PHOTOS: Melissa Gorga’s Envy Fashion Show — #RHONJ Season Finale Filmed

Posted on Mar 31 2016 - 2:45pm by BeachSpin

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The event that was slated to be filmed for the finale episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey took place last night, at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

RHONJ_Envy Fashion ShowCandy station at Envy by Melissa Gorga fashion show

Melissa Gorga’s boutique, Envy, was on display and Melissa and her family were all smiles, as the snazzy fashions strutted the runway. All About the Tea’s source, who claimed that Jacquelyn Laurita would be a no-show, was once again, proven on the money.

Laurita did not attend—which raises questions about where producers will land, while trying to craft a finale episode. Jacquelyn and Melissa are embroiled in a feud, so to assemble the core cast in one place, may prove to be  challenging.

EXCLUSIVE: Jacqueline Laurita Refuses To Attend Melissa Gorga’s Fashion Show — Find Out Why!

Melissa and her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, were all hugs and smiles during the event, proving that all is peaceful in a family that recently lost one of it’s patriarchs. Joe Giudice is currently serving his prison sentence, at Ft Dix, NJ. Teresa took in the show with her brother Joe, proudly cheering on Melissa.

dish-033116-envy-teresa-giudice-joe-gorga-03Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga at the Envy fashion show

Interestingly, Teresa looked radiant and happy, during her sister-in-law’s big night. One picture, might explain why a week old prison-widow, looks so relaxed and cheerful. Teresa was photographed with her family attorney, James Leonard Jr., in an oddly cozy pose.

dish-033116-envy-teresa-giudice-james-leonard-02 (1)Giudice attorney James J. Leonard Jr. & Teresa Giudice at the Envy fashion show

Can anyone explain WHY it was necessary for the Giudice family attorney to appear at this boutique event? Those flushed cheeks speak for themselves. 

The evening went fabulously, and Teresa posed above with her drama-filled costars Robyn Levy and Christina Flores.

Melissa was thrilled with the turnout. All is love and light in the Giudice/Gorga world. But how will the rosy-cheeked legal eagle in the room be explained, as the franchise struggles to right itself?

dish-033116-envy-teresa-giudice-05Teresa Giudice at the Envy fashion show

dish-033116-envy-melissa-gorga-antonia-gorga-04Melissa Gorga & daughter Antonia Gorga at the Envy fashion show

RHONJ_Envy Fashion ShowKathy and Rich Wakile at the Envy fashion show

The fans are tired of waiting for the inside scoop—but a certain background shift may prove to be far more interesting, than anything Bravo could produce.

 

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  • JustSayin

    Tre & Melissa – yall bitches can pose as close as you want, hell, Melissa could crawl up Teresa’s ass for all I care – still not buying it.

    • Blackheath

      Me neither!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi JS! You don’t think Tre’s heart is opening up a little more to her SIL and baby brother now that Joe is incarcerated?

      • JustSayin

        Hey Mars! Personally, I don’t believe Theresa has changed at all. I think she’s playing nice out of necessity and that’s it.

        • WestCoastFeed

          I suspect you’re right. Mel, too. But at least the annoying feud is over, and they are being civil to each other.

          • JustSayin

            Very true. Even if it is fake, fake it til you make it bitches. That’s how family is supposed to be, at least the way I was raised. You don’t let the whole world see the fractures in your family, you keep that shit private.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Yes. My family, too. Everything was always perfect as far as the rest of the world was concerned.

          • JustSayin

            Oh, and definitely Melissa too. I can’t stand that bitch, and it’s not because I’m team Teresa, it’s because I’m team family loyalty.

  • September24

    Jac should have gone wearing all clothing by Posche! Eating a bag of Little Kernel popcorn. And carrying her new beauty book. hahaha!!!

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    The convicted felon is in almost every picture. Gross. Wonder if anyone approached her and called her names? I hope so.

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!

