Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plum Sykes: writer, fashionista, muse and mother

Plum Sykes is a gorgeous british fashionista. I first heard of her when I first watched the bbc documentary Anna Wintour: Boss Woman,  she was Anna's go-to girl- and famous in the fashion industry.

Plum Sykes. A classic lady with her classic gowns. Lately she's been sticking to off-white colors with a hint of color.

Plum Sykes says that her style icons include Lauren Baccall, Amanda Harlech and Nina Ricci.

Plum Sykes has a twin sister called Lucy Sykes (seen above), who was a fashion director for Marie Claire and currently dabbles as a designer. Both twins lived in the big apple.

In 2005, Alexander McQueen designed two wedding gowns for Plum Sykes, but she later decided on the one with the really long train. The socialite and the designer were really good friends, and Plum was even said to be a muse for McQueen.


Plum Sykes debuted as a writer in 2004 with her book Bergdorf Blondes and later with the book The Debutante Divorcee. Both books made the New York Times best sellers list. 
In 2011 she came out with an autobiographical book called Oxford Girl, where she wrote about her life in Oxford, where she went instead of going to her dream school: Central St. Martins to study fashion. She said:
"(Oxford) really teaches you how to think and how to argue your point. But, having said that, I wish I could have gone to St. Martins as well as I would really love to be able to design a dress. But, it would have been impossible to do both."
 She partly attributes her major success as a writer, to Vogue- where, throughout the years,  she built a loyal audience:
"Working for Vogue made it much easier for me to publish a first novel as I already had a potential inbuilt audience, as well as enormous support from the magazine, the audience is very similar "

I thought I'd also include Plum's advice on writing, for all of those aspiring writers/bloggers out there.. 
“The only thing you can do is really write for yourself, write the best that you can and hope that someone likes it. The worst thing is to give up on a piece of work before it’s ready.” 
Plum's words of wisdom.


What do you think of Plum?
Have you ever heard of any of her books? I am about to start reading either Oxford Girl or Bergdorf Blondes.. I will be sure to let you all now!
And don't you just love her wedding dress?

Thank you so much for reading!

Francesca

12 comments:

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    1. Dear Raman Sharma,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I just checked
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      Francesca

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  2. Ive read her books and was hoping there would be a movie to follow, she is always so classy.

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    1. Sam, thank you so much for your comment!
      Did you like the books?
      I'm about to start with Bergdorf Blondes, did you like it?

      Francesca

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    1. Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by and following :)
      I just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin!
      Hope we keep in touch,
      Francesca

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  4. a post great, the bride is beautiful photo

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    1. Aurora, thank you so much for visiting and commenting :)
      Hope you come back!

      Francesca

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  5. Such a great post dearest Francesca! I wish to you(on your dream desk ) & I, realize the dream to be read by a lot of people :) Bises M-C

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    1. Marie Charlotte merciiii!
      And thank you for your kind words :)
      Bises!

      Francesca

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  6. I had never heard of Plum Sykes but this is really a lovely post and the girl does have style...
    The photo of her wedding dress is gorgeous on that amazing staircase like the Von Trapps.
    Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you elastichica!
      I appreciate your lovely comments ;)
      Francesca

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