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Dressing For Chinese New Year

February 5, 2019
We all know we don't need a reason to celebrate. But what better reason after the 'official silly season' than Chinese New Year! If you're not familiar with why Chinese New Year is celebrated, here's the low-down. Like many cultural celebrations, Chinese New Year is a time for family, a time to celebrate the year that’s passed and to welcome prosperity, good health and happiness for the year to come. 
Now what's the significance of the Chinese New Year animals you ask? Sheng Xiao is known as the Chinese Zodiac and moves in a twelve-year cycle according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Each year corresponds to a mythical animal and it is said that anyone born within each year will hold characteristics of this animal, just like our trusty astrological star signs. 
This year is the year of the Pig! A 'Pig' is normally characterised as a peace-loving person, someone who is truthful, generous and reliable. Someone who has a sense of humour and doesn't mind treating themselves from time to time (we think we all have a little bit of Pig in us). Find out more about your Chinese Zodiac Here. 
The Chinese New Year Eve dinner is called the 'reunion dinner' and in Chinese culture is said to be the most important night and meal of the year! This year, Chinese New Year commences on the 5th of February and continues for 14 days until the 19th of February. Celebrations will be lively throughout this period. So get your dancing shoes and festive CNY outfit ready! 
So the question is... what does one wear to such an occasion? Here are five tips which will help you find the perfect outfit for Lunar New Year: 
1) RED is always a good idea! 
The colour red in Chinese tradition means happiness and good luck! So, wearing red is generally forbidden at funerals but of course the perfect hue for your Lunar outfit. MSGM Red Jumpsuit Fashion Grace Melbourne2) All that SPARKLES 
Good food, good company and a great sparkly frock is a combination that always wins. Check out our timeless Christopher Kane pleated skirts which are [delete the] just the perfect amount of sparkle for your Chinese New Year celebration.Christopher Kane Pleated Skirt Red Fashion Grace Melbourne 3) Go TRADITIONAL 
Cheongsam is the style of dress traditionally worn during formal Chinese New Year celebrations. These dresses are normally characterised by a high neck and beautifully printed floral fabrics. If the Cheongsam isn't quite your style, stick to a floral piece like this exquisite Mother Of Pearl dress.Cheongsam Chinese New Year Grace Melbourne4) Always choose COLOUR over black & white
The colours black & white are traditionally worn at funerals, and since CNY is a celebration we would of course always opt for bright colours. Petar Petrov Pink Red Jacket Grace Melbourne5) Shine bright like a DIAMOND
Remember to complete every outfit with the appropriate accessory. Make this your most fabulous piece, maybe that diamond necklace you only bring out for special occasions. Take a look at our Sydney Evan range for some inspiration. Sydney Evan Diamond Jewelery Grace Melbourne

A brand created with the vision of producing perfectly tailored and exquisitely crafted blazers and jackets, Blazé Milano has quickly become a go-to in our year round wardrobes. With a focus on long-wearing staples, we were soon drawn to the label’s collection of classic styles that will be timeless for years to come. Discover the Missy Everynight blazer for a relaxed option that is crafted in a chic weaved fabrication with the brand’s signature gold-tone buttons. Perfect for every occasion, this is a style to invest in now and wear forever.

Looking ahead to the new season, if there is one style from Blazé Milano that you invest in, make it a chic bolero style jacket. Crafted in soft pinks, bridal whites and classic black, these chic outerwear pieces will instantly elevate your look and will be ideal for the trans-seasonal weather we have to look forward to as soon as the warm summer recedes. Paired with simple denim and an of-the-moment loafer, this look will be our go-to for Autumn office days and long weekend getaways.

Crafted in earthy rust and soft mint, Blazé Milano’s collection of sumptuous knitwear styles will also be high on our wish list for the new season. As with the rest of this Italian brand’s collection, these perfect lightweight polo style knit pieces will be timeless additions to your closet. Tucked into a mini skirt with knee-high boots or thrown nonchalantly over the shoulders, we’ll be investing in these sweaters and pulling them out of our wardrobes season-upon-season.

Expertly tailored with the same perfect precision as their blazers, Blazé’s denim styles have quickly become a staff favourite at Grace. Developed in the ultimate classic denim wash, discover high-waisted jeans detailed with the brand’s signature emblem and the ultimate denim shacket that had us drooling in the showroom.

There’s no denying that Blazé Milano’s SS24 collection has been designed and crafted to stand the test of time. From their staple blazers to soft as silk knitwear and vintage appeal denim, this collection will be taking you from the office to the weekend and every occasion in between. We’re thrilled to bring the Spring Summer 24 collections to you - we’re sure you’re going to love it just as much as we did in that beautiful Parisian apartment during Paris Fashion Week.

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