To be honest, the show I got all excited about before I even heard of Cashmere Mafia was Lipstick Jungle.
I think we can all safely say I'm a huge Sex & The City fan. The women, the clothes, the city, the storylines. That fabulous box set is still one of my most treasured Xmas presents and always a foolproof companion for sick days.
So onto Lipstick Jungle. Its the most recent book from Candace Bushnell, I've read them all and this is a friggin good read. A better read than Sex & The City to be honest (the show had a LOT of artistic licence!).
There are 3 women, they're older and they're swinging in the bigger leagues, playing ball with the big hitters, rubbing shoulders with the big kahunas. The books lets us know pretty early on that these 3 women made the top 20 New York's most powerful women
We have Nico, the flame haired editor of Bonfire a magazine that's just like Vanity Fair, (Bonfire of the Vanities, get it?). Married to a professor with a kid and finds her nomally cool, composed and totally in control self rather attracted to the latest it male model.
Then we have Victory. A hot s*&t designer who has worked her way through the ranks. Only to find out bitterly that you're only as good as your last season honey. She also has a lot of fun dating a rather obnoxious billionaire. She knows how to give as good as she gets which is entertaining to read.
And last but by no means least, we have Wendy. She'd head of New York's only film studio. Her husband is a house husband and she has 2 kids. And has a hell of a time juggling it all, nearly losing it and figuring how to stay on top.
Sounds like a recipe for the best TV show ever.
Until I heard they cast Brooke Shields. She's so not cool, funny or sexy, its not even funny. The same team that did SATC were supposed to work on Lipstick Jungle but due to lots of friction within the crew, half left (the good half i.e. Darren Star as producer and Patricia Field as stylist) to do Cashmere and the rest stuck around to do Lipstick.
And another feather in the cap for Cashmere for getting theirs out a whole MONTH before Lipstick.
I'm not a pro....but who approved this as the feature shot for the show? Its supposed to be high fashion people!!!! Just look at Brooke. WTF! And the one in the middle is supposed to be the high end designer on par with Donna Karan...er, no.
There have been lots of delays so it hasn't aired yet, it airs next month but lets just say I'm not expecting it to rock my boat. What a let down.
If you haven't read it...get the book. And watch Cashmere Mafia.
Ok, ok, I'll watch one episode of Lipstick when it airs but I doubt its gonna work. Cashmere