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.
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I’ve always been a minimalist when it comes to wearing jewellery, and I prefer simple, timeless designs that will match with the rest of my collections and remain covetable for years to come. I used to own a thin silver Classic Chain bracelet from John Hardy that looked great both on its own and when paired with my other jewels. They’ve now added new styles to the heritage collection, and I have my eye on this Asli Classic Chain link bracelet (HK$21,450). It’s reversible and features a sculptural link resembling infinity symbols that gives off just the right amount of sophistication and glamour. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
The trending focus on logos is still going strong, and Versace is highlighting theirs from the 90s with a series of brand new bags. Launching just in time for the Chinese New Year is this vintage logo square belt bag (HK$3,800), which comes in a bright, lucky red hue and a size perfect for all your red packets in the coming week. Remember: instead of wearing it around your waist, carry it across your body for a more stylish approach. —CC
After a particularly ruthless bout of hair bleaching last summer, I’ve been slowly nursing my tresses back to health. As a result, I’ve been experimenting with an array of hair masks each week, from bond repairers to ginseng-based tonics and organic olive oil creams that I brought back all the way from Greece. Usually, I find myself having to battle through angry tangles in the shower no matter what I use, but recently I’ve been obsessed with John Masters Organics’ Rose & Apricot Hair Mask (HK$330/148ml; HK$485/258ml), which seems to effortlessly slip each tangled strand out of their knot with no fight whatsoever. Though formulated for normal (and not particularly damaged) hair, this organic rose mask also claims to repair split ends as well as nourish and stimulate the scalp. It also happens to smell absolutely delicious. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor
To get the most out of the Hong Kong climate (particularly in January) denizens should consider wearing lightweight, breathable, easily detachable layers. Unfortunately, a lot of the performance outerwear you see sold around this time of year that’s meant to meet those requirements tends to focus on “performance” at the cost of any discernible style. That’s why, when the opportunity presents itself, you should always rock Patagonia. The outdoorsy Californian label excels at crafting practical yet good looking garb, like this Torrentshell jacket (HK$1,155) that is particularly striking in the contrasting block colours of “Big Sur” blue and “Fire” red. The brand has won a lot of plaudits for its fabric innovations over the years and this windbreaker drives that home — with a nylon ripstop shell that’s highly waterproof, comfortable and built to withstand Leo in The Revenant levels of punishment. Wear yours during that long delayed New Year’s hike, or (if you’re anything like me) on your arduous journey to the pub. —Randy Lai, Staff Writer
I’ve been loving what Stuart Vevers has done for Coach ever since he took over as the brand’s creative director a few years back. The designer has basically singlehandedly took a withering bag brand and turned it into a fashion label that’s swept us off our feet like a breath of fresh air. For SS19, he once again brings us the craft and spirit of Americana but, this time, through the eyes of the New Romantic, as well as the charming characters of Disney. Other than the sweaters featuring Dumbo the elephant, or the one with a crocodile dressed like Captain Hook, I’ve also got my eyes on these ballerina sneakers (HK$3,500) for their unexpected and very cool mix of graceful and sporty. —CC