Personally, I never liked The Hills. I couldn't identify with the tanned California girls and their brightly-colored clothes assailed my eyes. My heart belongs to New York forevermore.
|(Left to Right) Token mean girl Olivia Palermo and heroine Whitney Port|
I think it's fair to say that the first season of The City was not so interesting. I couldn't keep the characters straight because, well, they were boring. Not memorable at all. Although, I do remember one of them crying quite a bit. Anyway, the second and third seasons really had me hooked because Olivia was handed a position on a silver platter at Elle magazine as an accessories editor. She worked under the watchful eyes of Joe Zee (creative director of the magazine) and PR Director Erin Kaplan. Both were great to watch because even if it was scripted, it still gave you some idea of what working for a magazine might be like. Whitney ends up leaving DVF and pursuing her dream of designing clothes. A familiar character from The Hills returns to give Whitney brash advice and tough love: Kelly Cutrone.
Kelly is Whitney's critical and sharp boss at PR company, People's Revolution. In terms of the fashion industry and making it in NYC, she knows what she's talking about. When she wasn't jabbing someone with her one-liners, she played big-hearted maternal guidance to Whit's struggling designer. I love Kelly, and not just because of her all-black ensembles. She doesn't bullshit anyone. I just hope that's her real personality and not only on camera.