SINGAPORE (Jan 21): The coming Lunar New Year marks the Year of the Pig, the 12th and last animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Those born under this zodiac are known to be diligent, compassionate and generous. This year, make a splash with one of these special items.

Gold standard

Poh Heng has created an exclusive Year of the Pig 2.5g gold bar. Crafted in 999.9 fine gold, it symbolises wealth and prosperity — a perfect gift to yourself or someone born in this auspicious year.

Go retro

Coach has released a series of tote bags, T-shirts, backpacks, camera bags and more just in time for the festive season. Each item highlights a unique retro-style pig motif.

Pigs in a pouch

Longchamp has collaborated with fashion blogger Tao Liang, or Mr Bags, to come up with a line of nifty bag designs that focuses on these cute animals. Check out his take on the pouch and bag that has a front pocket shaped like a pig’s snout.

Eye drama

Marc Jacobs has launched a new range of make-up collection and along with it, a new face for the advertising campaign. Model Irina Shayk is photographed with dramatic eye make-up from the new collection.

Lucky shade

Usher in the Lunar New Year on the right note by wearing an outfit your mother-in-law will approve of. Designer for Brooks Brothers Zac Posen gives the colour red the attention it deserves with dresses, sweaters and tops in cheerful shades.