So! Pacing up and down the house, staring aimlessly at the Tv screen and refreshing your Instagram feed just isn’t cutting it this time. Well, that makes two of us.
This Monday in Canada (May 21), we celebrated a holiday called Victoria Day. No work, no duties, just free time to live out our heart’s desires, right? Wrong.
With the holiday came major shopping centres being temporarily shut down…meaning the dilemma of a shopaholic not knowing how else to savour the day… meaning having to resort to other means of entertainment.
If for some reason you couldn’t make it to that overly crowded movie theatre either, re-ignite your passion for footwear the next time you’re short of ways to kill time with some of my favourite movies and documentaries ALL about the magic behind shoes (and it’s makers of course):
Forget being whisked away into the Land of Oz, Dorothy Gale’s bow-embellished ruby red sparkly slippers are considered the most magical shoes of all time! I mean, who else do you know can time-travel with 3 clicks to her heels?
But I’m sure we all know that shoes THIS enchanted with the power to make us females feel unstoppable come with envy from every Wicked Witch of The West (or Instagram users) hoping and praying we’re stripped of our footwear-given magic. The Wizard of Oz is no different. Given to her by the Good Witch of The North, these slippers reel in a whole lot of fantasy and adventure we can all follow along on the renowned Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City where the Wizard of Oz resides.
If by now you haven’t already witnessed the magic of these widely popular ruby red shoes, take a chance with this delightfully crafted movie and escape into Dorothy Gale’s shoes with this classic movie.
Oh, Cinderella! Whose heart couldn’t she capture with that charm? (except her Not So Likeable Stepmother of course). This classic presents both surrealism and flat out impossibilities in the form of precious glass shoes. Let’s be real, okay? No one could ever work a pair of glass slippers the way Cinderella did, and if they did, well, I imagine it’d be a party of cuts and blisters on each foot at the end of the night. Not so much a happy ending.
Watch Disney’s Cinderella and see why these famous glass-slippers had every little girl wishing she had a pair of magical glass slippers that came with a glamorous ball and prince charming.
To my sneaker heads out there, don’t think I’ve forgotten about you.
Take it back to 2002 (I know… sounds like the stone age) with a 15-year-old Bow Wow who plays the part of an orphan turned basketball player, Calvin Cambridge, after finding a pair of Michael Jordan’s shoes that alter the course of his life. It was undeniably all of our teenage basketball dreams… and with a bottle of wine or pitcher of beer to distract you from the Not So 2018 quality of this movie, it still can be!
Enjoy one of my favourites, Like Mike, here.
Ladies, Gentlemen and those that are yet to make up their minds, if you love sex and sass, this one is undeniably for you. This burlesque number is drama-filled, thrilling and invigorating. I swear on my two left feet, I couldn’t stop screaming “Kinky Boots!” days after watching this.
After the owner of a footwear company passes, the business is left to his son who knows nothing about shoe-making. Fate had it that he met — who gave him the infamous advice: “The sex is in the heel”. It was a quick rage-filled tip that impacted the owner of this dying shoe factory to step outside of tradition and venture into something new for Milan Fashion week. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but this one’s got a happy ending!
Watch it here and tell me what you think in the comments below.
This Netflix documentary shows us exactly why the stars love Manolo Blahnik. The 90-minute film features the likes of Vogue Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour, famous style guru and fashion editor, André Leon Talley, and the infamous pop star, Rihanna, who speak very highly of the visionary and his deep-rooted love for shoes and all things nature.
Delve into the history of these regal creations and experience the creative processes behind the designs that had Sex and The City star, Carrie Bradshaw, calling them her sole mates. After all, is there such a thing as ONE sole mate? 😉
Find out all things Manolo as you witness what inspires this witty designer here.
Follow the world famous designer around the world for a year in this documentary and discover the ideas that lead up to his coveted red-bottom red-bottom heels. Christian Louboutin is inspired by the cultures he experiences with a dash of eroticism, giving a back-story to each shoe he creates.
Much like the provocative red Kinky boots film, Louboutin also equates the arch of a woman’s foot to…you guessed it, sex. Another exciting and riské take on shoe-making as he aims for the “Soft Dominatrix” look with all his designs. Watch this 50-minute long film and i promise by the end of it all, you’ll fall more in love with the man behind it all.
If you loved or hated any of these films, comment below and share your thoughts!
Until next time,