ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2010-07-11

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Itsnotyouitsme Report 24: Things to Know

Photobucket The Top 10 Greatest and Craziest Popstars - via

Photobucket Don Draper Covers W: Stefano Tonchi’s first cover as EIC of W is out. Nathaniel Goldberg photographed and Lori Goldstien styled Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall for the August cover. Hamm’s definitely got that smoldery thing down pat. Should he ever choose to take a break from acting, we’re sure the modeling world would welcome him with open arms. - via

Photobucket Contra cover girl sues Vampire Weekend - via

Photobucket Topshop just dropped its behind-the-scenes video of their Autumn/Winter photoshoot–so if you’re looking for styling ideas, makeup looks, or even just proof that yes, their models do know how to smile, head over and take a look. - via

Photobucket Check Out Gaga's New Bel Air Mansion! - via

Photobucket "Richard Burbridge pays tribute to influential French photog Guy Bourdin with this Bourdin-inspired short film. The film features Irina Lazareanu and others wearing Eres swimsuits and AMAZING Givenchy wedges that we are dying over. Oh, and they’re all hanging from gymnastics rings." Fashionista - via

Photobucket MTV Artist Of The Week: La Roux On Style, Influences And More + Watch 'Tigerlily' Live - via

Photobucket "George Clooney is NOT a Celebrity Designer: George Clooney is set to testify in court on July 16th against GC Exclusive, the Italian firm that is accused of forging Clooney’s signature and claimed to be launching the actor’s fashion line two years ago." Fashionista - via

Photobucket Because Bigger is Something We Want our Butts to Be: In the fashion industry, we doubt a lot of people are interested in making their butts bigger, but if increasing your butt size is important to you, we would suggest this $30 underwear in lieu of plastic surgery. - via


Photobucket Joan Rivers Offers To Pay For Lindsay’s Rehab - via

Friday, July 16, 2010

Series: Shiny Makes Me Warm

'Series: Shiny Makes Me Warm

Combining faux fur, liquid metallic, and vintage garments parred along soaringly with 4 inch Zip Wedge boots, photographer Thomas Saints captures model and writer Anthony De La Cruz for'

Gunter Sachs

German businessman Gunter Sachs is photographed above wearing a relaxed but very polished outfit made up of white trousers and a vertical striped shirt. Gunter Sachs was caught before boarding a plane in the Summer back in 1967. While most would enforce a belt with these trousers, Sachs opted not too, giving his look a comfortable aura. I personally adore the way he pulled up his shirt's sleeves. I was pleased to see em' rolled up, just the way I work my shirts. Cuffs up!

Fun Fact: "The song below was originally written for and recorded in 1968 with Gainsbourg's then girlfriend, Brigitte Bardot. However, Bardot pleaded with Gainsbourg not to release their recording of the song. She was married at the time, to German businessman Gunter Sachs. Gainsbourg complied.

Later that year, Gainsbourg met, and fell in love with, English actress Jane Birkin, on the set of their film Slogan. "Je t'aime... moi non plus" was re-recorded with Birkin replacing Bardot, and was released early in 1969."

Royal T - Crookers Feat. Roisin Murphy

Tune: Royal T

A bunch of kiddas helped bring to light the debut record by Italian electronic duo "Crookers". Released on March 8, the album feature collaborations with the likes of Soulwax, Kelis,, Róisín Murphy, Miike Snow and many many more!

Oi Kiddas! Cheryl Wischhover Over At Fashionista Has One Question

They've been having a lot of heated discussions over at Fashionista lately about beauty products. The question that keeps coming up is this is...Do most women care whether or not the products they use are environmentally friendly/organic/natural?

Allow Cheryl Wishhover to be devil’s advocate for a moment. "There’s been a lot written about what exactly “organic” and “natural” mean. There are different organic standards in the US and Europe, which directly affects beauty consumers. So many great products come from abroad, but it’s often difficult to figure out where the ingredients are sourced.

Then you have the loaded word “natural.” If you take a glance into the history of beauty, women have used lead, arsenic, mercury, and belladonna as beauty enhancers. All are potentially deadly and all are natural products. On the flip side, chemotherapies are toxic chemicals that cure cancer and allow patients to live full lives, sometimes without any long-term side effects at all (and some are actually derived from plant products–go figure).

So how does one buy a beauty serum when confronted with a multitude of options, and confusing packaging and labeling? I suspect most women want products that work and are a good value. If they happen to be green, too, then that’s a bonus, but I’m not sure that it’s a driving force for most consumers. A beauty PR rep said as much to Lauren the other day.

