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Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding flies high in the fashion stakes in top-to-toe mono bird prints. Flap to it and snap up her Boutique by Jaeger Bird Tuxedo Jacket, £80, and matching rousers, £49 at House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk).
Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse with The Cambridge Satchel Company’s shoulder candy. A new bespoke horse stamp has been added to the ‘stable’ of embossing options. Get free embossing and gift wrapping with satchels purchased online until February 14. Prices from £108 for ‘The Classic’ (www.cambridgesatchel.com).
Create a woolly wonder with LoveKnitting.com’s search for the knitting world’s next big talent. The online store has teamed up with esteemed colleges, including London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, to launch the competition. Entrants must design a pattern for an item of men’s or women’s knitwear and send it in along with two photographs of the final item before April 30. The winning design will be sold on LoveKnitting.com and scoop a cash prize of £1,000. For more information, visit www.loveknitting.com/britains-next-top-knitwear-designer
Forget asking ‘does my bum look big in this?’
The majority of men are clueless when it comes to their partner’s dress size. Despite buying clothes for their partner in the past, 50 per cent confess that they have ‘no idea’ of their other half’s measurements, according to a survey by www.vouchercloud.com.
Two thirds admitted to getting it wrong on shopping sprees on at least one occasion. Thank goodness for store receipts and return policies.