What would we do without Twitter today? People use it to confirm that babies being born (hello, Derek Blasberg) and others use it to show that they've still got 'it' (think Kim Kardashian and that Vogue Italia tweet). If you're Kelly Cutrone, though, you use it to warn your former assistant that you have sent the police after him.
Not following? Yesterday the People's Revolution boss tweeted as her former assistant saying '@HussyChildPlz you better run cause you are going down CLOWN.' According to Cutrone: 'One of my old assistants is getting arrested this week for grand larceny - stealing money from People's - cannot wait - revenge is sweet.' Later she added: 'I wonder if my former assistant will be wearing stolen clothes from our showroom when HE gets arrested & know [sic] it's not Andrew.'
Going from a successful reality star into a bona fide designer is hard transition for anyone and it's a challenge that Whitney Port has willingly embraced over the last few years. Despite showing her line, Whitney Eve, at New York Fashion Week in a group with several other designers back in 2009, the platforms she used to present her line were a lot more modest after the show was cancelled.
But fans of the line should not despair because Port has confirmed that she will return to the New York Fashion Week schedule next month and will show her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at the Lincoln Centre with the help of Kelly Cutrone and People's Revolution. “My collection has grown so much over the past few years, and the next step for me as a designer was to put on my own runway show,” Port explained in a release. “I am so excited to show on schedule as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, and can’t wait to show my new Fall collection on the runway.”
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...
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.
Queen of PR and owner of People's Revolution Kelly Cutronefirst came to our attention in MTV's hit reality show "The Hills" with her no no-nonsense attitude and icy demeanour which had Lauren Conrad all but terrified to breathe. Now she has launched her own Vlog, much like a talk show, appropriately called "Wake up and Get Real" with friend Justine Bateman which challenges the views of "The View". With topics like going makeup free, killing gophers and killing vermin, it certainly makes for interesting yet highly entertaining viewing.
When explaining about the rodents living in her house she says "I don’t wear fur, but I do kill mice because they’re in my fucking house and they don’t pay rent and they’re rodents and I want them to die."
Whether you love her, hate her or are just plain scared to have an opinion about her there is no denying that her candour makes her charming and always a pleasure to watch, even if she is screaming at sleep deprived, hungry fashion assistants.
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?
The second season of 'The City' premieres on April 27, and a two-minute trailer available here reveals a few details about the cast members' "new jobs" - and more of the backbiting we've come to expect from the MTV series. Olivia Palermo starts working as an Elle.com reporter (Joe Zee makes an appearance), and Whitney Port gets upset when Olivia won't cover her first fashion-week collection. Whitney finds herself ticked off enough to use the "B" word. Believe it.
Kelly Cutrone is back for the action to help Whitney promote her label, and it's worth pointing out that the People's Revolution office looks much less chaotic than on 'Kell on Earth.' Besides speaking to editors, Kelly recommends having an affair with a French guy, as she believes every girl should. Elsewhere, Erin Lucas still doesn't care for Olivia. And there you have it: Your cheat sheet for the drama starting four weeks from now.
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 heavily-anticipated 'Kell On Earth' reality TV show - the brain child of PR guru and People's Revolution's founder Kelly Cutrone - has finally reached our screens. The debut episode, which premiered last night on Bravo, gave the audience a preview of New York Fashion Week, focusing on the scandal that ensued last year when razor-tongued Cutrone proceeded to sit former call girl Ashley Dupre on front row at Yigal Azrouel's show, much to the chagrin of other NYFW attendees.
The show also introduces Cutrone's current assistant, who goes by the name of Andrew M. Shedding light on why she chose a dark-haired, bondage-jewelry-wearing assistant as opposed to the LA 'beach babes' we had become accustomed to seeing in The Hills and The City, Cutrone explains, "I got really tired of interviewing blonde girl after blonde girl." How we love her honesty. Ensure you tune in to Bravo at 10pm every Monday to see how their dynamic unfolds.