Yeesus Proposes: See Kim Kardashian's Whopping 15- Carat Engagement Ring

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wowza! Look at that rock!

Kanye West finally popped the question to Kim K on Monday night at San Francisco's AT&T Park (yep, he used the Jumbotron and everything which is so ridiculously tacky but sweet none the less) with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz stunner. The only view we've gotten of the mega ring is via Instagram, meaning it's hard to see clearly. But one thing is for sure: Kim downsized from her first engagement ring.

Kim's last ring, given to her by Kris Humphries, was 20 Carats and worth 800 thousand USD

Jewelry & Accessories from Paris Fashion Week: Roberto Cavali RTW Spring/Summer '14

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Very rarely am I absolutely IN LOVE with fashion show jewelry because they are usually over-the-top and not for the average consumer. But when I saw the shots from the Cavalli show at Paris Fashion Week, I was stunned. I love the colors, the textures and the details and I am sure you will, too!

So, let's get started with LavalierDubai's top jewelry, bags and accessories from Roberto Cavalli. Here are the highlights:

  • Earth-tone colors (browns, bronzes, tans, warm grays, and warm greens)
  • Oversized statement necklaces and bangles
  • Tassels, tassels and more tassels
  • Clutches rather than over-sized totes
  • Slave Bracelets (Bracelets connected to rings)

Reader Submitted Review: Celine Luggage Replica

One of our awesome readers, who would like to remain anonymous, found our blog and decided to submit her own bag review for people in the market for a replica Celine Luggage bag (aka. the hottest IT bag of the season).

Just a note before I start, although I do not condone the purchase of replica designer items, I do understand that people will buy them anyway, regardless of its illegality. I also know that people want to buy authentic bags on sites like Ebay or but can't differentiate a replica from an authentic products. This blog post aims to help people avoid getting ripped off, not to promote buying replica designer goods.

"Hi HH,
I came to Dubai for work and decided to do a little shopping on my off-time. I was in the market for a replica wallet and maybe a faux Rolex watch and heard that Dubai has the best selection in the Middle East. So, I asked around and was told to go to K****a market as they have the largest selection. After looking around, I didn't find anything worth buying. In fact, all the items were rather sub-par and you can spot them a mile away. I asked around for some quality bags and a man told me to follow him into the store. I know Dubai is a safe place and they wouldn't mug/kill me so I went with him (I wouldn't recommend doing that in any other city, though!). I walked in to what seems to be the mother-load of replica bags. I mean they had it ALL! Bags, Wallets, iPhone accessories, jewelry, sunglasses and shoes! I've never seen such a huge collection of watches. They had all the designers: Fendi, Chanel, Prada, Celine, just to name a few.

I looked around for what seemed to be hours and finally decided on the Replica Celine Luggage. I was hesitant at first because it was really pricey... $630!!!!! But it was in the "AAA Quality" section of the store and I was assured the snake skin was real. I also got scared because I've never seen this color combos on the Celine website. But I got it because of the leather! It's so smoooooth. I've attached some pictures and wanted your opinion. In all honesty, I've never seen a real Celine so I wouldn't know if I got ripped off or got a good replica. Let me know!"

Thank you so much Anonymous for submitting your review!

From the pictures. I can see that the bag is pretty good quality. The leather seems smooth just like the original but I have a few comments:

  • From what I can see, the logo seems a bit thiner and longer than the original. Also, the "S" in Paris is bigger than the rest of the letters (much bigger)
  • The stitching seems amazing... 100% spot on
  • I've asked a friend if the snake skin looks real, and he said yes, it's a dyed Burmese Python. But he won't be able to be sure as he hasn't felt it. If it feels flaky and smooth, then it's most likely real
  • The zipper holder is thicker than the real one

Check out some up-close pictures of a real Celine:

Now, the replica bag from our reader:

If you have questions or would like to submit a review, email us at

Jewelry & Accessories from Paris Fashion Week: Chanel RTW Spring/Summer '14

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Spring/ Summer 2014 jewelry styles are finally out as Paris Fashion Week comes to a close. There are such exciting jewelry trends coming your way and I can't wait to start purchasing for LavalierDubai

So, let's get started with LavalierDubai's top jewelry, bags and accessories from Chanel. Here are the highlights:
  • Over-sized bangles (that are the same kind, no assortments)
  • Backpacks (who knew those will be on the runway?)
  • Fabric handbags (hopefully less pricy for the average shopper)
  • Over-sized pearls (earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings)
  • Mini patent leather cross-over bags (small enough to fit only your cell phone!) 
  • Lots of embellished fingerless gloves

Manhattan Grill in Dubai: Awesome Place for Steak and a First Date!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Last night, my husband and I went to dinner with our friends from out-of-town who were staying at the Grand Hyatt near Wafi Mall. Since they were exhausted from a long days' worth of fun Dubai activities, we decided to dine at the Manhattan Grill, located on the second floor of the huge hotel.

