These shoes exist. That much I know. They are from the 2008 Spring/Summer collection from Valentino Garavani and I love them and they DO exist.
The problem is, I do not know where to find them.
They’re boutique-only and the closest Valentino boutique is 200 miles away in Dallas. Each time I try to call the Valentino boutique I end up getting the curiously-named Valentino Chinese Restaurant.
It is extremely unlikely that a Chinese restaurant smack-dab in the middle of the city that proves money can’t buy taste actually could help me find a pair of satin demi-d’orsays with jewel-encrusted serpents, although perhaps not as unlikely as it is to find a Chinese restaurant named “Valentino.”
This is not a shoe everyone will love, but coming from a girl who wears a lot of black dresses and shed actual human tears when she found a pair of Valentino’s from Mr Garavani’s farewell collection, they are to die for. Not sure how much they cost but I figure they’ll be about $1200 or –to put it another way– about half the amount I’ll spend on gas to get up there.