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    Something special

    Kendall Jenner does Jimmy Choo (and YSL) >> This << article is worth a look, possibly.
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    Something special

    I quite like Celine Dion. Maybe not so much for her singing, though some of it is very good. She remains slim when most people her age (49) are getting tubby. Recently she has been headlining with some fairly way-out outfits. Apparently, she is doing some magazine modelling work in France. (I haven't researched this extensively, just taking the headlines as being correct.) She is known to like a heel, and is reasonably keen on thigh highs too. Many of the images I have seen recently, have her in high boots, usually with a decent height stiletto heel. But for the fact she's enormously wealthy, and still grieving for the loss of her much loved husband, she would be the perfect woman for me. A couple of days ago, I saw some images of her wearing heels, that just about stopped me in my tracks. I didn't like the embellishments on her skirt, and I thought the buckle on her belt a tad too large, but her shoes were (almost) heart stopping. Have a look for yourself. From >> here <<
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    Something special

    Taylor Swift ...
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    Something special

    Carrie Underwood ....
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    Something special

    Joanna Krupa in PVC skirt and Casadei heels.
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    Ready for "boot weather".

    Good luck with your first public walk.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Was in the West End last night, and looking through camera equipment (Christmas shopping for me). Got spotted wearing a heel. Very spotted. When I needed assistance, I contrived to have the 'spotter' help me. Went very well. No negativity, quite the opposite. I suppose I should have asked what they thought, but an opinion either way would not have any influence. So why ask? One of the things I often concern myself with, is falling over while wearing a heel. Falling over is bad enough, but in a heel! This afternoon while crossing a road and face stuck in a text message (so not looking where I was going) .... In flat (work) shoes, I tripped. Felt like I was going over as I crossed the road. Fortunately, I'd wisely waited for an empty road .... With my hands inches from the road and me dreading bloodied palms, I managed to regain my balance. Must have looked like a goose making a bad landing, but I kept off the floor (road). That'll teach me. Read all the time about people with head-stuck-in-phone coming a cropper, and nearly did that very thing. Mental note to self: 'No more walking while looking at phone'.)
  8. I've a number of times found myself going to public places in heels, and would have liked to have shared the experience with other like minded people. There are regular places I go to, mostly around London, though Lakeside (Essex) and Bluewater (Kent) are also popular. I've started this thread as 'primer' to anyone else who might be out in heels around the UK, and would like to meet F-2-F with others who share our interest. I for one don't expect to meet others wearing their heels, especially if they are joining me at a local (to them) location. That said, what I mean is; I don't expect to meet men wearing their heels. ;-) :-D I'm fairly discreet. I'm slim-ish, and for the most part wear long jeans/trousers over thick-ish 4" heels. Basically, I look taller than I usually do, and other than that don't look much different to when I wear flat shoes. ;-) So should I be fortunate enough to meet of you while out and about, it won't be me 'sticking out like a sore thumb'. :cool:
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    Boots from Topshop

    Just so you know, that 'cuban' style heel is immensely popular this Autumn/Winter. I would agree they are good for male street wearing. I was tempted but I already have an earlier version, though I might prefer these .... The ones I own have a wider, more masculine look to them. You are right about the 42/8 being generous, which isn't always the case with Topshop. I find a Topshop 41 is waaay too small, so don't always expect a 42 to fit. In many styles from other brands, I get into a 41??
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    Photo's ..... The Big Question.

    Will do. The up side to "all work and no play" is my bank balance is looking very healthy. I can't tell you how jealous I am you live in Texas. I will PM you why.
  11. I quite looking at heeled shoes. Not for any other reason than it's pleasant to do. Rather like looking at an attractive painting, or attractive person. I see pictures as eye-candy. I could and would do pictures of my wife wearing hers, but she would say she "has better thngs to do" with her time, and she is a bit shy. Maybe I need to do a number of short sessions, to get them all 'in the can'? Certainly it would help her remember what she has, and come to it, help remind me. Maybe when it's warmer and the house doesn't look like a building site? Anyway, the reason for the thread, is a general query to everyone really. Would pictures of heeled shoes be considered a useful thing to have, regardless of them being filled with feet? There is no way I plan to spend any time in front of a camera, and do self-timed piccies of me in heels, not least because no-one could see them under my legwear.[ie. Jeans or trousers.] If I had someone here interested in spending hours going 'click' with the camera, me wearing them might be a possibility, but Mrs Freddy would rather do anything else, so that isn't really a goer. Pictures of my shoes, might be useful as a reference though. [As with everyone elses shoes if they were photographed too.] This pair <picture> bought from <where> at this <price> on this <date>. As an aside, I would be adding information on sizing. X brands sizes come up small X brands come up large, with others doing the same. It would give us all guidance on what size shoes or boots we might be looking to buy. I'm also wondering whether a candid 'street shots' thread might be of interest? I see plenty out, and sometimes take pictures for my own benefit [eye candy], would these be of interest? Certainly these kind of picture would be of interest to me. ;-) Again, this would be a reference guide, with a view to showing us what available, though rather obviously, not where. I don't suppose it would hurt the traffic count either, if pictures were added from time to time. Thoughts? ....
  12. Around 3 weeks a ago. a picture I keep on my phone with me in black shiny leggings and high heels, was shown to the youngest member of my family and I informed him the image was a self-portrait. He had seen the picture before and had asked if the screensaver was chosen because of the leggings or heels, I had said both. After the admission, I didn't stop breathing, didn't disappear without trace, didn't get nasty phone calls from anyone. In fact, it would be true to say it was something of a non-event. Oh well....
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    Photo's ..... The Big Question.

