Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
FASHIONISTAS is the first book in a new series by Chloe Walsh.
Four very different girls come together at Couture magazine in New York City for a summer internship.
Aynsley is the spoiled rich girl, whose mom is friends with the Editor-in-Chief. Aynsley has to work at Couture or spend the summer in a remote Italian village. That thought alone makes a summer of unpaid work worth it.
Ava is a shy, invisible writer. Though she's hiding a secret none of the girls would ever expect. The night of the Cutting Edge Gala brings a new beginning for Ava.
Callie is a naive creative designer from Ohio. Or is she? She comes to Couture with the hopes of getting recognition for her work.
And Nadine doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. She forms an immediate bond with Aynsley, but her partying attitude distances her from everyone at Couture.
THE INTERNS is not a new concept. The story has been told before, most recently in SUMMER INTERN by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman. However, Ms. Walsh creates more depth and interpersonal conflict between her characters. All of the characters have secrets and desires that are not revealed to each other. The reader is left with wanting more after the final pages of the first book in the series.
For anyone intrigued with the inner workings of the fashion industry, FASHIONISTAS gives a raw inside look at the frantic pace of this world.. Designer names are used liberally and leaves the reader wishing they had a fashion closet the likes of Couture.
Stay tuned for THE INTERNS: TRUTH OR FASHION...