Agenda: Bottega Veneta; Ben Wheatley; Brighton Comedy Festival; Mary Portas; Feist
Sunday 21 August 2011
Fashion: Bottega strikes the right notes
Tomas Maier is the minimalist mastermind whose quietly luxurious collections for Bottega Veneta have been captivating fans since 2001. This season, he turns his hand to an understated but important accessory: fragrance. The new Bottega perfume has notes of bergamot, patchouli and jasmine to create a memorable and classic scent, which is nonetheless kept current through the startling beauty of Nine d'Urso, daughter of model Inès de la Fressange, who is the fresh face of the campaign. bottegaveneta.co.uk
Face to watch: Ben Wheatley
The latest champion of the recent British horror revival is this 39-year-old Brighton director, who has been attracting strong buzz for sophomore feature Kill List – a hitman-related nightmare, it's released on 2 September
Lexpionage: National disservice, n.
Making gangs of 'hoodie rioters' join the Army, to give them a sense of discipline and a moral compass, but actually teaching them how to get themselves organised and shoot guns
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Lisa Faulkner, Fearne Cotton, Peter Serafinowicz, Davina McCall
1 Man opposite me on train properly taking over all the space in front of me AND making horrid snorting noises
3 Have baked another banana loaf. Think I may be addicted to baking.
2 Made my desert island meal for lunch. Bangers mash and beans. So good... So so good...
4 Of course Bert and Ernie are not gay. I think the men with their hands inside them might be though.
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Historypin
Take to the streets – and escape the museum – with this intriguing historical guidebook, which allows users to upload old photos and stories of their area to a world map so that people can pull them up when they visit. Or why not just upload a present-day pic then wait for time to take its course?
Free from iTunes and Android stores
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Comedy: Brighton Comedy Festival
Missed the Edinburgh Fringe? Then rejoice as some of its stars, including Sarah Millican and Nick Helm (above), tend to their southern fans. 7 to 22 October, brightoncomedyfestival.com
Shopping: Mary Portas
The redoubtable Queen of Shops has put her money where her mouth is with a House of Fraser range of fashion, food and homewares for the "grown up" woman. houseoffraser.co.uk/maryportas
The quirky Canadian chanteuse from that iPod advert is back after a four-year hiatus. Listen to her sultrily swaying new single "How Come You Never Go There" ahead of October album Metals. ind.pn/oWAOER
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. LISA FAULKNER; 2. DAVINA MCCALL; 3. FEARNE COTTON; 4. PETER SERAFINOWICZ
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Regin: Newly uncovered malicious software snooping since 2008 'was developed by a nation state'
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec: Google Doodle celebrates 150th anniversary of French artist
Tinder dating app being used more and more by middle-aged mums and dads
'Normal Barbie': Lammily, the 'realistic' doll with stretch marks, acne, and grass stains on her legs
- 1 Universities aren't working us hard enough, say undergraduates
- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
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