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 new Natasha Denona eyeshadow base to a special collaboration between Jaspal and Orla Kiely, browse through our top-rated picks to uncover what we’ve been obsessing over this week.

Hero and featured image credit: Natasha Denona

Jaspal x Orla Kiely Rosebud Dress

While I was growing up in the UK, I also kind of grew up with Orla Kiely’s colourful floral graphic prints. They really are prints that make you happy. But that means I was devastated when she closed her stores in London, and I wasn’t sure if I’d ever find anything with her prints on them again. I was half in disbelief, but all in pure delight, when I discovered that she’s not only still producing new prints, but she’s also come to Bangkok to directly collaborate with a Thai fashion brand. At the Jaspal x Orla Kiely collection launch yesterday, she told me directly that this lovely Rosebud shirt dress (THB 2995) was one of her favourite pieces. So, since I’m an absolute fangirl, it’s now also one of mine. — Karn Chatikavanij, Style Writer

Natasha Denona

Did you know eyeshadow base was a thing? I didn’t know it was a thing. But now said thing has entered not only my growing beauty vocab but also my increasingly sprawling beauty cabinet, and I can’t stop obsessing. Recently making its way to Sephora, I have been loving this Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Base (THB 1200), which offers great coverage as a form of liquid eye primer. It’s a smooth, matte base to start with before applying actual eyeshadow, and makes sure the colour stays fresh, even, and fab all day. Goodbye creases and smudges. Hello dream girl eyes. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer

ZIMMERMAN Dress

ZIMMERMAN Verity Mini Dress

You can never be underdressed or overdressed in a floral outfit. That’s why I often rock flower-embroidered dresses. At this point, I think you can already guess my reaction after coming across this stunning Verity Mini Dress by ZIMMERMANN (THB28,600) in a magazine; there was no doubt I went mad for its cuteness. The black-floral dress boasts a perfect balance between simple and sexy, making me look sophisticated without giving an out-of-place sense that usually happens when I put on a fancy cocktail dress. – Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer

Lancome’s Mademoiselle Shine

I don’t know about you, but rose pink is my power colour. Needless to say, when I saw Lancome’s Mademoiselle Shine lipstick 322 Shine Bright (THB 1,400) at Sephora, I couldn’t think about anything else. Elegant and sophisticated – there’s no other way you wouldn’t love this duo.  Keeping it smooth and sultry, I can smear this high shine lipstick effortlessly.  When choosing a colour, I must also feel confident about it. This glossy rose pink hue just happens to blend seamlessly with my skin tone, and it makes me feel secure. The luminous shine adds a flawless finishing to my casual office make-up looks. Did I mention that its unique ingredients also keep your lips hydrated and soft? This French touch might just become my next sweet addiction. — Alisha Pawa, Staff Writer

Saint Laurent Love Box

I love a hint of romance or softness within something that seems cold and tough. Saint Laurent’s mini patent leather bag, flirtatiously named the Love Box, is a prime example of this combination (THB 66,150). I’m drawn to its snake chain and asymmetric shape, which takes away the conventional ‘sweetness’ of hearts and instead adds a wicked sharpness to it. The interlocking YSL initials then give it another dimension of old romantic glamour. It’s a beautifully complex piece. — KC

Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, 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.