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 footwear of the moment to age-defying beauty products, scroll down to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.

 

Dior Dioriviera slip-ons

I used to be a huge fan of loafers, and wore my pair of velvet ones from Stubbs and Wootton almost every day. Since then I’ve moved on to a more laid-back version of the loafers, meaning those that come with a backless design. I love how they look so effortless but so chic. Dior has just introduced an extended collection of beachwear creations as an extension to its Fall 2019 collection. Titled Dioriviera, the collection includes the special iterations of the Dior Book Tote, Walk’n’Dior sneakers and woven bracelets, but what I have my eye on are these slip-ons, which are beautifully adorned with blue printed Toile de Jouy tiger and lion motifs. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor

 

Oribe Volumista Mist for Volume

Last month, we sat in on a media session with the hairstyling legends behind the celebrity coiffs of J.Lo, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford: Oribe, founded by the illustrious Cuban hair guru Oribe Canales. One pivotal takeaway was how to maintain volume in humid climates such as Hong Kong — using the incredible Maximista Thickening Spray, which helps to swell the hair shaft during your blow-dry. But while the Maximista offers dramatic bouffant-quality volume, a more everyday-friendly product for root-lifting is the Volumista Mist (HK$360 from Joyce Beauty). With medium hold yet total weightlessness (you don’t feel the product in your hair at all once dry), the Volumista brings lift and lustre to limp hair — perfect for this kind of oppressive, hair-flattening heat we’re having in Hong Kong at the moment. Like all of Oribe’s products, it also offers natural production against harmful UV rays and the elements, it’s colour- and keratin-treatment safe, free of parabens and is cruelty-free! Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor

 

Isabel Marant ‘Vedette’ gold-tone crystal necklace

Wishing to work that bohemian look with stacked up necklaces but not sure how to nail it? Isabel Marant has just offered an easy way in. Caste from gold-tone metal, this necklace (HK$2,120) comes with strands of delicate chains with crystals, evil eye and shell charms for a bit of a Mediterranean vibe. They are super versatile and can be worn with a T-shirt or a printed V-neck summer dress. —CC

 

 

Magnus & Novus linen “weekend leisure” shirt


Most experts on the matter would agree, when it comes to quality, Hong Kong tailors have been putting out a solid product for decades. Unfortunately, most never find a wide audience due to their lacklustre eye for style and proportion. Luckily, Magnus & Novus is the exception to this rule. Articles as unassuming as their dress shirts are made and designed with an exceptionally refined sensibility — somewhere between Tom Ford and latter-day Brioni. This “weekend leisure” shirt (HK$2,000), for instance, foregoes a two-sided placket and shrunken collar tips in favour of French fronts and a one-piece collar. Those might seem like trivial details at first, but combined with a gently tapered fit, flatter the wearer in various situations up to and including black tie. Yes, you heard right. Wear yours sans bowtie, with matching slippers for a raffish nocturnal look. —Randy Lai, Staff Writer

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.