IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Model Under Cover A Crime of Fashion de…
S'està carregant…

Model Under Cover A Crime of Fashion (edició 2015)

de Carina Axelsson (Autor)

Sèrie: Model Undercover (1)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses
315614,257 (4.4)No n'hi ha cap
"When top fashion designer Belle La Lune goes missing, and Aunt Venetia becomes a prime suspect, teen-sleuth Axelle Andersen must go undercover as a model during Paris Fashion Week to uncover the truth behind Belle's disappearance and clear her aunt's name"--
Membre:peanuts_1234
Títol:Model Under Cover A Crime of Fashion
Autors:Carina Axelsson (Autor)
Informació:USBORNE CAT ANG (2015)
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

Detalls de l'obra

Model Under Cover: A Crime of Fashion de Carina Axelsson

No n'hi ha cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

Es mostren totes 5
Clues and red herrings and all the requisite twists and reveals make this a compelling read as Axelle and her sidekicks, supermodel Ellie, and journalist Sebastian race against time to discover the whereabouts of international designer Belle La Lune. It opens with a kidnapping
She was being pushed up a stairwell – Of that much Belle was sure.
“Come on, faster,” urged the gruff voice behind her. “Do you think we’re window shopping at Channel?”
The writing is simplistic and very literal, but it’s redeemed by the narrator’s sartorial humour, often at the expense of the fashion world, which the author knows first hand. The glamourous descriptions of clothing contrast sharply with the very real objectification of the models by agents, dressers and photographers. I was personally a little disappointed that the narrator who began as a fashion-hater who presents a deliberately mundane face to the world in order to maintain her cover as a detective, is so quickly absorbed into the world of high fashion. Early in the story she tells us
The problem with [best friend] Jenny’s ideas for self improvement is that they always involve my appearance.
“It’s your hair, Axelle. It’s too overwhelming. And those glasses – do they have to be so big? And heavy? And why can’t you let me do your makeup instead of…”
But these masks are quickly stripped off to reveal the long legs and high cheeks beneath Axelle’s resentment of her fashionista family.
Axelle is highly relatable, though, and her understatements, clichés and hyperboles offer a unique brand of humour that , most often turned against the fashion industry:
“I know I was angry when I called my aunt a dragon, but, honestly, my Aunt Venetia really is a dragon – and a dragon of the worst kind. She’s a fashion dragon – which means that instead of breathing plain old flames, she breathes silk and patent leather and address books filled with unpronounceable names.”
The author is at her best when presenting us with this backstage pass to Paris fashion week; her action scenes, however, tend toward the clichéd and banal.
“Belle was no longer alone.
Someone else had been dragged into the room. Not that she had any idea who was sharing this prison with her. They were refusing or unable to speak and there was no light: no window, no candle, no lamp.
Darkness engulfed her”
There’s nothing especially sophisticated about this novel, but it’s a fun read with some good twists. Axelle is a highly relatable character with a witty outlook on life that perfectly encapsulates pop culture’s simultaneous obsession and resistance to high fashion. Despite some structural issues (her best friend, for example, disappears once she gets to Paris; Axelle can instantly maintain her poise on the catwalk next to highly experienced models, despite her towering heels), Model Undercover: A crime of fashion will be enjoyed by Nancy Drew fans from years 5-9 who enjoy their mysteries without too much darkness. ( )
  IsabellaLucia | Oct 24, 2020 |
I thought it is a great book. I recommend this book to people aged 13-16 because of the language used. Its an amazing book because a normal detective girl called Axelle really wants to be a detective like her great grandfather but her mother loves fashion and modelling and always gives Axelle opportunities for modelling even though Axelle hates it. Suddenly she goes to Paris to her aunt and stays in an appartment with her because her mother booked a fashion week for Axelle. In that time Belle La Lune is missing and she spends the whole week with a model. The models job is cancelled in Spain and spends time with Axelle as she grows more opportunities to be a model while solving the case of missing Belle. The aunt gives more clue away towards the end. This book features Carina Axelsson best places to go to in Paris and meanings of words in the fashion industry also some fashion phrases. ( )
  wiktoria13 | Apr 12, 2016 |
Love the cover, and the book was just as good.

Really fun, breezy, with a little suspense, a little mystery and a little romance. The perfect mix for a fun read that left me smiling and feeling like the time reading this was well spent. ( )
  katsmiao | Oct 23, 2015 |
Love the cover, and the book was just as good.

Really fun, breezy, with a little suspense, a little mystery and a little romance. The perfect mix for a fun read that left me smiling and feeling like the time reading this was well spent. ( )
  katsmiao | Oct 23, 2015 |
Love the cover, and the book was just as good.

Really fun, breezy, with a little suspense, a little mystery and a little romance. The perfect mix for a fun read that left me smiling and feeling like the time reading this was well spent. ( )
  katsmiao | Oct 23, 2015 |
Es mostren totes 5
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Carina Axelssonautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Doganay, YusufAutor de la cobertaautor principalalgunes edicionsconfirmat
Secheret, JessicaAutor de la cobertaautor principalalgunes edicionsconfirmat

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

No n'hi ha cap

"When top fashion designer Belle La Lune goes missing, and Aunt Venetia becomes a prime suspect, teen-sleuth Axelle Andersen must go undercover as a model during Paris Fashion Week to uncover the truth behind Belle's disappearance and clear her aunt's name"--

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4 1
4.5
5 3

GenreThing

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 159,211,018 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible