|The book came with me on a recent trip.|
|A little bed time reading.|
Confessions Of A Fashionista is a rare gem. It has many truths about the bizarre and sometimes cruel world of fashion, if the past is a foreign country then fashion is a different universe a parallel one at that! Where in *normal* society the behaviour (unacceptable) would have repercussions sometimes serious ones, in this world if you are a *bankable talent* a blind eye is turned. This story is about a girl straight out of university thrust into the world of a photographers/make up artist/stylists/session hair stylists agency via a stint at Harrods. Initially a fish out of water she has to adapt and adapt at breakneck speed to the crazy demands and outrageous behaviour of the people around her. It proves to be a narcotic scenario as she falls deeper in thrall to the beast that is fashion, running up debt, trying to fit in with some of the *mean girls* around her and trying to stay teflon coated. Through incredible hard work and sheer determination she works through the ranks and becomes a true fashionista, carving a very successful career and enjoying the perks that this status brings.....but at what cost? I won't spoil it but I will say, it was a fabulous read, the characters are very well formed and you *feel* for the main protagonist so much and want to shake other people so much! It is filled with pathos and moments where I snorted and laughed out loud. Not v fashion!!!
In my head, I have been *casting* the film and it is such a *visual* book that it would make such a wonderful film. It is not bitter and is a love letter to the industry in its own bittersweet way.....verdict a real must for this season :)