October 9, 2005

Myrna Loy Shoes


You know it's really Fall on the morning Queen Shenaynay pitches a fit that it's just Too Far Past Labor Day to be stepping out to church in your strappy little white summer sandals, and with fervor ebarks on a mission to promptly shod all Beehive constituents in Myrna Loy shoes* and cowboy boots.

Aaaah and ooh la la. Ain't we fine?

We feel strangely overcome by a sudden need for a Thin Man movie festival.

*As defined by Q. Shenaynay's precise system of footwear nomenclature: a) a rare class of glamour shoe, preferably those with a 1930's or 1940's aura about them, such as might qualify to adorn the feet of Myrna Loy; well-nigh extinct; b) Truly Worthy Footwear; c) an automatic purchase.


[You know you are hopeless shoe fanatic if you feel a dire need to click on the photo to enlarge. But we think it would be well worth your time.]

14 comments:

TheHeadGirl said...

lol.

So today the HeadGirl went shopping and got herself an Absolutely Adorable pair of Gloria Vanderbilt shoes in the Myrna Loy style. They were $1, which made the whole deal better.

They are sooo cute! And so are your shoes. :)

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

The Head Girl's shoes look most like the pair in the middle of the heels- except her shoes have two straps. We'll just have to share a picture of them in the next day or to.

The DHM prefers a more severe flat, having crippled herself in her youth by wearing teetering spiked heels and strappy sandals while working at a restaurant, and completing the job in a bizarre accident caused by the Head Girl when she was 2. I feel a blog post coming on.

Great Scot said...

For extra points, name that foot!

Firefly said...

*sighing* One finds it rather difficult to buy Myrna Loy shoes for a size twelve foot. Should one find a size twelve Myrna Loy shoe, one finds them too painful on the bunions.

Sweet P said...

Love the shoes--makes me want to go shoe shopping. Yes, even after the marathon shopping day with Eugene on her birthday. Lovely.

Eugene said...

Oh, I know! I know!

Spuddy Buddy is wearing the boots! Right?!? Second from the right is the Queen, third from the right is Shieldmaiden, and last, but not least, is FSLL.

Ok, I cheated a little because I already played this game with FSLL!

Lace said...

Those shoes are SO cute! I've never heard of Myrna Loy shoes (that might be a crime...) but I'm sold on them because they are SO cute! Where do you get them?

Queen Shenaynay said...

Lacey, it's not a brand. That's just my silly name for shoes that have a certain look about them --that old black & white movie look.

GravyGal said...

Where did yall get Caitlin's?

By the by--nice picture. It looks just like it was taken in the 40s!

E.

B. Durbin said...

I like character shoes, myself. You buy them at dance stores— they kind of have that Myrna Loy vibe, but they've also got a thicker heel, since they are meant for dancing. If they're well fitted, you can do eight hours on your feet in them.

Not twelve, though. Remember that.

Queen Shenaynay said...

GravyGal, we got all of them (except Spuddy Buddy's!) at DSW. We adore DSW. So much. It's a happy place. So happy.

Lace said...

OOOOHHH! My bad...I didn't get it. But they're still really really cute shoes! Thanks for straightening me out Queen! :)

ithilienprincess said...

I did click on the picture, and it was worth it. I need some shoes like that. Hmmmmm.....

multifarious said...

Hey hey! My cousin Leah (Green) Mosely works at DSW. She kind of looks like me only littler and cuter. Say hi if you meet her; she's one of my BF's.
Why am I not surprised we both love The Thin Man? Molly used to say she wanted to be Myrna Loy when she grew up.
One winter many many years ago 3 out of 6 of us were sick one week and Papa went to the library and came back with almost the whole Thin Man series. We've been fans ever since.