ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2013-08-25

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Alicia Keys Rocks GMA Concert Series

Alicia Keys is always on fire and her latest appearance on the Good Morning America stage is no exception. Performing her latest hits off her most recent album, "Girl On Fire," the new R&B legend rocked a fresh new bowl cut, that is very similar to fellow pop-star Robyn.

Struttin a pair of bright pink trousers and a transparent black cut off top, Alicia flawlessly, as always, sang her heart out too tracks like, “Fire We Make” featuring R&B crooner Maxwell, “Girl On Fire,” "Listen To Your Heart” and the classic “No One.”

Dig it out below kiddas!

"Girl On Fire"

"Listen To Your Heart & No One"

"Interview" & "Fire We Make"

Friday, August 30, 2013

Video Premiere Christina Aguilera - Let There Be Love (Fan Thank You)

Christina Aguilera out of no where gave all her adoring fans a gift this week, as she created a self made thank you video to her Fighters that have stuck by her through her ups and downs of her personal life and career.

The song "Let There Be Love" which was originally slated to be a single off the much overlooked Lotus was given a personal video release where you can see the behind the scenes of Christina's life such as her dancers rehearsing, Christina and her boyfriend dancing it up at The Abbey in West Hollywood and to her adorable son Max showing us his moves!

Feel the love below!


 Rough Cut–Taking inspiration from famous gangsters from the 1920′s, photographer Grant Thomas sets his sights on British model Edward Wilding (New York Model Management) for this story featured in the latest issue of Apollo Novo. Captured in the shadows or on the roof of a building with a great view on the city, Edward is styled by Fleur Huynh in sartorial ensembles from the likes of Dior Homme, Tom Ford, Paul Smith and others, while fedora hats complete the iconic gangster uniform, adding to the whole styling a retro vibe. / Hair by Keiichiro Hirano. Makeup by Bunny Hazel Clarke. Courtesy of -


 Relaxed Days–Bananas newcomer Alex Bouchard snags a story in the latest issue of British magazine 10 Men. Photographed by Benjamin Lennox, Alex is captured in a relaxed state, alternating between decadent pieces designed by Versace and more viable options from Topman Design as styled by Hector Castro. Courtesy of -


 The Bauhaus Effect–Nest model Tim Schuhmacher stars in the latest issue of Australian GQ, wearing a selection of cutting edge designs selected by stylist Wayne Gross. Captured by Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm in the buildings of the famous Bauhaus school of arts and design in Germany, Tim wears modern sleek silhouettes, designed with innovative fabrics that combine luxury with an almost futuristic vibe. Dressed in pieces from the likes of Givenchy, Calvin Klein Collection, Emporio Armani and many more, Tim is a lonely presence in the buildings of one of the most influential architectural movements of the 20th century. / Grooming by Marco Hülsebus. Courtesy of -


 All Fur Love–Photographed for the September issue of L’Officiel Singapore, AVE Management model Sebastian Sauve joins Klaudia Pulik for a Fendi fall 2013 feature. Styled by Jumius Wong and Jack Wang, the two easily capture the luxurious appeal of Fendi’s signature furs. / Makeup by Linsey Li. Hair by Ken Hong. Courtesy of -

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lady Gaga Talks Critics, Love and Our Lack Of Elegance

Lady Gaga stops for a chat with  SiriusXM's veteran Billboard editor/pop-culture commentator Larry Flick hitting topics that the pop idol has expressed in her first single "Applause" off of her upcoming ARTPOP album.

Check out the expressive interview below (and the choice true words from the interviewer at the end)!

EXTRA| Gaga does Fish and Chips

Carine Roitfeld's Documentary - Mademoiselle C

Carine Roitfeld  the now former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris is documented in a film by Fabien Constant.

The below 5 minute teaser to Mademoiselle C (September 11, 2013) gives us a glimpse in the the world of fashions model, muse and creator.

New Romantic Icons Visage Return Reformed

All great things start from the bottom and then become exploited once reaching the top such as the seminal New Romantic band Visage. Check out this video introduction to the reformed band that gave influence to such artist as Boy George, La Roux, Goldfrapp and more in this great video showcasing the who, whats, where and wear!

