Shoes As Art

                                                                                                                 Magic Shoes

                                                                           French Panache
It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.  
~Jean Paul Gaultier

                                                                         Guo Pei 
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.  
~Oscar Wilde

                                                                             Daniel Sheehan

What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?                                                                                  ~High Fidelity

                                                                           Japanese Culture
 a woman is a whole mystery.....

                              Junko Shimada
I don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot. 
 ~Marilyn Monroe

Soft green meadows covered in clover.  Cool, pillowy pure sand at the temperate beach. Lake Michigan is like bath water after a long, hot summer. I'm ready for a soak in peppermint scented water, how about you


  1. Fun spirited post..all intriguing choices of shoes..

  2. ~i how i could go for a soak right now...peppermint...revitalizing & refreshing...as for those shoes...oh my...i couldn't even fathom walking in the likes of them...i would probably fall flat on my face...i am barefoot 99% of the day...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  3. I. Love. Shoes.

    But that foot soak sounds much nicer at the moment! =D

    I love the quotes you have interspersed with the pictures... made me cackle with laughter & repeat them to my partner. She cackled too... ^-^

  4. How fun! I love the sparkling ones the best! Theresa

  5. What a great post, Elizabeth! I was never adventuresome about shoes myself, but when my son and his friends went through their punk phase, we did have some interesting, and expensive, foot wear in the house!

    Thanks for giving me a smile to start the day...


  6. Those are some killer shoes. I would vote for some flipflops ;)
    I love your work by the way. It's my fist time to your blog.

  7. oh wow!!! I loveeeeeeeeee shoes...I want the glittery pair at the top!!!

  8. i am in love with those first glittery shoes! they're so cute!


  9. Fabulous post! I adore shoes and these are some amazing creations! :)

  10. That's the craziest heel ever! Love it! :)

  11. Great set of quotes, really insightful and funny stuff altogether, the Guo Pei and Junko Shimada shoes are amazing works of art