The Trendy Sparrow: Boss Babe Book Club May Selection: Tales from the Back Row

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Boss Babe Book Club May Selection: Tales from the Back Row

Hey darlings! It's time to pick this month's Boss Babe Book Club read.... 

I've been wanting to read this book for sometime now as I've always been obsessed with the fashion industry. But like Amy Odell...I've always sort of felt like the outsider looking in because I don't wear a ton of black, dress eccentrically, and I ALWAYS snack on a plate of hors d'oeuvres that come my way at a party. So what's it like to see the fashion industry from the back row?


According to Amazon, Tales From The Back Row is about....

In Tales from the Back Row, Amy—funny and fearless—takes readers behind the stage of New York’s hottest fashion shows to meet the world’s most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more. As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang’s ripped tights and Marchesa’s Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can’t help but RSVP “yes.”

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  1. Sounds like a great read for the fashion lovers!!!
    Hope you're having a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you darling! It's been fab so far and really funny! I hope you're reading along :)