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.
Celine Boston bag in Triomphe Canvas
As a fashion mom, I’m always on the lookout for bags that can satisfy my extensive set of needs in taking on different roles from a working woman to a caretaker throughout the week. Currently, I’m on the market for a top handle bag that can double up as a mom bag. It needs to be roomy and sturdy enough to carry my toddler’s essentials, but also not too big so that it won’t weigh down his compact stroller. It also needs to be stylish (just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you need to give up on yourself), versatile and easy to carry.
Sound like a lot? Well, I’ve just found one that looks perfect for the job: the Celine Boston bag (HK$12,000). Beautifully covered in the house’s emblematic Triomphe Canvas pattern, this duffel-style bag looks lovely as an everyday bag. It is also just the ideal size, and has an additional adjustable and removable leather strap that will allow me to swing it across my body, leaving both of my hands free to carry my 1-year-old and the folded stroller should I require to. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor
Dior Forever Couture Perfect Cushion: Diormania Edition
One of my favourite cushion foundations is none other than Dior’s silky, hydrating compact iteration of its liquid Forever foundation. Creative Director Peter Philips’ hydration-packed formula boasts 24-hour longwear, and is perfect for on-the-go retouching (not that you’d need much after one application to be fair). Naturally, it gives you an insane, fresh-faced glow that makes you look like you just rolled out from a spa sesh. Now, it comes dressed in the perfect edition (HK$510) for fashion addicts with a new design in the coveted Dior Oblique monogram pattern. The cushion compact is available in stores starting 1 January, 2020. —Evelyn Lok, Associate Editor
Tumi x Chris Pratt compact carry-on case
Like I said, I’m a big supporter of products that are not only stylish but also designed with practicality in heart. Tumi, I have to say, is one that most certainly gets an A+ in that criteria. All the little details that they add into their travel products are just so thoughtful, it’s rather hard to notice them all by looking at images. While I agree that aluminium suitcases are trendy and sleek, my heart actually still leans towards expandable soft cases because I almost always overpack and they allow me to keep squeezing stuff in without having to resolve to carrying an additional tote (though I would recommend keeping a foldable one closeby).
Recently, I’ve purchased their limited-edition compact carry-on case (HK$4,990) that is co-designed by actor and brand ambassador Chris Pratt. Made from recycled materials, this gem comes in a black design with funky orange accents for a cool, urban appeal and is jam-packed with lots of fabulously thoughtful and practical details including a USB port for charging devices on the go, dual-access to the main compartment, zipper expansion, two additional leather-wrapped handles on the front for easy cabin storage, plenty of dividers, pockets and compartments for staying organised, four dual wheels and more. I think it’s about to be sold out soon so I highly recommend you to check it out asap. —CC
Gucci Makeup Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison in 25 * Goldie Red
We all love a good bold red lip during the holidays, and Gucci’s special edition lipsticks for the season are a must to keep in your collection for those special occasions. It recently launched two limited glittery hues for the season, with a universally wearable shimmery rendition (HK$319) of its hero shade 25 * Goldie Red, and also an otherworldly cerulean blue that is sure to pique the interest of alternative souls. It’s encased in a timeless engraved golden bullet that harks back to the age of intricately crafted lipstick cases. With Gucci branded with a retro, imperfect kind of glam, this is a lipstick that isn’t about precisely lined lips — just swipe on and let the creamy texture, loud pigment, and multidimensional shimmer do the work of drawing all the compliments. —EL