THE VALENTINO OPENING

Who run the world? Valentino! Under the creative genius and helm of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo - Valentino has seen a major resurgence in the industry. As such, it only makes sense for them to expand their worldwide retail network. And this newly minted concept store at Marina Bay Sands is no exception of the fount of creativity this duo has.

The shop combines old and new - generating a Palazzo atmosphere that veers away from a pure showroom and brings to life a new retail architectural format in place of a more traditional boutique structure.  Heritage and modern style co-exist in this space, in a way that is not nostalgic but filled with memories both old and new. I'm just in love with the materials used that exudes and oozes luxury - grey terrazzo with carrara chippings, marble, glass, thick leather, and soft carpets.

When inside, you can't help but feel at home - dreaming of a walk-in closet of sorts where the design fully complements the fashion.  Well, so much so in love that I couldn't help but lust after these gorgeous boots from the Spring-Summer 2016 collection. In true Valentino form - a design that is classic and modern evoking a sense of dainty elegance that is fully romantic.

Just love that subtle butterfly detail on such a classic fashion boots staple. Genius!


OUTFIT 1: Gucci Rings, Valentino Boots, Topman Jeans.

STYLING: Aela Abalos