Meredith Marks may have rocked a killer custom gown to the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reunion, but her best accessories were receipts.
The jewelry designer, 49, told Page Six Style that she put plenty of effort into her look.
“As everyone kind of knows, my aesthetic is the blazer and bell pant, and I definitely wanted something that would tie back to that,” she explained of her choice of a Fadwa Baalbaki gown.
“But of course, I had to be in a dress, so we kind of created a couple of designs that would tie back to that look, submitted them, and got the one I wore approved.”
When it came to her glam, she trusted the Bravolebrity go-tos: makeup artist Priscilla DiStasio and hairstylist Julius Michael.
Michael told us he used a Chi flat iron ($199.98) to “add the little flip on her hair ends” and Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Hairspray ($36) to protect and lock in the style. He finished the look with Kenra Platinum Texturizing Taffy ($22) to tame her flyaways — and of course, he added Hidden Crown Hair extensions (starting at $199) for added volume.
Meredith Marks at the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reunion.Bravo
And while the drama over the 12-hour-long day was “fun” and “stressful” at the same time, Marks was, as always, prepared for the highs and lows of being a “Housewife.”
She told us, “We all have receipts, as everyone likes to say — whether it’s screenshots of stuff or texts, so, of course, after watching the full season, I went back and looked through my notes that I had taken. Then I rewatched some of the episodes. The early ones, I had already watched multiple times anyway, so I really wasn’t as concerned with those. But some of the later ones, I had to go back again, and after I had everything I just organized it into little batches.”
Added Marks, “I went in with the objective of not ‘showing’ anything, ‘receipts’ or whatever — I wanted to just use my voice. And I’m not looking to tear anyone down. I like to build women up, I like to support other women, I like to see other women succeed. That’s my thing. But I also have certain expectations — of being treated with a level of respect. And if I had to resort to the evidence, I had it, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do.”
“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reunion airs Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.