ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2013-04-14

Thursday, April 18, 2013

MAGAZINES Tilda Swinton and W Team Up for Incredible Surrealist Editorial


 The great chameleon Tilda Swinton is a great surreal portrait in the latest cover of W magazine.

We’ve noticed quite a few surrealist motifs in fashion lately–from Dior’s latest ad campaign (and fall collection), to Barneys’ recent “neo modern” campaign to Delfina Delettrez’s latest collection.

So, who better to capture fashion’s surrealist moment in W than Tilda Swinton, stylist Jacob K, and photographer Tim Walker, who also shot her other-wordly 2011 cover and accompanying 15-page spread? (Which we also kind of died over.)

In contrast to that one, which was shot in Iceland, this shoot took place at Las Pozas, the estate near the Mexican jungle town of Xilitla, where railroad heir Edward James spent 20 years designing and constructing the most insane concrete sculptures.

Walker’s photographs are never lacking in imagination or originality and Swinton seems his perfect subject. She just gets it.

Here, we see dramatic pieces by Armani, McQueen, Haider Ackermann, Louis Vuitton, and more, styled expertly by Jacob K like we’ve never seen them before

It’s something we’re pretty sure only Swinton could pull off, and she does it with aplomb (also, kudos to W for being a little daring). Click through for more pics and head to W for the full story.

Photos: Tim Walker/W

Check out the entire W article here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Video Premiere Azealia Banks - Yung Rapunxel

Azealia Banks  is angry in her latest full feature video for "Yung Rapunxel" off her sometime upcoming release Broke With Expensive Taste. Bull riding, police in riot gear and visual abnormalities make up the dark and surreal video.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Charm of Diversity by Paolo Roversi

The April 2013 issue of Vogue China features the fantastic portrait story 'The Charm of Diversity', photographed by Paolo Roversi and styled by Nicoletta Santoro with hair by Samantha Hillerby, makeup by Yadim, manicure by Typhaine Kersual and set design by Anne Koch. The editorial features models Stella Tennant, Kati Nescher, Saskia de Brauw and Yumi Lambert. Courtesy of - fashiontography

Benjamin Charles by Mikey Whyte

 Model Benjamin Charles is photographed by Mikey Whyte and styled by Johnny Le in an Aligator neckpiece by Vlad Kanevsky (above), stylist's own Camo Singlet, Shorts and LA Necklace, Dr.Marten Boots with camo laces (below). Courtesy of - Homotography

Tino Thielens & Frederik Meijnen by Wendelien Daan

 Tino Thielens & Frederik Meijnen are photographed by Wendelien Daan and styled by Thomas Vermeer for Dutch Elle. Courtesy of - Homotography

Hugo Vieira by Brent Chua

 Hugo Vieira at New York Models is photographed by Brent Chua and styled by Devon Nicholas in the underwear story 'Keeping It Brief' for the March 2013 issue of DaMan magazine. Courtesy of - Homotography

Carey Mulligan Covers 'Vogue'

Carey Mulligan is exquisite on the cover of  Vogue's May 2013 issue as her character Daisy Buchanan from the upcoming 1920's spectacle The Great Gatsby. Below Carey talks about the overwhelming role and be sure to check out the amazing photos from the magazine which only has our Charleston Feet tapping away for the movies release.

On waiting to find out if she got the role: “I was trying to be cool, but oh, it was horrible. It was terrifying, the suspense. I was winding down on shooting Drive, so I wasn’t working that much, just waiting around for the phone to ring and for me to be disappointed.”

On making the Great Gatsby: “It was crazy and exhausting and quite overwhelming… the biggest, craziest production I’ve ever been involved in.”

On her good fortune in Hollywood: “It’s unsettling that you get exactly what you wanted. Not like some version of it, not a slightly lesser version of it, but exactly. You’re like: This is weird. It is weird.”

Read the entire Vogue article here.

Selena Gomez Wants Brad Pitt To Come In

Selena Gomez is all smiles and embarrassment on her latest visit to Ellen where she gushes over meeting Brad Pitt and hows shes over the Bieb's in this cute interview on the mid day talk show.

Daft Punk Random Access Memory With Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams takes a happy pill with Daft Punk for the latest The Collaborators video giving us a behind the scenes look at the French duo's upcoming disco record.

“Let’s go back that magical time where the music and the liveliness of music was what moved people.” 

Brooks Brothers Launches Entire Great Gatsby-Themed Collection

You can be a charming Jay Gatsby this summer by visiting your local Brooks Brothers store.

Let the Gatsby-themed product launches begin.

Fortunately, this is one that makes a lot of sense. Brooks Brothers, which partnered with Great Gatsby costumer Catherine Martin on men’s clothes for the actual film, has today released a limited-edition menswear collection inspired by those costumes.

According to a release, the collection “channels the dreamlike world of pristine green lawns and lavish parties depicted in the original 1925 novel” (which actually mentions Brooks Brothers by name), and also takes inspiration from the film’s costumes, which were based on archival Brooks Brothers. So basically, they’re more or less re-issuing archival pieces and it’s timed to the release of The Great Gatsby.

“Brooks Brothers is mentioned numerous times in Fitzgerald’s writings as a representation of the ultimate gentleman’s purveyor of fine clothing to the American man of distinction,” Catherine Martin said in a release. “It is this most basic and fundamental connection that has made our collaboration so authentic.”

Specifically, dudes looking to channel the story’s dapper, collegiate leading men will find Jay Gatsby’s pink suit, Nick Carraway’s shawl cardigan, and a range of waistcoat and bowtie offerings. There’s even a beech wood walking stick based on the one Gatsby carries in the film, which we’re sure is already on Scott Disick’s shopping list.

The film’s Art Deco-inspired “The Great Gatsby” logo is sewn into each tag, along with a ’20s-era Brooks Brothers logo from the company’s archives.

All in all, it’s one of the most detailed and authentic collaborations we’ve ever heard of and we think most men could benefit from a little more Gatsby prep in their wardrobes. You can shop the collection as of today here, or in stores, some of which–including the NYC Madison Avenue flagship–will exhibit some of the film’s actual costumes. Pretty cool.

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