Agenda: Valentine lingerie; Simone Rocha; Patrick Wolf; The Big Sleep Out; Dan Zanes & Friends
Sunday 13 February 2011
Fashion: Pants to love
The words "Valentine" and "underwear" go together like "big screaming row", but you can avoid the usual red lace-trimmed arguments this year with Topshop's latest designer lingerie collaborations from London-based designers Richard Nicoll and Danielle Scutt. The former plays to the modern femme fatale, with sheer black and satin chiffon, while Scutt's woman is a frillier but no less feisty type in an animal-print bra or pyjama-stripe playsuit (below). They're in store tomorrow, priced from £45
Face to watch: Simone Rocha
She's the daughter of the famed fashion designer John, but Rocha's edgier, tailored couture speaks for itself. Expect her to make waves at next week's London Fashion Week, where she will head up the Fashion East show
Lexpionage: Torresian, adj
1. The state of being an inevitable disappointment due to circumstances beyond the individual's control; for example, not being worth the equivalent of 50 Bugatti Veyrons.
2. Looking better in blond than auburn
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Paul Daniels; Derren Brown; Jenny Eclair; Julian Clary
1 Is watching Glee meant to make you feel sick?
2 Spent last night finishing off my Dad. Been dying to say that since I started the painting. Today I start on mum
3 I shall go to bed now and let the jibes wash over me into the night
4 Yes even our steaks are tagged in South London that is how hard we are
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Ethical buying
Consumers wanting to keep a green sheet can now call on this digital version of the Ethical Company Organisation's Good Shopping Guide, assessing the environmental, animal welfare and human rights records of products and services from teas (go for Yorkshire over Tetley) to travel agents. £2.99 for the iPhone and iPad
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Music: Patrick Wolf
We can't get enough of "The City", the latest slice of stomping indie-pop from this criminally undervalued pop eccentric. Catch it at bit.ly/eE6mUQ ahead of the launch of his fifth album, Lupercalia, in May
Charity: The Big Sleep Out
Fancy getting an altruistic night's kip? The Big Issue Foundation is looking for 240 people to join it in a fundraising sleepover in London's Old Spitalfields Market on 18 March – you can register forthwith at bigissue.com
Children's: Dan Zanes & Friends
For a half-term excursion that won't have the adults sulking, this alt-rocker turned "kindie"– that's kids' indie – songsmith is just the ticket. He'll be playing at the Southbank Centre from 24-27 Feb (southbankcentre.co.uk)
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. JULIAN CLARY; 2. DERREN BROWN; 3. PAUL DANIELS; 4. JENNY ECLAIR
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
"History is violent," says the US Army tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier
Animal welfare charities have urged the boy band to cut the scenes
Argentinian scored 'rabona' wonder goal for Tottenham in Europa League – see it here
Life & Style blogs
Ebola outbreak: Virus to kill 67,000 in Monrovia by December, claims academic study
Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
Ebola: NYC doctor Craig Spencer tests positive for disease after returning from west Africa
Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
What do the text messages between you and your partner reveal about your relationship?
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
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