ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2010-10-17

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Itsnotyouitsme Report 37: Things to Know

Photobucket From Meat Dress To Meat Bling: Remember Lady Gaga’s meat dress? Well, now you can wear a meat necklace a la Gaga. Onch Movement, an LA-based jewelry label, has created a jewelry line inspired my Gaga’s dress. The “Meat-Lace” and “Meat-Cuff” are 100 percent animal-cruelty-free compared to Lady Gaga’s dress, that was turned into jerky. - via

Photobucket Lagerfeld’s Dubai Fashion Island On Hold: Last week, we told you about Isla Moda, a man-made fashion-centric island off the coast of Dubai that Karl is helping design. However, it looks like things have screeched to a halt due to city’s economic collapse. - via

Photobucket Diddy Doesn’t Wear Pink: Sean ‘Diddy” Combs hosted a pink-themed charity party for breast cancer awareness. Except he wouldn’t wear pink. Apparently organizers had to hand Diddy a pink scarf, but he never put it on. He just carried it. - via

Photobucket Take a peek inside Kelly Osbourne’s closet. - via

Photobucket Attention Bicyclists: Finally, a couple of Swedish designers have come up with solution to protecting your head without wearing one of those lame-looking helmets. Employing the same technology cars have been using for years, the Chieftain wearable airbag hides under your hipstery scarf and deploys on impact. - via

Photobucket James Franco, Contemporary Artist: James Franco puts on makeup again in Allison Chernick’s James Franco as Bruce Nauman, a remake of Nauman’s Art Make-Up video piece from 1967. The film is the first in a series in which contemporary artists are enlisted to star in remakes of art films, “prompting a dialogue between the original artwork and the artist reinterpreting it.” - via

Photobucket The Low Down: Put your six-inch Louboutins in storage. Apparently the kitten heel is back and it’s the shoe of the season. A shocking revelation. - via

Photobucket Oh Ma Jeggings: In an important experiment, writer Joshua David Stein went to Uniqlo to purchase and test the wearability of “majeggings,” or, jeggings for men. Hilarity ensues. - via

Photobucket Obama’s Power: Perhaps we have Michelle Obama to thank for the kitten heel’s resurgence. Actual data has shown a proven correlation between Michelle Obama’s sartorial choices and a company’s value - via

Photobucket Forever 21′s new Times Square billboard is crazy and slightly creepy. It does that whole thing where there are cameras, so tourists who stand in the right place get to interact and be in the electronic billboard. But, somehow there are also models in the billboard who appear to pick people out of the crowd and throw them around. Apparently, the same technology is used in government security surveillance. “If you see the way the computer works, it’s like Predator or something,” says Billy Jurewicz, founder and CEO of Space150. - via

Photobucket Who, What, Why? Jody Quon, W‘s creative director of only five months, has abruptly resigned from the magazine. “It was a mutual decision and her position won’t be filled,” a W spokesperson told The Daily. Stefano Tonchi, who hired Jody in April, seemed very excited about her work on their first issue, so the departure is pretty surprising to us. Could it have had something to do with naked Kardashian fallout? - via

Photobucket Bob Guccione Passes Away: Bob Guccione, the man best known for establishing the men’s magazine Penthouse (but for our purposes, he’s the man who launched Anna Wintour’s career), has passed away of throat cancer. Guccione gave Wintour her first job in the magazine industry in the late 1970′s when he hired her as the fashion editor of his adult magazine, Viva. - via

Photobucket Remember Downtown Julie Brown? - via

Photobucket Jake Gyllenhaal at a screening for Love and Other Drugs in New York last night. - via

Photobucket Could it be true? Did Missy Elliot Get Married? - via

Photobucket It's The Nail-Olympics! - via

Photobucket Julianne Moore looking hot in Allure - via

Style Guru: Nina Garcia

As stated here in the past, I've always adored and appreciated Nina Garcia dry and honest but witty persona on Project Runway. Now, fashion writer Cheryl Wischhover met The Project Runway host and Marie Claire Fashion Director for some Q&A right before the festivities ( 'Nina and American Express invited a select group of cardholders to the Hearst building yesterday to celebrate the release of her fourth book, Nina Garcia's Look Book: What To Wear For Every Occasion.')

Here's what Cheryl had to share...

1) She’s not going to write a book about maternity style. (She should, because she looked great. She’s having a second boy.)

2) Her one rule of personal style? Stay true to yourself and don’t follow trends just because they’re trendy.

3) Ruben Toledo did the illustrations for her book, and they are really whimsical and beautiful. Nina thought photos would start to look dated, and luckily Ruben is a good friend and agreed to do the book. (He’s done her other books as well.)

4) She absolutely, unconditionally refused to tell me who the Project Runway winner is. I sulked briefly.

