After a week of rain in New York and freezing cold temperatures in London, the sunny 75° weather in the City of Lights was a welcome relief. Fashion industry insiders traipsed aimlessly through the streets of Paris and took in the majestic beauty of the city. Naturally, a great deal of these trendsetters embraced classic kitten heels. Ladylike styling was a prominent trend in many of the fall collections, most notably Louis Vuitton and Prada. However, Valentino was the designer of choice for Paris Fashion Week footwear. Fashion icon and Editor-at-Large of Nippon Vogue, Anna Dello Russo, as well as Alexa Chung were just two of several fashionistas spotted wearing these swoon-worthy Valentino kitten heels. The juxtaposition of the elegant black patent leather against the edgy studded detailing of the blush straps gives the heels an air of modern sophistication. Shoes that are both practical and fashion forward? Quelle surprise!
You didn't actually think that I would only review the shoes did you? The Rock Stud Satchel is one of my favorite classic bags for spring. The timeless shape and incredibly smooth sand leather has been updated with pyramid studs that punctuate the handle as well as the optional shoulder strap. This collection is the perfect marriage of ladylike styling with contemporary detailing. The Rock Stud Satchel retails for $1,995. Shop Valentino bags at Net-a-Porter.com.