S Is For Shoes and I’ve got more Victorian trade cards to share…it seems to have been quite a “thing” in 1880’s advertising to have a pretty shoe with a bouquet of flowers artfully arranged inside. The one above is my favorite, and was advertising the White Sewing Machine Company, with 700,000 of them in use by busy seamstresses at the time!
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Marilyn Monroe I’m totally with her, although I suspect she andI were thinking of something a lot sexier than these pretty Victorian slippers I’m showing today.
“A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.” Christian Louboutin My secret wish for a long time has been to have just one pair of his shoes….don’t ask me where I’d wear them!
“I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.” Elvis Presley Oh yes, those blue suede shoes of his were something else all right.
“Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.” Ryunosuke Satoro
“The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.” Lewis Carroll There was also a theme in Victorian advertising of people sailing the seas in shoes. And another theme of the ubiquitous cherubs playing in and around shoes.
The great thing about writing is that you always put yourself in the shoes of the character. If you’re doing it right, you can see into the heart of all your characters. Usually, when there’s a writing problem, it’s because you aren’t doing that. Peter Gould (Director of Breaking Bad)