Ring in the Year of the Ox ... in Style!
Chinese New Year is fast approaching and it's time to get our wardrobes, homes and stomachs(!) ready for the holidays! Here are some items we hope will get you in the mood for celebrating this year ...
H&M’s 2021 Chinese New Year collection consists of more muted, neutral tones compared to the bright reds of past years, but there is still ample opportunity to break up the monotony with the sharp graphics of The Laughing Cow sweatshirts. And if you’re really looking for punches of red, there remain plenty of options beyond the collection.
Dior’s signature Book Tote, Lady D-Lite, Saddle bags and more have all been refreshed with the elegant Dior Hibiscus motif, for a limited run in anticipation of the new year. For an accent, there’s also the Diorelita bracelet, with the same hibiscus detail lacquered in red and gold.
Invest in pieces that will stand the test of time with Grana, a Hong Kong-based brand that does its best to bring luxe materials without the markups. No matter the layer, or whether you’re opting for vineyard, burgundy or brick, the festival-appropriate tones will last you well beyond the occasion, throughout the year and for seasons to come.
Be virtual New Year Party-ready with NARS’ limited edition lineup of palettes and lipsticks, decorated in a deep red with a large floral print. That bold red lip will not be lost amidst the pixels!
ColourPop's Lunar New Year collection has everything you need to construct the perfect makeup look for the occasion: 9-pan shadow palettes, a highlighter, lippie stix, a Fourth Ray Beauty lip mask, and even a dry oil from SOL body for a blinding glow... the pops of gold will surely bring you fortune!
Lush has you covered for body-care with their Dragon Legend Bubble Stick and Godiva Lucky Coin Shampoo Bar. Running the tap over the Dragon Legend makes enough jasmine and ylang-ylang bubbles for two to three baths, and the Lucky Coin is even infused with camellia oil to give your hair a healthy shine!
When it comes to tech, luxury brands dive into the Zodiac-themed timepieces, as they do every year, but Apple are breaking the(ir own) mould, unveiling an ox-rendition of their well-known logo and releasing a special edition of the AirPods Pro—featuring a cute ox icon on its charging case! There will only be a little over 25,000 issues of these AirPods, to be split between online and retail stores across Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
For the perfect gift for family or friends, hop over to Godiva, where you'll find a variety of Chinese New Year box sets, with prints of ox motifs even directly on the decadent chocolates!
Lady M, of mille-crêpe fame, has released a beautifully constructed gift set available for sale at their boutiques across Asia and their North American online stores. Packed with pieces like tangerine-flavoured gummies, chocolate coins and even red packets, it has the perfect combination of candies to make an unconventional and display-worthy ‘togetherness box’ (see #4!).