Agenda: Dior; Emeli Sandé; The Apple Cart; Vivian Maier; Givers
Sunday 24 July 2011
Fashion: Welcome to the big smoke
Here's an autumn trend you can get to grips with early: the classic smoky eye. Dior’s new three-colour palette contains a nourishing base to prep the eyelid, plus two shades of shadow - onematte for a simple and stark smoky look and one iridescent for when the dress code calls for a bit of disco. And to top it off there’s a long-wearing liner, which is just the thing for bringing out your more feline attributes. Out 16 August, £32, available nationwide
Face to watch: Emeli Sandé
This 24-year-old Scot has written songs for Tinie Tempah and Cheryl Cole, but is now preparing her own chart assault with single "Heaven" – a string-swept piece of trip-hop with more than a touch of the Massive Attacks about it
Lexpionage: News rash, n.
A nasty skin eruption resulting from stress caused by an excess of epoch-changing media drama. Should be treated with prolonged bouts of trivial activity, eg. reading the Mail Online's sidebar
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
James Van Der Beek, Gregg Wallace, Sarah Millican, Rupert Penry-Jones
1 How do I get a blue tick people. It's doing my head in that people don't believe it's me
3 Moved yesterday... was so exhausted last night I was tired in my dreams
2 Can anyone recommend a book on civil unrest and protest movements in 20th Century Britain ?
4 First decent night's sleep in 2 weeks. Who knew chips were such a sedative?
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch #28: Breath Bird
Twittering goes ingeniously touch-free with this innovative application designed for social networkers with finger or hand disabilities. Simply blow into the iPad's microphone and you will be able to direct an on-screen keyboard with the strength of your breath. Free from iTunes Store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Festivals: The Apple Cart
From the organisers of Field Day comes this family-friendly sister shindig with a shrewd line-up of comedy and music including Tim Minchin and Patrick Wolf. London E9, 7 August, theapplecartfestival.com
Photography: Vivian Maier
Remarkable images from this Chicago nanny-cum-posthumous phenomenon go on display for the London Street Photography Festival from Friday. Photofusion, London SW9, photofusion.org
The Louisiana five-piece's psychedelic, Afropop-flavoured clatter is giving us some seriously good vibrations. Check out their auspiciously titled debut single "Up, Up, Up" at ind.pn/q6kIoV before its 1 August release
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. RUPERT PENRY-JONES; 2. GREGGWALLACE; 3. JAMES VAN DER BEEK; 4. SARAHMILLICAN.
Life & Style blogs
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- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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