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Weekly Obsessions: Hermès long board, Senada* Autumn/ Winter 2018, and more

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.

Hero image credits: Senada; Featured image credits: Fresh Cosmetics

Hermès Boucleries Modernes Long Board

If you’re going to navigate the crazy concrete jungle, you may as well do it in grand style. Hermès is releasing this Boucleries Modernes Long Board, and it is quite possibly the coolest long board I’ve spotted in a hot minute. Made with vosges maple wood, the stylishly sporty item brings its famed silk scarf designs to the urban outdoors. Whether you’re looking for an extremely fashionable new way to cruise around town, or simply adorn your hall walls with some extravagant decor, the French fashion powerhouse is taking to the streets with this long board, and doing so in true Hermés style. I’m already picturing myself coasting to run errands on this number, and it’s a rad picture I can definitely get used to. Lisa Gries, Staff Writer

Rado True Open Heart Automatic Watch

It’s easy for a women’s mechanical watch to seem overpowering on the wrist, yet Rado’s latest True Open Heart Automatic manages a perfect balance between strength and style. I love a black ceramic bracelet on a watch, and this one beautifully combines it with rose gold accents within its dial, and an intricate movement that can be admired beneath it. It’s a striking timepiece that does a lot of the talking within any outfit, yet is still casual enough for everyday wear — with a trendy technical twist. LG

Senada* Autumn/ Winter 2018 collection

With vintage designs reigning in the world of fashion, Senada* has embraced the latest trend in its Autumn/ Winter 2018 collection. Like Alice in Wonderland with a plot twist, it offers a dark colour palette with a hint of whimsical details such as faux-fur and wool embellishments. My favourite amongst other bold options is the high-waist skirt and preppy blouse, as they can be easily incorporated into my everyday wardrobe. With a refined feminine tailoring, the pieces are so versatile that they can wear to the office and social gatherings, too. I can just simply pile on some cool accessories to take the look from day to night. —Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer

Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask

There’s nothing like putting on an overnight face mask and letting it work its wonders while you sleep. And as a die-hard tea lover, I was excited to see that the all-new Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask (THB 3,700) has finally made it to beauty stores in Bangkok. The moisturising night mask uses black tea extract to work together with the skin’s nighttime recovery process to awaken and bring a lifting and firming look come morning. Fresh Cosmetics describes it as a ‘corset-like’ effect on the skin, for a more defined and contoured face. It’s a lot of great stuff packed into a small unsuspecting jar, but its greatest appeal is definitely that it achieves all this while I snore and snooze long into the night. Win-win. —LG

RAVIPA Butterfly Ring

Local Thai jewellery designer RAVIPA is slipping the romantic butterflies of our stomach slickly onto our ring fingers with this Butterfly Ring (THB 3,450) from the latest collection. Plated with 18k white gold and adorned with zirconia diamonds, the fashion jewellery piece brings a dreamy floral flourish to your everyday outfits. Featuring a delicate butterfly on its band, the ring design is soft and feminine, pairing well with pastel outfits, or as a sweet touch to an otherwise monotone look. I also think it has something of an engagement ring, or at least, the flutters you may feel before receiving one. — LG

Lisa Gries
Creative Content Director, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.