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 JASMIN’s Diamond Necklace to Alexander Wang’s Almond Silk Top and Gubi’s Beetle Chair, browse through our top-rated picks to uncover what we’ve been obsessing over this week.
JASMIN’s Diamond Necklace
I recently attended the launch of Thai jewellery brand JASMIN‘s new Co-Existing collection, one that holds at its heart the ability to wear jewellery in everyday life, which means also wearing jewellery to the office. There are few brands out there that make “everyday shining” as readily accessible as JASMIN, something which I honour greatly. Something that immediately caught my eye was this incredibly simple yet nonetheless bedazzling Diamond Necklace (THB 2,250,000) featuring both pear shaped and rounded brilliant cut diamonds, with a total of 28.11 carats, and made of 18K white gold. Where I saw it, against the backdrop of the view overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club at the Waldorf Astoria, this necklace simply looked so magnificent. I’m not sure if it’s something I’d personally wear every day, but as far as diamond necklaces go, this is the exact one I’d want around my neck on the occasions I’d want to shine that much brighter. This necklace is available at all JASMIN stores in Bangkok, including at Emporium, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and at ICONSIAM. – Catherine Napalai Faulder, Managing Editor
Bally Champion Sneakers
I’m a ‘90s kid through and through, so when I saw Bally’s latest sneaker drop, I fell a little into a sweet #ThrowbackThursday trance. Originally launched over 20 years ago, the Swiss fashion brand has unveiled a new series of their iconic Champion Sneakers (THB 19,800) featuring the original form in refreshed colours. Drawing on the brand’s longstanding history with the French Open, the tongue of the shoe is embossed with Bally’s archive tennis logo for a charming, vintage touch. I used to play as a teenager, but haven’t hit a tennis ball in a while. With this shoe, I think I may have found my motivation to start again, and a stylish excuse to look ballin’ on the court. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
Alexander Wang Almond Silk Top
One of my favourite gifts I’ve ever received was a black leather Alexander Wang handbag with seriously tough gold metallic studs. It goes with everything and just makes me feel really cool. That was my introduction to the genius of Alexander Wang, whose urban pieces are always bold and edgy, yet accessible. This Almond Silk Top (THB 26,300) is what I’m eyeing next from the king of grunge-glamour. It’s got a prima donna-meets-rockstar feel with the luxurious silk and lace fused with the chain embellishment. I love that the dainty tailored waist and ruched centre is toughened up by the metallic detail. Again, this’ll definitely make me feel cool. I’d say it would go great with that Wang handbag, too. – Karn Chatikavanij, Style Writer
Villari’s Butterfly Mug
As I have a little fetish for mugs and anything with butterflies, I just found the perfect blend in Villari’s Butterfly Mug (THB 3,037) to bring some added whimsy to my coffee breaks. This opulent 24-karat gold mug is inspired by the poetic dance of butterflies and is hand-painted with delicate pastel hues and butterfly decals. Exactly what I was looking for to fuel my obsession with mugs. While it might be a little pricey for a mug, the Italian-crafted porcelain is definitely a sophisticated addition to my tableware collection. Also, this mug is an admirable gift that would be treasured by all coffee lovers. – Alisha Pawa, Branded Content Creator
This Works’ Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
This British beauty brand is making waves in the beauty industry at the moment for their skin solutions that work in harmony with your body clock. Their products each target specific needs depending on the time of day. After trying their morning Vitamin C exfoliator (which gave my face a real wake up glow), I’m looking to try this bedtime spray that promises better sleep. I’m not the deepest of sleepers but, since deep sleep is one of the best things you can do for your skin (releasing toxins, repairing cells), I should probably try and make some improvements. This pillow spray (THB 1,000) is infused with natural ingredients, including essential oils of lavender, vetivert, and wild chamomile that are all proven to soothe the body and mind. The aromatherapeutic formula is said to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer (their study of 100 people saw 97 reported better sleep). Now that’s dreamy. – KC
Gubi’s Beetle Chair
I love a touch of vintage and sassiness in my dining room. Food is the centre of my soul, therefore, the dining room is like a place where I plate my soul to others as well as to myself. And since the room is pretty much the place where I spend most of my morning and evening time, it has to be perfect. So when I saw this Beetle Chair by Gubi (approximately THB 23,900), the orang-ish upholstery and the gold slender legs totally made my heart beat faster. I knew I had to own it somehow. Here is further proof that Danish home brands will never ever let us down when it comes to interior designs. – Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer.