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.
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I have always wanted to go see the Northern Lights in Iceland, and so when I discovered that Piaget’s latest High Jewellery collection was inspired by this natural phenomenon, I knew I would instantly swoon. The Green Aurora Earrings are part of the ‘Dancing Nights’ selection, and indeed do not disappoint for a night out on the town. Beautifully crafted, the statement pieces combine tourmalines, diamonds, and wood marquetry to create a bright and eye-catching accessory. Perfect for cocktail hour on my next tropical beach vacation. —Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
My inner bookworm was buzzing when I found out that Spanish fashion house LOEWE is publishing a series of well-known novels in new design. With photographs by Steven Meisel on their cloth-bound hard covers, the brand is merging literary with visual arts in a way that is both classic and contemporary. LOEWE is releasing everything from Wuthering Heights, Dracula, and Don Quixote, over to The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Madame Bovary. Avid fashionistas will know that the books have already made appearances in the brand’s ready-to-wear shows and campaigns this year, and avid readers will know that they are a must-have addition to any home library. —LG
It’s not every day that you’ll come across a watch that uses liquid to tell time, which is why I’ve had my eye on this HYT H0 Black Watch for a while now. The Swiss hydro watch brand uses microfluidic technology to create a transmission between movement and liquid module that is not only very sophisticated, but also looks extremely cool. I love the contrast between the electric green of the moving hour markers against the black opaline dial. The first brand in watch history to embrace this kind of technology, HYT actually opened their first Bangkok store at Siam Paragon this month, much to the excitement of indie watch enthusiasts. An intriguing sports watch and a great conversation starter, the 48.8mm HYT H0 is bringing all the cool points to town this week. —LG
The ‘glass skin’ makeup look is making a huge buzz in the beauty world, as it’s spotted on plenty of beauty bloggers and influencers recently — and I have to admit that I’m very excited try it out on myself. Designed to give that ‘wet look’, NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer (THB 1,090) is an intense full-coverage lip colour with a lustrous finish that will let you achieve the so-called glass skin look without having to go full-face. After trying its gorgeous deep black cherry shade ‘Mississippi’, I decided that this is definitely one of those shades every girl should have for their glamorous night outs. —Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer
Thai high fashion brand DISAYA is whisking us away to the British countryside with their latest Fall/Winter 2018 Collection, bringing a unique old charm touch to a dreamy and romantic line. Drawing from the book ‘The Long Weekend’ by Adrian Tinniswood, I love this royal blue jacket (THB 15,950) featuring a floral and fox motif. The piece is tailored such that it looks sporty yet still elegant, making it a suitable option for both day and evening wear. Embracing that ‘vintage sportswear’ vibe, this definitely makes me think of English gardens and equestrian clubs in the Cotswolds, reimagined in a way that could still very much work cosmopolitan in the city. —LG