The result of the awards ceremony was no surprise as the coveted best female lead went to Gwyneth.
She was an A-list actress with impeccable manners, but that was only skin deep.
Those who loved her, loved her, but her haters only seemed to increase in number.
Unexpectedly, the best supporting female lead of the year went to Coco.
Despite being a fresh face in the industry, she had already gained a sizeable fanbase due to her popularity among audiences.
As Coco took to the stage to accept her award, all eyes were on her dazzling dress-its gorgeous, flowing lines complemented her slender figure. She had never really caught the director’s attention before, but at this moment, she had made a lasting impression on many people.
“Where did Coco get her dress from?”
“I’m not sure, but it doesn’t look like it’s from any high-end fashion label. The most exclusive dressmakers always contacted us first.”
“Let’s find out.”
Soon enough, Christina’s name came up.
It was rare to come across a fashion designer with such remarkable skills. When news of Christina’s exceptional talent circulated, a throng of female celebrities, including up-and-coming actresses and A- listers, lined up outside Radiant Corporation the following day, hoping to catch a glimpse of her.
Gina arranged for Christina to be in the conference room to speak with her potential customers. She spent the whole morning taking notes on their requirements so that she could start working on their designs.
Before long, Christina found herself booked with jobs until the next month. As the work orders piled up, she began to feel overwhelmed.
Gina patted her on the shoulder and comforted her, “Don’t worry, I’ll arrange for two assistants to help you with the orders.”
In general, group leaders didn’t have assistants, and all the work had to be shared among colleagues. But since Christina was overloaded with work, Gina decided to make an exception for her.
When Christina exited the conference room, her colleagues from Team B swarmed around her.
“Ms. Steele, I heard that Ms. Tanner wants to assign you an assistant. Will you please pick me?” one colleague pleaded.
“Choose me! I hope to learn from you!” another chimed in.
“I’m hardworking. I’ll definitely be of great help!”
Christina was pleasantly surprised as it was the first time her colleagues showed such enthusiasm. She had been striving to earn their respect for so long, and it seemed like her hard work had finally paid
Chapter 141 Emilia Causes Trouble
But no matter who she chose as her assistant, it would inevitably cause resentment among the others who didn’t make the cut.
In an attempt to diffuse the tension, Christina said, “Ms. Tanner will be selecting the assistants. I welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand.”
Her colleagues took the hint and returned to their positions.
Later that afternoon, Gina arranged for Anna and Xenia Darby from Team B to assist Christina.
Anna had been performing well lately, so Gina hadn’t planned to assign her as Christina’s assistant. However, she offered to assist Christina.
Alas, Gina accepted Anna’s offer.
As soon as Anna entered Christina’s office, the two embraced tightly as if old friends reuniting after a long time. “We’re back to working together!” Anna exclaimed.
“Given your skills, you don’t have to be my assistant, Christina said sheepishly. They used to work together and knew each other’s capabilities.
However, Anna didn’t see anything wrong with the antingement. After all, she felt it was an honor to be Christina’s assistant.
“It’s no big deal. I saw Coco’s outfit and style yesterday, and it was really beautiful!” Anna said as she placed the freshly brewed coffee on Christina’s desk.
After a short pause, she added, “I think you’re incredibly talented, and I want to learn from you,”
Christina didn’t reject Anna’. She understood that declining her now would be taken as being insincere.
“All right, thank you for your efforts,” said Christina.
Just then, Xenia entered the room. It seemed that Gif had handpicked her as she wanted to give one of the top performers at Team B a chance to learn and grow.
However, Xenia was not particularly fond of Christina, who was around her age.
In her opinion, Christina was not that talented because she had graduated from an average design. school.
Xenia went as far as to speculate that Christina’s wealth and fame were attributed to the rumored support from a wealthy businessman.
Christina did not notice the strange look from Xenia The trio then sat down and started to discuss work.
The first task was to design a dress for the popular actress Orlena Willen who was well-known for her vintage style.
Halfway through the discussion, Gina notified Christina that an important guest had arrived and instructed her to attend to the guest personally.
When Christina entered the conference room, she was surprised to see Emilia.
The woman’s outfit was oozing with sophistication and wealth. Even the gemstone ring she was wearing was worth a fortune.
I haven’t heard any recent news about the Steele family. Why is Emilia able to dress so extravagantly?
Emilia wasted no time in mocking her. “Look at you Christina, dressed like a pauper, while I’m dressed like a queen. I mean, can’t you see the difference”.
Christina, who usually dressed in a simple and casual style on workdays, was a far cry from the girl’s glamorous appearance.
“I heard you’re supposed to be the best designer in Raliant Corporation. I’m not that impressed,” Emilia sneered.
“There are many talented designers in the company. You can always choose someone else,” Christina replied coolly.
Without another word, she began walking toward the door.
Angered by the woman’s blatant disrespect, Emilia stood up and yelled, “Did I say you could leave, Christina Steele? Get back here!”
Christine stopped in her tracks and spoke to Emilia with her back turned. “If you have something to say, make it quick. My time is precious.”
Emilia climbed the social ladder so that she could show off to Christina.
She wanted to prove that she was just as capable as Christine by marrying a wealthy husband and living a life of extravagance, complete with an endless array of dresses and jewelry.
“I want to make a dress, and I want you to make it,” she demanded.
Christina placed her hands on her hips and scoffed, Sure, what style do you want?”
As expected, Emilia had a long list of demands for her dress. However, Christina made no effort to jot them down.
“It needs to be done by this week,” Emilia stressed, even going as far as to specify the exact time she wanted the dress completed.
However, Christina refused to give in to her unreasonable demands. “I have a customer to attend to, so you’ll have to wait in line,” she stated firmly.
“I don’t want to wait. Why don’t you prioritize my dress?” Emilia hissed.
Gina, who had been observing the exchange, decided to intervene. Given their shared surname, she was able to deduce their relationship.
“Christina, the boss has instructed us to handle her order,” she whispered.
Christina was initially hesitant, but she had a sudden lea and readily agreed to the task. “Okay, I’ll
work on it over the weekend.”
Gina was surprised at how easily she had given in, considering the heated argument earlier
Satisfied with Christina’s answer, Emilia got ready to leave. However, before she left, she delivered a parting threat. “Make sure you do it perfectly, or else I’ll ask your boss to lire you,” she snarled.
With that, Christina marched back to her office, her eyes blazing with fury.
She sat down at her desk and began sketching out the designs that Emilia had requested.
To anyone watching, it would seem like she was simply hard at work, diligently creating the requested design. But in reality, Christina was secretly developing a ploy.
Over the week, she delegated some of the more mundane tasks to Xenia to focus all of her attention on the dress design for Emilia.