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04/29/2011

Press & Media: Night of a Billion Reality Stars

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Press clippings from RealityTea, Life, Zimbio, Ok!, and Young Hollywood at the SVEDKA Vodka's Night Of A Billion Reality Stars.

xoxo
04/28/2011

Press & Media: Hot Hollywood Party Poll

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The other night I went to US Weekly's Hot Hollywood Party, but I didn't expect to make it to the top 20 hotties in attendance! According to the Huffington Post, I'm up there with Jessica Simpson, Kyle Richards and Carmen Electra!

Help me move up the list or vote for the other hot ladies here
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Check out a couple of pictures from the event here - more to come!

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine
04/27/2011

Beauty Community Tip of the Week: The $50 Boob Job

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Last month, Slade and I went to New York and visited Andy in studio for Watch What Happens Live where I debuted my dance single, Revelation, talked about Real Housewives drama and my $50 "boob job"! Since then, I'm still getting questions on what exact bra style and brand is the "boob job". I have Kelly Ripa to thank for it, she told me about it! Now to share this secret with you all... it's the Victoria's Secret Miraculous bra. It adds two cup sizes and runs from $50-$60. It comes in different sizes, styles and even swimsuits. I especially like the pink ones!

These bras work for me, but every girl is built differently. Try on different styles to find what makes you happy, comfortable and best for you. What are your favorite bras?

I hope that answers your question, and speaking of questions - I've been answering your questions daily (trying to!) in my Ask Gretchen section. Just click "Read Gretchen's Answer" for my answer. So feel free to ask me anything and I'll personally answer as many as I can!

xoxoxo
Gretchen Christine
 
04/25/2011

Painting in Heels

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I was a little surprised at first that Slade took me to an art studio for what he was saying was my birthday surprise, but what a lot of you don't know is that it was actually Slade’s birthday that day! His birthday is October 29th and mine is October 30th! We are a day apart and both Scorpios! That is part of the reason we get each other so well. After getting past the initial confusion I soon realized that this was Slade's way of saying I want to share with you a special part of me and the inspiration behind his painting lately. I found it quite enduring, very creative, and sweet, especially because he did not have money to be spending on elaborate gifs or five star restaurants at the time. Slade is a very humble man, and he is not going to pretend he is someone he is not. I feel in love with Slade not because of how much money he did or didn't have, but because of this exact thing, his ability to make anything fun and wonderful. For goodness sakes now you guys know that literally Slade and I could watch paint dry and have a great time together!

Slade is my partner in all areas of my life. He helps me and supports me with everything I have going on, however sometimes he loses site of what his needs are because he always wants to be there for me. Since I think he truly has a hidden talent, I had been bugging him for a while to get serious about painting. Not only could he make money selling his paintings and help him get back to a better place financially, but he would be doing something for himself. By him taking me to Daniel's art studio, I believe it was his way of letting me know he was taking me seriously and wanting to share with me a little bit more about what goes into a painting. I loved that he wanted to share this with me and finally do something for himself! Check out some of his work here http://on.fb.me/goGZNH.

Bringing me the painter outfit so I could paint on a canvas with him was too funny! I like that he found a way to get me involved and do it together. This is an important aspect of any relationship, you have to be willing to want to learn about what makes your partner tic. It can't always be about one person or the other. As you could tell I looked hot in my painters outfit. NOT! However I must say my high heels really brought the whole painter look together very well!

The painting he surprised me with just goes to show how much he is still thinking of me even in his moment. That is when you know you have an amazing partner. He obviously knew he couldn't buy me something for my birthday, so instead he got creative and had an amazing artist like Daniel Maltzman paint a picture of me. That photo is one of Slade's favorite pictures of me, and I was beyond flattered when I saw the painting!

I love the scene where he brings the painting into the house and I am like umm where does one put such a huge painting of themselves? Of course my sweet Slade found a perfectly funny spot and hung it on the wall in the toilet room! Goes to show what he thinks about me. Like Slade said, while sitting on his throne he wants to be able to look at his queen.

I was glad to see Vicki reach out to Alexis, since they have had their issues in the past. I am glad they could talk out their feelings and work through it. I hope that gesture was sincere and lasts between them. As Alexis stated, she and I will not ask the other or expect the other to engage in our own personal issues with someone. Alexis and I will fight our own battles and create our own opinions, that is just who we are. That is maybe the main difference between our friendship and some of the other woman on the show.

The fashion show looked like a success, and I think Peggy did great for her first time back on the gig! Since getting involved in the hosting world, I have had the opportunity to host a lot of great events, and totally get it when Peggy said she loves it, I do too! Good for her getting back into it! I actually understand being nervous walking in a fashion show. I did my very first one this past December for the designer I was honored to be the face of, Azadeh Couture. I was so freaked out and to top it off I had to walk in a very heavy but gorgeous long gown! Check out how long the runway was in the picture above!

