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Columnist and Commissioning Editor, Observer Magazine — The Guardian, The Observer
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Here she comes, Thierry Ennui...

As GCHQ places job ads in Shoreditch, one local applies...

theguardian.com — To Whom it May Concern: So, GCHQ, I saw your "job ad". I remember it was a Thursday because I wrote in my journal: "Thursday - idea for screenplay: artist/barista gets scouted to become MI5 spy ". And it was raining - of course, typical me goes out in pure lemon suede.
Nov 29, 2015

I wrote an application on behalf of someone responding to GCHQ's graffiti-ed job ads in Shoreditch of course theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2…

Metallic colours for twinkly eyes

theguardian.com — At Zac Posen's recent show, they recommended you found your perfect metallic eye colour by using your jewellery as a starting point. Cool-toned complexions are flattered by silver hues, and the warmer your skin, the more gold you can incorporate. Alternatively, slop on a slug of the shiniest, glimmeriest eyeliner you can find, and blink a lot.

Memories of my grandfather

theguardian.com — Family. Like an invisible beard of bees you wear when you enter every room, it buzzes and reshapes your appearance and occasionally stings. There is an episode early in Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series Masters of None where, playing aspiring actor Dev, he tells his dad he is too busy to help him fix his iPad, and we follow his father's choleric stare to a flashback of his own childhood.

The return of rosy cheeks

theguardian.com — Is this the end of contouring? As Michael Kors sent his rosy-cheeked models down the winter catwalk, a sigh of relief rippled across the internet. The thing about the pink cheek, as opposed to the Kardashian contours, is it is almost impossible to screw up.

You don’t have to be old to be lonely

theguardian.com — We are an island, populated with islands. You can see it in the way so many wept over the John Lewis advert, watching their darkest fear - to be alone, purely alone, so alone that a whole planet echoes with your trudging steps and your biggest hope of communication is a shitty telescope through which you see only a child, through a window - reflected back.

Is there anything worse than a man who cries?

theguardian.com — For Halloween I went as a man who cried. The most terrifying costume ever made, it caused children to scream and men to punch walls and women to vomit into the phones on which they were booking last-minute sterilisations. A man, but crying. It's hard to keep the two images in your head, I know.

Dramatic eyeshadow

theguardian.com — This is how you make an entrance. The Dior eye palette used here, of rich green, prunes, and blues marked Peter Philips's first official colour collection for Christian Dior Make-up, so they had to be memorable. And what could be more bold than a massive thwack of rounded shadow, painted on with a wet sponge-brush for added depth?

Quick question: how much do you earn?

theguardian.com — He raised his eyebrow just a fraction. Like, a cuticle width. The thickness of a £5 note. I was eavesdropping on two people in the canteen. One said: "I'm going to tell you what I earn," then she leaned a little closer, said something low. And then the other raised his eyebrow.

Vampires, blood and chastity: how Twilight turned teens on

theguardian.com — Sex is weird. If there's one thing we can take away from the 10 years since Stephenie Meyer's Twilight was published (happy birthday), with its message of blood lust and bloody abstinence, it's that sex is weird. There is more. There is the vampire mythology.

The best-dressed ponytails

theguardian.com — Of course you don't need me to tell you how to do a ponytail. You've known since you were nine. You've known since you sat behind Anna in assembly, doing her hair with a silver bobble. You knew when you yanked it up in 2002, when your neck was getting sweaty because you were flirting with the person whose heart, in 2005, you broke.
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Nov 29, 2015

I wrote an application on behalf of someone responding to GCHQ's graffiti-ed job ads in Shoreditch of course theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2…

Nov 27, 2015

@JenKenners @crackerjaw Yeah the new Wallace & Gromit looks quite good doesn't it (dying to see it -will email you about a screening xx)

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