Now, I’ll be the first to admit that Roberto Cavalli isn’t a brand I pay a whole lot of attention to: in fact, if I had to characterize it, I’d probably sum the brand up (possibly unfairly) as “resort-wear for very rich people, who like a lot of animal print”. And, of course, I’m NOT a very rich person, and the only place I’d ever wear animal print is on my feet (By which I mean on my shoes, obviously), so all of those zebra print jumpsuits and the like just don’t appeal to me at all.
These shoes are absolutely nothing like that, though – as I’m sure I don’t need to point out. I mean, you have eyes, right?
No, these shoes are pretty much the OPPOSITE of the type of thing I’ve come to associate with Roberto Cavalli, but that doesn’t make them ordinary: far from it. That bow, in fact, is TO DIE FOR. It’s just so … I want to say “spiky” here, but it’s not quite the right word. It is, however, a very dramatic, edgy kind of bow, which is worlds away from the very soft, feminine look which a bow on a shoe will normally create. I love it, and I also love the black patent pump it’s attached to, which is one of those classic styles I never get tired of. If I had one wish regarding this shoe, it would be for a slightly more slender heel: I don’t dislike this one, but it’s rather more chunky than stilettos tend to be, and I think the shoe would look a little more elegant with a slimmer heel. It’s a minor point, however, and with that bow on the toe, I somehow doubt anyone’s going to notice the heel!
Oh, and if you like these, you’ll find lots more Roberto Cavalli styles over at Spartoo!