Heather Thomson, star of “The Real Housewives of New York,” is getting some flack for her Kmart comment to Sonja Morgan during last night’s episode. Heather tries to explain her reasoning behind the comment as well as why she and Bethenny struggle to bond in her Bravo blog. Heather wrote,
“It takes the same amount of work to develop a strategy and the collections for a branded business at Kmart (think of the Kardashians at Sears or Daisy Fuentes at Kohl’s) as it does to build a brand like Michael Kors at Bloomingdale’s or Calvin Klein at Macy’s, who both deal in multiple levels of distribution.”
Right. But Heather didn’t suggest Bloomingdale’s or Macy’s, now did she.
“It was in no way meant as an insult to ask Sonja’s business partner for clarification on their strategy for sales and distribution. Sonja describes what she is launching as an “international affordable luxury brand” and one dress worn at a party and in a random ad honestly doesn’t define it for me. But any insights regarding the strategic nature of their launch naturally could…”
Oy vey, Heather! It’s a party. Have a few drinks, loosen up and laugh a little. Maybe then you and Bethenny will click.
“Rushing into Carole’s results party to help set up, I was surprised to see Bethenny had already made it. I was happy she had, because she’s often challenged with making dates due to her custody arrangements. Our talk about her custody of Bryn was a simple conversation to bring clarity to a topic she often discusses. I just didn’t realize that only Bethenny can address it. I feel like there are a lot of unwritten rules with her. What you can ask, what you can say, how you can feel…it’s a little tough to navigate.”
Some will say that Bethenny didn’t ask Heather to “navigate” or get “clarity” on her custody arrangements and to MYOB on Sonja’s and Bethenny’s dealings. However, Heather did come up with an “inspired” idea.
“Even silly small talk about a tattoo idea is difficult. I’ve been dying to cover an old one and had just seenMaleficent, which was so well done, and I was inspired! But Bethenny, however, is not. Maybe a handbook would be helpful?!”
Yes, a handbook! Of course, we’ll need one for all of the ladies, not just Bethenny.