Monday, November 29, 2010

"You know where nice people end up? On welfare."

...Just one of the controversial remarks that Public Relations and Fashion guru Kelly Cutrone has been quoted as saying.  I just finished watching her reality tv show Kell on Earth (as recommended by my younger fashionista sister) and I now have great respect for her as a power woman, entrepreneur and human being.  She doesn't take b.s. from anyone but she also has a very sensitive and nurturing side to her, proving to be a great mother to young Ava and a caring boss to her faithful staff.  I just ran out (on my short lived lunch break) and bought her survival guide "If You Have to Cry Go Outside: and other things your mother never told you" and I can't wait to sink my teeth into it and gain some great business tips from Ms. Cutrone.

Kelly and her beautiful daughter Ava with her New York Times Bestseller book

If you haven't heard of Kelly Cutrone then you are must likely living under a fashion-less rock as she is a god(dess) in this industry.  Have you seen the short video she directed for DKNY's Cozy Sweater? Pure genius.  If you are looking for a new reality show to become obsessed over- than Kell on Earth is it- I just wish it was more than one season long!  After watching all eight episodes over the weekend (while the boy was flying a remote controlled helicopter around our living room!) I have mixed feelings about a Fashion/PR career- yes you get to work with amazing designers and icons but Kelly's skeleton staff basically has to give up any notion of a social life.  I mean these kids are working an average of 16 hour days and as much as I love fashion, I love my evenings and weekends a little more.  Now working with Rachel Zoe on the other hand...bananas!

That jacket=made to work in fashion!
 "I think the best thing to do is just know that there’s a big difference between style and fashion, and that one doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the other. I think people should stop and get off the train. I think they should look at things, and they should sit like a king on a throne and let everything pass by them. They should practice the art of discernment, and they should do that with their dollar, and they should do it with their eye, and they should do it with their ear, and do it with their mouth, and they should do it with every one of their senses. And they should really sit there, and they should make up their own fucking minds. They should do it about government, and they should do it about their art, and they should it about their clothes, and about their music, about their foods. You decide. If you dig it, dig it. If it’s fashionable to you, then love it and celebrate it."


  1. Though that quote is pretty strongly worded, I do agree with it. Fashion and style are two different things and as long as you dig something, dig it good!


    Can't wait to see you!


  2. Glad to see you promoting Kelly. Her work and ideas are worth paying attention to.

  3. You can't be weak at heart with Kelly Cutrone (I would probably be fired after one hour as she would make me cry!) She's a firecracker though and her book is great so far! xo

  4. I read this book a while ago, it's such a good read and I learned a lot from it! One of my favourite books I've read in the last year I think!

  5. Awesome post! I love a balls to the walls kinda woman. Without an attitude like that in such a cometitive, contradictory and erractic industry like fashion, you are nothing but a spectator.
    Nice post!


  6. haha i loved that show! shes great

  7. Such an interesting post and alternate view to how some might see her!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment!

    Liesl :)

  8. Love that lady. When is the next season of Kell on Earth? I miss watching that show.


  9. I loved reading this post. rachel zoe is my hero though, she is just a cut above! ;)


  10. The Closet Shopper- they might not air another season for whatever inane reason! Chelsea- shut the front door, I die for Rachel! ;) xo


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