You haven’t seen me around for a while, and that’s because I am having a love affair with Italy. Vlad and I have been here for about a week, and everytime I come back, I fall in love even more deeply. There is a certain magic that comes to life when you wander the streets at night, and last week after one of our LUISAVIAROMA events (much more to come on that later!), I took off my heels, put on my flats, and wandered the glistening city streets of Florence.

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen, and each tiny street weaves into the next and is filled with walls enveloped in history and culture. Some of the main attractions in Firenze are the bridges along the Arno River, especially the Ponte Vecchio. One warm June night, we walked along the bridges to look over all of Florence and realized my Valentino Rockstud Bag and Shoes looked stunning against the city lights.

I’ve raved about the Valentino Rockstud Collection in the past and I will continue to do so. There is a rich history in fine craftsmanship from the brand along with a modern touch, and when I wore these two items together, I was complimented all night. Shop Valentino Rockstud Rouge via Nordstrom.

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  • This is so gorgeous :) Love it!


  • Sandra

    Love the Rockstud everything!! The combination of edginess and sophistication….beautiful.

    • shueaddict

      Ohhh … I am on such a Rockstud high … most items push my purchase ceiling but I get so much love

  • Ebun

    OMG I legit thought this was one of their ad campaigns! Well done, Vlad. Great photography ! (I went ahead and assumed he took the pic :p)

    • shueaddict

      Ditto , that’s exactly what I thought …. you know, Megs, you and your crew are responsible for a lot of the decadent purchases we make ;-).

  • Joanna

    Edgy and Sophisticated! I love this combo!

  • Karin bag4bag

    That Rockstud range seems to embody decadence and style in a really good way !

    Stunning shoes and bag and stunning pic.

  • Janet

    I saw the collection at the Rome store and was blown away. The store was filled with this Rockstud Rouge and it was hard to restrain myself . I just had to buy a wallet.

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