Over on the East Coast: Bravo reality stars Arzo Anwar (Blood, Sweat and Heels) and Dr. Tabasum Mir (The Singles Project) have their hand prints immortalized at Buca di Beppo restaurant in Times Square, NYC. RHONY star Ramona Singer was photographed at the Hamptons Magazine Cover Party held at Barn & Vine in Bridgehampton.
It’s time to revisit the Hamptons for the ladies of Blood, Sweat, and Heels, and so far it’s not going well. Whodathunkit? This place seems cursed ever since last season’s fiasco at the very same locale. This year, the ladies are making a weekend getaway out of Demetria Lucas‘ upcoming wedding photo shoot, taking place at a castle nearby. Daisy Lewellyn is upset about the laughing and snickering Demetria, Melyssa Ford, and Arzo Anwar were engaging in the night prior as Daisy was updating Geneva Thomas on her cancer news. She feels disrespected and slighted. While Geneva eats breakfast in her shades, she ponders why Demetria is so shady. She didn’t invite Geneva to the wedding photoshoot (and uninvited her to her wedding…sort of), so a hurting Geneva calls her mom for support, then discusses the mess with Mica Hughes(of all people!) and Arzo. Who did Demetria invite along to the shoot? Melyssa. Yes, let’s just let that sink in for a moment.
At her photo shoot, Demetria’s mother Camille meets her for support. Demetria looks up to her mother as the OG feminist who is her greatest role model, although she admits her mother is more proud of Demetria getting married than of all her writing and business accomplishments. Which isn’t very feministy of her. The grounds of the shoot are gorgeous, but back at Casa de Leftovers, the girls are griping about the fact that Melyssa is suddenly Demetria’s BFF. Chantelle Fraser takes Arzo aside to apologize for her perceived “racist” comment, which Arzo accepts, then apologizes in return for her insults against Chantelle. Back at the castle, Demetria’s getting her inner princess on. So, what are the Leftovers to do? The entire group heads to an apple orchard to get their inner Girl Scout on instead. Boom.
I have been firmly two stilettos on board with Blood, Sweat and Heels since the show premiered last season. In the overblown world of Bravo Housewives shows, BS&H served up something different: i.e. real women doing mostly real things in a surreal environment. Now season 2 is upon us with most of the original cast intact, plus a few new wild cards thrown in to stir things up.
Back from last season we have New Yorkers Daisy Lewellyn, wacky TV personality and style guide author, Demetria Lucas D’Oyley, dubbed the “black Carrie Bradshaw” for her blogging/writing prowess, Geneva Thomas, style marketing director, Melyssa Ford, former video vixen and current real estate protégé, and Mica Hughes, (my FAVE!) former model and current modeling/talent coach. New faces this season include Arzo Anwar, Afghan native & celebrity stylist, and Chantelle Fraser, founder of “Flawless NYC” agency, which books entertainment and talent for high end events. The only castmate axed from last season’s lineup was Brie Blythewood, resident bougie chick. Good riddance to her wooden carcass, I say.