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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Yes, Sykes has found a voice – her voice?

I’m not sure why I even read this in the first place. Be very wary of men you are crazily sexually attracted to-they’re the dangerous ones for you. Park Avenue princesses with ridiculous concerns, who plot how to get the best out of a sample sale at Chanel, Front Row Girls, muses, waiting lists for I read this book yesterday. These women’s lives are not to be envied at all. Not my kind of book generally, but I had heard it was good and I bought it ages ago like in or something and figured I ought to read it.

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.

A very funny, light-hearted, astute and loving look at our Park Avenue Princesses. I found her to be wide-eyed and naive, pretty much wanting any guy who was good-looking or even gave her the time of day.

She specifically warned me in advance that it was really stupid, but secretly a fun read in a guilty pleasure sort of way.

Have blondes ever been so dumb?

Unfortunately, the characters are much less likeable than the characters in those other books because they are shallow, shallow, shallow. It is simply that it is so horribly empty, a bilious swirl of superficial characters and sickly values. Return to Book Page. It takes all sorts to make a world. However the protagonist finds that Charlie has left, giving her the impression that he was just using her like the other men she has dated.

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Since the friendship is gone, the sykex decides to see Charlie again that night, as he had invited her to return for dinner. If you’re going to go into this book judging fictional characters for being superficial, then this book is probably not for you.

Seriously, on the surface it’s a light contemporary funny read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are much more books out there I’m not against chick lit. Frankly if you like contemporaries or romances you blondws need to sy,es this book.

This display of ignorance becomes less startling as Bergdorf Blondes stumbles on, and it allows for a cloying motif. My only criticism of the book was it felt a bit inappropriate at times. I think, surprisingly, what had me riveted was the way the book was written. What is kinda cute at first in terms of character quirks quickly becomes obnoxious and over the top.

Also, this book is interesting as it blondws to an oeuvre of books written by former or current minions of Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour.


She likes labels most girls would die to own bertdorf much Marc Jacobs as she doesprivate jets and bellinis. Gillian bought it due to the hype surrounding the novel.

I thought it was cute and it was woven in quite cleverly so as not to distract from the focus of the story on our main charater’s life. Bergdorf Blondes obviously fancies itself as one Manoloed step above your common-or-garden chick lit by being ever-so-slightly arch, in the manner of say, Clueless or Legally Blonde. Ahhh, to be a Park Avenue Princess! And for this, her debut novel, Sykes has cunningly concocted a frothy little tale of Moi, a glossy-magazine journalist with a broken engagement to a creative type, who fraternises with Park Avenue’s shiniest – or Bergdorf Blondes, as she christens them – and always gets the corner table at Da Silvano.

How can you not love that? Most people would probably say at this point, “What were you expecting, Camus? 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.


Sykes produced a viciously funny trip into a glittery, glitzy world we sure wouldn’t want to live in but would be endlessly fascinated with. This book was nearly offensive in its wanton display of greed, vanity and superficiality.

Honestly, it all requires a level of commitment comparable to, say, learning Hebrew or quitting cigarettes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Don’t get me wrong, I was a suicide counselor for ten years and I more than anybody understand how serious suicide is, but this book made it so completely ridiculous it made the entire book make sense. I think the last straw was the heiress who shop lifts at her own store and daddy is happy because the scandal boosts sales.

The name-dropping is relentlessly distracting, like some kind of nervous tic; practically every sentence is accessorised with a deft reference to somewhere or something awfully fashionable and terribly New York. I would def read more Plum Sykes books.

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But in my point of view, if you had those expectations for this book in the first place you really shouldn’t have read it. The only part I specifically remember sukes calling a certain sexual act ‘getting tiramisu’ I will leave it up to you to discern what that means and texting a friend that Moi is getting said act, then said act ending abruptly when actor discovered what actee is up to.

I loved this book because it is a very whimsical piece. The bergforf character that blondees promise was Charlie and I liked him instantly from the start.

It only happens with someone who is very dangerous for you. Retrieved 27 February The characters are as real today as they were in and