I remember walking into Holt Renfrew in Toronto and seeing the Valentino glossy peep-toe pumps for the first time.  The pumps were elevated on a clear display stand and as soon as they came within my line of vision I was completely dumbfounded.  I had one of those cheesy, surreal moments as everything went silent and it looked as though crepuscular rays shone on the pumps ever so brightly.  All I could do was gasp.  To be able to capture elegance and femininity in a shoe so exquisitely…  I gained a new level of respect for Valentino that day.  This Christmas, Santa was especially generous and brought me two pairs of these signature bow pumps.  I must have been a really good girl last year.