Episode 17: The Calm Before the Storm

Hi Dolls!

Well, here we are! Can’t believe we are almost at the finale! Where has the time gone?? This was my big night! Here are my thoughts on Episode 17:

Always love seeing my POSCHE! Was so pleasantly surprised to see my girls walk through my door together again! It was like old times when I first opened. They have both been my friends for years and it really upset me to see them have a falling out. I always stayed true to both of them though. I do not believe in burning bridges in business, or in friendships. However, if you mess with me, Hell hath no fury like the fury of Kim D!! I think you all know what I mean 😉 Anyway, did everyone like my hairstyle? My friend Jamie of the Moxie Salon in Ridgewood did it, and I have to say it’s my favorite hairstyle I have ever had filming on the show! Very Camille Grammer and I loved it! Teresa was dressed in head to toe POSCHE. Wasn’t that Alice + Olivia coat fabulous? And I loved the Feel the Piece top with the thumbholes underneath it! Everyone knows that I am easily accessible. I own a business and people come in to chat with me all the time. More often than not they tend to just tell me things I do not ask to hear. I was honest with the girls that Penny was invited to my opening. She has been a client of mine for years, so naturally she would be there to support me. I am not one to fight other’s battles, nor am I one to take other’s enemies on as my own. And “calm as a cucumber” is my favorite line! Haha love my Teresa!

Quick aside, Melissa was wearing our Torn by Ronny Kobo illusion midi dress for her vocal practice in Orlando. Didn’t it look fabulous on her? And Gia is right when she says all Mel’s songs are very catchy! The Little Town opening was a fun night. As usual, Teresa was representing POSCHE in our Alice + Olivia leopard blazer. She looked so fabulous all season long. The view from the restaurant in Hoboken  is breathtaking. I wish the boys a lot of luck with it!

Now onto my opening! First I have to give kudos to the Moxie twins, Jamie and Jen Dunn. They presented me with the opportunity to open a POSCHE 2 within their salon in Ridgewood, and it was a great idea! They are already so accomplished at such a young age. Definitely an inspiration to female entrepreneurs like myself! You will see my new business venture, Cuffs by Kim D, strewn throughout the boutique.  They launched in January and are doing fabulously!  And did everyone spot the striking redhead in the green jacket throughout the episode? That’s my beautiful mom! And not to exhaust the POSCHE shout outs (it’s my opening so I’m allowed!), but Jacqueline looked stunning in our Jay Godfrey blueberry lace-up back blouse and Alice + Olivia pencil skirt! And how about Teresa’s dress?! One of my favorites by Single; hot pink leather! Love love!
Did everyone love seeing Juicy Joe get his eyebrows tweezed?! How cute was that? They even got Chris into the chair too! They were such good sports!

A very dramatic entrance was made by Penny, and she was immediately met by some confrontation. I won’t delve too much into this now because there will be A LOT to discuss in next week’s blog. Everything will wrap up in the 90 minute finale. You all can see from the trailer that things do not end too pretty. Let’s just say you definitely do not want to miss this one! That is all I will say for now. Stay tuned for what I feel is one of the most shocking episodes in RHONJ history…

Kim

 

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Episode 12: Hair-Raising Experience

Hi dolls! Things are really starting to heat up! Here are my thoughts on episode 12:

First of all, right out of the gate I was ecstatic to see so many of my Posche clothes! In the first scene, Teresa is wearing our Alice + Olivia royal blue cropped jacket with Blank polka dot skinny jeans. She looked adorable! And in the interviews flashing throughout the same scene, Teresa is in our Torn by Ronny Kobo cherry red one shoulder ruched dress, and Melissa is in our Mittmi black sundress! Love seeing the girls rocking Posche!

Jacqueline’s reunion with the kids after coming home from California was so sweet. They were so excited to see her! I had to smile because I used to vacation occasionally when my son was growing up and when I would come home it would be like no time had passed. We’d both say hi and just pick up where we left off! CJ and Nick were hugging her like they never wanted to let go! Really cute!

I have to say I find Richie to be hysterical this season! I crack up laughing at him constantly and his facial expressions kill me!

Now onto the drama…there are a couple of points I would like to make about the accusations rehashed in this episode: A) These rumors about Melissa had been going around for a while, even prior to the show. B) The man in question had been Tweeting with intention to expose her for the alleged accusations. C) Melissa’s sisters were fighting back with the man on Twitter. So how would that make Teresa guilty? And D) I just listened.

