The Fabulist

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Weekly pop-culture trend show has occasional language, wine.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

It highlights incoming and outgoing trends in fashion, home decor, travel, and food. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The hosts have some fashion expertise; their guests also all work in some aspect of the industry. 

Violence
Sex

Sexy outfits, going bra-less, nipples, breast sizes, booty sizes, and other related themes are common but offered within the context of fashion and style trends.

Language

Words such as "hell," "ass," and "bitch" are audible. 

Consumerism

Lots of fashion labels, ranging from high-fashion brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs to over-the-counter brands such as H&M and TRESemme. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Alcohol (wine, champagne) is sometimes visible. Wine in a box is discussed. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Fabulist is a fashion-oriented talk show that features lots of fashion and style brand labels, iffy vocab ("ass," "hell," "bitch"), and conversations about boobs and booty as they relate to fashion. It's a little much for tweens, but fashion-forward teens should be able to handle it.  

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What's the story?

THE FABULIST is a talk show that highlights the hottest trends of the week. Fashionistas Kristin Cavallari and Orly Shani take a look at the latest clothes, accessories, and make-up styles making appearances on fashion runways and red carpets. The latest trends in home decor, fitness, travel, and food also are discussed. Helping them out are rotating guest panels featuring trend setters such as The Face host Nigel Barker and models including Jessica White. At the end of each episode, they reveal the top trend of the week. Throughout it all, viewers get to share their opinions and vote on their favorite trends on the show's website.

Is it any good?

From slouchy pants and ombre lips to the merits of painting your walls black, the series discusses the pros and cons of the latest and greatest trends to emerge each week. It also highlights the designs and products that are going out of style.

If you're looking for something that looks beyond the world of fashion, styling, and decorating, you won't find it here. But if this is what you like, you'll find the show both informative and educational. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about trends. Who decides what's fashionable and not fashionable? What does it mean to be "in" and to be "out"? Are shows like this one designed to help people become more fashionable? Or are they really just for entertainment?

  • Why do you think the hosts got this job? What kinds of skills do you need to host a fashion-TV show?

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For kids who love reality TV

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