  • italiano bambino

    So they trying to make jaqueline the villain hope she ripped melissa gorga a new one

  • WestCoastFeed

    James Leonard was there with his wife. Melissa introduced him as HER lawyer.

    • RHONJ Fan

      His wife was there and condones him to get that close to Teresa? Her breast is pressing on him and his hand is around her waist. That pose is entirely inappropriate. I’m alone now but if my late husband ever did that with a client I would be less than pleased.

      • Chloe

        Ray Charles could see this. That man wants Teresa so bad.

      • Dave

        His wife is ugly like Teresa. James has a type.

        • WestCoastFeed

          His wife is twice the size of Teresa.

    • MidwestMiddie

      I think he was Melissa’s lawyer before he became TreApe’s lawyer.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Yes. he helped both Melissa and Kathy with their Bravo contracts when they first signed on.

  • justanothermary

    It looks like Tre forgot her pants.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Her make-up artist looked like a hooker in the dress she chose. Who is styling those two?

    • 💚.

      She doesn’t have a brain, so it is easy to do, forget your pants.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 7h7 hours ago

    One thing that I have learned is how to cut inauthentic,unsupportive, insensitive,self-serving people from my life,&it feels really great!

    • Blackheath

      Described Melissa to a T.

      • WestCoastFeed

        And Teresa.

    • RHONJ Fan

      It’s a shame their friendship has taken such a bad turn but I didn’t expect Jacqueline to show. AATT reported Jacqueline would not be there and once again they were right.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Who does Jac mean, do you think? Melissa, Teresa, Robyn? My guess is she means all 3 of them.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Or none of them as this is just another bit of Bravo
          Producer Drama trying to promote a show no one wants to watch because the Felon is there.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Well, there’s this–Jac is a good actress. And she has a SAG card to prove it.

          • MidwestMiddie

            I almost lost my iced Tea ……..
            : )

        • RHONJ Fan

          I believe all 3. Jacqueline is a beautiful and spirited woman. When she makes up her mind about someone she cuts them off.

    • toolate2care2000

      Then why did she come back on this show ? $$$

  • WestCoastFeed

    The Lincoln Park home had no takers, so the bank took it back for $100.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Thanks, WCF
      I predict the same is going to happen to the Felon’s Gaudy Mini-mansion before
      Joe is deported.

      • WestCoastFeed

        And I predict that Tre’s lawyer is going to say about this sheriff’s auction, the same thing he said at the last one–She is cutting the extraneous out of her life.

        • RHONJ Fan

          How soon do you think the lawyer will move in with Teresa and the girls?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Have you seen his wife? He’s not going to leave her.

          • RHONJ Fan

            I’ve seen his wife and his standards seem very low in the looks department. However, married men cheat and leave their wives everyday for a variety of reasons. Are you saying men stay faithful to their wives because of external beauty?

          • WestCoastFeed

            She’s a lot of woman.

          • Marsbars09

            I asked the same question.

    • Marsbars09

      Are you serious?! Now that’s like taking candy from a baby!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Same thing as the shore house. No one wanted it , either. There are more liens on the ppties than they are worth.

        • Marsbars09

          Do you think the shore house would sell for one hundred bucks?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Yes. it’s a tear-down.

          • WestCoastFeed

            The shore house was the first to go. It also went for $100.

          • Marsbars09

            What a waste.

  • Blackheath

    I am curious and am wondering if anyone is in the know, how is Teresa’s relationship with her cousin Kathy? Now I know Kathy just signed with a Bingo company (forgot the name), so I know Tre is chewing up the cement over that one. Just wondering how things are with those two?

    • MidwestMiddie

      My Guess — Not Well!
      Kathy has a good reputation with fans and with businesses. Plus, she
      has her spanking new house would looks so much better than The Felon’s
      mini-mansion.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi MM! Agreed. I think the relationship between Tre and Kathy is finito!

