As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new luxury goods every single day, but with so many new releases rolling out all the time, it’s virtually impossible to cover every single lust-worthy find we have our eyes on. That’s why we’re starting this Weekly Obsessions feature: to offer you 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.
(Cover image credit: yoyokulala and Fendi)
Fendi‘s brand-new Mon Trésor bag (HK$13,200) is not only very cute given its miniature size, but it’s also very iconic, considering it’s covered with the Maison’s recently relaunched FF logo — the one that was designed by Karl Lagerfeld back in 1965. Made with the highest workmanship and refined materials Fendi is known for, this bag will add a sophisticated touch to any look, day or night. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
Patek Philippe’s ref. 5270 was first launched in white gold in 2011, followed by a rose-gold version in 2015; at Baselworld 2018, the watchmaker unveiled a new version in precious platinum (HK$1,400,500). What’s more, the 5270P features an elegant, eye-catching salmon-coloured dial, a handsome alligator strap and Arabic numerals. Could a watch be more classically handsome than this one? I think not. —Michael Alan Connelly, Editor in Chief
After a week chock-full of late nights and parties celebrating Hong Kong’s biggest art events, SK-II’s recently launched overnight miracle mask (HK$650/6pcs) is a godsend for tired evenings when you can’t be bothered with your regular skincare routine but still want to look fresh-faced and radiant the next morning. Don’t underestimate the power of these tiny capsules: The gel mask is packed with SK-II’s hero ingredient Pitera and essence from the Sleeping Tree — apparently once lauded by the ancient Mayans — helping to repair tired skin, awaken metabolism, and even out skin and the appearance of pores, not to mention replenish hydration. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor
Another highlight from Baselworld was this new Rolex. The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II (CHF 8,800, approx. HK$72,347) is an ideal traveller’s watch, and for the first time it’s available in Oystersteel, with a Jubilee bracelet and a “Pepsi” bezel with a graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic. This is my idea of the perfect everyday watch. —MAC
Chloé‘s new creative director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, is giving the brand a refreshing dose of edginess and mystery in her debut collection, and these Rylee boots (HK$8,050) — made from brown canvas and leather, topped with leather laces and buckle straps — are one of the key examples from the new lineup. —CC
In 1968, the venerable house of Diptyque launched its first perfume, ‘L’Eau,’ and it’s since captured the hearts of fragrance lovers worldwide with its extensive collection of sumptuous perfumes and candles. For its 50th anniversary, the brand has just launched two gorgeous scents in the spirit of its roots in the ’60s. ‘Tempo’ bottles up the meditative aroma of patchouli, referencing the free-spirited hippie movement, while Fleur de Peau (HK$1,100/75ml) is a scent made for romantic souls, delving into new age psychedelia with its voluptuous scent of iris, bergamot, pink peppercorn, and a hint of leather and musk. It’s meant to evoke the intimate scent of a lover’s warm embrace. —EL