The Lunar New Year 2023 begins next Sunday, January 22, 2023 and ahead of the celebration of what’s also commonly known as Chinese New Year, we’re checking out what’s in store for us this Year of the Rabbit. The Lunar New year is reportedly one of the most celebrated holidays in different countries in Asia and Asian communities all over the world. The Lunar New Year is based on the lunar calendar, which features 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. These are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig or boar, depending on the region.
Seventeen reported that according to cultural folklore, the legendary Jade Emperor had called upon animals to a race, and whoever finishes first would “determine the passage of time,” the Museum of Chinese in America’s Director of Education Lauren Nechamkin explained. Because the rabbit finished fourth, it became the fourth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac.
Now, every animal in the Chinese zodiac has their own traits and symbols. Rabbits particularly symbolize “longevity, positivity, auspiciousness, wittiness, cautiousness, cleverness, deftness and self-protection.” Aside from those who will be born this year 2023, those who were born in 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, and 1939 are all also born under the same sign.
In celebration of the Year of the Rabbit, we’ve rounded up some amazing Lunar New Year picks to help bring good luck and good tidings to you. Check out our curations below and find out which lucky fashion picks and wellness options to consider this Lunar New Year.
1. CREED 2023 Lunar New Year Eau De Parfum Fragrance Gift Set
Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2023 with this exclusive Eau de Parfum Fragrance Gift Set from Creed that is inspired by the Year of The Water Rabbit. Did you know that rabbits are described as witty, vigilant, and quick-minded? They are also non-confrontational, but indulge in the finer things in life. You can do just that with this Creed limited edition fragrance gift set, which is designed in collaboration with Lala Curio. It comes in a gorgeous textured paper box with gold foiled and embossed with charming details. It features three of Creed’s most loved signature scents, Aventus, Silver Mountain Water, Millésime Impérial. On the box, two rabbits reach for each other to form a circle, which symbolizes harmony and unity. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
2. Oribe Lunar New Year Gold Lust Travel Duo
New Year, new you. Bring back the shine to your hair this Lunar New Year with this Oribe Gold Lust Repair and Restore Shampoo and Conditioner set, which helps reawaken hair to its glossiest, healthiest prime. This amazing set features products that use centuries-old healing oils and extracts to effectively reverse damage and restore moisture back to your hair. Oribe’s Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner effectively rejuvenates hair follicles to produce hair that is softer and more youthful-looking. This limited edition due comes in a gorgeous box inspired by the Year of the Rabbit, making it easily giftable to loved ones or even yourself. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
3. Augustinus Bader The Serum, 1 oz. – Limited Edition 2023 Lunar New Year
This Lunar New Year, get your hands on this award-winning serum from Augustinus Bader, which effectively targets the sin’s most persistent challenges to reveal even, radiant skin. This serum is formulated with clean super-hydrators and nature’s most effective problem-solvers. It effectively targets dehydration, stress, and the signs of aging and environmental damage while addressing loss of elasticity to deliver an anti-aging solution. With consistent use, skin is smoothened, tighted, and firmed for a more revitalized look. It is powered by a complex of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins, and synthesized molecules, as well as Vitamin C, Polysaccharide Moisture Complex, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pomegranate Seed Concentrate, Resveratrol, Edelweiss Extract, and Rice Bran Oil. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
4. ReVive Lunar New Year 2023 Masque Des Yeux
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with this best-selling Masque Des Yeux that comes in a limited edition packaging which features a rabbit symbol in festive red and gold to honor the Year of the Rabbit. This ReVive concentrated overnight eye mask effectively helps diminish the appearance of fine, dry lines and puffiness in the eye area so you wake up looking fresh and rejuvenated every day. This luxuriously moisturizing formula also has a cooling and refreshing effect, thanks to its Hyaluronic Filling Spheres and Natural Probiotics and Yeast Extract that together firms the skin and de-puffs the area around the eyes. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
5. Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Airbrush Primer, 1 oz. – Limited Lunar New Year Edition
Introducing Hourglass Cosmetics’ translucent, skin-perfecting primer that effectively smooths skin, controls shine, and provides a blurred, airbrushed finish as it ensures makeup stays longer. This unique formula features innovative micro-spherical powders, which effectively blurs imperfections, minimizes the look of pores and fine lines, and absorbs excess oil. It also features a weightless, translucent gel formula so that makeup stays on for longer. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
Fashion Picks to Celebrate the Lunar New Year During the Year of the Water Rabbit
1. Theory Silk-Blend Satin Twisted Halter Top
Red is a powerful color that exudes confidence, passion, intensity, and courage. This Lunar New Year, wear that color proudly with this silk-blend satin twisted halter top from Theory, that’s perfect to style on its own or layered with a sleek blazer. It features a draped halter-style neck, center back neck button closure, twisted detail at the neckline, and satin fabrication. It is made from 93% silk and 7% elastane for luxe comfort. Great to wear to any evening soiree or celebrate the Lunar New Year with lots of evening buffets and fireworks. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. KARL LAGERFELD PARIS Metallic Mock Neck Top
Shine your way through the Lunar New Year with this metallic mock neck top from Karl Lagerfeld Paris. This sleek piece features a mock neck paired with long sleeves, a smocked trip at hte neck and cuffs, and an allover metallic finish that will make you shine no matter where you go. Made of 100% polyester, this piece is perfect to pair with slacks, jeans, or even your favorite skirts for a versatile look that will take you from day to night. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. Dolce & Gabbana Leather Crossbody Bag
Heading out for an evening soiree? Don’t forget to accessorize with the Dolce & Gabbana crossbody bag in red, which features a gorgeous deep color paired with regally golden hardware and embellishments. It features a chain shoulder strap, a magnetic snap closure, nad interior slip pocket so you can have your essentials with you even when you party all night to celebrate the Lunar New Year. This bag is crafted from leather and made in Italy. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Women’s Rue Studded Stiletto Ankle Booties
Step into the Lunar New Year in style with this gorgeous pair of stiletto ankle booties from MICHAEL Michael Kors, which features a modern pointed toe, functional inside zip, a 4-inch covered stiletto heel, and a 5-inch shaft height. It is made of polyester upper and lining and has a rubber sole. It also features an allover metallic stud embellishment that provides a shimmer anywhere you go. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. KURT GEIGER LONDON Women’s Belgravia Pointed Toe High Heel Pumps
Go for a sleek, chic style with this pair of pointed toe high heel pumps from Kurt Geiger London. These Belgravia pumps feature a pointed toe and a 3.75-inch heel and is made of leather/TPU upper with a synthetic lining and resin sole. It also features some cute graphics against its red and black theme. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
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