Catching Up With Valentino

Valentino SS14 Rockstud Heels in Orange Fluo Calfskin

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I’ve been head over heels for Louboutin’s So Kate heels and failed to notice the beautiful shoes made by Valentino this season. I already own a few pairs of Rockstuds in different heel height versions: 100 mm, 65mm kitten heels, and 10mm flats. My preference is the 100mm, but my size was sold out in the patent leather version!!! I searched high and low since I’m late this season, and could only find it in the regular calfskin version which is less shiny. Nonetheless, I was pleasantly surprised to see in real life that the Orange Fluo color is so vibrant once I opened the box! It’s actually quite difficult to capture the true color, but a Purseforum member is pretty accurate in saying that it’s alike a fluorescent Highlighter orange. I love the color, it makes me feel happy and smile 🙂

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Outfit Pix:

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Going out for breakfast at Chez Cora with my parents. I may have quite a bit of designer items, but ultimately, the biggest luxury for me is to be able to spend time with my loved ones. Especially if it’s for breakfast!!! I rarely have time in the morning to have a decent meal, but when I do and am able to be with my parents, it’s a real blessing.

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So Kate – Take III

Christian Louboutin So Kate 120 in Black Patent Leather

These black patent heels are very similar to the famous Pigalle 120, but have a slightly longer toebox and curved stiletto heels. I will post comparison pix later on my blog so stay tuned. Many of you might be wondering why I need another pair of black patent heels when I already own a similar version. Well the truth is that I don’t *need* another pair, but I like variety, black patent is always a classic, and I also had a 300$ gift card at Bergdorf Goodman. Might as well make a purchase on an item that is highly sought after and never discounted!

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Modeling Pix:

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So Kate – Take II

Christian Louboutin SS14 So Kate in Patent Nude Leather

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I’ve been bitten by the So Kate bug really hard. I made no hesitation to purchase the nude patent leather because I kept putting it off in the original Pigalle 120 style, which I thought was a classic and no way would Monsieur Louboutin ever change his famous design. So I always prioritized the highly sought after seasonal styles more thinking that the classic Pigalle 120 in nude would be forever there. Now that the style has changed, I’ve learned the hard way – don’t put anything off, let your impulses take over when it’s about shopping for frivolous items!
Not only so, this is also my first CL nude purchase because I was also quite picky in the past that CL’s classic nude is actually not a perfect match for my skintone as I’m quite pale. Anyhow, I’ve changed my mind on this too, buy first, think later!!!

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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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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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