It was great to see Jeana and is it just me or did she look amazing! I have always thought Jeana was so beautiful and to see her lose some of that extra weight she has been wanting to lose made me so happy for her. The mean things that were said about her made me sad, because I know it is far from the truth, she is one of the nicest people I know. I just talked to her the other day and she is doing really well. I miss her.

All I have to say is wow regarding the scene with Fernanda! Drama! An affair possibly took place? If Fernanda's partner didn't know, I wonder if Simon ever knew?

I love the scene of Vicki and Briana, so freaking funny! Vicki is just like my mom when it comes to being over protective! I am 33 and my mom still makes me call to check in. I think it is great, and it shows what a great mom Vicki is and how much she loves her daughter! Briana is such a great kid, and Vicki should be proud of the way she raised her. I don't doubt that one day I will be that exact same way with my kids as well.

Watching the scene with Alexis was interesting. I must say I have never seen this side of Alexis! She was so assertive and not having it with the designer's dress! I did feel a little bad for the designer though, because I saw how disappointed she was when she cut her dress. On the another hand I completely get where Alexis was coming from. While designing and developing my Gretchen Christine Collection, I had to make so many different decisions regarding the materials I wanted, the embellishments, the different pockets and zipper pulls, the logo design, the color and silhouettes of each bag etc, and ultimately I knew what I wanted. If the sample I received from the manufacturer was not what I originally envisioned or was off in some way, then it needed to be corrected until it was what I envisioned to make it perfect. I am proud to say we are almost completely sold out of my handbags, but check them out here if you haven’t seen them yet! www.gretchenchristine.com. Oh and I am also super excited to announce they are now available at the Victor Paul Salon in Costa Mesa as well (www.victorpaulsalon.com)!

I've been booked to travel for the next four weekends doing a "tour de USA" to make appearances at five different locations! I start in Addison, Texas then go to Jacksonville, Florida then Columbus, Ohio then Milwaukee, and then North Carolina! Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gretchenrossi) or join my www.facebook.com/gretchenrossi page to find out where exactly I will be and what dates. If you live in one of those locations I look forward to meeting you!

Till next week,

xoxo Gretchen Christine


 
04/21/2011

Addressing the Rumors and Questions regarding the Lawsuit filed against us.

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Since I have received so many questions from the media, and questions from my loyal fans and followers regarding the recent claims against Slade and I, with the assistance of our Counsel here is our formal response to the allegations being made.

Ron Ann Myers’ claims are false and nothing more than a transparent attempt to extort a settlement out of someone in the public eye.  Although Gretchen works with many talented make-up artists on a weekly basis, she decided to involve Myers with starting her make-up line.  At that time both contributed equal amounts of $5,000. A single product was ordered as a test sample. The women divided the product 50/50. As conversations about working together progressed, a written agreement was extended to Myers by Rossi. Myers refused to sign the agreement.   Over the next week or so, Rossi and Myers encountered extreme difficulties working together. At this point, Rossi e-mailed Myers, rescinding the original offer to partner together.

In the e-mail to Myers, Gretchen offered to return to Ron Ann her $5,000 and asked her to return the product, since it had Rossi’s name on it. Myers responded in a recorded voicemail, saying, and we quote, “I appreciate your e-mail, I understand, I hope you got mine.” “You don’t need to pay me $5,000 back, that’s not necessary, and as far as the product goes, don’t worry about it, I will take care of it.” Thus, any relationship between Rossi and Myers ended.  After several e-mails were sent regarding the termination of the relationship and the need to close the once joint bank account, Myers has refused to respond or communicate with Rossi or Smiley in any way. After several attempts to contact Myers with no response, Rossi closed the account due to it being charged monthly fees and has held the funds in trust.

For 18 months, Ron Ann Myers has abandoned the company, has made no attempt to contact Rossi or Smiley, and has never participated in any future development of the line, its website, its marketing, or promotions. Myers never contributed anything other than the original $5,000, and then kept the product in lieu of payment. Rossi has invested an exorbitant amount of time and money to build her brand and make-up line.

In March of 2011, Myers suddenly appeared again. After seeing the results of Rossi’s hard work, and the numerous articles written about Gretchen and the success of her make-up line, Ron Ann Myers demanded that Rossi and Smiley offer her a substantial position in the company or a settlement; otherwise, Meyers threatened Rossi and Smiley with public embarrassment via the media and press. 

Since Ms. Rossi and Mr. Smiley have nothing to hide, and certainly did not embark on an elaborate scheme to defraud Myers, they will defend all allegations, and will do so in an aggressive manner to protect the good name of the company Ms. Rossi has built. Rossi and Smiley have always conducted business in a fair and legal manner, and they are more than prepared to fight these false claims and seek any and all damages and expenses incurred in doing so from Ms. Myers.

We find it sad that people are willing to do almost anything in an attempt to profit off the hard work of others.
 

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