Manolo for the Big Girl Fashion, Lifestyle, and Humor for the Plus Sized Woman.

April 10, 2008

Is it wrong that I want to wear these to church?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Miss Plumcake @ 12:22 pm

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.”

Plumcake wants in the WORST way

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.


  1. You can only wear them to church when Genesis rolls around in the Lessons again, though, right? ‘Cause otherwise they’d be liturgically incorrect.

    Comment by Barthway — April 10, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

  2. Yeah, those aren’t church shoes, but they sure are beautiful. It’s too bad the heels are too high for me to wear. Damn ankles.

    Comment by cheeky — April 10, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  3. Barthway is right — with the right reading, you could be a walking illustration of striking at the serpent’s head while it strikes at your heel — or toes, in this case.

    Comment by Bridey — April 10, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  4. I’d wear those shoes everywhere. All the time. (And it depends on your church – at my Grandma’s church, they’d be trying to snatch them off your feet for themselves…)

    Comment by Alyssa — April 10, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

  5. Quell’horreur! They are of the serpent!

    Comment by FrauBucher — April 10, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  6. Wear shoes like that, and you’ll be too tired from your fabulous Saturday-night-shenanigans to even worry about getting up for church on Sunday.

    There are shoes that you wear, and shoes that you need to live up to. Those are the latter. And I love them.

    Comment by La Petite Acadienne — April 10, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  7. WOW WOW WOWOW WOW WOW! You can wear these to spend a depraved night in the French Quarter, then have coffee at Cafe Du Monde and be extremely well shod as you stumble into mass at St. Louis, all without going home to change.

    Comment by gemdiva — April 10, 2008 @ 4:02 pm


    Comment by Violet — April 10, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  9. Get thee on the highway, Plumcake!

    Comment by teteatete — April 10, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

  10. I live in Dallas. I’ll go downtown (or where ever, probably up near the Galleria on the northside) to get them for you.

    And I won’t even charge what you’d spend in gas. (c;

    Comment by Christina — April 10, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

  11. Gorgeous shoes! I think gemdiva’s escapade would be just the right thing for such sinfully delicious shoes. ;)

    Comment by Angel — April 10, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

  12. My goodness that is one naughty shoe.

    Comment by Chaser — April 10, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

  13. Must be from Hong Kong, I’ve known several Chinese boys with the English name Valentino, also an Armani and a Giordano…

    gorgeous shoes

    Comment by roya — April 10, 2008 @ 11:34 pm

  14. Oh, wow. Those are kind of amazing. Like something Cruella Deville or Karen Walker or a similar sassy disgustingly wealthy woman would wear.

    Comment by happyapple — April 10, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

  15. The Dallas boutique phone number is listed on the website as (214)750-5707.

    Comment by Angel — April 11, 2008 @ 10:01 am

  16. I have the number for the boutique if you need it, she said in her best serpent-in-the-garden voice. And also the name of a wonderful SA to chat with. All you have to do is ask…


    Comment by Style Spy — April 11, 2008 @ 10:25 am

  17. GET THE BEHIND ME SATAN! And while you’re there, would you mind zipping me up?

    Comment by Plumcake — April 11, 2008 @ 10:35 am

  18. Im with gemdiva (and willing to be your super-fantastic sister)! I say we all order the most divinely decadent shoes and meet in the quarter for a frolicking good weekend!

    Comment by Peaches — April 11, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

  19. New Year’s? Yes. Blue Note when Chick or Miri plays? Yes. Mardi Gras? Yes.




    Perhaps, as some said upthread, in New Orleans — but only if you’d been up all night the night before…

    Comment by littlem — April 13, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress