ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2014-01-05

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shakira Is A Glamour Girl

Shakira lands on ther cover of Glamour Magazine where inside the new momma shares her thoughts on The Voice, being a momma and that red hot upcoming Rihanna duet!

Shakira on her duet with Rihanna… “[W]orking with her was utopia. She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.”

Working with fellow The Voice judge Adam Levine and other men in the industry… “Dealing with boys at work and being the only girl can be challenging. I have my insecurities, but I’ve learned I have to be a good sport. I have to be able to take certain jokes and not take them personally. There are jokes made almost every second of the day. I had to develop a tough hide. You know, the music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time—producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.”

Her success… “Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings. I met with a record executive when I was 13 and sang ‘Material Girl’ to a cassette-tape boom box. I’ve shaken hands at every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest’s. One day [I realized I was famous] enough. But here’s the thing: I’m still hungry. But I’m not hungry for fame—just the need to prove to myself that I can still do this.”

Her vision for her life… “I feel like I’m not on earth just to shake it and shake it endlessly, you know?”

Whether she has gotten any grief from Latin fans about her blond hair or being too thin… “At the beginning. But my man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone. He doesn’t like too skinny. [Laughs.] That takes pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about. This month I’m not exercising because I have an album to finish and I have a baby. And I like these pastries in front of me.”

Extra| Shakira on The Today Show

Misa Patinszki Embraces Eccentricities for Modern Weekly China

Modern Eccentricity–Model Misa Patinszki lets loose in a new editorial with styling by Audrey Hu. Posing for quirky images by photographer Dean Lee, Misa easily lays on the charm. Falling over himself and acting without inhibition, Misa dons colorful flamboyant styles for the cheeky outing. Courtesy of -

Charles, Corentin, Jules Raynal, Knut & Sylvester Ulv By Photographer Damien Blottiere

Charles, Corentin, Jules Raynal, Knut & Sylvester Ulv By Photographer Damien Blottiere.

Throwback | A Cinematic Sean O’Pry by Mariano Vivanco

Cinecittà–Photographed in 2007 by Mariano Vivanco for British fashion magazine 10 Men, a fresh-faced Sean O’Pry starred in a stunning cinematic story. Styled by Nicola Formichetti, Sean’s dramatic performance served as a great tribute to Italian film studio Cinecittà. Courtesy of -

Julien Quevenne Stars in Black & White Editorial for Chasseur Magazine

So Long Ago, So Clear–Donning great garments from labels that include Marc Jacobs and Comme des Garcons, model Julien Quevenne graces the pages of Chasseur magazine with a story by photographer Kay Smith. Getting help in the style department from Aurore Donguy, Julien impresses as always in a black & white shoot outdoors. Courtesy of -

"The Return" by Karl Lagerfeld - The Film

Karl Lagerfeld directs The Return a film looking at the re-invention of legendary designer Coco Chanel in 1953. Its a visually stunning one so press play below!

In December 1953, Coco Chanel began her incredible return to center stage. The designer reopens her Haute Couture house after fifteen years of absence. The collection is welcomed by the French press with an icy silence. Only the American media supports the looks that define the rebirth of Chanel's style. "The Return" retraces this determining period, that shaped the legend of the designer of rue Cambon forever.

"The Return," imagined, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of Gabrielle Chanel, Rupert Everett, Anna Mouglalis, Lady Amanda Harlech, Arielle Dombasle, Kati Nescher, Vincent Darré and Sam McKnight.

Behind the scenes of The Return

The Style Of Cary Grant

The always polished look of Cary Grant is undeniable. He had what seemed an organic sense of style and dandy-ism  that continue to be of influence till this very day. Along with his acting abilities in some of the best films in cinema history have made him a legend that'll live on forever.

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Michael Kors

American fashion designer Michael Kors sits down with Fern Mallis of New York Fashion Week and former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America to run down his life, artistic life in this short but cute interview session.



 Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman for Michael Kors

and because we love Michael Kors on Project Runways heres his best quotes!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Have A Very Merry Birthday Mr. David Bowie!

Today January 8th marks the 67th birthday of David Robert Jones or David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust to the music world.  The English musician, actor, record producer is the greatest living innovator of rock music - fusing different sounds and performance art into a full spectacle and with a distinct voice to boot (Rolling Stone ranked him 39th on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all time.)

We mark his birthday today with some of our favorite tunes from the Grammy nominated artist.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gwen Stefani Launches New Clothing Line With Denim Guru

Momma to be for the 3rd time Gwen Stefani is set to debut another fashion line with 7 For All Mankind founder.

With two clothing lines, a rotating roster of collaborations, a third kid on the way and, sometimes, a music career, you would think Gwen Stefani probably has enough on her plate. But no, she’s decided to launch a new fashion project, which is actually a pretty big departure from her current mass-market ventures. (And, granted, she no longer designs for L.A.M.B., which also hasn’t shown in a few seasons.)

Stefani has teamed up with Michael Glasser, a former drug dealer and money launderer who went on to become a veritable denim guru, launching 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, and Rich and Skinny. Now, with help from Stefani, he’s trying his hand at clothes that aren’t made of denim, but that are similarly versatile, based on knowledge gained from his time in the industry.

DWP, which stands for Design With Purpose, was almost a denim line until, Glasser told WWD, a Neiman Marcus buyer told him, “If you show me another five-pocket jean, I’m going to punch you.” The goal of DWP, he says, is to “take the pressure off denim” to be a store’s biggest profit-generator, since the denim market isn’t as hot now as it used to be. The focus of the line is a slouchy, cropped, tapered pant — a very Gwen Stefani silhouette. There are also tank tops, tees and motorcycle vests, some of which have a subtle rocker/borrowed-from-the-boys vibe — though many items are more like wardrobe basics that could work for anyone. It’s perhaps her first line that might appeal to people who don’t see her — or Japanese Harajuku girls — as their style inspiration.

The line, like a lot of denim, is made in a factory in Los Angeles. It’s also surprisingly affordable, given that: Prices range from $80 to $130 for the small, 18-piece collection. It’s set to hit stores in spring 2014, and Glasser expects up to $5 million to $8 million in sales this year. via

Gwen is also releasing an OPI nail polish line. Gurl is busy!


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