A ROYAL TREAT
Three years ago, we had the honour to work with HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana for our 10th anniversary cover. It was a huge privilege and the whole crew was in awe with how professional and gorgeous HRH was in front of the camera – as if we were working with a top, professional model.
When it came time to decide who we would ask to grace our 13th anniversary cover, the decision was unanimous. After all, three years is a long time, and during this time HRH Princess Sirivannavari’s father – His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bod indra de bay a var an gkun, Rama X – had become the sovereign of Thailand. That makes HRH Princess Sirivannavari one of the most senior members of Thailand’s royal family, and it’s a role that she embraces in the most stylish, gracious and dedicated manner possible.
Meanwhile, HRH Princess Sirivannavari’s namesake fashion label has also been going from strength to strength with exciting new collections, her passion for horse riding has seen new heights, and to top it all off she recently received the prestigious Silpathorn Award by the Culture Ministry’s Office of Contemporary Art and Culture. Indeed, there was a lot to catch up with, and we were absolutely thrilled when we finally got the green light for an interview and photo shoot. Another highlight in this issue is the 2018 edition of “The Vanguards – 40 Under 40”, a tribute of sorts to 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are all trailblazers in their own right. We salute these men and women for their courage and conviction to successfully pursue their passions – and in doing so, earning the respect of their peers and everyone in Thai society.
As is customary, our annual WEDDINGS supplement is also published in September, packed with trends and inspiration to make your special day the most memorable of your life.
As we reach this 13-year milestone, it would be remiss of us not to thank our readers, clients, collaborators, partners, contributors and suppliers for your loyal and continued support.
We raise a glass to you all. Thank you from all of us!