook is very helpful if you want to spice things up a bit. Who doesn't? It also has some history of burlesque. FYI I loved the movie with Cher. Catch it if you can.
My friend Tina Hillstrom from Beverly Hills came in to help me with the skit. She never misses a party, wherever I have one. She is great fun and makes a fabulous Black Swan, She is very creative and used to do make up for Christian Dior, so she did her own. She also made her own costume and is the owner of Wanna Wear by Tina O. Lisa Vanderpump has been rumored to wear her dresses as well. But ask Tina!
Rebecca my intern is so good. She does so much for me. Young kids today are genius on the computer, the net, and with Photoshop. How funny is Chris again? I told him "You weren't sharing your ruffle panties with me for my masquerade party!" I love when I can be myself and have a good laugh with a real friend who doesn't judge me. With humor you have to put yourself out on a limb. Sometimes it falls flat, but sometimes it makes people laugh. That’s what I like to do, make people happy!
"Where are my glasses?" What Burlesque girl needs glasses? I really am getting too old for this! But I will go out trying.
Michael my live-in intern from France is so funny! He doesn't know what to do with the pee accident. First he dabs it, then he moves the pad and looks at the still apparent spot, then covers it -- but elegantly so. He got a great reference, we had so much fun, and as a dancer he was happy to have some film time. I wish him the best. His mother did a fine job!
FYI I use Nature's Miracle on dog spots. It has saved my rugs for the last 15 years or more. When you have a lot of pets you need it. First, with puppies who are training, and then when they get old like Millou, who can't hold it sometimes. He is 16 years. old and I could have put him to sleep, but I opted to spring for the operation when he had a liver tumor. This dog has been through so much with me, and I don't know what I would have done without him all these years. Then I promised my daughter a dog when she turned 10 and voila! Two dogs, twice the work, if you get my drift. We also have a rescue kitty, so our house can be a little Dr. Doolittle at times. We have had our share of hamsters, as well.
How hot is Brian? I love the costume he came up with. So many of my friends had amazing costumes.
Jill, I am loaded with parties! I was a restaurant consultant, and I am invited to guest my clientele at these venues. I usually have them Fashion Week or Contemporary Art Week when everyone is in town. Sometimes they are for charity. Everyone wins, and it's good to celebrate love and life.
I love Jill’s costume for the burlesque. I was mad though because she took me aside from my friends as soon as I got off stage to tell me how seriously amazing my act was, and then I learn she was making all these snarky comments while I performed the skit I wrote for everyone from my heart. She can't help it sometimes. She was very nice to say she was "a little jealous" and that everyone should have a friend like me. That made me feel good. I pride myself on my relationships above all. I agree you can't have zero tolerance for people to quote Jill. Glad she let the fight go with Simon. I didn't want to see it fester.
You can find Betina and Veronica (who's dance you didn't see) at the New York School of Burlesque through Jo "Boobs" Weldon. Everyone had such a great time, and it went on forever. The Empire Rooftop was so gracious and generous. Food and drink was delish! Dita Von Teese would have been proud.
Oh! And now we see what the pasties at Patricia Fields were for. . .
And. . .I am posting my full unedited burlesque skit on my fanpage after the show airs. So check it out!
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