Category Archives: Valentino

The bow show


vogue 1986

Vogue 1986

All the bows make me think of presents! And after all, what is more beautiful than a brand-new-shoes with the bow-embellished detail? Ok, cool as long as the bow is polished and innovative, otherwise I have to be honest telling you that I didn’t find what I really was looking for.  It is very difficult to insert a bow on a shoe without being boring unless you are Nicholas Kirkwood…


Glitter pumps with bow trimmed heel detail – Nicholas Kirkwood

or Rossella Tarabini for Moschino..

Moschino I the ruby collection

Moschino the ruby slipper collection

The ruby slipper collection – Moschino

Anyway I think that the bow must be combined with an unusual shoe design, otherwise it has no impact. However, if it is combined with a classic shoe has to be extremely extravagant and totally outside the box. Only like this I can call it high design.

During these days I focused my researches on bows and I am really interested in your opinion. What does mean bow for you and what kind of bow you like most? I made a selection because I think that only a few are very suggestive and innovative but in general I have never seen a cool bow for my shoes yet. Unless we are talking about the new amazing collection of Alessandro Dell’Acqua- N.21. I will dedicate a single-subject post next time!


N.21 by Alessandro Dell’acqua

N.21 ALE

N.21 by Alessandro Dell’acqua

These are some exemple of bows I selected: classic, big, minimal, chic…


Saint Honorè Paris



Carvela by Kurt Geiger



Saint Laurent Paris






Giuseppe Zanotti

vale bow


Here below I add also some bow-details just to show you different styles. In general my favourite accessories are the big bows on the top of the shoe.


Jimmy Choo














Michael Kors








Bottega Veneta










And now..what kind of bow do you like? Thin-large-big-minimal-colored-funny-studded-golden-patent?  I hope this post make you consider that the beauty is to create something which is not only incredible to see but also well-balanced with the entire structure and accessories.

black and white

scarpe-rosse-fiocco-outfit bianconero


Nicholas Kirkwood

P.S. This is a preview but I couldn’t mention it.. then I will write a special post to N.21 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua but now want to share these beauties! Want a bow like this in my life :-)!


Trend alert: leather derby pumps by Valentino

Beautiful shoes on the horizon! These Valentino leather pumps are sooo trendy that I can’t wait to try them. Lot of style, chunky heels, strong soles, fringes, pure leather: a very good example of high design for connoisseurs, fashionistas and shoes experts.  Strong enough if you play with the length of your skirt, hot with your leather leggings, easy with your suit.. need them!!!

valentino-leatherderbypumps ritocco


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That kind of shoes every man should have

Pitti Uomo is a very interesting fashion event, every year it gives me a lot of inspirations about men’s fashion and obviously.. about men’s shoes!  During the last 85th edition, what I realized -looking at the fashion shows and at people on the streets- is that today it can be easy to be trendy just by using a little intelligence, choosing the right piece or just changing a detail (a shoelace for example) without spending moneymoneymoney. Having style is not a question of money, you know .. anyway .. if you can buy things.. good for you ;)! Considering shoes, I selected some basic models that I think every man (but also woman since these are unisex models!) should collect in his closet (boots- sneakers- derby- loafers)! These are very beautiful shoes when you buy them already but become trendier getting older and older! But this is another story and another post…

tronchetto in vitello - allacciatura con passanti in metallo- suola carroarmato

Car Shoe boots with red shoelace. In this case you can change the lace and use it in different colors!

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Zara Boots.

desert boot Clarks

Desert Boot by Clarks with green sole.


New Balance retro sneakers model 574.


Valentino camouflage sneakers.


Classic Ralph Lauren Purple Label Tassel Loafers

paul smith 2 new

Paul Smith derby with multicolor sole.


Castori boot with colored lace.

flli rossetti

Fratelli Rossetti multicolor tassel loafers.