meeting my girl crush

I'm still coming off my high of meeting the one and only Bethenny Frankel last night. I often tweet and have even blogged about my girl crush on the new media mogul and she did not disappoint in her 3 hour event to promote the launch of her new talk show on September 9th. 

The queen herself; MOCA all decked out like the Bethenny Show

She was incredibly energetic, enthusiastic, stylish with her Brian Atwood fuchsia pumps and appeared like there was no other place she wanted to be in that three hour period than with a bunch of excited Cleveland women. She took individual photos with all guests and even signed my friend's book as we made our way past her in the photo line, played an adult version of "Never Have I Ever" with "Would You Ever" with guests and provided some of Cleveland's most eligible bachelors to entertain the crowd. Please see their moves here.

Alexa loving her bubbles; ticket winners on stage with Bethenny; our guests with the Tommy Riley, one amazing event emcee
Whether you love her or hate her, there is something to be said for her drive and ambition and how she has built her empire from the ground up after a few failed attempts at other businesses. (I even remember her days on the Martha Stewart Apprentice wayyyy back in the day.)

Event swag and the book I started reading last night

Does she laugh at herself when she fumbles? Absolutely.

Does she sometimes stick her foot in her mouth? Who the hell doesn't.

Do I take fashion cues from her? Duh! Who doesn't love a skinny jean with a fitted blazer.

Does she inspire me and other women in our daily lives? You better f'ing believe it.

Now I'd really be excited if she put that underwear idea to paper and came out with some killer thongs like she mentioned during the event...

And my week was made as her community manager liked my photos.....

Disclaimer: I was invited to this event through the PR person and couldn't have been happier to attend. It was such a well orchestrated event for guests - they even offered to bring beverages while in line for photos with Bethenny.


Lavender Bourbon said...

This looks like it was so much fun! I have loved Bethenny since RHNY she has always been my favorite and after reading some of her books I respect her so much. I don't care what people say, you can be a classy lady and still speak your mind.


Sourire11 said...

Such a fun event! Great to meet you!

OBM.cle said...

I am SO jealous. Bethenny is amazing, hilarious and inspiring ... love her! this looks like such a fun event.

Heather said...

Ahhhhh!! I wish I could have gone - I was totally jealous!
I was living vicariously through those of you who were there..... :)

Katelin said...

eeee glad you had such a fun time!

JAMinCLE said...

I am a HUGE fan of Bethenney too! She is fabulous, honest, hilarious and a true business woman. PS I need to purchase that "it's hot as balls" pillow. Ha!

alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

We love Bethenny!!! xo

Beth @ CraveableCleveland said...

I bet that was a GREAT evening. I love Bethenny, she's hilarious and such a go getter. Bethenny + Ellen is my favorite talk show combo :).