"New year, new me!" It's everyone's popular mantra whenever we welcome another year. More often than not, the transformation to a "new me" involves a wardrobe upgrade. When we shop for new outfits, we usually look for our favourite styles and upcoming fashion, but what we may also consider are the lucky colours for our Chinese zodiac sign. You'll never know, that green blazer just might be the key to landing your coveted job.


To help you kickstart 2018, specialist Feng Shui consultancy New Trend Lifestyle shares some predictions and auspicious colours to wear so you can enhance your fortune this coming Year of the Dog. 


Silver, Blue, Light Yellow & Pink for Rat (鼠)


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This 2018, silver, blue, light yellow and pink are your best bets. Emotional health is one that you should watch out for this coming year, and these ethereal colours may help in lifting up your mood so you won’t fall into depression.


Coffee, White, Blue & Black for Ox (牛)


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There is a threat to your finances this year, so be careful in handling your money and investments. On the upside, you will have plenty of opportunities with potential love interests in 2018. Dress in the sleek colours of coffee, white, blue and black and you just might find a great match.


Green, Red, Brown & Pink for Tiger (虎)


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Next year, expect to face obstacles along the way; it will be a tiring year for you. However, with your innate strength and courage, you will be able to resolve these challenges. Stay positive by wearing happy and energising colours such as green, red, brown and pink.


Light Green, Red, Navy & Black for Rabbit (兔)


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Individuals born in the Year of the Rabbit will experience lots of luck, thanks to your auspicious stars and benefactor’s luck. However, even though things are in your favour, you must still put in ample effort to reap rewards. The more effort you put in, the more returns you will get. Play around with light green, red, navy and black in bold ensembles.




Light Green, Red, Deep Purple, Pink & Yellow for Dragon (龙)


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You will face obstacles in career and money in 2018. Switching careers may be tempting, and if you have a concise plan to venture into a new area, it may pay off and increase your worth. If you’re going to job interviews, make sure to dress in light green, red, deep purple, pink or yellow to increase your chances of having a fortunate experience.


Silver, Purple, Coffee & Beige for Snake (蛇)


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Wedding bells will be ringing for you in 2018! If you plan to get hitched next year, some lucky colours to consider for your wedding theme are silver, purple, coffee and beige.




Beige, Orange, Yellow & White for Horse (马)


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If you’re born in the Year of the Horse, you can look forward to a stable year. It’s a great time to explore your creative pursuits and embark on adventures. Start to flex your creative muscles by mixing and matching beige, orange, yellow and white for your outfits.


Brown, Green, Gold & Beige for Goat (羊)


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In 2018, you may find yourself the subject of malicious gossips that may slow down your career advancement. Be wary of others and keep a low profile by sporting neutral shades of brown, green, gold and beige.




Purple, Light Purple, Beige & Pink for Monkey (猴)


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Those born in the Year of the Monkey will experience a joyous year. You will have numerous opportunities to socialise, and you can take on new endeavours while upgrading your skills. Be sure to stock up on cocktail dresses in purple, light purple, beige and pink for your upcoming events.


Red, Yellow, Green & Black for Rooster (鸡)


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Rooster babies are said to be energetic, eloquent and efficient. These traits will help you this year, as you will need to prove your worth at work. Look fierce in red, yellow, green and black while you hustle.




Mulberry, Fuchsia & Yellow for Dog (狗)


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Singles under this sign should refrain from pining over romantic advances as they will not bear any good results. Married individuals may experience more arguments with their partners and are advised to keep tempers at bay to maintain harmony. Bring good luck to your relationships in the romantic shades of mulberry, fuchsia, soil-yellow or plain yellow.


Gold, Beige, Yellow & Coffee for Pig (猪)


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Lady luck is doting on you this year! A chance for a promotion and wedding is in sight. Boost your luck more by wearing inspiring colours like gold, beige, yellow and coffee.


New Trend Lifestyle is the first Asian Feng Shui company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. It was founded in 1989 by Grand Master Hillary Phang and has since been the most popular Feng Shui company in Asia. Yuan Zhong Siu, its geomancy brand, provides professional Feng Shui, Zi Wei Life Analysis, Selection of Auspicious Date, Baby Naming Services and more.


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Learn more about your fortune this coming Year of the Dog by consulting with New Trend Lifestyle

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Today is one of those days when good news dominates the latest happenings. Here are some pick-me uppers to boost your festive hump day mood. 


Robin Wright Takes The Lead



Even after the dismissal of Kevin Spacey in House Of Cards, allegedly due to multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, production for the next season will still push through with Robin Wright as the lead. Funnily enough, life imitated art as Kevin Spacey's character in the show resigned as president in the finale with his wife, Claire (played by Wright), taking over. Well, it's about time for Claire Underwood to step out of her husband's shadow and start calling the shots. 


