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 shoe of the moment to age-defying beauty products, scroll down to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.
Fendi has brought back its iconic Baguette bag from the ’90s by launching a range of brand new variations for the Spring/Summer 2019 season. I recently attended their #BaguetteFriendsForever relaunch party, and fell in love with this version (HK$25,200) featuring a vivaciously colourful Parakeet Fashion Show motif in raised embroidery over FF jacquard fabric. I adore all the eye-popping colours, contrasting motifs and textures, and glamorous jewel bucket, which all paint a picture of a blissful tropical party on a fine summer day. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I assume many of you will be looking for the most unique gifts — presumably jewellery — to sweep that special lady off her feet. I’ve recently came across these Long Distance Love rings (HK$206,000) by Sarah Zhuang, which tell a romantic story of a couple who, despite each living on opposite ends of the world, remain devoted to their love. Coincidently, my husband and I were once long distance lovers for quite a few years, so this piece of jewellery really speaks to me, and I hope they’ll do the same to all of you who are either currently enduring or have conquered long distance love. Other than its narrative qualities, these rings, made from 18k white gold with set diamonds and mother of pearl, are also very versatile and can either be worn on different fingers, or united as a brooch. —CC
I normally use my fingertips to apply my liquid foundation since I hate the idea of any sponge applicator soaking up all the good stuff (plus I’m too lazy to deep-clean sponges every day, hence germs can cause breakouts). Alas, it’s not always the most even way to put on your face in the morning. I’m slowly converting to using tools thanks to this ingenious gel applicator and brush duo, the Daiya Fude Face Duo Brush (HK$350) by Shiseido. Mimicking the touch of the fingertips and easily cleanable with makeup remover, I typically use it to apply my very thin and liquid Shiseido Synchro Skin Luminizing Fluid Foundation with the gel tip, and buff out any excess with the other side — I top it with just a touch of highlighter to get a natural everyday glow on my cheekbones. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor
Available outside of Japan for the very first time, Mr Porter has just announced the exclusive global debut of Beams F, a specialty label derived from Beams since 1975. The line is known for its seamless blend of Japanese and American aesthetics, and this indigo denim jacket (HK$3,797) gives a perfect example with its straight-cut profile that is coupled with a detachable belt for an effortless twist. Wear it with a printed neck scarf and a pair of straight-legged white jeans for a look that resembles those worn by the stylish gents attending Milan Fashion Week. —CC
Unless it’s a big occasion of sorts, I like to go for the most easy approach when it comes to makeup. For the eyes, I like an easily blendable crayon or shimmer pot when I want some colour on the eyelids, and I rarely even bother with a defined eyeliner. The same goes for my lips, I am addicted to almost natural MLBB (“My Lips But Better”) shades, and Chanel’s jumbo longwear lip crayon (HK$280) in the recently launched shade No. 19 (“Au Naturel”) ticks this all-important box with its universally flattering shade of rosy nude. It adds just a touch of gloss to your lips with elegant micro flecks of shimmer. More importantly, it goes on like lip balm with a luscious and creamy formula, and is easy to apply even when you find yourself without a mirror. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor