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The number of fashion-inspired reality (scripted) series continues to be on the up.

TLC has just announced its lineup for fall, including two series premieres, which feature the fashion world.


  • Series premieres Friday, August 22 at 10 PM ET/PT
  • Hosted by Keisha Whitaker, former model and wife of Forest Whitaker
  • During each episode, four aspiring designers compete for the chance to design for, and dress, a celebrity prior to a red-carpet event


  • Series premieres Friday, July 11 at 10 & 10.30 PM ET/PT
  • TLC follows popular bikini designer Ashley Paige, chosen designer of A-list swimwear lovers and fashion stylists, as she struggles to keep her business alive
  • Her mom and assistants join the cast as the designer tries to wow the design world and stay afloat

If “The Devil Wears Prada” were a reality show, it would be STYLISTA.

That’s what the folks at The CW are saying about their new show, Stylista.

The reality flick follows 11 fashion enthusiasts elbowing one another for a coveted job with the Elle mag editorial team.

But the fall-premiering show set to air Wednesdays at 9 is getting a thumbs down from at least one major fashion commentator.’s blog, “The Cut” gives a scathingly honest review.

In the few clips we saw (you can watch more here and here), it became immediately apparent that Stylista will be carefully constructed to mimic The Devil Wears Prada. Slowey’s office vaguely looks like Meryl Streep’s from the film, and when Slowey enters it, she carelessly flops her coats onto one of two assistant desks outside, just like in the movie.

 It highlights in a painfully obvious way how desperately Elle wants to be Vogue. And it’s uncomfortable.

I’ll admit it, with the promotional spots in full swing on The CW, good reviews or not, I’m still curious about what Tyra Banks and Ken Mok (of ANTM fame) have cooked up for this one in their roles as executive producers.

Be your own judge and watch the preview here.