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03/29/2013

My Brand Story Video!

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Check out this video produced and directed by Slade’s team that tells a little about the Gretchen Christine brand!

It opens with some footage in Newbern, North Carolina when I was greeting fans during my appearance for my dear friend Nicholas Sparks’s premiere of his film, “The Lucky One,” starring Zac Efron.

I love the footage because it starts with you guys! It just shows how wonderful my fans are to stand out and wait just to meet me! Thank you - I love you guys so much!

The video also showcases just some of the multiple projects I’m working on right now and how it’s an extension of my personality. You’ll see some details for the handbag line, the cosmetic line, my stint with The Pussycat dolls, and my latest single, “Unbreakable” is the background music.

Here’s a link to the brand story: http://snack.to/ft30v85j there you can see all my business projects, and why Twitter named me in the Top 30 of Top 100 Entrepreneurs to watch.

Thank you again for your love and support!

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine
 
02/11/2013

OK Magazine Exclusive: 'RHOC' Star Gretchen Rossi Reveals How Her & Slade Smiley Keep Things Hot!

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Slade and I just celebrated our 4 year anniversary and I couldn't be more in love! I am the happiest and luckiest girl ever! He is my very best friend, my companion and my future! With Valentine's Day around the corner (it's this week, GUYS!), OK! Magazine invited me to chat about relationships, marriage and children. Read a snippet of our interview below, or read the full article here.

OK! How are things with you and Slade?

Gretchen Rossi:
This is the happiest we’ve been in the four years since we’ve had a relationship. Things are really good. Our relationship continues to get better and better.  Everyday we find some more that we love about each other and it’s just a really blissful relationship.


OK! What’s the one thing Slade does that annoys you?

GR:
He chews cereal loud. I can not even deal when he eats it. It freaks me out. I have to leave the room.


OK! What do you do that bothers him?

GR:
He gets annoyed that I stress out about things. He wants me to let the little things go and I freak out. It could be the littlest thing and he gets frustrated with me because he says there’s nothing he can’t fix short of death.


OK
! How do you and Slade keep things hot in the bedroom?

GR:
I think that with everything in life, you go through stages. Slade and I have never had issues with our sex life at all, but the seasons are what’s happening in your life. I think there are times we can’t get enough of each other and we just want to be together all day long and then where are other times life is hard. I think at the end of the day how we keep it alive is we allow each other to be in that moment. It’s not pressure for us and that’s what is so great. It’s not like Slade says he needs to have sex with me every single day or there’s not a quota I have to meet. I think that’s what keeps it fresh for us—there is no pressure. We just love each other. It’s just easy.

Read the rest here.


xoxoxo Gretchen Christine    
01/31/2013

Krantz Media Group to manage syndication of popular “Radio Slade” program

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I'm so beyond thrilled with Slade's good news! Last year, Slade launched his radio show, Radio Slade, on Playlist 92.7 and it has only grown in popularity and has became the highest rated hour on the station! And now, Krantz Media Group is going to manage the syndication and distribution of Radio Slade! I'm so proud of my man!

Here's a snippet from the press Release:

"Krantz Media Group President/CEO Gary Krantz announced today they have signed an agreement with Slade D. Smiley/Grayson Entertainment to manage syndication and distribution of popular entertainment/pop culture based radio show through its content syndication division, KMG Networks.

“Radio Slade” combines Slade’s entertaining and lighthearted approach to reality and pop culture. Slade also brings access to all the best reality stars, actors, producers, directors and comedians. “Radio Slade” will also feature the popular hits of the 80’s, 90’s and today.

