Hallmark is finally making movies that bring a true connection with the characters and to the audience. This movie was enjoyable to watch, and the chemistry between the main two actors is sweet and romantic. I'm so glad Hallmark is trying new stories. They made this one into gold.
Romance in Style
Comedy / Romance
Romance in Style
Comedy / Romance
Brooklyn-based Ella Richards does freelance work as a seamstress to pay the bills, but is also a struggling fashion designer, her talent which her friend Max, who often gets her her sewing work, can see. She specializes in designs for plus sized women such as herself in knowing that the high end fashion industry largely ignores this majority segment of the population in she herself having felt that exclusion all her life. Katie, her best friend and roommate, has her own fashion industry aspirations in wanting to be a fashion editor, although she admits the environment at Look, the high end fashion magazine where she works as an assistant, is not a pleasant one in the Editor-in-Chief Claudia Davenport and her assistant Liza, Katie's boss, treating people in general, including staff, like garbage unless it otherwise serves their needs. The first day that Ella helps Katie with an important fashion shoot at the magazine coincides with Derek Colby's first day there, Colby Publishing, his father Roger Colby's company, the magazine's parent company, assigning him to deal with the magazine's declining revenues, both in advertising and subscriptions, work he has done with other magazines under the Colby banner. Derek secretly asks Ella for a crash course in fashion design to assist in this task at the magazine, she his choice of teacher due to her knowledge of fashion in general, and she seemingly not being intimidated by him which most people tend to be in being a Colby in combination with his good looks resulting in he placing number seven of the most eligible bachelors in New York City. In spending time with Ella, Derek can see the revenue potential of the magazine expanding into the plus sized market and seemingly starts to fall for her in the process in wanting to do one of the first articles in this vein on her design career, much against the wishes of both Claudia and Liza. Beyond whether Derek is able to change the magazine's fortunes with this new direction, what happens between Ella and Derek will depend on whether Ella herself is confident enough in herself and Derek, who generally can have any woman he wants on his arm.
August 15, 2022 at 09:49 PM
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Refreshing and unique
Full of Life
Instead of a typical, stale plot, this movie made statements without preaching, and the romance was secondary. The chemistry between the leads was not forced or cringeworthy, but easy and believable. The lead actors were so natural and really likable that the story was a pleasure to watch. The movie flowed beautifully and I sincerely hope Hallmark makes more of these types of movies.
Great Story Depicting the Required Slow Change Occurring in the Fashion Industry and More
Unlike the one poor review that has been written thus far, I give high praises to this film. Here is a beautiful story of how the fashion world should be ... and is slowly becoming. As we all know, these major changes do not occur overnight.
This is a great reflection of those who are instrumental in making these changes evolve in reality.
Yes, there is a romantic relationship evolving with Ella and Derek It is great that it is not the over the top style that too many Hallmarks are!
It is more realistic with how quality relationships evolve.
... A small take on the Cinderella story ... her name is Ella after all! :)
Jaicy (Ella) played this role very well ... Confident, but not over confident ... after all she is standing up to the prejudices that exist in the fashion industry. What does one expect? Size 16 is not that much bigger than 14!
And I can vouch that the sizes in numbers appear to have come down to be smaller than they were years ago! So, 16 is most likely the 14 of years ago! Great to see skill admired and rewarded.
Great to see a sound character at the helm of this fashion company, Benjamin (Derek) to assist with these changes. A comment was made by a reviewer of her dislike of Ben in the Virgin River series. In that series he was becoming a good person as he learned from his mistakes. He plays the role in this film very well and believable! Here he is a good person from the start.
Hurray to such a relationship starting, with both of them spearheading the progressive and quality future changes in the fashion industry! Perhaps a sequel? This warrants one much better than some others that Hallmark has done ... and ensure the quality remains the same in the sequel!
Click bait... movie cover! Slim on the cover, fat as a seal in the movie! Instant DELETE!