With an endless number of luxury labels in Bangkok, sometimes it’s hard keeping up with 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. From Laura Mercier’s new setting powder to Loewe’s Gate bag, browse through our specially selected, top-rated picks to uncover what our editors are obsessing over this week.
I’ve always been a big fan of Laura Mercier’s popular translucent setting powder, as it blends on my skin seamlessly without leaving any dry patches. Lately, the brand has once again blown me away by launching Translucent Setting Powder Glow (THB 1,590) that shares the same efficacious properties with its signature formula yet with a shiny twist. I love how it naturally polishes off my look with a subtle glow. Refined with weightless textures and long-lasting powder, it also helps with oil control while letting my skin ‘breathe’. It’s definitely a swoon-worthy product for those who’re after that healthy glow. – Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer
It’s been raining cats and dogs here in Bangkok. So — like me – don’t you think about getting rid of that musty smell from the damp air? That perhaps explains why I always need to have Dolce & Gabbana The Only One perfume (THB 3,100) in my bag to smell fresh 24/7. The mellow blend rings in such words as elegance and sophistication while also exuding a sweet and attractive femininity. Distinctive also for its rose gold colour, this is the kind of perfume that is as pleasing to look at as to put on.— Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer
I came across the Loewe’s Gate bag (Small size THB 69,990; Medium size THB 97,500) as I was gathering my Best Dressed list last week, when I spotted one of our favourite style influencers, Book Baiyoke, pairing it stunningly with Asava‘s pastel-blue dress. And just like that, it immediately made it onto my wishlist. Timeless and functional, the bag boasts a stylish saddle silhouette with a knotted-bow belt on its flap, letting us carry it both ways as a crossbody or a clutch. A modern take on vintage flair, this is the bag that can transform our look instantly from day to night. With its dividing slots, the interior compartments will keep all of our personal belongings in place, too. — CO.
I always thought that letter necklaces have something charming about them. Do they represent the wearer’s initials? Or that of someone they care about? Their favourite letter? Or just a random one? Riding along the wave lines of both the vintage and coin necklace trend, this brass letter necklace pendant from Celine (THB 14,000) is getting all my cool points this week. Part of the Alphabet Collection, it’s a necklace that looks fabulous on its own or stacked together with other necklaces for a slightly boho chic look. Simple and yet bold, this ‘A’ pendant is truly bringing its A-game. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
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Pop sockets seem to be all the rage lately, yet I hadn’t quite found one that I liked, until this one from Zeen Zone (THB 390) caught my eye. Pairing beautifully with a matching phone cover, I love the watercolour swirl design that brings a dreamy touch to all my texts and Instagram scrolls. The handy stick-on gadget lets me safely carry my phone no matter where I go, avoiding those scary moments when it used to slip out of my hand and onto the ground. A stylish way to get a grip. — LG