Dina Asher-Smith is adamant she is not famous. “I’m not,” she insists, laughing as always. “I can get on the Tube [in London] fine. Of course I get on the Tube. How else am I going to get around? I get recognised now and again, but not really if I have my headphones in. That’s my barometer. I can get on public transport with no problem.”
Few British track and field athletes ever break through to mainstream fame. There are Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, the trio propelled to celebrity status by the London 2012 wave. But over the last decade that is about it, until now. For as much as Asher-Smith denies it, she is creeping closer to joining that list.
In what was meant to be a quiet season in athletics circles with an absence of global events, Asher-Smith took a giant stride towards embedding herself in the top tier of the sprinting elite.
It all meant that rather than her usual quiet, relaxing off-season – she jokes that the most strenuous activity she does is touch her toes in the shower – the six-week period in September and October was as hectic as what had come before it.
There were dozens of interviews from areas of the media that would never normally concern themselves with the exploits of a runner; she was given a spot on The Jonathan Ross Show sofa alongside the likes of actor David Mitchell and comedian Keith Lemon; she had a Southeastern train named after her; and there was a stint walking on the Paris Fashion Week runway in front of superstar guests including model Cara Delevingne and Brazil footballer Neymar.
On January 10, Nike launched its latest Tech Pack collection, a series of city-ready wardrobe staples that definitely wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of your favourite modern dystopian Sci-Fi anthology series – think fleece and knit designs with a healthy does of neon and metallic accents. The collection takes inspiration from the busy lifestyles of city dwellers, and is designed to see you through your work day, your run, a gym session, and an evening with your friends.
To celebrate the new collection, we caught up – on camera – with three confirmed city people you might recognise who know a little something about a hectic schedule to talk about what cities means to them and how they balance those schedules, all while they put their new threads through their paces.
2018 breakout star Letitia Wright associates her home city with potential, recalling how she made her first career steps there as she sits in a local cafe and wanders through the city centre at night. She also thinks of it as being a spiritual place, thanks to the different experiences and cultures you can find.
Premier League footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a break from his workout to reference London’s diversity as something he celebrates – he spent many years living and playing football in London before he moved to Liverpool – as well as loving that you can find a way to do “anything and everything” in the city that almost demands you fill every second of your day with activities. Olympian sprinter and European Champion Dina Asher-Smith simply thinks of the English capital “home”. She was born here, she studied here, and she still trains here, the city that inspired her to all her athletic achievements and taught her how to manage her time.
Each of them acknowledge that they need a wardrobe that keep up with their demanding day to day life, and this futuristic collection is up to that challenge and all the different things their schedules might throw at them.Y
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After you reach a certain age, Christmas stops being about Saint Nick, presents under the tree and whether or not you’ve been naughty or nice this year. For most of us, the true meaning of Christmas is being able to dedicate a whole season to partying the long winter nights away. It’s about living for the moment with one hand waving free. It’s having a wild time in even wilder company – and all to the accompaniment of a great soundtrack.
That’s why this year Selfridges are leading the way by taking their style inspiration from rock stars. After all, nobody parties harder than rock stars. If your wardrobe is currently looking less like Mick and Keith’s Seventies flight case than it could, this is your chance to add a bit of glam-punk spirit to your Christmas looks. Nothing will liven up your office party more than being able to strut in like Liam Gallagher about to headline Knebworth. It’s certainly a lot more fun than wearing yet another novelty Christmas jumper.
In these exclusive images, we’ve picked out some of our favourite looks from the Selfridges Rocks Christmas collection, which is in-store right now. As you can see, this season it’s all about high-energy outfits that are androgynous, decadent and elegantly disheveled. Top brands such as Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith and Kurt Geiger are all getting involved. Your eyes do not deceive you, that really is Ralph Lauren’s iconic Polo Bear hanging out with Queen, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Christmas is no time to stay quiet. The party’s starting, so take your inspiration from icons such as David Bowie, Sir Elton John and Freddie Mercury and start living with the volume turned up.
EA Sports and adidas have unveiled all new custom kits for Manchester United, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for use on FIFA 19 Ultimate Team.
