Happy New Year to all our Chinese readers! As the year of the horse commences, we couldn’t help but feel a slightly equine touch to our lives was called for. Get ready to canter away with 2014’s latest trend….
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is more traditionally seen with a guitar rather than a paintbrush, but it transpires that the rock star is actually something of an aspiring artist. Wood has collaborated with Lilogi to create a scarf that features his painting Wild Horses. Warm, earthy tones means this go-with-anything scarf is the perfect seasonal accessory. They’re limited edition, so get yours before they’re gone!
Equine-lovers everywhere can go one step further with a horsey number from Mika Organic. Made from the finest organic and sustainably made materials, 5% of every dress purchased is donated to protecting the natural habitats of endangered species. Think of it as your good deed for the day!
Not a horse-lover but still keen to fit in with the fashion crowd? Gucci’s 18 karat yellow gold horse bit bracelet is the perfect accessory for those who want to embrace the trend without appearing totally horse-mad.
For the fashion-forward man who wants to add an equine touch to his wardrobe, Vacheron Constantin has produced a (very) limited edition watch as part of its Métiers d’Art collection. Available in either pink gold or platinum, the Legend of The Chinese Zodiac Year of The Horse watch is a subtle but superbly crafted tribute to Chinese heritage.
With the wintry weather still upon us in the northern hemisphere, we intend to wrap ourselves up in this luxurious cashmere blanket from the house of Hermes. Featuring a Lusitano horse presumably in the middle of a dressage routine, this beautiful blanket is certainly a statement-maker.
Royal Crown Derby
Fine bone china specialist Royal Crown Derby has produced a new collection, called “Equus.” Launching in Harrods, the equine-inspired range features ink artwork of a horse, with the image deconstructed and applied to five different plates. A table centre piece with a difference!
Go one further with Shanghai Tang’s Chinese Zodiac Chopsticks. Guaranteed gourmet sophistication!
Finally, what about Lalique’s Kazak Horse paperweight? Guaranteed to keep your papers neat and tidy!