Friday, 8 March 2013

REMEMBER: We are all kinds of awesome.

Blogger Dress Shoot for Simply Be.

So I tweeted this already - but wanted to share this experience here on my blog because of the different people who read each item I post... 

While I was on my shoot with Simply Be on Monday, we were out in Brick Lane and there were people everywhere. Now, as I was smiling and looking like a total babe (in the dress I designed) - a guy walked passed the production crew and as he got to me posing in the street (about 10 metres in front of the crew) he said, "Oh My God, they're shooting a Hippo". 

WELL.

I broke shot, turned towards him as he passed me and shouted, "FUCK YOU". I then went straight back to shot. Smiling. Posing. That's right - I went RIGHT back to Babe Mode.

Most of the production crew hadn't heard the guy, so I caused some confusion - but those who did hear? Totally gave me kudos! 

For me, at the end of the day, I don't really care what that man thought of me, I just wasn't going to let him get away with insulting me in such a cowardly fashion... My having the gumption to break my shot and yell at him (although not TOO Lady-Like) was a good thing. It was my way of calling him out. 

It was MY day and certainly MY moment and I wasn't going to let him ruin that. It's not always easy to remember how awesome we are, but we are awesome. He didn't look back at me when I shouted at him, you see A LOT of people in the street were watching my shoot and they ALL looked to see WHO I yelled at. He was embarrassed and a coward.

BOOM! Mother Fucker.

That's how I roll.

xxx

To see how rad my Simply Be dress is - check out my post from earlier in the week - here!

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    1. Boom! He wasn't going to ruin that day for me. No way. x.

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  2. What the fuck is wrong with people? What goes through their heads in moments like these? I mean, really? Do they think people will nod their head, do they think they just speak out what everyone else is thinking? I will never ever understand why people do things like this. But you did a brilliant job and reacted in the absolute right way, most of the time people being dicks also are super uncomfortable when they are confronted with their behavior!

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    1. Katrin, I WISH I knew why people do this. I'm sure he thought he was so clever until I called him out on it. He was a coward - a stupid coward who couldn't even look back when I stood up for myself. It says a lot to me that people are afraid to look confidence in the eye - he was a chicken shit jerk, really. Thank you for your support Katrin, as always. x.

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  3. I feel so sad that some git feels it was ok to make such a comment. Not cool. Well done for calling him on it.

    You are a babe and totally amazing as are the rest of us. xxx

    Caroline xxx

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    1. I actually love that we can all feel affirmed through this. Like, some dickhead - trying to stomp on ONE person has just made so many people feel empowered. It's brilliant and the exact opposite of what he'd hoped to do! x.

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  4. It is completely unbelievable that someone as attractive as you (and only just nudging into plus-size anyway) could possibly be called out at in that way. Was he an Adonis, was he a God?! I'm guessing not! It's one of those things in life that we occasionally meet people who instead of dealing with their own issues, decide to vent them in public. Why is that sometimes the stupidest people have the most to say? The only thing to do is deal with the effect they have on you, in the very best way for you - and whether it's an actual or thought 'F**k Y**!' doesn't matter - it's that you moved on and didn't let that total idiot spoil your day. (BTW I went with the coral as hubby loved it but I wish I could keep both AS dresses, so gorgeous!) xxx

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    1. I love you continued our FB conversation in here!!

      It would have been awful if I let him spoil my day. I couldn't let that happen. We worked really hard to get to that day - I decided to own it. It makes me glad he said it to me though - because SO many girls would have been crushed by it.

      By the way - he certainly was NOT an Adonis! x.

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  5. Well done you in standing up for yourself. Others would have let that moment ruin their day and possibly their future days as they frantically dieted in response to some tosser's comment. I wish I were as brave, I'm a very similar shape to you, just a couple of sizes larger, wearing a 22/24 and I tend to wear black, baggy and comfy. I'm not that much different to when I was thin, in that I prefer not to stand out, but even more so now I'm bigger. Keep up the good work for those of us who aren't as brave x

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    1. Anonymous. Thank you SO MUCH for this comment. You know - I wear a 22 or a 24 sometimes too. I bet we're a lot the same, to be honest. x.

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  6. Ignorant git-I'd have done the same as you! Very excited to hear about this dress, going to check your earlier post now...!

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    1. Ignorant and cowardly! I'm glad you'd have done the same. x.

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  7. Wow, what a babe are you! My heart broke when I read that. Such a shame that that happened at such an awesome moment in your life. You are such a great person for not letting it ruin the moment. I personally would have been mortified and it would probably have ruined my day. Your reaction was spot on! I am really looking forward to seeing the dress in full.

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    1. Thank you so much. You see - your comment that it could have ruined your day, actually just makes me glad he said it to me. The thing is, I'm not always so strong and certainly have "off" days - but that was one of the important days and I couldn't let anyone steal it. You can see the finished dress here, if you like: http://boombands.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/BoombandsEm.BloggerDressCollaboration.SimplyBe.html
      xxx.

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  8. Well done! I am all for calling these idiots out!

    I was in a club once whilst at uni and saw out of the corner of my eye a guy across the dance floor being egged on by his friends to go and dance with the Fat Girl. I was not about to let him ruin my night. When he slunk his way over to where I was dancing with my friends I stopped still, up close, right in his face, and just stared him in dead in the eyes. He scurried back to his friends quick fast.

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    1. OMG. That is brilliant. People hate being confronted by confidence, especially when trying to drag others down. Good on you. x.

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  9. Well done Em for not allowing a thick idiot to abuse you in public. It may make him think twice before he does the same to someone else. I love the dress! You are inspirational!

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    1. Thank you SO much Anonymous! x.

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  10. What an idiot! Good for you for standing up for yourself I bet he wasn't expecting that. Some people are just ignorant and stupid. Loving the dress!

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    1. Thank you so much Jan! I'm sure he wasn't expecting it too! x.

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  11. Well done you! If only the crew had snapped his photo as he said it. I'd have loved to see the look on his face if he thought he was going to be captured whilst spewing out his shitty attitude! I'd have said 'I need that photo, I've run out of loo roll!' Hahaha. x x

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    1. They were actually filming me as it happened in slow motion. So - in slo-mo, I'm actually caught turning and yelling! CLASS! x.

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  12. I think you've got such a great attitude - you know you look fabulous, so obviously the man who shouted is just a dick. You reacted brilliantly and you didn't let it ruin your day or spoil your confidence. That is why you're an inspiration to me, honestly, I wish I was more like you!

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    1. Hey lovely. It took time for me to find my confidence and build it to where it is now. You will get there! Believe me! Until then though, I'm thankful that posts like this can inspire people like yourself! x.

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  13. Good for you Em - what a complete and utter arsehole! x

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  14. First of all Congrats on this awesome experience with Simply Be. Second....you go girl! Good for you for standing up for your self and telling off that dude. I think people think we will just take bullshit because of our size....Oh boy guess he picked the wrong big girl....LOL

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  15. Well done you :) how dare he think he could be such a despicable human being and get away with it.

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  16. If it's any consolation, bear in mind that a guy who's that much of a jerk is also a loser. I can't imagine any worthwhile woman would want him, and he's probably never getting laid. (What goes around comes around.)

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