Sorry for the lack of posts this week! Somehow the days have slipped by in a haze of lecture-writing (I've finally got my groove on with those) and at-home days with Hazel who is being very demanding of my time at the moment. Plus sewing and getting patterns ready and fabric chosen. Non-bloggy stuff :) I need to take some photos tomorrow!
Tonight I've got a very sore toe - a blister gone wrong I think. Teach me to wear heels, my feet are woefully unused to standing in them (no matter how comfy which these ones are) let alone for an hour straight without much moving while I lecture! I guess I looked good though. :-/
Oh I'm a martyr to fashion! I read somewhere that the higher your level of education the lower your heels and I must say that women tottering along in very high heels at University is something of an oddity so perhaps it's true. I know I mostly live in flats but sometimes I don't want to be sensible!
I had a very interesting conversation with another lecturer about wearing colour. We both had on very bright coats the other week, hers was leaf green and mine was a peachy-pink. She commented that we stood out on campus and we both agreed that in general most people were wearing shades of black and grey and white. I've been noticing this for awhile and know that visitors also comment on this predilection for dark colours in NZ. So then, being academics and all that, we had to try and figure out why! I proposed that it was a lack of confidence thing, particularly for women, as I've had numerous women tell me that I'm "so brave" for wearing red. The first time it happened I was floored because to me it's just my favourite colour. With subsequent comments I began to realise that many women see bright colour as too confronting, too "look at me" to wear. Which is such a shame because it's just colour! Talk about socialisation... So that was my theory. Hers was that coloured dye costs more so nice true clear colours in clothes makes them more expensive. Now that's really interesting because I have noticed in the past that when I see gorgeous colours or prints in clothes they're generally more expensive. Of course that also comes down to printing processes etc., but it's an interesting take on it. Would love to hear your opinions on wearing colour and why many people won't!