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.
A perfect nod to the nautical trend, Joyful Journey is hands-down one of my favourite collections from local Thai jewellery house Tilda. Inspired by an earthbound butterfly that was once wrapped in a cocoon and freed to flit from the leaves, this ornate set of necklace (THB 118,500) and ring (THB 107,500) embodies a symbolic meaning of life and liberty. With the combination of distinct diamond shapes — round, oval, and marquise cuts — these luxurious creations are eye-catching and versatile, and will definitely add a sheer touch of sparkle to your everyday ensembles. —Chanya Ormtavesub, Staff Writer
I’ve always dreamed of having radiant flushed cheeks, so once I got my hands on this Illamasqua Colour Veil (THB 1,350), I immediately fell in love with it. The blush lives up to its name with an ultra-pigmented yet buildable gel formula that blends into the skin seamlessly. Designed to give cheeks that Korean-inspired ‘glass skin’ finish, it offers a luminous, dewy effect with long-lasting power. From a natural warm apricot to a bold dusky pink, the collection is available in six gorgeous shades, allowing you to create plenty of beautiful looks. I also like the fact that it comes in a pretty palm-sized pot, which can easily be tucked into my purse and come into play whenever I’m on the go. —CC
It’s monsoon time here and I am missing sunshine already. Designed by APRILPOOLDAY, this Capsule Daisies bikini reminds me of those sunny days by the poolside. The two-piece comes with a strap top and a mid-waist bottom in a subtle black tone, teased with a bright daisy print as a cool, old-school yet trendy touch. Sticking with the brand’s concept of practical yet unique swimwear for women of all types and sizes, I can’t wait to don this piece as soon as the sun pops out from behind those rain clouds once again. —Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer
I’m not sure about you, but when the season changes, so does my choice of fragrance. With rainy season in the air, there’s nothing quite like a fresh, vibrant perfume to perk up my mood on those drizzling, cloudy mornings. My recent favourite, Elie Saab’s Girl of Now (THB 3,700) features crisp top notes of mandarin orange, pear, and pistachio, lending a sheer touch of oriental scents. The cool composition is rounded out with a mellow woodsy blend of an almond base and a tonka bean note. Adorned with golden and turquoise hints, its sleek bottle also exudes a subtle sense of cosiness, too. — CC
Cherry blossoms may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a beautiful bloom. I love the delicate blue colour of this Cath Kidston Wellesley Blossom backpack (THB 3,280), bringing a sweet sweep of summer florals to a light and casual bag. Featuring both grab handles and shoulder straps, it’s a very convenient travel companion that can be carried and styled in multiple ways. I particularly like that the design has something vintage British about it, yet still comes across as cutely contemporary. Ideal for daytime exploratory strolls in the countryside or a refreshing hint of colour during my otherwise monotone grey morning commute. —Lisa Gries, Staff Writer
As I was browsing through my Instagram feed lately, I stumbled across this cute pair of sandals from Jessica Simpson, which instantly reminded me of a breezy, free-spirited vibe at the beach. Bright and playful, the shoes feature gingham patterns and pineapple embroideries, adding a chic touch to their design. Whether you’re pounding the city streets, or better yet, jetting off for an island escape, these summer-ready sandals are sure to pull your look together. Not to mention that they are also available online, making it easier to dive headfirst into a purchase. —CC
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