Hmm, interesting. I think I do like Cadence with darker skin - somehow, it just works better with the outfit and hair. The jewelry is a very nice touch, especially the belt, and there's something about her pose and eyes that just makes this beautiful.
Amazing! I feel like Cadence probably came from the pony-equivalent of Italy to improve her English and marry a Prince from Canterlot - at a young age, maybe she moved there when she was 5 or 6, which is why she has an American accent? - but instead of falling in love with Blueblood, she fell in love with Shining Armor. That would be such a fun fanfic to write, hahaha. I also love her tan! Very beautiful work. Please make more sometime?!