        • MidwestMiddie

          My Opinion—- The blame falls on Tre. She was jealous of Kathy
          before prison and that is when Kathy tried to mend their relationship.
          Now …….after prison and after seeing Kathy’s successes and comparing them to her own major failures, Tre will never have anything to do with Kathy. IMO, Kathy lucked out. : )

          • fred

            Kathy is much too good for tre

          • Perturbed

            I agree! Kathy seems like a genuinely nice person who spent years in the kitchen perfecting her baking skills. UNLIKE her no-account cousin.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Which one doesn’t belong with the other two-

            Kathy ——Kim—— KENYA!!!!!
            LOL

          • Marsbars09

            Do you think Kathy was underhanded for not telling Mel Bravo hired her to appear on RHNJ?

          • WestCoastFeed

            I think you mean, not telling Teresa? Andy has said several times that HE told Teresa. And Teresa gave an interview to Ryan Seacrest ( is that the name?) was back that first season Mel and Kathy joined the show, that Mel told her that Bravo had told both her and Kathy NOT to say anything to Teresa about signing on.

          • Marsbars09

            Oops! Thanks for the correction WCF. 🙂
            I’m confused. Did Andy tell Tre about her family being hired on “her” show or Mel and Kathy were told not to tell Tre about being hired?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Both. Andy said it at one of the reunion shows that he had informed her a month or two before filming began that Mel and Kathy had been hired. And, sometime after that season began, Teresa had a phone interview with Ryan when she told him that Mel had told her that Bravo had told both her and Kathy not to say anything to Teresa about being hired.

  • MidwestMiddie

    SEASON FINALE?

    HA! MORE LIKE —-BRAVO RHONJ SERIES FINALE!!!

    • RHONJ Fan

      Hi MidwestMiddie. That would be a blessing. This show has brought so much turmoil to many lives. I feel it’s time to end it.

  • WestCoastFeed

    The twitter rumor mill is claiming that Bravo is extending filming until they can get a confrontation with Jac filmed.

    • Marsbars09

      Why?! Jac is through with that show.

      • WestCoastFeed

        The rabble is clamoring for a fight.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Slice TV tweeted yesterday that the RHONJ premiere would happen in July. Is Slice a Canadian channel?

    • RHONJ Fan

      Thank you. I believe it’s the Canadian version of Bravo.

      • Sandy Wood

        It is more or less Canadian version of Bravo and carries most of the programming, but not WWHL and HW Potomac is aired Wed. night. leaving us out of the loop for commenting.

        • Perturbed

          Wow, I didn’t know you got our silly HWs in Canada! Sandy if you feel out of the loop, you can always comment on Twitter – people are sometimes still posting about episodes days later, using the hashtags: #wwhl, #rhop, etc.

          • Sandy Wood

            One of the big reasons I even watch the HWs show is so I can come here and snark with people who can see all the funny nuances of these VERY untypical housewives.
            Did you ever watch RHWofVancouver…now there was a crew to top them all.
            Thanks for the twitter tip, I’ll try that.

          • Perturbed

            Yes, I LOVE AATT – great site! The writers are so clever and the readers are a fun group! Never saw RHOV but I’ve heard it was really good! If Bravo ever puts it On Demand, will definitely check it out! Thanx Sandy! 🙂

  • Chloe

    Teresa’s lawyer turns red whenever he’s around her. All that closeness gets him hot for the felon.

  • Perturbed

    I am sorry, but most of these women have appalling taste, especially given their proximity to NYC!

    • WestCoastFeed

      I watched the fashion show last night on periscope. I thought the clothes were nice. Very youthful.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi WCF! I just posted a comment on how nice I think the ladies are dressed.

        • KKLS30

          I have a shameful addiction to Rachel Zoe’s app game that has left me with the uncanny inability to immediately recognize what most of Bravo wears.Melissa is wearing the Parker Crista knit dress which was $595. I have a brief moment of pathetic excitement whenever I recognize something.

