As the face of Iceland Spring in Thailand, a key management figure in three separate companies, one of Bangkok’s most-loved socialites, an inspiring fitness and health personality and recently married woman, Onchuma “Fay” Durongdej has mastered the art of a balanced lifestyle.
Prestige is honoured to have Fay as our glamorous cover personality this April. Take a look behind the scenes during our cover shoot at the Diplomat Sathorn, where Fay can be seen sporting some impressive Hublot timepieces in addition to fine jewellery from renowned Thai brand Gems Pavilion.
We also had time to sit down with her and ask a few questions about her philosophy towards life and luxury. You can read the full interview in our April edition, available at fine bookstores across Thailand and via online subscription.
What is your definition of luxury?
Fay: Most people would say that “luxury” is comfortable living, but, to me personally, I would categorise it as a unique experience that personally you probably can’t find elsewhere.
What makes you happy?
Fay: Some might say that happiness is when you reach a certain type of goal in terms of your job, or wealth or personal goals that you set for yourself, but my definition of being happy is basically just rebalancing your life internally and externally and making sure it never gets to the point where one is more than the other. In the end, I’m sure you will be happy.
What inspires you?
Fay: What really inspires me is, of course, making my dad, who means so much to me, happy. Also, when I got to this stage where I was management in the company, seeing my staff and my team building their personal development and making sure that they are happy is something that is more fulfilling. It’s more inspiring when I see other people who are happy.
Photographer: Apichart Chaichulla
Stylist: Pisit Jirathadaphan
Makeup Artist: Sukhon Srimarattanakul
Hair Stylist: Noppasit Vote
Art Direction: Kanda Charanawat
Editorial Coordinator: Sirinart Panyasricharoen
Photo Shoot Location: The Diplomat Sathorn
Jewellery (on cover): Gems Pavilion
Outfit (on cover): Sportmax