Well, it looks like we’re all watching Marie Claire’s Running in Heels on the Style network. Thanks to Rhonda and Katie for reminding us about it. I set a season pass on my Tivo last night so I won’t miss one exciting moment! Having worked in the TV industry in LA, I am forever jaded. NOTHING on television is real or accurate. Nothing. It’s all about the drama and how much the producers can create. But hey, I can’t blame them because that’s what we all enjoy watching. We love the drama. I’ll admit it. And you should too. Just be sure to take it all with a grain of salt. With that said, the show is pretty similar to “Stylista” which was on the CW last year. Although that was more of a competition show than this one. Wanna-be editors competed for a position at Elle. Running in Heels is more of a documentary/reality show where three non-New Yorkers are thrown into the glitz and glamour of the high-fashion magazine world. Within the first few minutes of the show I was rolling my eyes. In a voiceover, one of the interns said they “decided” to all live together in NYC. Uh, no. The producers told you to say that. They put you all together hoping you’ll all end up hating eachother – which you probably will. The first day on the job they each get assignments from Zoe, the Senior Shopping Editor. For some odd reason, intern Ashley keeps getting the worst tasks. She has to stuff gift bags while the others get to go backstage at fashion week and interview the models, and greet famous guests at the “welcome to Marie Claire” party for new Fashion Director, Nina Garcia. Poor Ashley. Although when one of the editors at Marie Claire calls Ashley at the last minute with two tickets to one of the shows at fashion week she decides to take a male friend instead of Samantha who was seriously pissed off. Ha! Let the games begin!
P.S. I do have to say though that the staff at Marie Claire definitely seems nice, especially Editor-in-Chief, Joanna Coles. Let’s hope that’s not an act!