<p><span></span>From Real Housewife to pop star! <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=countess%20luann%20de%20lesseps&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Countess LuAnn de Lesseps</strong></a> debuted her music video for her new single, "Chic, C'est la Vie," when <em>Life & Style</em> hosted <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=the%20real%20housewives%20of%20new%20york%20city&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>The Real Housewives of New York City</em></a> star's release party at Bar Basque in NYC on June 28. "My favorite part of the night was seeing my video on the building; it looks so much better large than it does on a regular screen!" LuAnn tells <em>Life & Style</em> about watching her music video play on the Big Screen Plaza at the event. "Being in music at this point in my life is like starting over -- I'm able to re-create myself," LuAnn says. "This is a dream come true."</p>
LuAnn, in a Melanie Harris dress and dazzling light-up shoes by Nina, glammed it up thanks to Napoleon Perdis Beauty. But most showstopping of all, was her new blonde 'do!
"I've always wanted to be a blonde and finally got my chance in the hands of Jason Backe at Ted Gibson's salon," LuAnn tells Life & Style. "The last time I had long hair was in the '80s, so this was such a fun change for me. I just kept looking at myself and not believing it. My kids loved it. I don't know how long I'll keep it, but since the blondes didn't come to my party, I got my chance!"
After being treated to a first listen of LuAnn's sultry song, the reality star's guests, including Housewives co-stars Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin and Cindy Barshop, danced to the beats of DJ Martial and sipped on Svedka Vodka, Skinny Water and Gabriella Wine.
"She's an amazing role model," Kelly tells Life & Style. "LuAnn is always evolving, and I think it's really great to see someone like her who has so much confidence. She's blond, and she's hot!"
The doting mom of two also had support from boyfriend Jacques Azoulay. "It's so easy and comfortable and magical," she says about her second chance at romance. "It's just magic when you meet somebody that makes your life so great and happy and easy."
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