The Stylist: A Novel (The Amber Green Series)
By Rosie Nixon
For Amber Green, it is like a dream come true. One-minute Amber is working as a shop assistant at Smith’s, one of London’s most fashion-forward boutiques. The next minute Mona Armstrong, Great Britain’s most famous celebrity stylist, walks into the shop and asks Amber to be her new assistant. Of course, it is only temporary. Just for two weeks or so in order to help Mona deal with all the details involved in prepping her clients in America for the big awards season. Still, it is a wonderful opportunity for Amber to get some experience in the business and rub elbows with some big-name stars. However, the more time Amber spends with Mona, the less this new job seems like a dream come true and the more it begins to feel like a real nightmare.
Nixon spent more than decade working as a writer and editor-in-chief for HELLO! (think of it as the British equivalent of US Weekly or People Magazine), and now she puts the old adage “write what you know” to brilliant use in her fun and funny debut novel. Not only does the author gift readers with a charmingly plucky protagonist and an engaging cast of supporting characters (including a diva boss who could give Miranda Priestly a run for her money), she also treats readers to a fascinating glimpse into the world of fashion and the business of dressing celebrities. Wrap all this up in writing that is richly imbued with a deliciously dry sense of wit, and you have the must-have literary accessory of the season for fashionista fiction fans everywhere.
John Charles, ReaderToReader.com