For this issue’s cover shoot we were warmly welcomed at one of Bangkok’s most exclusive serviced residences, the Oriental Residence on Wireless Road, a fantastic location for shooting glamour photography thanks to its chic but timeless style and design.
Our cover lady, Maliwan Prayongphan, founder of bespoke lingerie brand, arrived at the luxurious two-bedroom suite with an entourage that included her close friend and well-known celebrity Naovarat Yuktanant, a hair stylist, make-up artist and her assistants—who for the duration of the day were not only at her beck and call but also kept a close eye on the vast collection of lovely jewellery she brought.
It took a while for Maliwan to finish prepping but once ready she jumped straight into the photo shoot with enthusiasm. Rocking glamorous outfits—many from her own extensive wardrobe—by high-end brands such as Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and a unique ensemble from Hermes, the former flight attendant glided through each shot with great poise.
Conducting a cover shoot can be fun but it can also be a long and tiring day for everyone involved. Having commenced the photo shoot later than scheduled, it was not until sunset that Maliwan was able to indulge in a proper meal, but there were no complaints from our cover star. The day wrapped up with her discussing her career journey and life as a whole.
Stay tuned on ThailandTatler.com for the full feature on Maliwan Prayongphan and find the January 2019 print copy of Thailand Tatler on newsstands this month.
Photographer: Chaiwat Kungsamrith
Styling: Titivalai Srilamethong
Hair: Thunyaporn Kumphen
Make-Up: Suriyun Pothong
Location: Oriental Residence