A cross between Sex in the City and the book/movie Party Monster. Fashionite elite meets rock bottom and still manages to come out famous, financially fine, and always fabulous.
Clothes, shoes, bags, the travail of having to attend all the couture shows and the celebrity that comes with a front-row seat. This was a great read.
This frothy romance revolves around Cat McAllister, a fashionista on a mission to save herself from "B-list obscurity." With her sizable trust fund dwindling and her recent fianc on the arm of a Victoria's Secret supermodel, Cat is desperate to sharpen her edge among New York's rich and elite. With help from her best friend, India, "New York's reigning postoperative transsexual," Cat tries everything from throwing herself the perfect birthday party (her fourth 25th annual), to scheming after a titled, wealthy bachelor, to adopting an orphan in adherence to the gala charity calendar's cause of the moment. The superficial characters and silly predicaments make for a light, if occasionally stilted, read. Canned laughter kills some bad-to-begin-with jokes (e.g., when Cat confuses her illegal alien au pair's visa problems for credit card troubles), and Cat's shallowness is fitfully highlighted in heavy-handed triplicate ("`Galliano,' I confessed modestly. It was my usual response to a compliment. `Nice hair' was usually followed by `Fekkai.' `Fabulous makeup' by `Kevyn.' `Exquisite forehead' by `Botox.' I like to give credit since I am an authentic person.'"). Senior fashion editor for Hint magazine, a well-respected online journal, Cruz is dead-on with detail, from Cat's prized Bliss discount card and designer clothes to playful descriptions of front-row fashion personalities and events. While this debut, sprung from a column Cruz wrote for Hint, might not create a literary sensation, society page addicts will no doubt enjoy its irreverent spin on the glamorous life.
A fast read about a child star who has turned 25 four years in a row, that has it all, loses it all and in the process of trying to pick up her feet again so that she can maintain her shopping and socialite level, starts to realize the things that will make her happy in life...
This was sooo awful! There didn't seem to be much a plot line and the characters were completely unlikeable. I enjoy fluffy chick lit on occasion, but this is beyond fluff; it's just plain bad!