Although 'The City' has sadly been cancelled, don't expect to see any less of Olivia Palermo. Last week, the reality star confirmed to Elle.com that she's in the process of working on her venture. “I’m currently working on a TV project, my own show," she revealed.
The past few months have seen Palermo front a range of big campaigns, including Mango - which she appears in with her model boyfriend Johannes Huebl - leading many to speculate that the show will centre around these big jobs and her newfound fame. But don't be fooled. Palermo isn't the only one working on keeping on TV after 'The City' ended. After launching her own successful reality show, 'Kell On Earth', Kelly Cutrone has since announced that she's working on a scripted show and will be the new correspondent on Dr Phil.
Palermo's rep and MTV have refused to comment on the details of the show.
We've been suffering from withdrawl symptoms since 'Kell on Earth' ended, and with Whitney Portannouncing that 'The City' has been cancelled, we were all concerned where we'd get our weekly dosage of Kelly Cutrone TV time. But we come bearing good news. Cutrone has just signed as a correspondent for Dr Phil's chat show.
Both of them took to their Twitter accounts to confirm the news yesterday: "@peoplesrev News flash! I've been signed to @drphil as Correspondent!! CBS daytime is loving the black - shout out to @drphil MORE TO COME," Cutrone said. Like Fashionista, we've never been huge fans of the chat show but are sold now. The People's Revolution boss will get her own chat show in 4...3...2...
Now that 'The City' has been cancelled, and now that Kelly Cutrone has said 'Kell on Earth' won't come back to Bravo for a second season, there's a gap in the market for Cutrone TV. Don't fear if you're a fan of the small screen's snarkiest fashion publicist. Although Cutrone told The Cut she's "done" with reality TV, she did say: "I’m doing a television show that I’m on that’s not scripted, but it’s not based on me running around and sharing my personal life in my office and in my home.” Confused? Us too.
She explained more about the show, which will run on MTV and reportedly have a pilot finished in January: “I think it’ll be me more working with young people who want to be in these different industries, so it might be something like, you know, you look like a fashionista but you’re not, you look like a skate dude but you’re not, you look like a hotshot entrepreneur but you’re not, maybe you should walk the walk. So it’s, like, part Great Santini, part fairy godmother.”
And since Cutrone is used to a two-show TV presence, she also revealed that she has a “syndicated daytime regular big thing” in talks. She remained vague on the details but did say that her book (If You Have to Cry Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You) had a large part in opening the next doors in her career.
Even now, when most fashion houses and retailers have begun to recover from the effects of the recession, there appears to be a sector of the fashion industry that is still taking a few hits from the economic downturn - fashion PRs. Despite the future looking brighter for retailing, even PR queen Kelly Cutrone admitted to struggling with her company People's Revolution during the recession, and the story even made a sub-plot in her reality show Kell On Earth.
Unfortunately for Press Office Ltd., the 30th of April saw their company close its doors, despite repping brands such as Karen Walker, Agnes B., Dunderdon and Lover. So why is it that although the labels represented by fashion PRs are finding their feet once more, that the people supporting the companies are feeling the pressure? An industry professional revealed to Fashionista that while business isn't necessarily down, rates are - PRs are working just as hard as before but for half the money, and all because companies are shopping around.
Public relations firms need the money, and therefore clients are happily shopping around as they know they can battle for the best price in town. This might sound all doom and gloom for the people responsible for keeping brands' credibility afloat, but there is some positivity in this tale. Fashion houses might be recovering now, but PR firms are beginning to struggle long after their clients - and with clients regaining business as the recession begins to ease off, marketing budgets are predicted to boom by 2011 - so, fashion PRs, hold in there.
We've seen many different sides to People's Revolution founder Kelly Cutrone, but mostly from our experiences on The Hills, The City and Kell on Earth we've witnessed a straight-talking boss with a sharp tongue who shows no remorse for making a quivering intern cry. Although the softer side became apparent when we interviewed Cutrone at LFW last season, we've never seen her as relaxed as she is in the latest edition of Bluefly's Closet Confessions.
"Margeila, Dries, Paco, Yohji, Westwood, Dries..." Cutrone lists off as she piles clothes from one of her three closets onto one arm. "Missoni, Rykiel... Isn't it amazing I know all these? Yohji, Yohji, Yohji... Urban Outfitters?" she continues. Ironically, Kelly claims to not shop all that often, as she takes us through a series of her favourite outfits, and admits to having a rail of "skinny girl clothes - clothes I wear when I'm skinny". Amongst tales of her mother untacking her Margeila ("it was WAR!"), we also get to see Cutrone almost melt in front of the camera as her daughter Ava goes through her favourite pieces. "Who's your favourite designer?", Kelly asks, "Sonia Rykiel" replies Ava, "cool". Like mother, like daughter anyone?
In the fourth episode of Kelly Cutrone's reality series'Kell on Earth,' we witnessed a double (and kind of triple) firing, a drunken Hamptons party and an unfortunate incident with Andrew S.'s face bronzer. (That'll teach him to go outside if he has to cry.) Speaking of Andrew S., we must say his two Britney Spears tattoos are a snappy choice for his wrists. Or as he explains it: “Stronger than yesterday. Now it’s nothing but my way. I love her, I love the song, so I got it tattooed on me.”
After the jump, we've compiled 10 pressing things you need to know from the episode, when the People's Revolution crew wrapped up New York Fashion Week and headed for London.
If you've been keeping up with Bravo's new series 'Kell on Earth,' then you've already been introduced to Kelly Cutrone's dealings with Spanish designer David Delfin. The People's Revolution founder took a moment to pose with Roxy Olin of 'The City' before the show, which saw Tom-Ford-days Gucci model Eleonora Bose return to the runway. The model's yellow-orange hair matched one of the only colour pops in the Fall '10 Davidelfin collection, largely based around a palette of black, grey and white.
Delfin destructed and reconstructed his pieces, often creating sartorial illusions with his garments. (Whole sections cropped off of jackets would later show up as skirts, for example.) A few bursts of neon pink broke up the collection's austerity, which provided solid clean lines but could be accused of being too clean. We would, however, like Davidelfin's combination of a grey blazer, crisp white button-up and pleated black satin skirt. We'd pair it with towering platforms, of course, for doing our errands before watching 'Kell on Earth.'
The Vogue team might have let R.J. Cutler into their offices for the filming of The September Issue, but they remain to be one of the few major fashion magazines not to have jumped on the reality-television bandwagon - even rejecting a partnership with Project Runway before it premiered on Bravo. Rumour has it, however, that this could all be changing. Fashion's Night Out organisers - which include Vogue, amongst the CFDA and NYC & Co. - are said to have been approaching networks about doing a show, focusing on Anna's charitable fashion night.
Following their success with The Rachel Zoe Project, and the recent premier of Kell On Earth, it would make perfect sense for Bravo to host the show. It seems they're just as excited as we are. "We love fashion and Vogue and would like to find a way to work together with them," a Bravo insider explained. Don't get too excited just yet, though, as it seems the organisers have a different type of network in mind. "We are in talks with CBS, but there is nothing confirmed at this time," a rep for Fashion's Night Out proclaimed. Either way we'd be happy, and watching Anna in all her glory will always get the viewers in. Let the war commence between Bravo and CBS...