Every girl loves shoes, and both Elle and I are guilty of having one pair too many, so the feeling we are about to describe will be one that we are sure many of you have experienced. It’s that heart pounding moment when you see a new pair of shoes that you simply must have. It doesn’t matter how practical the shoes are or if, at the back of your mind, you know you might not really wear them that much, they just need to be yours (even just to take out the box and stare at).
This is how we felt when we saw these by Roberto Cavalli for AW2013.
Cavalli has never been known for subtleness and is best known for loud and proud animal prints but this new collection is so wonderfully feminine yet directional. Each shoe looks likes a work of art as the print appears to be done by hand. Cavalli has referenced pottery as his inspiration with the flower pattern deriving from ‘’Capodimont’’ pottery, which has Italian heritage. The colour white dominants on a strong base colour which is a perfect blend of Summer and Autumn as we transition into a new season. The rest of the colour palette itself is taken from the world of porcelain with English pottery making being represented in black, navy, cobalt blue and purple colours. The colours peony and peridot are atypical of Capodiment pottery and are represented in this collection in shades of nude, orange and canary yellow.
These works of art would make such a statement with a cropped black peg leg trouser and we can already picture the boots perfectly tucked into our faithful 7 For All Man Kind skinny jeans. They have a perfectly summery vibe that is so fitting for July but which is certain to cheer up any dark and wintery December. An investment item that updates any wardrobe.
Not that we need any more reasons to make them ours.