Agenda: Olsen girls; Hannah Arterton; London's Roundhouse; Girls; Vintage Tea Party
Sunday 31 July 2011
Fashion: Olsens put their best feet forward
Those Olsen girls have got some fashion flair: their luxury label The Row narrowly missed out on an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America earlier this year, and now they've announced a collaboration with footwear label Toms. Rendered in the brand's signature espadrille style, their line swaps the standard canvas material for soft, sumptuous Italian leather and snuggly cashmere. But just like any other pair of Toms, each purchase will be matched by the donation of a pair of shoes to children in the Third World. Available now, from £110, toms.co.uk
Face to watch: Hannah Arterton
Prepare for a sister act as the younger sibling of Hollywood starlet Gemma arrives on the thespian scene – just out of Rada, she's set to make her professional debut alongside Tracey Ullmann in Stephen Poliakoff's new play My City.
Lexpionage: Sigh-on-the-wall, adj.
A genre of television programming in which subjects are lmed continuously while rendering viewers paralytic with ennui – see Five's reboot of Big Brother/most of the BBC3 schedules
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
David Lynch, Stuart Baggs, Zooey Deschanel, Roseanne Barr
1. I kinda just moved from one chair to another all day.
2. Dear Twitter Friends, I'm going to make 2 gray-violet shapes for long arms this weekend. What are you all going to do? Have a great weekend.
3. this is the age of insanity and terrorism. G-d help us all! we could have peace so easily!
4. Reading the top tweets for "Dear Taylor Swift" has caused me to instantly vomit over my keyboard.
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch #29: Biophilia
Ever the state-of-the-art songstress, Björk has decided to unveil her new material via this digital "cosmos". Songs can be added as they are released in coming weeks via individual sub-apps, which will incorporate interactive games, audiovisual displays and academic essays. Free to download, then £1.49 per sub-app
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Art: Curtain Call
Go full circle with this new installation by designer/artist Ron Arad at London's Roundhouse. A ring of 5,600 silicon rods, it will act as a canvas for films, music and performance. 9-29 August, roundhouse.org.uk
A ballad entitled "Vomit"? Such are the off-kilter ideas spewed up by this Californian psychedelic group, back with a glorious, gospel-flavoured freakout in advance of their second LP. ind.pn/qWYAcY
Food: Vintage Tea Party
Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree, which features advice on holding a retro shindig alongside recipes for old-fashioned fancies including rose-petal sandwiches. £20, Mitchell Beazley
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. ZOOEY DESCHANEL; 2. DAVID LYNCH; 3. ROSEANNE BARR ; 4. STUART BAGGS
The party's potential nominations read like a high school race for student body president
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Snapchat removed the Best Friends list feature and 'stalkers' are upset
Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Eight-year-old girl Camilla Lisant suggests possible cure for cancer to her scientist father
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 The awkward moment Sarah Palin raised $25,000 for Hillary Clinton's election campaign
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
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