Synopses & Reviews
Plum Sykes's beguiling debut welcomes readers to the glamorous world of Park Avenue Princesses, the girls who careen through Manhattan in search of the perfect Fake Bake (tan acquired from Portofino Tanning Salon), a ride on a PJ (private jet) with the ATM (rich boyfriend), and the ever-elusive fiancé.
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? Can she ever find happiness in a city filled with the distractions of Front Row Girls, dermatologists, premieres, and eyebrow waxes? Is it possible to find love in a town where her friends think that the secret to happiness is getting invited to the Van Cleef and Arpels über-private sample sale? And how is she going to deal with the endless phone calls from her mother in England demanding that she get married to the Earl next door?
With enormous wit and an insider's eye, Sykes captures the nuances of the rich and spoiled in a heartwarming social satire, featuring a loveable "champagne bubble of a girl" who's just looking for love (and maybe the perfect pair of Chloé jeans).
"Tacky? Absolutely. But it's impossible not to be massively entertained....[A] savvy and viciously funny trip into a glittery, glitzy world we sure wouldn't want to live in..." Publishers Weekly
"Into the blender go Bridget Jones, Anita Loos, Sex and the City and Clueless; out comes a diabolically amusing concoction....[A] book that boasts as many flagrant product plugs...as it does funny one-liners." Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"Perfectly pitched playful, funny, satirical and sweet. I laughed out loud many times." Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief, Vogue
"I completely loved it! Plum Sykes channels Nancy Mitford and Holly Golightly with great charm and sweetness." Jane Green, author of Mr. Maybe and Jemima J.
"[I]f books of this sort must exist...they should all go down as smoothly as this one....Like a dozen Paris Hiltons bombed on champagne, but funny." Kirkus Reviews
"[A] breathless, sweetly tongue-in-cheek examination of the lifestyles and arcane social mores of the young, rich, and glamorous. Readers, especially fans of Candace Bushnell, will enjoy the ride." Meredith Parets, Booklist
"Bright and funny, Bergdorf Blondes is haute couture chick lit." Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City and Trading Up
"Endearingly madcap...a charming fiction debut." Teen Vogue
"Sykes's intermittently humorous first novel will delight or repel readers depending on their tolerance for innumerable brand names...and vacuous characters who make the Sex and the City gals...seem like rocket scientists." Library Journal
This sparkling, New York Times bestseller captures the nuances of the rich and spoiled in a heartwarming social satire, featuring a lovable "champagne bubble girl" who's just looking for love.
About the Author
Plum Sykes was born in London and educated at Oxford. She is a contributing editor at Vogue where she writes on fashion, society, and Hollywood. She lives in New York City.