We've heard the rumors, now it's time to officially confirm the news. Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin are all onboard for the third season of The Real Housewives of New York City, which is currently filming. The show returns for more drama in 2010, following these ambitious Manhattan women as they juggle their demanding careers, motherhood and jam-packed social calendars.
But Real Housewives fans have another reason to celebrate besides the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City. Bravo has partnered with Royal Plush to develop a co-branded line of apparel inspired by the fashion and style of the Real Housewives stars. Oh and there's also a companion book, where the women from Atlanta, New York City, New Jersey, and Orange County provide a behind-the-scenes look on the series' jaw-dropping moments.
"Since launching Bravo Media, we have had incredible success with our brand extensions, from a bestselling cookbook to Fashion by Bravo," Bravo Media executive vice president and general manager Frances Berwick said in a statement. "We're dedicated to providing high quality products to our passionate consumers, as well as opportunities for our viewers to experience our series beyond their TV screens. Royal Plush's contemporary designs reflect the bold, stylish and fun personalities of our Real Housewives. The book is the perfect companion to our series with all the inside scoop on what makes a Real Housewife."
Fans can grab denim, loungewear, activewear, handbags and accessories from the Real Housewives-Royal Plush line, available for sale nationwide in leading department stores and specialty boutiques beginning this fall. As for the book, Chronicle Books and Melcher Media (Top Chef: The Cookbook) will be releasing The Real Housewives Get Personal, which is tagged as a must-have for Real Housewives fans.