WVW: What V Wore

WVW: Valentino Red Rockstuds*

How. Sick. Are. These?

Um, yeah. Red Rockstuds. Valentino, limited-edition. Only 100 pairs exist on the whole planet, and one pair is in my closet. To coin a Zoe-ism, I die. 

The elegant house of Valentino gifted me with this extraordinary pair to celebrate the launch of the Valentino Shoe Room (aka your online Rockstud shopping Mecca). The site launches September 24, 2012—get clicking fast, and you could just snag a pair of these limited-edition, red-on-red Rockstud heels.

Valentino limited edition red Rockstud heels

In my last post, I noted how chuffed I am with The New Tee + Skirt Uniform, so I thought nothing would look hotter with my sexy red kicks than some black, gold, and cheek. Rock the Casbah I will, in these shoes. You can bet on it! In fact, they rock everyone’s world, and I’m not kidding. One spin around the mall in these garnered stares, double-takes, and compliments galore. They are fierce, and ballet-flats-comfortable. A couple posts back I wrote kitten heels off. Clearly, I had not met the right kitten heel yet. Meeeeeow. As they say, never say never.

in Kate Spade and Valentino red Rockstud heels

*WVW = What V Wore
Shirt: Kate Spade • Belt: BCBG • Skirt: Kookai • Heels: Courtesy of Valentino • Bag: Sass & Bide
Bracelet: Tory Burch • Ring: Alexander McQueen (similar, silver) • Sunnies: Christian Dior
Lips: Tom Ford Cherry Lush • Nails: Tom Ford Carnal Red

in Kate Spade tee

And here’s a gram shot, so you can see just how crazy delicious these are up close.

Valentino limited edition red rockstud heels

Thank you, Valentino, for the exquisite shoes. I’m so in love! For launch news (and general fabulousness), be sure to follow @MaisonValentino on Twitter and Instagram, and like Valentino on Facebook. Oh, and watch this hashtag: #ValentinoShoeRoom.

Kittens, have you any Rockstud fantasies?

The Author



V is the founding editor of GRIT & GLAMOUR, a professional content developer by day, and a die-hard Southerner. When she's not writing or trolling Instagram, she's spending time with her other loves: her Aussie husband and dog Macy.

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  1. September 17, 2012 at 9:13 am — Reply

    These shoes are to die for! They are absolutely gorgeous. I love this look!
    xoxo, Meera

    • September 18, 2012 at 11:15 am — Reply

      Thank you, Meera!

  2. September 17, 2012 at 9:41 am — Reply

    Wow. these are pretty amazing!!

  3. September 17, 2012 at 10:35 am — Reply

    omg! i love these photos!

    xoxo from rome

  4. September 17, 2012 at 10:43 am — Reply

    Now those are some serious shoes! And I love it with the t/pencil combo—- really makes them the star and as a whole you look like “Yeah, I am this chic every day— it comes easy to me!” (hmmmmmm….. something tells me there is a lot of truth to that!)

    • September 18, 2012 at 11:15 am — Reply

      Hey sweetpea, thank you! Funny how I used to be anti-red, anti-kitten heel, and anti-tee. Again, never say never!

  5. September 17, 2012 at 11:40 am — Reply

    this is INSANE. these are like my dream shoes. you wear them so well. valentino could not have picked a better blogger to rock them. so happy for you V!

    this whole look is too good.


    • September 18, 2012 at 11:14 am — Reply

      Aw, thanks, Princess! Big hug. So need Whole30 next month. You open that damn sugar dragon’s cage up even a little, and WOW, he leaps out with a vengeance!

  6. Caitlin
    September 17, 2012 at 11:44 am — Reply

    J’adore! Beacoup! C.xxxxxxxxxx

    • September 18, 2012 at 11:12 am — Reply

      xoxoxo Merci, madame!

  7. Diana
    September 17, 2012 at 11:55 am — Reply

    Love them! Especially dig the belt too!
    Killer outfit, girl!!!

    • September 18, 2012 at 11:13 am — Reply

      Thanks, Diana! How’s it going? Let me know how you are, lady!

      • Diana
        September 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm — Reply

        I have some great news to let you know of! As of this monday, here in this new country, I’m back to work! (Vive La Difference!) No formal announcements yet but its a paid blogging and social media contract for the next two years. I’m going to email you the details and a hello, ok!!

  8. September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    Those shoe are to die for! You look fabulous, as usual, Vahni!!

    • September 18, 2012 at 11:12 am — Reply

      Thank you, Rocqulle! 🙂

  9. September 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: WVW: Valentino Red Rockstuds http://t.co/g4HGE8sR Thank you @MaisonValentino! #ValentinoShoeRoom #Rockstud

  10. September 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    Vahni, I love your outfit! As you know, I’m a big fan of dressing up the t-shirt, that’s exactly what you’ve done in your outfit. Those shoes are to die for, and congratulations on being picked to sport them! I follow you on Instagram so I’ve seen the shoes in action already 🙂

    I’m all about the studs and I rock them in any form possible, and it really lends to my whole gothic/punk/alternative style that I’ve been in love with since the 80’s. Your look definitely embodies that in a very classy and modern way.

