ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2009-09-27

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Lady Gaga is looking for a Lord Gaga in this new Saturday Night Live promo video with Ryan Reynolds.

Lad Musician Fall/Winter 2009

How beautiful.
A triangle symphony.
Pointy edged waistcoats and jackets creating zigzag layering.
I'm quite tempted.

Natascha Stolle Fall/Winter 2009

These tights. Wads of smoke ascending from the ground. Enlacing the leg, seducing the eye, conquering the heart.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Faded Images

Two Hollywood legends.

Steve Mc Queen enjoying a moment of leisure with Natalie Wood back in the early 60s. He is wearing a pullover sweater, over a shirt and some dark trousers.

A Single Man

This, the trailer for Tom Ford’s highly anticipated directorial debut, A Single Man.

Even though no one speaks and the story looks terrifying, it’s stunning. From Julianne Moore’s exquisite make-up to the costumes to the furniture to the icy crash and all the men in between, each and every shot is almost shockingly beautiful. Like Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette before it, Ford’s made a visual feast.

Baptiste Giabiconi Gets Naked For Karl Lagerfeld in Purple

Baptiste Giabiconi is featured in the new issue of Purple magazine… naked … as a woman. You see, Karl Lagerfeld and art director Olivier Zahm wanted to portray the iconic Helmut Newton woman, and Baptiste looked hot in stilettos... so they chose him!

Here is a behind the scenes image taken by Olivier Zahm during the shoot.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

WTF :: Charlie Le Mindu Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

French born hairdresser and wig maker Charlie Le Mindu presented his Spring/Summer 2010 headwear collection in London on September 19th. Certain to be seen on the head of Lady Gaga, the eccentric hairy collection is simply out of this world.

To see the Charlie Le Mindu pieces in action, check out Frankenfashion, a new fashion film commissioned by Dazed & Confused and directed by Alex Turvey.

Commonwealth Utilities

This video makes me wish I was in what was clearly the manliest room of all of New York Fashion Week.

Even the clothes are nice, though Im not digging suit shorts on men who don’t share certain proportions. Anyway, everyone has great hair(which should always matter)!

Penelope Cruz!

Penelope Cruz brings her uncanny beauty to the November 2009 cover of Vanity Fair. With two hot new movies, here’s what the saucy actress had to dish!

On who is a better kisser, Vicky Cristina Barcelona’s Scarlett Johansson or Head in the Clouds’ Charlize Theron... “No matter how I answer that I will be in trouble Both were pretty beautiful partners.”

On having anxiety, despite coming off so fearless on-screen... “I’ve always been a worrier. Since I was a little girl I’ve always felt that if I had a moment of peace I’d wonder, are you sure you can afford to feel like this?”


Here she is, the she-wolf herself....Shakira !!!

Here she is again performing a brand-new track off her upcoming album "Did It Again". This is definitely a complete change of musical melody and arrangements for Shakira. It has a very strong Euro Eclectic almost whimsical ambient feel to it.
I dig it a whole lot!!!

James Long SS10

Here we have the NEWGEN Men offering, which provided a much needed jolt to the beginning of events, courtesy of James Long's metallic, militaristic vision. Black leather, acid green and gold so bright it was eye-pain-inducing made up the majority of the palette. In relation to Camo... no matter how inventive the reinterpretation gets, i've never been too hot on the trend. Although Long's cropped leather with diamond poking about the knees had me fixated!

Chelsea's Corner

The Biggest Loser

Trendspotting: You Say Gaga, We Say Stella

'Stella McCartney sent pants-less looks down her runway as early as her Spring 2008 collection (September of 2007, when Gaga was still just a noise babies made). She carried the look through to last spring’s line-up of pants-less suits and rompers, but this season almost every designer jumped on the bandwagon.

Charles Anastase showed a killer nude and black playsuit; Marc layered pants-less options under military jackets; Miuccia showed hotpants in Milan last night. Brian Reyes’ opening look was nothing but a white bodysuit. As if a lack of pants wasn’t enough, Alex Wang sewed sheer panels into his and Jenni Kayne added a matching leather bandeau, conservatively draped with a grandpa cardigan, of course.'

Courtesy of: Fashionistas

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Men’s Fashion Week Coverage by Pierre Debusschere in VHJ

Vogue Hommes Japan is not your typical magazine, and their coverage of the men’s fashion week in their new issue vol. 3 is proof of that. Rather than go for the standard backstage and runway images, VHJ commissioned photographer Pierre Debusschere for an inspired presentation that is pure candy for the eye.


Britney has launched her new single called 3 out this morning!
It's off of her second greatest hits collection..
Fast, catchy, and intoxicating like the rest of Britney's most recent efforts(Blackout & Circus). Thee only two albums that have actually made me a fan Miss Spears.

Cravattes Or Ties

Cravattes or ties experienced also the revolution in fashion during the late 60s and 70s. From the skinny and classic styles of the 50s and early 60s, they evolved into bright colored, bold, and wide pieces. Whether worn with the traditional knot or tied in a loose way, cravattes were an essential item in every man's wardrobe.

Photo here shows some ties/cravattes from the late 60s. Dark colors, bright, or with designs such as paisley are just a brief example of the variety there was in these pieces.

Love Magazine AW09

I tend to cringe when magazines try to merge members of the public with a fashion editorial as it doesn't often offer more shots of not-quite-relaxed, average-looking people making clothes you'd previously drooled over look decidedly civilian (that sounds snooty but isn't intended to be so). The second issue of 'Love' has managed to enhance the trend with a moving editorial of Britain's best boxers in some of the season's finest Prada and Comme Des Garcons...

Pink field boxes with Kangaroos!

Pink told the recent issue of Rolling Stone that she’s nothing like Beyonce.

