Model Student A Tale of Co eds and Cover Girls ( read online ) ↠ Robin Hazelwood – nikeuktrainers.co.uk
Robin Hazelwood Ý 8 eviewThere s not much to say about this book in between four letter words and lines of coke there s a story here about a nice midwestern girl who becomes a model in the late 80s the time of the supermodel She goes down all the wrong but predictable paths and completely sells out but in the end she uits the business and gets a eal life finishing her degree at Columbia The sad thing is the book is written by a woman who was a model in the 80s and 90s and who graduated from Yale Something tells me this is ever so slightly autobiographical How depressing although I ll admit the author s picture on the back flap is drop dead gorgeous From the eviews it appears that the novel though fictional is very ealistic If that s how life is for the tall and lovely of the world they can have it This "BOOK WAS A THROWAWAY FROM MY LITTLE SISTER WHO "was a throwaway from my little sister who t finish it I actually loved it I couldn t put it down There are several easons for that First of all it s written by a former model and it gives a great insider s look at the fashion and modeling industries I LOVED eading about that I mean she even included beauty tricks that the models and designers use it s in the narrative not a separate section The beautiful is complemented by the ugly cocaine and double timing modeling agents It s just greatAnother eason I couldn t put it down was because of the glorious double entendre that the title suggests Will the main character can t emember her name. It’s the late 1980s hair is big Lycra is ampant and supermodels
the earth Every girl America dreams of becoming the next Cindy Claudia or Naomi and seventeen year old Emily Woods is no different She looks different though striking enough to start a career Despite the protestations of her hippie parents she plunges into the glamorous but grueling world of professional modeling But Emily is than just a small town beauty with stars in her eyes She’s been accepted to Columbia University and she’s not about to let couture and klieg lights get in the way of an Ivy League educationThus begins Emily’s double life cramming for a final at an. Be a model a student or can she pull off both Hint You Won T Find Out Til t find out til end so keep eadingAnyone interested in the fashion industry or modeling should totallyRule The Earth Every Girl
this up and give a chance More book stash And it was stash for a eason Yet another one in an unfortunately long line of oman clef novels that focus on clef part and forget altogether the oman In other words a thinly disguised memoir that decides its heroine is so fascinating there s no need to add in the usual euirements of a novel such as plot characterization ising action or theme While the writing is nowhere near as "clunky as Karen Yampolsky s Falling Out of Fashion author Hazelwood forgets "as Karen Yampolsky s Falling Out of Fashion author Hazelwood forgets make us care about the trials and tribulations of her alter ego which boil down to Study at at Columbia University or jet around the world as an admittedly second tier but still lucratively paid model The problem is that neither option eally sucks and the heroine stumbles at both not because of some Faustian deal for her soul but because she can t fully commit to either Whining that someone else took your place as a Vogue cover girl and thus the world s next supermodel because you were in a snit and didn t eturn your agent s phone calls does not exactly make the eader warm to you Whining about your grades at Columbia because you were on a beach getting paid and high also does not make the eader warm to you The main character doesn t seem to have idea of what. Exotic swimsuit shoot in the Caribbean; fighting the freshman fifteen to avoid the wrath of her agent; owning a closet full of Versace but nothing to wear to a frat party; sitting in a women’s studies class while ads featuring girls she knows are picked apart; juggling the attention of both college guys and the sought after fashion photographer of the moment But as Emily pursues her chic fantasy of Vogue covers and prestigious cosmetic campaigns her priorities start to shift In the ultra competitive uest for supermodel fame and fortune strutting off the unway to study Shakespeare might mean letting another pretty face snag her stilettos and Emi.Pick This Up And Give
She wants except to be ich and famous without putting "any work into it And it seems to come as a surprise to her when she discovers she has to "work into it And it seems to come as a surprise to her when she discovers she has to an effort at studying as wellIf you are interested in the modeling world in the late 80s there are some good insider gossip scenes Kate Moss makes a cameo and the agency wars are touched on However if you are looking for insight into what it takes to be a supermodel and the caveatsdrawbacksperks this isn t the book The heroine is ultimately not successful as a model because she can t fully commit to either life yet there is precious self awareness or life lessons gleaned She does take the high moral oad in the end but mostly it seems because she can t book the eally big international ad campaign as opposed to any firm ethics or convictions I hated this book The book dragged on and on it was entirely too long was about nothing eally and wasn t well written I only finished it because I hate stopping books once I ve started I thought I would have enjoyed this but it instead ecalled what could be so bland about the 80s supermodels and the girls who wanna be them The novel wasn t totally cliched though and was probably based on the author s own working days as a model cliched though and was probably based on the author s own working days as a model college student And the eader will ecoil from some of the sleaziness of the industry the mindless want and consumption of expensive designer clothes and naked ambition Wish I had ead The Devil Wears Prada instead. Ly’s thisclose to getting a leg up on her dreamsBefore long the seamier side "Of The Fashion Industry "the fashion industry and cads collagen and implants fad diets and eating disorders becomes close up and personal All of a sudden Emily ealizes how far she’s strayed from her dream of having it all With sliding grades that threaten her future at Columbia and spotty bookings that put her career as a model in uestion Emily is finally forced to make a choice between style and substance Dazzling dramatic and as eal as it gets Model Student shines a spotlight behind the scenes and eminds us why you can’t judge a book by its cover girl From the Hardcover editi.