May 26th, 2010
Kelly Cutrone – Love her or hate her?
Posted by elaney intern: Reader Mo
Sometimes as an elaney intern, you cannot help but feel a bit underappreciated (need I remind anyone this is our first opportunity to post in over 2 years?!) There are days when we love our boss, and days when we wish she would just back off a bit. As elaney interns, we thought no one would understand where we are coming from and then reality television provided America with a glimpse into what life is like for us. “Kell on Earth” on Bravo appeared this spring and introduced us (post “Hills” and “City” introductions of course) to an amazing woman named Kelly Cutrone. Kelly is the hardnosed, no nonsense, tells it like it is, inspiring and extremely successful boss that we all find it impossible not to love. She uses tough love to inspire young women (and men, hello Andrew Serrano) to push themselves and achieve their dreams. Kinda like elaney pushes us interns. Makes us all appreciate what we have a bit more around here. There is nothing quite like an extremely successful woman (New Yorker at that, clad in black designer clothing) that wants to impart her knowledge and inspire those around her.
So let us close with a quote from Kelly’s wonderfully delightful book, “If You Have to Cry, Go Outside and Other Things your Mother Never Told You:”
…”Take the years when you are young, say between the ages of fifteen and thirty five, and go balls out on intuition and follow your dreams. Dreams won’t always take you on a straight path to destiny, but they are usually related to what your soul wants for you. They’ll force you to ask the hard questions, they’ll kick your bootie, and most importantly they’ll turn you on.”
As elaney would say “here is to dreams!”
What do you think? Do you wish you had a boss like Kelly or are you like Stefanie Voorhees and flee at the first sign of confrontation?