The jerseys are all fresh, creative takes on these four giants’ existing designs, providing a unique experience for fans. And, to add to the excitement, fans can also buy each of these shirts in real life via their club’s stores.
The bold new designs were announced through a video with Paulo Dybala, Marcelo, David Alaba and Jesse Lingard all sporting their respective threads.
United‘s is perhaps the most off-piste of the designs, utilising a lime green/yellow leopard print on a black background. According to the developers: “The limited-edition kit was born from fashion and inspired by street trends right from the heart of Manchester.
“The leopard print design is as progressive, innovative and bold as the Manchester United squad and allows players to be a game changer on the pitch or online.”
I Bianconeri‘s on the other hand, is the most simple of the creations, although it does belie that nickname by opting for an all white top, with the only black to be seen on the collar.
For both, the badges are centralised, as is the case with Bayern‘s. The Bundesliga team are represented with a much more ‘out there’ pattern, and was conceived as “a celebration of FC Bayern’s team of stars and their status as ‘Stern des Südens’.”
In a similar fashion, and living up to their ‘Galactico’ associations, Real Madrid have these same stars dotted around their’s, imposed on a dark blue background “reflecting the Madrid night sky, paying homage to a club which is full of stars that are blessed with skills from another planet.”
All four of the tops have the adidas logo imprinted at the centre of the collar, and are available on each of the club’s online stores now, as well as on the adidas website.
The digital versions are available on the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC customers on November 29th , while Nintendo Switch users will have to wait until December 14th.
Tom Hiddleston, why are you crying in a tunnel?” was the question on Twitter’s lips after the star shared a mysterious video of himself doing just that.
Posting only his second tweet of 2018, the Thor: Ragnarok star shared a cryptic clip of himself slowly walking through a tunnel looking very serious indeed, which ended with the word “Betrayal” appearing on the screen.
And it’s fair to say fans were pretty keen to find out what on earth a one-minute video of Hiddleston’s eyes brimming with tears in a metal tube really meant.
But the panic is now over – and as many had speculated, the actor is confirmed to be working on a version of Harold Pinter’s 1978 play Betrayal.
Hiddleston will play Robert in Jamie Lloyd’s new production at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5th March 2019 for a limited season ending on 1st June.
The announcement comes 40 years to the day after the first ever performance of Betrayal on 15th November 1978 which starred Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton.
Betrayal tells the story of a seven-year romance in reverse chronological order and has been described as the “most moving” of Pinter’s plays. It is inspired by the playwright’s extramarital affair with BBC TV presenter Joan Bakewell, which spanned seven years.
Tom Hiddleston said: “Betrayal is a masterpiece. Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season is terrific and I am so pleased that he’s asked me to be part of it.”
The production forms the culmination of the Pinter at the Pinter season marking ten years since the Nobel Prize winner’s death.
Tickets for Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre will go on sale at 9am on 30th November, with priority on sale to all previous The Jamie Lloyd Company ticket bookers, ATG Theatre Card members and Pinter at the Pinter ticket holders at 9am on 29th November.
Running across multiple TV channels in the UK and Ireland, the campaign celebrates the company’s commitment to offering a no-nonsense, permanent commission of just 2% on all sports and all markets. This is part of the ongoing ‘Changing for the Bettor’ promise of improving the BETDAQ product and betting exchange experience for punters.
Shot on location at The Valley stadium, London, home of BETDAQ-sponsored Charlton Athletic Football Club, the complex night shoot was executed entirely in a single take with Ineson delivering his monologue straight to camera. “It is a pleasure to join BETDAQ in spreading its #ChangingfortheBettor message,” says Ineson.
“As a passionate football fan, it was an exciting night time stadium shoot and I was attracted by the clear, straightforward nature of the campaign, which shows BETDAQ is committed to improving its product and customer experience.” BETDAQ Managing Director Shane McLaughlin says: “We wanted the campaign to signal a new dawn for the brand and showcase our pledge to exchange bettors.
Our introduction of a permanently low 2% commission on all exchange bets is the first of many ways we’re creating a positive impact across the market. In Ralph we have an instantly recognisable presence, full of gravitas and approachability, who is a perfect fit for our brand and helps to spread the news about our long term commitment to change.”
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