ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2014-04-20

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tommy Spence by Thomas Synnamon

"Tommy Spence at AIG by Thomas Synnamon, retouched by Daniel Gras Pujalt." -

Chris Jackson by Mark Segal | Beautiful Anarchy

"Re:Quest model Chris Jackson is photographed by Mark Segal and styled by Jay Massacret in the story 'Beautiful Anarchy' for issue no. 31 of VMAN magazine, with hair by Lesly McMenamin and grooming by Darlene Jacobs." -

Tray Webb by Manny Fontanilla

"Model Tray Webb is photographed, styled & groomed by Manny Fontanilla." -

Friday, April 25, 2014

Video Premiere Estelle - Make Her Say (Beat It Up)

Directed by Chris Robinson, friend of ItsNotYouItsMe, Estelle brings the Freak back in her latest single "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)." The provacative song gets a unperfect provacative video to go along with it featuring some everyday John and Jane's showing us how they Beat It Up

Make her play below. 

Meet Photographer Polly Borland

Meet photographer Polly Borland Australian photographer now living in England whose quirky images of famous faces and characters influenced at a young age by Diane Arbus the similarites are apparent in this interview video by

Polly Borland: Polymorphous The Absurdist Photographer of Cate Blanchett, Queen Elizabeth II and Nick Cave Has the Lens Turned on Her

Polly Borland is perhaps best known for her unconventional portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as her startlingly direct images of fellow countryman Nick Cave, who she has photographed for nearly 35 years. In the illuminating feature length documentary Polymorphous directed by Alex Chomicz and produced by Filmfolk, the Brighton-based, Australian photographer becomes the subject. Below, Borland’s long-standing muse and confidante describes the experience of posing for her grotesque and unsettling series, Smudge.

Nick Cave on Polly Borland

Rock stars are cartoons—we are supposed to be seen from afar, and Polly’s very much the same way, with the red hair and the glasses. She convinced me to do a session and I was kind of terrified to be honest because you were really at the mercy of Polly’s imagination. I was taken into a room and over two days had to put on tights and stockings. I’d wear stockings over my head and fright wigs and be made up in different ways, with little ping pong balls and balled-up bits of fluff pushed down the leotard, so I kind of looked kind of leprous. And I had to give myself over to this process of being degraded, initially degraded and there was quite a beautiful thing that happened out of that. You read about this sort of thing, but there was a kind of transformation that came about within me through this ritual of degradation that she put me through—it was really exciting. Everything was stripped away.

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Video Premiere Lily Allen - Sheezus

Lily Allen is back and she is not playing pretty when it comes to her pop contemporaries. Check out her latest video for the albums title track "Sheezus" and a interview from Rolling Stone on the tell it like it is single.

Allen recently told Rolling Stone she wrote the song backwards, beginning with the word "divas," which rhymes with "Sheezus." From there, the song's message about female pop singers came to her. "I don't like being compared to other people because I'm quite aware that there are people who are far more talented and have better singing voices than me," she said. "I don't like being put in the same category as people because we have the same genitals and boobs. Nobody is going to write 'Lily Allen vs. Ed Sheeran.' It just doesn't happen."

Instead, she said the song was a call for unity of sorts. Of the women she toasts in the song, she said, "I want all of them to be Sheezus, and I want to be Sheezus too."

Allen called the album titled a "confident title choice, and a little nod to Kanye West" when she announced it in February. But unlike West's Yeezus, which bore a sparse cover, she gave the record an ornate cover, featuring her sitting amid three corgis atop a Roman-looking building with the words "divide and conquer" written on it.

Mert & Marcus Shoot Filip Hrivnak, Dominik Bauer + More for Vogue Hommes International Cover Story

 Les Portes Du Paradis–Notable fashion photography duo Mert & Marcus raise the ante for their latest cover story. Photographing models Filip Hrivnak, Dominik Bauer, Chad White and Kaylan Morgan for Vogue Hommes International, Mert & Marcus capture a tantalizing red paradise. Featuring standout spring pieces from Saint Laurent and Givenchy, among other luxury labels, fashion editor Panos Yiapanis outfits Filip, Dominik, Chad and Kaylan for the bold story. Courtesy of -

Wild Wild West: Rory Pierce for Elle Men Hong Kong April Issue

 Wild Wild West–Envisioning a western themed story for the April issue of Elle Men Hong Kong, photographer Lukasz Wolejko-Wolejszo comes together with stylist Andrew Zumbo. Offering a unique spin on spring fashions from Dior Homme, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and more, Zumbo outfits model Rory Pierce with a strong inclination for current trends. / Style assistance by Meggy Smith. Hair by Freda Rossidis for MR.SMITH. Hair assistance by Star Royal. Makeup by Merton Muaremi using M.A.C. Cosmetics. Courtesy of -

Givenchy Men’s Special: Carlos Ferra for Highsnobiety

Techno Tribalism–The spring/summer 2014 collection of Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is under focus once more with a feature in the latest edition of Highsnobiety. Photographed by Christoph Musiol, model Carlos Ferra sports choice pieces from the popular collection. Taking a relaxed streetwear fit, Tisci elevates oversize basics with a fun graphic spin on sound. Courtesy of -

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