Jersey Couture: Another look at Jersey…not from the Jersey Shore

It premieres on Oxygen tonight at 10pm and critics are saying Jersey Couture is a programme all of America should be tuning in for.

Here’s the “about” on the website:

Combining unmistakable style and no-nonsense attitude, Oxygen’s newest docu-series “Jersey Couture” follows a New Jersey family who runs one of the Garden State’s most sought-after destinations for extravagant women’s formal wear. The Scalis (aka Jersey’s First Family of Fashion) reveal how their tight-knit family manages to live and work together while running their glamorous, over-the-top dress shop, Diane & Co.

From prom dresses to mother-of-the bride gowns, leopard print to gold sequins, Diane & Co. has it all. Owned by the Scali family, Diane & Co. is the fashion playground for Diane’s daughters, Kimberly and Christina, who are the eyes into this world of high fashion and family hi-jinks. Kimberly’s business sense and Christina’s fairytale aspirations make a great combination, but mixing family with business sometimes proves to have its challenges. Ultimately, the clients reap the rewards of the talented Scali family because at the end of the day, it’s all about providing women with a Cinderella experience of a lifetime! 

“Jersey Couture” is produced by Magilla Entertainment with Brian Flanagan and Matthew Ostrom serving as executive producers. Laura Palumbo Johnson and Jacqueline Cardillo Garofano are co-executive producers. 

I would really like to find out how the “real” Jersey views these sort of shows. I have plenty of friends in Jersey who think the new fascination with Garden State is hilarious. I then have friends in London who are laughing at Americans even more than they were before shows like the Jersey Shore started. We have a bad enough rap as it is in other countries without shows like this coming on television…they are funny but they aren’t always taken as sensationalized media…but rather as truth in foreign countries. It’s a dangerous game to play really. I am particularly interested in this new show as it is aimed at the fashion industry, if you can call it that, in Jersey. Let’s see what happens. Those of you that are stateside, let me know what the show is like tomorrow!

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