Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Year of the Tiger Forecast

I know it's a bit late, but I would just like to share with you what I did for Manila Bulletin for Chinese New Year. The photos below were released last February 14.

Luck Is On Our Side
Arm yourself with Joy Lim’s charms and crystals

Lucky color: fuchsia, pink
Power bead/s: rose quartz in all shapes, to attract more love into your life.

Lucky color: purple
Power bead/s: people who fall under the rooster sign will keep you safe from harm.

Lucky color: purple
Power bead/s: Friends who are born under the rabbit sign, among others, will bring in good tidings.

Lucky color: white
Power bead/s: Wear lots of pechay beads, which symbolize good fortune.

Lucky color: blue
Power bead/s: The holy gourd represents long life and good health.

Lucky color: blue
Power bead/s: Bring with you the three mythical beings that signify long life, fortune, and luck.

Lucky color: pink
Power bead/s: Prosperity and infinity knots mean never ending wealth.

Lucky color: yellow
Power bead/s: This green Cicada insect is believed to enhance longevity.

Lucky color: yellow
Power bead/s: Legendary creatures such as the pi-yao and the pi-xu protect you from bad luck.

Lucky color: yellow
Power bead/s: A star to help you achieve your dreams, and the red bead to guide you on how to deal with the obstacles and trials that you'll encounter.

Lucky color: red
Power bead/s: The sequential numbers 1-6-8 means "one road to success." This will keep you focused on reaching your goals.

Lucky color: red
Power bead/s: Legendary symbols such as the holy gourd, pi-xu and the Tibetan beads all help to keep you away from misfortune.

Regarding the photos, I didn't want to be too literal with the animal forecast. So I translated the lucky colors into makeup, with the animals signs interpreted by the hairstylists. What do you think? :)

To know more about what the Year of the Tiger will bring for you, click on this link. For consultations, visit Charms & Crystals (main branch) at 22-B Dapitan Street, (near Mayon St.), Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City. Best to call 742-2597 for appointments. For a complete listing of branches, visit Charms and Crystals' website.

Photography by DIX
Makeup by Mikee Raymundo and Ricardo Carlos of M.A.C.
Hairstyle by Helen Egan and Christopher Rodil of L’Oreal Professionnel
Models: Anna Claudia Amado and Ana Claudia Rotile or Mercator Models

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