MIAMI (CBS4) — It was a who’s who of Miami’s socialites as well as a bevy of Bravo TV’s Miami housewives one recent afternoon at the beautiful Star Island waterfront home of shoe designers Donald and Lisa Pliner.
Lisa launched her new fall collection of fabulous footwear with her proud husband watching as she showed off her signature green soles.
“The key to a Lisa Pliner shoe is the green sole and comfort. The other key about Lisa Pliner is that I design for a woman. I understand it. I understand that we stand on our feet. We have children. We work hard. We’re on the road,” said designer Lisa Pliner.
But during this shoe showcase of Pliner’s 2012 fall collection of fab footwear, there was some major drama.
Bravo TV was on the scene taping scenes for the new season of “Real Housewives of Miami” and there was plenty of tension in the air that nobody was outwardly admitting to. That is except for the event emcee, drag diva Elaine Lancaster.
“Well, it certainly is Miami’s who’s who. It’s very MacBeth-ish,” said Lancaster. “There’s a lot of tension in the air like someone is going to get stabbed.”
When asked why there was so much tension, Lancaster replied, “Because you’re dealing with a bunch of catty women and egos. In fact, I try to emulate the best that women have, unfortunately, that’s a bad quality that some women have.”
Although no official announcement has been made from Bravo, it’s clear the Miami Housewives are in full production.
In addition to Lancaster, other new “wives” on the show include model Joanna Krupa, plastic surgeon’s wife Lisa Hochstein, dentist/model Karent Sierra, lawyer/chef Ana Quincoces. The returning cast members are Adrianna De Moura, Marysol Patton, and Lea Black.
Black told CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo that she wasn’t sure what the drama was about.
“I think there was a little conflict among a few girls that maybe they could have handled it at another time, at another place but it happened here.”
Still the show went on and they did manage to smile and celebrate a local shoe designer’s vision for comfort and style.
“I’ve learned from what Donald has taught me over the 15 years I’ve been with him what I would personally want in a shoe as I’ve gotten older that I’m going to give it to you,” said Lisa Pliner.
The Pliner’s just sold their home for a reported 17 million dollars and will be moving to Los Angeles.
They do however have plans to always comeback to Miami, the place where it all started.
The second season of Real Housewives of Miami is expected to premiere in September.