Founding fathers of the New Romantics and pioneers of the 80s sound Visage, return with a new album "Hearts And Knives" May 2013. Visage began in 1978 when Steve Strange and Blitz Club partner-in-crime Rusty Egan joined forces with Midge Ure to create a futuristic, synthesizer-led group where style and fashion were matched by experimental but accessible music. The group was soon Magazine and Billy Currie. They recorded their first single Tar with Martin Rushent at his Genetic Studio in 1978 (shortly to become the birthplace of the Human League Dare album). Their breakthrough track "Fade To Grey" became a European hit and reached number 1 in 8 countries in 1980. As the public face of the band Steve Strange shot to stardom throughout Europe and beyond.

Steve Strange has been through his own share of highs and lows in the past 29 years. His emergence as a fashion and style icon of the 80s and beyond is one of the many highs. Steve had always believed that Visage had not yet reached its endpoint. Slowly the circumstances and pieces started falling into place to enable a new album to come to fruition. Firstly Steve reconnected with Steve Barnacle (a Visage band member from the 1984 Visage album "Beatboy") and began writing songs once more. This was augmented when ex Ultravox guitarist Robin Simon joined into the equation bringing not only a large slice of shared musical DNA (that "Visage sound") to the project but also his own distinctive style and ethereal musicianship. Lauren Duvall joined adding not only her sultry vocal ability but also a slice of the classic Visage glamour. Secondly the environment and interest in 80's fashion, style and music continues on unabated. The phone continues to ring for shows, television, news and exhibitions.

Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Kate Moss and More Bare All for Interview

Interview unveiled its latest Model Issue this weekend and it’s pretty major. If you like models, you may want to pick up a copy–or seven.

The magazine tapped Mert and Marcus to photograph seven iconic supers for the covers including Kate Moss (which magazine hasn’t she covered this year?), Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Amber Valetta, Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista, and relative newcomer Daria Werbowy.

The black and white images are simple, unfussy, and vaguely bondage-y with the models sporting wet hair, minimal makeup and revealing black clothes. However, many of them strip down even further inside the glossy.

Images of Campbell, Seymour and Werbowy stark naked have hit the magazine’s website, and unsurprisingly, all of their bodies look unreal.

However, the models revealed more than just a lot of skin. Each one was interviewed about her lengthy career, revealing some interesting tidbits about their rise to success and the ’90s modeling industry. For instance…

Kate Moss says she would have been screwed without the guidance of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista:

They showed me the ropes, really. If I hadn’t been with them, I would have been screwed. They really protected me.
Linda Evangelista had to have the Canadian Embassy help her get out of a bad modeling situation in Japan when she was 16:

I got there and it was a catastrophe. They wanted me to take my clothes off and shoot me naked. It was a nightmare and I panicked and basically the Canadian Embassy helped me out. I was there about two days and went home, saying, “I don’t want anything to do with this ever again.”
And she was told she’d only last three years:

I was told it would last about three years—that’s what the agents told you. A good career was three years.
Christy Turlington wasn’t sure about stripping down to her undies for Calvin Klein’s latest campaign:

I needed to think seriously about the CK underwear campaign, because I knew it would be everywhere, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to be photographed in my underwear now that I’m a mother.
And she regrets signing an exclusive contract with them in 1998:

I didn’t feel that I was given the best advice at the time from my agency and I didn’t have my own lawyer. I was young and wasn’t ready to be locked up. I made the most of the time, but I missed the pace I was just starting to enjoy. I was also in a new relationship and started taking creative-writing classes in L.A. I renegotiated after a few years and came back, maintaining the Eternity fragrance contract, so I had the best of both worlds from then on. In hindsight, I probably would have burned out much sooner if not for that hiatus.
Daria is surprised she’s still a model:

Sometimes I am still surprised that I’m a model and that people think I’m good-looking. I’ve gone through a lot of different phases on what I do and why I do it—morally and ethically. I’ve tortured myself about it, especially in dealing with success and money. I just had to learn to look at it as a job, as opposed to identifying myself as a model and thinking of myself as a part of this industry. I just thought, Okay, this is an opportunity to learn and see and meet people. Still, I am a Scorpio and I’m quite competitive. If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it as best I can. I’m going to give it everything.
Helmut Newton once made Daria wear rubber nipples:

I remember one of the first things he said was that he couldn’t believe how thin I was. He was like, “Whatever happened to women?” He also made me wear rubber nipples.
Naomi Campbell feels the designer-model connection has gotten lost:

When I started out modeling, there weren’t casting directors and there weren’t stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer. We were all much closer back then—we had direct communication with each other, and we all hung out when we weren’t working. Obviously, now that’s changed, but I believe I’ve kept it that way.
INTERVIEW: Do you think young models today are missing that connection with designers?

