Tinakorn Asvarak, Managing Director of Kudo Co., Ltd., values more than all else his freedom. Glamor meets up with one of the most successful event organizers in Thailand while he busily prepares the event “Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen’s 80th Birthday Anniversary” at Central World.
Kittinuch (Gloy) and Kittinart (Gib) Amatayakul are twins who share a passion for design. We chill out and chat with two up-and-coming creatives.
Gloy studies jewelry design and Gib fabric design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. As an intern at Beauty Gems, Gloy has had opportunity to design a pendant commemorating His Majesty’s 85th birthday celebrations
Chindapa Boonyagorn, owner of Audrine vintage online shop, is a celebrity who certainly merits the title ‘legally glam’. Glamor has a chat to find out how she manages to combine a love for both law and fashion.
Genji restaurant takes inspiration from a literary classic to create superb Japanese cuisine.
Genji is named after The Tale of Genji, written by an aristocrat of the Japanese imperial court and considered by many to be the world’s first novel. The restaurant, located at Swissotel Nai Lert Park, certainly lives up to its noble heritage. At its helm is Phollawud Bodiratnangkura, or Tat, who as creative director tends to every detail such as the venue’s authentic Japanese design.
Tat explains further: “Coming from a family with years of experience in the food and beverage business, I think it’s natural I have a great interest in food and running a restaurant. However, what makes Genji unique is its true Japanese ambience.”
Srisuphang Morris takes great pride in learning about everything she does. Glamor chats with her about just what it means to know something by heart.
Srisuphang Morris begins with a clear assertion: “I believe that before you can go and tell others what to do, you need to know it yourself.”
Even as a youngster she took everything she did seriously. “When I was a teenager I had a friend who lived in Chakrawad near Saphan Han. Her dressmaker lived close by, so whenever I went over we would have dresses made. Then I got interested in learning dressmaking. The end result was a dress suit. It was perfect for me because I made it myself. When people commented that it was so nice, I was very proud and I would tell them that I made it myself. However, it was the only dress I ever made. Learning to make the dress I realized that measurements need to be taken seriously to make a dress fit perfectly. And now that I know this, I can tell a dressmaker exactly what I want.”
Just what happens behind the scenes when you have Bangkok’s hottest celebrities together for a fashion show set up?
Wanpen Jermprapai is CEO of Chamchan Health and Beauty Institute and president of Cisco Engineering Co., Ltd. No doubt, she is a very busy woman – and an equally successful one. Her path to success, however, has not been easy. When she was young her family were farmers, and as a little girl she did her fair share of hard, physical work, along with all the other duties as part of being a good daughter. At the same time, she managed to study hard with an eye on the future.
Peach Pachara, Pear Pimpisa and Pie Khemmanat are currently three of the hottest young celebrities. The person behind their success is Chanadda Chirathivat, also known as Som Chanadda, managing director of Diamond Today.
Chanadda observes that when growing up her children were all quite different from each other. Back then the eldest, Pear, was highly responsible. Even when very younger she seemed to think like an adult, particularly when it came to taking care of her brother and sister. And she always received good grades. Chanadda rarely needed to worry about her.
A mother’s love is tireless and boundless. Wanna Bencharongkul proves it with the unceasing support she’s given her daughter, Boonyapha, in becoming a top-notch macaron chef.
After graduating from university with a degree in history, Boonyapha, or Pette, began full-time work alongside her father, Boonchai Bencharongkul, at the Museum of Thai Modern Art in Bangkok, where she continues to work. And it’s been throughout this time she developed a passion for beautiful macaron pastries.
Wanna explains, “When Pette came back from her studies in the UK, she became interested in making macarons. So she went to study at Cordon Bleu. There was a lot of trial and error, but finally she got it right.”
A DYNAMIC DUO
Chitramontn Techapaiboon and Sarrunthorn Techapaiboon are a well-known mother-daughter duo in Thai society. The two are very close, and they go most places and do most things together. This carries on a tradition, for Chitramontn and her mother were very close as well.
The inseparableness began early, when Sarrunthorn, known as Gift, was five or six years old. Even though her daughter was quite young, Chitramontn already felt comfortable in bringing her along to social events. You could argue this helped instill a sense of responsibility in the young Gift. Whenever she and her mother would go to a hotel for an event, Gift would always inform her mother before going off on her own, letting her know exactly where she was going.
Chitramontn mentions that when young her daughter also was very observant. For example, there was an incident at a social meal during which Gift wanted to sit at the head of the table, because Chitramontn previously had told her that whoever sat there must pay for the meal. In this case, the young Gift had 500 baht with her and wished to pay for all. So not only observant back then, Gift was goodhearted as well.
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