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Project Paris

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by Lisa Barham
 
Au revoir, NYC;
hello Paris!

That's right -- Imogene and Evie are headed to the fashion capital of the world. Armed with internships, petit fours, and beaucoup fashion sense, this summer is going to be beyond fabulous!

But what happens when the high-fashion models go on strike just days after the girls arrive? Couture week is canceled, designers are

Overview

Au revoir, NYC;
hello Paris!

That's right -- Imogene and Evie are headed to the fashion capital of the world. Armed with internships, petit fours, and beaucoup fashion sense, this summer is going to be beyond fabulous!

But what happens when the high-fashion models go on strike just days after the girls arrive? Couture week is canceled, designers are fleeing Paris, and Imogene's got a case of the gloomies.

That is, until the girls "discover" a mysterious, unnamed designer who just might lure fashion back to Paris....

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cindy L. Carolan
Seventeen-year-old Imogene and her best pal Evie have secured internships in…Paris! But, quelle horror, when there is a models' strike shortly after their arrival, Imogene must scramble to find another way to justify her stay in THE only city for fashion. When the girls accidentally stumble upon an unknown designer's highly original yet undiscovered work, they pass it off as being someone they have discovered, which is not true (at least at the time). Through a number of twists and turns—some fairly predictable, some completely outlandish—the plot is tied up in a neat and tidy bow at the conclusion. This book provides numerous negative messages to readers: If you are wealthy then nothing else really matters; seventeen year olds are perfectly fine living unsupervised in major European capitals; and stealing is okay and actually applauded, to name but a few. The illustrator has done wonders with seemingly random yet appropriately placed drawings. This book is the second offering from this author about Imogene. Not a necessary purchase.
School Library Journal

Gr 6-10
As if this genre weren't vapid enough already (think Tyne O'Connell's "Calypso Chonicles" [Bloomsbury] meets Lauren Mechling's "Social Climber" books [Houghton]), here is another superrich, overprivileged, flighty white American teen spending her summer without supervision, in Europe. Here, it's Paris, and the charmless "OMG here's what I'm going to wear" protagonist in question is Imogene, a 17-year-old fashion forecaster who stumbles upon a mysterious designer and turns Couture Week on end. It's a simplistic plot made convoluted with impulsive forays into the utterly ridiculous (e.g., being saved from jewel thieves by falling in with a Russian magician's entourage on a passenger train). Even as a madcap mystery of sorts, the whirlwind pace gets considerably gummed up with a glut of fashion references and bad "teen-speak." Occasional full-color illustrations, à la designers' sketches-giving the impression of the characters as nine-year-olds playing dress-up-do give the eye a rest from all the exclamation points. Gaping plot holes, the superficiality of the characters, and utterly banal dialogue render this title difficult to recommend.
—Suzanne GordonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416914440
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
07/10/2007
Series:
Fashion-Forward Adventures of Imogene Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Sujean Rim is an illustrator whose work is often seen on DailyCandy. She lives in New York City.

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Project Paris 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Sophie-Chan More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, if your into paris and romance, and fasion. This is definatly the book for you! So quick go and read this! You wont be sorry!
autum67AM More than 1 year ago
good book !!!!!!!!!!!
ilovedogs10 More than 1 year ago
loved it
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Imogene is back, after her introduction in A GIRL LIKE MOI.

She is fabulous, as usual, and spending her summer in Paris with her best friend, Evie, and is accompanied by her cute little dog, Toy.

Don't think her summer is all fun and games -- she has her work cut out for her, by running Hautelaw Paris for spring. During her stay in Paris, her job is in danger when the models for fashion week go on strike and fashion week is canceled.

But then Imogene and Evie discover ''Monsieur X," an unknown fashion designer, get stuck in the middle of a counterfeit bag deal, and life gets even more hectic.

Read how Imogene gets tangled up in her own web of lies. Read how she saves fashion week, dresses to kill, and manages boys and lipgloss. Also, after she and Paolo are over, maybe there will even be a new summer love? Will Imogene remain composed, or absolutely lose it?

Find out in PROJECT PARIS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Book was awesome. Great Plot+Romance+Mystery+Tons and Tons of Fashion, all without being as morally repugnant as the clique books. Tres Magnifique! A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. I recommend this book to any girl who has a dream of becoming a fashion designer. I read this and felt that i could make my dream come true. Lots of fashion designers and brands are in this book. So anyone fashion forward would love this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was even better than the first. i can't wait till the next book. its called Accidentally Fabulous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book and the one before it were very good! After i read the first one i was really excited to get the next one. This one was really good and got me interested in the mystery of who the fashion designer would be! I was dissapointed in the end though, it wasn't that good. The end was actually really stupid! It had no point to it! But the rest of the book was very intregging and it kept me interested. Over all i would recommended this book to girls interested in fashion! :'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best books i had ever read. I also loved the first one , this one has romance and fashion in it lovely
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book and the first. Usually sequels arent very good or hard to follow but this was absolutely one of the best books I have ever read!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. Lisa Barham rocks!!! I would totally recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book might have been good, if I were 12 years old instead of 19. I love French and fashion, but Imogene was way too shallow, plus I really can't stand people who say 'OMG!' and 'I Heart/I skull and crossbones' what normal person says that? There was even a small mistake with the French when she says 'I j'adore'...you don't need the I thats what the j is! It was just way too annoying and immature. I actually returned this book to the store.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first book A Girl like Moi and LOVED it! We did a GREAT project on it and got an A+! It was AWESOME! I can't wait for the second one to come out!