Saturday, March 20, 2004

Plum Sykes Strikes Out: Aaron Gell in W Magazine

From Aaron Gell's review of Plum Sykes' Bergdorf Blondes, from the April 2004 W:

"Fashionista-cum-muckraker Plum Sykes, who apparently spent years researching her novel Bergdorf Blondes (Miramax Books) by going deep undercover as a glamorous It Girl. The story is told in the voice of a shallow, narcissistic features writer for a major fashion magazine -- a voice Sykes nails with uncanny verisimilitude. Unfortunately, while she name drops all the requisite labels, like the crack fashion caption writer that she once was, the plot she hangs them on is thinner than a Louboutin heel, and nowhere near as sturdy. It centers on the breakup of the heroines' engagement (her moody beau is said to be a stand-in for Sykes' former fiance, Damian Loeb) and her subsequent quest for another PH (prospective husband) who has his very own PJ (private jet)." Charmed, I'm sure.

This Andrew Gell can write. His snark is pure.

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