September 2019

Inside the RHONY’s Fabulous Summer Homes

Want a sneak peek into the luxurious summer homes of our favorite Real Housewives of New York? My friends and “Bravo-lebrities” Aviva, Ramona, and Countess LuAnn were kind enough to allow me to share these fabulous photos of their summer abodes (including some intimate family photos too). Check out what these lovely ladies said their favorite thing is about the summer while spending time at their fabulous Hamptons retreats.

Get the Look of Estate Gems: Jewelry from Ramona Singer’s New Line on HSN

Between wrapping up filming for Season Five of the Real Housewives of New York City and launching a new wine, one of our favorite housewives and my friend Ramona Singer has also added a new collection to her jewelry line for HSN.  This new collection includes some fun art deco pieces inspired by old Hollywood glamour — just like the ones you saw all over the red carpet this past awards season. If you miss seeing Ramona in action and are waiting patiently for next seasons RHONY, check out her third year anniversary show with HSN on March 14th at 5 pm.  You can also shop her collection online.  Here are some of my favorite pieces:

White Topaz & Diamond with Black Enamel Sterling Silver Earrings, $339.90
These dramatic earrings are perfect if you need a great pair of earrings to wear to a cocktail party or a black tie. I love how the black enamel makes the silver and diamonds pop.

White Topaz Sterling Silver Oval Pendant, $399.90
This statement pendant is special and looks very vintage chic. Wear it with a shift dress or even a crisp white button down and pants — a great addition to any accessories collection.


Bezel-Set Gem Station Sterling Silver Necklace, $374.90
Ramona gave me this gorgeous necklace for my birthday and it became my go-to piece during fashion week.  It’s so on-trend, goes with so many outfits, and is great for layering with other jewelry.


Ramona Singer is an astute businesswoman and a true aficionado of fashion with a passion for being a wife and mother. In addition to her role on BRAVO’s The Real Housewives of New York City, Ramona has taken the beauty and accessory industries by storm.
She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, with a B.S. Degree in Business. Ramona started her professional career thirty years ago as a buyer for Macy’s, and then created her first company RMS Fashions, Inc. Her businesses include Tru Renewal skin care, True Faith Jewelry, Ramona Singer Collections on Amazon and most notably, Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN. Her line of pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings, priced $200 and up, was inspired by her love for estate and art deco, which she says she adores because it is timeless. Having conquered the design world, Ramona was inspired to create a skin care line, Tru Renewal, after struggling to find products she herself could use that were effective, yet free of chemicals that could potentially harm and irritate her skin. Her entrepreneurial skills have received praise from media industry giants such as Women’s Wear Daily, FoxBusiness, People, and Examiner to name a few. Ramona’s newest venture has her expanding to the wine world with Ramona Pinot Grigio.

Fashion Week SS2012: Favorite Fashion Round-up

Fashion Week was a whirlwind of  outrageous styles, sky-high heels, glamorous parties and celebrity sightings. We spyed Emma Roberts, Alexa Chung, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Stam, Beyonce, Heidi Klum, Johnny Weir, Nigel Barker, Olivia Palermo, Ramona Singer, Whitney Port, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Rutherford and Kourtney Kardashian, among others. Everyone loves to spot the celebs at Lincoln Center but fashion week is really about the designers and showcasing their new collections for Spring 2012. What shows stuck out in our mind?  Read on for our Fashion Week faves!

Zac Posen is known for ultra-feminine and figure-flattering styles (see picture above). This season he went retro chic, too, and we loved it!  Flirty dresses in fab prints and colorful solids.  No wonder he is a celeb red carpet favorite.

Rag and Bone was sporty with hoods, drawstrings and pops of neon orange. Super young and fresh!

Rebecca Taylor was also a feminine favorite with muted grays, flowy florals and lace cutouts.

We loved Diane von Furstenberg’s use of lace and color blocking. Her clothes were very wearable, as usual!

The Pamella Roland presentation rocked with models that turned up the attitude with dramatic poses and chic shades! Gowns and sequins galore, real Hollywood glamour.

Rachel Roy’s last look was absolutely breathtaking: a fabulous blue dress with a dramatic back was our hands-down favorite.

