ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2012-01-22

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Have A Very Merry Birthday Miss Etta James!

Today, one of my all-time favorites is celebrating a birthday. Having just recently passed, Blues/soul/jazz pioneer vocalist, Etta James would have celebrated her 74th Birthday!!! Lets celebrate the legend, the voice that is Miss Etta James!

Christina Aguilera paying tribute to her friend and inspiration Miss James at her funeral held today in Los Angeles.

Here is a favorite Etta James tune, 'Id Rather Go Blind'.

Etta James - Something's Got A Hold On Me HD by alexandru2006

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Secret Life of Robyn

Platinum cut Robyn is featured in this video portrait by filmmaker and Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg in a vulnerable look at the Body Talk singer.

n this intimate portrait, documentary filmmaker and Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg goes beneath the surface of peroxide pop star Robyn’s veracious persona and quirky style. Filmed on Super 8 around her performance at this summer’s Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, the short reveals the Grammy Award-nominee dancing with fans backstage, giving us insight into her undiluted energy.

The Secret Life of Robyn on


The fashion icon speaks like he has never before in a special one on one interview with ...himself. Karl Lagerfeld.

Catch the Chanel and Karl designer have a most amusing one on one conversation where he speaks about the daily questions he's asked like "What can I do to be really chic?" well Karl lays down the rules and you know they are legit.

Karl Vs Karl below.

Andre Feulner & Andre Ziehe by Nicolas Valois for Soon International

The Last Chapter–Presenting his final installment of a three-part series for Soon International, photographer Nicolas Valois directs Success models Andre Feulner, Andre Ziehe and actress Valerie Thoumire in Heaven’s Door. Styled by Rene Gloor, the trio star in an unnerving take on life and death. / Style assistance by Benedicte Flom. Hair by Frederic Taglia. Makeup by Audrey Gautier. Photo assistance by Anthony Parisey and Samuel Girard. Courtesy of

Chapter 3 - HEAVEN'S DOOR from nicolas valois on Vimeo.

Satoshi Toda by Richard Pier Petit for Fashionisto

Made in Japan–Red Citizen fresh face Satoshi Toda joins photographer Richard Pier Petit for a dashing editorial debut. Celebrating his native country, Satoshi is outfitted by Eugene Ong for a cheeky but stylish story featuring the likes of Ann Demeulemeester, Balenciaga and other notable brands. Adding his own personal touch to the work, origami and calligraphy is seamlessly implemented by way of Satoshi. Courtesy of

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kylie Minogue Finer Feelings After 25 Years

Kylie Minogue is celebrating 25 Years in the music industry or "K25" she's calling it. Rerecording some of her iconic hits at the fame Abbey Road Studios in London such as the below 'Finer Feelings' from her 1991 release "Let's Get to It".

2012 is gonna be a whole lotta Kylie if 2011 wasn't enough for you such as a appearance at Australia's Mardi Gras festival as a guest of honor riding on a special float in the parade.

Be sure to also visit for a revamped website featuring a Kylie video timeline of all her hits.

Mitchell Smith by Man Tsang for MR Style Hong Kong

My Secret Playroom–Viviens model Mitchell Smith books a feature spread with MR Style Hong Kong as he dons several eccentric pieces of eyewear. Photographed by Man Tsang and styled by Anson Lau, Mitchell wears warm hues, risqué patterns and lurid accessories from labels such as Marc Jacobs, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emporio Armani and more. / Hair by Marvin Lin. Courtesy of

Jakob Graff & Vadim Rudik by Stefani Pappas for Fashionisto

Sleepless–Swept up by the dark, Red Citizens Jakob Graff and Vadim Rudik star in a new story photographed by Stefani Pappas. Night’s captives, the pair are styled by Katharine Erwin, loosely dressed in garments from Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and other labels. Courtesy of

On The Ones And Two's With DJ Karl Lagerfeld for Karl

In a new video look book for his affordable online collection 'Karl' the man himself Karl Largefeld shows us besides being the number one designer and fashion entrepreneur in the world you can also call him DJ Karl.

The 78 year old designer will maybe be at your favorite hotspot in the near future but in the mean time check out his Karl look book below.

Visit for more on the new line

The Holy Trilogy: Raymundo de Larrain And Jacqueline de Ribes Along With Richard Avedon

Grace! Sophistication at its finest are just a couple references that immediately come to mind when looking at the pictorial up above. American photographer of the last half-century, Richard Avedon, shot Chilean photographer Raymundo de Larrain along with Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes in the early 1960's. Style, beauty and culture refinement depicts this B&W shot perfectly from all angles that you may look at it from. Once again another standing O for mister Avedon, may you rest heavenly.


60 Seconds with Richard and Anjelica Huston (1973)


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Take A Ride With Oh Land

In a short animated film by Matthew Donaldson, Øland Fabricius of Oh Land takes a pleasurable ride down the country road into the city only to come to an abrupt stop and a gasp of what lies ahead.

What would cause such a fright on such a pleasurable stroll?

Oh Land: Nordic Fantasia on

This Is One Bandwagon I Dont Mind Joining In On

English men all around can let out a sigh of joy now that London is finally dedicating its always innovative and astounding menswear to its very own fashion week. Originally celebrated solely on the very last day of London's fashion week, The British Fashion Council (BFC) sent out a press release over this past weekend announcing that London Collections for Menswear will take place commencing June of 2012(June 1-17 to be exact.)

Now a three day event, the likes of Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey, and Simon Fuller join forces with companies such as MR PORTER,, GQ, and Topman all of which will comprise of the same committee. Harold Tillman, the Chairman of the BFC had the following to share in a statement release...

“The menswear industry has been growing from strength to strength in past years and this is true testament to this, London Collections: Men will not only be a showcase for brands and designers but will form a cross cultural programme creating a festival for Menswear in what will be a truly exciting year for the UK.”

Did I hear someone say a 'festival of men?'

For more on the breaking news visit

Sebastian Sauvé by Sabrina Theissen for Sopopular Fall/Winter 2012

Elegant Youth–Coming more into their own with each passing season, Berlin-based label Sopopular turns to photographer Sabrina Theissen to capture Nest model Sebastian Sauvé for fall/winter 2012′s lookbook. Infused with a demure elegance, the collection takes a grasp of modernity with careful hands. While shirting features narrow lapels, paisley and subtle gradients, slender jackets and outerwear benefit from leather insets. Rounded out by sweaters and cardigans in various fits, Sopopular’s fall collection packs a comforting confidence. Courtesy of

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