True confession time.
I enjoy reading about fashion. I am a Project Runway junkie, and I religiously follow Tom and Lorenzo. (Their “Pretty of the day” posts are frequently inspiring!) I buy fashion books, and, okay, I sometimes even buy fashion magazines (special treat for when I’m sick and lying in bed and want to look at something pretty.)
However, if you met me, you’d never know it. I’m very much a jeans and T-shirt kind of gal. I may own a few pairs of high heels, but I rarely wear them. My clothes must be comfortable.
A lot of these posts are going to be inspiration from fashion shows. The designers are telling a story, and they have created many characters with their clothes and models. Not every fashion show is successful, and not every line tells a good story. Some are too repetitive, too focused on a theme. But even those will sometimes have a great character or two.
This picture comes from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 collection.
Me, I see a young queen, just come to power. She’s young, untried, but determined. This is a character with great conviction, who is going to make fabulous mistakes, at least in terms of plot. I don’t have a name for her, or her backstory, but I see such a wealth of character and possibility in her.
What do you see? Could you write a story about her?
As always, feel free to use these images as inspiration for your own work. Whatever you create will be 100% different than anything I do.