UK Publishing Date: 11 Feb 2016. 416 pages.
Rosie Nixon has been joint editor of Hello Magazine for the last five years so she knows a thing or two about Stylists. This is her debut novel and it’s a real delight. It really is laugh out loud funny with some great characters that you really want to get behind.
Amber Green is an unlikely fashionista. She got her position working as an assistant at Smiths, a high end designer clothes store, when her friend got another job and recommended her for the role. She enjoys the work but it’s largely steaming dresses in the basement and playing second fiddle to Kiki, AKA the Stick. Kiki knows her fashion and looks down on Amber in her Top Shop jeans and Ugg boots.
Amber does have an eye for dressing a window though and on the day that international stylist Mona Armstrong arrives in the store complete with a film crew her life begins to change. With agreement from her boss Jas, Amber suddenly finds herself on a two week sabbatical working with Mona for the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. A whirlwind of chaos and high heels ensues and there is never a dull moment.
You don’t have to be into fashion to appreciate this story. It is much more in the style of the Lindsey Kelk books than The Devil Wears Prada. It would make perfect light-hearted holiday reading.
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