Teresa did make the phone call to warn Melissa that Jan and Penny were coming to the Milania event. She didn’t want Melissa to be alarmed when she saw them there. She did not go behind her back. On that note, both Jan and Penny were hairdressers that Teresa invited because they were already carrying the product in their salons. However, had they not been personally invited, they still could have attended. It was an open invite only to all salon owners. If I found out that one of my closest friends, the only friend I had in my wedding, was claiming that I had an affair I would absolutely want to confront her about it. To address Melissa’s comment about “b*tches trying to bring her down”, I will repeat: These rumors started years ago. And to address Joe’s comment to the tune of “I wish I was a girl…I’d be laying b*tches out”, I am not surprised. He does a pretty good job of expressing his emotions without laying them out. Let’s hope that never happens!

How precious was Milania running around in her mom’s bra?! I know there were some viewers who thought when the camera was on Gia that she was glaring at me, but I can assure you she definitely wasn’t and would never do that! I’m close with all Teresa’s girls, but especially Gia. We love each other and always have girl talks! Sometimes it is just the way the show is edited. Just like how I did NOT roll my eyes when Teresa told me Joe and Melissa were coming. That face was made in regards to a different comment she made. If you see, when Teresa tells me they made up I am genuinely very happy! I tell her everything will be fine, and I meant it.

As a businesswoman promoting a product, Teresa should of course be gracious to Jan. As she said the Milania Haircare was in her salon and everyone loved it. Jan was there to support her in this new endeavor. Teresa should not have to take on Melissa’s foes. It should be completely out of her hands. When two women have a close relationship and something happens to make them grow apart, it is not hard to feel hurt or to have resentment. In my own experience as a woman, we tend to gossip and share secrets in the heat of the moment. It’s just what we do. I really do hope that one day Melissa and Jan can move forward from this and mend their friendship. I recently read this quote on Facebook that I love: “We don’t lose friends. We learn who are real ones are.” It holds a great deal of truth to it.

That’s all for this week! It was fun to see my face again and there is still more to come! We had a very successful book signing with Teresa at Posche last Wednesday and even made it on Entertainment Tonight! The response was wonderful! Next up is our annual Fall Posche Fashion Show. Tickets on sale now, and we hope to see some of you there at the Venetian on the eve of October 23rd! Enjoy one of the last week’s of the Summer! Stay cool!

Kim xo

Episode 11: A Leopard’s Hope to Change his Spots

Hi dolls! This season has really gotten underway! Can’t believe it’s half over already! Here are my thoughts on episode 11:

It was very sweet to see Gia have a day out alone with her uncle. At the young age of twelve, I really believe she has reached the maturity level of someone who is well into her twenties. Being able to speak up to her Xio Joe and express her feelings about a very grown up situation took a lot of courage. There are grown adults who cannot do what she did, and I am very proud of the eloquent young lady she is fast becoming.

I admire the fact that Joe told Gia he was “embarrassed” by his “disgusting” behavior and his inability to “control” himself at times, to quote him directly. He admitted to going on “random rants”, and as someone who was directly affected by this in last season’s finale, I do appreciate that he is now owning it. In my opinion, hearing  it from Gia made him realize how much of an effect his behavior has on people. Later in this episode, he goes on to say that when he gets mad he calls everybody names, but “it’s just a name”. I am certain he does not think his sister is “scum”, and deep down I do not believe he thinks I am any of the names he called me last year either. I was pleased to hear that going forward he wants to change, and admitting that is a big step.

Unfortunately, I was away the weekend of the Zumba class for The NephCure Foundation. One of the first scenes we shot this season (that has not aired) was Teresa receiving an award for her work with NephCure. It was such a memorable evening. Teresa is very passionate about raising awareness for this rare kidney disorder that has affected so many, including her close friend Dana’s beautiful son, Matthew, whom the charity was created for. I love Dana and am beyond thrilled that NephCure was featured on last night’s episode. Hopefully everyone who watched will Google the organization and learn a little bit more about what they do to help these sick children. And as an aside, I thought the men danced better than the women! I was very impressed!

I always tell Jacqueline she is way too hard on herself! When she comes into Posche she rocks our clothes, and has the cutest little body you’ve ever seen! However, I believe women should do whatever it takes to make themselves happy, so I support her decision to have the tummy tuck 100%. And she looks beautiful, even though she always did!

In this edition of “Where’s Posche?”, I was so excited to see Richie complimenting Caroline in our Alice + Olivia black and white midi sweater dress! She looked fab! And did anyone notice Teresa’s bling Fabellini hoodie on the bus? That was designed by the company who does my Cuffs by Kim D line and they will all soon be available at Posche with all different designs! Love the crystal wristsbands!

