Chapter 41 Already Defending Her
To have a celebrity boost the popularity of one’s design was an extremely rare opportunity, and yet, Christina was throwing it away as though it didn’t mean a thing to her.
Xandra’s face was twisted with rage after she heard what Christina said. She jabbed a finger at Christina and shouted in a trembling voice, “You dare ask me to take this dress off? You think I won’t do it?”
Xandra then tugged hard at the zipper on the dress as she continued insulting it. “Your crappy dress isn’t even worthy of being used as a rag!”
The flames of anger burned brightly in Christina’s eyes when she saw that the dress, which she had spent a whole month working really hard on, was compared to a rag.
Had she not been raised well, Christina probably would have lunged at Xandra and ripped her hair out on the spot.
While she was fine with others insulting her, her pride as a designer refused to tolerate insults to her designs.
Besides, a model hating their outfit was one of the worst things that could happen when it came to fashion shows. After all, they wouldn’t be able to showcase the outfit’s beauty, and nobody would want to look at a model with a grumpy expression.
While the models would usually wear serious expressions when walking down catwalks, they were doing it to showcase attitude, but in a good way.
“Take it off, then. Will the makeup artists please help Ms. Sullivan with the dress?” Christina said with a firm look in her eyes.
She only asked the staff to help Xandra with the dress because she didn’t want Xandra to ruin it on
All Christina wanted was to showcase that dress, so she couldn’t care less about using celebrities to boost its popularity.
Xandra’s face clouded over when she heard that. This was probably the first time she had ever suffered such humiliation since her debut in the entertainment industry.
I didn’t make it this far just to have some nobody insult me like this! I’ll be sure to get my revenge!
After changing into her casual outfit, Xandra glared daggers at Christina and threatened, “Just you wait! I’ll make you regret this!”
Christina pointed at the door. “You may see yourself out now.”
Xandra clenched her fists so hard that her knuckles made cracking noises as she left with her assistant.
Christina’s mind was in a mess at the time, so she couldn’t be bothered to worry about Xandra getting back at her. Right now, I need to find myself a new model.
With that in mind, she turned toward her assistant, who was still frozen in shock, and asked. “Could you go find me a new model? I need one urgently.”
Having snapped out of her daze, the assistant told her that there were no more candidates available.
Christina gasped in shock when she heard that.
Oh, no… This is bad… How will I present my design without a model? I don’t want to lose out on such a great opportunity just because of Xandra, but I don’t know what I can do…
That was when her gaze fell upon her assistant, who was standing next to her. Hmm… She’s slender and has pretty eyes that go well with her facial structure. Most importantly, she’s tall enough to make this work!
“How about you be my model instead?”
Although the incident in the dressing room earlier had happened behind closed doors. Xandra gave Zachary a call to rant about it immediately after storming out of there. She also had her assistant write an article about that incident and publish it on the internet.
“Hey, Zachary! I only agreed to model for your show because you invited me, but your staff, Christina, told me to take the dress off! She had no respect for me at all!” Xandra exclaimed in a shrill voice.
I am a celebrity! I will not allow a mere designer to humiliate me like this, or I will become the laughingstock of the city!
At that moment, Zachary and Nathaniel were sitting in the VIP room and waiting for the show to start.
While it was perfectly normal for Zachary to be there, Nathaniel was only there because of Christina.
Having worked continuously for over twenty hours, Nathaniel was both physically and mentally
He only stayed so he could bring Christina home as soon as the show was over.
As such, he was not expecting to hear such news before he even got the chance to behold Christina’s design.
Nathaniel’s lips curled into an impressed smile when he heard that Christina had completely shut down a nasty woman like Nandra.
Zachary shot his friend a displeased glare while apologizing to Xandra over the phone, comforting her.
He then confronted Nathaniel immediately after ending the call. “I understand that Christina is very beautiful and all, but I don’t think it’s appropriate for you to be dating your own employee.”
There was a hint of jealousy in his voice when he said that,
I still remember the way Christina made me feel when I first saw her. I can’t believe Nathaniel managed to beat me to her!
Nathaniel simply shot him an icy-cold gaze without saying anything
“Because you’ve been backing her up, she now has the audacity to offend celebrities! Is she going to disregard my authority as her boss too?” Zachary continued.
“What’s there to respect about you? She is to be treated as my equal from now on, so I will come for you if anyone dares hurt her!” Nathaniel replied.
“Already defending her, huh? I suppose even the greatest of men can’t resist the charms of a beautiful woman!” Zachary protested with a pout.
Nathaniel shot him another cold gaze, warning him to shut up.
Fortunately for Christina, her design was the last to be presented, so she had plenty of time to doll her assistant up.
After getting her assistant ready. Christina gave her a little pep talk before it was her turn.
The assistant encouraged herself inwardly before making her way over to the right side of the stage. She was supposed to walk in syne with the music alongside a male model and get off the stage after showcasing their outfits.
Upon receiving a verbal cue from the backstage crew, she then stepped out with her head held high.
The spotlight helped highlight the fine details of the dress when it shone on her, especially the perfect. design and expert tailoring. The dress was also form-fitting, which accentuated her feminine curves even more. Christina used silk as the dress base material and added a thin veil over it, which made it look all the more elegant.
As the assistant and the male model walked down the catwalk in sync with the music, they looked so great together that the audience gave them a huge round of applause.
Many even took pictures of the two and uploaded them online.
Christina’s lips curled into a satisfied smile as she admired her dress from beneath the stage.
Who says you need a model to showcase your outfit? Anyone can steal the spotlight as long as they’re confident enough!
“The design looks gorgeous, Radiant Corporation could use this dress as its flagship product for the year, Nathaniel said, his deep voice sounding pleasant to the ears,
Christina turned around and saw that he was standing right next to her. Nathaniel exuded a powerful air of elegance and pride that could win the hearts of any woman he encountered.
“What about the male model’s outfit?” she asked.
“It looks nice,” Nathaniel replied with a smile.
Christina let out a chuckle as she said. “I think so too. It was designed with you in mind, so it’s bound to look nice. I bet it would look even better on you!”
Nathaniel propped his chin up with one hand and shot her a glance. “Then maybe I should charge you for using me as your model,” he said while inching closer toward her.
The sexual tension in the air continued to rise as their faces got closer and closer to each other.
“Wait! We’re in public right now!”