I Hate Jill Zarin Rachel Zoe / Flipping Out / Housewife News August 25, 2010
Bravo aired two new original episodes of their show’s Flipping Out and The Rachel Zoe Project, we have a guest blogger to break down Rachel Zoe’s latest antics, let me just say that the one week of “Taylor Free” zone has come to an abrupt end and Brad’s bitchy comments completely contradict what he said about Taylor when she was working alongside him last season, maybe Brad was told to bring the drama or go home, right Jill Zarin?
I’m here to talk about Jeff Lewis and company, last night opened with the continuing drama of his remodel of the restaurant Casa Vega, a Mexican restaurant that appears as though it hasn’t been remodeled since the 1970’s. Last week we left off with a nervous Jeff Lewis heading to a meeting with the restaurant’s owner worried about getting fired for not giving this project enough attention. In actuality, the owner’s daughter was discussing with Jeff her personal issues of juggling work and family. Her father is concerned that she’s not giving either job enough attention and focus. It wasn’t clear what she wanted Jeff to do about that but Jeff acts as therapist and listens with all the right ah huh’s in all the right places.
Much of the episode focused on Jeff’s employee, Trace. Jeff is grooming this young man to take on the role of top dog once he’s finished school. Unfortunately for Jenny, who has been with Jeff for over 10 years, it looks like she’s being passed over for this young fresh blood. Jeff is expecting things 22 year old to make this job with Jeff Lewis his top priority and focus of his life, yet doesn’t explain to Trace his vision for him in the future. Trace doesn’t seem to be aware that Jeff has such high hopes for him within Jeff Lewis Enterprises and it isn’t clear to viewers whether or not Trace is interested in a lifetime relationship with Lewis.
Also featured in this episode is a kitchen remodel that Jeff is working on for a flamboyant lady named Barb out in Thousand Oaks. I really enjoyed watching Jeff interact with Barb, his facial expressions and comments were hysterical. He really seems to like this woman, and it’s nice to see a more human side of Jeff as he works with clients.
Jeff’s OCD concern this week is wild animals, particularly coyotes invading his property and possibly harming his pets. Jeff decides that urine spread around the property will keep away these animals so he decides all of the men in the house will urinate into buckets so that he can spread it around the property. I love how Zoila threatens to call the police on him, she is hysterical!
The show really has changed this season from flipping houses to remodels and refurbishing homes for clients. It doesn’t seem to matter, while the name of the show no longer fits the action on the show, Jeff is just the same and I think if they weren’t filming a television show, Jeff would find himself in court being charged with harassment or for breaking employment laws. He certainly pushes the boundaries.
In other housewives news, as we know, the Real Housewives of Orange County are in the middle of filming their next season, all cast remains the same except we’ve lost Lynne Curtain (no real loss) and we may have gotten Jeanna Keough back. The Orange County ladies seem to much prefer Facebook to Twitter but have set it up to forward their Facebook updates directly onto Twitter, here are Vicki’s latest posts:
Vicki Gunvalson Realized that i left an entire drawer full of clothes in Cabo. Geez …not good! Today is going to be a LONG day! Someone make me my coffee and let’s go!
Tonight filming with Tamra in Newport. No drama thank God http://fb.me/ygo71kl4
Tonight filming with Tamra at a beauty night I’m Newport. No drama which was awesome! http://fb.me/yheR76oc
Just another manic monday!
Kelly is still non-stop tweeting, I don’t know how that woman gets anything done at all, she does nothing but Tweet all day, she responds mostly to snark but will occasionally retweet some compliments, the few that she gets.
@Kikilet: @KhloeKardashian my girls adore you. they love your honesty, that you are outspoken, and REAL. enjoy Greece
Kelly tweets to the Kardashian’s a lot, they never acknowledge her at all! Here is a response to Kelly’s Tweet:
So is @Bethenny !
@Kikilet: “mentally unstable” lol. ‘methhead, unstable, crazy,’ you guys are hilarious. spell the name right: kelly killoren bensimon.
@Kikilet: AllyZarin I want to see u before u leave. Friday, TopShop shoparama/starbucks, u and me. Deal?
@Kikilet: I like facts. Let people speculate, judge, and hate. Just spell the name right, and enjoy my product I sell.