So, next week I’m back! There is a little sneak peek of the Milania Haircare party on Bravotv.com. Some drama definitely unfolds there, so hold onto your hats! And big day at Posche this Wednesday! Teresa will be signing her new cookbook, “Fabulicious On the Grill” from 6:30-9pm! Check outwww.teresagiudice.com for details. We are still having a big summer blowout sale too, so visit our website at www.shopposche.com, or follow us on Instagram @Therealposche. Hope to see some of you!

Kim xo

Episode 6: Friend or Faux Pas?

Hi Dolls! Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend! I can’t believe it’s July already! Where did the year go?! Also hard to believe we are already up to episode 6 of Season 5! This is a blog I have really been looking forward to sharing with you, so here it goes:

Teresa truly has a passion for food and is very talented in what she does. I have been to the Giudice house many a times and indulged in their delicious sausage, not to mention my personal favorite, Joe’s homemade red wine. Making sausage is one of their favorite activities to do as a family and the kids love it. I was so elated to see Teresa’s dad out of the hospital and finally home where he belongs with his loved ones.

Just to set the record straight with regards to the tweet Melissa references at the Waterside lunch; I was personally with Teresa when she wrote it, and she was genuinely thrilled for her sister-in-law’s book deal! Melissa is even going to be doing a book signing at Posche this summer! Date TBA!

I had to laugh at my girls Teresa and Jacqueline fighting on speaker phone at the boutique. I love them both, but they sounded more like an ex-married couple arguing, not ex-girlfriends! I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised as to what the season has in store for their relationship.

Now onto yours truly! After this episode, you will clearly see that I have obviously been established as “the villain” of the season! I’ll own it proudly! After all, things do just fall into my lap! 😉

FYI: If anyone lives up in our area of North Jersey and has not been to the new Bellissimo’s, I highly recommend it! Definitely one of my new favorite restaurants and such gorgeous decor! First just to clarify, I was not calling the waiter cute. Not saying that he was not a good-looking man, but I was actually making reference to a picture on my phone of a guy I had recently met at the time. I am now single, and will address the unfortunate circumstances of that situation in a later blog. To address how I know Jan: a very dear friend of mine who has known her for years introduced us. Jan owns a salon called Teeze, which has headed up hair and makeup for my models at a recent Posche fashion show. Teresa had just started marketing her Milania Hair Care products and was looking for salons in the area to start carrying the line. My friend and I both felt that Teeze would be a great fit. As for Penny, she is also a salon owner and hairdresser whom I have known for years. She and Jan are friendly as they run in similar circles. The initial purpose of the meeting was for Teresa to pitch the Milania line to Jan and Penny and also to personally invite them to her launch party. Teresa started reminiscing with Jan when we sat down at the table to catch up on old times. That is when Jan admitted that Melissa was no longer her friend. From what Jan had told me in the past, she was upset with Melissa for not acknowledging or supporting her new business venture (Teeze), and also for ultimately casting her aside as a friend. Bottom line: Jan was hurt. At the time, I was more than “not too fond” of Melissa for reasons that have at this point been made very clear. As I previously stated, we are in a good place now. However, this was a girls night out. What do girls typically do on a night out? Gossip. Jan took the conversation to a place none of us expected it to go. We sat and listened. It was not my story.

Onto the lunch with Melissa and the woman I like to refer to in the rest of my blogs as “the realtor”. Where do I begin? Should I start with the Warpaint collection of MAC cosmetics she was showcasing, or the “macaroni and cheeth” that was apparently so delicious she barely came up for air?! And I should state that Montville is a beautiful and very affluent town. Most people would kill to live there. Not sure why the realtor would tell Melissa she should be living anywhere else. As far as the “cheating on your huthband” goes…(is it just me or does she sound like she has marbles in her mouth when she speaks?) maybe at the time you could say I did have it out for Melissa because of what she did with regards to my business. However, I  would never look to break up a marriage. This story came out and I sat back and listened. As I said it was not MY story. Teresa however, did not just sit back and listen. She was uncomfortable with the discussion and what you do not see is that she actually got up from the table. She did not want any part of it PERIOD.

Onto Portobello’s…Let me first say that everyone who lives in my town goes to Portobello’s. So for those who may ask what I was doing there the same night as the Gorgas, Wakiles, and Lauritas? It was a cold Friday night in the middle of winter. I took my mom, my assistant, and her friend down the street for a few drinks and a bite to eat. I had no idea whatsoever they would be there. The place was packed.

