'Real Housewives of New York City': The catwalk
No, not a bug-eyed Ramona walking down the runway -- that happened later in the episode. But first, we were finally introduced to one of two new “Housewives” this season: Sonja Morgan. She’s socially friendly with the same groups as LuAnn … but don’t hold that against her. She’s also known Ramona for 20 years. And in a lovely little montage, we got a snapshot of what we can expect. She loves men, parties and plastic surgery. She’s neighbors with Scorsese. She’s the straw that stirs the drink. She considers sex to be a healthy part of life, much in the same way yoga or good wine is. Oh, and remember Max, the dude who overlooked Kelly’s hideous pink rain boots last season and still hung out with her? Well, Sonja knows him, too. Very well. Maybe a little too well for Kelly’s liking. I can already feel the drama -- finally, something to distract us from this never-ending Jill-Bethenny feud!
Speaking of that teeny tiny misunderstanding, it seems Jill is reaching for an excuse to finally forgive Bethenny.
I couldn’t exactly hear what she was saying -- I blame the train passing by -- but it involved re-examining the last year and letting go all her resentments toward people who may have done her wrong. Or something to that effect. To be honest, I was still processing LuAnn’s entrance into Central Park. Were all the horse carriages occupied?
But before I could even register that, there was Ramona’s thigh. What was up with that? You know the scene: her in a negligee, awaiting the arrival of her necklace-wearing husband, Mario. Um, I so did not need to see THAT much thigh from Ramona. In fact, I didn’t need to see any of it. All I wanted to see was her runway walk. It’s what I’ve been waiting for all season (you know the same applies to you). After sitting through the awkward not-so-private moment between Ramona and her hubby, it was finally time.
Now I’m still befuddled by this whole Brooklyn Fashion Week extravaganza. The way they hyped it up, I expected to see white tents, lots of heels, stunning designer duds and fur -- worn by Kelly, I’m sure; we all know how well she wears it. Uh, yeah, not so much. But who cares? Oh, Jill does. It seems the only reason she went was so she could criticize everything. She managed to stay mum when Kelly walked the runway in that unflattering yellow getup -- I’m so glad Kelly acknowledged that strapless frocks make her look like a linebacker because that was my first thought when I saw her walking down. And, then, it happened. Ramona, in a form-fitting black dress, strutted down the runway. I couldn’t even tell you what embellishments were on the dress because my eyes bulged out watching her eyes bulge out. What would Tyra say?
Other notable moments:
-- Was this episode all about showing skin? I also didn’t need to see Bethenny on a toilet.
-- Um, was Kelly really giving Simon fashion advice? Sure, he’s known to wear bright-red leather pants, but I hardly think a chick with a huge horse’s face emblazoned on a sweater should be shelling out advice. Oh, and she was wearing that horrid beanie, too.
-- And when she’s not giving fashion advice, Kelly’s giving PR advice? What was all that talk about PR 102? Here’s PR 103, Kelly: stop the nonsense.
-- “I can’t talk to you; you have no brain” -- the showdown between Ramona and Kelly during Jill’s presentation at the Kodak event was priceless. More priceless: Jill putting all the blame on Ramona. Hello, Kelly was just as vocal.
So Show Trackers, what did you think of Thursday’s episode? Does Ramona have a career in modeling? What do you think of the new housewife? Share your comments below.
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Sonja Morgan. Credit: Bravo