After her grandmother dies, seventeen-year-old Cat leaves her hometown for New York City to fulfill her and her grandmother's dream. Cat finds that the world of fashion is more cutthroat than she expected, but she is determined to make a name for herself as a top designer. Back in Kentucky, she imagined a city paved in Prada, but the reality isn't quite so fashionable. Still, there are friends to be made, boys to be flirted with, and amazements to be found, sometimes when she least expects it. Even when her lame hick boyfriend from back home comes to the city to try to reclaim her, Kat knows she's found her place; now all she has to do is have the place find her back.