Exclusive Interview: LuAnn de Lesseps

Posted on May 22 2014 - 6:53pm by Editor

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I had the pleasure of interviewing star of “The Real Housewives of New York” and everyone’s favorite Countess, LuAnn de Lesseps. The business mogul juggles a busy work schedule and being a mom of two children. Her daughter Victoria, an accomplished artist and son, Noel, who’s getting ready for college. The Countess is known and admired for her distinctive style, so adding fashion designer to her list of accomplishments was a natural progression. 


1. The fans are happy to have RHONY back and excited to see you. Are you back in a full-time or part time capacity? 

Countess LuAnn: I’m a guest star and loving it. I took that position because I’ve been working on my brand and my collection, also spending time with Noel because it’s his last year at home before he goes to college.

The Countess Luann Dress Collection includes 11 pieces and is now available on Shop HQ. All designs are priced between $39 and $69 and are all made in the USA.



2. Congratulations on the launch of your new fashion line “The Countess Collection.” You have a fabulous sense of style, what can we expect from your collection?

Countess LuAnn: My collection is chic made easy. It’s affordable for all and it goes from day to night, easy to accessorize and travels well. I have had a great time launching it on Shop HQ and it’s still available online at  shophq.com.


3. With all the Bookgate drama going on. What’s your secret to staying relevant but out of the line of fire? 

Countess LuAnn: I believe you can get your point across without raising your voice. In all the years on the show, I get my point across without all the yelling and screaming, but I’m no pushover.


4. Who would you say that you bonded with the most this season?  

Countess LuAnn: This season I have become close friends with Carole who was my arch enemy last year. I have great respect for her.


5. Of all the people who are no longer on the show, who would you like to see back on?  

Countess LuAnn: Kelly [Kelly Bensimon RHONY Season 1-4]


6. Despite breakup rumors, we see Jacques and you are still together this season. How are things going? 

Countess LuAnn: We see each other often and have fun times


7. What’s one assumption people make about you from watching RHONY that is absolutely incorrect?  

Countess LuAnn: That I seem unapproachable. I’m really down to earth and friendly.


8. Besides your fashion line, do you have any other projects you would like to promote?  

Countess LuAnn: After the success of the dress line, I’m now starting to work on jewelry, home and even a perfume.


9. Do you have any parting words for your fans?  

Countess LuAnn: I’m very humbled and appreciative for all the good comments I have been receiving this season.I loved filming season 6 and glad everyone is enjoying it.


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  • WestCoastFeed

    Congratulations on the exclusive.
    While I have never been a big fan of the New York housewives and have watched relatively few episodes. LuAnn has always been my favorite. She seems the most sensible, grounded member of the cast.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Love Lu…and she is a Pimp! lol

    • Love her too and yes she is a pimp! LOL!!

  • Birdie11

    Cool! I have always liked LuAnn. Her clothing line puzzles me a little. I have always really liked the way she dresses, and these clothes don’t look like what she would wear in real life. I like her style in these older pics..maybe her personal taste is too pricey for this endeavor.

    • I was thinking the same thing, Birdie.

      • Birdie11

        Love that white dress in the pic with Jacques!

        • It’s pretty and I love the black short leather number (not part of the collection)

          • Birdie11

            Me too!! Oh, I KNEW it!!

  • Collen

    Wow! So great you scored an exclusive. Hope Lu goes through with jewelry line…love most of the stuff she wears on the show. P.S. When she said she’d want Kelly to come back, did you LOL?

    • Awww…hi sweetheart! 🙂

      Love when you drop by. Lu is a great lady. Kind and classy. I must admit, I did LOL a little at the Kelly comment. Bless Kelly’s heart….LOL!

    • Mental Iceberg

      Some of her turquoise necklaces are what I would consider a “piece”. Stunning. I’m only 5’2 and petite, so they would overpower me, but on her? Wow!!!!

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Great interview Seussy!!! Job well done!!

    • Good morning my lovely dear sweet Naws! Thank you!! 🙂

      Happy Friday…..

  • SAMRA1116

    Hey Dr. You the shit—did you get to meet her?
    Good for you and your hard work..

    • Hey Samra!!! Thanks hon and Happy Friday. It was a phone interview.

      • SAMRA1116

        Happy Friday to all those working hard and awaiting the weekend. Awwwwwww

  • Great Blog ! I did not know she had a cothing line ~

    • Thanks boo..call me when you can.

  • Luann clothes come in PLUS SIZES

    • Good to know, thanks Doxie!

    • WestCoastFeed

      That explains the style.

  • Julie

    my comments don’t reflect this website

    I am happy you got to interview Luanne but I wish you would a asked her what then hell she was thinking when she “designed” her collection.

    Luann don’t even look comfortable in them clothes

    The black pants and coloured top don’t even have black in the shirt.

    Good for you Luann. I think.

    Is ya’ll covering Big Brother at all?