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 NIN Lifestyle’s Garfors Travel Backpack to Marc Jacob’s Peanuts-inspired Box Bag and Burberry’s Monogram Print Baseball Cap, browse through our top-rated picks to uncover what we’ve been obsessing over this week.
NIN Lifestyle Garfors Travel Backpack
I’ve been getting itchy feet recently which can only really mean one thing: it’s time to go travelling! And when I came across this awesome backpack (THB 5,280) by Thailand’s very own NIN Lifestyle, my heart and eyes were all over it. Inspired by, and made with Gunnar Garfors in mind – the globetrotter, author, TEDx Speaker and 10 world-record holder known for having visited every country in the world twice – this really is the ultimate backpack for travellers. The travel backpack is handmade from waterproof bleached canvas and premium vegetable-tanned leather and features plenty of storage space: 4 hidden internal pockets to keep valuables secure, a front zip and side pockets for handy items, a hidden back zip pocket for valuables, expandable storage for more things and, if you can believe it, added storage space for a laptop! This really is the ultimate backpack for any savvy traveller. As the design is unisex, it can be worn by all. So, can I go travelling now? – Catherine Napalai Faulder, Managing Editor
Peanuts® X Marc Jacobs The Box Bag
I was so excited about the new Marc Jacobs flagship store opening in Central World (the first one ever in South-East Asia), and now that it’s officially up and running I’m even more excited. The store brings together all of Marc Jacobs creative whims, from the eclectic selection of knick-knacks and books in the ‘Bookmarc’ boutique to the Romantic Victorian-style blouses. And besides those, there’s also his collaboration with Peanuts. I have a serious weakness for all things Charlie Brown, having grown up with him and his dog. So I was squealing for this box bag (THB 24,900) that features a vintage-style Peanuts comic strip. There’s also a fluffy detachable yellow shoulder strap with comic fonts that just makes it even more adorable. I have a feeling I’ll be returning to that new flagship store soon. – Karn Chatikavanij, Style Writer
IT Cosmetics Mini Bye Bye Undereye Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer
IT Cosmetics has a real talent for picking out names for their products that make me want to buy them for pure cuteness reasons. I’m already a big fan of the Your Skin But Better CC+ cream that I like to use on the daily, but lately I’ve been leaning more towards keeping my face clean and merely using concealer for touch ups. Great for early mornings that follow late nights, I have been obsessing over this Mini Bye Bye Undereye Waterproof Concealer (THB 450) since it arrived in Bangkok this season. I love that it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and I love that it’s small enough to fit into any bag I’m sporting on-the-go, to cure any sleepy eyes I may be sporting on-the-go (it’s a real problem). The formula lasts all day and has a natural finish which is a definite plus, and as always, it boasts a name that has won over my heart. Surprise surprise, IT Cosmetics gets it. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
Burberry Monogram Print Baseball Cap
I’m currently on a hunt for the perfect birthday gift for my boyfriend. And as soon as I came across this Monogram Print Baseball Cap by Burberry (THB 18,272), I knew it was a hit. With the cool, adjustable ties in the back, the vermilion-shade cap will style any head it is on. The “TB” monogram print embellished throughout also decorates the cap with a chic motif. I know for a fact that this cap will make me look cool simply by walking next to the man wearing it. – Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer.
I’ve got to admit that I was obsessed with Supergoop!’s sunscreen before I even used it. The “cereal box” it came in tells you to get yourself a serving of Superscreen every morning because, dear Bangkokians, sun protection is just as important as the most important meal of the day. And what does one serving of the SPF 40, paraben-free sunscreen give you? Well, obviously protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But it also shields you from other daily stressors like pollution and Blue Light (the terrible rays being emitted from your screen right at this very moment). I found the lightweight cream very moisturising, and it gives your skin a nice glow to start the day. Like your daily bodyguard, the Supergoop! Superscreen is a necessity for anybody in Bangkok (THB 1,750). – KC
Gaviria’s Fortune Cookie Earrings
There’s something mysterious and exciting about fortune cookies. I’m always impatiently waiting for these crispy delicacies at the end of my meal because of the surprise element behind it. Who would have thought you could wear them too! These dark pink brass Fortune Cookie earrings (approx. THB 11,358) from Paula Gaviria are simply adorable. When you think of earrings, fortune cookies probably don’t cross your mind – but, that’s what makes this piece of jewelry extremely interesting. I usually prefer wearing long earrings, but this pair of cookies shall be an exception. It’s quirky and adds a playful twist to it with a bit of glam. Gaviria’s design adds a little dose of drama to your outfit. This vibrant pair has been polished in sterling silver and is handmade from Barcelona. Let’s just say it’s worth a fortune! – Alisha Pawa, Branded Content Creator