    An unexpected very long hot summer has kept me away from studio type photography. Bad enough we had to endure South European grade heat, without me making it worse by getting people to sit in a room with a camera pointing at their melting faces. Getting a job that required longer hours than I had been used to, hasn't helped. I'm not as fit as I need to be to do the work I have been doing, so I've been arriving home fairly tired of late. The heat hasn't helped. We have had 3 or 4 weeks of more temperate weather, and life is getting back to some sort of normality. Longer nights are fast approaching, and we've had one or two particularly cool nights already. Now September, leaves are showing signs the season is turning. Even though I've had next to no use out of my new camera, the extra income has had me interested in upgrading already. To keep the same style of camera (Micro Four Thirds) and increase pixel count, I have to more than double the budget. That would get me 20mb (up from 16mb), but a change of camera entirely that would get me 24mb, comes in at almost the same money as my current one. I mean the Canon M50. Why more pixels? Better low light capability (usually) and more importantly, more room for cropping. (Using the bit of the image you want, not the whole image.) With an adaptor, Canon's whole range of lenses can be used with the M50. Maybe later in the year...
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    Hello from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

    Without getting into too much detail, what sort of work do you do? I would think some sort of office based employment given the formal nature of your footwear. Do the 10% negative comments tend to come more from men than women, and what sort of comments are made? Lastly, anything you can tell me about those ankle boots I like so much?
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    We are finally, a bit more than a week into more British weather that passes for our summer. We are promised a blast from the North (Arctic) care of the transatlantic jet stream in the coming days. Yes, our proper weather has returned. Sadly, so have the shorter daylight hours. Was out Sunday for a couple of hours at one of my usual haunts. Thought I'd struggle in a heel since it had been so long, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Had a nice surprise in that I spotted a middle-aged lady who obviously looks after herself, out in some attractive 4" stiletto heels. I saw a younger girl wearing some red high heel ankle boots too. No camera (left at home) so no pictures. Was still warm at the mall, so left before close of business. I'm hoping to be wearing a heel tomorrow night (Thursday). Might be heading to Westfield, although schools are out so might be full of teenagers. Wetter weather is on the way, so it might have to be a mall.
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    Hello from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

    Of the pictures/style I have seen you post, these are my favourites. High-ish looking heel, laced foot and moderate point on the toe. What's not to like? I like red patent, but I much prefer a high (4½ - 5") heel on my size 8 (US10) feet. That said, I've not had the opportunity to wear a pair for a whole (working) day, so a moderate heel with rounded toe might be more realistic. You wear these (and other) shoes to your place of work?
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    Hello from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

