Agenda: Maarten van der Horst; Seye; The Newsroom; French Connection; worst album covers
Sunday 08 April 2012
Fashion: Totally tropical
Young designer Maarten van der Horst finds inspiration in the most unlikely places – 1970s drag troupe the Cockettes were behind his breakthrough collection of Hawaiian-printed separates, topped off with gaudy tulle. As he presents his first collection for Topshop this weekend, be sure to snap up some of his signature tropical prints; layer with attitude and a heavy sense of irony.
Jacket £130, cycling shorts £40, tee £45, topshop.com
Face to watch: Seye
This Nigerian-born electro-soul-funkist is shaping up to be a Prince among men. His Afrobeat-flecked debut single “White Noise” is out on 30 April and is primed to soundtrack beauteous sunsets all summer long. bit.ly/HzvvKP
Lexpionage: Undergrowduate, n.
Rarely seen type of university student, who is still in the throes of his first degree but has somehow found his way into the Boat Race alongside the behemoth postgrads from America and the Netherlands
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Carol Decker, Calum Best, Mike Skinner, Frankie Cocozza
1 In is way better than out!
2 Been fingering for ages but I can't find the hole!!!!!... In the lawn to stick my Whirly- gig washing line... where's it gone???
3 One day your life will flash before your eyes, it's on you to make it worth watching
4 never work before breakfast. if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Chirp
Add value to your spring jaunts – and learn about the original tweeters – with this melodious bird songbook.Incorporating clips of the signature tunes of numerous species of bird prevalent in the UK and Europe, it ranges from the well-known (cuckoo) to the, er, less so... the alarm call of the Mistle Thrush, anyone? £1.99 from iTunes store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
TV: The Newsroom
A drama about a jaded news anchor created by The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin and starring Jeff Daniels and Jane Fonda? My, this looks promising. It premieres 24 June in the US, before heading to Sky Atlantic. bit.ly/Huye4P
Interiors: French Connection
All props to the latest fashion brand to enter the homewares market – its debut range of furniture and accessories is seasonally sophisticated, as with these sea-sidey driftwood-ish table lamps. frenchconnection.com
Blogs: Worst album covers
LPs go WTF? in this fabulous archive trawl of kitsch cover-art nightmares, featuring naked men and their accordions, elephants in wigs and the poodle-permed audio auteur that is Joyce. bit.ly/GWXEVP
Match the tweet: 1. Calum Best; 2. Carol Decker; 3. Frankie Cocozza; 4. Mike Skinner
Life & Style blogs
- 1 I was a Woman Against Feminism too
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing
- 4 John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
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