It's a well established fact that teenage girls can do anything: solve murders, battle vampires, save mankind, and yes, even take on the fashion world. After all, these things are much easier than being popular and getting a boyfriend.
Pretty Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher) is supposedly a plain and dateless high school student. She is also mistaken for being a twentysomething career woman and unintentionally lands a job at fashion house Donovan Decker as executive assistant to Gray Chandler Murray, a Miranda Priestly archetype played by Andie McDowell. Even though she calls Jane by the wrong name, tells her she won't last a week and continuously puts the phone down in her ear, the only thing genuinely horrible about this ice queen wannabe is the acting.
But not to worry, Jane has many handsome love interests: the stereotypical high school jock, the philandering head designer at Donovan Decker and maybe even her best friend Billy. Will Jane be able to make a success of her job? How long will she keep her age under wraps? And more importantly, will she finally get a boyfriend?
Quirky high school teen drama and Devil Wears Prada knock off, Jane by Design is a visual treat with lots of pretty people and pretty clothes but ultimately leaves much to be desired. Unless you are teenage girl.