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Kelly Cutrone Dishes on PR Nightmares

Kelly Cutrone againOn Tuesday, the folks at Racked scored a Q&A with the current face of fashion PR: Kelly Cutrone of People’s Revolution and America’s Next Top Model.

It’s worth a read as Cutrone pieces tend to be; here are some of her best quotes.

On winning clients:

“I’ve never chased a client ever, I’ve never solicited—I’m not really good at that. I’m not a pitcher. I just started working and people started calling me.”

On working for herself:

“I’ve been offered tons of director of communications jobs over the years. It’s like the difference between being a cop and a bounty hunter: I still like being a bounty hunter.”

On the good, the bad, and the horror stories…

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Kelly Cutrone Says Fashion People Don’t Care About KimYe

Kelly CutroneKelly Cutrone has never been one to mince words. You wanna cry? Take that elsewhere. If your body is disturbing, she’s gonna let you know. Certainly she’s not going to tone it down for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Speaking with the New York Daily News, Cutrone says point blank, “I don’t think there’s one person who really works in the fashion industry who gives a flying f— about Kanye West.”

There’s more!

“I think they have no influence in the fashion world whatsoever,” she continued.


Notice, however, how specific Cutrone is about her comments.

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Kelly Cutrone Shutters L.A. Office

Kelly CutroneToday brings news that Kelly Cutrone, fashion/reality TV PR Star, author and America’s Next Top Model judge, has closed the Los Angeles office of her firm People’s Revolution, which the general public got to know via long-running dramatic masterpiece The Hills. The firm’s New York offices are, of course, still going strong.

Cutrone’s note to her press contacts (which sadly do not include us):

“In 1996 I opened People’s Revolution in Los Angeles, California. Over the last 18 years People’s has had quite a run! LA was our birthplace. With all of the changes in technology and our main focus in New York, I have decided not to renew our lease on 7005 Melrose. We are very interested in renting a house with a swimming pool as a possible option going forward so please do let us know if you know of anything.”

This news also recalls the heady days of 2010, when Bravo and MTV seemed determined to create a reality show centered around a PR firm. They did not succeed, though we do now have at least one PR sitcom to look forward to (or not).

Click through for a Throwback Thursday clip in which Cutrone tells our own co-founder Joe Ciarallo about how those who want to do fashion PR “have to be willing to pay their dues.

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Another New Gig for Kelly Cutrone?

New York Post‘s Page Six is reporting that André Leon Talley may be vacating his judging chair on Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model. And who could possibly fill his large (he’s 6′ 7″) and fabulous shoes? Why, Kelly Cutrone, of course.

Talley has been on the show for four “cycles”; he replaced model Paulina Porizkova. Huffington Post wonders whether Cutrone has “got the right fashion cred” for the job, but really, the show is less about fashion and more about runway shows and turning it on for viewers, two things that Cutrone definitely has experience with.

More shocking than whether Cutrone gets chosen is the fact that ANTM has been on the air for 17 seasons.

Update: The Hollywood Reporter says it’s official! Kelly Cutrone is joining ANTM for the series next “cycle.” Congrats!

Kelly Cutrone Launches Production Company

The New York Observer reports that People’s Revolution founder Kelly Cutrone has launched a production company called POW, or Power of the Word. You’ll recall that she just recently announced a clothing line, has a new book, and has been a regular on Dr. Phil. We wonder when she has time to sleep.

The new company has produced a pilot, with Cutrone as executive producer, named after her the aforementioned book Normal Gets You Nowhere. The description – “part Great Santini, part dream maker” — kind of matches the one she gave in late 2010 for a show she had in the works. The pilot, she says, is getting the once-over by MTV.

Cutrone Promoting New Book at The Front Row

Kelly Cutrone will be promoting her new book Normal Gets You Nowhere with a D.C.-area signing at the annual event, The Front Row. Taking place at Bethesda Row (in Bethesda, MD) between May 19 and 21, The Front Row is a fashion event that will feature runway shows, complimentary makeovers, cooking demonstrations, and other happenings. The event showcases the Bethesda Row complex, which includes restaurants, retailers, and residential space.

NYT style photographer Bill Cunningham will also be there in celluloid form with a screening of the new documentary Bill Cunningham New York. BrandlinkDC is promoting the event.

B-M Throws a Birthday Party

Burson-Marsteller celebrated the 90th birthday of namesake Harold Burson at Guastavino’s in New York City on Tuesday. (Beautiful space, BTW, if you’re looking for a new place to host an event.)

Among the distinguished guests we saw: Mark Penn, Karen Hughes, Kelly Cutrone (who like our funky-fresh bird sweater!), Julia Hood, and, of course, Mr. Burson himself.

A couple of other snapshots after the jump.

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PETA Goes For Less Blood, More Learning

PETA, known for paint throwing and graphic videos of animal cruelty, threw a party. And it sounds like it was a fun one.

Fur is in at the moment. So, according to the Wall Street Journal, PETA has shifted its game plan to focus on educating the fashion industry rather than shocking and scaring them. The transition also comes at a time when PETA is facing a competing message from a European organization, Saga Furs, that’s doling out incentives for designers to use fur.

“When we’re trying to appeal to the style-obsessed, we realized that they’re going to respond better to a stylish image or something that seems like it’s part of the in-crowd than they will from an angry protester,” Dan Mathews, PETA’s SVP of campaigns tells the paper.

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Kelly Cutrone Is Showing You Some Electric Love

Kelly Cutrone is teaming with Robyn Berkley, a partner at her firm People’s Revolution and a star of her old Bravo program Kell on Earth, for a new sportswear line called The Electric Love Army. Cutrone says the line will be “affordable and fun,” according to WWD with an appeal to the 15-to-32 female age bracket. “Brainy and sexy” is also what the story says.

“You know that scene in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ where Phoebe Cates climbs out of the swimming pool and pops her bikini ? That’s our girl,” quoth Cutrone. Sassssy!

Kelly Cutrone and Dr. Phil Join Forces

A few weeks back, Kelly Cutrone said she had a couple of things in the works that would bring her back to television.

It was officially announced today that Cutrone is joining Dr. Phil as a special correspondent. She’ll appear both in-studio and out “in the field” through the remainder of this season. Could this be the “syndicated daytime regular big thing” she told New York magazine about? We’ve been in touch to find out.

Update: We spoke with Kelly Cutrone who confirmed that this is the daytime deal she was referencing previously and she expects to be on the show “regularly.” She also tells PRNewser she has a development deal with MTV for a program where she will be the executive producer. The name of the show will be announced soon and Cutrone says, “We’re getting ready to shoot that pilot right now.”

And, there’s another book on the way. Normal Gets You Nowhere will land on bookshelves next year.

For a taste of what to expect, here’s a clip from Cutrone’s November 4 appearance on the show.