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’re 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.
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You can always count on timeless, delicate lace, which is why Jane Suda Dear Diary is the must-have in everybody’s wardrobe. Featuring intricate eyelet details and floral motifs, the white blouse is so versatile that it can be easily paired with any outfit, from serious black trousers to a bright midi skirt. I could picture myself looking appropriately stylish in this elegant, lacy blouse with a pair of kitten heels at the office or even outdoors at a garden party. —Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer
The newest fine fragrance from New York brand NEST, the freshly launched Cocoa Woods Eau de Parfum is a spicy combination of bittersweet cocoa, sequoia wood, and sandalwood, with exotic hints of Thai ginger and tiaré blossom. It’s an intriguing perfume that is strong yet smooth, and ideal for the person who loves chocolate so much they’d wear it as perfume — in a cool way. I’ve always enjoyed a woodsy, mysterious scent, and I feel like it’s the kind that will always turn heads and leave a charming linger long after you’ve strolled past. Also, the bottle looks like it’d make a gorgeous addition to any dressing room. Need I really say more? —Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection is always a true showstopper, yet one item that really caught my eye this year are these stunning ‘Aphrodite’s Garden Earrings’. The limited-edition pair, though named after the Greek goddess of beauty, reminds me a lot of our very own orchids here in Thailand. Made of pink titanium and set with pink sapphires and ceramic-coated opals, they’re a true testament to the imaginative design of Caroline Scheufele at Chopard, and the incredible craftsmanship of the jewellery house. Right on the statement earring trend, these would look extremely elegant at summer dinners, or dressy brunches on the weekend. —LG
An ideal gift for the avid globetrotter in your life, the Longines Avigation BigEye was inspired by the traditional pilots’ watch, and certainly exudes an air of vintage elegance and old time travel. I love that the chronograph resembles the busy buzzings of a cockpit, housed within a dial that is still easy to read. The push buttons have been created such that you could still operate them whilst wearing gloves (or, dare I say it, leather pilot gloves), making for a watch that was born for adventure, and is kind of inspiring me to sign up for those flying lessons right now. —LG