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Fashion The Sleek & Monochrome Style Of Nicole Singam

The Sleek & Monochrome Style Of Nicole Singam

Cover graphic by Amir Rashid.
Cover graphic by Amir Rashid.
By Aina Izzah
By Aina Izzah
August 01, 2019
The intrepid navigator of career and personal milestones takes on her days in an understated yet modish wardrobe of power ensembles, including a versatile blazer.
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

Having returned to Malaysia after spending years in Auckland, it's all in a day's work for stylish Nicole Singam, who's adapting to local business culture while managing an independent insurance loss adjusting and investigation company.

Making a foothold in the corporate world has instilled in her dress code an aesthetic of classic meets monochromatic, embellished with a touch of quirk spurred from a love for fashion. Nicole conveys these exciting times with a black and white blazer that functions as her power look by day, and smart-casual essential by night.

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

1/6 Can you describe your style?

My style carries a fairly classic neutral colour palette with an assortment of timeless pieces that will weather many seasons. My look is typically effortlessly chic with a pop of colour to elevate a somewhat bland outfit into something glamorous with a touch of pizzazz.

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

2/6 How do you plan your wardrobe?

The way I dress is far more intuitive than strategised. Nevertheless, depending on the event I’m attending, I do plan ahead to ensure that the fitting is perfect and tailored well.

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Nicole is inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama for her independence and courage. (Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler)

3/6 What are your 3 wardrobe essentials?

The must-haves in my wardrobe is a classic black leather handbag with gold accents, a crisp white Oxford shirt and a signature perfume scent.

Nicole wore Chanel Nail Le Vernis polish for its "soft and ladylike" shade. (Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler)
Nicole wore Chanel Nail Le Vernis polish for its "soft and ladylike" shade. (Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler)

4/6 What’s the most cherished accessory that you’ve had?

My Tiffany 1837 Interlocking ring that was gifted to me by someone very special in my life, it holds a beautiful memory everytime I wear it.  

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

5/6 Is there a style trend that you dislike?

I don’t subscribe to trends, hence I do not have an opinion. If Vogue is to be believed on the topic, French women, who we are all so quick to admire, don't care as much about what's being shown at fashion week as they do about what makes sense for their body type and lifestyle.

To each their own, I’ll say.

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

Swipe up and down to go from Nicole's day to night look.

6/6 Do you have a style icon?

I have always adored Megan Markle’s style which has evolved beautifully over the last few years, from adorning crisp collared shirts often paired with a pencil skirt or tailored trousers to royal gowns. She has managed to remain effortlessly classy.  

 

How do you style your staple blazer for day and night?

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

A black and white blazer from Michael Kors. 

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

Get the day look

Bag by Mel & Molly. 

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

Get the night look

Bag by Chanel. 

Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler
Photo credit: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler

Get the night look

An elegant necklace with a cluster of white diamonds. 

 

Cover graphic by Amir Rashid. Grab a copy of Malaysia Tatler's August Issue 2019 for the full interview, or subscribe to our digital issue

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