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Bergdorf Blondes

por Plum Sykes

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With invitations to high-profile 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?
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How good can it be if I can't remember the main character's name?
This is a good beach read, fluff and stuff about Park Avenue Princessess and their oh so stressed out lives. (I'm being sarcastic) ( )
  VhartPowers | Dec 27, 2018 |
Hauskan pinnallinen ja kevyt romaani naisten "ongelmista" New Yorkin seurapiireissä. ( )
  TerhiVaheranta | Dec 3, 2015 |
Reminds me a little of the Shopaholic series.
Fun, light read with a happy ending. Every once in a while we need a happy ending. :) ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
I don't exactly get the whole celebutante thing. I don't watch the reality tv shows about their lives and families. I don't click through on the internet to read about anything they are doing. I don't wish them ill but I truly don't see why anyone cares about their lives. Sure, they live what looks to be an impossibly different life from the rest of us but I can't imagine it's really all that fascinating in truth. And I certainly wouldn't want to live it. But a light and frothy book about a fictional young Bergdorf blonde and the life she leads among the celebutantes and glitterati of New York like in the re-released Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes, well, that I can stomach, especially when it's presented as the funny and light weight entertainment that this fluffy chick lit is.

Our unnamed, brunette narrator, who calls herself Moi and has been described in a society column as a champagne bubble of a girl, is a fashion magazine writer but her nominal job doesn't often interfere with the privileged life of luxury she is leading. She's best friends with the original Bergdorf blonde, Julie Bergdorf, and inhabits a world of high class parties, drivers, private jets, wealth, and competitive shopping. When she and Julie notice how being engaged brings a new glow, unachievable through make-up and Botox, to their friends' faces, they set out to snag their own fiancés. But the course of true love never does run smooth and it's no different for Moi. She makes terrible choices in men, all the while fending off her mother's insistence that she meet the "little Earl" who owns the manor home in Moi's small British hometown. Meanwhile she gets engaged to an emotional wacko and proceeds to date married man after married man. Much to her chagrin, each time she gets herself into a relationship pickle, Charlie, one of Julie's more charming boyfriends, comes to Moi's rescue.

The life that these pampered princesses lead is an unbelievable one although I suspect that Sykes has, in fact, captured the Park Avenue Princesses fairly true to life. Even with Moi, who is not of the same class as her friends wealth-wise, there is little focus on actual, real workaday jobs. Moi has a job, of course, but she can blithely skip work to go to Europe on a whim with a handsome man with seemingly no repercussions and the rest of her twenty-something friends can afford to "work" as fashion muses. Moi is supposed to be an Ivy League graduate but she is shockingly dumb if that's the case, as is spectacularly evident in the Advil incident. The novel comes across as alternately satirical and straight so that the reader is never quite certain if Sykes is poking fun at this over the top lifestyle or not. Many of the characters are vacuous but still somehow come off as somehow not entirely unendearing. And because it is a ten year old re-issue, the pop culture references are decidedly dated, placing it firmly in its time. The end is completely predictable but as it's the way the reader wants the book to end, even if it is a tad unearned, that's okay. If you are looking for a guilty pleasure or are already a fan of celebutante "it" girls, this is the read for you. ( )
  whitreidtan | Sep 11, 2014 |
I've met more Bergdorf Blondes in my life than I care to remember. Being pretty much par for the course on the Island of Manhattan, they're everywhere - clogging up Fifth Avenue in their chauffeur-driven luxury cars, buying out Bendel's, Bergdorf's, and Barney's, and wearing purebred pooches on their arms as though the poor little pets were handbags. Needless to say, we are not friends. The Bergdorf Blonde bunch and I do not "get" each other at all; we're like peanut butter and potpourri. Still, I can't help but feel for them. Theirs is a strange, scary world, where nothing is more important than money. Not love, not friendship, not happiness. If you're feeling the need for a light, fluffy read that will make you grateful for the fact that you're NOT a Bergdorf Blonde, give this novel a try.
P.S: I'd recommend reading it for free, from the library. ( )
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With invitations to high-profile 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?

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