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SHOES SHOES SHOES
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world” – Marilyn Monroe
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with my feet but….I really struggle with shoes. I’d say 8/10 pairs of shoes that I buy end in blisters and blood. That’s not even an exaggeration, in fact…*looks down at feet* I have 2 recovering blisters on both my heels and a very small one on the baby toe of my left foot. Not the look you want in the Summer. My relationship with my shoes is like a desperate unrequited love. I love shoes, I have too many but they don’t love me back. Whoa there! Don’t grab me a tissue just yet… so let’s play a game and pretend ALL shoes love me and all shoes feel and look wonderful to wear.
Here’s a breakdown on where my love of shoes started
The Wizard Of Oz (1939) – THE Ruby Red Slippers
First up, let’s go for a real classic…oh Dorothy!
What a pair of shoes. I remember visiting these shoes at a museum and finding them even more astounding in real life. I was so young I remember thinking that the glass they were kept behind must be to protect us from the magic ha. I’d LOVE a pair of these, even with the blue socks. In fact, I’m not sure they’d have the full effect without the socks.
Is it bad that when I was growing up, I actually felt sorry for the witch? She basically had her shoes stolen. If those were my shoes, I’d certainly be pretty miffed…
Singin’ In The Rain (1952) – Debbie Reynolds
Please correct me if I’m wrong here but I have a feeling these might just be more of a personal choice? Take a quick look here to remind yourself of them featuring in the song ‘Good Morning‘. Again, this film was always a classic in my household and every Christmas I still try and find a way of sneaking this in. This beautiful pair are clearly tap shoes but I don’t think that should stop anyone buying a pair, should it? Even to this day I don’t think I’ve ever owned a pair of shoes in this colour or with an adorable little bow on the front. Just dreamy…
The Proposal (2009) – Christian Louboutin’s
Did I hear someone say shoe porn? If you’re unaware of what that could mean, then just take a look at these stunners. Concentrate girls, shoes…not Ryan Reynolds! Cute black little open toe stilettos with the pristine red sole. She clearly purchased them the day before. Don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone walk with such ease and swag in a pair of Louboutin’s as Madame Bullock…we salute you!
For heaven’s sake girls, control yourselves!
Back to the shoes in question…
Footloose (1984) – Yee-haw cowboy boots
Has anyone been brave enough to pull off a pair of cowboy boots? I know I sure haven’t just yet. However, if I did….I’d want this red pair with the snazzy lightening bolt design riding up the side. Who wouldn’t?
Either way, I distinctly remember either wanting the yellow beetle or the red boots from this film. It’s all good, I’ve still got time to obtain both in my lifetime…
Carrie Bradshaw (SATC) – Manolo Blahnik
I’ll need to take just a second to breathe it all in. These are one of the most beautiful pairs of shoes in film. Carrie had many beautiful and not quite so beautiful shoes but these simply have to be the show stoppers. The only shoes that are a fraction more divine have to be SJP’s personal shoe line….SJP Shoes.
If the sapphire in Titanic was the heart of the ocean, these babies must be the heart of the land. I already have the most beautiful wedding shoes sat in my wardrobe, tucked into their perfect little box BUT…if anyone is unsure what to buy me for a wedding gift…I’m a size 6 tehe! #justsaying
Don’t throw the…. dangflabbit John, you can’t just throw Manolo Blahniks around like that *palm to forehead*
and breathe…let it go Amme, let it go….
The Red Shoes (1948) – Moira Shearer
I’ve always loved film from when I was super young and I’ve always enjoyed old film. My family all recognised this and I distinctly remember that for one of my birthdays my Grandmother bought me (on VHS) ‘The Red Shoes’. If you haven’t seen it, it’s amazing but long, so so long. This film made me want to start ballet JUST so I could one day have a pair of these. Turns out I wasn’t a natural in the old dance department, so I guess I’ll just have to wait for a suitable fancy dress party.
Dirty Dancing (1987) – Baby’s Plimsolls
As I skim through all the above shoes, I noticed they are pretty bold. So, let’s take it down a couple of notches and choose a more every day type shoe. Just like every other British child at school in the 90’s (boys and girls), plimsolls were never trendy outside of the school gymnasium. I remember everyone at school had a black pair but my Mum managed to find a discounted pair that were white. I was the only child in my class to have a white pair which didn’t help what most kids like to do during PE which is just B L E N D.
Nowadays of course these are incredibly trendy. So trendy in fact that I could probably buy a very similar pair any day of the week from a handful of shops. The question is, would I pull them off quite like baby?
These little babies (see what I did there) make quite a few star appearances, they must be comfortable. So simple, so sleek….
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – Jessica Rabbit
Last but not least I wanted to just finish with a little something different. I think the adoration for this pair of shoes is predominantly wonderment. Seriously, how does she walk in them? I know I certainly couldn’t even if given the choice, I struggle with a heel exceeding a couple of inches. So these sparkly numbers I’ll leave to Mrs Rabbit but, let’s just sigh in admiration all the same huh? We’ll also just forget of course that they’re in fact animated shhh!
And there we have it!
Those are my top 8 movie shoes, would you agree with my choice or am I missing some?
Lots of Love