      • Perturbed

        I don’t follow TreApe & the others that closely, so I didn’t see the Periscope show. I’ve only seen what was posted here on AATT, and was referring to Tre & her “pals”.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Siggy’s little black dress was from envy. I didn’t catch her in many photographs, but it was a simple dress like the items Mel chose for the runway.

          • Perturbed

            The boutique is only a 15 minute drive from me, but I have no desire to go there.

          • LMAO! Love your comments Perturbed.

          • Perturbed

            Haha, thanks Seuss! Love yours too, they’re very insightful & you have a great wit! 🙂

          • You’re so sweet! Thank you, Perturbed.😘

          • Perturbed

            Aww shucks, Doc – ditto! 💜🙋🏼

  • Marsbars09

    Who on here believes James Leonard is going to move in on Tre in 3, 2, 1…I wouldn’t be surprised if he acts as a surrogate father for the girls.
    Leonard’s fascination with Tre is creepy at the least.

    • WestCoastFeed

      His fascination is with the camera, not with Teresa. He was there with his wife. And Melissa introduced him as her lawyer.

      • Marsbars09

        What?! James represents Mel too?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes. He did her contract and Kathy’s contract when they signed with Bravo.

      • RHONJ Fan

        Do you have a direct connection to Teresa or her lawyer? How do you know he’s not interested in Teresa?

        • WestCoastFeed

          I am just a careful and attentive observer.

          • RHONJ Fan

            So you don’t know anymore than any of us. Your comments are just opinion. Is that right?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Well, since I pay a whole lot more attention than the rest of you do, mine is a more informed opinion.

          • RHONJ Fan

            Well, I would disagree with you here. My nephew works in this industry and has confirmed a few things for me. I can’t divulge too much but you’ve been wrong on a few things that this blog has confirmed.

    • RHONJ Fan

      I was thinking the same when I saw the picture in this blog. Teresa’s breast is pressing on James and he had his arm around her waist. Highly inappropriate.

      • MarcoPolo

        He probably grazed higher before he let her go.

    • T’s Martini Lounge

      I bet he’s boinking her. He must have a hairy ape fetish though.

      • Marsbars09

        Hey T! Some of this think the same thing.

    • MarcoPolo

      I do…he probably already gave her some cash for some new sheets. That body language is suspect to say the least. Teresa has never looked happier–it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess why.

      • RHONJ Fan

        Hi MarcoPolo. I agree. Teresa is literally glowing in the photos. She looks relaxed and more at peace than I’ve seen her since her release. Look at their body language. They are both leaning in to each other. I study body language and their stances tell me their connected on a deep emotional level.

        • MarcoPolo

          Len is glowing too—passion afterglow no doubt.

      • Bwahahahahaha!!!! OMG!!! I had to scroll back up to look and you’re so right. This comment is SPOT ON!

    • Marsie, I agree with 100%. Lovesick Lenny is in love…love…love and will be staking his claim in her bed soon if not already. It’s SO obvious.

      • Marsbars09

        Hey Doc! The writing is on the wall. How anybody else doesn’t see it I don’t understand.

        • PREACH! Some choose not notice on purpose (so obvious). Hahaha….I think it’s funny. Bless their hearts!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Let’s see if I can get this pix to copy. That’s Priscilla, Tre’s make up lady on the right

    • WestCoastFeed

      Rats. I’m such a flop at this.

    • KKLS30

      Was it this?

      • WestCoastFeed

        Thanks, that’s better than the one I found. She’s also cropped out of the pic that AAtT used of Tre and Lenny.

      • Dana

        Breathtaking. That’s bae. I am blown away by Teresa’s beauty. I’m so proud of Teresa for coming home and turning a bad situation into good. God is blessing her with so many opportunities and she’s been through so much, she’s deserves it. I’m happy Jack Daniels stayed home.