@Kikilet: Write a handwritten note to someone who did somehing u like. HANDWRITTEN. #kind
@Kikilet: People will wantu, loveu, hateu,rateu and try to breaku, but that’s what’s makesu. #bereal/staystrong
Kelly hasn’t changed her stand on PR101 and is fine with people talking about her no matter what they’re saying, as long as they spell her name correctly.
Ally did respond to Kelly, looks like they have a date for Friday, Ally also seemed to be the official photographer for her mother’s book signing and tweeted these posts:
While the crowd may look large to Ally, I would generously say there were maybe 100 people in attendance, probably less. There were a lot more people at Alex and Simon’s signing here in Chicago. If that was Jill’s largest crowd yet, I get why the book isn’t selling well. Maybe it is time for Jill to cut her losses and dump the attempts to sell this trashy book!
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Guest Blog – The Rachel Zoe Project By @Maite1964
I would like to start by thanking Lynn for this opportunity, as I told her, I am a bit of a fashion freak and I enjoy watching the show but this is my first time blogging about a show. After a long day at work and a hundred chores at home, what is more relaxing that watching beautiful clothes and shoes J.!!! Well that and a nice massage LOL
This week Rachel Zoe Project was all about the NY Fashion Week, which by definition it’s lots of running around. Like every season, it’s also Rachel’s wedding anniversary, and like every season, Rodger complains about not been able to spend enough time with his wife to celebrate. Sniff sniff sniff
Rachel initiates the show talking about how much she likes to dress her clients in WHITE for the red carpet and how WHITE is so elegant and a great contrast with the red of the carpet.
Brad talks about Taylor (aaagain) and how she went out of her way to make him look stupid and incompetent and that how this is his opportunity to show how focus he is on his work.
The first show they go to is Oscar de la Renta’s at Bryant Park. Oscar himself greets the trio back stage. He talks about his new collection and the difficulties of editing a show when you have so much to show. Rachael who seems to have a very close relation with Oscar de la Renta is mesmerized with the collection … but what is not to love about Oscar’s clothes, the man understands women of all ages, he designs for every type of body and everything he makes is timeless!.
At the show, somebody didn’t show up and Rachel took the opportunity to seat Brad on first row. While at the show, Rachel keeps searching for red carpet gowns for her client, she sees this beautiful taupe and silver chiffon gown that she feels is totally appropriate for Carmen Diaz. And apparently she was right, Cameron Diaz end up wearing this dress at the Oscars 2010. Good eye Rachel!!!
The next show is Michael Kors, who chosed to present his show in a different location. Rachel, Brad and Rodger rush to the show but get stuck in traffic and fail to make it on time. Rachel has a front row seat assigned but due to her delay can only watch part of the show standing in last row. Rachel is mortified since the PR had the courtesy to reserve a front row seat for her and for all it counts she is a no-show. For those not very familiar with fashion shows, they are by invitation only and it becomes somewhat of a big deal to have a front seat row. Is like the who’s who’s of the moment. Not attending once you RSVP is as per Rachel’s own words NOT GOOD. Also Rachel is upset because she can barely see the show from where she is standing. She has tons of taller people (mostly everybodyJ) in front of her and can’t have a complete view of the models.
Brad continues to talk about how great he is at this work and how Taylor used to make him look stupid blah blah blah. In a way I understand him she was incredibly mean to him and he is still hurt by it, but enough is enough buddy, we get it! Turn the page!!!
Rachel meets with shoe designer Bryan Atwood to discuss the concept of the Rachel’s shoe collection soon to be launch on QVC. They talk about 6 inch heel boots with chains in the back. Totally uncomfortable but absolutely fabulousJ.
Rodger decides he wants to buy lingerie for Rachael as an anniversary present and decides to take his sister in-law Pamela alone for the ride. The salesgirl brings out an “intimacy kit” that has a multi-speed vibrator … Pamela and Rodger can’t stop laughing because at this point they are both incredibly uncomfortable with one another. What was he thinking???
Pamela mentions that she wants them to have a baby, and Rodger, replies that he is more in love with his wife now than when they got married … awwwww.
Meanwhile, while Rachel is in meetings Brad is attending Derek Lam’s show. The collection has this beautiful white long gown that Brad thinks will look great on Cameron Diaz. He calls Rachel to let her know the big news. He is so proud of himself.
