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, too. From the latest MCM Patricia collection over to Chloe, Arcona, Retrouvai, and more, browse through our top-rated picks to uncover what we’ve been obsessing over this week.

Featured and hero image credit: MCM Thailand


Celine Telepathic Love Print Small Trifold Wallet

Is it a pair of red lips? Is it an eye? Is it an eye inside a pair of red lips? I don’t know, and I don’t really care, but I do know that I am kind of trippy for this telepathic love motif from Celine’s latest collection. A collaboration between the French fashion brand and American artist Anneli Sanaye Henriksson, the new line features a wide range of products from backpacks to small leather goods, shoes, and ready-to-wear pieces. This small trifold wallet (THB 22,500) is a cute entryway to the collection; small enough to pack all my essentials, yet bold enough to make a statement. Perfectly charming, and wonderfully telepathic. I really like what Hedi Slimane (and Anneli Sanaye Henriksson) have done here. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer


Chloe Sneakers

One of the Fall 2019 collections I’m most looking forward to is the one from Chloe. The brand used to be known for their feminine, country, slightly vintage aesthetic. Now with their new creative director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, we can expect some more modern urban looks. After getting a sneak peek at their new collection to be launched in Bangkok next month, I truly confirm that there are some great street style pieces. I’ve already got my eyes set on this pair of low-top sneakers (THB 24,900). The materials are a mix of suede calfskin and more modern industrial materials. I love the clip fasteners, which give the shoes both an urban vibe as well as an ironically childhood nostalgia. — Karn Chatikavanij, Style Writer

Alexander McQueen Croco Embossed Card Holder

I was on a hunt for a cool slash chic card holder, and when I found this Croco Embossed Card Holder (THB 6,829) by Alexander McQueen, the style and shade totally match up to my standards. Basted in pink hues, the leather card holder with four card slots is a pretty style staple and can haul up many of my essential cards. With the signature metal skull studded in the front, it tones down the girly look and makes it swish and swank. — Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer

MCM Patricia

MCM Patricia Satchel in Visetos Leather Block

After a very cool preview event at Ma Maison this week (there was an MCM Patricia Leather Block ice cream cart et al), I’ve got a new crush. Everyone: meet the Patricia Satchel in Visetos Leather Block (THB 37,900). There is something so sweet about this satchel; it has something lightly nostalgic about it, and I love the low-key dorkiness of its strict handle and collegiate kind of shape. Preppy in a fun way, the self-defined ‘new school luxury brand’ nails it once again. And as our dedicated drinks writer, I am also totally obsessing over the fact that the shade is called ‘white and cognac’. Naturally. — LG


Arcona Cranberry Toner

Is it a lotion? Is it a lava lamp? I wasn’t entirely sure when I first caught a glimpse of Arcona’s cranberry toner — a three-in-one cranberry milk cleanser, toner, and moisturiser (THB 1440). It’s chocked full of protective antioxidants and natural beneficial ingredients (hence the appearance of separation when you don’t shake it). These ingredients include antimicrobial cranberry, phyto-nutrients, and essential fatty acids — a.k.a magical skin foods. I love a good versatile beauty product, and since this “toner” can also remove make-up effectively, neutralise free radicals, and infuse all kinds of omegas into your skin, this was a no-brainer pick for me. The fact that it looks really glittery and space-y was also a plus. — KC

Retrouvai earrings

Retrouvaí Polka Dot Oversized XO Earrings 

Do you love it like XO? Well, I haven’t been able to stop myself from singing Beyonce’s XO song since I’ve seen this pair of cuteness. Whilst we’ve heard of this phrase countless times, wearing your heart on your ear redefines music and fashion in a really cool way. These Retrouvaí Polka Dot Oversized XO Earrings (approx. BHT 173,310) come with hand-cut black onyx that also features omega clip backing. Embellished in 14k yellow gold, the dazzling polka dot ornament is not only stylish but elegant in every way possible. I have to admit, these dainty spots are timeless and do reign supreme every season. So, hugs or kisses? With Mother’s Day coming up soon, I might just gift my mom this token of affection to express my love for her in a mischievous XO style. — Alisha Pawa, Staff Writer

Lisa Gries
Creative Content Director, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.