I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.


styling & art direction SHINI PARK photography SHINI PARK & BRIAN LEAVY production BENJAMIN DEAMER project manager BRIAN LEAVY. in collaboration with BALLY


Python bucket bag – Bally ‘Paula’


“I love you a million cheese pizzas” is what I imagine my Valentine’s Day note would read, if I ever managed to live through this ‘holiday’ without wringing my eyeballs out. That message of course, represents everlasting, spell-binding, Disney-grade love. Because duh, pizza. Sprinkle in some love you a thousand glazed-donuts, tacos, cheese-fries…etc into the equation, and it means tonight we’re probably going to get it on. Alas, for the sake of professionalism we went for another line on this Valentine’s love-story we shot for Bally, but coincidentally one I hear every morning: Good morning, my love. (I however, cannot confirm whether my husband says this to his breakfast bowl or to me.)

Handwritten notes, before emails
patent iconic ‘B’ wallet BALLY


Mens stripe wallet & USB Keychain – Bally



Cherry-red accents and nude lips
clutch-bag BALLY


Joking aside, this year my husband and I mark our tenth year together, and as much as we love to hate on the commercial holidays, when I look back it had really been a decade of very happy unValentine’s days, with nine Valentine’s days in the midst. The timing is perfect, even if the very notion of the ‘holiday’ induces a mini barf, and if there ever was a brand out there that I would work with to ‘celebrate’ the actual day, it’d be Bally. Nonpretentious, gluten-free, grown up sort of love. A modern relationship that is all about good design and functionality. And a few pink bags strewn around just for the fun of it all because you know, glazed-donuts. So here’s my Bally love story, produced and photog-assisted by the two favourite boys that make my life easier (Brian and Ben), and composed by yours truly.

Cotton shirt and suede skirt – Bally RTW


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  1. aaaah shini, you look amazing! i’m glad you’re having a nice valentine’s!

  2. Wow, these bags are beautiful and I just love the romanticism of the shoot. The moving image at the end just tops it off perfectly.


  3. Happy Valentine’s Day! Lovely post. <3


  4. Amazing work, I adore you aesthetics!
    And that pink (lilac?) skirt is perfection <3

  5. Beautiful photograpy as usual. Look the little pink Bally clutch with my initial :D


  6. The GIF at the end of it is amazing!! <3
    So is your outfit, and the Bally bag, and everything about this post!

    Running White Horses | Fashion + Travel

  7. The styling and images are so beautiful! I love the cinemagraph at the end!


  8. I, myself, do contest to saying ‘I love you’ .. Whilst looking be intently at a chocolate cake I’ve spotted in the distance


  9. Happy Valentine day and congratulations!!


  10. wow beautiful photos!
    congrats on 10 years
    that’s amazing

  11. Danielle

    Beautiful post yet again and loving the GIF at the end <3

  12. The pictures are so bright and calm. I love the gif in the end, very creative.

  13. The pictures are so bright and calm. I love the gif in the end, very creative.

  14. ugh this is so beautiful. You are more and more creative every single time. And really, my valentine would say the same thing where pizza is interchangeable with donut holes.

  15. WOW, such a beautiful post! Love it all


  16. Char

    My tastes are very … singular. And I have an insatiable appetite for your blog.

    Lovely post! Really enjoyable, as always.

  17. Shini, the styling and photography is beautiful! That lilac skirt is eye candy and a half – what a stunning post. All the best to you and your husband…10 years is definitely something to celebrate, whether on Valentine’s Day or everyday!

    With love ♥︎ » Paris by Friday

  18. Beautiful post!


  19. Cee

    My best and here’s to many more happy years.

  20. Perfect photos! Love the colour of the walls and the decor!

    Helô, from Vestido do dia

  21. I feel my comments are becoming repetitive…WOAH, these pictures are stunning. I feel that a lot of blogs distill the essence of successful blogs out there and so a lot of blogs do tend to get a leeetle bit repetitive (feel mean saying that) but your blog is fresh and full of new ideas. love love

  22. Congratulations on your 10 years of marriage! Personally, I think everyday should be V-day with the person you love.

  23. Happy Valentine’s day and congratulations ^^

  24. Happy 10th ear anniversary!



  25. amazing all


  26. Gorgeous photography as usual, Shini.

  27. Beautiful photos! Love all this pastel colors and especially light pink wallet! Beautiful.

  28. I can’t stop salivating over this bag. Snakeskin is a big love (lust) of mine.

  29. Beautiful photos!! Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day!

    The MAMA Gazette

  30. You look great Shini, as always. Hope you had a great V-day!


  31. everything about this post was beautiful :)

  32. Beautiful!


  33. Oh it seems perfect xx

  34. Oh it seems perfect xx

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  36. Beautiful shots!!! Love it so much!

    Go check out my latest post on blog


  37. God, I’m totally in love with your blog. It never dissappoints.

  38. Out of all the blogs I read, yours really truly stand out! From your photos to your subjects, everything is always captured so beautifully. Thanks for sharing your great work!

    xo, Alice

  39. Ohh, I just want to crawl into this scene. Very beautiful all around!

  40. Gorgeous post.

  41. Melanie

    It was a time I loved Valentine’s Day. Now I’m not so enthusiastic about it. I guess it’s only a period in my life so I wait for the real love with the following V’Days.

  42. Ola

    You look really great!

  43. Beautiful post…


  44. Gros coup de coeur pour ton sac!
    J’adore la forme et la couleur!!!
    Il est PARFAIT! <3 <3 <3
    Un sac de plus sur ma wishlist!!!!
    Bonne journée

  45. Love this photo series and beautiful skirt.


  46. Amazing pictures! Beautiful!

    Best wishes,


  47. Everything was beautiful. I honestly love your blog to a million caramel macchiatos

    – rocionaval.blogspot.com x

  48. Thank you for your sharing.

  49. Like the pink and red one :)
    Maria V.

  50. That’s sweet!!!

  51. Candy

    so romantic!

  52. Great photos , i just love your blog !

  53. Beautiful images. Thank you.