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“I am the biggest shoe freak God probably ever created. I’d buy them but I wouldn’t wear them; I’d buy them as a collector’s piece. And I’m convinced that one day my kids are going to have the best vintage collection.” That is Alia Korayem, Owner, West LA Boutique, located at the Sunset Mall on the Jumeirah Beach Road, who has brought Jeffry Campbell shoes to Dubai. The shoes are stocked in the boutique.

Alia was a bit shy to do a video interview, but since we want to get you exclusive bytes from the people that make the news, we accommodated her request.

It was refreshing to know that there are stylish people like her out there that would choose comfort (and I dont mean just choose, but make sure that what she is wearing is comfortable) and not lay so much emphasis on the status quo of fashion. Excerpts:

DIAF: Can we ask you how many shoes you own?

Alia: I actually have no idea. I have suitcases full and boxes full, but that’s it, that’s all I know.

DIAF: If you were to choose between stilettos and block heels, what would you choose?

Alia: Block heels…any day! They’re fun, they’re comfortable, they’re awesome, why would I kill my feet to walk around in pointy stilettos! Stilettos are so not me at all. I wanna have fun you know. I dont wanna have to just go out and sit there and my feet hurt and I’m in pain, that’s not fun for me. I want to be able to do what I want and I dont think that fashion should be restricting. You should be able to own awesome pieces that you can just throw on and get out.

DIAF: Shoes to you are…

Alia: Are life. Shoes are everything. They create me.

That was the short interview. We took a quick tour of the store and the beauties on display:




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  1. Dallal September 10, 2012

    Hello there! Im also a big fan of shoes, I’m from kuwait and I have been searching for jeffrey campbell’s for ages! I’ll will be going to dubai on the 11th and Im hoping to get them! save me a pair Xx

    1. shwetadembla September 10, 2012

      Hi there! So good to meet another person that loves shoes :). Yes, Jeffery Campbell shoes are available at West LA Boutique at the Sunset Mall in Dubai. http://www.sunsetmall.ae. Happy Shopping! 🙂 Keep watching DIAF and please tell your friends about it too. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dubai-in-a-Frame-wwwdubaiinaframecom/177338592344023
      Best, Shweta

  2. Lamiis January 4, 2013

    heyy! i just wanted to know how much the ankle boots are for? thanks 😀

    1. shwetadembla January 5, 2013

      hello there! Thanks for stopping by DIAF. I am not sure if they are still available as this piece was done many months ago. Let me give you their store number so that you can find out? It’s +9714 3307333. Hope you get them :). Cheers, DIAF

  3. JCFan November 5, 2013

    Hello! I love Jeffrey Campbell spiked litas, and I dream about them for 2 years, and soon I’ll visit Dubai, and I’m interested, are spiked JCampbell litas still WEST LA?

    1. shwetadembla November 5, 2013

      Hi there Adina!

      Yes, I believe so 🙂 Happy shopping!