Reveal I – Christmas Came Early!!!

I need to go to a holiday party, so I’m taking these babies out first 😀

Gianvito Rossi FW14 Style 20140 in PVC, Patent Black and Nude Leather

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^Picture credit: Barneys New York

I finally gave in to the PVC hype. Most people will look at this style and be reminded of Christian Louboutin‘s “Un Bout” from the SS12 collection. However, it was NOT CL that created this shoe, but rather Gianvito Rossi an entire year earlier in SS11, originally in black suede. Of course, it was not widely sought after, unlike CL’s which was at the peak of the brand’s fame. At that time, sure it looked kinda cool with the illusion of just wearing a point, but I was not ready to pay hundreds of dollars for PVC which will likely yellow over time and make my feet all sweaty!

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Nonetheless, there was something about this style that maintained its allure for me. So with the FW sales, I was able to get these for about 50% off, which makes everything justifiable (right… lol). Seriously though, I wanted to purchase something “graphic” to pair with my new Roland Mouret “Timarcha” dress and these shoes were perfect (see here for outfit pix)! Thanks for letting me share 😀

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^I love the in-built triangular rubber tip at the point of the outsole! Saves me a trip to the cobbler and helps to prevent the tip from wearing down.

Modeling Pix:

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Gianvito’s Signature Satin Trimmed Shoes

Gianvito Rossi FW13 Style 2687 in Camoscio Navy Suede and Nero Satin Trim, Heel Height 105mm

Although GR has some shoes that resemble other designers’ styles, he does make a few unique pairs that speak to his esthetics – clean lines with a modern updated twist on an otherwise classic pair of heels – which is what really appeals to me. It’s easy for any designer to make a wacko style with all sorts of colors, textures, frills, or what not. However to make a classic pair look updated, without all the bells and whistles, now that is what separates a true designer from those on the high streets. I love his S-shaped satin trimmed shoes that hug one’s achilles tendon and gives the illusion of a steeper pitch and higher heel. The higher winged back also prevents slippage for those with narrow heels. What a genius design!

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Modeling Pix:

Reference – Dress by H&M

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^My little darling’s paw… He wants to be in all the pictures too!!

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Celebrities and Advertisements:

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My First Pair of Gianvito’s!

Gianvito Rossi FW13 Classic Pumps Style 2847 in Mexico Nero Kidskin, Heel Height 105mm

GR’s shoes have been gaining popularity over the last few seasons and they’ve certainly caught my eye as well. My initial impression of the shoes was somewhat indifferent, although the overall silhouettes did appeal to me, but only because I felt like they had resembled some of my other favorite designers’ styles. For example, Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps and Christian Louboutin’s Un Bout. It was not until I found a pair at Barney’s at a major 60% discount that I gave in to my first purchase. I also did need a new pair of black, classic pumps for work so it was perfect timing! I have to say that the quality is fantastic and they’re so comfortable!

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Modeling Pix:

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Celebrities and Advertisements:

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