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.
Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Hybrid’ derby shoes
While I do appreciate the art and craftsmanship behind traditionally made leather shoes, I think we can also really benefit from designs that are tweaked to add the versatility and flexibility that our modern day men require. Salvatore Ferragamo has just launched a new ‘Hybrid’ shoe line that combines traditional-leaning design with ultra-flexible soles. I particular love these derby shoes (HK$5,950) that come in glossy leather, and are set on thick rubber soles with woven edges — an idea taken from original designs by Salvatore Ferragamo. Elegant, stylish, and enhanced with a sporty and contemporary design, they can really become your next go-to-shoe for any occasion, be it formal or casual. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
Nars Iconic Lipstick collection
Francois Nars is perhaps best know for making women everywhere blush since he created his iconic Orgasm shade for the cheeks some 20 years ago. But before that, Nars was a cult authority on lipstick — he had started out by slinging runway-worthy lip colours at Barneys New York to great acclaim. It was in 1994 when he launched his first foray with 12 lipstick shades, each sleek black tube sporting his name in thin white letters for the very first time. Celebrating the quarter-of-a-century anniversary, Nars is relaunching those same 12 lipsticks (HK$250 each), now in a crimson limited edition, alongside a whopping 60 additional hues in the classic black packaging. Ranging from nudes to pinks to plums — and including that fiery coral, Heat Wave, which is particularly flattering for yellow undertones — these 12 are sure to be staples in your wardrobe. Given Nars’ loyal fanbase, these lippies are sure to fly off the shelves. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor
Stuart Weitzman ‘Mckenzee’ combat boots
Sock sneakers are officially out, now replaced by combat boots in response to the ’90s punk-grunge style that is coming up on trend this fall. I particularly adore the Mckenzee boots (HK$5,950, available from October) by Stuart Weitzman, which feature a flattering silhouette and an elegant monotone design. They come in a wide range of colours, too, so there’s something for everyone no matter your personal preference. —CC