    Hello and welcome. I'm impressed you are wearing heels in front of your immediate family. Lucky you!
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    I just wouldn't do it. Yesterday I changed my T-shirt 3 times. My armpits just can't stop leaking..... This week, we are promised low to mid 30'C heat with humidity to match, I expect it to feel like Spring in the Everglades without the prospect of aircon for respite. I've had enough. Yesterday I had planned to go to the Thames for a refreshing walk along some waterfront, it being closer than any coastal opportunity. I didn't make it. The humidity took its toll, and I returned home early without ever putting on a heel.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Watched the weather report this morning, and just about all of the UK due to have some sort of rain today, ranging from light shower to enough rain to cause localised flooding. At the time of writing (2 am) I think my county must be one of the few places that managed to dodge it all. Still some signs of cloud cover, but no rain. Yet I live in one of the dampest places I know. If it rains anywhere, it rains here. Worse news on the weather report tonight, we could be seeing temperatures up in the mid 30's C by the middle of next week, and the 2-3 week forecast is more of the same. Great for children on school holidays, not so good for anyone else, nor anything else. We are moving into our third (almost completely) dry month, at least around here. Where months of rain had moved to damp but warm weather, grass was green, lush and producing an almost Amazonian feel to the world. This is long gone, with brown, dried out grass everywhere. With hosepipe bans imminent, even die-hard enthusiastic gardeners will be struggling to keep their gardens and produce "alive". The general look of my immediate environment is much like that of Spain, where apparently, our heat is coming from. They have it even worse, with daily temperatures reaching 40' C. An intolerable temperature for me. It's not all been bad news on the going out front though. I managed to get out for a while last week. With a shower promised (that again never arrived) I went to Westfield. Finding myself unusually thirsty, I went to John Lewis only to discover their coffee shop closes at 8, an hour before the store shuts and two hours before the centre. Then I couldn't find a Costa, (closed/gone) nor the listed Caffe Nero and desperate for a drink, I settled for a Friji milkshake from Waitrose. Not sure why these coffee shops were closed/missing, but I saved myself £1-50 and justified a chocolate flavoured calorie boost that I've forced myself to avoid for around a year. "Needs must" innit. Waitrose couldn't be further away from JL, so I had quite a workout in heels. Having arrived later in the day, there wasn't time for a leisurely stroll to get around, it was more a brisk walk that seemed like proper 'exercise'. It may that, and the temperature that make me unusually thirsty. That milkshake 'hit the spot' but probably contained 600 calories, what should be almost a quarter of my daily intake. (Hence my avoidance during the past year or so.) With children's school holidays with us for the next 6 weeks, I will be avoiding malls during the day. I would say children are 3 to 4 times more observant than adults, which may or may not be influenced by their height and boredom levels. I can't say how much I'd like to walk around in sandals with a high heel, in these temperatures. There are a lot of interesting styles around at the moment, many involving perspex. In the next life .....
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    ALDO Tenno. Originally available in red or black (possibly white) at £80. Only smaller sizes available now (red or black) at £40.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    Here we are nearly 2 weeks since my last 'weather report' and there is little to no change. Still no rain for most of the South and South East. The grass everywhere is dry and brown. I remember what seems like only weeks ago, what looked like "lush green" foliage everywhere. Kinda 'lush Amazonian green' in fact. It's been a good four weeks since I saw rain though, and I believe I read a headline that mentioned 40+ days without it. Scotland and the South West not so dry, but not much regular (periodic) rain about and none local to me. Some will think 25'C heat every day is a joy. Not me. I don't much like warm nights unless I'm sitting near a beach with a beer in my hand. Having to sleep with a fan on isn't easy when you sleep as lightly as I do. Going out in the heat wearing anything but shorts, also difficult. Driving, unpleasant. No adventures for two months. If I thought it would do any good, I'd learn some rain dances. A week of cool weather would help me get some proper sleep, proper rest and perhaps enthuse me to enjoy the warmth again. At the moment, I just feel tired, and often perspire even doing nothing to encourage it. I'm pretty sure the cat is sleeping outside at night too, because it is cooler outside at night and he likes his sleep. I'd do the same, but mozzies like me, and it seems every one of them knows I provide a good snack. We are promised a couple of degrees cooler mid-week, before temperatures ramp back up for the weekend. I might have to buy a child's paddling pool, or excavate a two yard hole in the garden and create a £30 swimming pool. I've had enough.
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    I did not buy them. This is a photograph of what I assume were heels by Jeffrey Campbell. The photo is at least 2 years old (maybe 3) and the owner looked to be a tourist of Far Eastern descent. I spied the shoes while in a well known London store. The shoe is likely Jeffrey Campbell 'Prickly' in beige silver. Sold at the time for around USD200/UK£200. Formosa has them at €79-60, all sizes at the moment. I have seen similar version on Ebay for a third of that.
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    From the album: Shopping shoes .....

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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    If you are still looking .... ALDO have something along this line. I would show a picture, and include a link, but ALDO has a shyte search engine and a shyte website. Consequently I can't show you the very elegant looking high heeled closed toe mules I saw 'in-store' last week. I would like to own a pair myself, but at circa £50+ (reduced to) I won't be buying. And since I can't find them on their shyte web site, I won't be talking myself into buying them either. If I go near one of their shyte stores, I'll try to take a picture, just for reference really.
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    "Last minute" meeting around the UK?

    We started today with cloud cover, and Mrs F tells me a little rain early on. That would be rain/heavy mist, care of the North Sea (the weatherman said last night). So a bit cooler here, until the Sun broke through around 10.30am. We then back to "scorchio". Fortunately for me, I spent much of my day inside, enjoying cooler temperatures. Will be sleeping on top of the bed tonight - again. Cat doesn't like this because him and his 5kg body can't sleep on my chest unless it's covered by a quilt. I am safe from his murdering attempts while it's warm. A cold day in winter, he will finally do the deed after discovering sleeping on my face, is the warmest part of the bed. 'Death by cat'. The air con in my car barely works, and Mrs F's had emptied itself (again), so twice in 4 years. Neither of us has a vehicle we would want to travel in during such hot weather. I have been planning a trip to Eastbourne for a while, and this looked like the weekend to do it, but not in this heat without air con. Maybe next month? (When x2 top ups have been done.) Was hoping to get out again Sunday, but have some work planned for Saturday, which may mean I'll be too tired to do anything but rest.
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