Chapter 15

Noel was left feeling awkward right then.

In reality, the mysterious Lovely who ranked first globally had retained her crown for three consecutive years. Noel was far from reaching her level, and it was by sheer luck that she won fifth place last year.

However, that was enough for her to become a miraculous being at Starstream, with every employee worshiping her blindly.

Even so, Hank Rogers concluded among the murmurs of disapproval toward Cordy. “Why don’t you just be a macro manager instead? It’s easier for everyone.”

Noel was laughing to herself as he mocked ‘Cordy openly.

After all, she knew Cordy would not have it easy even after she reclaimed Starstream Group. Aside from Stephen Lang, everyone here were lapdogs to her and her father–they did not mind affording Cordy three months until she gave up.

“When I worked at Jessop Corp…”

“Sure, they are designers of high fashion here in North City, but you only worked in PR back then.” Hank continued to throw shade at Cordy, not even allowing her to finish. “You had nothing to do with designing. so it’s two different issues altogether. Please don’t bother to push yourself”

Cordy rose from her seat then, but while everyone thought that she would storm off after having enough, she remained perfectly calm..

Whipping out a USB flash drive, she plugged it into the conference room laptop and presented several slides.

“These are all Starstream fashion lines over the past two years. It’s very obvious that nothing much has changed over each passing season in the last two years, and the design Ms. Noel Sachs presented is now at the point of being identical. I’d think she was showing me last year’s draft if not for the change of dye.” “It’s been the trend for the last two years.

Noel wanted to argue, but Cordy scoffed. “Didn’t you get any inspiration while you were visiting Jessop Corp today?”

“I’m a professional. I won’t plagiarize another company’s work,” Noel said righteously.

“And I’m telling you that since this spring, the trends have been changing drastically. Here–take a look at the brochures of planned releases from several major international brands. I’m sure it’s not that difficult to tell that your designs bear zero resemblance to those trends.”

Cordy was ruthless, but that was because she could not bear with what Noel was doing.

Sticking to a single draft and milking it for two years? It was no surprise that Starstream’s performance in the market kept failing.

Noel’s expression darkened even as Cordy shut her down, but it was true that she lacked inspiration and had not been putting an effort in her designs over the last two years.

Naturally, once Cordy exposed her in front of everyone, she had no retort.

heads of department were all loyal to Noel, they could not lie through their teeth with such solid evidence thrown in their faces.

Cordy slapped them in

your department would only go into production. after my assessment. Also, you have one week to prepare a new draft. Submit it personally to me by next Tuesday.”

summaries I asked, I want them on my desk by nine

imposing words,

left gaping at Cordy’s departing

them around? But she was only twenty–five,

“Every department manager is Simon’s lapdog. How I would like to shake

and organizations need

fire a handful as a demonstration to the rest. That said, the priority is to get rid of Fiona Lamb, or Simon would have eyes and ears on my every move.”

actually did a double take, though that was

loyalty stemmed from an obligation to repay his debt to Cordy’s

almost like seeing Cordy’s mother at

office in Levine Ventures HQ, Randy Martin was standing behind John. Randy had this nagging feeling that his boss was distracted, but did not dare to ask.

be interrupted

“Yes, Mr. Levine?”

over there?” John asked right

Over there?

Over where?!

east? The south? Or the

around the globe for a split second before inspiration struck him. Mrs. Levine!

did John not say to trust her? That was why he did not

was quick

go ask,” he said and left.

returned soon after, and reported, “Mrs. Levine called for a meeting

after the meeting, and one of our people was saying that

were pursed for most of the

coffee beside his hand and taking a

a slight quiver in

get ahead

almost wanted to complain because John

love all

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