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There was a time, albeit a very brief time, that we contemplated cutting off all our hair just because Charlize Theron did. Needless to say, she’s got major pull, as well as impeccable taste. So, when we hear that she’s thrown herself behind a fashion reality show, we know that we couldn’t possibly have another Fashion Star on our hands.
Much like the charge we felt upon learning that a TV documentary would unveil never-before-heard tittle-tattle about Kate Moss, the premise of the enigmatic Anna Wintour appearing on a reality TV show has us feverish with excitement.
We’re struggling to think of a more perfect next career move for Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant. The woman who’s mod ‘60s aesthetic has struck a chord with everyone from us to Mark Ronson has scored her own reality TV show! The format is — of course — a competition series in which wannabe designers are tasked with creating a garment in the style of either a classic Hollywood film or a retro film icon’s signature style.
Looks like Ryan Lochte isn’t going to be staying ‘under the profile’ for long. Then again, did he ever?
If you weren’t paying attention on the numerous occasions we raved about June Ambrose, would a fervent nod from The New York Times make any difference? In a profile of the stylist in the Sunday Times, her rags to riches story takes us from a one-room apartment in the Bronx to gigs styling everyone from Jay-Z, Missy Elliot and The Backstreet Boys.
Last week, Bravo announced that Rachel Zoe-alum Brad Goreski was getting his own show and, sure, we were excited. Now, the network is adding yet another style and, more specifically, stylist-focused show to their roster by teaming up with Annabel Tollman for a new show temporarily titled, “The Annabel Tollman Project.” (Sound familiar?) And while we don’t like to play favorites with our stylists, well, this show is probably going to be awesome.
Word on the street is that NBC is casting another (yes, another) fashion reality show from the original producers of Project Runway. It more or less follows the same guidelines as the original show, with a slightly different grand prize: designers compete on a weekly basis to have their line produced for a major national department store. OK. Sounds like fun! Here’s the problem though: it’s totally been done before.
Oxygen has selected model Jessica White to be the subject of a new reality show. And really, is there anyone better to represent the modeling industry on national television than someone who was recently arrested for unloading a can of angst onto an unsuspecting lady waiting for a cab?
Erin Kaplan, our favorite “character” on The City and one of the few who actually, you know, worked, is leaving Elle for what are apparently greener pastures over at CondeNast’s Teen Vogue.
Since the cancellation of The City, there has been no shortage of reality shows hoping to fill its well-heeled (if not entirely truthful) shoes. But while Style.com’s in-the-works docu-series North of Madison has been relegated to the web and Olivia Palermo’s return to the small screen is still but a rumor, none come close to having the pedigree that comes from being produced by R.J. Cutler — the man behind 2009′s critically acclaimed documentary The September Issue.
We’ve got some good news for those of you who have been seriously jonesing for your weekly Olivia Palermo-As-An-Evil-Villian-In-My-TV-Box fix. While The City may have gone the way of the The Hills and Laguna Beach, Palermo won’t be missing from your screens for much longer.
When we first heard that E! was developing a show called “Bridalplasty”, we weren’t sure if we were being punked. Had reality television really gone that far? Apparently, yes. “Bridalplasty” will make its glorious debut on November 28th. In the meantime, here’s the trailer.
We are sad to announce that Kelly Cutrone is parting ways with her Rick Owens-loving assistant Andrew Mukamal. Apparently Andrew’s role on Kell on Earth made him reevaluate his career goals: namely, he didn’t want to act like an assistant anymore.
Last month, a few different sources confirmed the news that Style.com was diving into the world of reality television with their very own “docu-series.” As of today, that show has a name and is starting to sound a little less “real” than they’d initially promised.
Half of Lauren Conrad‘s life has been chronicled on TV, but she didn’t really have much input in Laguna Beach or The Hills. So when it came time to make arrangements for her new show on MTV, Conrad made sure she’d be in control.
Style.com is indeed getting its own reality show. It’s already filming in the office of Dirk Standen (left). But they still have to cast a female love interest for writer Darrell Hartman, and they’re not sure which network is going to air the show. Still, it should be tons of fun to watch.
Word has it that Style.com, the erstwhile online home of Vogue and W, is working on a reality show. But instead of the scripted fakeness introduced by Teen Vogue on The Hills and perfected by Elle on The City, it’s said that the Style.com show will feature people who actually work at the magazine.
Lauren Conrad, that not-forgotten former reality TV star, used to pine about how much she wanted to have a normal life. Of course, that could have been part of her scripted reality. Nevertheless, when she told Ryan Seacrest that plans were in the works to bring her back to MTV‘s reality TV lineup, our hearts skipped a beat. For fear of violating some contract or other, Conrad wouldn’t tell Seacrest what the show is about, but we have a few ideas.
“Reality show” is a funny term. Now reality shows are a lot more polished and a lot less, well, real. Now reality shows are a lot more polished and a lot less, well, real. And for many reality stars, there is no backdrop more polished — or coveted — than the shows at Fashion Week.