Quote of the Day: Marilyn Monroe, shoe nuff

Oh Marilyn: Nivea?

Oh Marilyn: Nivea?

“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.”
MARILYN MONROE

We couldn’t agree more, but we must add “as long as she doesn’t have to walk too far in them.” Which reminds me of the time I was working at Starbucks and one of the local streetwalkers came in to pick up the daily round of drinks for the girls. She was wearing something quite simlar to what Marilyn is wearing in that picture, although the straps were white patent vinyl, and really, not much else beside. They looked quite un-walkable-in, so I asked, “Do you want us to call you a cab?”

“No,” she said, picking up the tray of drinks and opening the door. “I never have to wait very long for a ride.” She put a full two sashays in before somebody in a big sedan screeched to a halt and offered to drive her anywhere she’d care to go.

2 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Marilyn Monroe, shoe nuff”

  1. Anneke (Mudhooks) April 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    When I worked in an art supply shop in town, we had this rather good looking artist, a regular customer, very masculine looking. He often was in with his agent. I saw him at least twice a week for almost two years. One day he was in with his agent and they headed down stairs to where we kept the stretchers and canvas. I could hear the sound of obviously high heels clomping down the stairs and commented “I hope she doesn’t trip!”

    My co-worker said “Who?” and I said the woman who went downstairs with XXX… She’s going to kill herself wearing shoes like that!”

    My co-workers started laughing. “That isn’t his agent! That’s him! Haven’t you ever looked at his feet?”

    To be honest, I hadn’t. I always seemed to be behind the cash when he was in. He always wore flannel shirts and cords… and, apparently, strappy little numbers with VERY high heels….

  2. raincoaster April 30, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    That’s a hard look to pull off! Although Tom Cruise seems to get away with it.