Although Candace Bushnell skyrocketed to fame thanks to her bestselling collection of essays (it was called something like Sex and the City, right?), she soon turned to writing novels based on the upwardly mobile women of Manhattan. In 2005's Lipstick Jungle, she chronicles the lives of three successful women, two of which have powerful careers in the fashion industry. There's Victory Ford, a designer struggling to keep her company afloat, and Nico O'Neilly, the editor of a Vogue-esque fashion magazine called Bonfire.
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