Valentino Rockstud Pump

Valentino Rockstud Heels Review

Oct 5th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 20 min read

Who makes the most famous studded heels? The answer is simple, of course it is Valentino! Since its debut in 2010, this brainchild of the creative powerhouse duo of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli has become an instant sensation and continues to capture imagination to this day.  As one of the most recognisable shoe designs, Rockstud heels have been elevated to a near cult…

Louboutin Pumps

Louboutin Pumps Review

Aug 30th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 20 min read

I have been a big fan of Louboutin pumps for a long time. No other brand rivals the shamelessly attention-demanding, sexy and envy inducing nature of these instantly recognisable, red-soled little pieces of art. They are truly electrifying and their appeal reaches across all genders, as demonstrated in the few occasions when total strangers (men!) stopped me on the street to compliment my Loubs. This…

Ferragamo Varina Ballet Flats

Ferragamo Varina Ballet Flats Review

Aug 5th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 16 min read

Even though I have always liked the concept of Ferragamo shoes  with their iconic bow and the classic almond-shaped toe, it took a while before I committed myself to purchasing the first pair. I was simply dubious that they would be compatible with my personal style. With Varas, the reservations revolved around the small block heel projecting a slightly matronly feel whereas in Varina ballet…

Chanel Espadrilles

Chanel Espadrilles Review

Jul 26th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 11 min read

Chanel espadrilles are another example of shoes which I was did not quite get at first. As a Chanel shoe lover, I have always associated their footwear with a very classic look and hence I was unconvinced about the thick, double sole and the heavy stitching pattern. Additionally, I had no idea on how or where to wear them to, and overall they seemed incompatible…

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Gucci Princetown Mules Review

Jul 22nd, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 14 min read

I suspect I may not be the only woman for whom Gucci Princetown mules were not exactly the love at the first sight. In fact, I explicitly remember that the initial encounter with the lamb wool-finish version left me utterly puzzled. I could not help but feel that the form and novelty factor significantly outweighed the aesthetic value. Even the not-so-hairy version of the shoe…