I don’t have a proper outfit post for you today, for a good reason which will become clear tomorrow! But I just wanted to give you a sneaky peek at the outfit from today, and tell you that the good reason I’m talking about has something to do with Newcastle Fashion Week! I am going to do something useful though!! I’m going to moan at you, but with a good point behind it, at least I think so!
Okay, so for a certain reason today I wore these heels (Jeffrey Campbell) in to town during the day. Apparently this is something you don’t do around here. I don’t know about where all of you live, but I had a massive negative response to my heel wearing today. Well, technically not negative, but to me it was. By the time I’d got from my flat to the bus stop (less than 50 feet) I’d already had 3 cars beep their horns at me. As soon as I sat down, a man came over and tried to touch my face while talking in Indian (I think…) to me, that was seriously creepy, and his friend with him just rolled his eyes. While I sat there waiting for the bus, 10 minutes, I lost count of how many cars beeped, men waved and shouted comments out their windows at me. Seriously, I got at least 30 individual people make some response in the 10 minutes I was sat there. That’s not even counting the hour I spent in town and coming back afterwards.
The thing is, I went out in the exact same outfit earlier with flats on and didn’t get a single response, but now I had heels on. Yes, I did expect it, but not to that extent. Yes, it’s my fault for wearing heels, but why should women be objectified for wearing something we love? I don’t go out on a night very often, so I barely ever get to wear the shoes I love. I thought too that since it was evening people might accept it more. But no. *sigh*.
I’ve seen so many other girls across the blogosphere wearing heels during the day time on their blogs, out in town etc. You see them on Street Style blogs too. But do they get this response? Do you?
So what’s the problem them? I thought it would make me feel so much more confident wearing those shoes, but all it did was leave me shaking because I was so nervous of doing everything in case people stared, or shouted, or beeped. I thought maybe Newcastle was more fashion-forward than this, I mean its our own Fashion Week soon, if I can’t wear heels to promote a Fashion Week, when can I? When I’ve been to other cities and in other countries I’ve never seen such a response as this. I wore these heels the whole day when I was in Spain, not a single comment from anyone, the only looks I got were from other women checking out my outfit. Here, I got other women and girls looking me up and down and sneering. What is it like where you live? I really want to know what other people feel like about this issue. Is it because Newcastle has such a stigma of Geordie girls wearing massive heels and barely any other clothes? Or is it the same everywhere else?
So please, let me know your opinions on this, because I think this is a massive issue in the Fashion World, or at least my Fashion World.