Comedians Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoha had just wrapped a show at Carnegie Hall when they got a call from Amy Poehler, offering to produce their web series, Three Busy Debras, for Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Playing with tropes of femininity, beauty, dieting, and wealth, the Debras — a gaggle of “disturbed” Connecticut housewives — tend to take things a little too far when they get together, spitting up diamonds and eating lipstick. Inspired by their most popular video on YouTube, we invited the Debras over for a “fashion brunch” and asked them to improvise using the clothes as prompts. Naturally, things got weird.
The Shopping List of a Debra
Jacket, pants, and earrings by Kate Spade New York, at katespade.com. Shoes by Sergio Rossi, at sergiorossi.com. Bag by Dolce & Gabbana, at 717 Fifth Ave.
Dress by Escada, at escada.us. Shoe by Sophia Webster, at sophiawebster.com. Gloves by Hermès, at hermes.com. Accessories by Dolce & Gabbana, at 717 Fifth Ave.
Shoes by Sophia Webster, at sophiawebster.com. Gown by Shrimps, at shrimps.store. Handbag by Longchamp, at longchamp.com.
Coat by Marni, at marni.com.
Dress by Tory Burch, at toryburch.com. Shoes by Marni, at marni.com. Ring by Lagos, at lagos.com. Tiara by Dolce & Gabbana, at 717 Fifth Ave. Bag by Michael Kors Collection, at michaelkors.com.
Coat, dress, socks and shoes by Prada, at 575 Broadway. Shoe by Prada, at 575 Broadway. Shoe by Prada, at 575 Broadway. Glasses by Gucci, at gucci.com.
Coat by Max Mara, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave. Bra by DKNY, at dkny.com.
Gown and shoes by Oscar de la Renta, at 772 Madison Ave.
Coat by Hermès, at hermes.com. Boots by Stuart Weitzman, at stuartweitzman.com. Scene two: Shoes by Chanel, at 15 E. 57th St.
Jacket by Louis Vuitton, at 1 E. 57th St. Bolo tie by Louis Vuitton, at 1 E. 57th St. Shoes by Louis Vuitton, at 1 E. 57th St. Sunglasses by Gucci, at gucci.com.
Coat by Bottega Veneta, 800-845-6790 to order. Bra by DKNY, at dkny.com. Watch by Rolex, at rolex.com.
Top and skirt by Christopher Kane, at christopherkane.com. Shoes by Sergio Rossi, at sergiorossi.com. Handbag by Longchamp, at longchamp.com.
*This article appears in the August 20, 2018, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!