ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2012-08-05

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Melanie Fiona - "Wrong Side of a Love Song" and "Ironic" Billboard Sessions

Melanie Fiona performs an acoustic version of her MF Life track "Wrong Side of a Love Song" for's Live Sessions as well as a rousing cover of Alanis Morissette 's 1996 hit "Ironic."

No matter what type of music you listened to, no matter where you grew up, you knew Morissette's "Ironic," Fiona said. "[It] is just a great song that just really cut through in pop culture when I was a kid." Now that she's an artist herself, Fiona covers "Ironic" at shows across the world, "and people love it. It's just that part of the show where you just feel everybody has been there,"

Check out the performances as well as a interview with the Mary J. Blige/ D'Angelo tour opener below!


Sean O’Pry by Michael Schwartz | Ohhh'Pry

VNY beauty Sean O’Pry is photographed by Michael Schwartz and styled by Morgan Hamada Ruiz in the Givenchy story 'Ohhh'Pry' for the latest issue of Dansk magazine, with hair by Tuan Anh Tran and makeup by Carolina Dali. Courtesy of - Homotography

Simon Van Meervenne by Jason Kibbler | Fringe

Belgian model Simon Van Meervenne is photographed by Jason Kibbler and styled by Tony Irvine in the story 'Fringe' for 10 Men magazine, with hair by Anthony Turner and makeup by Benjamin Puckey. Courtesy of -

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dream Girl: Lady Gaga Graces The September Issue of Vogue

Pop alternative princess Lady Gaga lands the coveted cover page of fashion Juggernaut Vogue's 2012 September issue looking like a living corpse Bride is a shoot directed by fashion photographers  Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" video).

Whether Lady Gaga, appearing on our cover for the second time, is touring the globe with a groundbreaking extravaganza world tour or launching the most innovative perfume in two decades, she does it entirely on her own terms. As in: She said yes to Coty’s request on the condition that the company not only conjure scent notes to her specification but figure out how to create a liquid that appears black in the bottle, but when sprayed, becomes clear. (After all, she points out, “The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.”) Also on her own terms: the Born This Way Ball, her massive spectacle, which has just made its way through Asia and Australia and is destined next for Europe and the States. She banned video screens, instead dreaming up a “fortress” that lets her dance 50 feet above an audience of 30,000. "I really wanted to break the mold of what modern touring is now,” Gaga explains.

This is Lady Gaga, after all, who manages to be both utterly out of this world and yet, strangely, simultaneously down-to-earth, as Jonathan Van Meter’s profile reveals. The 26-year-old star is as apt to head out on the town in Versace or McQueen as she is wearing an anonymous mystery gift left on her hotel doorstep with no note and no name—a dress made of hundreds of miniature mirrors sewn into origami-like boxes. In Gaga’s world, where borders blur (fantasy and reality, scary and cute), what was once risk-taking (the meat dress) becomes oddly charming (the reinvention of the meat dress is one of the highlights of the Born This Way Ball). “We were talking about putting the show together,” she recounts, “and I said, OK, what if I was someone’s grandma and I was going to a concert tonight. How would I know that it was a Gaga show? And we all just sort of looked at each other and said,‘The meat dress.’ ” That’s Mother Monster, mindful of the grandmas and the Goths alike, and regardless how large her fan base has swelled (the Queen of Twitter counts more than 28 million followers), she knows many of them by name. “I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius,’ ” says Gaga. “I’d really like you to order a drink, maybe kiss the person you came with that evening, or rediscover something about your past that makes you feel even more brave.”

To read the full story, and to see more of the photographs by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, head to newsstands on August 21 to purchase the September issue of Vogue.

Beyoncé - World Humanitarian Day 2012 Campaign Message

Beyonce lends her face and voice for the World Humanitarian voice campaign joining the UN and humanitarian aid organizations around the world to reach 1 billion people, on 1 day, with 1 message of hope.
Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity to help others. August 19th is the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 people. We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we pay tribute to those who continue to help people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. Every day we see and hear images and stories of pain and suffering in our own neighborhoods and in countries far away. But we also find acts of kindness, great and small. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.

Help the world take notice and register at


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sesame Street Does The Voice

Long running childrens television show Sesame Street takes a spoof at pop culture singing show The Voice on a sneek peek of their 43 season featuring Carson Daly, Cee-Loo Green, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera in puppet form. We bet Christina's son Max will get a kick out of seeing his platinum mommy on Sesame Street.


River Viiperi by Saverio Cardia | No Expectations

L'Uomo Elite model River Viiperi is photographed by Saverio Cardia and styled by David Martin with art direction by Maria Ruz in the story 'No Expectations' for ODDA magazine. Courtesy of - Homotography

Mickey Crawford by Rokas Darulis | Crybaby

British Elite model Mickey Crawford is photographed by Rokas Darulis and styled by Alexander Harley in 'Pleurnicheur' (Crybaby) for L’Autre magazine, with hair by Meggie Cousland and makeup by Holleigh Gallon. Courtesy of - Homotography

Balmain FW12 Ft. Guerrino Santulliana

Parisian house Balmain taps Guerrino Santulliana to be the face of its Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook. A war-time military theme is used to complement the collection's military influences. The lookbook was shot by Karim Sadli. Courtesy of -

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