Kelly Bensimon from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York” visits Haiti with Generosity Water from Feb 15-17, 2011.
In this video Kelly is in one of the largest tent cities in Haiti called Camp Canara where nearly 10,000 people moved after the earthquake and have to walk miles every day to find water. Kelly is passionate about helping people have access to clean and safe drinking waster and has been actively involved in raising money to fund multiple wells in Haiti.
Watch how The Real Housewives of New York , each give their own special ideas about useful tips that may help you on theRacheal Ray Show. Kelly gives tips on how to make your own memory chair for your children.
PAPERMAG spent Valentine’s Day at the Plaza for alice + olivia’s girlie-chic fall 2011 presentation. Between Vanessa Hudgens and Johnny Weir sightings, we forgot all about the fact that we were Valentine-less and revisiting the complimentary Godiva goodies gifted to us more than we now care to share. But the real treat of the evening was bumping into former PAPERMAGFashion Week guest-blogger and Real Housewives of New York scene-stealer Kelly Bensimon, who’s just as excited for the show’s next season as we are.
How would you describe your personal style? I like to mix it up. I’m a mother but I’m also doing other things — so sporty but sexy. I always like to be able to move and not be confined and I like short dresses because I have good legs. That’s my asset! I’m going to show them off as long as I can.
Are you looking forward to the next season of Real Housewives of New York? I’m so excited — it’s going to be great. I think, at this point, a lot of people are just waiting for it to come out. They’re like, “Wait a minute, what happened?” I’m waiting for it to be back on like everybody else. It’s a really good season and I’m really proud of it.
Last season was full of memorable scenes and so much drama. Are you guys going to top that this season? I don’t think of it as scenes. This is my real life — If I go to a party, I go there. If I leave, it’s because I have something else to do. I don’t make any excuses for anything I do, I make a lot of mistakes. And it’s my real life. I don’t have a story line, I don’t have an idea, I don’t have a strategy. I’m the same way that I am with you, when I’m with my friends, when I’m with everyone else. There’s no difference.
In other words, you keep it real. I’m real. I’m really real. I’m always like, “I don’t understand what you’re talking about. That’s not real.” I’m excited for the next season because it’s going to be a great opportunity for people to really see me. If I don’t like it, I don’t like it. And if I do, I love it.
Don’t expect to see Kelly Killoren Bensimon wearing some fussy, fashionista-approved outfit during New York Fashion Week.
The Real Housewives of New York star, 42, tells UsMagazine.com “I don’t want to dress for women. I like to dress for dudes — smoking hot!”
So where does the mother of two, jewelry designer and former model shop for the perfect “guy hot” looks before attending a slew of fashion week shows, events and parties? Her own closet, for starters.
In this exclusive video, the entertaining star reveals her secret for enhancing your assets (hint: smaller equals bigger), how to transition from winter to spring and why your shoes shouldn’t be practical. And her LOL (but useful!) style advice doesn’t end there.
Then, Bensimon checks out the new Ann Taylor concept store in the Flatiron district of NYC, where she whips up three hot ensembles, demonstrates how to turn a headband into a bracelet and declares, “I’m probably going to be one of the best dressed people at fashion week.”
And definitely don’t miss the star stop by the alice + olivia store to pick out something to wear to the label’s Fall/Winter 2011 presentation. Bensimon hunts for a “Corona dress” that she can “play pool in” and jokes with designer Stacey Bendet about snagging a Valentine’s Day date.