ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2010-08-08

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Itsnotyouitsme Report 28: Things to Know

Photobucket Want Jackie O’s Faux Pearls?: They’re going up for auction on August 15. Estimated selling price: between $39,672 and $55,541. - via

Photobucket We don't hate any of these animals either - via


Photobucket Weezer Hurley Album Cover - via

Photobucket Dolce, Dolce, Dolce: Following in Tom Ford’s footsteps, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have a feature film due out this September titled “Quando, Quando, Quando.” The trailer for the black & white R-rated film is out now. { - via

Photobucket Sienna goes to Blow’s: In another fusion of fashion and film, Sienna and Savannah Miller made a film of Twenty8Twelve’s Fall 2011 collection. It was filmed at Isabella Blow’s house and features Sienna herself alongside Sara Blomqvist. - via

Photobucket Jennifer Aniston Fires Back at Bill O'Reilly - via

Photobucket Beyonce Is Looking Quite Gorgeous in the New Campaigns to Promote House of Dereon - via

Photobucket Dev Patel calls out Hollywood for stereotyping Asians - via

Photobucket Halle Berry is on the cover of September Vogue. She tells Jonathan Van Meter, “What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, ‘No, I’m not going to be on the biggest issue of the year.” - via

Photobucket Alexander Wangs Two New Fall 2010 Campaigns - via

Photobucket Alexander Wangs Two New Fall 2010 Campaigns - via

Photobucket Alexander Wangs Two New Fall 2010 Campaigns - via

Christina Aguilera Has A Hold Of You.

A clip has been released of Christina Aguilera performing the upbeat Etta James classic 'Something's Got A Hold On Me' for her new movie Burlesque. Obvious is a scene from the movie which shows Christina alone in a dingy city hotel room performing for herself which seems to depict the characters determination to become a cabaret star.

Watch Christina Aguilera do justice to the vocal record like only Etta has been able to do

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Great Debaters by Jon Malinowski

Unleashed on the Tribeca area, Andrew Ruffin and Travis Daise join Red models Salieu Jalloh, Shawn Sutton, Jullien Herrera and Henry Watkins for a nostalgic affair photographed by Jon Malinowski, styled by Cathy Eastman and directed by TheAgentMan. - Courtesy of


Day Birger et Mikkelsen Fall 2010 | Texas Olsson

The style-conscious civilian and refined military officer come together for Day Birger et Mikkelsen’s fall outing. Casting Texas Olsson for the season’s lookbook, a military-inspired color palette is accented with the subtle use of red for an accessible selection. While fall’s offerings may not break the mold, they offer a wardrobe of fundamentals with a contemporary cut that reveal a covetable array of outerwear, knits and denim. - Courtesy of

Liz Hurley Hot And Cool Girl

Looking a little like Swedish Pop star Robyn, photos of Liz Hurley have surfaced showing a young and street styled girl you and I would love to have as part of our group. Liz will you hang with me?

"Dennis Hopper's Double Standard at MOCA"

'One of thee most important events of the Summer of 2010 in Los Angeles, the Dennis Hopper exhibit held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is happening. From July 11 to September 26, 2010 this exhibit titled "Double Standard" displays the artistic genius of the late Dennis Hopper who passed away almost 3 months ago.

Curated by Julian Schnabel in collaboration with Hopper himself (he planned on attending it) the exhibit is an art celebration that goes from Hopper's abstract paintings, to his impressive collection of photographs, graffiti pieces, and assemblages.

For me the central piece of the exhibit was the "Double Standard" photograph which is shown below, taken by Hopper in 1961 at a gas station on the crossing of Santa Monica & Sunset Boulevard.

Yet it must be remembered that Dennis Hopper was an art veteran himself (artist & collector), having been introduced into Los Angeles' art world by his co-star in "Rebel Without A Cause", James Dean. He began collecting and creating a series of abstract-expressionist paintings, most of which were destroyed during a fire in Bel Air in 1961. Only his "Untitled" painting from 1955 survived.

