With an endless number of luxury labels in Bangkok, sometimes it’s hard keeping up with 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, in order to give you an exclusive list of highly covetable items we are lusting over — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours. Browse through our specially selected, top-rated picks to uncover what our editors are obsessing over this week.
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There is something really elegant about a timepiece that manages to combine watchmaking and jewellery in a fluid way. True to the sparkling nature of Piaget’s stunning Limelight Gala Collection, this Milanese Gold Watch (THB 1,380,000) caught my eye this week. The 32mm watch comes with an 18k pink gold case set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds, and a silvered dial with pink numerals. I love the two asymmetrical extended lugs and the glamour of the Milanese bracelet, making for a timepiece that is feminine and seductive, in all the best ways. The perfect wrist candy for all my evening drinks or dinner soirees this month. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
Jumpsuits are just about the best thing because they allow you to unite the best of both worlds: sleeves-long pants and long, flowy skirts. You appear to be wearing a long dress, but in actual fact, you are not, you’re wearing a jumpsuit! When I saw this across shoulder pleated jumpsuit by British brand Self Portrait (THB 20,900) worn by Crazy Rich Asians actress Gemma Chan, I fell in love, almost immediately. Cut from ivory satin and exuding a rather Greek goddess vibe, this jumpsuit is designed with a wrap front bodice that suspends from a gold chain neckline. You can also opt to have it cinched at the waist with a tonal satin belt to really accentuate your curves. Love it! Available from Exhibit Space at Central Embassy. – Catherine Napalai Faulder, Managing Editor
One of my favourite skincare brands, Aēsop actually has a rather long history of experimentating with home fragrance products. Recently adding to its Oil Burner Blend collection, Béatrice (THB 1,350 per 25 ml) is the brand’s new scent inspired by Béatrice Dalle, a French actress who starred as a leading character in an award-winning film called 37°2 le matin. The fragrance is made of citrus, patchouli and cedar atlas, gracing our space with warm and woody notes. Its fresh undertones of lemongrass also exude light and airy aromas, which essentially lead us into a peaceful tranquility. – Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer
Have you ever noticed how a scent can invoke so many beautiful memories in ways that many of the other senses can’t? Bringing a beautiful ocean breeze to my desk at the office in Bangkok, Issey Miyake’s new L’eau Super Majeure d’issey (THB 3000 for 50ml, THB 4200 for 100ml) was inspired by the seas, and is making me dream of the coastal towns. Presented in a bold blue bottle, it’s an intense and rich fragrance, bearing aromatic clary sage and rosemary notes, as well as hints of dark patchouli, amber woods, black salt, black vanilla, and dark leather. A mighty and exhilarating blend, consider it a splash of the sea in a bottle. Spontaneous weekend trip? I feel you luring me in… — LG
When our eyes met, right away the John-Richard Collection’s Gold Star-Struck Bowl (THB 19, 513) had me starstruck by its gorgeous shapes, colours, and its all-purpose use. Whether you put it by the couch with a beautiful bouquet of flowers or set it on the dining table and fill it with vibrant stone fruits, the handcrafted gold-leaf rays encased in a clear bowl will make a lasting impression and gift any space of your home like no other glass bowl can. – Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer