Join The Shoestring Club When the love of her life, Ed, announces
his surprise engagement to her best friend, Julia Schuster is
distraught but determined not to let them see how much she's
hurting. She spies a remarkable dress in Shoestring, her sister's
designer second-hand shop, and knows she'll only be able to stagger
through the wedding day, showing everyone how over Ed she is, if
her body is wrapped in its soft silk chiffon. Unfortunately it
costs mega bucks and she's barely hanging on to her job as it is.
Arietty Pilgrim can't and won't attend her fiercely competitive
school reunion unless she can arrive wearing exactly the same
dress. But working as an elephant keeper in Dublin Zoo does not a
millionaire make. But fate has a funny way of bringing people
together. Just as Julia starts to flounder amidst family troubles,
problem drinking and a broken heart, she meets Arietty and the two
of them set up The Shoestring Club -- time-sharing one
extraordinary dress and beginning a life-altering friendship.