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.


creative direction SHINI PARK photography assistance SIMON SCHMIDT styling TEAM PARK & CUBE in collaboration with MoËt et Chandon

Long time readers will understand if I said I had to skim ‘Dummy’s Guide to: Partying and Generally Having a Jolly Good Time with Friends Without Involving a LAN Cable or Pizza Pockets’ before shooting this feature. This is all foreign territory, this 1) having this many friends at one go and 2) being out after 8PM – latter not because of stellar home education (‘a lady should not be seen mingling in the darkness’ – said mum) but because I believe I’m just not programmed to function in such interactive settings, someone somewhere just forgot to install that patch for me.

Dress – Tata Naka.



Man, was I wrong. Regardless of inherent awkwardness, what matters are the people you are with, and how many somersaults you can do in your full gown before gold glitter gets into every crevice of your body. GLITTER DOES NOT COME OFF, PEOPLE. Not sure how I learn this at age 28. With the help of Sarah, the prettiest girl in the world I’m sure you’ll agree, and my trusty editorial partner Brian, the forever adventurist & babe-magnet, we celebrated the NOW, with Moët et Chandon.

It’s soon time for the New Year, New Me bullshit, but before that, remember to Open the Now with the people you love most, and don’t forget to let live a little, engage in some good-hearted tomfoolery!

And of course, drink responsibly.

Sarah wears: dress – Self Portrait





Bustier – ASOS. Skirt – Razan Alazzouni. Shoes – HOGAN





Sarah wears: Dress by Todd Lynn


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  1. All I have to say is, “YASSSS SHINI MAMA YASSSSSS WERK.”

  2. Happy New Year Shini!!

  3. Such pretty night shots for a delicious champagne!

    Agnes x


  4. I love these photos! This is such a fun post!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  5. Love the black and white dress!

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  6. Love the platform sneakers with the dress!

  7. love you NOW. ! xoxoox


  8. Love Sarah’s dress and your skirt.. and nopeee. glitter doesn’t come off.. little buggers..


  9. Such a fun post! Now I wanna go out and party, but it is so late, everyone is sleeping and preparing for work. And for this sentence:”New Year, New Me bullshit” – I love you for that one, darling! :*


  10. Amazing editorial! LOVE the vibe!!! <3

  11. Love all the shots!!!!
    Plus, shoes are the highlight!

  12. Looks like you have so much fun. :)


  13. Vicky

    The pictures are so gorgeous! love the whole set-up!

    Happy Holidays!!!
    Vicky // The Golden Bun

  14. I love these photos! Looks like you’ve had so much fun shooting them :-)
    Love, Kathleen

  15. Fantastic photos, Black and white will be perfect combination.
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  16. Gorgeous photos! You look absolutely incredible!

    Shot From The Street

  17. Gorgeous photos! You look absolutely incredible!

    Shot From The Street

  18. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Simply fabulous . . . And festively beautiful as always!

    Merry Christmas & happy New year

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  19. Ah this shoot looks like so much fun and I love every look. Happy holidays Shini! :)


  20. Love these! So festive! Makes me want to stop being an old lady and go out at night haha :)

  21. It looks like going out after dark suits you, such fun-filled photos!

    Have a good Christmas Shini!!

    Vikki, xx

  22. Hahaha~ you Open The Now all day everyday based on those snapchat moments XD.

  23. Hahaha~ you Open The Now all day everyday based on those snapchat moments XD.

  24. Jane

    Look at the bubbles! They were captured just perfectly! Love your photos, Shini. They are always been such inspirations to me :)

  25. Herbert

    Reading your blog makes me feel relaxed!

  26. uh okay this is officially the best party around! I loved seeing the snaps behind this shoot btw. Hope you took some time off and have a happy new year!

    PS – Saw your snap (I sound creepy) on Flesh and Bone… oh gosh, I watched it all in one day. BEST EVA.

  27. You always seem to capture the aesthetic you are going for. The fun easygoing vibe has me wanting to PARTY! Happy holidays and a happy new year!


  28. amazing pics!


  29. Oh you’re all total babes, my goodness. Celebrating the now sure looks pretty af! Amazing shots, and dresses!

  30. love this holiday vibe!


  31. Great editorial!! <3

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.com

  32. Amazing party photos~~~~ Can’t tell how much i love them <3

    Thank you for great photos as always

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  33. Love your style! Best New Year wished from Sweden

    Arethé Stockholm

  34. I absolutely love this!! The colors are so soft!

  35. Love the style, simple and modern!

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  37. A really nice shot with a lot of colours, thanks for your post

  38. A really nice shot with a lot of colours, thanks for your post

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    Loving the photos. Beautiful picture dear. Great post!

  40. love this!!

  41. I love how you paired long gown and sneakers for such a modern party look.

  42. Great Post its fun :)

  43. Cindy

    stunning party dress!

  44. Love the way you showed how much great time you had, trough photos!

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  46. oh. amazing <3
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  47. I like that girl, she’s so beautyful

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