February has always been our favourite month of the year, and for obvious reasons too! It’s the month of being hopeless romantics and celebrating love and togetherness with our respective families and that’s our take on Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. To commemorate these two celebrations this month, we at Luxuria Cosmetics had an amazing photoshoot (made possible by our tres magnifique team! Thanks guys!) and we are so excited to share with you our Oriental themed fashion shoot and we certainly hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures.
We would like to wish you all Happy Chinese New Year and stay flawless!
Our beautiful co-founder: Diana Danielle
The Oriental theme is inspired by the Chinese culture, known to celebrate opulence and intricacy in terms of fashion. We had the privilege to work with Max Mak, a celebrated designer who channeled these looks beautifully.
Red has always been THE colour of Chinese New Year and there is no reason why you should not include this majestic colour in your closet. In the Chinese tradition, this bold colour brings luck and good fortune which is why most of the Chinese New Year decorations are in this color. Red is also the colour in Chinese weddings, representing good luck, joy and happiness, thus, it should be your colour of choice. With all these good vibes coming to you by wearing red, don’t be surprised if you receive a pair of red-soled Louboutins in the near future, ladies!
Our beautiful Luxuria girl: Iman Mohamed Osman
Besides the color red, yellow and gold are also the colors that we often see during the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Yellow symbolizes neutrality and good luck and is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.
It also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism as seen where Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples.
And of course, no celebration is complete without flowers! Flowers have recurrent presence in our photos as it is in tandem with our Oriental theme. We love pairing themes from different extremes together, pairing bold colors with dainty pretty flowers. A metaphor we would like our readers to understand as being a woman, with the concept of Yin and Yang, it is important to face the world as independent, poignant, opinionated and strong but we must never forget to enhance the femine qualities we already posses as a woman such as being sensual, soft-spoken and of course all that while having our make up on point!
All fashion looks styled by Max Mak (@maxmak7288). We’ll be interviewing Max Mak on his inpisration next week for the blog so stay tuned!
MaxMak is a Malaysian fashion designer and stylist and clearly is very talented.
Photographed by Marcus by Blink Studio.
Makeup and Hair by Cherina Othman.
Content edited by Melle Marley.
We hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as we enjoyed making them. What do you think about this?