Today is Chinese New Year with 2018 marking the Year of the Dog! Much like our loveable companions, those born during the Year of the Dog are characterized by a strong sense of loyalty, honesty, sincerity, an overall friendly nature, and a desire to help others (great traits to have in a spouse, if we do say so ourselves). No matter your Chinese zodiac sign, our editors have selected a few goodies – from fashion to fragrance – to make the Year of the Dog your most stylish Chinese New Year yet. May the rest of 2018 bring you love, health, and prosperity!
As a symbol of joy and good fortune, red is the official color of Chinese New Year. Make a bold statement in red with a show-stopping gown from Viktor&Rolf’s eveningwear collection, which melds simple silhouettes with statement details. Classic satin gowns are given a couture edge with oversized bow sashes, and a voluminous ballgown takes an architectural turn with asymmetrical two-tone tiers.
Good Luck to Go
Take a little piece of the Chinese New Year spirit with you by toting an elegant red evening pocketbook during your nights out (1). With crystal Roger Vivier initials, it has just the right amount of bling.
Wear Your Fortune
There’s absolutely nothing modest about the Marie-Antoinette Dentelle necklace from Breguet (2). This incredible statement piece is crafted from 18k white gold and set with cushion, baguette, and brilliant-cut diamonds weighing in at 68.74 carats, finished with a 3.25 carat Burmese ruby. Whether you pair it with a crimson ballgown or a little black dress, all eyes will be on you.
A Happy Home
A small glass token from Simon Pearce (3) is the perfect Chinese New Year gift for loved ones, or as a charming addition to your own home. Designed especially for the Year of the Dog, this adorable glass pooch is a mere four inches tall, so you can add a little interest to your home décor without compromising style.
Known for its sensual and exotic scent, tuberose has long been used in China to promote calmness. Add a bottle of Tubereuse Absolue from Perris Monte Carlo’s Black Collection (4) to your dressing table, and spend the rest of the year enjoying its luxe fragrance.