EXCLUSIVE! Oxygen's 'Jersey Couture' Stars Say 'Our Show Is NOT Like The 'Jersey Shore'!'

Thu, May 20, 2010 3:30pm EDT by Add first Comment

Courtesy of Oxygen

Courtesy of Oxygen

In case you haven’t had your fill of Jersey based reality TV shows we’ve got one more coming our way! Move over Jersey Shore and RHONJ because these girls say they’re all “glitz and glam!”

Set your DVR’s ladies because you’re not going to want to miss this! I got a chance to speak to the incredibly entertaining women of Oxygen’s upcoming reality show Jersey Couture and they want you to know they are breaking down the loud-mouth, fist pumping, Jersey Shore streotype!

“For us we just happen to live in New Jersey,” says Diane Scali, matriarch and founder of Diane & Co., “We don’t scream and curse … the drama you see is more mommy saying why isn’t this girls’ dress here or yelling at a seamstress.”

The show follows the Scali family — mom, Diane, dad, Sal, daughters, Kimberly, 29, and Christina, 27, and little brother Anthony, 24, as they run Diane & Co., a dress shop in Freehold, NJ.  I have to tell you after watching a screener of the premiere episode I had no idea dress shopping could get so intense! I definitely remember looking for prom dresses, and formal wear when I was in high school and college but I don’t remember ripping a dress out of a customers hand!

“We deal with everything,” says Kimberly. “We’ve have customers who have found a dress arguing with other customers and mothers outbidding each other for a prom dress.”

Even though these women have a New Jersey zipcode they don’t indentify with Bravo’s The Real Housewives of NJ or MTV’s Jersey Shore. “Everyone is streotyping the show,” says Christina. “We’re from New York we just live here in NJ … this is where our family settled down to give us a great life. We met the ladies of the Jersey housewives and they are very sweet but everyone has their own way.”

So why watch this show besides my own recommendation? These girls say you’re going to see how the rich and famous find the perfect dress for that special occasion. ” We’ve got glitz and glamour … people say there’s no glitz and glamour in NJ but we dress CEO’s, atheletes …  customers will come in and buy a $5,000 dress in 30 seconds.”

If your idea of a great TV night is a little bit of family, dropping serious cash and some MAJOR shopping nightmares check out Jersey Couture when it premieres June 1 on Oxygen at 10pm!

-Chloe Melas

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