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.
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike fluo
Spotted across many runways at the recently concluded Spring/Summer 2020 fashion week, neon hues seem to be coming back in fashion. At Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli has also debuted a special series of Rockstud Spike bags in fluorescent colours, which were all available for purchase right after the show. They come in three sizes — micro (HK$9,900), mini (HK$14,200) and medium (HK$18,800) — and a new colour fluo palette (green, yellow, orange, pink and light blue) that encourages us ‘to celebrate the optimistic vision of everyday life’. The exclusive line is currently available in selected boutiques from Paris to Tokyo as well as online, and I have my eyes on the micro/mini version in orange (a trending colour for SS20). —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
Jimmy Choo x Net-a-Porter red carpet capsule
We might never have that opportunity to step onto a red carpet in our lives, but that shouldn’t stop us from adding that camera-worthy glamour into our wardrobe. Net-a-Porter has just teamed up with celebrity-dressing authority Jimmy Choo to create an exclusive capsule collection of 13 shoes and bags, each featuring a sophisticated yet playful aesthetic inspired by the red carpet. The collection features the brand’s signature designs realised in luxurious chantilly lace, satin and suede, topped off with crystal, bows or feather embellishments for a decadent finish. I particularly adore this sheer black lace version (HK$7,890) for its hint of dark romance, which also features a beautiful shape that will accentuate your feet beautifully, as seen above. —CC
Aesop Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator
Aesop, Melbourne’s chicest beauty export, has been making predominantly plant-based skincare since 1987. While many of its products are mild enough that they won’t strip your skin barrier, it’s only taken until 2019 for the brand to make a product that’s truly suited for sensitive skin types. Finally, those with redness, itchy patches or allergy prone skin can get in on the good stuff: This Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator (HK$415) is formulated for sensitivities with two new ingredients: Dunaliella Salina Extract, a green microalgae that’s rich in antioxidants, and Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract or dormant daffodil buds, which soothe skin irritation and reduce redness.
The light yet nourishing cream also contains ginger root extract and Bisabolol, which helps balance out aggravated, prickly skin. The cream is impossibly soft and silky, and its hydrating and healing effects can be enhanced by adding a couple of drops of Damascan Rose Facial Treatment — my new favourite way to prep for the dry cold weather season. Looking for a concentrated treatment for sensitive skin? Aesop’s Gough Street flagship has also just opened up a facial treatment space, so those looking for a skin pick-me-up will want to take note. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor