Agenda: Tom Allen; Manson; Ryan Gosling; Mazzy Star

 

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.

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