The Overnight Socialite

Bridie Clark
3
May 8, 2010

Lucy Jo Ellis, formerly of Dayville, Minnesota, is a wannabe fashion designer. She has been working for up-and-coming fashion designer Nola Sinclair as a pattern cutter since her arrival in the “Big Apple” and has begun to get a little discouraged that she will never be able to break out and make it on her own as a designer. She just needs that one big break which she thinks has finally arrived when she gets a last minute “invitation” to Nola’s Holiday/Resort fashion show. The show doesn’t turn out as expected and Lucy Jo leaves humiliated, embarrassed and unemployed ready to tuck her tail between her legs and return to Dayville. At the utmost lowest point in her life Lucy Jo meets Wyatt Hayes IV. Wyatt , anthropologist and member of Manhattan’s upper crust society, is bored. Sick and tired of socialites and wannabe socialites juggling to appear in the most pictures and the most mentions on the society pages, Wyatt is looking for something to relieve the boredom of his privileged life. As he contemplates his meaningless life and anthropological career he boasts to his best friend Tripp that he could take any woman, no matter her background or education and transform her into the current “It” girl of East Coast society and write a book about the process which will boost his career as well. The result is a modern day retelling of the classic Pygmalion, with a 21st century twist, lots of laughs and a little romance and Lucy Jo becomes The Overnight Socialite.

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