 

Models at Elie Tahari donned tailored pieces paired with gladiator boot-sandals for a Greco-Roman look. Tailored and at the same time feminine.

Ralph Lauren was total modern elegance. Think silk pastels with feather and sequin accents…very Spring!

This year Christian Siriano’s collection was his signature oversized chiffon ruffles and edgy footwear meets J.Crew-esque nautical striped tees. (PS, Did you know you can get wearable versions of his glam shoes at Payless?)

Jill Stuart used lots of pastels including pale coral, yellow and blue. There was a great mixture of pants, dresses, flowy skirts and silk fabrics in solids and soft ethereal prints (lots of Hermes orange too!).

Yigal Azrouel’s contemporary line Cut25 used color blocking to create a line of flawless casual basics. Sporty, clean lines reminiscent of 80’s surf culture.

Narciso Rodriguez’ collection was full of graphic prints, pretty below-the-knee shift dresses and lavender. Feminine and modern.

Donna Karan featured tribal prints and flattering fits with lots of a-line styles. Favorite cocktail dress: short purple, one shoulder number with perfect ruching.

Michael Kors went for an African-inspired collection with flowing earth tone fabrics and neutral animal prints. The accessories (bags and belts!) were the highlight.

Prabal Gurung had one of the best collections we have seen! Lots of violet, fabulous use of sheer fabrics and prints, black and white.  Simply gorgeous…We want everything!

Helmut Lang is one of our all time favorite designers and this edgy collection did not disappoint.  We love his signature use of draping in severe black and white with a splash of daffodil yellow for spring.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Welcomed to New York

Kim Kardashian and her new husband Kris Humphries and were welcomed to New York with a lavish party at Capitale in New York City Wednesday night hosted by celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie and Jason Binn.  The couple, who just got back from their honeymoon, walked the red carpet and posed for pictures with Kourtney Kardashian.  The star-studded event had no shortage of the glitz and glam that can be expected at a Kardashian party.  Guests were treated to specialty cocktails from Avion Tequila, custom entertainment including a violinist, flaming bottles of champagne, and professional dancers.  Many celebs attended the event including Real Housewives of New York stars Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Cindy Barshop, Dina Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, VH1’s La La Anthony, Lance Bass, Jonathan Cheban and Paul Shaffer from the David Letterman Show.

Real Housewives of New York Reveal their Favorite Things

By Melissa Meyers, Founding Editor

Alex McCord Photo: Ed Garou

One of my biggest guilty pleasures is watching reality TV. My favorite one by far is premiering tonight—The Real Housewives of New York! Some of the gal pals/frenemies shared their favorite things with us.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE . . .

Type of Jeans
Ramona Singer (RS): Jeggings by A & F.
Sonja Morgan (SM): HELLO Skinny Jeans.
Countess Luann Delesseps (CLD): Dark and skinny, Seven for All Mankind, extra long!
Alex McCord (AM): Dark skinny.
Cindy Barshop (CB): AG.

Accessory
RS: True Faith Diamonds by the Yard.
SM: Hats and gloves.
CLD: Pucci scarf (I tie my hair back with this on bad hair days).
AM: Vintage snake bracelet from antique store in Providence, RI.
CB: Oversized gold hoop earrings from Bergdorf’s.

Designer
RS: Tie between Rebecca Taylor and David Meister.
SM: Lavin.
CLD: Magaschoni and Teri Jon.
AM: Rolando Santana.
CB: Rick Owens.

Store
RS: Bergdorf Goodman.
SM: Bloomies.
CLD: Bloomingdales.
AM: Boutiques in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
CB: Intermix or Oak (stores near Completely Bare locations).

Workout
RS: Lunges.
SM: Spin, yoga, urban rebound (small trampoline).
CLD: Pilates at Bridgehampton Pilates and Yoga. Running.
AM: Running 2 miles in 20 minutes on the treadmill every other day, free weights.
CB: 495 on Broadway (with a Brazilian trainer), Soul Cycle.

Travel Destination
RS: Capri, Italy.
SM: Italy, France, England.
CLD: St. Tropez (I love the Côte d’Azur).
AM: Hotel Manapany, St. Barts.
CB: St Barts.

