ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2009-08-30

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Allow me to introduce you too...

Emerging luxury fashion label Qasimi debuted their Spring/Summer 2010 menswear ‘Higher State’ collection in Paris with a sensual short film by Mariano Vivanco. The eye-candy video presentation, which was shot in Ibiza, features Brazilian beauty Marlon Teixeira styled by Robbie Spencer in the luxurious pieces from the one year old label.

QASIMI a film by Mariano Vivanco. from Qasimi Fashion on Vimeo.

You can be too boring, but you can never be too seductive!

Fashion designer Donatella Versace takes the October 2009 cover of Out magazine alongside British model Paul Sculfor. Donatella had some thoughts to share the with Out editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin...

On if there is such a thing as being too sexy or seductive: “Never, never! You can be too boring, but you can never be too seductive.”

On crediting Gianni Versace with kick-starting celebrity dressing: “Celebrities — the cult — they don’t exist before Versace. This kind of thing to go and dress a rock band — nobody did that before Gianni did.”

Taking Woodstock

"A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969."

Directed by Ang Lee.

Im going to shimmy my way on over to theatres and watch this Asap!

Well, you've probably heard by now that Oasis is splitting up, because one of the brothers freaked out, had a hissy fit, and stomped off stage. They've done this before, and our good money's on them getting back together sometime soon. Even their mum, Peggy, thinks so, “I'm convinced the band will reunite because they do love each other very much, but they’ve always been very different. The funny thing is, they didn’t fight as children. They didn’t fight until they started the band. ... I hope this isn’t the end of Oasis. I don’t think it is.

Here I present to you, my favorite Oasis tune.

Chelsea's Corner

Just one week after Alexander Wang let it be known that he would introduce sunglasses into the mix for SS10, Nylon has a preview of the wares. "Included are zipper hardware, catlike shapes, and bronzed resin frames."

Seeing as Wang’s runway has been producing trends before they hatch for seasons now, take this as your first warning: statement shades are going to be big for spring.

Madonna's daughter Lourdes in Like A Virgin pose

This picture is circulating around and is thought to be taken from a second version of Madonna's 'Celebration' video. Another version, which featured Lourdes dancing, was released online yesterday.

But is Madonna trying to form an entertainment kingdom to rival Disney’s continual production of disposable teen acts? She has enough children now.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Rub Me The Wrong Way

The Summer heat is intense and it adds to the artistic heat created for my recent shoot with photographer Todd Monroe.

This is only the beginining of my work with Mr. Monroe and we have some very "deadly" work in the coming weeks which I'm very excited about.

Be prepared my Monsters!

Director: Terry Gilliam


Johnny Depp - Tony
Heath Ledger - Tony
Colin Farrell - Tony
Jude Law - Tony
Christopher Plummer - Dr. Parnassus

This is Heath Ledger's last project that was being filmed at the time of his sudden death. In true Heath fashion, the film looks quite thrilling and captivating.

Faded Image

If I had to pick someone stylish around 1967-1972, I would definetly choose Yves Saint Laurent, a man who's a fashion legend and visionary. His personal style around these years was remarkable and at its peak. A style and exquisite taste that was reflected on his menswear Rive Gauche collection.

The key element is this collection was the safari jacket, which became a 70s menswear staple.

Below YSL modelling his own designs at Marrakech, a crisp white linen safari jacket ensemble, paired with a dark shirt and a multicored silk cravatte.

Golden Silvers

By: The Magic Touch

Diane My Dear

So by now, it should come to no surprise that I am a fan of Diane Kruger (having posted a tribute to her some weeks ago) films and chic sense of style but now I find her honest approach when being interviewed to be simply authentic.

The Wicker Park actress recently told David Letterman, “ My boyfriend [Joshua Jackson] and I are not Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, so it’s not like we have four cars following us wherever we go. There are days when it’s annoying to have photographers follow you, especially when you’re in pajama pants and just want to get a cup of coffee. If you’re hungover, the last thing you want is to have someone take your photograph. It hasn’t been too bad, though. We’re not that famous.”

