the eye of a needle.
The leading man holds her hand,
as privileged they glide
amongst the lining beautiful,
with heels touching the sky.
Love is woven in slinky silk,
it diamond glitters
in the marriage of stars,
and the future beckons,
in a little black dress.
This was a poem I wrote some time ago. I called it "Every Girl should have one!" as you'll find that little black dress (not Brad Pitt) in many ladies' wardrobes. It's there for a special occasion, maybe not a red carpet event but you get the idea.
Clothes can carry memories of occasions when they were worn in the past, happy and sad times. The opinions of other people, their likes and dislikes, may have an effect on a character's appearance.
Then, as in my poem, there are the people who make the clothes. They may too influence the story in some way, for example shoes are very important to us. Shaiba and Romanus live in Tanzania. They are disabled and despite financial difficulties have managed to set up a small business making footwear. Would this be important to the person who buys the shoes?
This post began as a thought about a little black dress, but I realise now there's a bit more to it.
Please share your thoughts and leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.