The Bunny As Designer

Today, I’m going to create a creator.
The Bunny (well known to all of you) wants to be a living, breathing part of my present (and will you please not how THAT sounds!!! ) novel, and so, while editing said novel, I have changed one of my characters from being
1. male
2. Lebanese
3. jovial and garrulous
to
1. female
2. a Southern Belle
3. garrulous, but with a snarky humor
This character, the fashion designer Jamal, now Bunny, is going to outfit my heroine, Naomi, in the cream and gold dress she will be shot in during the Academy Awards.
I agree, it’s a perfect waste of a very nice dress, but it gets a center role because, well, blood looks just SO good on white and gold.
The Bunny designer has strong views on why to wear which gown to which occasion.
She tells Naomi quite clearly, “NO white dress for the Grammy! You’ll be standing in front of a white wall for the interviews, and no one will notice you. Now if you want them to look but not ask too many questions, wear something that will so burn in their eyes that they’ll forget what they wanted to say!” and sells her a scarlet and plum silk creation.
At the same time she allows, albeit grudgingly, the cream dress for the Oscars because, “Honey, there will be so many colors on that red carpet, no one will give a damn anyway.”
The Bunny’s shop is as lush and colorful as an Oriental boudoir. There are the most wonderful things to discover.
You enter through the glass door from the noisy, hot and humid Hollywood pavement and step into a haven of scent, soft music and rainbows. Bunny loves colors, and she loves opulent.
All her clothes hand-made, and the materials she uses are unvaryingly silk or velvet, chiffon or the finest linen. She believes in embroidery and pearls on her robes, and she does not think small in jewelry, either.
“Take me to the Vogue, or take me to the morgue!” she cries at one time.
Well, she cries it at the Vogue party after the Grammy Awards, and she might as well, since she’s there, and celebrated.
You see, I don’t like losers, and I don’t like writing about them, either.
My characters may have a rough patch in their lives, it may even take half their lives, but they never, ever give up. All of them, even Naomi’s bad-ass father, has a dream, and a very hard time accepting that his daughter is stronger than him in realizing hers and consequently destroying his.
The Bunny, she wants a store on Rodeo Drive, somewhere between Armani and Valentino, and for her to be the first choice for big Hollywood events.
And I have a good guess that she’s going to succeed.
Go, Bunny! It’s Vogue!
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About Mariam Kobras

Three-time Independent Publisher Award winner, author of the Stone Series, co-author of the upcoming Sunset Bay Series, happily and proudly published by Buddhapuss Ink LLC, NJ. Cheesecake is my favorite food group!
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One Response to The Bunny As Designer

  1. What a brave, fun change! Looking forward to catching up & reading all about it this weekend–after dessrt, the dishes, a little more dessert…:)

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