Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Walking inside Marina Bay Sands(MBS) is a stroll in the park.  MBS has two sides, one is the hotel ( which by the way has towers 1-3) while the other is the convention area(where the main luxury brands are located). I decided to take a look around while killing time and try to check out the latest window displays.  Saw the YSL muse 2 in multicolor and was quite disappointed to see its size.  The colors are as good as the ones you see in the latest fashion editorial in international glossies, leather is excellent but the size is complimentary to those who are petite.  Definitely not functional but excellent to play and display.  As I got out of the store, I was distracted by the size of a shoe which I remember correctly has already been marked in history.  Low and behold beside the escalator was this colossal masterpiece by Salvatore Ferragamo.   The replica is the legendary rainbow sandal which was built in 1938 for hollywood icon Judy Garland(Wizard of Oz).  The original piece can be seen at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo Situated in Florence, on the basement of Palazzo Spini Feroni, Via Tornabuoni n. 2. Opened to the public in 1995, the museum was built as an homage to showcase Ferragamo's exceptional artistry and relevance in the history of shoe design and global fashion.   Indeed, this is proof that the highest level of artistic expositions and brilliance in design produce fantastic masterpieces worth living for.   And as the saying goes, "great shoes do come a long way."

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