Agenda: Miu Miu; Lana Del Rey; London restaurant festival; Scala Forever; East2east
Sunday 14 August 2011
Fashion: Miu Miu looks to the fuchsia
currently being hailed for its fabulous autumn/winter collection, Miuccia Prada's Miu Miu label is riding higher than ever in the fashion charts. The 1940s sport-luxe look of the range is echoed in this racy but ladylike pocketbook bag – of which there are only five, created especially to celebrate the opening of the new Miu Miu corner in Harrods. The concession will stock a selection of bags and accessories in a quirkily decorated 40sq ft section of the ritzy London department store.
Bag: £1,190, harrods.com
Face to watch: Lana Del Rey
This pillow-lipped NYC chanteuse describes herself as a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" and, so far, her music lives up to the billing: YouTube smash ballad "Video Games" is a thing of exquisitely hazy eroticism. ind.pn/pNLuce
Lexpionage: Cher and Cher-alike, idiom.
Pillaging another's style (thus "jacking their swag") to write an apparently unironic song about how others "jag" (so it rhymes better) your "swag" in order to top the charts
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Amanda Holden, Phillip Schofield, Alan Carr, Andrea McLean
1 Tonight I will mostly be BBQ'ing Bass. I purposely didn't say Sea Bass because ALL Bass comes from the sea. Except the beer... I'm rambling!
3 At Westfield talking about Quality solicitors if you need one! Just walk into your local WH Smith!
2 Just had the biggest bag of Wotsits EVER #yum
4 No more daytime telly. I must do something constructive today. I must. I must. Must I?
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Banksy
Get a clearer picture of the ever-enigmatic graffitist with this new virtual tour guide, which will direct you to his nearest artwork based on your current location. Away from the streets, meanwhile, you can take a look at videos by and about the artist, as well as a gallery of all his pictures and installations. £1.49 from iTunes store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Food: London restaurant festival
Gastronomes, go forth and goggle at the line-up for this culinary jamboree which will include a restaurant crawl and a London Eye pop-up. 3-17 October, london
Film: Scala Forever
Ease multiplex ennui with this cross-capital series of cult film screenings in honour of long-defunct but fondly remembered fleapit Scala. Tonight, that includes The Goonies in Dulwich Park. Until 2 October, scalaforever.co.uk
Raise the roof for the East African famine-relief effort with this musical fundraiser featuring "tag-teaming" DJs including New Young Pony Club. Thursday, 18 Hewett Street, London EC2, 18hewettstreet.co.uk
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. PHILLIP SCHOFIELD; 2. ANDREA MCLEAN; 3. AMANDA HOLDEN; 4. ALAN CARR
Jo from Northern Ireland was less than impressed by Russell Brand's attempt to stage a publicity stunt
Life & Style blogs
Alexander McQueen at auction: What makes a really great piece of fashion?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
- 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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