The star of "Easy Rider" decided to focus on a new art form, photography after this event. His photographs capture the essence of the 60s, featuring subjects that range from Martin Luther King Jr., Andy Warhol, Roger Vadim & Jane Fonda (shown below), Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman, Roy Lietchestein, to those who participated in the 1967 Sunset Strip Riots & the Summer of Love in San Francisco.

Warhol and Hopper met after he purchased one of Andy's iconic Campbell's Soup Cans. In 1963 Dennis made an appearance at Warhol's film "Tarzan and Jane Regained...Sort of". Influenced by Andy Warhol & Marcel Duchamp, Hopper began seeking inspiration from common "everyday"objects such as billboards and products; leading to the creation of "La Salsa Man", "Mobil Man", & "Coca-Cola Sign (Found Object). One of his most well known sculptures is the antiwar "Bomb Drop" (1967) which originally was a WWII bomb-dropping device.

Around 1967, Hopper began making some films. Five years later he collaborated with Warhol in one of his Mao silkscreens. From 1972 to 1981 he had an art hiatus in Taos, New Mexico. He resumed his art passion afterwards by creating media-collage paintings.

After a trip to Morocco in 1994 he decided to create a painting series inspired by the walls he saw there. Using prints of stills from his 90s film "Colors" he decided to transfer these to a canvas where he would add graffiti related iconography. As a matter of fact on one of the exhbit's "alleys" one can see some graffiti created by Hopper displayed in such a way that it makes you feel on the streets.

Besides painting, during the last years of his life Hopper continued taking photographs while travelling around New York, Los Angeles, and Sicily.

Worth noticing at the end of the exhibit is a series of photographs taken by a female photographer who was inspired by films such as "Easy Rider" and "Vertigo". This artist decided to recapture the settings from these films with her own camera. The support of these films' directors and producers allowed her to take these photos on the exact spot where these movies had been filmed. Another bonus is the screening of clips from Hopper's films such as: "Easy Rider", "Apocalypse Now", "True Romance" and "Giant".

After visiting "Double Standard" I recommend you head up to the MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art) which is several blocks nearby. Your admission ticket covers both museums. At the MOCA you'll have the opportunity to appreciate some of the finest examples of Contemporary Art created by the likes of Mondrian, Miro, Warhol, Pollock, Lietchenstein, Gorky (who currently has an exhbit there), Reinhardt, Johns, Jensen, and Asher.

Below a still from the 1996 Julian Schnabel film "Basquiat", with Dennis Hopper as gallerist Bruno Bischofberger, with Jean Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright), Andy Warhol (David Bowie), and Gary Oldman as fictious character Albert Milo."

Reese Witherspoon to Biopic Peggy Lee

It has been confirmed that Reese Witherspoon will take on the biopic of the late Jazz/Pop singer Peggy Lee.

The 35-year-old actress will team up with Marc Platt  who she worked with on Legally Blonde to produce a biopic about the late jazz singer’s life, according to Variety. Nora Ephron, director of Julie & Julia will write the screenplay and is also confirmed  to direct.

Grandma Tracy

Just watch "Grandma Tracy" pop her bones left and right. Oh maaaan! All this while still wearing a fanny pack! I'm a fan.

Matteo Martari, Texas Olsson & Antonio Navas by Sergi Pons for GQ Japan September 2010

Pulling together looks for the September edition of GQ Japan, stylist Jacky Tarn and fashion director Grant Pearce look to several outerwear pieces from the likes of Giorgio Armani and Bottega Veneta for a striking story that sends Matteo Martari, Texas Olssonand Antonio Navas outdoors. Photographed by Sergi Pons, the trio lend fall a handsome image of the gentleman.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Janelle Monae - Cold War

Janelle Monae returns with her new single video for "Cold War". Directed by Wendy Morgan who also directed her previous video for "Tight Rope".

The uncut video shows Monae flushed with emotion as she sings the lyrics 'I'm trying to find my peace. I was made to believe there's something wrong with me. And it hurts my heart. Lord have mercy, ain't it plain to see?'

A true artist is lyrically and emotionally connected to their work as they are with their own life. Beautiful and yearning lyrics that hold close to home.

Watch and listen below.

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