If Bling Empire’s Chinese New Year fête in the inaugural episode is anything to go by (complete with a shut down of Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive and unimaginably OTT door gifts), you’ll know just how extravagantly the top one per cent rings in the prosperous occasion. If you do find yourself on the receiving end at similarly lavish occasions—where you can most definitely expect a hefty haul of ang baos (red packets)—and find yourself in need of fashionable advice on how to spend it, we have got the perfect, new season shopping guide for you. Scroll down to see our top picks of the collections that any crazy rich Asian would be raring to buy.
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 $7,000 ang bao
Make your friends and family starstruck with the Leo Camerini Leo 30 ‘Comète’ ($6,600), which features a beautifully pleated front inset with pearl cabochons and crystals in the shape of its celestial namesake. Alternatively, this Alexander McQueen ruffled layered satin-trimmed wool-blend crepe blazer, (approximately $6,069), seen on the runway in Paris, is the perfect way to make a dramatic statement this season. You can channel your inner disco diva this CNY with this turquoise Gucci sequinned jersey gown ($7,000), that will be sure to turn heads no matter where you are.
What to buy with your $10,000 ang bao
Auspicious red is always welcome during this time of year, and this sensational red Bottega Veneta high-neck open-back sequinned gown ($9,080), will make you the lucky darling wherever you go. Revel in the beauty of spring with Leo Camerini’s ‘Stardust’ shoulder bag ($10,000), which features a delicate blossom pink alligator leather with a shimmering gold powder finish. Can you say ‘matriarch’? Power through the festivities in this dazzling Dolce & Gabbana sequinned single-breasted wool-blend suit jacket ($9,565), that shows you’re the one in charge.
What to buy with your $12,500 ang bao
Did someone hit the fashion-forward button? Because this Saint Laurent chainmail jumpsuit ($11,960), will carry you into the year of the Metal Ox and beyond. You can also wrap yourself in the rich comfort of Hermès’ cashmere varsity coat ($11,500)—the perfect investment piece for the new year. Elegance is always in, no matter the season—especially with Leo Camerini’s ‘Gemelle’ clutch bag ($12,200), which comes in alligator leather, finished with the brand’s signature chiaroscuro technique. This particular version features shades of night blue and antique rose, as well as twin lapis lazuli clasps.
*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.
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