ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2010-01-10

Thursday, January 14, 2010





Wednesday, January 13, 2010

People Of The Earth

In a statement released just yesterday, Conan said he refuses to contribute to the slow death of The Tonight Show by agreeing to host it at 12:05am. Conan doesn't think the show will survive if NBC moves it to today. Conan had me at "People of the Earth."

"People of Earth:

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn't the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it's always been that way.



Frankie Morello SS10 by Mariano Vivanco

'After the gorgeous Cesare Paciotti ads, we bring you another new campaign by Mariano Vivanco, the Frankie Morello Spring/Summer 2010. Styled by Nicola Formichetti, the ads feature Andrea Diaconu alongside the sexy Simon Nessman, Ryan Bertroche, and Ryan Taylor. The campaign was shot last November in New York at The Box night club.' -Homotography

Ryan Koning in The World of Tom Ford by Joe Lally

Photographer Joe Lally and fashion editor Carl Davis imagine ‘The World of Tom Ford’ with Ryan Koning replacing Jon Kortajarena, in an editorial for Hommestar @ The Pop.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Tune: Solitaire

Good Old Days by Carl Bengtsson

Here's the Autumn issue of DV Man with a charming and exquisite editorial, the Good Old Days by photographer Carl Bengtsson.

'Models Charlie Westerberg, Viggo Jonason, Kristian Akergren, Theo Storesund and others were styled by Ursula Wangander in pieces from Acne, Peak Performance, The Local Firm, Yohji Yamamoto, and Jil Sander.'

'This magazine is totally worth it. Their Spring issue comes out in March 2010, and I can’t wait to see it.'


What can I say about The Rolling Stones that hasn't be said. Not really a lot, as I would be repeating what others have said, yet here it goes! Along with The Beatles, The Kinks, Count Five, and The Animals, they are among the best that the UK offered to the world in the 60s 70s 80s and till this day. Besides being the rock band with most years of existence, since the 60s(also my mummy's favorite band of all-time sans Bon Jovi haha) and in musical history, they are credited for composing and performing some of the most popular rock songs ever.

Songs such as: "Satisfaction", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Brown Sugar", "Honky Tonk Women", "Start Me Up", and "Paint It Black" are some of their hits.

Here is a photo of the band taken around the late 60s, in which we can see its original members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. Each of them wearing outfits that represent fashion during this time in England. Not only have The Rolling Stones set the standard for "the life of a rock star", but they have also had an influence in fashion during these decades.

Here they are most recently, along with vocal genius Christina Aguilera, singing the tune 'Shine a Light' at the Beacon Theatre in New York City


'Matthew Broderick should really stop humiliating Sarah Jessica Parker in public like this.' -Dlisted


Alvaro Casavechia by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia | Cinco

'Photography twins Aline & Jacqueline Tappia are rapidly becoming a Homotography favorite. This scandalously racy editorial they did for the recent August/September 2009 issue of Spanish Cinco magazine helps further solidify their position in our hearts. Evoking memories of this & this editorials, the barely clothed model is Alvaro Casavechia.' -Homotography

The Final Touch

I would recommend wearing any of these sneakers with white, or a solid one-tone outfit to add a touch of color. Ideal for those moments with friends at a lounge, these sneakers will certainly get the attention of many and express your sense of style.

It has been said by many, that the first thing they notice when meeting with someone is not their shirt, jacket, sunglasses, cufflinks, trousers, jeans, or watch, it's their shoes. To some shoes are a minor outfit complimment, to others a collectors item, while others consider them as something that adds a final touch to their ensemble.

I could go on and on regarding the shoes every stylish gentlemen must have in his wardrobe, which are appropiate for certain ocassions and seasons, the variety of colors and materials. But this time I would like to display on two original pairs of canvas sneakers.

The first one, a pair of Tommy Hilfiger Peace Symbol print sneakers in red, navy blue, and white. The Peace Symbol is one of those iconic symbols from the 60s. Besides this pair, one can find a black and orange pair and other accessories all from Tommy Hilfiger.

The second sneaker pair is from Vans and it has all over them the iconic Piet Mondrian painting which was made popular in 1965 by Yves Saint Laurent with his Mondrian dress collection. These sneakers are literally a piece of art.

Doug Porter by Tony Duran

'Doug Porter has the honor of being the subject of our first Tony Duran post of the new year. And by the looks of this one, Duran is set on making 2010 even hotter than his 2009 features.' -Homotography

Talk Of The Day

"The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every [writer] thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!"

—Puerto Rican singer, Ricky Martin

WHAHAHAHAHA...Yes I may be quoting Ricky Martin BUT the truth is the truth and the truth shall set you freeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Mariano Di Vaio by Fabio Lana | Bello

'It’s all about the Benjamins in the editorial ‘In it for the money – Same face different lives’ with model Mariano Di Vaio photographed and art directed by Fabio Lana. The editorial appears in issue #13 of Bello mag.' -Homotography

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mathias Bergh by Jacob Sutton

Female models, with their insanely high heels, are not the only ones to risk taking a fall for fashion. Photographer Jacob Sutton challenges the laws of gravity in this captivating shoot for 10 Men F/W 08.09 with brave model Gerhard Freidl Mathias Bergh. The name of the editorial is ‘Look Before You Leap’. -Homotography

This Editorial truly is breathtaking!

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