tan-go à gogo

With Valentino's Fall-Winter 2013 collection making it's debut earlier this summer in Paris, it seemed appropriate to rewind a year. No argument here that the clothes are breathtakingly beautiful, but let's take a look at those shoes! Beautiful as well, but more of an understated beauty from their simplicity. As I may have mentioned before, I am neither a student nor aficionado of fashion, but reading blogs on the daily has exposed me to some "haute couture." Still, all I can say when I see those shoes is "my precciooouuus. Gollum." Plus, Alexa Chung wore them. Automatic cool factor.

Personally, the ever so popular rockstud heels don't appeal to me, partly cause I just don't like kitten heels, aka the most common form of the shoe that I've seen. If you were to ask me a year or two ago what I thought about any shorter heel, I would reply with something along the lines of go big or go home. Have to say that shorter, thicker heels have grown on me as a whole, cause they're easier to walk in but still have the whole heel making your legs longer or whatever -- which clearly I can't articulate, but hopefully you know what I'm talkin' 'bout. Then add in the ankle strap, which has been enjoying the spotlight for some time now. Basically, I would call Valentino's tan-go the modernized version of a mary jane type shoe, proper for a big girl.

But as a 20 year old college student, I don't forsee myself being able to afford a pair of Valentino shoes in my near... or distant future. But that doesn't mean that I can't admire them ;)

all photos sourced on pinterest

Valentino tan-go: black, tan, red
similar: Kurt Geiger Ella: silver, black 


  1. As a your selection! ;)

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  2. I LOVE your selection <3 Pieces of art!!

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  3. Hey,
    beautiful outfits! :)

  4. great photos.
    i hope I will have a pair of Valentino one day! :)

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  5. I've seen their look-a-likes in several stores here in Estonia.. cheap look-a-likes but I'm not crazy about those shoes. for some reason they just don't look comfy to me :P

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    1. I saw a pair at Zara, but they were too narrow for my feet :(

  6. Whoa! Those are really great and inspirational pictures! Nice!

  7. I love how classic these heels are and they do seem really wearable and comfy (I hope). Thanks so much for your kind visit, wish you well for the rest of the week!


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