I really, really, really enjoyed this book and am glad I read it and finished it within 24 hours. I heard Imelda talking about her book on a London radio show and was gently intrigued. Then I watched 'The Devil wears Prada' and knew that I had to read this book to get the real deal on the fashion industry.
My dreams of becoming the first black male supermodel from London have been taken off the shelf, locked up in a safe, and the key thrown away. Whilst this book is really funny, there are things in this book that just make you u shake your head with amazement. What the heck is a model doing with two sexy toys inside them and a pair of handcuffs? That aint fashion- that is WRONG!! Lol!! It was interesting to read about the mark ups, cabbage, knock-offs, model hierarchy, backstage drama, and fashion parties. Whilst on one hand you feel sorry for the designers and all the hard work they put in, all of it in a razor edge of whether or not the industry will love it. On the other hand you read about the hotel suites, money spent wining and dining models and editors, and your sympathy for them starts to wane.
This is a good book for those who want to know what it is like behind the scenes and how much time and effort goes in to creating a line for a show. If you enjoy anything about fashion then make sure you read this. It makes me feel really sorry for the thousands of people entering those supermodel shows, because if this is what it is really like, they'd take a 9-5 job any day. Good read!!!