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01 | Count down to the new decade with Star Island
Feeble fireworks and kitschy performances — been there, done that. 2020 calls for a different kind of countdown. Head down to The Float @ Marina Bay on New Year’s Eve to catch Star Island, a multi-sensory hanabi entertainment show — named after the Japanese tradition of gathering to watch fireworks during cool summer nights — that will transform the Marina Bay skyline into a futuristic wonderland. Aside from 500 drones that will ‘perform’ alongside fireworks and stage performers (some of whom are former Olympians, ballerinas, and members of famous circus troupes), there will also be mouth-watering delights at the food village and roving performances.
If you’d prefer a more laid-back experience, there are also multi-sensory suites with exclusive lounge access, panoramic views, and festive food and drink all night long.
Book your tickets here.
02 | Drench yourself in the colour red with the Dior Rouge Trafalgar
They say you can’t smell colours: but they probably haven’t sniffed Dior’s new Rouge Trafalgar fragrance. The new perfume from Maison Christian Dior is a tribute to the house’s love of red, and a cheeky wink to the wonderful tradition of the early Dior fashion shows; ‘Trafalgar’ was Christian Dior’s term for the models he’d deploy in the middle of his shows, who were only the most daring and risque, that would recapture the audience’s attention.
And the namesake perfume does just that. There’s really no better way to get yourself standing a little straighter (or to catch a second glance) than with a perfume this enigmatic. Expect hints of raspberry, black currant, patchouli, and musk.
Visit Dior for more.
03 | Refresh your wardrobe with Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection
Sure, everyone wants to revamp their wardrobes for the new decade, but when was the last time you tried something a little different? Shake up your boring old pieces with Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection, best summed up in two words: irreverently modern. That means heritage prints updated with a graphic polish — tartan emblazoned across biker-inspired outerwear — and three vibrant new bag silhouettes.
But if you want to play it safe, Mulberry also pays tribute to its roots with classic British navies, oaks and oxbloods, all lavished on structured, timeless shapes.
Visit Mulberry for more.
04 | Celine’s new lifestyle collection will spark joy in your routine
Daily schedules don’t have to be a chore. Celine has just the thing to put a pep in your step, even when you’re going through the mundane bits of the day. The Maison Celine collection is the brand’s first lifestyle range, which consists of thoughtful, chic accouterments for daily life, from a very dapper mustache comb (and its accompanying sheath) to perfume and lighter cases in decadent alligator leather. Even Konmari couldn’t say no to these accessories.
The lifestyle collection is now available, along with Celine’s recently launched line of fragrances, at the maison’s Haute Perfumerie boutique in Paris.
Visit Celine for more.
05 | Party in style with Louis Vuitton’s Idylle Blossom jewellery line
Whether you plan to celebrate the New Year with a night of revelry or a cozy gathering, you can’t go wrong with this elegant new collection from Louis Vuitton. Two-row rings, stackable bracelets, a fun mono-chain earring and a long openwork pendant make up this collection, all adorned with diamonds and the brand’s signature Monogram flowers. Simple and clean, but recognisable — they make a statement without you having to say a word.
Visit Louis Vuitton for more.