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 jewellery of the moment to age-defying beauty products, scroll down to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.

 

Return to Tiffany Love Bugs ring

Weekly Obsessions - Tiffany & Co.

Though it sounds so cliché, it’s true that nothing represents the arrival of spring better than the delightful colours of blooming florals and, of course, the fauna that dance around it. Accordingly, Tiffany & Co. is celebrating this season with its Return to Tiffany Love Bugs Collection, featuring designs inspired by the fantasia of colour and life, which are interpreted through exquisite gemstones and leitmotifs of flowers, butterflies and ladybugs. I particularly like this cocktail ring (HK$12,200) that paints a lovely picture of a ladybug (in sterling silver and 18k rose gold) resting on top of a large green leaf (made from quartz). —Cindie Chan, Style Editor

 

Mr P. slim-fit suede blouson jacket

Mr P

While it’s a little generous to describe Hong Kong as having “transitional weather” between each season — our current forecast reads “hot”, “hotter”, or “inferno” — this new Mr P. blouson jacket (HK$5,087) will have you craving just that, so you’ve got an excuse to put together your own vaguely seedy, totally Texan ensemble. Made with 100 percent lamb suede, this jacket recalls the powder-fuelled excesses of the 1970s, albeit in slightly more sober proportions. For those who prefer a more abstract approach to dressing, it also makes a good anchor to various tone-on-tone and high-contrast outfits — more Scandinavian than Studio 54. Personally, I’ve never been one to wear multiple statement items at the same time, so I’d recommend pairing this with elements like Chelsea boots and unadorned black denim. —Randy Lai, Staff Writer

 

Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue

Weekly Obsessions - Chanel

We visited the Coco Flash Club pop-up in Causeway Bay last week — an 80s-style music club/makeup wonderland tucked behind a chic vinyl store façade in Fashion Walk, almost hidden in plain sight. Apart from loving the glimmering disco lights, impeccable retro interiors (even a disco dance floor à la Saturday Night Fever), what particularly caught my eye was the Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue (HK$290), a double-ended matte liquid lipstick and clear lip gloss that has, up until now, only been available in the US and Europe. Now it’s exclusively sold in Hong Kong at the Coco Flash Club pop-up in 8 shades — my favourite being the vampy Ever Red, just cherry-toned enough to wear during the day. A sip of bubbly right after applying left zero residue on the glass, and it lasted well through dinner 10 hours later, without drying out my lips in the process, too. Pure magic. Still itching to check out the Coco Flash Club for yourself? Don’t forget to register here — the space lasts until 26 May. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor

 

Tocco Toscano “Aimee” work bundle

Tocco Toscano

Hailing from Singapore, Tocco Toscano are the latest in a long line of brands billing themselves as specialists in functional, stylish, everyday women’s bags. Now I know you’re probably thinking, “Oh great, another one of these ‘affordable luxury’ clones”. But what separates Tocco from a good amount of the chaff is design: The brand’s “Aimee” tote (approx. HK$2,167), for instance, was made to be used expressly in conjunction with a “bag-in-bag” insert. The latter helps to efficiently divide the space up inside your tote with purpose-made water bottle, stationary, laptop and business card storage. That’s functionality we’re used to seeing in travel luggage, but which remains surprisingly rare in small leather goods. The best part? The insert can actually be detached for use as a separate bag, which means you’ll be able to comfortably carry 40 percent more retail therapy/a change of clothes at the drop of a hat. It certainly doesn’t hurt that both elements (made up in pebble grain cowhide) look great separately, and are available in over half a dozen colours. RL

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.