Chelsea's Corner


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Salutations my velveteen rabbits!

On set today...This time around im test shooting for what shall be an explosive and ground-breaking photo series that I cant wait to show yall very soon!

Will see you tomorrow, eh.

-Astral Love

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Allow me to introduce you too...

Elizabeth & the Catapult!
Performing "Perfectly Perfect" at Joe's Pub in New York City.
Featuring Rob Hecht on violin.

I woke up this morning to the sounds of this tune, and let me tell you, watching the Blue-jays remove the bed sheets made it all the more splendid!
;) No. really.

Jay-z & Robo-yonce at Grizzly Bear Gig?!?!!

The most powerful individuals in thee entire musique business(money-wise) were at the Grizzly Bear show in Williamsburg! And supposedly, he got on stage with them.

Did he? I Have Video!

Though he was at the show with Beyonce, Hov did not get on stage. Watch Hov sway while the rest of the kiddas shape themselves into self-loathing pop culture aneurysms.

Now that it's September and with these wildfires blazing amidst, it's a sad week for LA County.

On thee other hand, this makes me incredibly happy because this weird ass summer is really ending.

But with this current weather state, I despise my sensitive dry skin that awaits me in the the afternoon heat . Thankfully, my lovely sources from 'Fashionistas' divuldged that over at Kiehl’s just today launched their new Imperial Body Balm. Apparently it makes your skin all kinds of supple and shiny. "And not in that way too shiny way that Gwyneth showed up to Conan with earlier this summer. It’s packed with antioxidants, cocoa and shea butters, honey, and fruit glycolic acids."


Vogue: Italian Edition

Rihanna sits atop her throne and holds onto her scepter in this new series from the September 2009 issue of Italian Vogue.

The Smurfs movie.

Meet Rusty, the Narcoleptic Dog.


Socks, Would You?

Huge socks with heels... trying to keep things as simple as possible with a few key staples with these socks. The pink is definitely making a statement though.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

From Me To You

A Fan.
A Friend.
Chose to share a couple words with me that I cherish whole-heartedly...

"i dig your blogspot <3 and
i love how the universe works for you - its inspiring."

World Premiere: A Madonna 'Celebration'

Official Music Video.


I have been an admirer of Tilda Swinton, since I first saw her.
Stepping into the world of Cinema, Tilda is possibly one of thee most brilliant actresses of this generation(along with Penelope Cruz,Kate Winslet & Cate Blanchett)

Not only can she take on some roles in what could be considered "difficult" films,but she can fake an American accent quite well. Erick Zonka directs Tilda's character about a self destructive 40 something,full blown alcoholic party girl,named Julia who's party girl days should have been behind her years ago. When she is ordered to attend an AA meeting by one of her best friends , she meets up with a psychologically disturbed woman named Elena,who wants Julia to kidnap her eight year old son from her Grandfather.

Julia with nothing to lose, eventually goes along for the ride. A kidnapping goen wrong,that goes from bad to worse to truly unbearable(and I do mean this quite literally). Thrown in a unintended trip to Mexico, watch as the film goes from perplex to down-right unbelievable!

Rent! it's out now!
File Under: Must watch for all you cinephiliacs

This year's oscar win for Best Actress, yes I said it.


Imogen Heap performed "First Train Home" on the Late Show with David Letterman a couple days ago, sounding as lovely as ever. But what really stood out for me was thee astounding GARETH PUGH 'multi-post-it layered' Top she wore while performing! Being an owner of thee exact same piece myself and using it for a very very special shoot I have coming up...makes it even more thrilling nonetheless. A pioneer of experimental musique with a pop zing, for more than 5 years now, Imogen heap is an original contributor to what is now known at the Musique worlds 'unafraid use of style to market a certain and occasionally false image.

Truth aside...marinate in the wonderful sounds from Imogen Heap!

