July 26th, Tuesday
Just as Zhuo Jingren promised, Lily received a call for a fitting at the boutique whereZhuo Jingren's tailored clothes were made. It also housed the custom dressmaker that he hired for her. Since the launch is just in a few days, Lily decided to make time for the fitting so she could finalize everything for the event.
Moreover, Zhuo Jingren also told her to try and check out the wedding dress designs that the boutique has. Of course, this happened after the latter showed her hundreds of designs, making her dizzy.
"Miss Lily, I am so happy that you are finally here. I am excited to show you the dress that the President has chosen for you," a woman of Lily's age named Bingbing said. Yesterday, she and her assistant were the ones who took Lily's measurements, and it took her almost all night to finish the design that President Zhuo wanted. "May I lead you to the VIP room?" she asked respectfully.
In response, Lily smiled at her before she told Yang Mi to just stay in the lounge and wait for her. Then Lily followed Bingbing towards the second floor of the boutique as her eyes scanned the place. This boutique is actually not that big. Compared to the high-end boutiques in Europe, this one was really small. However, this did not mask its elegance and extremely peaceful ambiance.
Unlike the usual boutique with clothes displayed on racks, this place was meticulously arranged. All the clothes were inside a display case that acted as the boutique's wall. Inside the display case were delicate glass shelves that seemed to light up. She noted that the motif of the boutique was a simple black and white. It's clean and minimalistic design instantly reminded her of Zhuo Jingren.
This boutique was like Sky City, with the exception of the delicate shelves, of course.
"If you are wondering, President Zhuo's friend owns this place."
"Yes, Mr. Bei is President Zhuo's friend. Ah… If I hadn't met you, I would think that those two were actually a couple. President Zhuo is also Mr. Bei's only friend. I heard that they grew up in an orphanage together - and both of them are extremely handsome too, " Bingbing laughed, her tone light. It was obvious that her relationship with her boss… wait.
"Hold on. Do you mean… Bei Tian?"
"Ah? You also know our boss? This is great! Yes it is indeed Mr. Bei Tian," Bingbing continued to smile while leading Lily, and. the latter's expression was very comical. Lily remembered how she told Zhuo Jingren just a few weeks ago that she liked his friend Bei Tian. Is this why the latter's face immediately changed when he heard her words?
But she was just trying to tease him ah. Those words should not be taken seriously.
"Speaking of Bei Tian, I haven't seen him since I came back in Hong Kong. Is he somewhere abroad?" Lily asked casually. She could be considered as Bei Tian's acquaintance, alright?
"Ahhh… Mr. Bei is currently out of the country. He is having a world tour that will last for two months. He should be back by August," Bingbing answered before she opened a door and led Lily inside the room.
Facing Lily was a spacious minimalist white room with three mannequins on the center, each wearing different styles of gowns. Behind the mannequins was a mirrored wall with beautiful small light bulbs around it.
All in all, the room looked bright and clean. Totally Zhuo Jingren's style, she thought. Lily immediately wondered if Bei Tian also had the same style as Zhuo Jingren, or was the latter the one who told the owner to make it this way?
"Look, President Zhuo personally picked this one for you. He also picked the color and the type of stones that will be embedded on the gown," Bingbing said excitedly as she spread her hands towards the gowns. In response, Lily nodded.
The gowns were all beautiful. To her left was a red gown with a scoop neckline made of a material that would surely glide over her curves. The dress also had a backless design with lace up details. Lily instantly shook her head inwardly. For someone who complained that her dress was too skimpy, this one… this dress is really too sexy for corporate attire. She wondered if Zhuo Jingren would even let her attend the event wearing this? Will she even have the chance to get out of the room wearing this gown? Moreover, the theme of the party is black and white. Why would the latter choose a red gown for her?
Lily looked at the second gown and also nodded. It was a long sleeved dress with a circular cut out back. This one was a black gown that had a plunging V- neckline with beaded rhinestones that looked like sparkling stars in contrast with the black gown. Inwardly, only one word came into Lily's mind as she stared at the dress – sophistication.
Then her eyes reached the third... jumpsuit? Lily instantly raised an eyebrow as she looked at the long jumpsuit that was embedded with silver beads throughout. It featured a plunging neckline and a see through bodice. It also had a low V at the back and a corset type interior that would highlight one's figure even more.
A small smile was quick to escape Lily's lips. Her husband knows her too well. First, the red sexy gown was Lily's kind of gown, but she was sure that she wouldn't be able to attend the event wearing that gown as her husband would surely destroy it even before the start of the event. The black elegant gown would suit the theme perfectly, and then this: A jumpsuit that would be totally out of the theme but was so beautiful that Lily could not even take her eyes off it.
However, before Lily could say something a loud knock interrupted, then the door was abruptly opened.
"Miss Bingbing, a Manager Hao had been demanding to see you. She said her artist Miss Qiao Qiao needed ah…" the woman's words were interrupted when a tall and slim woman entered the VIP room with her thin eyebrows raised.
"Bingbing, I am here to have QiaoQiao's fitting. I wonder what could have caused the delay?" She eyed Bingbing before looking at Lily.
"Manager Hao," Bingbing immediately looked awkwardly at Lily before she gave her a low bow and held Manager Hao's arms, half dragging her out of the VIP room. How could this foolish manager offend President Zhuo's woman?
In response, Lily only raised an eyebrow while watching them leave the VIP room. She was familiar with Manager Hao only because she is the actress Qiao Qiao's manager. And Lily is planning to use Qiao Qiao against Qin Fei. However, she was not familiar with Manager Hao's attitude so this… really got Lily curious.
With these in mind, Lily slowly walked out of the VIP room and stood in the hallway where the two could not see her. This is not eavesdropping, alright? Lily called this gathering information: research.
A small smile escaped Lily's lips as she started to listen to the conversation of the two women.