10.25.2010

Shoes At the Museum

We had a little down time in London and decided to pop into the British Museum before the shops opened. 

I, of course, was interested in the shoes... So I scoped them out.

The Ancient Egyptians seemed to favor the thong sandal. Is it just me or does this look totally phallic? Long and skinny. HAHA


Maybe they had such long flat feet 'cause they didn't have proper arch support?

They painted their yucky sarcophagus (mummy holders) really beautifully, including details like bejeweled sandals.

They even included the soles of the shoes on the bottom. I think footwear has always been important... even before taste was invented.

Cleopatra was there!!



She looked frumpier in person. Stand up straight Princess!

Blech. Mummy feet. I do like the ankle detail though.


Ancient Egyptian jewelry...

Apparently they even made kitty mummies. 

Ancient Roman warriors fought barefoot?? Crazies. 

These look like ancient Crocs. No thanks.

Caeser limited edition dunks.

The Ancient Greeks were way ahead of their time... Look out Rumi, this is a serious body chain! ;)

22 comments:

Fashions Not A Luxury said...

This is Amazing!!!! Really lovely post on this. Cleopatra Beauty. Amazing their accent. X Ari

FASHION SNAG said...

Amazing how the soles of the shoes were so important as well! I love the body chain. This stuff fascinates me. x

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hiyaluv said...

oh i love love love the british museum! so fun:)
smiles,
gina

Anonymous said...

I love your blog!! So funny and interesting!

You should make a blog post on how to walk in -- or at least get up to -- those sky high heels you wear! i have a pair of 4 in. pumps w/ 1 in. platform that i just can't seem to get the awkward-waddling-walk out of me!

Juli said...

hahaha ancient crocs. I hate crocs!

Alice said...

The sandal strap was somehow good, I mean it's kind of fashionable. :-) You know, what could have been more exciting is that they opened the mummy's tomb. Just kidding!

About shoes

Ebony said...

These are amazing! I can't believe they allowed you to take photos. The last time I in a museum, I was nearly tackled by a guard in too tight polyester and asked not to take photos, but to purchase post cards with the images. Maybe that museum was running a racket ...

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lizzie said...

I lol'd at the crocs and dunks.

the Egyptian pharaohs had crazy long feet because they were aliens :/
seriously.

Trendy Shoes said...

I agree with ebony and am glad you were able to share these wild museum pictures. Luv the Caesar dunks..very comfy look.

Anonymous said...

can you be MORE disrespectfull??? gosh you are so ignorant...no wonder everybody thinks american tourist are so dumb!

Susannah said...

but did you check out the shoes at the V&A museum???

lady_flower123 said...

I like this photos ;)

TheShoeGirl said...

Anonymous, can you please get a grip?
I'm obviously joking because I am neither ignorant or disrespectful.
The museum was beautiful and I loved it and just because I'm joking in order to make a funny post about shoes doesn't mean I'm a stupid American.
And while I'm on the subject, not all people hate American tourists... Stupid people hate American tourists. Sure some are loud and annoying but so are people from all over the world. In my vast travels I have actually found that Americans are some of the friendliest and most helpful people in the world. So you can suck it.
To quote a great American scholar, "America. Fuck yeah!"

Anna at ShoeHunting said...

That was highly entertaining! LOL ancient Crocs. I am so glad we live in today's world, with the pretty high heels ;)

HelsBells said...

*giggle* I <3 London's museums.
Actually, Cleo was, by all accounts (except maybe Shakespeare's and Hollywood's) rather frumpy and below average looking in appearance. What were above average were her intelligence, self-esteem, and conversational skills especially when dealing with men. She beguiled men with her personality.

landel said...

Prehistoric class has a sense of fashion too. So unique when it comes to style and can used that until now.
Lucky you. I've been to London but I never stop down to that museum. Bad!

hector said...

Nice photos! I enjoyed watching your photos. Great work!

ShandyLand said...

Wow, great pictures!! I don't have arch support either, so yea that's why their feet were so long. lol

Denise said...

I really loved this post! Very modern thongs!!!! I liked the subject so much!

agnes said...

très jolies photos, merci de nous les avoir montrées

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holly in heels said...

You are hilarious--can't believe you saw Cleopatra! Pretty awesome. Keep up the good, fun writing!
xoxo,
www.hollyinheels.com

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