Celebrating One Month In Singapore!

Nin9 Studios Social and Style

// Photos by Nin9 Studios // MAU – Gayathri Menon//

Today is our one month anniversary in Singapore! The wonderful friends we have made in SG have made Singapore feel like home. So many people have welcomed us with open arms and gone out of their way to help us settle in. For me, blogging has been a great way to meet like minded creative people and entrepreneurs. I feel blessed to have connected with one of the most talented photographers and makeup artists I have ever worked with, Vinod and Hetal from Nin9 Studios and Makeup and Hair artist – Gayathri Menon. When I mentioned to them my one month in Singapore was coming up, we decided to celebrate! We came up with the idea to do a photo shoot at the iconic National Gallery of Singapore. Thanks to Rent A Dress SG, I was able to find the perfect Badgley Mischka dress for the occasion. Since my Instagram and Snap fam helped me pick this dress, I wanted to say thank you by sharing a 15% off code ‘SOCIALANDSTYLE15’ for any purchases from Rent A Dress SG over $50. I will always remember this celebration and wanted to share more about my dream team!

Celebrating One Month In Singapore: Meet the Dream Team!

  • Nin9 Studios – When it comes to photography, I am extremely picky. I’ve learned the most important thing about finding the right photographer is the ability to connect with each other. You have to click personality and style wise. The power couple husband-and-wife team, Vinod and Hetal, went above and beyond to understand my personality, vision, and how to make the photos amazing! Vinod is not only an accomplished photographer, but also great at understanding how to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. Through Hetal, I learned about the work that goes into editing and post production. We selected our favorite photos together and they worked with me to understand the style I was looking for: natural yet glam!
  • Gayathri Menon MAU – When your makeup artist looks like a model even with minimal makeup, you know you are in good hands. Given I’m not a big fan of heavy makeup or contour, Gayathri worked with me to understand the look I envisioned. She also provided helpful suggestions, given her deep experience, on how to make the look pop! I also appreciated the light handed approach to Gayathri’s makeup application and hair styling.
  • Rent a Dress Singapore –  Frustrated with the sheer waste and cost of expensive dresses that are bought and left hanging in her closet, Shuen (Founder of Rent A Dress) set out to bridge the gap between designers and consumers by making them as accessible to each other as possible. With Rent A Dress, women can spend their money wisely and invest in good classic pieces, while renting contemporary styles at a fraction of the price! Use the 15% off code ‘SOCIALANDSTYLE15’ for any purchase from Rent A Dress SG over $50!
  • National Gallery of Singapore – National Gallery is Singapore’s visual arts institution which houses the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is dedicated to collaborative research, education and exhibitions while highlighting the importance of modern art in Southeast Asia in a global context. The Gallery also provides a unique visitor experience through its outstanding collections and innovative programming, positioning Singapore as a regional and international hub for the visual arts.

Gayatri Menon MUA

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  1. This is so dreamy !!!!

  2. Sonia says:

    I follow your Insta stories and you are crushing it in Singapore.

  3. Pictures are so beautiful and that dress is gorgeous Kamana

  4. Preeti bajaj says:

    Wow.. Looking absolutely gorgeous Kamana! Glad you are enjoying Singapore💕

  5. You look amazing Kamana. Love the quality of that dress, looks satin, sateen, shines!!! Congrats on surviving a month, you’re very brave. I’m so afraid of change, I may need some tips on moving as it may be around the corner. :-(
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