Happy Thursday, my dear friends! According to lunar calendar, today is the last day of year 2013, tomorrow will be Luna New Year. Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries and regions in Asia. Technically, it lasts a whole two weeks: from the first day to the 15th day of the first month. During those two weeks, many traditions are supposed to be observed, including good ones such as giving out “Hong Bao” (money gifts) to the children and elder, wearing new clothes, visiting friends and relatives, the less sane ones like don’t take out trash or wash one’s body / hair on New Year’s Day, and the totally craze ones, not visiting families that had death in the past year, for example.
Out of all those traditions, my favorite is, can you guess? It is NOT wearing new clothes, hahaha, but visiting relatives! When they see me, they would give me Hong Bao, which means income. After the first few years, I got the science down, I could forecast my “revenue” for the year, and there was inflation. ;D I don’t know what is the average amount per pack the little “emperor” and “empress” get nowadays, back in the days, 10 Yuan (equivalent of $1 in the 80’s) was a large amount. What did I do with the money? I used it to buy stationary, then gave them away as game prizes when I host parties with a good friend of mine. Can you tell that I was a party animal since way back when? It was mostly her idea, hehe.
Fashion-wise, red and gold are the festive colors. In respect of my heritage and more so to celebrate with my cyber friends this holiday, I will be wearing red in this and next couple of posts, so bear with me.
Thank you very much for reading! Wish the Year of the Horse brings you much prosperity and happiness!
:: Outfit ::
Felted Wool Coat:: Theory (on sale here);
Cashmere Tunic :: Ralph Lauren / Black Label (old);
Suede Over The Knee Boots :: Chanel (similar here);
Accessories :: Hermes scarf; Chanel Sunglasses & Earrings;
Alexander McQueen clutch / Faithful (last seen here) ;