No, it’s not a rerun of Wild America ; it’s the world of dressed-to-the-nines Park Avenue heiresses, aka Bergdorf Blondes, botoxed to within an. For readers who adore Candace Bushnell, Tinsely Mortimer, and Lauren Weisberger comes New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes’s sly and amusing. Buy Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.
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I read many negative reviews, and they almost put me off reading what is actually the funniest book I’ve read in a long time. I would def read more Plum Sykes books.
Is this feature helpful? Thought it’d be a fun beach read. She dislikes work you only do it to ensure a steady flow of freebiesgetting up before It’s well worth a read for all the chick lit lovers pluj there, sort of like a grown up version of Gossip Girl.
Trivia About Bergdorf Blondes. It’s almost embarrassing to even bloondes I read it, but as a follower of Sykes’ Vogue pieces, I felt I owed her a bit of literary loyalty.
I think, surprisingly, what had me riveted was the way the book was written. Write a customer review. With insights on the British upper class, the Hollywood movie-director scene and life for twenty-something wannabes in The Big Apple, this book will leave you ready to understand and confront any heiress World-wide: Mindless, fun book the lets one escape into, from most vantage points, a completely ludicrous, unbelievable world.
She is a contributing editor at Vogue magazine, and a famous Manhattan “It” girl. Discover what to read next. Aug 27, Kari rated it did not like it Shelves: The author is a writer for a few major publications, so her writing was concise but filled with interesting details, and she had a strong voice telling the entire story our protagonist moi. Anyway, I still give it 5 stars: Our heroine is seemingly calculated to be cockle-warmingly endearing, on the grounds that she is British and brunette and Ivy League, and lives in a faintly boho apartment.
Sep 10, Annicka Borges rated it did not like it. But then I looked at her photograph again and I knew I was wrong. Nope, I don’t feel bad about having given this ‘twist’ away. The genre is limited, but Sykes exploits it to its fullest, with no apologies. The book was fun, whimsical, and knew well enough not to take itself seriously more than skin deep!
With enormous wit and an insider’s eye, Sykes captures the nuances of the rich and spoiled in a heartwarming social satire, featuring a loveable “champagne bubble of a girl” who’s just looking for love and maybe the perfect pair of Chloe jeans. If your into fashion magazines, exspensive clothes, and hearing about what the stars do or how they live, then youll enjoy blondfs and alot of the books ive read The “princesses” are constantly hopping onto the PJ’s I told you to pay attention to the lingo guide!
But part of the fun of that is getting to live through the characters, but these characters, I couldn’t wait to get away from.
Put your tenner towards that Fendi clutch bag you’ve always wanted. The protagonist goes through several terrible relationships with bergdogf men she was told that they were single or separated and finds herself drawn to and irritated by the filmmaker Charlie, who has started dating her friend Julie.
Still, it follows American magazine protocol in being chatty, toothlessly catty and less than fully informed. The story is a little bit on the shallow side, which I like for relaxing, because you don’t get to think much. Most people would probably say at this point, “What were you expecting, Camus?
I know it felt more real that way and it probably wouldn’t have been as great without it, but had a hard time expecting the fact that she kept calling sex “Brazil”, I thought a better word probably would have made it feel better and less weird and sketchy the whole time. There are countless rose-bedecked charity functions, trips to Paris to stay in the Fritz that’s the Fucking Ritz, apparentlyinterludes with princes, overdoses, psychiatrists, Hollywood directors, and, as is the custom, true love conquering all, in that charming way it does.
How can you not love that? Plum’s tart, referred to only as ‘Moi’, is a glossy magazine writer by day and a pain in the butt by night. View Full Version of PW. In fact, I indulge in them a lot of times –but this book was as stupid as stupid gets.
For another, she refers to oral sex as going to Brazil or, by way of witty variation, to Rio, a yucky reference to her extremely high-maintenance pudendum.
Review: Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes | Books | The Guardian
The book club guests were rich Manhattan socialites dripping in diamonds. Potential Husband —”Have you any idea how awesome your skin looks if you are engaged? But in my point of view, if you had those expectations for this book in the first place you really shouldn’t have read it. All the characters in the book are obssessed with it and, having a bit of an obsession with skincare myself, I was intrigued.
At this point I saw the absurdity the author was shooting for and began to enjoy the book. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
I found it a breath of fresh air from NY yet after all the dysfunctional families, domestic abuse and murder in the usual fictional fare.
She is a contributing editor at Vogue magazin I felt my IQ dropping a few points with every few sykee.
Observer review: Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes | Books | The Guardian
It was entertaining to read about these women, especially in lieu of the fact that my lifestyle is incredibly different. So far, so Sex and the City.
Things are bergdirf made much better by her mother’s insistence that she return home to England her family emigrated there during the narrator’s childhood and strike up a relationship with a local Earl that they haven’t seen since a disastrous business transaction with her father years ago.
She likes labels most girls would die to own as much Marc Jacobs as she doesprivate jets and bellinis. You know who you are. This is a savvy and viciously funny trip into a berbdorf, glitzy world we sure wouldn’t want to live in—but by which we’re more than happy to be vicariously consumed for the length of a book.
Blissfully self-interested and flush with the cheeriness that comes from being, well, flush, Miss Disposable Income sashays her bergdof through New York society in search of the perfect P.
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There is a similarity to the television show Sex in the City, in that all men who wander across the pages are either appalling or unutterably wonderful. The first pplum didn’t go so well.