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.
We shot this last year and as I said - a little difficult to track down the PDF or hard copy of the magazine. Brendan sent me the images. Sharing is caring. Without having the actual tears means I don't have my credits for what I used - BUT (don't cha love a big but?) I have some consistency of what I use in my work:
Dermalogica - EVERYONE in my chair gets this before we begin makeup.
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.
If you watch the behind the seams video you will realize that it was a windy day in Paris and hairspray was a waste of time so I stopped using it at one point. I could have chosen to shellac her hair in place but I personally love movement in the hair and loading up on hair products gives the hair a helmet effect; that is not how I do hair, I prefer effortless beauty. Tres chic.
Photography by Brendan Zhang and styling / creative direction by Furqan Saini.
Click the above image for a closer look at the credits. Sadly, you can't buy ELLE Singapore online yet but there are other ELLE franchises you can find on Ziniofor purchase. See more of this spread here.
Yes - I did the makeup too. Hair was taken care of by the cold pool of water; poor thing almost left with hypothermia. Glam life of a model. (We tried to keep her warm but blow-dryers near pools make people nervous)
E minor, 3rd movement shot by Alvin Tangfor ALEXIS magazine
[I'm getting emails inquiring about the shine on her cheek: a combo of Soap & Glory's Solar Powder with Jemma Kidd All Over Dewy Glow and Alvin's wicked lighting]
This series I used human hair extensions that I had coloured. Since I live in Singapore this type of hair colour is not easy to find. I tried contacting hair colour companies to ask them if they could provide me with the crazy colours I needed to colour the hair. No one emailed me back... well being a creative genius *cough* I used fabric dye to prep the hair.DYLON is the fabric dye that I used. I caution you if you get the idea to attempt this on your own hair: some of the human hair pieces turned like cotton candy. I did NOT pre-bleach them. If you want this on your own hair get some MANIC PANIC.
Oh yea! I did the cover too! Shot by Chuck Reyes. The spreads are not one page long so if you want to see the full editorial spreads grab your copy of ALEXIS at various stores in Singapore or for international orders, online atALEXIS Magazine dot com
We joked that this was the 'Andrea' issue. It's kind of like my new revamped portfolio. [Thanks ALEXIS!]
Speaking of jeanius, a denim story in Seventeen Singapore, January issue creative direction Furqan Saini, photography Alecia Neo.
I used the same fabirc-dyed hair extentions for a splash of blue.
When I was home in Canada for a month I bought some Sally Hansen denim nail strips, if you look close you can see them. Man, nails have certainly gone to the next level haven't they?
PS - also in one of my latest bodies of work there was the work I did on the web series: Orphan. Check that out here.
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."