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Fashionistas Movie News

Ready For Another Rom-Com About Fashionistas?

First of all, please note the cover: This book was endorsed by Lindsay Lohan, who apparently said, "I love fashion, but fashion has never been this much fun!" This from a "fashion lover" who designs leggings. (And are "fashion lover" and "leggings designer" mutually exclusive? Just saying.)

Anyway, back to the news at hand. Fashionistas by Lynn Messina is going to become a movie directed by the man who brought us How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (um . . .) and Mystic Pizza (yay!), Donald Petrie.

The story will follow "a young woman working at a design house who plots to take down her ruthless boss by inventing a fictitious designer."

Interesting that I was just talking about how unoriginal Hollywood can be when it comes to rom-coms, and now we have something that both sounds an awful lot like The Devil Wears Prada and utilizes at least one (so far) of the tiresome rom-com gimmicks: entire plot revolving around a lie.

Is this something you want to see? Have you read this book or anything by Lynn Messina? Does Lindsay Lohan's endorsement help or hinder this project?


HipMom HipMom 9 years
Yup, I'd say so. I haven't read the book, but it doesn't sound very interesting. I already have a LONG list of stuff I still want to read - it never ends, really, I keep adding stuff faster than I can read ;-)
tiabia tiabia 9 years
All I needed to see was that Lindsay Lohan endorsed it...nope, I'm opting out!!!
fmartin fmartin 9 years
Lynn Messina has a new book out this month called Savvy Girl. It's about an intern at a women's magazine. Chick lit goes to high school.
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
Just when I thought Chic Lit was going the way of the leggings (way out!!) they decide to turn them all into movies. Blech!
gigill gigill 9 years
I'd probably download this at least when I felt like watching a fluffy movie.
Misty44 Misty44 9 years
The quote from LL is years old, from, like, before anorexia, rehab or lesbianism. I think they put out another edition when they thought she was going to star because my copy has a totally different cover. Silhouette of a woman in an office (with a fabulous maroon chair, btw, that I so want). I liked the book. Fun. Witty. With flashes of insight.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
well - i think that we've determined that there IS and audience to this type of stuff - so i'm sure that it'll do ok, and people will be interested in it. i'm not sure the LL endorsement makes a different in the grand scheme of things, but then again i could be wrong. i loved how to lose a guy - so hopefully they'll do just as great of a job with this as they did with that movie.
psterling psterling 9 years
I read this book a few years ago too. It wasn't ground breaking but still a fun read at the beach. I think it'll be a terrible movie though. So random that Lindsay Lohan is quoted on the cover too...could they not find ANYONE else??
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
Ha ha bellasugar, I was going to say that exact thing!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Do not want.
lisseth0221 lisseth0221 9 years
I'm an avid reader of anything Chick-lit. but I just could not get into this one. I hate that hollywood sticks to these generic plot lines. I don't know if anyone has read The Dirty Girls Social Club, but that is a book about many issues: race, abuse, weight. The author Alicia Valdes-Rodriguez and some producer lady have been trying to turn the book into a movie and Hollywood Bigwigs have turned it down. Yet a movie like this, that has been done before gets picked up. Ugh!! It's so frustrating!! I want a rom-com with actual sustinence for once too!!!
aquanteal22 aquanteal22 9 years
I read the book when it came out in 2003, and I think they would fare far better with "Mimi Warner's Lost Her Cool," another book by Messina. It was much better than "Fashionistas."
bluesuze bluesuze 9 years
I might rent it, don't think it's worth $10, but putting Lohan's quote on the cover is really stupid
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Ugh. :)
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Yeah, JudeC there are so many reasons these days, huh?!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Buzz, you just gave me yet another reason to stay away from those kinds of movies.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
jessy777 — That's a good point about the year of publication. And yeah, it does seem like now that Prada did so well, there will be copycats. Sigh.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I found the book enjoyable when I read it a few years ago but it will definitely fall into the cliche rom-com category. Also, the book came out before Prada in 2003. I guess they saw the success of that movie and thought this might do well too. Wasn't Lindsey Lohan going to star in the movie when it was first optioned?
JCP0240 JCP0240 9 years
Haha, so funny you just wrote that other article about rom-coms. I'm sorry but this does not sound promising. Especially considering the Lindsay endorsement. I don't think i've seen an actual good one since Love Actually.
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