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See, do, read, check out: this week’s cultural roundup

Who was the song Umbrella originally intended for? What happens when you retouch classical paintings to meet modern standards of beauty? Would you pay someone to kidnap you for fun? In case you happened to be wondering about any of the above questions, or even if you weren’t, the internet is here to answer them. Plus, places to go and things to see this weekend.…

Mad Men season 6: the fashion

One of the ongoing allures of AMC’s Mad Men is its ability to draw you back wholly to another era. All elements are faithful enough to make it television’s own version of time travel: from cultural attitudes of the day to landmark historical events, interior design to costuming. And, it ties in neatly with the current re-imagining of ’60s mod fashion. Season 6 has just…

New Gatsby trailer has music from Lana Del Rey, Beyonce & more

Any venture of Baz Luhrmann’s is a full sensory affair, from audio to visuals. His work is also, generally, some exercise in taking something old and giving it cultural relevance to a new audience. I won’t write too much or too volubly about how Luhrmann’s biggest successes are the films that do this via music and costuming, or about how that all fits with a…

Gatsby film posters released

The question of whether Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby film would spur along a greater revival of 1920s fashion had, of late, become secondary to the question of whether the film would be released at all. Though slated for summer 2013 it was starting to feel like we’d never see DiCaprio’s turn as Gatsby on the big screen. Seemingly things are now on track for…

See, do, read, check out: what to do this weekend

Interview talks to Cara Delevingne (in case the sexy photoshoot wasn’t enough), research confirms that the internet has made us all narcissistic (we knew it but were just too busy taking #selfies to care), and one well-known author confesses he became more addicted to buying Gucci than most shoe-loving women. That’s all in our reading round-up, while we’ve also got some other cool blogs, articles,…

See, do, read, check out: things to keep you busy this weekend

You can never have too many internet-based distractions, whether it’s some amusing video, informative infographic, or new online store to browse. Of course, it always helps for someone to point out the good bits. As well as those things to check out, read and do online, our weekly cultural round-up also offers up some things to do in person – like check out the new…

See, do, read, check out: cultural round-up

What do you feel like doing this weekend? Heading out to a film festival, a fashion show, an exhibition displaying the inimitable style of Greta Garbo? If it’s on in your city, maybe. And if it’s not, there’s plenty to read and marvel at and take in that doesn’t require you to catch a flight. After the break: a round up of things to read,…

What we’re listening to: the runway edition

Some runways amaze only with the clothes; some have you tapping your foot or scribbling notes about songs you simply must get your hands on. Our round-up this week of what's playing at Fashionising.com HQ is our runway edition: music from the shows that have continued to play in our heads and in our office.

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