Clothes and fashion can be fun! I adore wearing lovely dresses and beautiful shoes.

Whether you’re a boy or a girl, I think it’s wonderful that we all have the freedom to wear whatever we want. It can help express who we are.

In this story Dave has a passion for fashion and his own unique style!


The Dandy Daddy Long-legs

Dave is a bug, not an ordinary bug,
No plain, simple old bug is he.
Dave is a dandy, a proud stylish dandy
Who dresses with flair, does he.

Dave is a Long-legs with slim, elegant long legs.
Eight stunners in total, counts he.
Dave loves to clothe them, dress and enrobe them.
‘Why would you not?’ quips he.

Dave has a passion, a deep burning passion.
A great love of shoes, has he.
Stilettos, mules, slingbacks so cool,
‘The higher the better!’ says he.

Dave dons a hat, a velvet top hat.
A rainbow of colours, has he.
He tucks in a feather, just for good measure.
‘A hat is such fun!’ laughs he.

Dave sports a cravat, a stylish cravat,
The silken neck tie, knots he.
Patterned or checked, paisley or specked,
‘You can never overdress,’ believes he.

Dave applies lipstick, scarlet red lipstick,
Feathery false lashes, flutters he.
Dramatic eyeliner, sparkling highlighter.
“It is my armour,” tells he.

Dave smells of roses, peonies and roses.
A heavenly perfume, wears he.
The scent all around, as he lifts off the ground.
‘It smells like love,’ sniffs he.

Dave wears a smile, a great beautiful smile,
The sunniest of smiles, has he.
His attire may be snappy, but inside he is happy.
‘The secret to beauty,’ says he.


I had so much fun writing this story. I spent time finding out what lots of famous designers thought about fashion. Have a look at some of the quotes I found below. You’ll see that Dave shares their views!

‘Make me a fragrance that smells like love.’
Christian Dior

‘Only wear clothes that make you feel alive’
Valentino, fashion designer

‘The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude.’
Christian Louboutin, shoe designer

Wearing a hat is fun; people have a good time when they’re wearing a hat.’
Philip Treacy, hat designer.

‘I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.’
Ralph Lauren, fashion designer.

‘You can never be overdressed or overeducated.’
Oscar Wilde, poet and playwright.

'If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.’
Coco Chanel, fashion designer

‘Happiness is the secret to all beauty’
Christian Dior


‘Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.’
Coco Chanel