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 Yves Saint Laurent’s latest bottle of Black Opium to Juliska’s Devilled Egg Platter in the wake of Easter and Celine’s Small Besace 16 bag and more, browse through our top-rated picks to uncover what we’ve been obsessing over this week.


Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense

As a diehard fan of Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Opium’ series, I think I’ve just about had every bottle known to woman, back in the days when the brand’s bottles were just labelled ‘Opium’ to the latest variations when the bottles took on a darker hue with glitter, transforming into what we know today as YSL’s ‘Black Opium’. Yes, the latest rendition of Black Opium came out at the beginning of the year, however, I had to wait for my last bottle to run empty before I would even consider trying it. Over the Songkran break, while travelling, I finally decided to invest in the latest bottle, YSL Black Opium Intense Eau De Parfum 50ml (THB 2,960), featuring a blue moon hue and notes including absinthe, black coffee, jasmine and vanilla. I remain committed to any parfum de YSL, because I know they create fragrances for women that leave a long lasting and seductively sweet impression. In love, once more, long live Black Opium! Available at all YSL beauty counters in Bangkok, or King Power Duty Free if you’re jetting off somewhere. – Catherine Napalai Faulder, Managing Editor


Stine Goya Aileen Matching Shirt and Trousers

I first discovered this Swedish brand on Instagram because my eyes were immediately caught by their use of colours and prints. It called for a major double-tapping spree. From block pastels to pop prints, Stine Goya is master of the head-to-toe look. Here’s a case in point. The matching silk shirt and trousers (Shirt THB 13,900, Trousers THB 12,900) in this Aileen set are part of Stine Goya’s ‘A PALAZZO’ Spring/Summer 2019 collection, one that pays homage to Renzo Mongiardino, an Italian architect and design illusionist. I simply can’t get over the Palazzo print on this set and am just mind-blown by how intricately designed it is. Each square is a stand-alone print, but they all come together like rooms of a big Mongiardino house. The set also features some of my favourite colours like the pops of deep coral, raspberry pink, and navy blue. But then again, any colours from Stine Goya naturally become my new favourites. I could have stared at this set for hours, except I took it to the Club 21 cashier within seconds. – Karn Chatikavanij, Style Writer


Rebecca Minkoff Kate Medium Convertible Bucket Bag

I was never really, truly, madly deeply a bucket bag kinda gal, but upon browsing through a fashion update and spotting this new arrival in Bangkok, I’ll admit I may be undergoing a conversion. Dubbing itself as ‘not your average bucket bag’, this new Rebecca Minkoff Kate Convertible Bucket Bag (THB 16,508) manages to balance a bucket bag silhouette with the vibe of a classic tote bag. I love the warm honey colour alongside the silver chain top handle, adding a tiny bit of punk rock character and urban glam to the design. A bag that can hold all my essentials in effortless style (and look really cool while doing it too), I’ve found the perfect companion for my April adventures. — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer


Juliska’s Berry & Thread Whitewash Deviled Egg Platter

Apart from being a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, Easter is pretty much all about all-thing eggs. So in order to commemorate the pastel-coloured day, my plan is to spoil my church community with an avalanche of devilled eggs. Now, flavour-wise, devilled eggs are delicious; they feature that tangy creaminess that will only delight your taste buds. Style-wise, however, the dish becomes inevitably dull with the yellow-and-white scheme. That’s why I know I need to take out my trusty Berry & Thread Devilled Egg Platter by Juliska (THB 2,666) so I can plate my eggs to achieve that drool-inducing presentation. If something doesn’t look good, it probably won’t taste good right? So I highly recommend this platter for your Easter food. It will surely make everyone go ooh and ahh from its cuteness. – Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer.   


Celine’s Small Besace 16

The latest addition to the Celine’s ’16’ line – so-called because it refers to the address of Celine’s headquarters and atelier at 16 Rue Vivienne in Paris – is the Small Besace 16 (THB 79,000), a cute little bag that captures the spirit of Celine’s iconic handbag that shot to fame in the 60’s; this particular one is different from its predecessors because of its cropped flap and rounded sides. Being the first bag designed by the Maison’s creative director Hedi Slimane, I love how sophisticated this bag looks and how it matches with just about every outfit. With a minimalist aesthetic, I can practically wear this bag with anything during the day. It comes not only in this dark green colour, but also in red, black, grey and in snakeskin (not real, I hope) too. Available at Siam Paragon, Emquartier and ICONSIAM. – CNF

Catherine Napalai Faulder
Catherine is Bangkok born and bred and knows the angles of the city and its people very personally. You'll often catch her writing about the upsides of Thainess, the richness and diversity of Bangkok's third cultures and the true meaning of wellness.