Johan Akesson

Johan Akesson. I'd love to wear these shoes of his while attending a show in Paris but I think I'd need a kidda of mine who won't get drunk before me to make sure I won't be going home with bruises and scratches as a compensation. They do not look so easy to wear but you know there are some things I'd like to make an effort amidst all the absurdity. It's always good to see individuals making a conscious effort to challenge our conventions on how we men should dress and I'm pretty much convinced that the effort to try on their works is always worth it. So, if things get crazier I'd be likely to go for them. I will always find ways towards this kind of insanity. Challenge is always good and a male consumer should look at more ways to redefine himself. Perhaps going through many different looks like Patrick Wolf could be some inspiration. Finalement, I rather like making things complicated and I feel safer in that kind of territory where nothing is at it seems or on the literal level.

Chelsea's Corner

Headline News!

Mid-Eastern Obsession

I'd like to thank the beauty-obsessed reporters over at Allure and 'Fashionistas' for reveaing this awestrucking story that I normally wouldve missed in Sunday’s LA Times.

"Turns out that plastic surgery is majorly on the rise in Iraq, and we don’t mean the reconstructive type that has obviously been prevalent and necessary in the war-torn nation. Nope, we’re talking breast and nose jobs which, quite frankly, surprised the hell out of us.

And guess what? One of the main culprits is the same one we have here—television. With the arrival of satellite TV in Iraq, came a massive increase in elective surgeries. As one surgeon said, “It’s good having television as a source of information, but what you see on TV is not always reality. There are special effects, lights. People believe what they see and come to us expecting results that may be unrealistic.”

Also, young women (and apparently, their mothers) think they’re more likely to get married after they fix their noses. Sounds a little familiar too, right?"

Without getting too political here, I can’t decide quite how to feel about this beauty development. Of course, I’m a big supporter of freedom and having choices and the flow of information. But at the same time I hate to see more individuals feeling like they have to change themselves to find “success” in whatever way that is defined in their cultures.


Monday, August 31, 2009


Oooh. Just another delicious film directed by Jane Campion that I cannot wait too see!

Beng Released: September 18, 2009
Starring: Abbie Cornish & Ben Whishaw.

Bright Star is a riveting drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats untimely death at age 25. Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish ( Elizabeth: The Golden Age) star as Keats and Brawne, respectively.

Magician's Assistant

Paloma Faith sings 'Stone Cold Sober' in the studio, with previously unseen interview footage

Be a part of Paloma's Magic Circle!

Shame! Shame! Shame! On you...

Its obvious that Steve Madden idolizes Alexander McQueen as most do(including myself), and that is why he's always replicating the same designs.

Stealing someone elses creativity is NEVER OK ladies and gentlemen. Dealing with much unfortunate experiences in this department with past friendships and a certain relationship...i've always said, Be who you are, on purpose! Living a passionate life through integrity and honesty will allow you to live beyond your experiences and find a measure of success.

Chelsea's Corner


Cover Girl: Lily Allen

Lily Allen’s landed the cover of ELLE UK’s October issue in honor of the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.

They’ve put her in a blond wig and custom outfits by Brit designers including Richard Nicoll, Stella McCartney, Burberry and Giles. The crystallized, body con by Louise Goldin’s.

In this behind the scenes video, which also features photographer Rankin talking about how “uber-cool” Lily is, she says she’s never really been into the whole Kate Moss, Sienna Miller thing and jokingly claims Alexa Chung’s her London Style Icon.

What I think is "uber-cool" is her stellar interpretation of Rock-icon Deborah Harry.

Creatures of the Night: A Gallery of After Darkers

In the booming, bustling world of urban nightlife, things are neither silent nor still, nor necessarily what they seem. Here, when most people have begun cashing in on their eight hours of rest, we hit the streets with our most beloved, insatiable crew of revelers—from deejays and drag queens to one very poised 92-year-old single gal—to experience the debauchery and decadence of the world after dark.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Ill be back tomorrow in full capacity BUT in the's a little sample of what i've been up too.

Photographer: Todd Monroe
Styling: Anthony De La Cruz

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