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story Park & Cube
in collaboration with Park Hyatt Mallorca

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creative direction SHINI PARK styling & photography assistance SIMON SCHMIDT
Off-the-shoulder top – Ghost. Navy shirt – Charlie May. Skirt- Back. Sandals – ATP Atelier

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t-shirt OVER AND UNDER jumpsuit GHOST necklace EFFRA choker MUM’s VINTAGE necklace BYALONA

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hoops MARIA BLACK earring CADENZZA dress GHOST silk scarf WESTON

Silk Coverup – Ghost. Swimsuit – Huit8. Choker – Mum’s vintage. BYALONA

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visit the spa, if only for interior design therapy
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Urbanización Atalaya de Canyamel, Vial A, 12, 07589
+34 871 81 12 34
mallorca.park.hyatt.com

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Final Destination

Mallorca is trying to shed its stag-do/first-teenage-expedition reputation and Park Hyatt Mallorca resort (their first in Europe) might just be the place to finally put the idea to bed. Just two months ago the first bed was fitted, the first Mallorquín-sourced stone walls to receive an inauguration from the summer sun, and the first fistful of Bottega Veneta bath products distributed across the 142 rooms and 16 suites. On arrival, we are momentarily confused as the car pulls up to what looks like another village on the island – complete with an amorous, leafy plaza, a cluster of restaurants and a handsome tapas bar – until our bags disappear up a hill on a golf cart driven by a tanned porter in white uniform.

We are received in a setting quite like a members’ club lounge (a signature Hyatt welcome), lined with ebony bookcases stocked with the works of Morello and Cernuda – not yet quite dusty. Our rooms, as airy as the breeze outside: a symphony of calming hues and modern fixtures. ‘Hola Shini Park’, read the service iPad, and our thumbprints break the room’s cherry. Moments after I unpack and splash some water on my face, the terrace lures me to a front-row seat to a sunset that blazes the pink walls in orange ember*. Practically a balm after what had possibly been the most ludicrous airport jaunts of my life (you may have witnessed me and Simon progressively turn nuts in the
span of 12h wait before the next available flight). Tomorrow,
a chorizo-scrambled eggs breakfast and an afternoon
by the heated pools await…

*Only if we could toss Gatwick Express and the lot
into that fire.

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head scarf WESTON dress GHOST boots MIUMIU

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straw hat H&M palazzo trousers NEXT (SIMILAR)

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jumpsuit GHOST boots MIUMIU necklaces AS BEFORE

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Track and field
Three ways to style the Nike Cortez
creative direction SHINI PARK photography & styling TEAM PARK & CUBE in collaboration with Nike

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shirt DAGMAR silk black top MALENE ODDERSHEE BACH skirt KIOMI trainers NIKE ‘CORTEZ’

Gone are those days when my hooves – tad tall for the day’s purposes – made odd Christmas-tree shaped marks in the pavement on a hot summer day. Banished, are the thoughts that fleeted into my post-adolescent, under-cooked brain, teasing with a very useless idea of purchasing stripper heels with a 3-inch perspex platform and a goldfish residing under each foot (or dollar-note tips, whichever). You know, kids and their insecurities, one of mine were: short, Asian legs. My early twenties was in fact, punctuated with poor choice in footwear: cheap ‘leather’ glued with ‘wood’, and heels generally too high for my/my immediate surroundings’ own good. And to think of all the things I could’ve done had I been a little closer to earth – all the buses I could’ve caught, the nights I could’ve slept indoors had I not given up on walking home on the bloody stumps I called feet…

Perhaps it’s life’s Yin & Yang, but now I own a UberXL-load of sneakers in varying shapes and sizes, a hefty bunch Nike’s – naturally. All made for a ‘track’ or another (the Cortez originally a running shoe), but worn beating down London pavements and chasing buses (and catching them for once). Insecurities are re-allocated (cellulite, taxes), but I’m glad to say that for the past few years I’ve been sleeping indoors every night, thanks to this obsession for trainers. The Nike ‘Cortez‘, returning since its original debut in 1972 and then 1994 in Forrest Gump, is new to the family. No plans yet to run cross-country in them but here’s three ways you can at least get to the next meeting without hailing down a black cab.

Gentle colour-blocking works famously when layering basics: sleeveless top TODD LYNN skirt STELLA MCCARTNEY trousers COS trainers NIKE ‘CORTEZ’

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Sporty, but not for sports. Top off with statement jewellerydress FILIPPA K cardigan MANDKHAI earrings ASOS NIKE ‘CORTEZ’

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Lots of legs (read: Angelina Jolie slit) to balance out the casual : red dress KIRSTY WARD black dress BACK BY ANN SOFIE BACK trainers NIKE ‘CORTEZ’

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dress FILIPPA K cardigan MANDKHAI earrings ASOS NIKE ‘CORTEZ’