Restaurant
RS: The Standard Grill.
SM: Cipriani.
CLD: La Maison, NYC and Chez Josephine, NYC.
AM: Verde Restaurant in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
CB: Nobu.

Night Spot
RS: Too many to pick from in NYC!
SM: Boom Boom Room.
CLD: La Pomme, NYC.
AM: Our living room or the Clover Club on Smith St. in Brooklyn.
CB: My bed!

Book
RS: Tai-Pan, James Clavellis.
SM: Anything from Dominic Dunne or Candance Bushnell.
CLD: Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra.
AM: Time and Again, Jack Finney (and all historical fiction).
CB: Touchpoints, T. Berry Brazelton, MD.

Song
RS: “Firework” by Katy Perry.
SM: “Born this Way” by Lady Gaga.
CLD: “Rolling In the Deep” by Adele.
AM: “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin.
CB: Anything Beyoncé.

Biggest Splurge
RS: Fendi sequined purse.
SM: Weekly facial with Satoko at home.
CLD: $5,000 long silk Gucci dress to wear to a United Nations function.
AM: Simon’s new crocodile belt from Laurent Effel in St. Barts.
CB: Rick Owens suede jacket.

Best Bargain
RS: Express black sleeveless top.
SM: Woodbury Commons.
CLD: CARGO Bronzer.
AM: Whatever is on special at the supermarket.
CB: Gilt Groupe (Gilt.com).

Can’t Live Without This Beauty Item
RS: Tru Renewal’s Telomere Cream.
SM: Caudalie Crème Premier.
CLD: Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel.
AM: MAC Blot Powder, Dermalogica skincare products.
CB: T. LeClerc Paris foundation.

Guilty Pleasure
RS: Ramona Pinot Grigio.
SM: Endangered Species Chocolate.
CLD: Eating an entire bag of Pirate’s Booty.
AM: Sleep.
CB: Naps.

Watch our fun game called “PageDaily This or That,” where Melissa Meyers interviews some of our favorite Bravo characters and gets the inside scoop.

Have you seen Melissa Meyers exclusive interview with Ramona Singer? Watch our behind the scenes video.

The Real Housewives of New York City premieres April 7th.
We can’t wait! Can you?

On the hit reality series, The Real Housewives of New York City, Ramona Singer is one of our favorites. In addition to her reality star status, Ramona is a savvy entrepreneur, and she’s launching a new product this year. Don’t miss Melissa Meyers’ interview with Ramona at her home on New York’s Upper East Side, where she reveals her best kept fashion, beauty, and lifestyle secrets! Watch the video.

Buy Ramona Singer Jewelry Diamond Sterling Silver Swirl Earrings

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Buy Ramona Singer Jewelry Diamond Sterling Silver Swirl Earrings, $249.90, at hsn.com

  • Gorgeous, polished drop earrings
  • Approximately .33ct of diamonds
  • Sterling silver
  • Singer is one of the stars of The Real Housewives of NYC

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Ramona for HSN Jewelry: True Faith Jewelry, $69

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Ramona for HSN Jewelry: True Faith Jewelry

  • Line by Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of NYC
  • Jewelry for various religious faiths and occasions
  • Customizable for gift-giving
  • Comes in sterling silver, gold filled, 24k gold over sterling silver and 14k gold
  • Uses cubic zirconia and diamonds

Buy Ramona for HSN Jewelry: True Faith Jewelry, $69, at RamonaSinger.com

Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzymes, $69

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Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzymes

  • Line by Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of NYC
  • Repairs and protects skin against environmental aging, lines and wrinkles
  • Revamps the look and feel of your skin
  • Collagen synthesis restores skin

Buy Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzymes, $69, at RamonaSinger.com

Ramona Singer Collections

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Ramona Singer Collections

  • Line by Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of NYC
  • Line ranges from pendant and chain necklaces to drop earrings and pins
  • Charms include flirty fun butterflies and hearts, her signature sunbursts and religious pendants
  • Eye-catching pieces for great values

Buy Ramona Singer Collections, at RamonaSinger.com

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