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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But for those looking there’s a biting commentary below the surface. I’m not sure why Bpondes even read this in the first place. The Best Books of But this glimpse inside their glitzy world honestly made me feel better about my own decidedly unglamorous life, which isn’t nearly as vapid or pointless as theirs.
Dec 30, Stacy rated it it was amazing. Though it took a while for me to actually get into the book, somewhere in between the fourth and fifth chapter, I was hooked. Still, it follows American magazine protocol in being chatty, toothlessly catty and less than fully informed.
Maybe there are girls who fly around on private jets and think the most important thing in life is to be some fashion designer’s muse, maybe that’s superficial to you, but there’s also someone who thinks you’re superficial for having a gym membership when you could just maybe run to work.
I went into Bergdorf Blondes hoping I was going to like it. But it’s impossible not to be massively entertained by a woman who refers euphemistically to oral sex as “going to Rio” in memory of the first man who suggested she get a Brazilian bikini wax, considers vodka a food group and who holds up glamour as the first of the commandments.
A very funny, light-hearted, astute and loving look at our Park Avenue Princesses. 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. Ok guys this one is a throw back 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: What I want to discuss is the Alpha-Beta peel.
It’s fine by me if she wants to look like an overdressed swizzle stick.
Review: Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes | Books | The Guardian
Absolutely everyone wants to be one, but it’s actually tres difficult. The book follows an unnamed young socialite living in New York as she interacts with her best friend Julie and tries to find a successful romantic relationship.
I thought the book was clever and hilarious Trivia About Bergdorf Blondes. Apr 08, Michelle rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Bergdorf Blondes is the tale of ueber-rich young ladies in New York City trying to snag suitable mates.
Have blondes ever been so dumb?
At this point her mother arrives under the guise of taking the protagonist home, with the intention of making her way back into Charlie’s mother’s good graces. There’s so many quotes in this book that got me through college and my early 20s it’s bananas.
Despite her novel’s much-vaunted ‘effervescence’ honestly, BB has put the PR department at Viking into overdrivemight this not have been Sykes’s intention? With invitations to high-profile baby showers and benefits, more Marc Jac Plum Sykes 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 Salona ride on a PJ private jet with the ATM rich boyfriendand the ever-elusive fiance.
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. I tried to look at it as a tongue in cheek tale, but there really wasn’t anything remotely funny about it.
Sometimes it’s nice for things like skes book to meet your expectations. I don’t really want to discuss this book’s merits or lack thereof. 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.
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 ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and ‘Sex and the City’. 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.
This all proves to be too much for 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.
I read this book yesterday. She specifically warned me in advance that it was really stupid, but secretly a fun read in a guilty pleasure sort of way.
History is even scarier than the fiction. 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.
Your outsize Ebrgdorf shades would have to be very dark indeed to stop you seeing it coming. This is one of my least favourite books of this genre at least of all bergdrof, to the point of being almost unreadable. Moi is good at this, bagging herself a Hot Young Photographer at her pal Muffy’s charity ball.
Moi’s is a world in which eyelashes spontaneously curl and fingernails “actually blonses if they don’t bergdrf NARS Candy Darling pink varnish on them”. In fact, I indulge in them a lot of times –but this book was as stupid as stupid gets. Plum Sykes 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 Salona ride on a PJ private jet with the ATM rich boyfriendand the ever-elusive fiance.
I think the last straw was the heiress who shop lifts at her own store and daddy is happy because the scandal boosts sales.