With a myriad of luxury labels in Bangkok, sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of the new releases all the time. As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new launches every single day, but it’s virtually impossible to cover every single lust-worthy find we have our eyes on. That’s why we’ve created this Weekly Obsessions roundup to give you an exclusive list of highly covetable items we are lusting after — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. Browse through our specially selected, top-rated picks to uncover what our editors are obsessing over this week.
Christian Dior‘s fashion items never failed to catch our eyes, and its signature J’ardore fragrances are no exception. I absolutely adore J’adore L’or Essence De Parfum Spray for its bottle adorned with ultra-fine golden thread encircling its neck. Sensual and sweet, the heart of this fragrance is a mellow blend of jasmine and May rose absolutes from Grasse, which are only in full bloom once a year. The fresh floral scents are also embraced by the warm notes of vanilla and tuberose, adding an oriental charm to the haute couture fragrance. — Chanya O.
I’ve never been attached to any fashion items with bow motifs, but Breguet‘s Désir de la Reine caught my eyes with its unconventional design with the bow placed at the curve of the watch at 6 o’clock. Inspired by its historical ties to the Queen of France, the Swiss watch brand created the Désir de la Reine collection featuring a subtle play on the theme of bows, one of Marie Antoinette’s most iconic decorative elements. Delicately crafted in 18-carat white gold and paved with 212 diamonds and a natural mother-of-pearl dial set, this elegant wristwatch also makes an astounding piece of jewellery. — Pearl Yan, Managing Editor
With fashionistas swapping out leather bags for straw totes lately, the summer fashion trend is still in full swing this season. This time, Eugenia Kim has give the usual beach basket a creative twist, featuring an upside down hat with a bold, black ribbon band. Functional and stylish, it also comes with a detachable leather strap and dark wood handles. The chic bag is consisted of a magnetic closure and zipping details, allowing easy access to the inner compartments, too. — CO
Note: Evie Straw Bag is available at Club 21 Thailand.
Maison Artinian perpetually dazzles us with its enchanting jewellery pieces that definitely deserve a place in our collectible accessory stash, and the newly released Sera collection is no exception. Crafted from 18k pink gold, the set reflects feminine charms with its stunning raindrop necklace and earrings. Another reason to love this collection is the combination of distinct diamond shapes: round, square and marquise cut; which exudes a dynamic visual and adds a glamorous touch to any outfit with its eye-catching sparkles. — CO
Lovers of water sports would agree when I say most dive watches never see anything deeper than the local pool — that is, until TUDOR Pelagos was born. With a long history of making cutting-edge and robust dive watches widely used by even the world’s largest navies, TUDOR’s Pelagos is a professional underwater companion capable of withstanding depths of 500 metres. With the bold style statement of the signature snowflake hands and square hour indices, it’s a also a handsome watch that looks just as good when worn as style piece or over a wetsuit. — PY