I really enjoyed this book, but there was a small down side for me. (Let's get this part over with.) The beginning seemed to really drag on. It's not that the story doesn't come out swinging, it does. You can feel the paparazzi snapping pictures left and right on each page. The problem for me initially was too much name dropping. It almost felt like an episode of Ugly Betty completely narrated and starring only Wilimena (if you don't understand that reference, seriously...just google it....you'll find an example in a heartbeat). I mean I love fashion as much as the next girl, it's almost ingrained in our DNA. Girl (normally) equals love of shopping....I just don't care to the extreme of every designer, in every season's collection, etc, etc. For me, fashion is fun and I tend to wear what I like. If it happens to be the "it" thing right now, FABULOUS. If not, I'm not about to cry about it. Thankfully, the story pulls out of this slump once Wyatt begins to focus on his new found project. Moving forward...
I loved Lucy Jo's character (I think I mentioned that already, but it's worth restating) as well as her high end friend Eloise. They are both strong women in their own right and know what they want, from whom they want it, yet aren't necessarily willing to make heads roll to achieve their desired outcome; they choose to use a little more finesse to get the job done. On the other hand, we have Cornelia, whom you just can't help but love to hate (believe me, she's asking for it) and her friend Fernanda that surprising ends up showing a bit of a backbone after her bestie goes one step too far.
Last but not least, I want to share a one liner quote that just fit perfectly in my personal opinion and is so true in today's society (in more than just the fashion arena too).
"Laugh now," he said. "You underestimate just how much works is involved in being social."