Upon her arrival, our cover lady sits down with everyone for a quick bite before the shoot starts. Momentarily, we’re distracted—everyone is dumbstruck by Waan Pithansombat Booth’s beautiful smile. She cuts a striking figure. Her hairdo and make-up have been kept to a minimum; this is a woman who doesn’t need to doll up to look good. The photo shoot at Atelier Mayasura, her small and cosy new outlet for vintage furniture on Sukhumvit Soi 31, takes up the entire day. Some of the shots are taken outside as the sun beats down, yet Waan never utters a single word of complaint. Instead, her welcoming personality and sense of humour—something her store is definitely reflective of—make the day fun and less arduous for everyone involved. Throughout, she’s confident in front of the camera. With effortless pose segueing into effortless pose, and with little direction from the photographer, it seems like Waan has been doing this for years.

 

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