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.
Gemstones come in all sorts of colours, and each piece often has its own symbolic meaning. With this in mind, I found this particular collection from Gemories very special and empowering, as it resonates the unconditional love. With cutting-edge techniques, the brand is able to put forward the emblem by infusing rose petals — worshiped at Trimurati Shine (a god of love in Hinduism) — in its precious stones. Available in rose gold and sterling silver, the bangle has got an ethereal design featuring a romantic rose motif and delicate details of engraved heart shapes. After all, luck is never all we need when it comes to love, but it couldn’t hurt to double up on a dash good fortune, right? —Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer
One may recognise Salvatore Ferragamo‘s new rainbow hand-finished platform from the brand’s legendary Rainbow sandal designed for actress Judy Garland in 1938, but the Rainbow Future is much more than that. To celebrate the Italian fashion house’s commitment to sustainability, each pair of shoes is made from veritable wood, crafted in organic crocheted cotton and complete with sewing thread in 100% recycled material. With a chic rainbow colour palette that screams summer, I can already picture myself rocking these in a white jumpsuit and a khaki skinny belt. But I’ll let my daydream stop there; presented in a limited edition of 100 pairs in Ferragamo’s prestigious Creations collection, this Made in Italy, environment-friendly shoe is truly a rare find. –Pearl Yan, Managing Editor
The new BVLGARI Octo L’Original Chronograph watch stood out to me as soon as I spotted it, because it reminds me, in large part, of a watch a superhero would wear. An all-black design is a daring concept, yet I love BVLGARI’s execution of it for this incredibly powerful yet elegant watch. There’s something extremely urban about this timepiece, with its octagonal geometry and an impressive 41mm-diameter Diamond Like Carbon (DLC)-treated stainless steel case. It’s a modern and sporty look, that I imagine to make a strong statement on any wrist. —Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
Part of the Thai brand VATANIKA Resort 2018 Collection, this beige stretch-crepe mesh fringe mini dress exudes an aura of smooth movement and flow. This is the dress you wear to that cocktail party on a summer evening, and this is the dress you’ll be happy to dance in all night. I love the off-shoulder fringe, and the feminine colour scheme — I can definitely already picture myself taking many Boomerangs in this to post on the ‘gram. –LG