Fashion: I get a kick out of you

If all this Indian summer malarkey makes the return to autumn seem just too bleak, why not spice up your sock drawer by updating your opaques? Giles Deacon's latest addition to his Gold collaboration for high-street store New Look is just the ticket, decorating traditional black tights with zip motifs and zebra-esque swirls of ribbon and stripes. Perfect for those heartbroken about covering up their tanned pins – at least this way you can do it in style. From £7.99,

Face to watch: Douglas White

This London sculptor has built his name on pieces fashioned from decaying and discarded objects. His latest exhibition, New Skin for an Old Ceremony, has clay sculptures inspired by elephant skin. Paradise Row, London W1, from Tuesday

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Jessie J, Nicole Richie, Arlene Phillips, Robert Webb

1 I'm always buffeting this kind of thing up. Still – Excited!!!

2 Why is it always one or the other? Why cant it be both?

3 My vintage tee smells like vomit. Hm.

4 Why are demanding women seen as difficult and demanding men seen as strong answers to this truth please...

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch: Bus Checker

be a hostage to London's unreliable bus timetables no longer with this new TFL program, which provides real-time data from 19,000 stops across the capital, allowing you to find your way to your nearest one, receive information on diverted routes and check the progress of any tardy drivers. £1.49, from iTunes store

Lexpionage: Knoxious, n.

Fumes that emanate from poisonous stories published online with made-up quotes to support a fictitious 'guilty' murder verdict from a foreign court. Also see, Obknoxious, re: 'Foxy Knoxy, Would Ya?' phone-in appeal

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

Theatre: John Peel's shed

Tune in to poet John Osborne's delightful paean to radio, which heads to the capital after rightfully superlative reviews for its Edinburgh run. 25 to 29 October, Jacksons Lane, London N6,

Music: Zun Zun Egui

We're enjoying a morning wake-up call from these Bristolians and their hynoptically skittish Afro-punk-funk-whatever. Debut album Katang is out now and you can check out the gleeful "Fandango Fresh" here:

Events: Alternative Village Fete

May the summer live on with this anarchic spin on the English staple. Saturday to 16 October, Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire; 29 October, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton;