Saturday, October 8, 2011
Good-bye, Lady Di
I'm supposed to be off the computer, resting my hands and cleaning house, while I wait for my final edits on Sweet Bytes to come back from my wonderful editor, Cynthia. But, then, I remembered it was my day at Fab ePubs, so here I am! The release date is October 17th, by the way. So, I'm going to be all over cyberspace and a very busy girl for a few weeks. Anyway...
I figured out months ago that Ophelia would experience a Prom Night From Hell near the end of the story, so I had to go searching for the perfect prom dress. I wanted something very 'princess-like,' but also powerful. I always loved this picture of Princess Diana from a shoot she did for Vogue magazine.
The dress is by Gianni Versachi. (Psst, Bianca mentions his name in the book as a tribute.) So, the dress became my inspiration for Ophelia's prom gown, which had a long, flowing, not-embroidered or embellished A-line skirt and was pale blue.
But, then, C.H. Scarlett sent my cover art to me and I was floored! I mean, how stunning and gorgeous! Luckily, I was still in edits, so I've gone back and changed the description of Ophelia's prom grown to match up with the cover.
As for Lady Di, well, she's an icon. She'll always be with us.