The all-female crowd was decked out in their finest. I saw lots of sparkle, lots of Chanel bags, and lots of ladylike shoes. Linda and Debbie, two sisters from Memphis, were very charming and excited to be there. Linda was wearing a classic camel sheath dress, brown pumps, and a handbag screen printed with the NYC skyline, all of which her mother had worn 50 years ago. Very Mad Men, and very chic.

In addition to plenty of photo ops, a signed book, and Bergdorf Goodman gift card to take home, Nina presented the audience with a mini fashion show featuring ten occasion-specific looks. (Everything was from Bergdorf.)

The job interview look was a modern charcoal suit. Nina said even if you’re applying for a fashion job, keep it neutral and don’t go too over the top. (So apparently the knock-off Balenciaga booties I wore for my Fashionista interview were ill-advised. I just recently learned that Lauren noticed them, too. Thank goodness I was not judged harshly.)

Next we moved on to a concert. The outfit was a leather jacket and waxed skinnies, which elicited some grumpiness from the audience. When Nina said that “big angry heels” were on their way out, the room erupted with cheers. (Really? They’d rather have kitten heels? Not me.)

When it comes to a baby shower: pastels and ruffles.

Shopping? A fabulous trench, J.Brand cargos, and simple ballerina flats will do.

Hosting Thanksgiving was next, and it included an impossibly chic gold dress and Miu Miu jeweled flats.

Herve Leger was the choice for a night out on the town.

A gorgeous Chloe camel sweater and The Row white leather jeans were suggested for brunch. The white pants also threw the audience for a bit of a loop.

For a court appearance (!!): creams and ladylike Valentino shoes.

Divorce or breakup: hot pink Roland Mouret, and NEVER wear any jewelry that he’s given you.

New Year’s Eve: you get a free ticket to go crazy with the bedazzler.

Some of my favorite audience questions:
Q: What is REALLY the correct way to pronounce Marie Claire?
A: They will accept either pronunciation.

Q: Did Heidi’s accent get less pronounced when she moved to Lifetime?
A: It had nothing to do with the move.

Q: Did Nina really want to do Project Runway?
A: She was skeptical at first, and thought it was risky, because the fashion business “can be snotty and clique-y.”

Q: How does Nina feel about magazines v. the internet?
A: She doesn’t think magazines are going anywhere, and thinks the internet gives fashion a bigger playing field.

Q: Can you mix silver and gold jewelry?
A: Yes.

Cheryl had this to share with readers..."I’m happy to report that Nina was a lovely, warm, and charismatic speaker, and had a genuine connection with the audience. There was none of the haughty imperiousness that sometimes comes out in her TV persona. I left the event confident that I could choose a courtroom-appropriate outfit, and easily move on to a nightclub later in the evening."

Barack Obama Says: It Gets Better

Barack Obama supports the "It Gets Better Project" by filming a video that speaks against the horrible acts of bullying against the LGBT youth.

The President urges those who are getting bullied to get support from those that they trust. “You are not alone. You didn’t do anything wrong. You didn’t do anything to deserve being bullied. There is a whole world waiting for you, filled with possibilities. There are people out there who love you and care about you just the way you are,”.

With Faces Like These? Working Together On One Project. Need I Say More?

Alas! It's what we've all been waiting for, well at least my prayers have been answered. According to Universal Pictures, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey are all set to star in Michael Patrick King's ("Sex and the City") project.

The synopsis of the film is set around "a home-shopping television channel, where the three ladies make their way through a maze of mania that surrounds marketing, marriages and the media." Director and Producer Michael King started writing the script with each actress in mind which he plans to complete by January of 2011. Production is set to begin next summer.

I have to admit it sounds rather odd, but if Sandra, Meryl and Oprah are all signed on, than so I am!

Friday, October 22, 2010

River Viiperi & James Smith by Niclas Heikkinen for I Love Fake

River Viiperi’s recent stay in London provides him the opportunity to appear alongside James Smith in Niclas Heikkinen’s latest story for I Love Fake. Reuniting with James, Heikkinen styles the Models 1 talent with his new partner in crime for a combative outing. Courtesy of - thefashionisto

Frey Mudd & Ethan James by Eli Schmidt for Resurrection by Juyoung Fall 2010

Resurrection by Juyoung taps Frey Mudd (Red) and Ethan James (Ford) for fall’s varied outing of colorful plaid paired with the label’s signature affection for black. Photographed by Eli Schmidt, the duo amplify the personality necessary for a rendezvous of modern finesse. Courtesy of -

Clément Chabernaud by Karim Sadli

After a season’s break, Success model Clément Chabernaud returns as the face of Balmain Homme’s spring 2011 lineup. Picking up where Paris Fashion Week left off, the latest showing as photographed by Karim Sadli takes a step away from the military motif and embraces a refined take on the punk aesthetic. Creating a season’s worth of denim with a distinctive flair and the perfect complements, Balmain creative director Christophe Decarnin unleashes an easy take on cool. Courtesy of - thefashionisto

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