Tales of Socialites

Every woman should have four pets in her life….a mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.’

These words by Paris Hilton best possibly describe the fashionable blue-blooded woman of the high society. There is a majestic aura about these women who live extraordinarily shocking and entertaining lives. They are the royalty with style, beauty, and pedigree. They confidently step out in Louboutins to conquer the hearts of business tycoons and billionaires and dazzle off in Limousine in the wink of an eye.

Their lives are often splashed across glossy magazines. Sometimes, even they get to know about themselves through these gossipy and bitchy columns.

Yeah..It takes a lot of time, money, dedication and commitment to be the ‘It’ girl in the high profile New York.

Let’s get a glimpse of their exciting and make-believe world through books which are full of shopping, cruising, backstabbing, gossiping, shoplifting, brow waxing and partying. ‘Everyone has an identity. One of their own, and one for show’ writes Jacqueline Susann in The Valley of Dolls, a fat classic novel in the chick lit category. It’s a story of three friends and their rendezvous with the world of fame and riches along with a dose of drugs, pills, and sex. You will get a glimpse of capitalism, feminism, and showbiz.

The Overnight Socialite by Birdie Clark is a smart and sharp tale of Lucy Ellis, from a small town outside Minneapolis who harbors a secret desire to become one of the leading fashion designers in upscale New York. But unfortunately, she is still working at an entry-level job with a prominent designer. The luck hasn’t knocked her door as yet, and things are however to click up. Dejected and disappointed she meets Wyatt, a super rich and an old school anthropologist, who has been recently dumped by his socialite girlfriend. For him, turning any girl into New York high life sensation is not a big deal, and for Lucy, this was the big deal that she was waiting for. Read on to know how life takes a turn for Lucy and Wyatt it is an experiment of a lifetime.

Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes is about gorgeous, flaxen hair, dermatologically perfect New York girls who work hard to make their lives fabulous beyond belief. Get a peep into the lives of champagne bubble girls of the high society who are all dressed up in Robert Cavalli and Prada. Read on to find if Moi can discover a prospective husband in the galleries of Sotheby’s and glitter of Cartier.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin is a beautifully written tale that revolves around friendship, tragedy, and betrayal. Babe Paley of glitterati society has the poise, elan, money and high profile husband. What she doesn’t has is love and attention of her philander husband. Truman Capote, the legendary story writer, makes a stellar entry in her life and her high society fluttering swans. He gains entry into the world of swans and flies and makes wedges in the air. Capote gets to know their secrets, their confessions, and their lonely little hearts. Years later he pens it all out for the world to read. Enjoy this riveting novel set in the 1950s.

The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman is about flight attendant’s climb to the world of champagne sipping rich and famous by marrying a divorcee billionaire. She soon realizes that fitting into the elite club and becoming the toast is not easy and there are bitchy wolves everywhere who are ready to tear down every novice. Find out what happens within the lives of the upper crust of the society from close quarters.

Enjoy the fairy tale world of social butterflies!

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