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.
Bold, bright and eye-catching, the rainbow hues are making a splash this season, and Pandora is embracing the trend, featuring the stunning shades in its latest designs. While a spectrum of colours can certainly light up your look, the dainty crystals will also take it to dramatic heights. I particularly like this gorgeous combination of Multi-colour Love Charm (THB 2,650), Multi-colour Pavé Open My Heart Clip (THB 3,150) and Symbol of Peace Charm (THB 1,350), as they share meaningful messages of peace, love and understanding. Let all these ultra-chic charms speak for you. —Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer
Like a ‘magic wand for your make up bag’, I have fallen madly and deeply in love with the new Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder. A saviour for Bangkok’s rainy season and high humidity, the compact weightless powder is designed to make any foundation totally waterproof, to create a mattified complexion that lasts all day. You could cry, sweat, or get soaking wet, and yet your look would not budge. With a formula designed to blur pores and block shine without dulling glow, Urban Decay calls it a “modern matte”, but I’d also like to dub it “life saver” for all of my coming nights out. Amazing. —Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
A fun alternative to summer florals, a cute lemon print bag is sure to turn heads everywhere this season. And if you’re an avid handbag fanatic like us, you’ll love this newly released Lemon Handle Mini Bucket Bag Little Lemons Rivera Blue (THB 3,490) from Cath Kidston. The bag comes with circular handles and flexible bucket shape that’s spacious enough for your essential belongings. The sky blue colour and yellow lemon prints are a smart fusion, exuding fresh and fruity flavours, which I really love. —CO
I never wanted to wear closed-toe shoes in Bangkok — there’s simply no better excuse to show off my manicure and rock those chic sandals than this heat — until I saw this pair of chic calf leather mule from BOYY (THB 19,950). It’s a simple design, yet the details are all there; eyelet ornament in birch tortoise shell, snap-buttoned front strap with a chunky block heel. I can imagine myself matching these bad boys with bootcut jeans or playful frayed and cropped jeans for a cool off-duty look. —Pearl Yan, Managing Editor
Did you know that MTV debuted on cable television in 1981? A bracelet that is inspired by this era and the icons of that time (think, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince), I love this Musical Lightenings Bracelet from BVLGARI’s latest Wild Pop collection. There’s definitely something electric about the dramatic emerald and ruby colours, and those sharp diamond and mother of pearl lightning bolts. Bringing pizzazz in a way that only the 1980s know how, no matter what music you listen to, here’s a vibrant and vivid bracelet that brings a pop to any outfit, and a party to any wrist. —LG