We met this Matcha Mami a little over a year ago at a Nike Women’s event and her style is what captivated us. Check out our interview with the ever so cozy Sunflower Valentine!
Name: Valentina Padilla
Where are you from? Born in Venezuela, raised in Queens, currently residing in Brooklyn
What's your favorite sneaker? My favorite sneaker is the Nike Air Max Atmos 1
Why? The Tiffany blue has got to be one of my favorite colors in the whole wide spectrum! Pairing the traditional 'feminine' categorized color with an elephant print, black and overall suede look is phenomenal! And the fact that so many men go after the coveted sneaker is even better! It was so difficult to find my size but I did and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
What do you think of the current state of female sneaker culture? I believe the stae of the female sneaker culture is everchanging right now and definitely growing! I appreciate the growth but alot of it is attributed to 'hype', which tends to die down once something is not 'hype' anymore. The female sneaker culture is so underground in my opinion and the faces that are being chosen to represent us right now are just not the right ones. Granted it gets the shoe market up and running but it loses its sole value at the end of the day, or atleast takes away from some of it.
Lastly, how do you incorporate sneakers into your daily wardrobe? I incorporate it to be the basis of what my entire outfit will be. It is the main reason I even think about what I am going to wear the next day. My sneakers put the whole outfit together!
Be sure to keep up Valentina on the go @sunflowervalentine on Instagram.