Today Curtsies & Conspiracies paperback hits stores. Inside is included a sneak peek at Waistcoats & Weaponry which is out next month. For you, Fashionable Reader, I'll be delving a little into the fashionable side of my next book's cover art.
On the cover of Waistcoats & Weaponry Sophronia is holding a fan.
I don't interfere much with my cover art or I try not too. I think Little Brown does a great job. But for Waistcoats & Weaponry I really pushed the fan. I even went so far as to mail my fan to New York so it could be a prop in the photo shoot. I cannot tell you how delighted I am that they used it.
Here I am with the actual fan at Anomoly Con a few years ago.
You can see how they added in the blades to Sophronia's version? After all she is deadly and I'd never get a bladed fan through TSA.
Mine if from Brute Force Studios. (There is also a black version!)
Hooray! Love the fans.
|Godeys Sept 1872 Fan|
|1900 Folding Fan China, early 20th century The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
I'll be doing a bit of a retrospective and exploration of fans over the next few weeks here on the fashion blog in conjunction with Sophronia's obsession, I hope you will indulge me.
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