There are few things I love more than the color black. I wear it all summer, I’ve been known to dye my hair jet black, and when I was a little kid going to kindergarten orientation, I told my school counselor that my favorite color was black, much to the embarrassment of my mother. (Apparently, I didn’t get the memo that little girls are supposed to love pink.) If you’re a regular PurseBlog reader, you also know that Megs and I are huge fans of the entire Valentino Rockstud line. When you put those two things together, you get Valentino Noir, which is a little bit of manna from handbag heaven.
Up until now, Valentino’s Rockstud bags, shoes and accessories have always featured light silver studs, which work well with a wide variety of leather colors, including black. For this line, though, Valentino has taken dark silver studs (some of them covered in gorgeous pavé crystals) and paired them with black bags made of everything from regular leather to calf hair to crocodile. The collection also includes shoes and jewelry, but you know where our allegiances lie. Check out the handbags, which range from $795 for a small leather shoulder bag to $If You Have To Ask, You Can’t Afford It for a crocodile and pavé shoulder bag, after the jump. Check out the full line of Noir pieces via Valentino.