Anna Garner, popularly known by her pseudonym, Libby Mercer, is author of Lying To Meet You, Unmasking Maya to name a few. Lying To Meet You won my heart so it was only obvious I made her recollect all the Chick-lit/flick that made an impact on her life from her wee years till present.
So...My Chick-lit/flick Timeline
The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls was the first literary chick I fell in love with. I have such fond memories, sitting on the sofa or lying in bed while my mom read these stories to me.The Ramona books by Beverly
Cleary Ramona Quimby was such a memorable character. Strong and spunky, I wanted to be just like her.
The Babysitters Club books by Ann M. Martin
I firmly believe that it’s Ann M. Martin who launched the chick lit genre, rather than Helen Fielding. I blog about that here
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
This movie is such a gem and so few people know about it! It’s about four Southern girls in 1963 who share a wild weekend together before one of them gets married. A classic chick flick.
Another rare jewel of a film, this is about three LA girls and one crazy night. Despite the fact that it’s from the 80s (not my favorite fashion decade), the costumes are fabulous.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Words cannot explain how much I loved this book. At the time, I was incollege—studying creative writing. After reading Bridget’s diary, my own writing started to veer away from pretentious/literary/artsy attempts and became more relatable and fun!
I had such attitude about this moviebefore I saw it (thought it would be too stupid) but I ended up liking it so much, I’ll almost always catch bits of it when I’m flipping around and see it’s on TV. It’s another one that features great fashion, which isalways a plus.
Romy & Michelle’s High School
Reunion I learned my lesson withCluelessnot to prejudge movies that were marketed as silly, which is good because I loveRomy & Michelle. This film is bursting with hilarious quotes, and, of course, fun fashion.
Sex and the City
What can I say? This series is chock full of chick-littish fun! I tuned in every week to catch the adventures of Carrie & Co. and also to lust aftertheir fabulous fashion.
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
I was living in NYC when this book came out, and also working as a fashion journalist, so it was particularly thrilling to tear through this book. I remember being a bit paranoid, though, when I was reading it out in public—looking over my shoulder to make sure Anna Wintour wasn’t anywhere nearby!
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
This was actually my first Sophie Kinsella book, and I loved it so much that I hurried out to buy all her previous ones. I’m more partial to the stand-alones than theShopaholicseries, but every single one of her books rock. Sophie is my hero.
There you have it. Anna Garner is so much of a shoe fetish that her choices of literature are geared towards fashion. She dresses the part and writes the part.
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