You know it is a dead week in the city when a big event on the social calendar is to toast the premiere for the eighth season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
It’s a truth we universally forget: Nearly every party hosted by a current or former Real Housewife of New York sounds like amusing and campy fun, but in real life is cheesier than Pirate’s Booty.
Such was the case at Beautique—a regular Real Housewives hangout—on Tuesday where Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer threw an over-invited and oversubscribed self-promoting shindig, which they mostly used as a kind of press junket to crowds of bamboozled journalists.
Ms. Singer described the coming episodes, which begin Wednesday night, as “crazy, but in a good way,” using an expletive to describe “crazy” that refers to the excrement of nocturnal winged mammals. “Even I’m shocked at the stuff that goes down. All I know is I filmed it and I can’t wait to see it.”
The evening was sponsored, naturally, by Ms. Singer’s line of white wines and Ms. Morgan’s not particularly active party-planning company, but Ms. Singer was also using the evening to shill for another product she has gotten her bangs entangled in: a hair-extension subscription service.
Did she mean that she was working on the Netflix of hair extensions?
“I guess,” said Ms. Singer.
“It’s more like the Warby Parker of hair extensions,” said Victoria Flores, a friend of hers who launched the press-on hair line in January.
“We’re cutting out the middleman,” said Ms. Singer. “Usually I replace my hair every six weeks, and now it just comes in the mail. It’s taped on with surgical glue. You can do it yourself, but I don’t have the patience.”