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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This book is silly and fun.

There are much more books out there that are more worth your while. After some minor investigation, I discovered that the Alpha-Be This book is the literary equivalent of empty calories. Mar 30, Jen rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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.

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. Topics Books The Observer. I love a kitten heel and a cashmere cardy as much as the next girl, but after I’d finished reading Bergdorf Blondes, I was determined to wear Birkenstocks and dirndl for the rest of my life.

I don’t think sykew Ms. The book was fun, whimsical, and knew well enough not to take itself seriously more than skin deep! Nothing was too rushed but again it was her first book! It was about rich snobby girls ny 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.


Well, she has her nose waxed, for one thing. A finished copy was provided by the agency for review.

Irritating? Moi?

Feb 03, Mina rated it it was ok. There has already been quite a lot of bitchy stuff written in the press about Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes, but this is a review, a serious piece of literary criticism, so let me begin by saying that I definitely do not have a problem with her super, skinny-size 8 physique.

Are there really people out there who are this shallow and pointless? Ahhh, to be a Park Avenue Princess! This causes the protagonist to realize that Charlie had never intended to be dishonest and she eventually meets up with him at his home, where they reconcile and officially become a couple.

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How little and empty your life must be to only live on the surface. This is the kind of book that I consider “a light bit of confection. What these characters need is a less money and a lot of therapy.

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I thought, maybe one day, and moved on. This book is a literary equivalent of a shot in the head. Eileen Russell Yes, one of the trashiest books I ever wasted my time reading. Also did I mention there’s hot men? The story is a little bit on the shallow side, which I like for relaxing, because you don’t get to think much.


Had it been written better or more precise without abbreviations, etc it wouldn’t have had that same personal quality. The twist at the end was a good one and the author seemed to understand the need for a beginning, middle, and end of a book. It was a fun, light read about a high society girl living in New York.

I’m not against chick lit.

Jul 05, Barbara Berry rated it liked it. The only redeeming aspect of the book was that it gave some insight on life as a “Park Ave.

Have blondes ever been so dumb?

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. Sex and the City fans.

This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat There are much more books out there I’m not against chick lit. Apr 12, PurplyCookie rated it liked it Shelves: Can she ever find happiness in a city filled with the distractions of Front Row Girls, dermatologists, premieres, and eyebrow waxes? Despite some friction between the two, the protagonist finds that she genuinely likes Charlie, who tells her that he’s broken up with Julie.