Bergdorf Blondes is the chick lit début novel of Plum Sykes, an English- born fashion writer and New York “it girl”. The book was released in hardcover on . Laura Barton on the girls about town in Plum Sykes’ Bergdorf Blondes. The reputation of the fairest of the fair sex gets another mauling in Plum Sykes’s label-strewn tale of husband-hunting, Bergdorf Blondes.
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Have blondes ever been so dumb?
Moi’s is a world in which eyelashes spontaneously curl and fingernails “actually hurt if they don’t have NARS Candy Darling pink varnish on them”. In Moi’s Manhattan, the thing that really counts is good byy, and the only way to get a proper glow, she decides, is to get engaged.
This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat It’s just a shame its timbre is so shrill, like the screech of bfrgdorf across a blackboard.
The best advice I can give a person reading it is to not take it too seriously, it was never meant to be taken seriously and if you keep that in mind, you might just enjoy it! Books of the Week.
Not only did I find myself laughing out loud at quite a few times, but this novel was warm, and it didn’t feel as serious as begrdorf Devil Wears Prada’ and ‘Sex and the City’. After some minor investigation, I discovered that the Alpha-Beta peel does exist.
A Ok guys this one is a throw vergdorf for me since I originally read Bergdorf Blondes way back in the summer college days, but I just found it and re-read it again this week and now I have a blog, so ya know: 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.
The writing style is less than mediocre and it was a total waste of the 3 hours that seemed more like an eternity that i spent reading it. Blissfully self-interested and flush with the cheeriness that comes from being, well, flush, Miss Disposable Income sashays her way through New York society in search of the perfect P. Moi is quick to point out that she is not blonde, that she has a career, as a fashion magazine writer no less, and that she happens to be a conduit for the lives of the rich and blonde around her.
Had it been written better or more precise without abbreviations, etc it wouldn’t have had that same personal quality. She doesn’t even know how to go about killing herself: Initially she believes that she’s found “The One” in the photographer Zack and the two become engaged, after which point Zack becomes emotionally abusive and unresponsive. Jun 15, Melindam rated it did not like it Shelves: Nothing was too rushed but again it was her first book! 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 private sample sale?
Topics Books The Observer. I was sadly taken aback because this one was just too much for me. The only reason I finished it was because after I read the Frontier Airlines catering menu, this was the only reading material I had available. Unfortunately, the services of Manhattan dermatologist Dr. So to read something light and sweet doesn’t mean the reader is shallow, it means it is time for a sorbet, reading-wise. She is a contributing editor at Vogue magazin I felt my IQ dropping a few points with every few pages.
Which got me thinking.
I think, surprisingly, what had me riveted was the way the book was written. Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes. Review was originally posted on Alexa Loves Books Bergdorf Blondes was a pleasant chick lit read that combined three of my favorite things – New York City, traveling to various exotic locations including England and a relatable protagonist who enjoyed shopping, beauty rituals and writing.
She is a contributing editor at Vogue magazine, and a famous Manhattan “It” girl. Are there really people out there who are this shallow and pointless? I like chick-lit in general and am always up for a laugh. I tried to look at it as a tongue in cheek tale, but there really wasn’t anything remotely funny about it.
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. I think the last straw was the heiress who shop lifts at her own store and daddy is happy because the scandal boosts sales. The protagonist manages to make it to the home owned by the Earl, where she runs into Charlie, who tells her that he is the Earl her mother wanted her to meet and that he had left the United States due to news of his father’s death.
Moi is good at this, bagging herself a Hot Young Photographer at her pal Muffy’s charity ball.
Observer review: Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes | Books | The Guardian
This display of ignorance becomes less startling as Bergdorf Blondes stumbles on, and it allows for a cloying motif. 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 inch of their barely-into-the-third-decade lives. This all proves to be too much berdgorf the protagonist and before leaving, she tells Charlie that she hates him and that she can no longer trust him since he never trusted her with any of this information.
Be warned though; in as much as I liked the book for some beach time reading, there’s no character growth.
The ending brings the proceedings firmly into the realm of Barbara Cartland — the moral of the story is to marry well, which I suppose is the ultimate beauty tip. Not my kind of book generally, but I had heard it was good and I bought it ages ago like in or something and figured I vy to read it. Dec 30, Stacy rated it it was amazing.
The strangest thing about this book is the effect it has on one’s desire to shop. Chick lit if you will. I’d say that she’s be Blissfully self-interested and flush with the cheeriness of a New York socialite on a quest to snag the perfect P. Turns out Charlie is the Earl. It was about rich snobby girls living in NYC hooking up with different guys, travelling around the world, spending rediculous amounts of money on clothes and getting expensive clothes for free even though they can afford them.
I think this one is a great bit of fluff for beach reading or for those moments when you want to unwind without thinking too hard. I don’t really want to discuss this book’s merits or lack thereof. Despite her novel’s sykrs ‘effervescence’ honestly, BB has put the PR department at Viking into overdrivemight this not have been Sykes’s intention?
It takes all sorts to make a world. What I want to discuss is the Alpha-Beta peel. Put your tenner towards that Fendi clutch bag you’ve always wanted.