Saturday, January 28, 2012

Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen Talk Reality
One of reality television's favorite couples will serve as Style Ambassadors for StyleWeek Providence Friday night. Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen are returning to Providence for the second year in a row.

"We love fashion almost as much as we love each other. One of our dear friends, Rosanna Sinel, is the director of StyleWeek Providence. We met her at Fashion Week in New York a couple years ago. And she got us involved, and now we're in," said Alex McCord.

"One of the things we love to do is support emerging designers," said Simon van Kempen. "It's great to go to New York Fashion Week where you have the really big names. But, before they are big names they are small names showing at smaller shows, and that's when they need the support."

Both Alex and Simon are known for their personal style. From the daring, to the artistic. They describe their fashion choices as "eclectic."

"It depends on the day. I sometimes choose outfits that are a little bit pushing the envelope, and sometimes it's too much for some people. If I enjoy it, that's all that matters," said Simon.

Although, the fashionable duo may best be recognized for starring in numerous seasons of The Real Housewives of New York.

"I think it was fun. Sometimes we wanted to throw things at the TV. One of the things that we are very lucky about is we have each other. And when we were in the hot seat, we've been so together," explained Alex.

Alex and Simon will not be returning to the show next season, but say this may not be the last you see of them on television.

"At the moment we are concentrating on our home line, Aluxe Home, which is 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets and towels. So we're very busy with that. And you will probably see us again on TV too," said Alex.