Today is the beginning of the new year in the Asian calendar with celebrations lasting 15 days. It's the year of the Horse. This is an important holiday in China where people are aware of how important it is to bring good luck for the coming year. One of the ways is through colour.
There is a legend to how Chinese New Year came to be. A mythical beast, Nian, who caused much destruction, was believed to have been the cause for Chinese New Year. Villagers discovered that one thing Nian was afraid of was the colour red so they considered this a favourable colour. Since this is the year of the Wooden Horse, other colours are considered lucky.
Water and Earth colours will bring luck since these elements support Wood. So any shades of green and brown would be excellent to wear during this year. Blue and black from the water element, are also suitable colours. This is not only for clothing but for any accessories such as scarves, belts or jewelry. Jade jewelry is a good choice in jewelry selection.
Gong Hey Fat Choy.
Good Night for now.
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: HeadTurners Matt Lipstick (scarlet)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye makeup: mock Miss Vanity with lashes (hickory brown)
Hands: SLink AvEnhancement (casual)
Nailpolish: Izzie's Classic nails
Hair: Plume Asia (no longer available)
Dress: TuTy's Short Qipao (embroidered bouquet)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Lauren d'Orsay (chocolate)
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Zaadori (jade and gold)
Bracelet: Second Wave Apparel Asian Bangle (jade)
Lantern: Botanica Year of the Horse Chinese Lantern