THE COMPASS This month’s cultural ups and downs
Pointing you in the right cultural direction this month
Michael Fassbender. The hunt for a missing woman. And some excellent knitwear. Our sort of thriller.
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.
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.*
Calling all animal lovers. The Classic Tails** collection reworks old favourites with cats and canines as the protagonists. Pugs & Prejudice? We’ll take it.
“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.
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.
First, Madrid banned it. Now, Vistara airlines guarantee women flying solo won’t be given a middle seat. Bye, rogue thighs.
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.
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.
Created by footwear designer Rich Franklin, Dry Steppers act as protective bags for your trainers. Er, right…