“Radio Slade” debuted in 2012 on L.A. based radio Station Playlist 92.7, and quickly became the highest rated hour on the stations.""

xoxoxo Gretchen
01/28/2013

Celebuzz: The 'Real Housewife of Orange County' star is adding her designer name to the Rolls-Royce

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Exciting news! Andrew Mortimer-Lamb  GM with Rolls-Royce Newport Beach has asked me to custom design a 2013 special commission Ghost.  Read all about it on Celebuzz.com:

Gretchen Rossi‘s signature style is going on the road — courtesy of Rolls-Royce.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star is teaming up with the luxury car brand in Newport Beach, Calif. for a specially commissioned collaboration of the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Gretchen Christine Edition, Celebuzz can exclusively reveal.

“They asked me to custom design a Rolls-Royce,” she said of her newest business endeavor based on her high-end handbag collection. ”I never imagined I’d drive a car like this, let alone design it. I’ve always been a fan and enthralled by the beauty of the car.”

And like a true artist, the 33-year-old is making sure she’s entirely hands-on in the creative process.

“I’m headed to England to the factory to do the finishing touches,” she said.

So what are her must-have custom car accessories?

“I want to make the car for the 2013 working woman who also loves to have fun and lives in luxury,” she said.

Features include a place to hold champagne bottles and glasses, so a little bubbly is “chilled and ready to go,” Rossi said. But it isn’t all play for the busy television star.

“I can be working from my car — whether it’s on my iPad or computer — and I’d love to have a place for them in the back of the seats,” she said. “That’s my life. As people know who watch the show, I am a very hard worker and I love to play and have fun.”

And it wouldn’t be a Rossi Rolls without the proper color palette… pink!

“Everyone knows I love my pink. So it has to be involved somewhere,” Rossi said, adding that the custom car will be available for lease or purchase by this summer. “I want it to be sophisticated with touches of pink piping on the seats. Believe it or not, they can even take one of my nail colors or lipsticks and match them exactly to the colors on the car!”

As for Rossi’s fellow Housewives, she won’t leave them in the dust. Said Rossi: “They can all get in the car and I’ll take ‘em for a ride.”

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine    
08/08/2012

Interview: FrontiersLA

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Happy hump day everyone, I hope you all are having a fabulous week! FrontiersLA.com recently posted an interview we did together so please check them out! You can read the interview in full on their site, but here's a snippet:

How did the release of your third single, "Unbreakable," come about, and what inspired you to write the song?

This song was inspired by Slade’s youngest son, Grayson, and what he has been through as a young kid. He’s had brain cancer since he was 5 years old (he’s 12 now, praise the Lord), and has had 11 major brain surgeries! Despite everything he has been dealt, this little kid’s spirit is unbreakable! I also pulled lyrics from my personal diary and my own experiences in life. I have been through a lot in my life and have realized that I am unbreakable no matter what life throws at me! This song was written for every person out there who has ever struggled with anything tough—divorce, illness, loss of job, bullying, people tearing you down, whatever that might be—this song was meant for them. My hope is that everyone will be playing this song and singing at the top of their lungs and remembering that they, too, are unbreakable! 

Has music always played a role in your life?

Always. I grew up in a home where music was a huge part of our lives. My father was in several very popular bands back in the day and is still an avid guitar player. Music is the soul of my universe, it gets me in the best modes and gets me out of the worst of modes!

Are there any pop stars, rock stars or musicians you aspire to emulate with your singing career? 

Well, in all honesty, to say ‘aspire to emulate’ seems silly to me at this age, however I have a lot of respect for the greats, like Madonna and Lady Gaga, and lately I have just fallen in love with everything about Katy Perry! 

Tell me about the Mia Mundo series for Telemundo and how that came about.

That was such a fun experience and such a fun surprise! They reached out to me and said that the writer of the series was a huge fan of mine from Housewives, and she wrote a role specifically to be played by me. I was thrilled and honored to say the least! It was such a great experience, all the cast and crew were so beyond welcoming and gracious with me (since I had never acted before). They were so helpful and made me feel so at ease! I definitely got the bug for acting, so who knows what the future holds.
Read the rest of it on FrontiersLA.com!

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine
 

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