Tag Archives: Shoes

Spotted! | Level is Every Girl’s Shoe Fantasy Come True!

On trip to Dubai last month, I had some time to finally visit the much talked about Level Shoe District, a department store introduced by the infamous Chalhoub Group in the Dubai Mall that is fully dedicated to shoes.

With multiple entry points, you really can’t miss this boutique that houses footwear from international designers including Chanel, Louboutin, Dior, Kate Spade, Miu Miu, Paul Smith, and the list goes on!




The displays are also impressive; an attractive light show in the Lacoste section, Louboutins displayed in a gold cage, and a shoe “fitting room”- yes, you can take all the pairs of shoes you wish to try on to a private room, complete with magazines and comfy sofas and spend hours picking the perfect pair (or two ;))



Changing room


And if you get overwhelmed by all the shoe mania, you can always take a break in the Boutique’s trendy Vogue CafĂ© before you resume your shopping.




Level is also pretty active on social media and Instagram specifically. I for one get up every day and receive my daily dose of Nicholas Kirkwood’s designs which are enough to get me through any hectic morning!


the hunt is on


Check it out for yourself www.levelshoedistrict.com

Trends | Wanted: Valentino Patent Leather Slingbacks!

If you like keeping up with the latest shoe trends your favorite celebrities are adopting this Summer, then you would know that everyone from Vanessa Hudgens to Kate Moss are obsessed with Valentino’s patent leather rockstud pumps!




The sexy pumps feature a pointed toe design, tonal pyramid stud detailing, and caged T-straps. The design is so popular that it is now considered an iconic item in fashion’s trendiest capitals and Valentino has even put out a similar design in the form of ballerina flats.




These trendy pumps are available in black, nude, pink, and Valentino rouge. Check out all the celebrities who have been spotted rocking these sexy heels!






Images are Courtesy of The Daily Mail and Google


Trends | Maria Pino Unveils Colorful SS 2013 Collection!

Since I’m not a fan of winter footwear, I’m so happy that some of my favorite brands are finally unveiling their Spring/Summer collections!

The past few years have been dominated by heavy platform shoes that aimed to elongate the legs and provide more comfort given the additional platform. This year paves the way for the more ladylike pointed toe pump that is both fresh and appealing. From Manolo Blahnik to Prada to the very talented Nicolas Kirkwood, this trend has taken the Spring runways by storm.




Taking note of this re-emerging trend is non other than Lebanese favorite, Maria Pino. The brand has just released a very colorful collection of pointed toe pumps that are polished and very ladylike. Blue, pink, and red dominate as patent gold and silver’s presence is also noteworthy.


Grey n Silva


Captoes also get their fair share of the collection; the fashionable trend (see below) is presented in hot pink, turquoise (my favorite), and beige. T-straps also make an appearance in patent gold that look fabulous with a shimmery Summer tan, while the silver pumps are classy and work great with a pair of cigarette pants or a penciled skirt. If you’d like to give your toes a little breather during the hot days ahead, then go for the understated, yet colorful peep-toe pumps that come in a variety of colors.







I’m beyond excited to try this trend that last took the world by storm when Sex and the City was still on air and Sarah Jessica Parker literally ran through New York City in pointed pumps. So step into Spring in an item from the Maria Pino collection, because with this trend, you’ll get all the femme fatale appeal you’re looking for this season!


Maria Pino is located in Kaslik, Verdun, ABC Achrafieh & Dbayeh, Le Mall Saida & Dbayeh, Beirut Souks, BHV City Mall, and Tripoli.

Maria Pino is also nominated in the first Beirut Social Media Awards for Best Fashion Brand on social media.To vote for the brand, simply visit www.smabeirut.com/vote.



All Images are taken from the Maria Pino Facebook Fan Page