Bergdorf Blondes Author:Plum Sykes Plum Sykes's beguiling debut welcomes readers to the glamorous world of Park Avenue Princesses, the girls who careen through Manhattan in search of the perfect Fake Bake (tan acquired from Portofino Tanning Salon), a ride on a PJ (private jet) with the ATM (rich boyfriend), and the ever-elusive fiancé. — With invitations to high-profil... more »e baby showers and benefits, more Marc Jacobs clothes than is decent, and a department store heiress for a best friend, our heroine known only as Moi is living at the peak of New York society. But what is Moi to do when her engagement falls apart? Can she ever find happiness in a city filled with the distractions of Front Row Girls, dermatologists, premieres, and eyebrow waxes? Is it possible to find love in a town where her friends think that the secret to happiness is getting invited to the Van Cleef and Arpels über-private sample sale? And how is she going to deal with the endless phone calls from her mother in England demanding that she get married to the Earl next door?« less
This novel has the same feel as the Shopaholic series - rich girls who have too much time and money on their hands. The adventures are fun, but after a while, you could almost write the next chapter. This is a great book to read at the beach or when you don't want think too much.
I found this book to be a really fun read. There is not much of a plot - and the one it struggles with is very predictable. But Ms Sykes does a great job with satire and the book is extremely amusing. Her descriptions of the lives of NY socialites kept a constant smile on my face.
I thought this book was "mindless." I wanted to read it because, after teaching for another year, I was looking for something light, but this was TOO light, as light as a feather might be ! (tee-hee) But then, my family tells me that I am too serious. Anyway, thanks for the book !
You really have to be in exactly the right mood for this über-silly chicklit about a bunch of self-absorbed Manhattan twenty-somethings whose entire purpose in life is to be seen at the right parties, wearing the right designer and the right jewels, in the company of the right man. Sykes telegraphs her "big surprise" so early in the novel that if her next book doesn't get published, she'll be a shoo-in for a job with Western Union. But if you're down with the creeping crud and want something even more mindless than daytime TV, this is the book for you.