In the Pink
It’s the color of baby girl's clothing, of carnations and roses, of bubble gum, of blushing...and the signature colors of Elle in “Legally Blonde” and Shelby in “Steel Magnolias”.
It’s pink, and its variations run from the softest shades of iced peppermint to shocking hot. Pink has got it all.
And it is the only color I considered when creating the perfect, almost magical prom dress for Nicolette in Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress. And although the dress itself went through some minor alterations in the editing stages (from calf-length of knee-length and developed a heart-shaped bodice) there was never any consideration of changing the color.
Pink was--and is--perfect.
Nevertheless, when I went to use a Christmas gift card at my favorite clothing shop, I was thinking something business casual, maybe in chocolate or burgundy, my favorite winter colors. But within seconds of entering the store, my gaze was stolen by a splash of pink on the far wall. “Nic Pink”, the exact shade of her prom dress on the cover of my book.
Soon I was touching a pink suede jacket--and it was 30% off, I might add, because I guess the average person isn’t in the market for pink suede. (Go figure!) Anyway, it was my size, and of course, I bought it. It now hangs in my closet, ready and waiting for my March book signings.
You’ve heard of mother/daughter clothing? I may be among the first to don author/heroine clothing! And fingers crossed that when that day comes, both of us look “pretty in pink”?
Friday, January 12, 2007
In the Pink