The Liar, The Bitch and the Wardrobe

The Liar, The Bitch and the Wardrobe

Kingsley, Allie

Womens Fiction / Chick Lit / Adult Fiction

If you’re going to step on people on your way to the top, you might as well do it in stilettos . . . . . . Or so she’s been told. Lucy Butler, former wallflower, lands her dream job working for her idol, world-famous fashion photographer Stefano Lepres. But in a world where getting doused in coffee for not getting the order right is the new normal, she isn’t getting any closer to her ideal of being behind the camera herself.Then a superstar actress generously takes Lucy under her wing and teaches her the ways of the rich and famous—treating her to racks of designer clothes and introducing her to a life of private planes and penthouse suites. Soon Lucy is dating a rock star, attending the hottest Hollywood parties, and dressing the part.Lost in the luxury, she loses sight of the things that once mattered most. It’s going to take a hard blow from the high life to send Lucy back to the real life she always wanted.From an industry insider—and featuring wardrobes personally selected by celebrity stylist Robert Verdi—this is a novel that will keep you guessing and introduce you to a world you know exists; you’ve just never seen it unretouched.From BooklistLucy Butler, armed with her new BFA in photography, moves to L.A. for an internship with world-renowned photographer Stefano Lepres. She finds an apartment with her best friend and a requisite gay roommate, discovers designer clothes, and befriends the most famous actress in the world, Isabella Blackstone. She also develops a coke habit, alienates her normal-person best friend, hangs out with a socialite who doesn’t really care about her, and makes out with a rock star who also doesn’t care. Don’t worry, she learns who her true friends are. And she kicks the drugs pretty handily. In this pointless coming-of-age story, where the supposedly innocent heroine gets her final revenge with a petty and opportunistic act, it appears that Lucy learned her lessons well, after all. Her consistently stupid decisions will be stressful to any reader with common sense, and the Narnia allusion in the title doesn’t play out. But if you want a book where an alleged frump name-drops Marc Jacobs and Jimmy Choo, you’re in luck. Be forewarned: she throws a Hermes scarf into the sea at the end. --Susan Maguire About the AuthorAllie Kingsley began her career in Hollywood working with the boldest names in fashion and entertainment. She continues to write and produce in both businesses. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles.
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