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Andrea takes a job as a personal assistant to Runway's Editor-in-Chef. She starts out as eager, but as the novel goes on she is demoralized by the demands of her boss Miranda, few of which come with any clear instructions, but all of which she is expected to understand perfectly and complete at once. She gains a better sense of the work as time goes on, but continually neglects herself, her boyfriend Alex, best friend Lily, and family for her job. When Miranda's senior assistant Emily Charlton catches mononucleosis, Andrea is forced to go to Paris instead of going with her boyfriend to a long-planned trip to the Puff that he had worked hard to prepare, causing him to break up with her. In Paris, she learns that her roommate has been in a severe car accident as a result of drinking and driving, making her finally realize that Lily has become an alcoholic without her even realizing it. Miranda finds out, and Andrea originally promises to stay in Paris as expected, causing Miranda to be warm to her for the first time and telling her that Andrea reminds Miranda of herself. Horrified as she realizes that she is becoming her boss, Andrea plans to return at once. Confronted first with another impossible demand from her boss, Andrea swears at Miranda and is fired on the spot. Her relationship with Alex is totally destroyed, but she is able to make up with Lily. At the end of the novel, she returns to Elias-Clark for a job opportunity with a different magazine.


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Andrea goes to New York to be a journalist, but has few opportunities before landing an interview at Runway magazine. She manages to impress Miranda Priestly enough to get a job offer, but struggles to keep up with her impossible demands and get everything done. Soon, she becomes occupied with work and spends less and less time with her boyfriend and friends. In the end, she quits the job and applies for a job at a newspaper; Miranda Priestly tells the editor of the magazine that Andrea was her biggest disappointment and if they didn't hire her, they were being stupid.

Andrea went straight for an interview at the Elias-Clark building just after she graduates from college. When she set foot in the prestigious magazine publishing building, she knew nothing about magazine publication, fashion or even the woman who would later become her boss, Miranda Priestly. All she ever heard from people around her was "this was a job a million girls would die for!". Somehow, she got through the interview and wounded up working as Miranda's junior assistant. Her colleague Emily, who got promoted to the status of senior assistant recently after the other assistant, Allison, got promoted to the beauty department of Runway.

During her days in Runway magazine, Andrea found it hard to cope with her boss's demands. She would ask Andrea to do ridiculous things like finding her specialty items in Miami when she knew that her assistants were in New York. She would insist that Andrea buy the first copy of Harry Potter for her twins, Caroline and Cassidy. In addition, Andrea's job in Runway made it hard for her to stay in touch with her boyfriend, Nate and their relationship began to dwindle. The same goes to Lily and her family. She had turned down virtually every invitations from her friends to go for a drink or to hang out, giving the reason she can't leave her boss unattended. But on the bright side, her job often gives her the chance to grab Gianni Versace S.p.A., Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, and Prada labeled clothes, shoes and bags just to name a few, via the Closet, a special department in Runway that provides the staffs and models everything they need to impress Miranda.

Back in the car after the ceremony, Miranda asked Andrea some personal questions, which Andrea answered quite smoothly. Miranda said that her future in magazine would be bright. After a while, Miranda gave Andrea one of her frantic phone calls, and commanded Andrea to renew her twins' passports in three hours. Andrea then realizes that her family and friends are more important and she is fast becoming Miranda Priestly No. 2., she left Miranda in Paris and held back to America.

Back at home, Andrea begins freelancing stories for magazines and develops a working relationship with Loretta, an editor at Seventeen. She is last shown going for an interview at the fictional magazine The Buzz.

I caught up with Rebecca Creer, senior spa and grooming manager for Virgin Atlantic Airways, to get her tips on looking good after a long flight. Virgin recently launched the first edition of its "grooming manual" (something all airlines and hotels have) in the form of a magazine called RUNWAY, meant to act as a beauty and grooming guide for its employees. (*SEE PHOTOS BELOW*)

"It was a guide to how you wear your uniform, but I wanted it to be more inspirational and fun. Your look is such a massive part of your brand. Instead of saying grooming manual, we wanted to make a magazine," said Creer. "Our people are our models."

It returned on Bravo last week with a revamped format and new faces. Klum and Gunn are out, departing to launch their own show with Amazon; supermodel Karlie Kloss as host and Christian Siriano as the mentor are in. Veteran of the show Nina Garcia is now joined on the judging panel by magazine editor Elaine Welteroth and designer Brandon Maxwell. 041b061a72


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