Attitude meets Arrogance - Episode 24
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Jane changed her mind at the last minute about going to Sophie's party and so I drove there with Kendi Joy.
She had worn a gold sequin beaded caftan gown with one shoulder. She really never disappoints. Her hair was held in bun matching her elegant dress with a black purse and stilettos.
The theme of the party was to come dressed like your favourite person in red, black and gold.
I was restless about tonight and as it is said if you are unsure of what to wear go with red.
Mine was basically a two piece sleeveless floor length dress with a lace top.. It looked more of a satin prom dress with the exquisitely crafted appliques shimmering across the upper bodice . The demure jewel neckline and the illusion back radiated red hot sensuality.
The floor- length hemline just grazed the ground beneath and the sleeveless bodice bared a bit of skin enticingly.. My straight hair black short Bob wig did a good job in covering my horrible hair.
"Have you ever thought of being a celebrity stylist????" Kendi asked pulling over in the parking lot.
I chuckled, "Why???"
"You have a great sense of fashion. We should really work together in the future..."
If not that I was restless I would have been pleased with the news..
"I would love to..." I smiled
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. When I was about to get out of the car, she held my hand.
"Are you okay??? You have been silent all the way here..."
"I am okay Kendi, just exhausted..."
There was a grand red carpet entrance and some people who were videotaping and taking photos of the guests as they got into the Marcias ball room.. Celebrities were busy being interviewed and talking to each other...
People always wanted to see beyond the Marcias gate. Since Sophie was hosting the party in their ballroom, the people's wish was about to come true...
There was a backdrop for a photo area where we took some photos with Kendi before reporters surrounded us.
"Are you two working together???"
"Are you two friends??? you drove here together..."
"Ciara, did you design your dress???"
"Kendi who are you wearing???"
These reporters they can't even give you time to answer...
"We will be working together in the future and yes we are friends..." Kendi beamed...
"Yes I designed my dress..." I replied.
"How is it working with the Marcias???"
"It's a good experience..."
Before they could ask more questions we walked inside the ballroom...Sophie had really spiced up the guest list. There were fashionistas, actors, bloggers, musicians name them all...
The turn up of guests was excellent. I guess slipping a juicy pre-party nugget to her well-follower blogger friends was not such a bad idea...
Kendi introduced me to her fashionistas friends but my eyes were stuck on the crowd looking for Jaxon and Jordan. The only person I saw was Mason laughing with some models...
After the introduction, I went to talk to some top designers in the country that I have worked with.. Indeed Sophie didn't disappoint.
There were different table layouts in the room, Round, square and rectangular.
They were covered with a gold centerpiece where a tall candles paired with low floral were placed. If that wasn't enough the glass vases and brass flatware added complexity and warmth to the table... Also the plates and silverware were aligned to perfection..
In each table there were different kind of lollies assembled in different containers and exotic items which the guests started to munch away as soon as they sat...There was also enough champagne flutes, wine and water for everyone to enjoy...
She also went overboard with hundred of helium filled balloons and hanging lanterns giving the room the perfect lighting. At the end of the room, there was a table where food had been placed. In the middle she had improvised a dancing floor and where the artists would perform... There was also a soothing jazz music in the background that added flavour to everything
"You really look beautiful. Where can I get a dress like this???" Anita the most influential fashion blogger in the country asked.
Yes, I have seen her in so many events but we never talked...
"I would make you one.." I stammered.
"You really look beautiful.Right guys???" She confirmed from two of her best friends whom they were always together... Vicky and Lilian..
"Yes, she should join the our club,"Lilian suggested and Kendi answered behind me,"Yeah, I was thinking the same thing..."
I wanted to be happy but I couldn't until I was sure everything went right tonight. The club they were talking about was formed by them with the purpose to help each other grow in the world of fashion. And the fact that I qualified to join the club felt like a lifetime achievement.. Do you know like how many fashionistas would like to join them???A lot but they are the ones who approach you and not the other way round..
"I will be back ladies.." I excused myself the moment I saw Mason at a close distance..
"Mason???" I called out.
"Yes Ciara???" He hugged me..., "How are you???You look beautiful.."
"Have you seen Jaxon or Jordan???"
"Jaxon is the guest artist in keeping up with your artist so he will be running late and Jordan I don't know where he is..."