        • fred

          she is a PIG

          • WestCoastFeed

            They both look like street walkers. In dimmer light the light gray fabric in Priscilla’s dress disappears and it looks like the dress has many revealing cut-outs.

          • Marsbars09

            Thank you! Priscilla looks just as manly as Joe.

        • WestCoastFeed

          What’s a “bae?”

          • T’s Martini Lounge

            BAE means ‘before anyone else’, its texting language.

          • Digitus impudicus

            Thanks, I never knew that! Always wondered what the hell it meant and where it came from. I dislike it. But I’m older.

          • Bad Barbie

            It means short for “babe”. It was a rap song that slang’ the term since this generation is so lazy to pronounce full words or type them.

          • Digitus impudicus

            Thank you!

          • Bad Barbie

            Lol It is short for “Babe”.

      • Marsbars09

        Damn, Priscilla looks like a man! Are you sure that’s not a cross dresser?

      • Bad Barbie

        Wow that is one rough looking thing. when tre looks more feminine next to you… smh!

  • Marsbars09

    I guess the botox and fillers got Tre’s ugly mug back to par. Christina and Robyn look rough around the edges. Those are Tre’s new “soldiers”?
    I wonder if Tre will open her heart more to Mel and Joey now that her “rock” is in prison? She will obviously need all the help she can get with her daughters.

    • RHONJ Fan

      Robyn and her wife are Jersey thugs. They’re known to get into physical fights with people. Both are nasty drunks also.

      • WestCoastFeed

        AAtT did the story on their arrest a couple of years ago for a bar fight. I think I remember that the Manzo boys did some kind of you tubey show with Robyn about local NJ restaurants. That must have been to promote the Dining Out NJ card that Robyn used to work for.

        • RHONJ Fan

          Their arrest occurred in 2014, which was not too long ago. I recall Robyn promoting Teresa’s Fabellini liquor in conjunction with Dining Out. The campaign wasn’t very successful since Teresa was about to enter prison.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Yes, Robyn tried to tie the Fabellini promotion to her Dining Out NJ promotion by scheduling brunches and dinners that featured the wine at her participating restaurants. They were big flops. The same small Teresa coterie showed up at each event, but hardly anyone else.

            I don’t think the Manzo boys promotion was any more successful.

      • Marsbars09

        Birds of a feather…

  • Marsbars09

    I guess I can congratulate Mel on a successful, sold-out fashion show (?). All the ladies are dressed beautifully.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Yes, it was a sell-out and must have raised a tidy sum for that hospital.

      • Bad Barbie

        The tickets were in the hundreds no?

    • T’s Martini Lounge

      I bet most people were there to be on TV, or to witness another pathetic housewives hair pulling chase, like Tre/Danielle and Jax’s nasty hair pulling daughter. Although, the felon’s probation may keep her from attacking people.

  • WestCoastFeed

    I’ve been trying to track down the source of the rumor that Bravo has extended filming in order to film Jac with (Melissa?) (Robyn?). In Touch appears to be the source. Not the most reliable source.

  • sideof Sour Cream

    What a slore. If my husband had just been sent up the river I’d be in a coma. Not pressing myself all over some slimy lawyer.
    Finally somebody in this herd of tacky has achieved an appropriate hair cut. Good for you Melissa.
    And that candy station looks so fancy! really nice.

    • RHONJ Fan

      The candy station is very stylish and elegant and Melissa’s haircut suits her well and frames her face nicely. Based on what I’ve studied of body language, Teresa and the lawyer seem to be growing more overt in their relationship to publicly took a photo of this nature. This tells me they don’t care what the public thinks of their relationship and they want to make their connection known.

    • MarcoPolo

      IKR–that right breast tells the story. I like Melissa’s hair too…she has stepped out of the 90’s.

      • Bad Barbie

        morphing into JLo is #goals!

    • WestCoastFeed

      What’s a “slore?”

