ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2010-03-21

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Citizen K International

"J" is the minimalist title (accompanied by the strange sentence below) of this editorial by Kappauf featuring Nicolas Ripoll, Silviu Tolu and Oskar Tranum.

Styled by: Jérôme André.
Groomed by: Julie Nozière & Javier Palacio
Shot by: Driu & Tiago for the newest issue of French superglossy Citizen K.

"C'est bien joli "va-t'en" vois-tu Jason. Quand on attend, rien jamais ne revient, ni personne". Translation - Look Jason, "go away" sounds pretty cool. When you wait, nothing and nobody ever come back.

City of Glass

Tune: The Apologist

Now if only I could quite from shuffling on repeat, everything could quiet down but until than...Indulge, break a shimmy if you may!

Please Give: Film Trailer

"Kate (Catherine Keener) has a lot on her mind. Theres the ethics problem of buying furniture on the cheap at estate sales and marking it up at her trendy Manhattan store (and how much markup can she get away with?). Theres the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter (Sarah Steele) to want the expensive things that Kate wants. Theres the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations."

Brian Jones & Anita Pallenberg Wanna Hold Hands

'Is the photo to the left part of an advertising campaign or an editorial? No, it's a photo taken of Rolling Stone Brian Jones & Anita Pallenberg strolling on the streets of London around 1966-1967.'

Both are wearing striped clothes, Brian an outstanding and very Mod pinstriped blue and white double breasted suit. While Anita is wearing a striped long sleeved mini dress with a belt at her waist(Hey ladies, take note!) A perfect ensemble in today's season!

After Hours by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott | W

'Ah, the after hours… when you’re very drunk, very tired, and very horny. Photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott bring their vision of the After Hours with a British flavor to the March 2010 issue of W (complete with a little British flag in the editorial’s title in the printed magazine). The shoot took place at The Rivoli Ballroom, Lewisham, England with styling by Alex White.' - Homotography


This "Beauty" spread by Shun Watanabe features Jacob Coupe, Adrien Sahores, Nicolas Ripoll and Gabriel Perez groomed by Ayami Nishimura & Tomo Jidai and shot by Karim Sadli for the current issue of Jap fash mag Vogue Hommes Japan.

The New York Times Style Magazine
"The Chic of Araby" is the title of this edit by Robert Rabensteiner featuring Gerhard Freidl and Thomas Hoefnagels groomed by Jamal Hammadi and shot by David Slijper for the current supplement of The New York Times.

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The Most Surprised Kitty!

This cat must be looking at something pretty gnarly! But what it is, we don't know. We'll have to assume and just settle for looking at the cat.

Sayonara Takashimaya

"Another day, another store closing. This time it’s the legendary Fifth Avenue department store Takashimaya. Their New York location will close June 2010.

A pioneer of international fashion, the Takashimaya department store opened in 1958 selling kimonos. Since then, Takashimaya’s expanded to include contemporary Japanese fashion, accessories, and housewares. Most famous for their flower shop, Takashimaya became the New York hub of Japanese culture and design.

Though they have multiple stores in Japan, the Fifth Avenue store is their only US location. Its closing is not only a sign of the slowdown in consumerism in the US, but maybe also a sign of the lack of diversity in shopping. Many shoppers are sticking to bigger, well known, ’safe’ brands, as opposed to spending a lot of money at a lesser known store. Buying security perhaps? After all, you know you can’t go wrong with Chanel.

Takashimaya’s struggles began long before the US recession. Japan’s rabid consumer spending slowed years earlier, and that country is where most of Takashimaya’s money is made. The fact that they were losing money on the US store when the storefronts in Japan were doing well wasn’t as big of an issue. It was only a matter of time before New York’s Takashimaya would close.

If you’ve never been to the store, we’d recommend hurrying up to Fifth and Fifty-fourth before it’s too late. As a proud kimono owner, I can tell you there’s no garment more beautiful, comfortable, and intricate.

Japonisme, while maybe not as popular now as it once was, is a style worth investing in." Fashionista

Jullien Herrera by Gregory Kramer

'The fascination with dancers in male photography continues. Here we have Jullien Herrera [Red], photographed by Gregory Kramer and styled by Timothy Reukauf in a dancing inspired shoot.' - Homotography

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