Stella McCartney Receives First-Ever Award For Innovation



Stella McCartney is the first recipient of the Fashion Awards Special Recognition Award For Innovation for her work and advocacy in finding cruelty-free, eco-conscious alternatives to traditional luxury good materials like leather and fur. Now, that's what you call fashion forward!

Selena Wears Coach For 2017 Fashion Awards


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This year, several styles from past decades have made successful comebacks. And it looks like we're not gonna stop there as we see Selena Gomez in this Victorian-inspired ensemble at the 2017 Fashion Awards. The custom Prairie Dress, Lace Up Western Boots, and the fabulous Pre-Spring 2018 Shearling Coat are all from Coach. What do you think of this style?


Dior Homme To Launch A BMX Bike



Giving a whole new meaning to street style, Dior Homme will release a BMX bike in collaboration with Bogarde. It's said that only 70 pieces will be released and you can get one for USD3,200.




Natalia Dyer And Charlie Heaton Are Now Officially A Couple


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Stranger Things co-stars Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton just made their first red carpet debut as an official real-life couple at the 2017 Fashion Awards. They arrived wearing gorgeous pieces from Coach. Natalia wore a printed, straight dress from Coach 1941 Pre-Spring 2018, while Charlie was in an all-black ensemble matched with an eye-catching varsity jacket from Coach 1941 Spring 2018 collection. Totally rooting for this couple!


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Feeling bittersweet about the year coming to an end? Us, too. As we welcome the whirlwind holiday season, we can’t help but experience a hit of nostalgia. We start to reflect on the things we did, the things we didn’t do, and the things we wish we did better.


So before 2017 comes to a close, we share six worthy resolutions you should really consider committing to in your personal journey. P.S. You might just walk away with some of our featured picks below!

Try out a new look




We’re a community who loves dressing up, so it only makes sense that our first New Year’s resolution would be a sartorial one. This season, if you ever feel unmotivated to dress up, Pomelo’s 2017 Holiday Collection is your sweet escape.

Aptly themed ‘Sweet Escape’, the special 50-piece capsule collection is all sorts of feminine glamour in pastel shades, jewel tones, and satin and velvet fabrics. Our picks? The Cupid Cropped Top and matching Shorts, Velvet Surplice Flounce Sleeve Bodysuit and Tie Ankle Crop Trousers!


Health first




Because what could be more important than your health? But we get it. Staying active aside, eating healthy can get boring and bland — but it doesn’t have to be this way. Sometimes, it’s about being more conscientious when it comes to choosing your meals on the menu.

Most of the time, it’s just one teaspoonful of healthy goodness. HIC’s all-natural powder blends are created with a high concentration of body-lovin’ ingredients to help you achieve your daily nutrients. Simply add your HIC powder blend into your breakfast bowls or use it as seasoning for your savoury dishes.




Practice mindfulness




Your mental health is just as vital as your physical health. Make it your goal to practice mindfulness for a more balanced life. Be more self-aware.

Be kinder, breathe deeper and allow yourself to experience the now. The Mindful Company’s reminder cuffs are stylish, delicate accessories printed with simple yet meaningful mantras. From ‘Laugh often’ to ‘Warrior’, wear your reminder on your wrist and embrace the art of mindfulness.



Skincare is self-care




Sure, self-care goes beyond taking care of our physical appearances. But there’s no denying that skincare is a part of self-care, too. Skincare goes skin-deep, that’s why we only want the best for our skin.

The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has amassed a massive cult following since its inception over 35 years ago. It’s a class of its own, a beauty icon designed to deliver crystal clear skin thanks to its famed proprietary ingredient: the PITERA. For the festive season, the iconic bottle is spruced up with three Change Destiny mantras across an all-white background to celebrate inner wellbeing and empowerment. They're calling it #YourStatementYourBottle.




Our hair deserves better




Oftentimes, we take care of our skin more than our tresses. We say it’s time we take our crowning glory seriously! Add some natural punch — minus the harsh chemicals — to your daily ritual with O&M Maintain The Mane shampoo and conditioner. This duo is made with natural extracts such as Evening primrose oil, Macadamia seed oil and Banksia flower to hydrate and protect your hair.



When it comes to styling tools, you just need one that can do it all. The ghd V gold styler is great for straightening, curls and waves on all hair types. Bonus: its automatic sleep mode is activated if the styler isn’t used for 30 minutes — it's a godsend for the forgetful mind!




Don’t forget to indulge




Amidst it all, we urge you to always remember to pamper yourself — and we know just the perfect way to do it. We have in mind a sumptuous at-home spa treatment, and where else to find the best in body care than Crabtree & Evelyn?

The White Cardamom Body Duo features a body scrub and body cream, doused with the indulging scent of mimosa and mulled cardamom spice essence to warm the mind and body. Sweet!


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