Women have a love-hate relationship with high heels, but we love them regardless because the pain comes with poise. High heeled shoes make any outfit look elegant, a heel will have an outfit as simple as a pair of shorts looking bougie. There’s this image we have in our heads when we adorn heels; sexy, professional, confident, an increase in height, an increase in confidence.

It’s was very cold and miserable and I was wondering what the hell I was doing out at the barbican centre. Till I stumbled across this fashion shoot with the amazing metrogypsie a travel fashion blogger off of instagram… and they allowed me shoot with them which was epic! It made it all that worthwhile being out in sub zero temperatures :)
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High heeled shoes were first worn in the 10th century as a way to help the Persian Calvary keep their shoes in their stirrup and gave them the stability to shoot their bows and arrows. They were later on used as a sign of masculinity and high standards until much later when they were adopted by women.

Heels are the make up for the feet. Nothing will make you stand out  in a crowd like a pair of stilettos not even make up. A pair of heels will take you from zero to a hundred in no time, having you stand out without even making an effort. But it’s not all roses and sunshine up there, those extra inches come with so much pain and discomfort but that’s the price we get to pay for beauty and poise.

International Women’s Day
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Society norms have the 21st century woman bearing the brunt in a bid to be classy. But you cannot refute the fact that heels will take you places that flats can’t. So we will endure the pain for those Instagram worthy pics and those few and far fetched glorious moments when we walk into a room and have everyone’s attention because at the end of the day, that feeling of confidence is definitely worth the pain.

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