Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Style
Today, Monday, February 8, officially marks the beginning of the 2016 Chinese New Year. As people all over the world celebrate the start to the Year of the Monkey, luxury brands are commemorating the joyous occasion with limited edition collectibles. From jewelry to accessories to bold statement pieces, check out these designer brands’ ode to the New Year.
David Yurman: Chatelaine Ring with Garnet and Diamonds in 18K Gold, $1,750
David Yurman’s show stopping ring pays homage to the Chinese New Year’s celebratory colors gold and red. The 18-karat yellow gold band with pavé diamonds securely holds the ring’s main focus: the faceted garnet. Wear this ring every day for a constant reminder of what the New Year has to bring.
Louis Vuitton: Jungle Fever Square, $370
Thanks to Louis Vuitton, you can proudly wear the Monkey, this year’s Chinese New Year symbol, boldly around your neck with their Jungle Fever Square. Made from 100 percent silk, not only will this square feel heavenly around your neck, but will also add a pop of color to your outfit.
Estee Lauder: Powder Compact, $150
This limited edition powder compact pays homage to the New Year’s Monkey. Designed with a Swarovski crystal monkey holding a peach (according to the company, a peach is the symbol of marriage, spring and immortality), the sleek gold compact comes filled with the brand’s coveted transparent lucidity pressed powder.
Marc Jacobs: Chinese New Year Card Case, $100
You should never monkey around when it comes to your credit cards, unless you’re doing so with this Chinese New Year inspired cardholder from Marc Jacobs! Perfect for carrying multiple credit cards, this lightweight and small accessory can fit with you wherever you go.
Michael Kors: Monkey Leather Key Fob, $48
Hook this charming monkey key fob to your favorite purse or your key ring to add an accent to your style this year. Made from stitched suede, this playful key ring comes in a caramel or pale gold color to accentuate your accessories.