Stare-worthy hybrid

PC makers are combining their laptop-building skills with touchscreen knowhow, and the result is: Ultrabook convertibles.

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These devices are able to transform into a laptop when you need a hard keyboard as well as a tablet when you're on the move.

This Vaio Duo 11 from Sony is a quick starter with a speedy Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 8, and it boasts a decent battery and full-on HD touchscreen, which is extremely responsive for all your games, apps and photo and video needs.

  • £849 Available from Sony

On the prowl

An iconic symbol with famous jewellery designers such as Cartier and Tiffany, this classic panther design has been snapped up by Next who have created a little gem to cinch in waists.Dorset Echo:


  • Black Embellished Panther Head Belt, £12. Available from Next 

Sunglasses on standby

British women predict fluorescent to be the new must-have fashion item for 2013. After noticing an increase in searches for spring fashion trends, conducted a poll to discover the public's thoughts on what trends they believe will take this year by storm.

Neon topped the list with 61% of the votes, with Sixties micro skirts coming second (57%), and head-to-toe leather a close third (56%).

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  • F&F neon yellow boucle jacket £30 Available from Tesco

Superior speaker


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This splendid Bowers & Wilkins audio system is the latest in digital signal processing. With Apple’s AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream music from your iPod directly to the Zeppelin Air, as well as filling your rooms with a punchier, richer sound. This finely crafted unit will look the business in your abode too.

  • £499

Steal the lime-light

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Want to follow the monochrome trend? Team these Mela Monochrome Aztec Print Leggings (£11) with a simple top and bright lime accessories.

All available from New Look

Nice gem


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Who says jewels are just for jewellery? Make your shoes shine out in the crowd with these fabulous multi-coloured mirrored heels.

  • £69.99 Available from Zara

Gold rush

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Fast and accurate with a retouch menu to enhance photos with a range of filter effects, 18 scene modes to achieve great shots and a sharp 720p video recorder, Nikon’s party piece is slim enough to slip in your evening bag and you'll never have to worry about missing those million dollar moments.

  • Nikon Coolpix S3300 16MP Compact Digital Camera Kit, Gold £99.99 Available from Argos

Sicily season

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Dynamic-spec Range Rover Evoques will be available in limited edition Sicillian Yellow from the Spring.

The model pictured has contrasting Santorini Black roof and mirrors, though buyers can reverse the scheme with a black body, switching the roof and mirrors to yellow.

Either way, there will also be yellow stitching on the upholstery, central storage bin, door trims and dashboard coverings, with an additional anodised yellow horizontal strip on the passenger side. It will be available in three- and five-door body styles with a choice of three drivetrains.

  • Available from Land Rover dealers in Dorset

Red all over

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February can be one of the coldest months of the year, so keep Jack Frost from nipping with this snug M&S Man Heritage Jumper.

  • £39.50 Available from Marks and Spencer

De Lisi-ous!

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Add a touch of retro chic to your wardrobe with this Principles tan cross body bag from designer Ben de Lisi. With circle jacquard design, patent trim and a red stripe front.

  • £35 Available from Debenhams