Agenda: Hussein Chalayan; Gugu Mbatha-Raw; The Muppets; The Bonnie & Wild; Flipback books
Sunday 26 June 2011
Fashion: Inside the mind of a surrealist
July sees the publication of one of the most highly anticipated fashion books of recent years – Hussein Chalayan by the designer himself. With contributions from some of his closest friends and collaborators, this stunning tome delves into the process and mind of one of modern fashion's most eloquent but elusive designers. The creator of coffee-tables-cum-skirts and animatronic dresses that shift woozily from one shape to another has delighted fans for years. Now's your chance to find out more... Published by Rizzoli, priced £55
Face to watch: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Having paid her dues on British telly (Spooks, Bonekickers), the 28-year-old actress is turning Hollywood heads – see her opposite Tom Hanks in next week's Larry Crowne and Kiefer Sutherland in small-screen supernatural drama Touch
Lexpionage: Wimbledud, n.
Up-and-coming British players who are inevitably over-hyped by the media and who invariably under-perform at the Grand Slam event, to the surprise of pretty much no one
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Scott Mills, Carol Vorderman, Julian Clary, Michael Winner
1. Just because you're a povo, doesn't mean you can't have fun
2. I am suffering an attack of the fruit flies xx *swat miss swat miss swat swear*
3. I sed raon fell ffor halff a month meant half a mo
4. I have discovered the joys of sitting on a park bench in the rain under a large tartan umbrella.
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch #24: Songkick
Keep your finger firmly on the musical pulse with this mobile offshoot of social-media site Songkick, which will not only create a list of gig recommendations based on your location and iTunes library, but also notify you as soon as your favourite artists announce tour dates. Sell-outs and ticket touts, be damned! Free from iTunes store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Film: The Muppets
Full marks to the canny felt-skinned ones for their series of trailers parodying dud summer blockbusters while plugging their own upcoming movie. See their latest, riffing off The Green Lantern, at bit.ly/lszUJK
Food: The Bonnie & Wild
Forget the "pop-up" restaurant – now it's all about the "part-time", with this Saturdays-only Scottish eatery offering a creative menu of seafood and game. Chapel Market, Islington, bonniewild.co.uk
Book too big to take on your travels? Can't stand e-readers? Here's just the thing: on 30 June, Hodder is publishing 12 great reads, from Cloud Atlas to One Day, in pocket-sized flipbook form. £9.99, flipbackbooks.com
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. SCOTT MILLS. 2. CAROL VORDERMAN; 3.MICHAEL WINNER; 4. JULIAN CLARY
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Scottish salmon sales leap as Asia develops a taste
Grim second life of the 'breastaurant': The oft-loathed sector is booming in the States thanks to Hooters, Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt
Health: When masturbation can be fatal: The practice of auto-erotic asphyxia is often concealed by a coroner's verdict. Monique Roffey looks at a lethal taboo
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Plane carrying 162 passengers from Indonesia to Singapore disappears over Java Sea
- 5 Naomi Wolf reacts to Isis 'conspiracy theories' critism after she questions whether beheading videos are real
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