Agenda: Roksanda Ilincic; Zawe Ashton; Mishkins; Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival; 'Poetry'
Sunday 04 December 2011
Fashion: From A-list to Xmas list
In time for party season and present-buying alike, the designer Roksanda Ilincic announces a line of six jersey dresses that will be on sale exclusively through Net-a-Porter this month. Her rich jewel shades and dramatically draped silhouettes have become a modern standard on the red carpet. But if you want to get all dressed for somewhere slightly less glamorous, the rendering of some of Ilincic's most famous designs in casual jersey means they're more suited to our own, ahem, less celestial lifestyles.
From 19 December, starting at £600, net-a-porter.com
Face to watch: Zawe Ashton
She’s been a hit on stage (nominated for best actor under 30), on screen (as stoner Vod in Fresh Meat), as a screenwriter and slam poet. Now catch the multi-talented Ashton in the hard-hitting docudrama Dreams of a Life. Out 16 December.
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Carol Decker, Gok Wan, Rebecca Front, Olly Murs
1 cake gravy is a whole new concept in cooking. And delicious too. I wonder what cake soup would be like...
2 Is up!! First think I'm doing is heading out get some roll on...I'm stinking!! Haha
3 Woooohoooo drinking Gin with agent! What jet lag...?
4 just burned my mouth on my tea!! Arrgghh... i can't thpeak pwoperly now ath my thongs a bit thwollen
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Hungryhouse
Fancy a takeaway? This simple application uses your phone's built-in GPS to browse through hundreds of menus from local participating restaurants (coverage currently covers only the major cities, but is expanding), then order and pay for your cuisine of choice. Available free from the iTunes store
Lexpionage: Blumenhell, slang
The curse of the middle classes on discovering that the supply of Heston-made Christmas puds has run out at their local high-end store, forcing them to pay £150 on eBay in a bid to save the festive season
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Russell Norman, the whiz-kid behind Polpo, has just launched his cheeky take on the Jewish deli in London's Covent Garden. Go for the mouthwatering Reubens sandwich and ace mac and cheese. mishkins.co.uk
Music: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for next summer's premier Birmingham open-air music event, curated by DJs Gilles Peterson and BBC Radio 6's Craig Charles. mostlyjazz.co.uk
Some of the most lyrical film-making today is coming out of South Korea, not least this raw drama, a hit at Cannes, about sexism, oppression and the need to open our eyes to what is going on around us. On DVD now
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. REBECCA FRONT; 2. OLLY MURS; 3. GOK WAN; 4. CAROL DECKER
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