CAMPBELL: Yes, I’ve noticed that. They have to deal more with the casting directors and the stylists.
And she’ll probably write a book:

People always say, “Do you want to write a book?” I’m like, “Not yet.” “How will you remember it all?” I say, “It’s in my head. It’s there. I remember.” I’ve been asked about a book a lot recently. It’s a possibility. Put it that way.
Campbell still sees Kate Moss as her little sister. Also, she kidnapped her once:

Kate is like my sister. No matter how old she is—she’s going to be 40 next year—I look at her as my little sister. I was first introduced to Kate by a makeup artist who was on tour with Madonna called Sharon Gault. This was 1992. I was introduced to Kate and Mario Sorrenti at the same time. Then I met Kate again in Madrid. I kidnapped her and that was it. I kidnapped her, stopped in Paris to pick up Christy, and we all flew to Dublin together.
Christy Turlington had to hide in Stephanie’s and Linda’s room in Paris (they all stayed at the same hotel) when she got drunk:

Christy, Linda, and I all lived there at the same time. Christy’s mother came with her, so she used to have to hide in our room if she got drunk. [laughs]
Stephanie Seymour wishes actors modeled less:

Believe me, I love film and I love acting and I respect it enormously—I just feel sad for that part of our business. What are the girls left with? They do all the grunt work. They do all the shows and the fittings and all of the really tough, grueling work, but most of them don’t get to reap the same benefits [as actors]. There is also not as much money in it for a decent amount of girls, and the consequence of that is that it’s going to shorten the careers of models, and there are going to be a lot more one-hit wonders.
Amber Valetta doesn’t seem too proud of her House of Style hosting days:

INTERVIEW: And you were also a host on MTV’s House of Style in 1996.

VALLETTA: God, yeah. I don’t even want to go there.
INTERVIEW: Come on. That’s how a lot of America got its first taste of fashion. Do you have good memories of that show?

VALLETTA: I had a blast because I was with Shalom Harlow, my best friend in fashion, but it was not a good period for me, personally. So we’ll put it this way, I wasn’t always present for that, even though my body was there. If I could do a do-over, I would. But I’m grateful to have had the experience.
Kate Moss won’t tell anyone what her Instagram account is:

My daughter loves Instagram. I mean, I do Instagram but I’ve only got 25 followers.
INTERVIEW: I have a feeling if you told us your Instagram name, you’d get a few more followers when the issue comes out. MOSS: Yes, but I don’t really want anyone to know where I am. I don’t want people to know what I’m doing. That’s the complete opposite of what I feel like.
So, yeah, we’ve officially made it our mission to find Kate Moss’ Instagram account. We’ll obviously let you know.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lady Gaga Gets Her Applause At The 2013 VMA's

Taking the MTV Video Music Awards stage, Lady Gaga makes her debut performance of her single "Applause" off her upcoming album ARTPOP.

Taking up her critics to a backtrack of hiss and boo's Gaga steps back into her personas to remind us as to why we begain to love the pop entertainer with throwback wigs from her pop past.

This performance was unfortunately the only highlight of the show, a show, that only fizzed at first gulp with Gaga's opening performance.

Take a drink for yourself below!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Video Premiere Kings Of Leon - Supersoaker

From their sixth studio album Mechanical Bull, Kings Of Leon make a stong return with the lead single "Super Soaker". The video directed by high concept artist W.I.Z. features a pop art galore as described by the directer "an imagined hybrid of pop-art screenprint, hand tinting and Technicolour film". W.I.Z. also explained that "[We wanted] playful, sensual ideas of teen angst, rock and roll and Americana; we wanted to a make a piece that was urgent as well as effortless, precision with abandon".

Its a very cool video with a great backing track making it our video premiere for the start of the week.

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