To get some educated answers I picked the brain of Virginia Sole-Smith, who has been writing about natural and organic products for six years and is currently a blogger at Planet Green. Her commitment to exposing the truth and her knowledge about these issues is impressive. She made some points that were actually shocking to learn:

There are absolutely no government mandated standards for labeling a product “natural.” The FDA says: “It is illegal to introduce a misbranded product to interstate commerce.” Virginia made the point that a product can be 99.9% synthetic, but if it contains a tiny bit of something natural, like water (!!) the company can advertise it as natural.
In general, Europe has more stringent standards than the US for regulating and labeling organic products.
I wondered about organic labeling for food vs. beauty products. It turns out that the FDA is in charge of regulating cosmetics, and the USDA regulates the term “organic.” So both organizations provide oversight of organic beauty products. One would assume that these products are purer because of the dual oversight, but in reality there are just more loopholes. The scariest? A product can be labeled 95% organic but there are no rules about what the last 5% has to be. It could be a carcinogen like formaldehyde and still qualify for an organic seal.
The FDA doesn’t require companies to do pre-market safety testing so there are some 70,000+ products out there that have never been tested. Products can contain chemicals that companies aren’t required to reveal. For example, “fragrance” is proprietary. That lavender scent may contain something having nothing whatsoever to do with an actual lavender plant–but you’ll never know.
I’m completely schizophrenic when it comes to my shopping convictions. I buy organic dairy and produce, but don’t freak out if I can’t get it. I love clothes and jewelry that have been re-purposed, but I’m also a consumer of H&M-type fast fashion. I recycle whenever possible. But I use chemical sunscreen. I use skincare products whose ingredient labels read like something out of a chemistry textbook. I occasionally make spontaneous gut purchases based on a great scent or presentation without regard to efficacy."

So what do we think kiddas?

Filed Under: Whoah! Oklahoman nabbed after trying to run down his landlord

This image right here is Jesse Thornhill, a man who was arrested for allegedly attempting to run over his landlord with a minivan. According to police reports in Tulsa County jail (where the photo was taken) , Thornhill's description read as the following, " The jarring cosmetic in the "personal oddities" section includes Horns, neck tattoos, implant earrings on head."

Is it me or do his horns look more like inflated nipples. Gross nonetheless. I'm just saying...

Source: The Smoking Gun


Pink has been doing the Cirque Soleil spectacle during her tour for quite some time now. During a concert in Germany last night, Pink went flying through the stage floor, only to fall into a bunch of steal barricades! In the video it appears that her dancers made a fuckery and didn't properly secure Pink in the harness.You'll hearPink squeal somewhat frighteningly "NO! NO!" right before the fall at the 0:45 mark. See for yourselves kiddas...

Pink yelped a "motherfucker" or two right before making it back onto the stage. The show was stopped early, although their was very little remaining. Pink took to her twitter and apologized saying, "To all my nurnberg fans- I am so so so sorry to end the show that way.I am embarrassed and very sorry. I'm in ambulance now but I will b fine. about 16 hours ago via UberTwitter

@PinkFacts didn't get clipped in2 harness correctly,drug me off stage, fell in2 barricade. Getting xrays.I hope it at least looked cool!!!
about 16 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to PinkFacts

Ok all my lovers out there- nothings broken, no fluid in the lungs, just seriously sore. I made that barricade my b*tch!!!! Thanx nurnberg:(
about 15 hours ago via UberTwitter

Andres Velencoso Segura by Giampaolo Sgura

'Spanish supermodel Andres Velencoso Segura brought on the heat to the May 2010 issue of Vanity Fair España with a nude cover shoot by Giampaolo Sgura.' - Courtesy of

Tanguy & Valentin Pepiot by Eric Sposito

'Twins Tanguy Pepiot and Valentin Pepiot [Success], photographed by Eric Sposito and styled by Matthieu Pabiot' - Courtesy of

Tom Ford Fall 2010 Campaign | Nicholas Hoult by Tom Ford

Tom Ford photographs his current muse, actor/model Nicholas Hoult for fall’s campaign.

Kevin Jakter by Miguel Villalobos for Metal #20

'As the fashions of spring become a fragment of the past, Metal magazine offers a dark spread lensed by Miguel Villalobos. Drawing upon a call to the imagination, Request model Kevin Jakter runs the show as the story’s lone star. Outfitted by Graham Tabor and carrying accessories born out of the creative effort of many, Kevin dons pieces from the likes of Siki Im and Dior Homme.' -Fashionisto

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