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Wearing: Stylein jumper, Iris & Ink skirt, Ann Demeulemeester boots, Acne sunglasses, MFPepe bracelet.

Generally I have tall friends, also my boyfriend (the usual outfit photographer on this blog) is tall; I’m not short myself at 5ft 8″ and yet on the far dusty corners of the internet I actually see someone saying that I’m “not tall and not skinny”. Now, I can’t claim to be fashion skinny but I can claim to be tall-ish right?  It had never really occurred to me to ask my tall friends to stoop whilst taking my picture, to give some kind of optical illusion of how I actually look, IRL. I know the camera adds 10lbs but does it also take inches off your height? I know this is a funny subject to talk about, especially as I usually on rave on about clothes, and the skinny debate can go on and on but, the tall debate, I have never heard of. 

So, outside Bistrotheque, the weekend after our Antwerp getaway, Michael and I experimented with this short/tall photo theory, and I have to say I know which ones came out better. Sorry boys, but I’ll probably be asking you to stoop from now on.

Photos by Michael

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  1. I’m confused. Someone said you weren’t tall and skinny?

    Love this laid back chic outfit. Those shoes are killer. xx

    1. Yes someone said that, which I thought was funny. They said nice things too, why is it always the negative parts we concern ourselves with more?

  2. How can you be 4 inches taller than me? I thought you were 5″10?

    1. I think I’m always wearing sky high heels generally :P

  3. Haha, the tall debate! I’m 4.9 ft tall (or should I say short?) and I’ve always thought you’re really tall, so I guess I was right!

  4. EHm you’re right about angles really changing the way we look – crouching tiger action by the photographer is all that I live by on my blog, for example.

  5. You look tall on photos. You don’t look model thin on photos.

    But you are def. NOT FAT! You have a certain body type and is healthy looking. Most importantly, you look good in your outfits. They suit you and flatter you.

    Please don’t take heart on the negatives. I love that you dress for your body and your taste, not to emulate other fashion bloggers. XOXO

  6. What a strange thing for someone to pick up on! I love these glasses :)
    Vicki x


  7. Ha! It’s not just you, I’m forever making my ‘photographers’ stoop. I once asked my 6ft stepfather to help me out with an outfit shot. The resulting photo looked like it had been shot from a crane.

    1. That’s what I’m talking about! My boyfriend is 6ft 3 and I’m constantly craning my neck just to look at him :P

  8. oh well! haters will hate…
    i am 5.5 ft… and because i dont have a photographer i always place my camera where it is more convenient whilst outdoors, aka anywhere!
    floor[which is not so flattering], car hoods [nice height… more half keeps proportions good… so yes, playing around with the camera perception changes the short/tall effect…
    but what counts is the style and quality you showcase, not your physique shape. which by the way, you are beautiful, and cool. so, no worries.

  9. Hahaha at the “crouching tiger action” comment.
    Since I started reading your blog, I’ve never thought you were short and your weight is just right for you.
    Those are pretty amazing boots though! x

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  10. I tweeted a few weeks back that I was 5″8-9 to reply to someone and i got about 10 replies of people being like WHUT I THOUGHT YOU WERE 5″5 OR SOMETHING.

    So, blogs can be deceiving. You look killer here too, ma gosh those booties are heavenly.


  11. Haha, I get the point, you look taller in this shot. But I’ve always thought that you look tall so for me it doesn’t really changes anything.

  12. Wow, I’m 5’7″ and I’m going to have photos taken from the stooped position from now on – thanks for the tip!

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