Special thanks to today's guest contributor, Tabitha, for sharing her passion for the style of Giovanna Battaglia and particularly her Valentino studded kitten heels. Be sure to stop by Tabitha's blog, she has a wicked sense of humor in addition to her amazing taste in shoes.
Yes, I really do want to be a Battaglia and I am starting from the toes up. I truly believe that I am Giovanna's sole mate. Valentino deemed it so and as he is the Cardinal of Italian Glamour and she the High Priestess it is practically a papal decree that I follow in her studded kitten heel footsteps.
As a northern European my eyes may be too blue and my skin too white to ever fool anyone into thinking that I am a sultry Mediterranean siren but painstakingly fastening all six of the Rockstud's little buckles at least allows me to put my best foot forward.
Whilst so many make their goal French chic, for me it is too restrained and formal a look as if put together with t-squares and protractors. The allure of the Italian bella figura lies in unbridled femininity and a warm embrace for womanly sexuality. Glamour may be an old Scots word, meaning "to bewitch," but it took the Italians to take it from an insult hurled from the pulpit to a bouquet thrown on to the catwalk.
And for that I raise a glass of Prosecco to Giovanna and her legions.
Giovanna Battaglia photographs courtesy of apollinas.com and Purse Blog.