Last year I blogged about the Babylon series which is written by Imogen Edwards- Jones. Her delicious books include Hotel Babylon, Fashion Babylon, Beach Babylon, Air Babylon, Pop Babylon and the soon to be released, Wedding Babylon. Each book goes behind the scenes of each industry and offers revelation and revelation about the inside goings on. Following the success of Hotel Babylon into a TV series, Fashion Babylon (my favourite title) has been made into a six part romantic comedy. The series is called Material Girl and is about Ali Redcliffe, a young fashion designer who is leading a cool and glamorous life with her uber stylish friends, Alex, Mimi and Lydia. Alex is Ali's best friend from college and also a fashion designer at Ali's rival Davina Bailey, Mimi is an aspiring stylist at a high profile magazine and Lydia is a model.
We see Ali come head to head with her evil ex-boss, battle with her sexy but devilish business partner and deal with snooty fashionistas to get her break in work and love. Our protagonist is played by Lenora Crichlow - who is pictured above - you know the feisty one in Sugar Rush and Being Human. She is joined by Dervla Kirwan who plays hotter than hot designer, Davina Bailey who is hell bent on hanging onto her crown. Michael Landes plays Ai's brilliant business partner, Marco who is determined to make her a star. Material Girl is set in the bustling and creative area of Brick Lane, East London and features witty and colourful characters of the fashion world alongside the passions of tight knit friendships. It has been described as a fun saga of a girl trying to make it in a competitive professional and personal world, with all the zest of a romantic Hollywood comedy. It sounds just like my cup of tea and I cannot wait till it airs on the BBC later this year.
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