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B Model : An embellished memoir - Miranda Darling

B Model

An embellished memoir

Paperback Published: 10th August 2004
ISBN: 9781862546448
Number Of Pages: 300

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All the casualties were out for Vivienne Westwood. It didn't help that it was winter and freezing - so much translucent skin stretched over brittle boneshapes, threatening to snap through the skin. Rumour had it that Jodie Kidd had been sent home because she was too fat ...

Justine is an awkward sixteen-year-old, unhappy at school and out of favour with her mother, who would like to see her daughter smarten up and look like a young lady for a change. One day while grocery shopping in the Sydney suburbs, Justine is spotted by a model's agent. Submitting to her mother's ultimatum - the agency or deportment school - Justine chooses the former and immediately finds herself in Tokyo modelling underwear. It is a fast track to London and the international modelling circuit from there. Justine, now 'Justin' because of a mistake on her publicity cards, joins the hundreds of other 'B models', those hungry boys and girls who make up the numbers, live the lifestyle and crave the comfort that life as a supermodel would bring.

A former model, Miranda Darling has completed a BA Hons in English and Italian literature (obtaining a double first) at Oxford University and now works in film and television production in London.

Industry Reviews

"Darling invites us into a world where sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll really do rule the industry, where overindulgent and hilarious characters are normality, and where friendship is the only key to survival." --"Arts & Media"

ISBN: 9781862546448
ISBN-10: 1862546444
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 10th August 2004
Publisher: Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1