Reality TV is usually known for its TERRIBLE fashions, but once in a while a gal (or guy) gets it right. Rarely, but hey – it happens. Lord knows this list was a struggle, I had to really search and search – wrack my memory, so to speak – to find the good looks.
However, after careful consideration, lots of overlooking, and focusing on the positives here’s my pick for best dressed reality TV stars of 2014. Many people are on this list because of progress made – even if it’s merely outfit to outfit progress, but remember we’re thinking positively. <side eye>
Being friends with the often lewd and crude Brandi Glanville can be a real challenge, but her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star Yolanda Foster is up for the task. This week on Watch What Happens Live, Yolanda was asked about her friendship with Brandi and she explained that she refuses to kick her to the curb. She compares it to a misbehaving child or dog.
Eileen Davidson is finally mingling with the group. They start her off gently, with the upper echelons of Malibu society, to ease her into the currant of RHOBH, by sending her off to lunch with Yolanda Foster, as supervised by Lipsa. Eileen is surprised to learn she and Yolanda have several things in common: children, anguish over the amount of work required of bossing servants around, and a propensity for micromanaging toilet cleaning. Yolanda expects us to believe she cleans her own toilets. Correction: I believe she cleans My Love‘s toilet so she has an excuse to snoop through his personal quarters. You know, just in case he has a few wayward piano keys or Grammys tucked away!
Eileen and Yolanda get along famously. Lisa is relieved. Her job here is done – now she can move on to more pressing personal matters, traveling to her hometown of Medford, OR to help her parents move out of her childhood home. To say it’s sad is an understatement, but it’s also touching and a really nice illustration that Lipsa has a kind soul, a good heart, and a down-to-earth, lovable spirit. She brings her teenaged daughters along with her. They are scoffish about Medford – even Lisa admits she never felt like she fit-in in small-town Oregon, because she was always dying to breakout her inner fabulosity – or her hoo-ha, preferably both (she admitted to wearing skirts so short you could practically see her “hoo-ha”).
As a mother with 4 daughters Kyle is worried for her fellow-Housewife Teresa as she prepares for prison. “I can’t imagine what she’s feeling right now – every day must feel like a countdown,” Kyle expressed.
Kyle opened up about Brandi‘s insults in a recent interview. “I honestly don’t listen to one thing she says anymore,” she insisted. “If she had said something like this a few years ago, I would have been upset, hurt, and so offended, but now I feel like I don’t pay attention to one thing that comes out of her mouth.”
Last night on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, stars rose, hearts sunk, and Kim Richards‘ daughter got married in a gorgeous wedding, which was sweet and lovely and made me wanna be nice to Kim. I imagine that will be short-lived.
In what is surely the very definition of hell, Yolanda Foster is trapped on a rent-a-yacht in the middle of the ocean with Kyle Richards after receiving the news that her daughter Bella (soon to be known as The Disowned One) got a DUI. Yolanda sniffles through telling us that poor Bella had only ONE glass of wine and got pulled over. The injustice! Yolanda isn’t sure how to handle her children growing up and making decisions without her input. It hits her on an additional level because her father died in a car accident and she can’t believe Bella would be so careless.
Lisa Vanderpump is trying to get her friendships back on track this year, but that will alas take some time. We all now Lisa isn’t the forgive and forget kind! Despite the issues she’s had with Yolanda Foster, Lisa commends her for her handling Bella’s DUI and urges us all to remember that kids make mistakes – sometimes terrible ones.
“Seeing Yolanda receive the news of Bella’s DUI was heart rendering really,” the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star says. “We as parents always feel the responsibility of our children’s actions, but at some point they have to be held accountable, and if nobody was hurt, I am a believer that sometimes a scare can be the ultimate lesson that is necessary to steer them in the right direction.”
Yolanda took to her blog to share her thoughts – then and now – about Bella. “Sharing this personal parenting story with you is a very sensitive subject,” she said, “but I felt it was important for you to hear it from me.”
“When my phone rang and I heard David’s voice, I knew in my gut something was really wrong,” Yolanda recalled. “My adrenaline started rushing through my body, and the greatest panic attack of my life set in, like a train ran over my heart. ‘DUI….’, ‘drinking and driving,…’, OMG, what if she had hurt someone?! What if she had crashed and gotten killed?! My ‘what if’ button went from zero to ten in a split second, because my greatest fear is to lose any of my children in a car accident the way I lost my father when I was only seven years old.”