ItsNotYouItsMe Media | Music, Fashion Editorials and Alternative Pop Culture: 2013-06-02

Friday, June 7, 2013

ItsNotYouItsMe Featured Artist Video Premiere - VV Brown - Samson

It has been sometime since we've been treated to new music by ItsNotYouItsMe Featured Artist VV Brown (who we happily interviewed at the Virgin label wayy back in June of 2010)  and seemingly out of no where in April our ears were wet with underground pleasure beginning with the House track "Bullet." Now, a video for the single "Samson" has been released from VV's upcoming sophomore album entitled, Samson & Delilah.

"Samson" and "Bullet" are a departure from the quirky indie pop sounds and lyrics we grew to know VV for. But now, we can appreciate and eagerly anticipate the new darker and moodier sounds that have naturally arisen, as no one ever stays the same physically nor mentally (or as the creatives ones never do)...and in VV's case, it's musically apparent.

The video is a collaborate effort by Met Film School graduate Jessica Hughes and current students creating a black and white, cleanly filmed, modern Samson and Delilah story line parred perfectly with the new track.

VV is quoted from on her current influence in music  "My tastes really changed and matured since my first album. Bjรถrk is basically everything I aspire to be. She is, to me, the queen."

Ahh VV you are already a queen! We cannot wait to hear more tunes from Samson & Delilah. So without further adieu, we are pleased to present "Samson" below.

Get Lucky With A Gaggle Of Male Models

Daft Punk may be the hottest trend right now but for us the below video of some beautiful faces singing (live) to "Lucky" gets us hot!

Filmed for the Council of Fashion Designers of America's 2013 Menswear Designer of the Year nominees (and showcasing the collections) Thom Browne, Michael Bastian and Duckie Brown's models are featured singing away with a even cuter ending.

Get Lucky below!

Disclosure Is In Fine Form On Jools Holland

Newbies Disclosure hit Later... with Jools Holland to perform their single Latch featuring excellent British singer/songwriter Sam Smith.

It's pleasurable to see such a new act be able to merge from record to stage in flawless form with the same energy and emotion that sometimes only can be created in the studio.

Watch Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith below!

Raf Simons Sets Dior’s Fall 2013 Campaign Video at Versailles


 Mix Depeche Mode, Raf Simons for Dior and insanely beautiful woman and you get Dior’s Fall 2013 Campaign Video .

Between Dior’s spring 2013 campaign and fall 2013 collection, there’s no doubt which artistic movement gets Raf Simons’s motor running. Pretty much everything he’s done at the storied house has had a surrealist vibe to it. But for Dior’s fall 2013 campaign, Simons, ever the art historian, mixed things up a bit, keeping the dream-like quality of surrealism–and adding a dash of impressionism and rococo.

The fall campaign, called the ‘Secret Garden – Versailles,’ was, as the name suggests, actually shot at Versailles by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and stars Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju. The follow up to the first film, which hit YouTube in May, just debuted stateside: Behold, ‘Secret Garden – Versailles 2,’ a film as luscious and dreamy as the first.

“The chateau and its park abound with well-kept secrets,” the video description reads. “The heart of the royal land conceals an extraordinary world of poetry and color: in the depth of its mysterious woods a secret garden blooms out of sight, inhabited by flower-women.”

Flower-women, lots of Dior–and a generous dose of art history.

According to WWD, one of the scenes was inspired by ร‰douard Manet’s famed ‘Luncheon on the Grass,’ painted between 1862-1863. We’d also venture to guess that some of the scenes were inspired by Fragonard’s seminal rococo painting ‘The Swing,’ painted ca. 1767. Mixing art eras never looked so good.

Watch the full video below.

Bryce Dallas Howard in "Despair"

Looking like her venomous character in The Help, Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a woman in "Despair" in this short film from 2010 by Alex Prager.

The setting: 1960s Los Angeles. Inside a phone booth stands a beautiful woman wearing the portentous femme fatale uniform of red lipstick and high heels. Bright and eerie, it’s picture-perfection. In her first short film, LA-based photographer Alex Prager is going for pure, cinematic melodrama, hoping to catch just one emotion—despair—through her chilling juxtaposition of dreamy Americana aesthetics and back-story brimming with overstated tragedy.

Set to a score by composer Ali Helnwein and starring model and actress Bryce Dallas Howard, the film takes its cues from the opening of Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter (1955), and the Hans Christian Andersen-inspired 1948 ballet The Red Shoes. According to Prager, Despair was conceived as a living, full-sensory version of her photographic work, which has previously been exhibited at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, Yancey Richardson in New York and Michael Hoppen in London. “I’d like to show the before, now and after of one of my images––that’s really the concept of the film,” she says. Accustomed to running a one-woman show on her shoots, where she usually plays photographer, stylist, set-designer and everything in between, Prager was ensnared by the collaborative nature of creating a film. “It's like taking every art medium and melding it into one,” she says. “It’s incredible!” As for working with Howard, a fast-rising talent (and the daughter of director Ron Howard) best known for her performances in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and Lady in the Water, Prager credits fate for bringing them together. She knew it could be no one but the fair-skinned beauty after deciding the role called for a redhead with serious acting chops. Howard’s graceful, porcelain-like look seems to embody one of Prager’s defining characteristics as an artist—her unabashed love for, and understanding of, color. As for suspense: one of the stills from the four-minute film is headed to the prestiguous MoMA this September for the group show New Photography 2010, where Prager is exhibiting alongside Elad Lassry, Roe Ethridge and Amanda Ross-Ho. Film stills from Despair are currently being exhibited and sold exclusively by Michael Hoppen Contemporary in London.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Video Premiere Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn

Straight off the turntables comes a visual holy ghost in the form of brother duo Disclosure. New to the scene the groups debut album manages to not force-ably capture the house/UK Garage sound that was blarring from our teen speakers in the mid 90's.

Below is the video for "When A Fire Starts To Burn" which first caught our attention by mix tape and we now have their album Settle on rotation here at the ItsNotYouItsMe headquarters.


 Fully Dressed–The spring collections are featured in a massive spread published in the latest issue of SSAW, as displayed by this story lensed by Yann Faucher. Models Jeroen Muylaert (Major Paris) and Mayrone Herry (New Madison) show off their young charm in a series of pictures styled by Tuomas Laitinien. Outfitted in Louis Vuitton’s sporty ensembles, Givenchy’s sleek silhouettes or wearing Jean Paul Gaultier’s textured suits, just to mention some of the prestigious brands featured in the whole story, the pair showcase an array of spring looks, playing with volumes, cuts, textures and layerings. / Grooming by Jenny Jansson. Courtesy of -

Patrick Kafka by Dean Isidro | Summer Bliss

 We flashback to last year's September 2012 issue of GQ China with the all-white story 'Summer Bliss' featuring Austrian model Patrick Kafka. The editorial is photographed by Dean Isidro and styled by Grant Woolhead with hair by Danielle Priano. Courtesy of - Homotography

Boys by Brett Lloyd | ZOO

 The new 39th issue of ZOO magazine features the story 'Boys', photographed by Brett Lloyd and styled by Steve Morriss with models Lewis Chesson-Grieve, Tommy Marr, Philip Kesselev, Jack Burke and Max Lester. Courtesy of - Homotography

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