Agenda: Tom Allen; Manson; Ryan Gosling; Mazzy Star
Sunday 06 November 2011
Fashion: Now the shoe's on the other foot
You can't get away from fashion bloggers. They're on the streets, the front row and in ad campaigns, so why be surprised that they should turn their hands to designing, too? The new can-do super-race of up-and-comers have taken on a hefty commission from shopping website farfetch.com to design a pair of shoes that sums up their kooky personal style. From Swedish fashion editor Caroline Blomst to New York's hilarious "Man Repeller", each offers something of their unique signature. farfetch.com
Face to watch: Tom Allen
The camply refined comic's Afternoon Tea chat show was a highlight of this year's Edinburgh festival, so it's great to see his light-entertainment prowess being recognised on the small screen, with two upcoming presenting gigs for E4
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Chris O'Dowd, David Arquette, Carrie Fisher, Wiley
1 Watching come dine with me. Mickey Rourke is doing great.
2 Only problem with Elvis is no pockets – and a fanny pack on Elvis is a sin in most states. But I don't have a Tommy gun for gangster
3 Came to NYC to get away from Halloween. Turns out they have it here too. Any advice?
4 Judge judy see's thru everyone and anyone's bullshit.....
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: AutoPainter HD
make a good impression(ist) – and keep paint spatters at bay – with this pretty darned ingenious photo-editing software, which will take your bog-standard snaps and turn them into masterpieces, re-drawn with virtual "brushes" in the style of luminaries such as Cézanne, Van Gogh and Frank Benson. 69p from iTunes store
Lexpionage: Kardeshecrate, v.
To violate the sacred character of a place or institution (such as marriage) via a toxic and paradoxical combination of deranged self-commodification and negligible self-awarenesss
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Food: Venison tartare
Lo and behold, we think we have found our dish of the autumn, one of the many seasonal delights on the new menu at west London brasserie Manson. 676 Fulham Road, London SW6, mansonrestaurant.co.uk
Web: Ryan Gosling Mem-Ia
It's official: love for the doe-eyed thesp has gone viral. Choose from memes "Fuck yeah Ryan Gosling", "Feminist Ryan Gosling" and – oh, it's too much –"Is Ryan Gosling Cuter Than A Puppy?" ryangoslingvspuppy.tumblr.com
Music: Mazzy Star
Sound the 1990s revivalism klaxon once more! Wispy chanteuse Hope Sandoval and her bunch of dream-poppers are back with their first new single since 1996. And it's an unqualified beaut. bit.ly/tKkwTO
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. CHRIS O’DOWD; 2. DAVID ARQUETTE; 3. CARRIE FISHER; 4.WILEY.
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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