All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire [as seen on Stylin' Gypsies and So Chic] hair & make up artist/freelance beauty writer dips her fingers into the latest trends and brings you the coveted best and how-tos.
photography: Brendan Zhang styling: Furqan Saini hair & makeup: Andrea Claire -sadly the magazine forgot to add in my credits. Win some/lose some - and I forgot all that I used since it was shot ages ago. For sure I used Dermalogica skincare and FACEatelier foundation... if I find my notes I will update you...
LOVE the lighting. That's Brendan for you. Talented guy.
This is behind the scenes of a cover shoot with Inspire Travel & Leisure magazine. You cannot find this mag on regular newsstands
I love shooting in Singapore. Yes, it's small but the locations are endless! Here we are at Rasa Sentosa Shangri-Lawhere you never know who might be there. [notice the monkeys]
The rooms at Rasa Sentosa are beautiful, and I believe all with a waterfront view... Always check out hotel websites for specials [Rasa's here]and with the growing popularity of Staycations, as a local resident you may find great deals for a vaca minutes from your house!
The restaurant, Barnacles has a weekend great brunch reputation AND if you stay for brunch you are invited to hang by the pool! [hint: waterslides for small children] We haven't brunched here yet but we have brunched at Rasa's sister hotel the Shangri-La on Orchard - um... best brunch to date.
"Barnacles Restaurant offers an inviting waterfront dining spot with panoramic view of the South China Sea. Western and Chinese kitchens present a wide selection of dishes, including fresh seafood and grills.
Dine al fresco for a view of the sun setting on the horizon and enjoy the sea breeze and lush greenery. A stroller band entertains daily at selected times of the evening.
The Sunday Garden Party by the Sea is ideal for families. It offers a dedicated buffet section and activities for children with a choice of outdoor-waterfront or indoor dining in cosy surroundings."
Credits on our cover shoot:
Photography: the uber talented, Justin Jonah Ng
Styling/Creative Direction: Furqan Saini assisted by Amanda Tan
Models: Diego and Iuliana [cool model fact: Diego is a veterinarian!]
"INSPIRE TRAVEL is the definitive road map to the world of premium travel for the affluent travellers we term ‘Power Trippers’. A quarterly magazine, filled with travel, leisure, arts, style, sports and personality reports that are carefully reviewed and selected for every issue."