LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn understands Carole's desire to confront Aviva, but wonders if there was a better time than the housewarming party.

on Mar 17

Hello my friends! I'm glad you liked my first blog, and I can't wait for you to see me on the show beginning April 1. Until then, I'll provide you with my insight into what is happening with the RHONY.

I can see how Carole would think it's strange that Aviva wears similar glasses, yet who doesn't get fashion ideas from their friends and who doesn't like a trend now and again? What made this whole situation weird was that Aviva admitted to copying Carole. Only the Housewives could make something benign as reading glasses into a point of contention. I love to wear fun glasses (and capes)! Carole should know that fashion statements like sartorial glasses become trendy when enough wearers copy the look.

When I read a memoir, I imagine the author telling the story in her own voice -- even if she hired help to get her words on paper. Nonetheless, Carole's memoir of the time following her husband's death is deeply personal, and I find it hard to imagine that she didn't write this book herself.

Aviva is crafty and she doesn't ask "innocent" questions (nor do most of the Housewives, who often have ulterior motives). Aviva shouldn't have asked Carole if she used a ghostwriter because it's assumed when no one else's name is on the book jacket that she authored the work herself. Aviva may think Carole was being condescending, but Carole was finding it difficult to take Aviva seriously after she claimed writing her memoir was as easy as writing emails. I think Aviva felt threatened and resorted to hurtful accusations.

You have to be pretty confident and be very uninhibited to have your at-home spray-tanning session filmed for all to see! I say, "Thanks for sharing ladies!" I respect Sonja and Kristen’s decision but for me, spa activities are better done solo.