With an endless number of luxury labels in Bangkok, sometimes it’s hard keeping up with new releases all the time. 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, in order to give you an exclusive list of all the highly covetable items we are lusting over — because, if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours. From Vacheron Constantin’s novelties to the Disaya SS19 collection, browse through our top-rated picks to uncover what we’ve been obsessing over this week.
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Disaya SS19 Paper Piccado Eyelet One Shoulder Top
I’m not going to lie. I have been dreaming of a vacation all week this week. And whilst I’m scouring my bucket list for a quick weekend getaway, I’ve also been searching my closet for some feel-good clothes to suit. Enter this Paper Piccado Eyelet One Shoulder Top (THB 7990) from Disaya’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. It’s taking me straight back on a Throwback Thursday to my childhood summer holidays in Spain. One- or off-shoulder tops have always had something ‘out of office’ about them to me, and I love the combination of the delicate ruffles and cute cotton cutouts. There’s something vibrantly Spanish about both the material and the design. Am I finding any and every excuse to head to Mallorca right now? Maybe. But do I also know the first outfit I’d pack if I were to go? Absolutely. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
Origins Original Skin™ SPF 50 Tone Up Correcting Cushion Compact
Exclusively at Sephora, this brand new cushion compact by Origins has just landed in Thailand — before any other international stores. I went in to try out the product with a trusty guide from Origins’s Education Team and was really, really amazed by it. The cushion (THB 1600) is part of a new collection called ‘Ready. Set. Glow!’ and it does everything to live up to this name. Its main ingredient is Willowherb, which is a VIP in the world of skin-enhancing ingredients, immediately hydrating your skin, smoothing your complexion, and adding radiance. Willowherb’s natural hues will initially tint your skin with a pinkish colour but after a few seconds this will become a perfectly natural looking rosy, fair glow. The cushion’s UV protection and universal coverage is enough for a natural flawless look, but it also works well as a primer before your makeup routine. Available at Sephora Thailand. — Karn Chatikavanij, Style Writer
Nespresso Caffè Venezia
With my eyes droopy from many late-night events, what I first reach for first thing in the morning is coffee. The dark, musky liquid awakes all my senses from somnolence. My coffee of choice these days, however, has switched from the cheap, commercial coffee to the gorgeous Caffè Venezia (THB 26/capsule) from Nespresso, which absolutely flaunts the best of the East. Combined with the coffee beans from Harrar, the ancient Ethiopian region with the top-notch Indian arabica, Caffè Venezia extracts true Eastern charm into a cup, giving off a flowery yet fruity aroma along with a semi-bitter taste that I absolutely adore and crave for every morning. — Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date
By now it should come as no serious secret that blue is the colour of the year for watch lovers. I had an inkling pre-SIHH 2019, and I have been gloating ever since the annual watch exhibition has ended and said inkling has proven rather true. The new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date (THB 1,530,000) continues to surf on the deep ocean blue wave of the trend, featuring a blue metal dial and alligator strap with an 18k pink gold case. The 42.5mm timepiece caught my eye with its intriguing display of the date: it features date numbers along the top of the dial, and day names in full words (bar Thursday) along the bottom half of the dial. Naturally, as a writer, I like words, and I particularly like them inside my watch. It’s eye-catchingly quirky with the classy flair only Vacheron Constantin knows how to perfect. I know feeling blue is all the rage right now, but this timepiece has me feeling rather, well, hot. — LG
Saturday Skin Cotton Cloud Mask
Ok, I’ll admit that this thing caught my eye because of its cool hologram packet with ridiculously adorable smiling clouds on it. But after trying it out, I loved it for all new reasons. LA-Korean beauty brand Saturday Skin combines all the fun and indulgences of Saturdays with the science and research of skincare. Their ‘Cotton Cloud Mask’ may sound (and look) too cute to have any real benefits, but it’s actually drenched with an exclusive Cha-7 es Complex™, a powerful peptide that boosts the skin’s natural regenerative powers. It’s said to tap straight into women’s biorhythms and targets individual signs of lacklustre skin. It’s also infused with probiotics – the “friendly bacteria” that helps fight off bad bacteria, leaving your skin fresh, clear, and lifted. It does all of that and gives you little cloud stickers to play with. How could you not be obsessed with this? Available at Sephora Thailand (THB 220). — KC