THE COM­PASS This month’s cul­tural ups and downs

Point­ing you in the right cul­tural di­rec­tion this month

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents -

THE SNOW­MAN

Michael Fass­ben­der. The hunt for a miss­ing woman. And some ex­cel­lent knitwear. Our sort of thriller.

DOU­BLE DIGITING

Not sure about giv­ing your num­ber to a stranger? Step in, Flip­per. The app gives you a sec­ond num­ber in your phone that can be texted in­stead.

AMER­I­CAN BEAUTY

We didn’t know what a ‘beauty life­style brand’ was ei­ther, un­til ev­ery beauty in­sider we know in­tro­duced us to Glossier. UK ship­ping fi­nally avail­able; store com­ing next year.*

DOGGY STYLE

Call­ing all an­i­mal lovers. The Clas­sic Tails** col­lec­tion re­works old favourites with cats and ca­nines as the pro­tag­o­nists. Pugs & Prej­u­dice? We’ll take it.

PATENT PUFFAS

“Ooh, shiny!” That’s what peo­ple will say as you glide past in a patent puffa jacket. Minted? Get the Vete­ments of­fer­ing. Less so? Urban Out­fit­ters is your friend.

FURRY TIGHTS

We love Mul­berry, we re­ally do, but those mo­hair tights? Only for those who can live with look­ing like their ra­zor took a 16-year sab­bat­i­cal.

MANSPREADING

First, Madrid banned it. Now, Vis­tara air­lines guar­an­tee women fly­ing solo won’t be given a mid­dle seat. Bye, rogue thighs.

BURGER STRAWS

Why? No­body knows. We wish this baf­fling In­sta­gram trend of shov­ing a straw through a burger atop a soda cup could be ex­plained but, alas, it can­not.

THE DIMPLEPLASTY

Sure, we’ve fan­ta­sised about hav­ing Mi­randa Kerr’s life, but never specif­i­cally her dim­ples. US sur­geons say dimpleplasty de­mand has tripled in two years.

PUD­DLE PUSH­ERS

Cre­ated by footwear de­signer Rich Franklin, Dry Step­pers act as pro­tec­tive bags for your train­ers. Er, right…

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