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Your weekly go-to list of the best things to shop, see and experience.
01 | Pamper your peepers with a lush eye cream from Chanel
We’ve all heard the puns about having 2020 vision. So don’t forget to take care of your peepers to keep them looking bright and tight: The eye area is, of course, one of the first to reveal signs of aging and fatigue. Chanel’s newly launched Le Lift Crème Yeux is specially formulated to care for that ultra-sensitive zone, with a botanical alfalfa concentrate that’s both gentle on the skin and high-performing; The melty cream even boasts an instant ’tensing’ effect that makes the eyelid appear more visibly lifted after use. It works on both dark circles and puffiness, evening out the area to reveal fresh and rested eyes.
Available at all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty stores.
02 | Indulge in Janice Wong’s tasty CNY offerings
Who doesn’t love a good Chinese New Year snack? After all, it’s only once a year that it becomes slightly more acceptable to demolish an entire jar of pineapple tarts and kueh bang kit. Janice Wong’s festive treats of cookies, tarts, and chocolates make for great gifts — but we won’t tell anyone if you decide to keep a jar or two for yourself.
Traditionalists will love the pineapple tarts and shrimp rolls, but for the more adventurous, there are also curious flavours like the chocolate bakkwa cookies, and the new hae bee hiam cookie. For an adorable addition that will have adults and kids reaching for more, be sure to pick up the CNY Special Mr Rat Chocolate — these chocolate-filled little guys are as auspicious as they are cute.
Janice Wong’s Chinese New Year collection is now available for order both online and in-store.
03 | Make memories to remember with a cute new phone cover from Loewe
Just because it’s the Year of the Rat doesn’t mean you need to replace all your accessories with various rodent-themed paraphernalia. Enter Loewe’s new Elephant Phone Covers, part of its latest Resort 2020 collection. Aside from being utterly adorable, Dumbo’s large ears function as the perfect grip-aid, while his long trunk serves as both a horizontal and vertical phone stand. Available in either classic calf or pearlised calf leather, this endearing phone case comes in a range of cheery colours from icy pink to sunny yellow.
Available from January 9 in stores and online.
04 | Get edgy with MCM’s first jewellery drop
Irreverence, attitude, and style: That’s what German fashion house MCM stands for. So it makes sense that their first jewellery launch — created in partnership with renowned British jewellery designer Tateossian — drips with the confidence of youthful rebellion. Inspired by Munich’s disco scene and Berlin’s iconic techno clubs, you’ll see decadent crystal disco balls and other related symbols in the line, all paying subtle tribute to German music history. Black diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and the brand’s iconic laurel add a little bit of class to the alchemy.
Available in stores and online.
05 | Gild your wrist with festive watches from Dior
Dressing for Chinese New Year doesn’t have to be gaudy. Dior’s latest launches prove that red isn’t just limited to ang pows and lanterns. The Grand Bal Plume now comes in a limited edition vivacious ruby red, with a matching mother-of-pearl dial that’s reminiscent of a swirling ballgown. If you’d prefer to stay a little more low-key, the La Mini D de Dior Satine Red is the one for you. It almost looks like a satin ribbon, embellished as it is with delicate pink gold and a precious diamond-set bezel, crown, and buckle.
Available in all Dior boutiques.