Agenda: Chanel nail varnish; Elena Anaya; Lollibop; John Squire Celebrity; Buraka Som Sistema
Sunday 15 May 2011
Fashion: Don't forget your coat
Another season, another must-have Chanel nail varnish. This summer, talons are set to be painted mimosa yellow – a tricky shade to pull off, and therefore one which seems to have found a natural home on the fingertips of the It-crowd. Elsewhere in the range, there are gentle pinks and bubblegum shades – the perfect foil to all the bright, Pantone shades on the catwalks for spring. Les Fleurs d'Eté de Chanel, available now, from £17.50, selfridges.co.uk
Face to watch:Elena Anaya
Look for this 35-year-old Spaniard to inspire Cannes chatter with her lead role in Pedro Almodovar's latest, The Skin I Live In, which premieres on Thursday. Back on these shores, catch her in hit French thriller Point Blank, out 10 June
Lexpionage: Rahlity TV, n.
A genre of programming – see Made in Chelsea – that conspicuously avoids reality in aiming to show how ludicrous people behave within a mile radius of the King's Road. May possess a short shelf-life
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Russell Crowe, LL Cool J, Clare Balding, David Baddiel
1. A day that starts with a walk cannot fail to be a good day
2. my cat is obsessed with the pipe from the toilet in my study. she is curled up around it now. what does this mean?
3. Kindness, what is so hard, it reaps great rewards
4. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something".? Plato
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch #18: Leaf Snap
Unlock the mysteries of the forest with this program, which can identify a tree's species via its leaf. Simply take a photograph of the leaf on a white background and let the software, designed by facial recognition experts at Columbia University, do the detective work. Who says nature and technology don't mix? Free from iTunes store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Festival coup alert! None other than dreadlocked crime fighter Rastamouse will be headlining this three-day festival for under-10s and their families. 5-7 August, Regent's Park, lollibopfestival.co.uk
Art: John Squire Celebrity
We're intrigued by the prospect of the ex-Stone Roser's upcoming exhibition re-imagining famous faces into abstract patterns. Idea Generation Gallery, from 10 June (ideageneration.co.uk)
Music: Buraka Som Sistema
If you've yet to discover these Portugese/Angolan ghetto-funk merchants, your booty has been well and truly missing out. Check out their judderingly joyous new single "Hangover" at bit.ly/mdbAeJ
Match the tweet: 1. Clare Balding; 2. David Baddiel ; 3. Russell Crowe; 4. LL Cool J
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