Sabrina Zollo captivates with her corporate world of cosmetology and the fashionistas who strive to own the beauty thrown. I enjoyed how we followed Veronica fresh from gaining her new MBA with dreams of goodwill and how easily she succumbs to the lure of the shiny, sparkly aesthetic industry. I know it sounds clichéd but I have always wanted a gay boyfriend to help me navigate the shark-infested waters of the professional style sphere and Stevie seems to be the perfect solution to both my and Veronica’s needs. The setting is so spot on in this story that it was as if I was still sitting in my cubicle while I was reading in the comfort of my house. Most of the key players are quite entertaining and I recognize the personalities of some of my office co-workers. I enjoyed watching Veronica interact with her friends and how they reacted to the changes in her, disposition and behavior.
Before new MBA Veronica can say moral fortitude she has accepted a job at the world-wide corporate cosmetic giant Gisele and her dreams of saving starving children are put on hold so she can peddle mascara to the multitudes. She doesn’t fit in to the sleek image the company has but not to worry her gay co-worker Stevie takes her under his fashion wing and teaches her how to survive. But is she giving up her friends, herself and her values to impress her playboy boss?
When Veronica graduated with an MBA and dreams of saving the world, she never knew she would end up a corporate slave to the lipstick gods, in love with her playboy boss and in need of a gay best friend to make her feel fabulous. Straight out of school, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Veronica has her heart set on an honourable job, such as saving starving children. Instead, she accepts a job at Gisele, a global cosmetic empire that seems to mock her every value. Veronica struggles to fit in until she meets Stevie, a gay co-worker, who immediately assumes the role of fashion counsellor and fabulousness.
Under Stevie’s mentorship, Veronica flourishes as a vixen and marketing peon. But for Veronica to truly succeed at Gisele and seduce her boss, she must bequeath her soul to the makeup gods and sacrifice her friends in a ritual known as corporate brainwash. How far does Veronica go before she realizes she is losing everything she once valued, including herself?