As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new luxury goods daily, but with so many new releases rolling out all the time, it’s all but impossible to cover every single lust-worthy find we have our eyes on. That’s what you’ll find in Weekly Obsessions: a running list of highly covetable items we’re currently mad about — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. From the must-have fashion pieces of the moment to age-defying beauty products, scroll down to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.
Boucheron Paris, vu du 26 high jewellery
Boucheron recently brought its latest high jewellery collection, Paris, vu du 26, to Hong Kong, and invited me over to their Pacific Place store for a private view. I was already rather obsessed with the collection when I first saw the photos following its debut, but being able to try them on has added another layer of appreciation for these captivating jewels. Unlike the typical high jewellery creations that usually feel rather unapproachable with their thousands of dazzling diamonds and precious gems set within a display box, these ones, though equally valuable, were surprisingly wearable.
A tribute to the Boucheron’s family home in Paris, all the decorative elements found in the collection are architectural references taken from around Place Vendôme, which I love. It gives these creations a breath of effortless Parisian elegance and a sense of character, which ultimately translates to designs that you can actually wear with a blazer or a blouse any day, instead of having them sit inside a safe waiting for that one grand occasion or auction before they can see the day. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
Falconeri Hong Kong sweatshirt
It’s officially time for sweater weather, and cashmere expert Falconeri has landed in Hong Kong just in time to offer us its top quality knitwear to keep warm and cosy this fall and winter. Other than versatile choices such as the sophisticated short-sleeved polo necks and the effortlessly elegant oversize rib jumper, I also have my eye on this special Hong Kong edition hooded sweatshirt (HK$6,550) from the label’s Horizons capsule collection. Also available in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Beijing editions, these limited edition sweaters are all made from 100% Superior Cashmere 2/50, with the Hong Kong version featuring the outline of our iconic skyline in contrasting colours, trimmed with a butterscotch colour for a stylish and youthful finish. —CC
Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa flyback chronograph
Luna Rossa isn’t exactly a new line for Panerai. (The first piece in the quartet, the diving-friendly PAM1039, was released earlier this January at SIHH.) Now, the brand is unveiling the remaining pieces in Hong Kong: including a GMT and two flyback chronos in ceramic or carbotech. Personally, I’m a big fan of the PAM1037 (HK$135,900) which I think strikes the right chord between classic Panerai bluster and tribute to the Luna Rossa Challenge team. An in-house movement is housed inside the Luminor cushion case; combining the model’s signature water robustness with useful marine functionality (e.g. a tachymetre and 12-hour totaliser). If you look closely, you’ll also notice that the dial is made out of a variegated carbon textile — the same performance fabric that’s used on the sails of the Luna Rossa team vessel. —Randy Lai, Watches Editor
GHD Royal Dynasty deluxe gift set
With all those holiday parties coming up, you’ll want to make sure your hair stays in terrific shape with the least amount of hassle and effort. For that, a top quality hairdryer and styler are a must. For the holiday season, Good Hair Day has come up with the most luxurious styling set to date: The new Royal Dynasty deluxe gift set (HK$3,500) features the iconic Platinum+ styler and the Air hairdryer both dipped in a majestic rose gold hue. Encased in a luxury vanity case with matching zip details, the box set makes for an attractive addition to any glam arsenal — or perhaps one you want to keep an eye on when gifting season rolls around. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor