ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2010-07-18

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Itsnotyouitsme Report 25: Things to Know

Photobucket Oops. The same version of an appliqued Miu Miu dress is on the covers of the August editions of British Vogue, Elle UK, and W. Guess the fashion world isn’t as small as we thought? - via

Photobucket The Gayest Cartoon Characters - via

Photobucket You know those tall furry hats that British army guards have been wearing for centuries? They’re made of real ceremonial bearskins, and PETA is looking into faux fur substitutes, with some help from British fashion royalty Stella McCartney. - via

Photobucket Five Favorite Films with Runaways Director Floria Sigismondi - via

Photobucket Susan Sarandon’s Ex Tim Robbins Plans to Record Midlife Crisis Album - via

Photobucket It’s been a few months since Billy Reid was named GQ’s Best Menswear Designer of the Year, but we insist you check out this video GQ just posted. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive presentation of each designer’s collection to the judges. Watch ’til the end when Billy is presented with the grand prize. He’s so happy and even starts to tear up! It’s too cute. - via

Photobucket Natalie Portman IS THE BLACK SWAN - via

Photobucket Michelle Obama recently hosted a luncheon to honor the National Design Award winners, including the Rodarte designers who unfortunately couldn’t make the event. She was also really excited to hang out with Tim Gunn. - via

Leonardo Di Caprio

Leonardo Di Caprio looks rather spiffy on the latest cover shoot for Rolling Stones!

On what makes him anxious... "[My stomach churns over] really stupid stuff. Things that shouldn’t make you anxious whatsoever. It’s crazy how your mind will become this database to make you worry about things that are so arbitrary. I have a well-organized life, and I’ve put a lot of thought into the things that I do, and then, you know, my stomach will be…I’ll just be sitting there, totally anxious about something ridiculous."

On growing up... "I was essentially a dwarf with the biggest mouth in the world. I would talk back to anyone and be up for any fight, and when you tell a kid that’s three years older than you to shove it, you’re going to get your ass beat…I was a real punk, there’s no question about it."

On partying in the pre-tabloid/blog age... "I got to be wild and nuts, and I didn’t suffer as much as people do now, where they have to play it so safe that they ruin their credibility. I didn’t care what anyone thought…. It was also about avoiding the tornado of chaos, of potential downfall. It was, ‘Wow, how lucky are we to not have hung out with that crowd or done those things?’ My two main competitors in the beginning, the blond-haired kids I went to audition with, one hung himself and the other died of a heroin overdose… . I was never into drugs at all. There aren’t stories of me in a pool of my own vomit in a hotel room on the Hollywood Strip."

On dating..."I had better success meeting girls before Titanic. My interactions with them didn’t have all the stigma behind it, not to mention there wasn’t a perception of her talking to me for only one reason." (He’s currently dating Israeli model Bar Refaeli.)

On dealing with his Titanic fame..."It was like there was a separate entity out there. Not to use a James Cameron reference, but it was like being in a little bit of an avatar. (cringes) That’s going to sound extremely self-indulgent. It’s going to sound like, ‘Oh, I was a frickin’ avatar,’ give me a break, I’m already vomiting."

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Kelis and Robyn All Hearts Tour tonight!

We are out of the office and out into Hollywood to attend the kick-off of the All Hearts tour with Kelis and Robyn!

Tonight will definitely be a night to remember and to escape into.

Robyn Gets Pitchforked'

Beginning her jaunt in the US Robyn hits Pitchfork Music Festival at Chicago’s Union Park to a slew of fans who experience the moves, voice and lyrics that is Sweden's Robyn. interviewed the Swedish singer and asked what “All Hearts” means to her. “To me, that means it all, love, and everyone’s invited!” she said.

Catch Robyn below and on tour now with Kelis.

Oskar Landström, Gerhard Freidl, Tristan Knights & Lucas Lemoine by Driu & Tiago for Citizen K

'Laying out an ambitious fall portfolio styled by Jérome André, Citizen K enlists Driu & Tiago for yet another dynamic shoot. Tackling all the prominent labels from Calvin Klein and Prada to Yves Saint Laurent, Oskar Landström, Gerhard Freidl, Tristan Knights, Lucas Lemoine, Pierre-Harald and Julien Levet-Labrit come together for a chic fall outing.' - Courtesy of

Gordon Bothe for Corneliani Fall 2010

'Gordon Bothe heads to the cold outdoors for the latest look at Corneliani’s fall 2010 collection. Enveloped with the utmost sophistication, the range covers a wide array of outfitting options. Dressed in black and hues of gray, the collection blends a formal eduction with a warm affection for country living.' - Courtesy of

Jakob Wiechmann & Benoni Loos by Jolijn Snijders for Sportswear International

'Jolijn Snijders takes a break from her signature candid style shoots to photograph Viva models Jakob Wiechmann and Luisa-Josephine alongside Benoni Loos for the latest edition of Sportswear International.' - Courtesy of

It's Casa De Vuitton!

It's Casa de Vuitton! Some anonymous and bizarre person in Mexico recently gave their house a faux-Louis Vuitton makeover. This seems like one of those things we’d drunkenly threaten to do but never actually go through with. - Hazme El Chingado Favor

Christina Aguilera Returns With “You Lost Me” Video

Christina Aguilera on working with Australian Pop/Indie artist Sia
who co-wrote the new single "You Lost Me".... "Her songs are so introverted and so vulnerable, when you listen to her lyrics, they’re just so raw that I’m thinking, ‘Wow, she must be this serious person’. I was all nervous. My husband has to be the one to nudge me and say, ‘Honey, if you like her that much, why don’t you just call her and work with her.’ … So when I met her for the first time, she was nothing like I had thought. Just super high energy and fun and up."

What's To Happen To Patrick Robinson Now?!

Patrick Robinson According to Lauren over at Fashionista, The man who headed up Gap’s marketing and advertising campaigns has left the company, according to WWD (subscription required).

After a 14-year run at Gap, Dennis Leggett decided that enough was enough, and has decided to move on. Sources told WWD that Leggett was frustrated with Gap’s poor performance over the last decade.

It seems that Leggett’s position might not be filled. Instead, Laird+Partners–the creative consulting firm that does most of Gap’s campaigns–will likely be playing a bigger role in things.

Of course, the fashion world is wondering: What does this mean for Patrick Robinson?

The truth is, Robinson has a ton of other challenges to face. While he surely collaborates with marketing and advertising on creative, the bigger issue is the clothes he’s designing aren’t selling as well as Gap–and its investors–would like them to be.

Whatever you think of Robinson, this really isn’t only his fault. What consumers often don’t realize is that design teams within big companies create a large collection six times a year–plenty of those pieces get “dropped.” That means that the buyers within the company say that they won’t be able to sell these items. Often, the dropped pieces are the most fashion forward.

If you work at a company like J.Crew, your boss–Mickey Drexler–will probably make sure the good stuff makes it. But Gap doesn’t have Mickey Drexler as a CEO. (Well, they used to, but that’s another story for another time). They have a former drug store CEO who, while great at cutting costs, surely doesn’t have a clue about what today’s consumer wants or doesn’t want, at least from an aesthetic standpoint.

Here’s the takeaway, though: Gap isn’t going anywhere. It might get smaller, but it’s never departing altogether. And we sincerely hope the latter is true for Robinson.

You Won't Find This At Victoria's Secret Kiddas!

It's what all you Pint-sized chested alcoholics have been waiting for! Right at this point, are you thinking to yourself, Como? Well, apparently a New Jersey company is marketing a bra that can hold up an entire bottle of vino, which conviniently connects to a drinking tube.

It's equipped with a tube that's connected to the right cup, the sports bra holds up to 25 ounces of a beverage while giving ladies a plastic surgery-like feel? It's known as thee "Wine Rack" and it's creator (Paul Krasulja of says, "It’s not like one boob fills up and the other goes flat. I made my girlfriend put it on, and she looked good." He continues saying, "You won't find this at Victoria's Secret. The sports bra as a recession-friendly way to drink, offering women a sneaky method for combating high-priced drinks at sporting events. He said security guards aren't about to get hands-on, even with a well-endowed woman." Riiiight. "You grab a woman there, fuggeddaboutit," he said. "But even if you put your hand on it, it would feel like a boob."

Have you ladies always imagined what it would look like if you were drinking wine out of your boobs? I thought so.

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Kim Dall’Armi by Alessandro Dal Buoni for Dazed & Confused Japan

'Working with photographer Alessandro Dal Buoni once more, Kim Dall’Armi is shot for the latest edition of Dazed & Confused Japan. Dressed for a drop in the temperature, Kim is outfitted by John McCarty with a militaristic arch in mind. Donning varied pieces from the likes of Ricks Owens and J.W. Anderson, the PMA/Success model delivers four strong looks in Milita Wave.' - Courtesy of

Clinton Weber by Steven Chu

'ReQuest model Clinton Weber by Steven Chu'

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