First of all, I would like to give thanks to David for taking a look at my puzzle and deeming it worthy of publication. I started construction for fun and am still shocked when a puzzle of mine is published. As for this puzzle in particular, I don't exactly remember a specific moment of inspiration, but I vacillated between using LADIES FIRST or LEADING LADIES. I went with the former and think it turned out well. The SW of the grid probably took the longest time to fill. I liked BASE TAN in the NW so I built around that. I didn't want to tax the grid too much with themers but was also considering answers revolving around Lady Godiva, Lady Luck, and Lady Marmalade. I hope everyone enjoys the puzzle.