Just Another ‘Kell on Earth’ Blog Post

February 6, 2010 at 10:52 am 5 comments

Kelly Cutrone is a bitch.  I don’t say that like it’s a bad thing.

It takes a bitch to run a business. It takes a bitch to raise a child alone. It takes a bitch to have the weight of the world on your shoulders and not give up.

Honestly, I don’t mind the swearing. I don’t even mind the barking.

What disturbs me most about Kell on Earth are two things I didn’t see throughout the entire first episode:

Teamwork AND Communication

One major example of the lack of communication and teamwork in Kelly’s fashion PR firm, People’s Revolution, is demonstrated by the complications with the Chado Ralph Rucci RSVP-lists.

Confusion and frustration arise because no one is sure who is supposed to be checking the Chado voicemail and as a result, the RSVPs get mixed up. Andrew S. and Stefanie Skinner confuse the difference between a yes-RSVP and a no-RSVP, which leads to more time wasted backtracking, yelling from Robyn and stress of everyone overall. Stefanie Skinner tries to delegate some of the RVSP-list responsibility to Stepahie Burhees, but again, miscommunication occurs and for whatever reason, it doesn’t get done.

Communication with RSVPs falters again when Andrew M., Kelly’s assistant, is thrown into helping Stefanie with the RSVPs. However, since he is not given proper instructions and has no previous training, he misunderstands who is supposed to be entered into the RSVP-list. Stefanie takes on an extra three hours of work to backtrack and help Andrew M. fix the problem so he doesn’t get in trouble.

“There is zero ounce of teamwork,” Robyn says, hitting the nail right on the head.

Robyn then proceeds to throw Stefanie Skinner under the bus, tattling to  Kelly that there are major issues with the RSVP lists and that everything is unorganized. A doe-eyed Stefanie, looking more like a deer in headlights by the second, explains to Kelly that she’s doing the lists with Andrew and everything is taken care of and organized.

In fact, the best attempt at communication I saw throughout the entire episode  is when Kelly explains to Ashley Dupre, the call-girl that caused the Elliott Spitzer fiasco, why it would be an idiotic to crash another fashion show; granted a lot nicer than I would have after the problems she caused from crashing Kelly’s show last year.

Is Kell on Earth entertaining? yes. Will I watch it again? Probably. Is it an accurate depiction of my future career in PR? I hope not.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Madison  |  February 6, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I agree with you 100%. I got a feeling that no one wanted to ask questions about how to do things properly (Even when that one girl was organizing the showroom for Robyn, she was freaking out) because they were scared they’d be bothering everyone that was under high stress.

    In ANY job you have to ask questions. It is better to ask, communicate and get things right the first time than to wing it on your own and mess it up.

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  • 2. Evan Roberts  |  February 6, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I watched the show online (only because Kion made me) and I totally agree with you assessment. The whole time, they continually mentioned receiving little to no training, having too much stress, etc. and I know they have to narrate the show a lil bit but come on! Don’t tell us you need training, tell your boss!

    while it was interesting, I’m probably not going to watch it again. Now if they did a reality show in Burson…

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  • 3. kimmymorley  |  February 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I was shocked by “Kell on Earth.” She isn’t unreasonable at all. She just gets things done. I loved the show. No training can be stressful, but a valuable employee is one who will figure it out regardless.

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  • 4. toby  |  January 22, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I;ve watched two epsidoes from this show. It seems all the interns have no idea what they are doing then get in trouble and yelled at (inappropriate in itself within any professional business) becuase they make mistakes. What I see is a small business structure without much management structure or employee training and frankly, quite poorly run. With so many employees/interns surely all the work tasks can be completed in a timely and organised manner.

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  • 5. Rorschach  |  August 18, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Nice feet!

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