As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new luxury goods daily. 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 through to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.
Haight stretch-knit bodysuit
Let’s be real: Is there really anything you’re bothered to wear at this time other than the basics? I mean, for someone who’s really into fashion, I really do want to make an extra effort, but when your enthusiasm in dressing up these days is generally in the negatives — and the rare occasion when I finally get a proper reason to break my #stayhome protocol is either a mere trip to the market or a quick car ride straight to my parents’ so my toddler gets to ‘go out’ — rocking out in a floral dress or puffed shoulder top in bright colours just feels a bit, well, too much.
This bodysuit (HK$4,255), however, is something that I would consider to be just the right amount of effort-making. It’s subtle but with the billowing sleeves and the nipped-in waist, it’s actually speaking volumes. It also lets you dress up with ease, just throw over a pair of your favourite jeans or, if you feel like it, a flowy skirt, and you’re good to go — no need to tuck in or even worry about the tuck-in. What’s more? It’s made from a stretchy fabric, so if you’ve, like me, been putting on some weight from all the snacking and sitting around in lockdown, you’re good. For now at least! — Cindie Chan, Style Editor
Bimaio EGF Multiactiv Night Cream
You know what’s been giving me serious 2013 Beyoncé vibes? This night cream (HK$470) by Spanish skincare brand Bimaio. No kidding, one use and I’ve been humming “I woke up like this” all morning, where it’s tightened puffy jawlines and droopy cheekbones all seemingly overnight. The science may not translate through Bimaio’s simple, even girlish packaging in metallic rose gold, but it does the job effectively with just one sweep of product before bed.
This Multiactiv Night Cream is part of the EGF (Epidermic Growth Factor) line, which is all about products that regenerate the cell’s activity. Featuring melatonin (which stimulates the body’s anti-oxidising function during the night), moisture-locking squalane and green tea, the night cream works to revive skin while you sleep, giving it a massive dose of much-needed firmness and elasticity. I was surely amazed by the results, and even happier knowing that it didn’t have to cost a fortune. Keen to try it out? Check out Bimaio’s newly launched Hong Kong online store for 15 percent off first purchases over HK$200 — they deliver for free, too. — Evelyn Lok, Deputy Editor
Turnbull & Asser spotted burgundy dressing gown
As the #WFH adventure continues (or nightmare, depends on your perspective really) I must confess I’m finding it increasingly difficult to cobble together an outfit that gives even the barest appearance of an upright, functional human being. Seems it’s time to reach for the big guns: like this extravagant, micro-dotted dressing gown (HK$13,415) from the good people at Turnbull & Asser.
The London shirtmaker has always run a profitable sideline in decadent loungewear, and make no mistake — this is certifiably weapons-grade louche. The gown is made using pure burgundy silk, inside and out, while functional details (e.g. turn-ups and pockets) are finished with such panache that it feels po-faced to call the whole garment ‘sleepwear’. Should you find yourself hosting an impromptu dinner party (please, no more than four!) then this can easily be dressed up with flannels, a crisp poplin and two fluid ounces of Dalmore 25. That last one is essential. — Randy Lai, Watches Editor