    Rock on V!

    • September 18, 2012 at 11:11 am — Reply

      Cyrillyn…you and me and that ’80s alternative/goth…totally on the same page! Thanks for your comment. Seems I’m REALLY late to the, ahem, TEE party. Mostly because it’s taken a long time for something more fitted and interesting than a big, boxy, blah tee to be invented. I just ordered a sexy grey one today! I love the look of a dressed up tee too. So fun.

  11. September 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm — Reply

    Ms. V…..those shoes are soooooo drool-worthy!!!!


  12. September 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm — Reply

    I love the shoes, they’re awesome. I picked them up on your instagram feed the other day. Such a wonderful piece to be gifted as well. I also noticed that you’re rocking the tee and pencil skirt trend you talked about in the last post, I’m loving it!

  13. September 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    Seriously…this is amazing!! I love those shoes!!!
    You’re a lucky girl 🙂

  14. September 18, 2012 at 3:16 am — Reply

    Those shoes are so Valentino, and so V! You look ah—mazing by the way- effortlessly chic and bad-ass. This look is someone I would stop in the street to snap a gram at- so gorgeous, you.

    • September 18, 2012 at 11:08 am — Reply

      Hey you, thanks! Hope you are well, my lovely!

  15. medieval
    September 18, 2012 at 5:26 am — Reply

    The heels are really breathtaking!Love love love!
    And what a gorgeous outfit!

  16. September 18, 2012 at 8:24 am — Reply

    I DIE! (had to say!). These are beyond amazing. While I’m slightly jealous, I’m so excited for you!! Enjoy them. xo

  17. September 18, 2012 at 11:47 am — Reply

    I die too. I want those bad boys. Equal parts badass and chic, you wear them well. 🙂

  18. September 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    WVW: Valentino Red Rockstuds* http://t.co/HC8b2OlR via @gritandglamour

  19. September 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm — Reply

    Thanks for sharing! RT @thestyleconfess: WVW: Valentino Red Rockstuds* http://t.co/sRyZfaT6 via @gritandglamour

  20. September 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm — Reply

    OMG! Vahni, those shoes are…..OMG……sick! Like you and Rachel Zoe, I DIE! I have to admit, I’m just a wee bit (OK, a lot) jealous of you! 😉 They are fabulous and I looove how you’ve styled them! Rock on, rock on! 😉

    xoxo, Stephanie 🙂

  21. September 19, 2012 at 11:25 am — Reply

    Always nice to see someone recognizing that 100 of anything in fashion means the item is RARE!

    Keep spreading that message so that someday more people will appreciate one of a kind!

  22. September 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    AMAZING shoes! LOVE red and the studds are GORG!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  23. September 20, 2012 at 11:55 am — Reply

    Dang V, you are one lucky lady! Those shoes are amazing! Love the tee as well. When I read it, all I hear is Santino from Season Two of Project Runway mimicking Tim Gunn “Rock the Casbah”…hee hee.

  24. September 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    Wow V!!! Good for you! They’re gorgeous…I saw that Andy of The Style Scrapbook received a pair, too! They’re beautiful and they’re so you. You wear them so well.

  25. September 22, 2012 at 4:38 am — Reply

    Ok you’ve totally inspired me with the dressed up T. I’m going to try this with some of my favourite skirts as daytime looks now. These shoes are so beyond and I am dying with you. Btw, love that you wore them to IHOP x

  26. September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    Saw these on your Instagram. I’m in love. They look great on you. The pop of red is beautiful with the black and gold.

  27. September 25, 2012 at 10:37 am — Reply

    Oh my, those shoes!!! They are the perfect combination of sass & class. Totally Vahni!

  28. September 26, 2012 at 6:55 am — Reply

    Yes!! Those shoes are perfect for every woman out there!! I wanna have it too!!

  29. September 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    These are very you!

  30. September 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    Thank you all so much for your comments!

  31. October 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm — Reply

    Those shoes are spectacular!
    Hugs from New York,
    Ask Erena

  32. October 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    OMG!!! These all red Valentino shoes are amazing! Lucky you! All the hard work you put in your blog does pay off, someday …I guess!! 🙂


  33. October 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    These are so fabulous! You are such a lucky girl. Love the blog!

  34. October 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    Dying over these. And, you rock them!

  35. November 29, 2012 at 10:40 am — Reply

    Seriously…could those BE any more gorgeous?

    • November 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Kristin! I know! They’re such head-turners on, too.

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