In an unnoticed furniture shop in Jawad Dome, Budaiya – Tillys’ closet; a pint-sized shoe and antique store that exists behind ornate chandeliers, damask patterned sofa sets, and surreal food displays. Having provided shoes, stilettos, pumps, and much more variety of shoes from several brands known internationally, Tillys’ hosted The Schutz blogger event featuring The Glow Brand.
Aiming for a fashionably late statement, I was the first to come. Being greeted by Ashwathy from The Style Council who was the organizer of the event, we chatted and anxiously kept checking up on where the other bloggers were; stuck in traffic, getting their nails done in the car, or taking fashionably late to a whole new level. Discovering the antique pieces, I discover that most of them are handmade, from the paint to the glass blowing. After everyone’s arrival, Sophia Jawad - the founder of Tillys’ Closet presents us with a concise explanation on the new stilettos.
The Glow Brand; creating high fashion stilettos from Eco friendly, and enduring materials, which are particularly elastic and technically composed of hard and soft segments, they give it similar comfort as leather with the additional benefits of remaining crease free, even after continued wear. Having shoes in pink, blue, orange, green, and yellow – the colored spectrum is color coded as to different charity organizations in which a certain percentage of the profit goes to.
After her brief yet informative explanation, we all got a chance in trying some of the divine shoes that were portrayed on the shelves in the store. As for me, I didn’t try heels (I didn’t go all RuPaul drag race, I promise) I tried on a couple of loafers, not that I’m a big fan, but there were these gray, suede lined, loafers with a rose gold colored tie in the front – looked pretty to me, so I tried them on. Looking around, all I saw were ladies who I can proudly call family; Bahrains blogger family, the best of the best. Muneera Bubshait, Reem Buqais, Shoug Al - Ebrahim, Sarah Abdulghaffar, Georgina, and Ashwathy..
After taking several selfies, shoe pictures, as well as group pictures, some bloggers left. Sara, Reem, Muneera, and I were the only ones left. We all just had tea, scones, cakes, and chatted on how the blogger community has bloomed in the past few months. Other than that, the conversation escalated to how each one of us represented a member of the Sex and the City Girls… According to reem, I was Samantha (Sighs internally and prays for the sexual sins that I have not committed – yet)
Check out Tillys’ closet in Jawad Dome A.S.A.P! Their varied selection of footwear will literally leave your foot divine, and somewhat crystal encrusted.
Stay tuned for more posts on The Sartori Ali, until then…