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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lise Haines & Roman Fashion

Gladiator Sandals…got some?
I’ve been asked about the sandals on the cover of GIRL IN THE ARENA. They were a find by my editor at Bloomsbury. And I know, I know, they don’t have the exact number of straps as Lyn has…but close. The model, by the way, is a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. And the bracelet she’s wearing cost tens of thousands of dollars (I kid you not) and was on loan from Barneys New York. The nail polish was my choice. I thought Lyn would wear navy blue, at least that day. For those of you thinking about becoming a YA author, I can honestly say: Yes, my editor called me to ask what color nail polish Lyn would wear. That was a pretty cool day.

I know that fashion is fickle but Gladiator sandals have been going strong for a while. I’ve been seeing some modified ones lately with the cuff around the ankle and different types of Roman sandals though not strictly gladiator. Here are my daughter’s pair of Glad sandals from England.

If you’d like to send me a downloadable photo of your sandals, with or without your feet in them, I’ll put some of them up on my site. I’ll only post the first name you want to give me (feel free to make one up) and no other information will be posted. You know, I’m a mom so I am not giving out your personal info to anyone. You can see my privacy statement. I can only take photos in jpg or pdf format.

And have you noticed, the thing for spring is the toga? At least that’s what they’re saying over at the NYTs. Click here to see the modern toga. I think I’ll go watch Roman Holiday now. You know that great movie with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck…

Post by Lise Haines author of the new book Girl in the Arena
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