Sunday, February 7, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

Happy Chinese New Year!

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The Lunar New Year, which starts on 8 February this year, marks the Year of the Fire Monkey in the Chinese calendar.

DO's & DON'Ts

  • Decorate your home with red lanterns and the "Fu" or luck character.
  • Wear new clothes. Out with the old, in with the new – particularly if they are bright, happy colours. Red symbolises prosperity.
  • See a dragon or lion dance and pray for the year ahead at the temple. 
  • Don't buy, give or do four of anything. The word for four has the misfortune of sounding like the word for death.
  • Avoid wearing white or black, which are traditional colours of mourning. 
  • Don't sweep the house on New Year's Day, so as to avoid sweeping away good fortune.
  • Be careful what you do... Bad habits forged in the New Year set the tone for the entire year.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Fashion Studio Magazine selected the most trendy clothes and accessories featuring a monkey motif. Have fun!

Rebecca Minkoff Sticker Pouch

Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette by Giorgio Armani Beauty

Tess Giberson Sweatshirt

Kate Spade Monkey Metro Watch

Gong xi fa cai!

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