My sweet friend, Lis sent me a few books last summer and I finally finished one of them! I know I’m horrible and it took me forever. As a side note, I have a goal to read a lot more this year. Work has been getting in the way of a lot of things since last May and I partially blame that on the reason why it took so long.
Back to the point. Bergdorf Blondes was funny and entertaining. This has been out for awhile, so I may be one of the last people to read it, but I’m really glad I did. It started out a little slow and I didn’t know if I would be able to get into it, but after the 2nd chapter I was hooked. The book primarily takes place in NYC and focuses on the life of a group of shallow, self-absorbed Manhattan socialites. The thing about them though is that the ladies were charming and there was a likable quality to the two main characters (Julie Bergdorf and the unnamed narrator). It was a light read and very tongue-in-cheek. One of my favorite conversations in the book was when the main character said, “Actually, I call it my Homicide Dress because it’s so dangerous, thank god for Azzedine Alaia”. After that, a conversation went on about the scene with Cher in Clueless in her Alaia dress. There were just a lot of cute and witty references throughout the book that brought a smile to my face.
One of the other things I loved about the book would be when something semi-serious was happening, such as a crying session and the thought of how much Bobbi Brown eyeliner had been wasted on that crying and then the main character would digress and say how that particular eyeliner is “the best for smoky eyes”.
The end became somewhat predictable (in my opinion) towards the middle and that was fine, especially since this isn’t a James Patterson mystery or anything like that. It’s a perfect beach read or something to cozy up with on the couch on a lazy day.