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STYLISTA

YAAAAAY!!

Did you see the Stylista finale tonight?

I’m sooo happy for Johanna.

Her great work, attention to detail and striking sense of style helped her win out over Dyshaun.

I think Dyshaun has impeccable taste too but his sloppiness may have gotten the better of him this time around.

I’m sure another mag will snap him up (employer tip: be sure to keep him away from writing copy!)

Congrats, J!

You deserve it!

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We’ve been talking about Stylista for a while now.

H&M has just come out saying that they’re partnering with The CW for the new series, which premieres Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

As you know, 11 determined fashionistas will vie to prove themselves to Fashion News Director and Elle Accessories Editor Anne Slowey and Creative Director Joe Zee from Elle magazine.

And the winner will receive a full year’s clothing allowance from H&M.

No word on exactly how much money the winner will get.

Watch a preview and meet the cast.

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.

Nymag.com’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.