Bergdorf Blondes

“If you only get hypoglycemia around one person, the chances are actually much greater that you might be falling in love than that you have suddenly contracted a nasty sugar condition.” (Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes)

Bergdorf Blondes CoverThis champagne bubble of a book is pure pleasure. It can be read at a leisurely pace, dispersed over many sunny afternoons, or gobbled up over a few hours spent reclining outdoors. Anyway you choose to imbibe it, the result will be a better mood caused by the upbeat writing and unashamedly satisfying ending. I am not going to try to trick you into thinking that this is a masterpiece, because it just simply isn’t. What it is is a mood enhancer, and everyone needs those at some point.

Although I wouldn’t consider myself a connoisseur of upbeat adult literature, I would imagine that this is the lightest of the light. Simply nothing bad happens in the entire book. The main character may experience negative events, but as a reader, we can just laugh at them and the dramatic way she displays her diva-ish misery. And, when prince charming is found in the end, it is expected, but the series of events leading up to it  is delightfully played. Furthermore, the whole book is dripping with references to fashion, enough to stimulate the glamorous side of your imagination and satisfy the most fashion focused of us.

Recommended Action: BuyBorrowTBRAvoid

Length: 320 pages

Further Reading: As I have indicated, light adult reading really isn’t my forte, but I’ve tried to look around for other fashion-oriented, laugh-out-loud, chic-lit type books for you: One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell, and The Perfect Manhattan by Shear and Tomey seem to fit nicely.


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