I begun having a bad feeling about the night. Everything seemed out of place... I tried calling Jaxon but he wasn't picking up... Dear heavens, don't let me fall flat on my face...
I sat beside the club ladies as we waited for the host to officially start off the party..
We talked about the latest trends, all I needed to join the club, their achievements until Sophie stood on stage.
She looked very beautiful. Light makeup, hair held in a shaggy bun, a metallic chainmail dress with short sleeves, a deep v-neckline and a panel with gathering details contrasting the waist that looked good on her..Truly she was the host of the party.
"Did you design that???" Lilian asked and I nodded with utmost confidence.
"I love it...."
"Hello my people, thank you everyone who accepted my invitation to the best welcome back party ever. As you all know I have been out of the country for a while and I wanted to come back with the bang the Sophie way..."
The room was filled with screams and laughter..
"I know I look sassy. So before you start asking who I am wearing??? Ciara kindly stand up..."
Trembling, I stood and waved at the crowd..
"She is behind my look, I call her my designer, my icon.Thank you Ciara..."
I smiled and sat down...
"With that said. I officially welcome you to Sophie's welcome back party..."
There was performances from different bands and numerous artists... .
People had already served their food, some a little tipsy but no sight of my man... I was starting to get worried...
Suddenly my phone pinged with a message...It was from him, finally he remembered he had a girlfriend.
>>My baby looks beautiful tonight..
>>Where have you been???
>>Relax baby, I am performing soon and then the whole world will know about us...
Atleast now my heart was at peace and I could bring myself to smile...
When Jaxon got on stage looking all hot, the girls begun screaming.. He had worn the black suit I had made him.. I couldn't wait to officially be his woman and rub it on Jordan's face...
"Hey ladies, are you ready???"
"We love you!!!"
Girls were indeed crazy....I wanted to stand on the table and declare my love for him and see what those girls would have done about it..
Before I perform, my brother Jordan has an announcement...My blood ran cold
My heart felt like it would explode from beating..My bowels loosened.
People waited for Jordan to get to the stage but no, he came to where I was sitting and took my hand...
"What are you doing???" I whispered to him but he just chose to ignore me...
The air around me became suffocating and my vision blur...I wished the floor would open and swallow me alive but I was just being silly...For a second I was reluctant to standing up but I didn't want to embarrass myself...
He walked me to the stage and went on one knee. I have never been scared like i was on that stage that I was literally shaking like a leaf...
Now I understood why he was nowhere to be found. He was planning on how to bring me down and he had succeeded. He knew I wouldn't embarrass myself infront of all these people..
Perfect timing Jordan, I know understand why you are the most successful CEO...Strategy..
"Ciara Kimani would you be my wife???"
My heart became shattered disarray of pieces as the whole room was in shock. Who would have thought Jordan Marcias would propose to a simple celebrity designer like me????
My eyes begun dripping with tears and I am sure the crowd thought it was from happiness but no. It was because of the hurt I saw in Jaxon's eyes who was standing behind me..What had I done??? What kind of love triangle madness is this???
I stood there unable to talk...The word Yes had stuck on my throat...
I looked at Jordan and saw anger in his cold blooded eyes. His face was almost turning black in rage and my silence had begun attracting whispers from the crowd...
Should I run out of there??? Should I tell the world that I love Jaxon??? Should I expose him???
"Ciara Kimani, will you marry me???" He snapped me back to reality..
I found myself gently shutting my eyes and before I could respond, he took the diamond ring out of the box and placed it on my finger. He didn't care about what I wanted or needed to say.
The crowds was filled with screams and excitement once more...
When I opened my eyes, Jaxon was no longer there..He was gone....
Jordan stood up and hugged me," What were you trying to do??? If you said No, I would have destroyed you and your family. Remember their life is in your hand." He whispered in a firm voice..
"What's the difference??? you didn't wait for me to say yes.."
All of a sudden, swarm of flash lights hit my eyes..
"How long have you two being dating???"
"Ciara, how does it feel to marry the most eligible bachelor in the country???"
"Where you two dating secretly???"
Instead of answering, I ran out of there and went to look for the love of my life...
Do you think Ciara will have the guts to confess everything to Jaxon???Let's find out...
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