This episode marks my first time hosting something for these "ladies," and I use that term rather loosely.
Lisa, the actual lady of this bunch, didn't make it. She has exquisite taste, and I loved watching what she chose for Pandora's wedding. Even when Lisa lost her temper with the contractor, it was sexy and classy. Maybe it's the accent. It just makes everything better.
I really thought that Paul did a great job on Estella’s face and that she looks really natural. As far Botox and fillers go, I think to each their own. If you don't want to that's fine -- but don't preach against it when you have clearly partaken.
Meeting with Adrienne was fun, as usual, but I sometimes wonder if she really tells me what she is thinking. I was a little nervous when Adrienne seemed cautious about me inviting both Camille and Taylor to my party. I wasn't at Lisa's tea party, and I didn't know what had gone down because no one had told me. What I did know was that after seeing both Taylor and Camille at Adrienne’s fashion show everyone seemed fine so I wasn't worried. I figured why would Taylor even bother to show up to a quaint gathering of just us gals if she had any problem with Camille -- especially since she knew that Camille and I were getting much closer.
Prior to the party Taylor was already talking about having Kyle as "backup." I'm not sure what she was anticipating. If Taylor had so many reservations about seeing Camille, and knew full well that Camille was going to be at this small gathering in Malibu, she should have stayed home. When Taylor and Kyle finally arrived at my gathering, we were all pretty toasted and I invited them to join in the festivities. You can tell when I'm tipsy because my voice gets really high and annoying. Kyle immediately had to insult me, even after I complimented her marriage, by talking behind my back about my dress being slightly sheer. FYI: Kyle I had a super-hot husband for a long time too, and I was still able to take a compliment about his looks and adoration for me when one was given. In no way do I have any interest in Mauricio, or any married man for that matter.
I had two of my very dear friends come to the party to keep me company in case no one else decided to show up. Jennifer Gimenez is one of my very best friends, has been sober for over five years, and can be counted on as my voice of reason when things get out of hand. Linda Albrandi is a dear friend who I have modeled with for many years.
I invited Kim to my party (not that i thought she would come) as a gesture of peace and a step towards starting over. However, I did not invite Dana because I just wanted to get to know the other women without all her nonsense and name dropping. So I think we were all having a good time, and my friend Linda was trying to teach us to belly dance, but then Kyle has to take over and do the splits and crawl on the ground and generally disrespect what Linda was there to do.
Taylor made a snide comment in her interview about how she thought the house was going to be bigger, which I thought was rude. The house is amazing and was once owned by famed photographer Herb Ritts -- which is enough to make it fabulous all by itself. The wine was flowing. We were all having fun, and then Taylor started to make a scene about how she was not OK and have an extremely loud, rude conversation right next to Dedra and Camille. Camille had told me she couldn't handle any drama that night, since she had a day of friction with Kelsey and the lawyers, and so I promised her things would be calm. Did D.D. go too far? Absolutely. But Taylor started it and Camille had done nothing wrong. Her best friend jumped to her defense because Camille wasn't emotionally ready to have this fight.
Although I didn't know what the fight was about really at that point, I had bonded with Camille so I felt protective of her. I would expect the same from any of my best friends had this been my situation. I saw all of this escalating, and even though I myself was pickled, I realized that this had no good place to go and needed to stop. I tried to diffuse the situation to the best of my capabilities at the time, which admittedly were not 100 percent. Someone had to leave. It was my party and Taylor was completely out of control. I wanted Camille to stay and she came with Dedra, so I asked Taylor to go before things got even more out of hand.
We all saw what happened after that -- a complete and total meltdown.