Page 413. " I can't always be Lois Lane "
Noel Neill as Lois Lane in Stamp Day for Superman
Public DomainNoel Neill as Lois Lane in Stamp Day for Superman

Creative Commons AttributionSuperman - Credit: tony...
 Lois Lane is a character in the Marvel comic series, Superman. She is the love interest, and later wife of the superhero. Although some comics depict her as a strong character, others often picture her as a weak woman or a 'damsel in distress'.

Lois Fan Site

Page 420. " But the stiletto heel, held on only by satin ribbons "
Creative Commons AttributionStiletto - Credit: Pleaser

 Bella's Wardrobe

The Prom Shoe

A shoe that's held on only by ribbons suggests ballet shoes, ironic considering what happened to Bella in the ballet room.                                                        


Page 420. " I'd spent the better part of the day in Alice's staggeringly vast bathroom "

Q&A with Stephenie Meyer

from the Twilight Lexicon

Creative Commons AttributionBathroom - Credit: Rastin Mehr

Q:  This is going to sound insanely curious but… do the vampires bathe?  Given that you said the hunting is messy (no clean puncture wounds), I’m assuming that they get dirty… or at least bloody.  So do they take showers?  Do they comb their hair?  Brush their teeth?

Stephenie Meyer:  Vampires do shower, but they don’t get dirty the same way we do.  Outside dirt, yes–blood and mud and whatnot (though most vampires don’t get a spot on themselves when they eat–its all a matter of practice), but not sweat or body oils.  They would never have B.O., ha ha.  One girl asked me why Alice had a bathroom and if vampires have to pee.   No, they don’t (they use all the blood, creating no waste), but they do shower.  (And of course they have to have bathrooms–houses are just built that way, and when they want to move, it would look a little weird on the real estate listing: eight bedrooms, no baths.) 

They do wash the dust and rain out of their hair, too.  And Rosalie particularly spends a lot of time doing hers.  (Hair is dead cells–the vampire transformation doesn’t affect it.  If you’ve got split ends, sorry!  Not getting better.  Ha ha).

Page 420. " the most ridiculous dress — deep blue, frilly and off the shoulders "
Movie Bella's Prom Dress
Creative Commons AttributionMovie Bella's Prom Dress - Credit: Fashion Junkee

Bella's Wardrobe

This dress is a replica of the one Bella wears in the movie.

Stephenie Meyer had a different idea for the dress, which can be seen here.