J. P. Tod’s suede driving moc is so down home and comfy looking with a Duck Dynasty vibe that makes it look like inexpensive army surplus instead of a $445 Italian import. Kinda like the Robertsons themselves, who don’t look like money but have it.
The poolside cat fight on Bravo’s new reality series Married to Medicine is this season’s version of NJ Housewife Theresa Giudice’s table-flipping tantrum a few years back.
Once again, over-accessorized women who live in over-decorated McMansions bait each other for the camera and the Neilson’s . Female treachery is not pretty but seems to be a cliche-ridden crowd pleaser. On Bravo, dinner parties and vacations always dissolve into chardonnay-fueled “she said/she said” shouting matches over imagined insults and gossip gone viral. Andy Cohen must be thrilled with his newest women acting badly hit but some of us still get uncomfortable over these increasingly negative portrayals of women who I suspect share the same stylist and plastic surgeon. (Do you know anyone who visits a girl friend dressed in sky-high heels, huge earrings and hair extensions?) Time to switch the channel and watch the Pawn Stars in their cheap black tee shirts actually enjoy life, each other and their good fortune. Ditto for the Duck Dynasty clan. Despite their lack of designer clothes and pretensions, these folks likely have more money than the various “housewives”. They certainly have more class.
Watching BravoTV’s Rachel Zoe Project on Wednesday is worth it just to see this adorable toddler toddling around in his designer onesies and Zoe-ish signature fedora. But ratings for momma’s show are at an all time low and there are cancellation rumors. Say it ain’t so, but are Zoe’s viewers watching Duck Dynasty instead? The mega-hit boasts 12 million fans vs. about a half a million for the more fashionable Berman clan. Brad Goreski is doing even worse. Yes, there is a little stylish schadenfreude in that news for those not mad about Brad.
It should be appointment TV, but Bravo’s Fashion Night was so much of a snore , I almost left the chic side of reality TV for the redneck rich guys aka, “Duck Dynasty”
“Down in Louisiana where the alligators grow so mean”–Elvis, Polk Salad Annie (VIDEO) :
Swamp People is another rating hottie also starring guys with raggedy Deliverance beards. But these boys don’t have money and spend their lives chasing gators in Louisiana so that the Givenchy gown consignor on the new “Dukes Of Melrose” can flash that shiny black alligator Birkin on episode one. Just seeing close-ups of museum quality vintage almost makes this one worth watching and Decade partners Cameron Silver
and Christos Garkinos are amusing and knowledgeable dealers.
But I found myself watching the clock as Rachel Zoe & co agonized over her repetitious collection of sequiny ponchos sliding off one shoulder. And her former apprentice Brad Goreski, in all his hyper, colorful-suited stylist glory,
gave some peppy, preppy punch to Kate Spades’s 20 year anniversary collection. It’s hard to care about any of it, but the shows are pretty to look at.