Agenda: Yves Saint Laurent; Joseph Gilgun; Brimstone and Treacle; Record Store Day; Pippin Barr
Sunday 15 April 2012
Fashion: The new gold standard
Now entering its third season of It-bag status, Yves Saint Laurent's stylish Cabas Chyc tote is released this summer in a cool gold version. As sported by the ineffable Mariacarla Boscono in the house's ad campaign, it's a sure-fire hit for the warmer weather – and a fitting tribute to designer Stefano Pilati's final season at the label. £1,660, ysl.com
Face to watch: Joseph Gilgun
If you recognise the 28-year-old as sad clown Woody from This is England or loveable loser Rudy from Misfits, prepare to be shocked by his next role: glass-eyed and tattoed as the villain in Hollywood prison sci-fi Lockout, out on Friday.
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Joan Collins, Mia Farrow, Alec Baldwin, Zooey Deschanel
1. Isn't the Voice great! I love it
2. It's never too late for a coffee. After all it's always morning somewhere in the world.
3. Some people tweet too much - boring!!
4. Can you create your own reality? Would you?
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Trakr
Steal a march on the Government and indulge in some digital self-surveillance with this multipurpose program allowing you to chart your progress in achieving specific goals – from writing a book to getting fit and cutting down on Mr Kipling fondant fancies – by keeping note of the relevant statistics. 69p from iTunes Store
Lexpionage: Ruevenirs, n.
Inappropriate commemorative merchandise vis-à-vis tragic anniversaries, e.g. Tayto Titanic Hand Baked Potato Crisps (yours for just £13 a bag from rmstitanic100.co.uk!)
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Theatre: Brimstone and Treacle
May all hell break loose as Rupert Friend leads this revival of Dennis Potter's shocker about a man's visitation upon a troubled suburban family. 4 May to 2 June, Arcola Theatre, London E8
Music: Record Store Day
This annual love-in for indie retailers is back on Saturday, with a host of in-store events across the UK and exclusive releases including a Flaming Lips double-album of star collaborations. recordstoreday.com
Web: Pippin Barr
Warning: this creator of surreal, old-school video games is out to decimate your productivity. The latest, Epic Sax Guy, involves playing a sax riff in a Moldovan Eurovision performance. Addictive stuff. pippinbarr.com
Match the tweet: 1. Mia Farrow; 2. Zooey Deschanel; 3. Joan Collins; 4. Alec Baldwin.
Life & Style blogs
Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
Victoria Beckham's clothing sales double to £30 million in one year
'Tis the season!: Google celebrates Christmas Eve with second animated Doodle
Christmas 2014: Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian
UK's first plus-size fashion magazine Slink hits the shelves: 'Style doesn't stop at size 8'
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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