Sonja’s Latino Show Magazine cover and editorial spread was beautiful. Sonja is easy in front of a lens. She photographs beautifully, and the pictures were gorgeous--including the double truck (two-page ad spread) announcing the launch of her brand. I remain supportive of Sonja and was excited to meet her team for the first time and learn more.
It takes the same amount of work to develop a strategy and the collections for a branded business at Kmart (think of the Kardashians at Sears or Daisy Fuentes at Kohl’s) as it does to build a brand like Michael Kors at Bloomingdale’s or Calvin Klein at Macy’s, who both deal in multiple levels of distribution.
It was in no way meant as an insult to ask Sonja's business partner for clarification on their strategy for sales and distribution. Sonja describes what she is launching as an “international affordable luxury brand” and one dress worn at a party and in a random ad honestly doesn't define it for me. But any insights regarding the strategic nature of their launch naturally could...
I knew Carole would win her board election. Although the kids and I put great effort into her campaign art, her win was thanks to her dedication, smart planning, and her ability to sell her vision for change! All this and a good challenge was why Carole was running for her board.
Rushing into Carole’s results party to help set up, I was surprised to see Bethenny had already made it. I was happy she had, because she's often challenged with making dates due to her custody arrangements. Our talk about her custody of Bryn was a simple conversation to bring clarity to a topic she often discusses. I just didn't realize that only Bethenny can address it. I feel like there are a lot of unwritten rules with her. What you can ask, what you can say, how you can feel...it’s a little tough to navigate.
Even silly small talk about a tattoo idea is difficult. I've been dying to cover an old one and had just seen Maleficent, which was so well done, and I was inspired! But Bethenny, however, is not. Maybe a handbook would be helpful?!
Caviar and Commotion
This dinner might have been a disaster if it wasn’t for the caviar! We know how much I love caviar. And I'm trying to compliment Ramona while defending the amount of caviar on my plate! I've been doing a lot of defending and making excuses for Ramona, but tonight she can’t get out of her own way.
Private conversations between friends happen all the time. In consideration of everyone’s feelings and understanding that certain comments can easily be taken out of context, some things are best left unsaid.
But Ramona's into strutting her dark side tonight, and she continues on even after John re-enters the room! Oy! Does anyone want to talk about my tattoo idea?!
Dorinda and John both handled a difficult situation with class. Though I can't say the same about Singer. We all love her, but at times she runs on her own turtle time...