As for the shoot, they're basically planning to hop around New York shooting guerrilla-style around various landmarks. They won't have any permits, but Kelly plans on hiring out some "six-foot-seven Irish-American security guys who are also cops" to help grease the wheels when the fuzz comes calling. You might think Kelly has a stereotypical view of the Irish, based on that statement, but that's nothing compared to the mental image I have of green-beer-swilling Darby O'Gill types twirling their batons and harassing Italians.
So the first stop on this whirlwind tour of Manhattan is Columbus Circle. My subway stop! I can't believe I somehow missed this event -- I am there every day! So Kelly's idea is for the models to be a "Power Girl army" clad in "cozies" (ugh), marching around doing very New Yorky things. Like crossing the street at Columbus Circle! Kelly really thrives in this production environment, as you might expect. She helps herd the models and keep the pedestrians out of the shots. She is loving life. WHY do I keep looking for myself in this crowd? Like Kelly Cutrone accosted me at Columbus Circle one day last fall, and I just blocked it out?
After a visit from Ava, during which Kelly once again expounds upon her parenting philosophy. Look, I think Kelly is a fine mother, and Ava is a total doll. But these scenes almost never add anything to the show, so I'm just glossing them over, 'kay? Anyway, after a visit from Ava, and as the daylight seeps away, the DKNY army clomps onto Wall St. Kelly wants a shot in front of the New York Stock Exchange, but for obvious reasons, the security in that part of town is awfully tight. But Kelly's security Micks prove they were worth Kelly's investment, as they manage to shake some hands and slap some backs and get Kelly time to shoot the models. Kelly is so psyched about all this, she's about to start floating.
The final shooting location is Washington Square park. Kelly has about 30 minutes to get this done before they have to start paying the models overtime. But everybody is really firing on all cylinders, and the footage gets wrapped just in the nick of time. Kelly's almost crying at how well this all went. It's honestly thrilling to see someone so clearly and delightedly in their ideal professional element.