This is how Bristol Palin does a tea party. She doesn’t get a slew of Earl Grey and dump it into the Boston Harbor. She doesn’t go to Alice’s Tea Cup in the Upper West Side. And she surely doesn’t invite Levi Johnston. So, how does she do tea? With gowns from Carolina Herrera, Lanvin, Isaac Mizrahi, and Michael Kors, a wide array of cakes, cupcakes and cookies, cameras from Harper’s Bizarre and of course, her son Tripp.
The daughter of Sarah Palin and an ambassador for the Candie’s foundation who happens to get a whopping 30k for a speaking engagement, posed for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bizarre. She also dished on being a single mom and her journey as a teen mother. Some highlights from the interview:
“On being pregnant during the 2008 presidential campaign: “It’s not like we all sat down and were like, ‘Alright, here’s the birds and the bees.’ Truly, my parents just assumed that I wasn’t doing anything. And it was a shock for us all.”
“It was kind of humiliating. . .Great, I’m 17 years old, I’m 40 pounds overweight with a big belly on me, all my friends are at school watching this on the news. This kind of sucks.”
On taking responsibility as a working single mother: “I’m on my own. I’m really proud of it. I’m a hard worker.” “I don’t have time for friends or anything like that. It’s just like, Right, crap, there is a hockey game tonight that I want to go to but I can’t. Or, I do have to go to work today, because I’ve got bills to pay.”
On dating: Bristol is not seeing anyone at the moment: “I’m in no rush. One day I’ll find a nice guy.”
On her son, Tripp: “I thought I would be somewhere warm at college with my friends, but that was definitely not possible with having Tripp. I love my baby more than anything. He’s like a Gerber baby. He’s the cutest baby in the whole world…I just want Tripp to be happy and healthy.”
But do you think there is a disconnect when the Palin clan insist that they’re just like the average Joe or Jane and then they opt to pose in such high-end threads as part of a fashion spread? Or do you think it’s just a young lady playing dress up? If you’d like to go to Bristol’s tea party, you can pick up an issue on June 1st or read the whole story here!
Photos: Harper’s Bizarre