Brad also says that having him in control is going to be a really really good thing for Rachel. Oh well nobody said that people in fashion are famous for their small egos J.
Rachel prepares for her QVC fashion show. She is doing fittings and talks about her passion for styling and challenging herself and how designing is the next big step in her carrier. Like her or not, you have to give the girl props for her goal oriented mind.
While the show is taking place Brad and Rodger watch the show on a TV set in another room of QVC. Rodger talks about how proud he is of his wife and that when he first met her he thought she didn’t even had a career. Awwwwww
It’s the morning of their anniversary. Rachel says she bought two present one from her to Rodger and the other from Rodger to her in case he didn’t have time to buy it.
She gives him a ring and bought for herself some gold handcuffs. He gives her a black negligee and the thong that goes with it. Rachel seems totally embarrassed mostly, I think, because the cameras where there, he keeps staring at Rodger until he finally got the message.
The second present from Rodger is a custom designed Barbie a lo Rachel Zoe. She loves it … and says that Rodger never disappoints her … again there is no scarcity of big egos in the fashion industryJ.
Next show: Donna Karen. There she meets with Brook Shields, Susan Sarandon and Demi Moore who is her long time customer and friend. Demi congratulates both Rachel and Rodger for their anniversary fueling Rodger to continue nagging about how his anniversary is always on fashion week blah blah blah. Man up Rodger!!!
Rachel comments that Donna Karen’s collection is not Oscar worthy but more for premiers and other type of events. Her collection is mostly black and grey which are Demi’s favorite colors, but this year she will dress her in vibrant colors. In reality Demi did not use black or gray to attend the Oscars this year instead she went with a beautiful Atelier Versace pale pink gown.
Before going back to Florida, Pamela has a sister-to-sister talk with Rachel, telling her it’s time to have a baby. Rachel talks about the pressure she is feeling in that regard and how she fears that if she becomes a mom her career will go out of the window, she adds that if she has a baby she will want to give him 100% of her time. I get it, I think every career oriented woman had that pressure at some time in her life and knows how hard it is to make a decision, especially when you are a one woman show like Rachel.
While at the Calvin Klein backstage, Rachel falls in love with a beautiful odd looking WHITE coat. Francisco Costa, the designer for the firm, comes to hug and greet Rachel, and she clarifies that she is not taking it home!
During Fashion Week’s third day Rachel is getting ready for the Marc Jacobs show. She knows that Rodger rather go to dinner but she has to go to Marc’s show regardless. She explains to Rodger that Marc is family therefore no harm. She describes the show and how Marc Jacobs always manages to surprise with his shows and that he is a trend setter.
Finally after the show Rachel and Rodger drive to a restaurant for an intimate to celebrate their anniversary. No cameras allowed J.
Rodger adds that a lot of people tell to him that they look like a new couple to which he adds that he thinks it’s true because he is so in love with her…. Awwwww.
Next morning the fashion crew arrives to Rachel’s hotel suite and Brad gives Rachel the bad news: there will be NO WHITE gowns allowed at the Oscars since the scenario has a white background and the organizers are asking the ladies NOT TO WEAR WHITE… OMG IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT … Rachel is crushed and Brad says his big momento is destroyed!!! But I have to say, as dumb as it is, it’s a bit understandable, it’s like spending weeks thinking about a dress you want to buy for a wedding and not finding your size at the very last minute, of course you won’t think your big memento is destroyed you will just go to plan B and go on…but what is fashion without drama? LOL.
Rachel complains that this horrible situation knocks of half of her Oscar picks … I believe that is like 3 dresses LOL.
Marchesa is the last show of the trip. They have live mannequins and as usual the dresses are gorgeous. Brad and Rachel fall in love with a silver gown that NEEDS to be at the Oscars. She thinks Cameron or Demi. In reality that dress was Sandra Bullock’s Oscar pick which she later declared was picked by her step daughter. Oops! J.
The previous for next week have more drama and a mysterious dress disappearance … OMG might be another end of the world as we know it J … this week was no white at the Oscars! What can be worse than that? No heels allowed?
Hope you enjoy the blog and again Lynn, thanks so much for this opportunity.
Until Next Time…..