      • sideof Sour Cream

        slut + whore

        • WestCoastFeed

          thanks

          • sideof Sour Cream

            you’re welcome, lol! 🙂

      • Slore always reminds me of “Shore whore”..LOL!!!!

        • WestCoastFeed

          I was trying to find something that would combine with “bore.”

        • sideof Sour Cream

          perfect! hahaha!

          • LOL! Hey SofSC. Hope you’ve been well.

          • sideof Sour Cream

            peachy keen jellybean! and you too 🙂

          • Good!….I’m just fine & dandy myself. Cracking up over this thread while trying to get dinner together for the fam.😘

          • sideof Sour Cream

            People are funny today. Probably cause it takes 72 hours to get over the trauma of Easter with the relatives. haha

      • Digitus impudicus

        It’s a combination of “slut” and “whore.” Unnecessary word.

        • sideof Sour Cream

          only a true slore would think that. 😉

          • Digitus impudicus

            Perhaps, but a professional writer would think that as well.

          • sideof Sour Cream

            lol.

    • AMEN! Teresa has No shame! LMAO!!!!!

    • 95%SaraFlatpoint

      Teresa can finally rest easy because she knows well and good that I will be taking care of all of Joe’s needs, even if it means sneaking into the facility and pretending to be a male inmate in order to service his every wanton desire.

    • Betty

      So true! Melissa’s haircut looks great. At least someone on this show updates and improves their look. Teresa’s look is so stale. Melissa also dresses her daughter appropriately unlike Teresa.

    • Bad Barbie

      You forgot that Tre went up the river herself… she is a pro at the going aways.

      • sideof Sour Cream

        I didn’t forget, the fact that she knows exactly what he is facing makes her behavior even more repugnant.

  • KKLS30

    As obsessed with teeth as I am how am I now only noticing Teresa’s fangs? Legit business idea for her: offering to have her photoshopped into your selfies and photos so everyone else can look good in comparison.

    • Susie Whats Her Name

      lol I scrolled back up to take a look. Her teeth do look weird. Almost like they’re too big. They look like bad fitting false teeth.

  • 95%SaraFlatpoint

    YUMMMMM Teresa swapped one of the sexxxiest men in history for an even SEXXXIER Stallion!!!! God rains only blessings onto Teresa!!! Now that she knows I will take Joe from here she can finally relax!!! Love you TEETSSSS!!!!!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Yes! Don’t you just itch to pinch Jimmy’s cheeks?

      • 95%SaraFlatpoint

        I just want to jiggle him from stem to stern!!!! He’ll be moving and grooving for hours afterwards and not in the usual way, what could be more scintillatingly enticing to a Christian lady???????

    • Digitus impudicus

      Leonard looks like an overfed leprechaun.

      • 95%SaraFlatpoint

        Wow! And I thought I couldn’t be aroused anymore than I already am by this Legal Stallion!!! Have you ever thought of composing erotic prose????

        • Digitus impudicus

          LOL!

      • colleen

        Looks like his face is gonna blow up

  • Sunflower

    Teresa is just impressed with her lawyer… because she had a break-through ….. when HE made a valiant effort to break it down to HER that she was convicted of criminal activity and had to serve jail time.

  • Kay

    haha, its funny how Joe and Teresa are siblings but her hairline is very low and his hairline is very high)))

    • Bad Barbie

      How funny? smh lol

      • Kay

        I know it’s not funny, that was the point.. Just looking at these characters numbs my brains. One more piece of useless information on them and I’ll look like overdruged mental facility patient with an open mouth and a fixed gaze.

  • Susie Whats Her Name

    Was Carolyn and her crew there?

  • Digitus impudicus

    Melissa’s haircut looks wonderful.

  • Bad Barbie

    Melissa is using all her dollars to resemble Jlo. lol She was a pretty girl to begin with but god her face has changed. Anthonia is so big! I like the fact that they didn’t put makeup or heels on her, like they do on the Giudices dolls. She’s such a cutie and her hair is everything!

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