PROJECT: FASHION was EXTREMELY: BORING.
The gist: Three girls start attending an unnamed-but-prestigeous fashion college in London. Somehow they all live together in Sinead's mom's apartment, despite only just meeting. We only know that it's London because the boring male characters all love football.
Everyone is thin and beautiful and rich, except for the one girl who isn't rich.
The characters: Man-eating sexpot Marina might as well be named Mirena (she's actually referred to as "Miranda" once, which I think is just a typo). She favours sexy 40s styles until she gets a glam Euro-style haircut. (I can't actually picture what that means).
Sinead is the wacky artistic one. She has really expensive shoes and trust issues that stem from being incredibly wealthy. Or something.
Frankie is the beautiful tomboy with a penchant for panic attacks and armchair psychology:
"I've tried everything I know," Marina admitted. "The cleavage, theThe plot: Basically, everyone swaps boyfriends a couple times, then Merena gets a haircut. The end.
hip-wiggles, the eyelash-flutteer. And what does he do? Gives me the latest
Premiership positions of Arsenal and Chelsea."
"Maybe he's in denial," Frankie suggested. "Rob looks like the type
who'd refuse to admit that love could rate about kicking a leather ball around a
square of turf."
"Denial?" Marina considered this.
"Yeah, that would be his mother's fault. She most likely overprotected him
when he was a little kid, bossed him around too much, that kind of thing. Now
Rob thinks that we're all like his mum, so pyschologically he has to run away
and hide from any woman who shows an interest in him."
"You're impressed? Me too. I did a Psychology A level."
Things this book was missing: pro-ana websites, references to Gucci (beyond the title), thinly-disguised Tyra Banks character