The Lunar New Year is a time of delightful merrymaking—where friends and family gather over hearty conversation, television and mahjong. It is also when married couples can choose to bless others with a red packet (or ang bao), a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Chinese culture. If you, like us, think a spot of shopping is in order during the 15 days of Lunar New Year, scroll below for a selection of spectacular fashion accessories that will make heads turn.
Mine crypto by watching videos to redeem rewards
As a special treat for Vogue Singapore readers, by simply watching videos embedded into pink highlighted text in this story you can earn cryptocurrency in the form of VidyCoin. Think of it as digital ang bao money from us to you this Lunar New Year. For those new to mining crypto on Vogue.sg we have provided instructions* at the bottom of this story.
This crypto can then be exchanged** at our Vogue Singapore shop for various rewards, Vogue merchandise, or donated to the Vogue Singapore Foundation to support local creatives.
Start mining crypto by watching the Ang Bao Challenge videos below, featuring editors from Vogue Singapore recommending how to spend your ang bao money this Lunar New Year.
You will be able to mine crypto—that is, your digital ang bao money—from Tuesday 9 February at 3pm until Friday 19 February at 11.59pm SGT.
What to buy with your $250 ang bao
Add a touch of subtle glamour to your outfit this Chinese New Year and beyond. If $250 is what you find in your red packet this year, Bally’s B-chain silk bracelet ($220), Bagatiba’s gold orb ring ($125) and Simone Rocha’s crystal flower hair clip ($161) are versatile options perfect for mixing and matching.
What to buy with your $500 ang bao
A knotted silk scarf necklace is a chic way to elevate a look, even if you live in the tropics—and Bally’s gorgeous silk carré in bone ($420) will do just that. We’d also add to the wish list Carrie K.’s custom-cut Trilliant solitaire necklace ($428) and Saint Laurent’s calfskin card case ($380) for days when you want to travel light.
What to buy with your $1,000 ang bao
Clearly, you’ve struck jackpot with $1,000. You could save it, or you could cheekily expand your shoe wardrobe with a pair of classic Hermès Oran sandal in Nappa leather ($910) or Bally grained calf leather pumps ($950), which also can be worn as mules. Pair them with Bottega Veneta’s stunning spiral earrings ($960), an investment that will also make heads turn.
*How to mine crypto on Vogue.sg
(a) Hover over the pink highlighted text in this story with your mouse (on desktop) or press and hold with your finger (on mobile) to see the embedded video pop up on your screen;
(b) To enlarge the video and activate sound, click on the pink highlight (on desktop) or swipe up with your finger (on mobile);
(c) Create a free Vidy account by clicking on the VidyCoin counter at the top right corner of your screen (confirmation for successfully redeemed rewards will be sent to the email provided during sign-up); and
(d) As you watch the videos embedded in this story, and throughout Vogue.sg, you will start to mine VidyCoin crypto (indicated in the VidyCoin counter on the top right corner).
**How to redeem rewards with your cryptocurrency
(a) Click the top right-hand corner of your display while watching a Vidylink video to access your Vidy dashboard;
(b) Access the Vogue Singapore shop by clicking the ‘shop’ tab; and
(c) Inside the Vogue Singapore shop, you can choose to use your mined crypto to enter a lucky draw to win various prizes; redeem the latest issue of Vogue Singapore and other Vogue merchandise; or donate to the Vogue Singapore Foundation.
Please note that the lucky draw prizes, Vogue merchandise, and Vogue magazine can only be redeemed by readers based in Singapore. However, all readers, including those based outside of Singapore, have the option to donate crypto to the Vogue Singapore Foundation.
If you have entered a lucky draw to win a prize, you will receive a digital lucky draw ticket with a unique serial number. Winners will be notified via email after the completion of the lucky draw period.
If you have exchanged your earned crypto for Vogue merchandise or magazine, you’ll be contacted by our team via email to be congratulated, and arrange collection.