Last night on Ladies of London, the Fourth of July was celebrated and the fireworks were not in the sky!
Marissa Hermer is becoming a British citizen after five years of living in London. To celebrate her last summer as an official American, she's throwing a Fourth of July party – which is an annual tradition. Marissa gives us a long spiel about her party-planning/PR expertise and expects us to believe she's an integral part of her husband's success instead of some sort of glorified trophy wife struggling to make the perfect cuppa. Juliet Angus will be co-hosting with Marissa as part of the American invasion posse. Unfortunately Juliet is as much a flake as she is an attention-seeker so she's all about the fame, and not about planning.
Cheerio, readers! I don't know about y'all, but I am hooked on Ladies of London. Talk about some snooty bishes, right? Pinky up! London is one of my favorite cities, and if I wasn't so accustomed to being warm seventy percent of the year, I can picture myself living in a flat, eating fish and chips, and bopping around Chelsea in a smart cardigan and some fab rain boots. Of course, I would never fit in with the cast of Bravo's latest show, but they are so much fun to watch!
Of course, if I did just plop right down into that elite social circle, I'd want to be best friends with Marissa Hermer, party with Annabelle Nielson, and spend my time terrified of Caroline Stanbury. Noelle Reno is also a bit scary, but she's too thirsty for my taste. Heck, I'd hang out with Caprice just because of the cockroach dress and the way she drives Caroline over the verge of cattiness!
Last night onLadies of Londonthe famewhores separated from the literal ladies (as in titled ladies) and the cream rose to the top, while the rest skimmed through the tabloids.
It's the seasonal opening of the Serpentine Gallery which is compared to the Oscars, as in the British version of, but I think it's mostly similar to our MET Gala. You know the one Kim Kardashian attended wearing a sofa from 1985. Anyway, she hasn't besmirched the British equivalent yet, but give her time and also there are many in her stead. For instance, Caprice who wore a dress bedecked with sequined cockroaches.
Oh Caprice. Caprice has found herself in an intriguing predicament. She is currently 7 months pregnant, but since she believed she was incapable of carrying a child she hired a surrogate in the states – and that surrogate is 8 months pregnant! At the same time Caprice got pregnant naturally. So Caprice is pretty much having twins from different mothers. She is thrilled for a couple reasons: 1) the obvious delight of having two children 2) the obvious delight of being able to sell these stories to the press for top dollar.
Last night was the series premiere of Ladies of London. I'm interested, although I wish there were more Brits than Americans living in London. I deal with enough American famewhores, I want to learn about some international ones!
Right away we meet the doyenne of the franchise Caroline Stanbury. Caroline is authentic British aristocracy and royalty. She owns and runs a luxury concierge service and lives in a massive home down the street from Brangelina. She's fabulously British and serves as the show's narrator of all things Brit and Class. I imagine her holding a clipboard, Burberry cat eyes perched on her nose, as she scores all the infractions of social impropriety. Basically you can tell within 6 seconds of her meeting the American caste of her class that she regrets getting involved in this nonsense and feels it's her duty to separate herself in everyway possible from their gauche behavior.
Bravo's new and highly anticipated reality series Ladies of London premieres tonight. The cast of six socialites includes Caroline Stanbury, Marissa Hermer, Juliet Angus, Caprice Bourret, Annabelle Neilson, Noelle Reno, and Julie Montagu.
According to Bravo: "Ladies of London follows a group of elite British socialites and American expats who run in similar social circles but are worlds apart. From weekend getaways in the English countryside, to high tea at one of London’s exclusive polo-clubs, both groups adhere to London’s strict unwritten rules of engagement where reputation is everything. Although they lead lives of unimaginable wealth, in London’s high society, fortune has less influence than bloodlines and respect is not easily earned."
My favorite quotes so far: "If you are not from here, well then, you're just royally screwed" and "I consider royals to be some of my closest friends." Um, because most close friends of the royals are on Bravo, no? HAHAHA! This is going to be so. much. fun. I cannot wait. Check out the Ladies of London cast photos and bios and trailer below.