No oil painting. This British expression is unflattering. Of course, great artists may capture spirit or character more than beauty. El Greco excelled in painting religious subjects whose faith transcends the canvas.
One Dress, One Day's protagonists: a thief and a barmaid live life like the Sheik and a soap opera diva.
In Mexican and South American soap operas or telenovelas, there is always a cook, cleaner or nanny with a heart of gold. One House, One Day follows the pattern with Consuelo. A minor character, she never fails to charm us.
Any white dress? As a wedding dress will do? The headless mannequin in the vitrine of a boutique or in a shop window above a cell phone repair joint reminds me of the blank bride.
ELO’s Telephone Line and Madonna’s Hung Up. These are two of the top pop songs relating romantic angst with a dial tone and base beat.
Two Characters in One Dress, One Day cheat, steal and manipulate. Psychopathic or Machiavellian? What’s the difference? If you’ve been conned, you still wonder.
Graffiti in One Dress, One Day but back in 1990. Times have changed.
The women who have kept their prom dress or wedding gown or a child’s first jumper recognize the impact of memory. My friend, Mary, gave me the heavily beaded, sequined top of a formal gown her mother once wore in the presence of the Shah of Iran. It remains a vintage item, a small heritage, that I treasure as much as she did.