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Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills showed some drama at the white party but Ellie Shechet of Jezebel attended the party and basically shared that it was all smoke and mirrors. I’m SHOCKED, said no one anywhere.
Ellie Shechet of Jezebel’s story on the party dropped a few bombshells. About what we saw on TV she says, “Looks great! But the crowd was aging, the gift bags included a shoehorn and a box of pasta, and everyone left at 8 p.m.” and “After filming stopped, John Mahdessian—tiny puce consort of New York Housewife Dorinda Medley—got in an argument with Dorinda and tried to push her into the pool. What you also didn’t see was Lisa Rinna frantically flicking her eyes back and forth like a caged animal as she posed for pictures at the step-and-repeat, then screaming “I’m done with you!” at a reporter and storming away.”
In here original story back in August, Ellie shared a bit about the RHONY in attendance. Take Aviva for example, “The first housewife to appear was Aviva Drescher, who lost her spot on the New York franchise last season after throwing her fake leg on a table in a premeditated fit of rage. Today, she was remarkably calm. Chatting with a pair of blonde twins with matching hair, matching makeup, and matching skintight eyelet bodysuits, Aviva made her way to the step-and-repeat. “I think the White Party theme is so chic, and so much fun, it brings back a little bit of an old Hamptons feel,” she told me in her signature disinterested timbre. A few minutes later, she left.”
And about her run-in with the Countess,
“A publicist ran up to Courtenay Hall, the editor-in-chief of BELLA, ‘LuAnn is here, and she’s brought some guests who weren’t on the list,’ she whispered frantically.”
“LuAnn is fine,” Hall responded.
Moments later, resplendent in a low-cut white linen jumpsuit, countess LuAnn de Lesseps, cast member on The Real Housewives of New York City and occasional pop star—her Bravo-endorsed hits include “Girl Code (Don’t Be So Uncool),” “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” and “Chic, C’est La Vie”—breezed past a small gaggle of photographers and cameramen. She marched up to the step-and-repeat, taking in her surroundings with a bright, steely smile.
“Look at this crowd, stunning!” she cried, when I asked my third-favorite housewife what she thought of the party so far. I blinked.
Apparently, Todd defended Lisa Rinna from paparazzi, which is odd…
Lisa Rinna posed angrily for a few pictures, eventually storming off in the middle of an interview, hollering, “I’m done with you!” at a reporter. Ken Todd, Lisa Vanderpump’s husband, tottered over, the couple’s entirely immobile pet Pomeranian Jiggy in arms. “What did you do?” he asked the reporter accusingly. “Literally nothing,” she shrugged. “I didn’t even get my question out.”
If you think that perhaps the party was expertly decorated and catered, you would be wrong. Ellie says that the décor included inflatable swans in the pool and as for the food…
The event, which ran from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., overlapped exactly with dinnertime. However, the only food available was as follows: trays of cookies plastered with Lisa Vanderpump’s face, a caviar booth, and several large black truffles in a bowl. Waiters walked around a few times with soggy mini-zucchinis and wrapped Lindt chocolate balls. My companion eventually gave up on food and retreated to a complimentary makeover booth, telling the makeup artist to “go wild”; I later found her underneath a thick crown of snakelike blonde mini-braids, her pale skin transformed to roughly the shade and texture of a light patio brick.
Please do go to read both of Ellie’s stories. This one was written after the show aired last night and you can see her in the shots. She’s the pretty redhead. She shares her thoughts on how the “party” was edited to look way more fun than it was.
But especially read this one about the history of the white party. It’s very well researched and quite informative. Do it for me because I feel like I may have sampled a bit too much of her work, so perhaps she will forgive me if we all go give her some views!