Lo- Lo- Loafers

Bring out those silk robes, fashion is taking a royal turn this season.
Kirkwood, Choo and Zanotti are a few of the designers who seem to think girls should (temporarily) ditch their heels and keep it low with these Lo-afers. Scroll down and shop away via Net-a-Porter

Yves Saint Laurent

Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood

Miu Miu

Jimmy Choo

Giuseppe Zanotti

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

 

The past couple of years have seen quite a few fashion collaborations lead by major high-end brands such as Lanvin, Versace & Comme des Garcons alongside H&M and Target to name a few. This Christmas however, Target x Neiman Marcus have got something major up their sleeves; they’ve got not one, not two, but 24 collaborations that are set to be released just in time for the holidays. Designers include Diane Von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Alice & Olivia, Marchesa and much more. Personally, I can’t wait to see what the collections will look like! Check out the video below!

 

Alaia Sale

It’s 3 am and i should probably go to sleep but i felt like i just had to let you guys know! MAJOR Alaia sale on The Outnet starting tomrw! Seriously, if y’all don’t buy yourself a pair or two ima be majorly dissapointed! Also, the heels i blogged about previously (here) are also included in the sale! I think these are the ones I’m leaning towards the most! Whady’all think? Love?

VITRINA vacancies

I don’t usually do this but then again it seems a tad stupid not to since I’d like to think people who read BIM are interested in fashion.
Anywho, I’ve got news, VITRINA (the bi-annual fashion magazine that I founded last year at AUC) is recruiting! We’re looking for:

  • Writers
  • Fashion Researchers
  • Stylists
  • Photographers
  • Copy Editors

If interested, email me on danakhater@aucegypt with the subject “VITRINA vacancies”

*Last day to apply is July 26th

** You don’t have to be an AUCian to join. Also, if you feel like you’d like to do something that ISN’T on the list, feel free to email me anyways and we can figure something out!

BIM takes on Facebook

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Oh Alaia

After another great night with my Alaia heels on, I’ve decided to dedicate a song to Mr Alaia. Now before you go on rolling your eyes and calling me crazy. I’d like to prove my sanity and tell y’all the story behind these gorgeous heels.

It all started last December on a bright & lovely day in Dubai. I was exercising my basic need to shop when i came across a pair of building-high, nay, skyscraper-high, pair of cut out suede heels. -Oh Alaia, the things you do to me- I carefully took it off the rack and checked its size: 37.  Darn. But fret not my lovely readers, this story has a happy ending, there were another pair of 39s! That’s when I spotted a pair of Balenciaga heels that looked like this:
how could i say no? but there was no way my mother was going to let me buy both! what to do, what to do.

I started the usual “Ill pay for it” debate that usually ends with her cutting me off about how rude it is of me that i would say such a thing and how i shouldn’t be spending 10 thousand pounds on a pair of shoes but i digress. There they were, just waiting for me to try them on. Just waiting for me to take them home and show them a good time.
I was torn.
I tried them on, they were perfect. High as they were, they were the most comfortable heels i had ever worn. I was buying them, no matter what it took. So out came the credit card, ahh my credit card, so many stories there, but I’ll leave that for another post. To my mother’s dismay i walked out of the store with the biggest smile on my face. It was like going to an orphanage and adopting a baby, heck if you think about it, shopping is a lot like adopting a baby but i digress, the fight with my mother alone should have been an enough of an indicator that those heels were special, but little did i know what plans Mr Alaia had for me.
To make a long story short, ever since that day, every time I’ve worn those babies I’ve had an amazing time. I’d point out examples but i don’t kiss and tell, so without further ado, Mr. Alaia, i love you. Marry me? or more like, design my wedding dress? Heck, even if i don’t get married I’ll throw a faux wedding just to wear the dress and everyone would just dance along to this song i wrote:

ALAIA, ALAIA

YOU NEED TO STOP HIDING

FANS WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE

FANS WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY

ALAIA ALAIA

YOUR FITTED DRESSES ARE PERFECT

IF MY HOUSE WAS ON FIRE

I’D TAKE NOTHING BUT..

MY ALAIA HEELS.

Here are a few interesting interviews for those of you interested in reading more about Azzedine Alaia:

1, 2 & 3

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