I remember walking into Holt Renfrew in Toronto and seeing the Valentino glossy peep-toe pumps for the first time. The pumps were elevated on a clear display stand and as soon as they came within my line of vision I was completely dumbfounded. I had one of those cheesy, surreal moments as everything went silent and it looked as though crepuscular rays shone on the pumps ever so brightly. All I could do was gasp. To be able to capture elegance and femininity in a shoe so exquisitely… I gained a new level of respect for Valentino that day. This Christmas, Santa was especially generous and brought me two pairs of these signature bow pumps. I must have been a really good girl last year.