Topic: The xx

Crush This: Hello CMJ, Goodbye ‘Mad Men’

Crush This: Hello CMJ, Goodbye 'Mad Men'

Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. This week, we’re getting jazzed for the start of the annual CMJ Festival in New York. For those of you outside the city, we’ll be interviewing bands and highlighting some of our favorite shows throughout the week. And also, we’re not really prepared for the season finale of Mad Men, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be happening this Sunday night. More »

London Calling: Gearing Up For Fashion Week Across the Pond

London Calling: Gearing Up For Fashion Week Across the Pond

While New York is mired in its Fashion Week activities, the Brits still have a couple days to prepare. Our London correspondent Ria Tesia gives us a taste of what the English are looking forward to in clothes and culture.

London is a hot-bed of activity in the fall. With a thriving music scene and uber cool fashion landscape to boot, London is one of my favorite places to be. London Fashion Week is five days away (OK, I’m counting). In the run-up to this hotly anticipated annual event that has been in the diary of any self-respecting fashion aficionado since last year, London will be highlighting a plethora of sartorially focused design talent. The eyes of all and sundry, from buyers, to journalists, to individuals with a passion for fashion will be glued to the fabulous affair from Friday. I love watching these fashion shows, where models sashay down the catwalk and flit from one hip after-party to another in a range of delectable designs. For three whole days, myself, along with the fashion populace forget the words ‘recession’ and ‘austerity measures.’ More »