The Indie Book of the Day for 6th of May, 2014!
Set in Paris, Stupid Model traces the hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching story of seventeen year old Dutch fashion model Bee who learns that the highs and lows of modeling and international travel are not always so glamorous, as she finds herself sharing an apartment with the world’s first Supermodel Janice Dickenson, is talked out of her clothes by a well-known photographer and thrown into the street by a famous Parisian couturier.
Unlike most model books Stupid Model is a caricature of the fashion business, in which Bee stumbles through her initial experiences in Paris with a combination of fear and naiveté and a forthrightness that comes out at all the wrong times, in all the wrong places. She goes from one moment to the next hoping to acquire the skill of seeming shallow and cheery, with thick yet flawless skin and a willingness to remove her top. She longs for the approval of her notorious roommate, who lectures her on the rules for success in Paris. Bee tries to emulate her but when Janice says, “Yo Dutch, I am Supermodel and you’re just stupid model,” the admiration turns sour. Throughout her crazy adventures Bee tries to come to terms with how people perceive models and ends up booking the trip of a lifetime to far away Australia.
Stupid Model in Paris is based on the real life experiences of the author, ex-model Barbara de Vries, and is illustrated with drawings and pictures from her original journal.
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- File Size: 1836 KB
- Print Length: 90 pages
- Publisher: GORDON de VRIES STUDIO; 1 edition (January 17, 2014)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HZ1GH8Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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