What a fabulous evening in Hollywood! I hit up the launch party for Wine by Wives, a new celebrity wine club that Real Housewives of Orange County stars Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson are promoting…
Tamra, Vicki and their former co-star Lynne Curtin all paraded down the red carpet. Beverly Hills Housewife Dana Wilkey was there too and I got to interview all the ladies for Shoes.tv. Lynne and her posse came first. Let’s just say there was clearly champagne in the limo. She was chatty but wouldn’t comment on her troubled daughters. Dana looked so fantastic in bright orange and laughed off her infamous $25,000 sunglasses. I asked about her most expensive pair of shoes–pink Swarovski bejeweled peep toes, which she Tweeted me a picture of today. They’re over four thousand dollars worth of to-die-for!
Vicki was willing to talk footwear but not much else, as her people told me to keep my questions to “wine and shoes.” Understandable once news broke hours later that her daughter’s surprise wedding may have been shotgun. Vicki’s boyfriend Brooks, who some think is an opportunist, surprisingly rushed past the red carpet. He kind of lurked in the shadows, looking uncomfortable.
Tamra’s fiancé (she called him that!) was there too. Her unbelievably gorgeous ring gleamed as she told me she hadn’t picked a wedding gown, or even a designer yet. She looked the absolute best of all the ladies and was so warm and fun. I honestly didn’t expect to like her so much. She even laughed when I asked if her wines were good for throwing in co-stars’ faces. “I always preferred a full-bodied red…stings the eyes more,” she mused.
Chelsea Lately star Heather McDonald made me giggle too. It was such a blast! I’ll Tweet when Shoes.tv posts the video. Follow me @ChristyReports.