Valentino’s Layered Bow Pumps: too many bows, even for us

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No, that headline isn’t a mis-print. It’s not often The Fashion Police meet a bow they don’t like, but it does happen from time to time, and it happened today when we discovered these Valentino bow peep toes at Neiman Marcus. Because this? Is too much, even for us. These aren’t just bows: these are mutant bows, and we have a feeling that if we don’t keep a close eye on them, they could just try to take over the world.

The sad thing is, we’d probably be singing the praises of these shoes if they’d just stopped at one bow, because they’re actually rather lovely underneath all that froth. In conclusion: one bow = good, seven bows = bad.

If your love for our bow brethren goes far beyond what even we’re willing to put up with, though, you can buy these for $695.

8 Comments

  • August 19, 2008

    Adiel

    Yeah, they’d be cute with half as many bows.

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  • August 19, 2008

    Daisy

    I actually don’t mind the bows. I think it gives the shoes that little bit ‘extra’, that ‘je ne sais quoi’. I love them!

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  • August 19, 2008

    Amanda

    It’s too bad, because I love the pink and tan colour combination.

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  • August 19, 2008

    marian

    i totally agree with amanda. the color combo — i was going with champagne and pink in my head — is stunning. i also wonder if it would be pretty on a foot in the way. but yes — it is a bit of overkill.

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  • August 19, 2008

    Natasha

    Oooh, I can see them with, say, 3 bows – and they would be gorgeous! That particular shade of pink is glorious!

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  • August 20, 2008

    SUSAN

    Lovely color, but with the bows, it looks like the shoe is melting or something.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Cadi

    A waste of a very pretty and nicely shaped shoe. And it seems like the bow is reminiscent of the Anemone shoe by Louboutin…just on the toe instead of the heel.

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    Has Paris Hilton written all over it, or Elle Woods.

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