This had to be one of the highlights on my Milano events calendar. I walked the red carpet that lead through the sliding glass doors of the store on Via Bagutta for the unveiling of Rene Caovilla’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
The store manager, Antonio, took me around the room and explained the intricate detailing that makes up each glorious item, as we sipped freshly-squeezed orange juice and savoured tiny cream and berry pastries. This collection of dazzling jewel shoes takes the label back to its Venetian origin using butterflies, shells and murano crystals. Inspired by magical nights in Venice and Hollywood glamour, the seductive incorporation of Venetian lace adds to the mystery and flirtatiousness of the collection.
My favourite shoes are the crystal sandals inspired by the sexy pop star, Beyonce. Available in silver, orange/fuschia and midnight blue, these sandals reflect light in every direction. They are blindingly exquisite and equally comfortable.