I was quite displeased to hear Joe’s comment about “women who do not have men that love them.” A man does not define who a woman is. Only she can do that herself. A woman’s happiness should have nothing to do with not having the love from a man. When I am called over to the table, you see Jacqueline holding her nose. She is a jokester and was only kidding. We are very close and she likes to bust on me. She threw the napkin so that Melissa and I would stop arguing. And by the way, it was very refreshing to hear how much Richie loves me!

In reference to the “coincidences”, they are not coincidental. I said it on the reunion and I will say it again: The circumstances were simply convenient. Anyone in my life can tell you that I know A LOT of people. People do talk and are always telling me things. Do I believe everything I hear? No, absolutely not, but that doesn’t always stop information from getting out. I was not looking for “a pass.” Did not ask for one, did not want one. Kathy asks why I didn’t shut the conversation down at Bellissimo’s when it turned ugly. Maybe that would have been the right thing to do. However, as most of you do know by now I have a devilish side in me and I cannot always help that! I can say that going forward I will try my hardest and work on it! 😉

What you do not see when Joe asks me if I think Melissa cheated on him is that I actually say: “No, I don’t think she cheated. ” I will repeat, I would never wish to break up a marriage. Like Melissa says, they are “un-f*ckin-breakable” and I do firmly believe that. And I had to smile during the interview when Melissa tells me to “go jump off the GW”, (all in good humor) because she is wearing our Mittmi coral minidress from Posche! Looks great on you, Melis!!

Finally, doesn’t Teresa look beautiful in our Alice + Olivia red tweed jacket? She has been such a supporter to Posche over the years and I truly appreciate her loyalty. I do have to ask: What else would this realtor do to get a listing? And wait, WHO is the “sh*tstarter”?? Think someone needs to take a good, long look in the mirror. She is FAR from innocent and that’s all I’ll say about that for the moment…

As you’re reading this I am currently on my way to a secret location that you will all learn about very soon! It’s a surprise! Sshhhh! So much more to come from me! Stay tuned!

Kim xo

Episodes 4 & 5 Thoughts

Hi Dolls! I have not forgotten about my blog! I was not on last week’s episode, nor this week’s, so I figured I would just combine my thoughts on the two into one blog tonight! Here it goes:

First of all, I loved the scene with Teresa and her mother-in-law getting pedicures, and in her Kings of Cole lime cashmere sweater and leggings from Posche nonetheless! I am ordering a pair for Mrs. Giudice since she loved them so much!

As I previously stated after some turmoil, Joe Gorga and I are fine with each other now. With that said, in the past when he has gotten into fights whether it be with Teresa or myself, he tends to become aggressive. In episode 4, Joe tells T that he would never speak to Melissa in a derogatory manner because he wants to teach his sons that wives should be treated with respect. But what about a sister? Wouldn’t he want his sons to treat their sister with that same respect with which they would treat their wives? I won’t linger on this because like I said we have mended fences, but those were just my feelings after viewing the final scene in that episode. And for the record, I have been to Teresa’s house for Thanksgiving, as well as many other times, and watched her cook! And my assistant has even gone to her shore house, where she saw T cook a huge Sunday dinner for not only the family, but many friends as well! Her food is fabulous – I mean Fabulicious! 

Not too much else for me to say on this one, so I’ll move onto last night:

I was laughing hysterically at Milania playing soccer! She cracks me up every time I see her. Was just priceless when she walked in and called everyone “lazy bums”! Just too cute for words! And didn’t Teresa looked gorgeous in her Alice + Olivia midnight blue fox trim sweater coat from Posche?! Only she could rock an outfit like that and still look glamorous kicking a soccer ball!

I have to say I am really getting a kick out of Richie’s one liners this season. However, I found his comment referring to how he “married a housewife, not an entrepreneur” to be slightly offensive. I believe all women should be independent in today’s world. You can own a business and still be a housewife. Who says you have to choose one over the other? I think it’s great Kathy wants to start her own career and I wish her much success with it!

In the final scene, Rosie and Teresa really went at it. Their emotions ran rampant and you could truly see the hurt and anger in both of their eyes. I was relieved in the end that they were able to hug it out, and T left with her tongue in tact!! And another Posche look spotted! One of our favorite pieces also from Alice + Olivia was that beautiful cropped bow jacket on Teresa while they are sitting at the table. It will be available in the fall, with the bow done in leather!

Last, but not least, the coming attractions: As you can see I’m back! You will see the first confrontation that I have with the Gorgas since the reunion, filmed at one of our favorite restaurant’s in the area, Portobello’s. And to address the realtor’s comment (and no I am still not going to use her name) to Melissa about myself having “it in for” her…I absolutely do not have it out for Melissa. Won’t give away anything more, so watch and see! Should be a good one!

Kim