Celebrating The Year of The Monkey

Celebrating The Year of The Monkey

Here it comes, the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. The Chinese New Year according to the Chinese calendar starts Feb 8 2016 ending on January 27, 2017
marking the Year of the Red Fire Monkey.

year of the monkey by anuppa caleekal

year of the monkey by anuppa caleekal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digitalism Online Magazine wishes a Very Happy Chinese New Year 2016

Year of the Monkey 2016

Year of the Monkey 2016
by anuppa caleekal

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fire Monkey

The Fire Monkey Year marks 2016. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac is associated with an element Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth. The last time the element Fire was associated with the Monkey year was 60 years ago in 1956. Fire Monkey personalities are said to be ambitious and adventurous, but irritable. The Fire Monkey brings a mix of ups and downs and it seems that ones ability to seize the opportunity best suited to ones situation is something to watch out for. To be able to know how to best maneuver unpredictable obstacles, risk and chaos to your best advantage is a talent you will need to master in the Year of the Fire Monkey. Using your passion of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship skills to entertain you for change and progress is the monkey’s trick . You will have to trick your brain and know that obstacles are just as exciting as the reward. In other words as the Monkey climbs up or  jumps down the mountain of 2016, the ability is to grasp on to the supportive forces at the right time. There is also the need to recognize that bad can magically turn to good and visa versa but the trick is if you layer your pace just like a monkey goes from branch to branch to go up and down, you can still get the banana. 

 Monkey Business

As each Chinese New Year swings into play, each zodiac animal is also the center of attention in the making of products.This is much more prevalent in Asian markets, however with globalization, and cultural exchanges there is a general tendency in today’s global market to accept the fusion of various cultures. Reflective of many products that are out this year, the monkey motif is key to brands and “monkey business” is top priority in  celebrations which begin in the Year of the Monkey. Here are some new products introduced into the market celebrating 2016  Chinese New Year , The Year of the Monkey.

Affentaler Valley Of The Monkey Baden Pinot Noir , product of Germany is the perfect starter to toast the celebration of the New Year with a not dry light front – finish medium. Red plum flavor. Smooth. Great sipping wine.

pinot noir year of the monkey

pinot noir year of the monkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Among cosmetics products, this year
Giorgio Armani’s Chinese New Year beauty palette, tops it all. It is a makeup case, with a compact powder enhancing natural sheer and skin’s radiance .

Giorgio Armani Year of the Monkey

Giorgio Armani Year of the Monkey

The case is topped with Fortune and Luck symbols inscribed on the celebratory red case with the outline of a monkey embossed into the illuminating powder.

In shoes, red is the colour celebrating The Year of the Red Fire Monkey. Adidas is making sure the colour is served with a Tubular collection dedicated to the Year of the Monkey.

adidas-tubular-red-chinese-new-year

adidas-tubular-red-chinese-new-year

The collection has three Tubular silhouettes: the Tubular Runner, the Tubular X and the Tubular Doom.

 

 

 

 

 

Then there is cordwainer Charlotte Olympia’s red suede shoes with the monkey motif as shown at Polyvore.com

charlotte-olympia-chinese-zodiac-monkey-shoes

charlotte-olympia-chinese-zodiac-monkey-shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Jewellery, watches in limited editions set the pace for a timely Year of the Monkey

Ulysse Nardin’s “Year of the Red Fire Monkey”

ulysse-nardin-monkey-timepiece-2016

ulysse-nardin-monkey-timepiece-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The monkey is also the key player on Piaget Altiplano Cloisonné Enamel watch dial

piaget-limited-edition

piaget-limited-edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopard-L.U.C-XP-Urushi-Year-of-the-Monkey

Chopard-L.U.C-XP-Urushi-Year-of-the-Monkey

 

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey”

timepiece is hand-crafted in Japan by a master lacquer artist depicting a red-coated monkey .

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Winston’s limited edition rose gold timepiece with the bezel set with 74 diamonds a total weight of 2.47 carats is set with a black satin strap.

Harry-Winston Year of the Monkey

Harry-Winston Year of the Monkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least are exciting designs with red highlights in

H&M Fashion collection celebrating Chinese New Year 2016 with a  collection which features styles

modelled by Siwon Choi and Liu Wen, exclusively available in nine Asian markets.

H&M Year of the Monkey collection

H&M Year of the Monkey collection

 

 

HM-Monkey-year-collection

HM-Monkey-year-collection