This was the first time I've ever been to or even seen this hotel and let me tell you, it is MASSIVE!

Here are the specs:
  • It's a whopping 37 acres of land
  • 674 hotel rooms and suites
  • 186 residential apartments
  • 14 restaurants & Bars
  • Award-winning Ahasees Spa & Club
  • Indoor & outdoor swimming pools
  • Golf & Tennis courses
We decided to spend our evening at the Manhattan Grill since I had The Entertainer Coupons. The small restaurant was not as packed as I thought it would be and has a very romantic feel. It has a terrace but wasn't big enough to accommodate 12 people, so we opted to stay inside.
Where all the magic happens
Food Quality
We were given a complementary soup to start off the meal which was in a huge bowl but the portion was so ridiculously tiny that I finished it in 3 scoops! The steaks were cooked to perfection and the side orders were also heavenly. My Nebraska Bone Off Prime Rib Eye was the best I've ever had and I got some mashed potatoes and steamed veggies on the side. One of my friends ordered a steak well-done but got it quite bloody which was unfortunate.

Is this supposed to be an appetizer?!
Nom Nom Nom... Yummy Boneless Prime Rib Eye
If I had to rate the service out of 10, 10 being impeccable, Manhattan Grill would get a 9. We were seated promptly, the drinks, appetizers and food arrived within 30 minutes of ordering. If you lived in Dubai as long as I have, 30 minutes is nothing compared to other restaurants that take up to 1 hour to get the food out. The waiters were very hospitable and kept their calm as 12 hungry people were ordering.

I must admit the prices are the highest I've seen in a while. The starting price of the steaks was from 200 AED ($55) and upwards. The cheapest item on the menu was the fish, but who goes to a steak house to eat fish? The win was also expensive and we downed a few bottles. Even the side dishes were expensive: a small bowl of mashed potatoes was 20 AED ($5). If you are going there, make sure you get some extra cash with you.

Menu Items & Prices
All in all, it was a great meal with a great group of friends and I enjoyed every minute of it. The only thing I could complain about that it was empty and kind of dead, with only 3 tables other than ours. There was also no music or any kind of ambiance, which is OK by me as I hate going to places where I can't hear anyone talking.

Here are the details:

Open 7 days a week
Lunch: 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm to 11:30pm (until 12:00am on Thursdays and Fridays)
Closed for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays
24-hour valet service free of charge Smart casual attire
To reserve, call +971 4 317 2222 or visit

If you have any reviews or have visited this restaurant before, send us an email us at and tell us what you think.

Real vs. Fake Gucci Soho Shoulder Leather Satchel

Whether you like them or not, replica designer handbags are everywhere! It was estimated that 80% of bags carried my men and women in Dubai are actually fake, an odd statistic seeing that people in the UAE have the highest household incomes and quality of life in the Middle East.

Some women can't afford to splurge thousands of dirhams on a designer bag and opt to get a replica instead.

But there are so many bad knock-offs out there and it's hard to tell what you're going to get if you buy a replica purse online. That's why I introduced a new review segment to LavalierDubai called: Real vs. Fake.

For this post, I'm going with the Gucci Soho Shoulder Leather Bag in light pink (real) and black (fake).  

*Just a quick note here, I wasn't able to find the exact replica online but this is the closest I can get. If you have a replica Gucci Soho Shoulder Leather Bag, send us your review to*

Here are the real specs of the bag:

  • Material: Leather
  • Measurement: (Approximately) Length 52cm; Height 31cm; Width 18cm; Handle drop 24cm
  • Retail Price: 7,765 AED ($2,115) on Reebonz.
Let's start with the real deal:

Now, the replica Gucci purse from Bagaholics (Selling price: 319USD):

I've never shopped at Bagaholics and I do own an original Gucci. The inside of the replica looks exactly like my real one. The inside fabric is almost identical in texture and color! The Gucci logo on the inside rim isn't straight which worries me but the stitching is well done. Also, the interlocking G is way too puffy on the replica, while the real one is flat.

It's not the best knock-off Gucci in the world and some designer bag enthusiasts might be able to detect it's fake.

Now, it's your turn: what do you think of this replica bag? Let us know in the comments section below or email us at