>> Another Itty Pitti find here (you're probably noticing that I just actually like saying the word Pitti as well as typing it…it's especially good in my really bad faux Italian accent).  Like most tradeshows, bloggers going around taking snaps aren't really appreciated because obviously it's a place where designers and labels are out to showcase to buyers specifically.  Researching a lot of the things I picked up online has been hazardous though given that a lot of the things I liked don't have a huge web presence.

Russy Valenki came up trumps though.  Italian-made but with Russian roots, Russy Valenki combines two Russian costume traditions; the valenki felt boot and the Pavloposad woolen and silk shawls.  For their winter line, they've concentrated on plain felt valenki boots but for S/S 10, it's the combination of the flat rubber soled boots and the Pavloposad scarves that have got the mind ticking.  There's been something of a silk scarf renaissance in the past few seasons and there's plenty of designers out there doing interesting things with a 90 x 90cm square, as showcased by Liberty's Scarf Room (labels like Swash and Forget Me Not come to mind…).  I've also seen Pavloposad-esque scarves being repro-ed by high street brands.  I'm not denying that it would take some clever styling and experimentation time with these Russy Valenki boots to make them look half-decent on the legs.  Loose-ish scarves flapping around the calves could create some weird proportions.  But with some choice legwear (hoisery, leggings, jeggings etc…) and maybe some help from some sock garters, I'm thinking foularded limbs could well be a successful prospect.  Oh, and of course, the clashing opportunities with my own collection of silk scarves (thanks to the mothership and the grandma) worn in the upper half are also endless.

No online or UK stockists at the mo but I'm sure someone out there will be buying in these 'scoots' (scarf and boots…maybe this term already exists…) soon. 





Comments (46)

  1. Warida Queen says:

    I love the red one! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  2. the1015lab says:

    well look at that! They seem diffucult to wear and the thing you say about proportions is correct but they are playful and bring summer and sun to mind, so why not? I like the bootie type most!

  3. Yes, I agree. The bootie is the best

  4. These are beautiful! More a work of art than a practical boot…but lovely to look at ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hope you can visit someday.
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  6. meaghan says:

    wow these are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. diane says:

    These are like a breath of fresh air, just in time for Spring.
    Hitty Pitty within the wall.
    Hitty Pitty without the wall.
    If you touch Hitty Pitty
    it will bite you.
    What is it?
    Seven minute itch or nettles

  8. KD says:

    I really love all the scarfs and the red “scoots”!

  9. Sarade says:

    Truly different and interesting boots! Thanks for bringing this unique style to our attention!

  10. nuuti says:

    The red ones are so nice! I hope someone sells it here

  11. Crystal says:

    Not something I would imagine working, but then seeing the images…..well it does actually work. Very cool.

  12. Aleeyah says:


  13. S says:

    These scarves are beautiful, but not sure about using them as boots! The floral ones are the nicest.

  14. April says:

    Wow those are pretty cool, innovative and they overall just blow my mind.

  15. Maggie says:

    very pretty… The red ones remind me of stevie nicks.

  16. Dani says:

    practicality… ehh… not so sure.
    but the perfect thing for a sunny day.

  17. Soooali says:

    The booties are my fave. i can deffo see these with jeans. x

  18. B says:

    OMG! These are amazing! I love the red ones!

  19. emily says:

    oh they are so cute! do they sell these shoes? i would so buy them

  20. Must. Have. Bootscarfthings.
    I doubt that they are even remotely in my price range though…..

  21. Rowena says:

    I quite like them!

  22. GENIAL ! J’adore !!

  23. Erica says:

    very cool! and very original

  24. Nina says:


  25. Anna says:

    Those patterns are awesome! How creative! Can you imagine wearing them with crazy tights?

  26. jennine says:

    i love foulard patterns… had a few vintage blouses, but everyone thought it was too much. so nice to see someone make them into boots!

  27. myriam says:

    i absolutely love, i think its an amazing idea. honestly, sure these look amazing worn out and torn or dirty with jeans all scruffed at the bottom or high up for a sexier look .. i would buy them, its insane but aparently its impossible!

  28. eleanor says:

    These have got to be some of the coolest shoes ever, maybe a possible DIY?

  29. Kate says:

    Those are amazing! I wish we could get some here in the U.S, I’d wear them forever! ^_^

  30. Intan says:

    I LOVEEEE the scoooottss!!!
    I agree with eleanor! A possible DIY??? Hmm… :p
    The great thing about these scoots is probably people who lives in a 2 seasons country such as myself could actually wear it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL.

  31. jenna says:

    they’re crazy but i love them.

  32. My scarf love has reached new bounds.

  33. I think those are the most fun things I’ve seen all week. I want the red pairs!

  34. Gabiis says:


  35. Jen says:

    I’m not sure why but I love these! I wonder if anyone will sell them in Japan…must off to reasearch!
    I love the white pair but feel the red may be more practical, no?
    J x

  36. These are beautiful! I’ve long been wishing for a fun pair of boots that aren’t of the leather kind and these seem perfect. I so hope the manufacturer is going to read this and decide to market them online…

  37. joe says:

    pretty pretty

  38. adelaide says:

    how much are they?

  39. Fashion Jobs says:

    Love the blue and white nautical scarf. How much are they?

  40. I love the scarves, so cute! Really like the boots as well but not sure what I’d be able to wear them with.

  41. maia says:

    so great @ Vogue we love FORGET ME NOT scarves they are the best ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. Ties says:

    Love this shoe scarves….!! I really love it.!!

  43. polyana says:

    Olรก, adorei as botas, tem algum site onde eu possa comprรก-las?

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