Apinara Srikarnchana arrives at Oriental Residence Bangkok, the location for our January 2018 cover shoot, dressed in casual attire—a sight we’re unfamiliar with. “I’m so sorry for being slightly behind schedule. I’m hardly ever late for my appointments and I didn’t think the traffic would be this bad!” she quickly apologises. Stepping out of her car, she only grabs her handbag and mobile phone. When we ask if she needs help carrying any additional clothes (fallbacks should there be a wardrobe malfunction) or accessories, she smiles and shakes her head. “No, I’m sure everything Tatler prepared will turn out OK.”
After hair and make-up, our cover lady takes a sneak peek at today’s fine jewellery—all from Bulgari—for the fashion spread. “They’re my latest obsession,” she says with excitement before taking a quick snap with the Serpenti collection and posting it to Instagram with the cheeky caption: Ginger from the Casino. The text is of course a reference to a scene from Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film, Casino, wherein gambling king Sam Rothstein presents his bride Ginger McKenna with a massive box filled with Bulgari jewels.
Photography: Chaiwat Kungsamrith
Video: Nitchanan Komson
Styling: Sachon Kunajiramedt
Makeup: Jiranat Tangpaisalkij
Hair: Pichet Poobanthat
Location: Oriental Residence Bangkok