She shared...“The best I can gather is that Australia likes their artists to be rugged and raw and authentic, and America likes their artists to be glamorous and a little more packaged and glossy—like the difference between me and Beyonce. She’s beautiful, she’s multitalented, and she lives this jet-set lifestyle. And then there’s me: You would picture me out in a field boxing a kangaroo with makeup running down my face, crying about something that happened a week ago.”

OHHH! Last Friday's gig at the staples center was stellar-cute. She is a vocal champion. An honest artist delivering musique with warmth and grit.

Here is Pinks newest single 'I Don't Believe You'
Musique video coming very soon...

Would You Wear a Letterman Jacket?

'Or we should say, will you break out any of your official high school gear just because the runways tell you to?'

'Even Alexander Wang, god to the too-cool for school crowd, embraced the iconic American jock in his all-American SS10 collection. He sent Hanne down the runway in a letterman inspired jacket, albeit one with a side zipper, v-neck and flattering waistline. Then in London, though Topshop’s Unique collection was pretty scattered, a good portion of it was sporty, including a letterman-like sweater (but with a number) on Anya Kazakova.

I spent my last day in London wandering through Regents Park and up to Camden Market where almost every rack of vintage featured a handful of jackets I last saw in my high school halls (until these recent runways at least) and they’re just as unflattering now as they were then. Which means of course you’d have to buy an Alex Wang one or get yours, or your boyfriends, taken in.'

Worth it?

Courtesy of: Fashionistas

Kylie Minogue!

Backstage with Miss Kylie while she prepares to launch here first ever North American tour...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kai Z Feng… Smoking Hot Photography

Patrick by: Kai Z Feng

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of

'Theres nothing you cant do,
Now youre in New York,
these streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
lets hear it for New York'

Hands down, this is my new favorite track off the Blueprint 3(Aside from venus vs mars) In the chorus, Alicia keys pretty much sums up what it feels like when living breathing and dreaming in NYC.

'Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty,
no place in the World that can compare...'

Rock & Republic Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Ad Campaign

Here’s your first look at the new Rock & Republic Fall/Winter 2009-2010 ad campaign. I am digging the tattoos and the spikes. Check out the video below for more.

Fashion Fungi

It may appear pejorative to compare fashion with fungus but it is meant in the most beautiful way. Trust me.

Hairy Housewife

Hairy Housewife

Why is there a barrier? Says Drew

Drew Barrymore dons Valentino while gracing the October 2009 cover of InStyle. on stands Now. Here are some highlights from the 34-year-old Whip It director/star...

On not making enemies: “I don’t like alienating people. I’m like a big freaking welcome mat!”

On her selective memory: “I’m such a good secret keeper that I’ll deliberately forget things so I don’t have the urge to tell them.”

On her relationship with her parents: “I am OK with my dad, but my mom and I have yet to work it all out. I don’t talk about it because… how do you talk about something you’re confused about?”

On fame and how it’s affected her: I love my life, I really do. But there are moments I battle with it. Some days I want nothing more than a brilliant mask so I could look like someone else and go wander the streets and be free. I’m very peeved that Halloween only comes once a year.”

On battling long-term sobriety: “No, I’m not [completely sober]. And I don’t claim to be — quite the opposite. I’ve tried to find the balance. I hope it’s balanced.”

On not being in a rush to find a mate: “Sexual love is secondary to me right now. I’ve spent a lot of time in my life dedicating myself to love or the pursuit of love or the understanding of love. But for the last few years, my life just hasn’t been about that for me. It’s just not about the mother baggage. It’s not about the boy. It’s about something completely different, and it’s very refreshing. I’m trying to understand it and relish it."

On why many of the films she has produced have themes of girl power and collaboration: “I like teams—I like buddies.” I don’t understand women who are competitive, apart from positive forums like athletics. One person is a powerful thing, but a tribe is unstoppable.”

On breaking barriers on the red carpet: “Do you know what I would love? To die on the red carpet. [Laughs] No—I love to succeed on it, but I don’t want to do it conventionally. What I don’t understand is, why is there a barrier between the runway and the red carpet? At fashion shows, the boundaries are gone. But on the red carpet, there’s this line. And I want to walk past that line.”

Here's What Lady Gaga Looked and Sounded Like Three Years Ago

When she was still Stefani Germanotta, playing at The Bitter End on Bleecker Street in NYC!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn Relator Live "Le Grand Journal" Canal+

Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn have created a duets album that was actually inspired by the spirit of the Gainsbourg-Bardot collaborations in the '60s. The way it sounds like is something like a lighter and folkier. The blending of their voices are breezy and enjoyable to listen too. I must say this project might be worth your time. It's an interesting project as it is unlikely or unexpected.

Here below, Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson perform "I Don't Know What to Do" live at Spinner's The Interface. The song also appears on their album "Break Up".

Tyson Ballou & Leandro Maeder by Matthias Vriens in Numero Homme

The new issue of Numéro Homme magazine features a controversially scandalous editorial by Matthias Vriens-McGrath. Here’s your first look at Hot Shots, the cheeky editorial featuring top models Tyson Ballou and Leandro Maeder as porn stars.

It’s a tantalizing journey of tongue-in-cheek references and parody of the adult film industry. This is the most entertaining and eye-catching editorial of 2009. I love it.

Models: Tyson Ballou, Leandro Maeder [Wilhelmina], Lisa Marie [Industry]
Photographer: Matthias Vriens McGrath
Stylist: Timothy Reukauff @ Next Artists
Hair: Hair by Rolando Beauchamp at Community NYC for Bumble and bumble
Make Up: Christy Coleman at The Wall Group.
Casting/Production: Andrey T. for MV Studio
Art Direction: David Hazan
Digital: Spectrum Digital, Retouching/ Postproduction: Picturehouse

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