ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2014-04-20

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 -

Hard Knocks: Bastiaan Van Gaalen for Essential Homme

 Hard Knocks–Photographer Arcin Sagdic shoots model Bastiaan Van Gaalen for his latest Essential Homme contribution. Embracing a rebellious theme for spring, Sagdic collaborates with stylist Karen Clarkson. Pulling together dark garments from the likes of Diesel Black Gold and Versace, Clarkson informs an edgy aesthetic for the season at heart. / Style assistance by Peter Kinane. Grooming by Ninni Nummela (Streeters). Hair by Larry King (Streeters). Production by Lalaland. Photo assistance by Clement Daugabel and Jack Snape. Courtesy of -

The Olsen's Bring Differences To Ellen

America's favorite twins and favorite fashion entrepreneurs, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen visit The Ellen Show to sign out the differences in who's who and whats what.

Figure it out below!

Kelis Brings Letterman Jerk Ribs

Kelis brings The Late Show with David Letterman a serving a 'Jerk Ribs' from her just released album Food and boy is it yummy!

Looking self style perfect Kelis with her funked-up backing band give some realness that makes the live version of Jerk even tastier.

Watch it below Dont miss it!

 Extra| Kelis on meeting Grace Jones 2 weeks ago on BBC Radio 2 and more interesting stories.



Next time were in NYC we gotta stop by Grace's home because it is as welcoming and perfect as the red haired creative director of American Vogue. Take a peek inside with WSJ Magazine.

WORLD RENOWNED for her magic touch with clothes, Grace Coddington is curating an auction celebrating their absence. Although the irony of that will be lost on no one, Coddington's career in fashion actually began with a nude—her first picture ever, when she started modeling in 1959. "I think I was very naive. It didn't occur to me that it was a weird thing to do, but I thought Norman Parkinson was an extraordinary photographer, and when he asked me to take off my clothes, it was just the same as 'Stand up' or 'Sit down.'" What "Parks" actually got her to do, though, was run around naked in the woods, as she offhandedly recounts in Grace, her 2012 memoir.

Coddington assumed that when Alexander Gilkes, co-founder of the online auction house Paddle8, first approached her it wasn't because of her knack with nudes. "I thought it would be fashion pictures, so I said yes, and then it turned out to be portraits," says Coddington. "If there's one thing I'm known for, it's 'Don't crop a picture.' I want the feet in it. So portraits weren't working for me. And they didn't want fashion pictures—I guess they don't sell for as much—so then they said nudes."

"We felt it was the best way to celebrate the artist and the quality of photography," says Gilkes. "Strip away the clothes and focus on the nude." Hence the title of the auction (viewable at from May 1 to 16), slightly arch in light of Coddington's role as the creative director of Vogue: "No Clothes." Even though she was keen to curate something within the area for which she is best known, she made peace with its polar opposite by reconceptualizing the nude as a kind of canvas for her work. "We start out on a fashion shoot with a girl who has no clothes on, and we build from that: the hair, the makeup, the clothes. But she starts with nothing."

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shakira Brings Her Empire To The Voice.

Shakira performs her single "Empire" onto her show The Voice this week with a performance that in its own right deserves the 3 judge chair turn. Clad in lace and her trade mark flowing blonde locks the Colombian super star conquers the stage and shows us why she is The Voice.

Catch it all below.

Watch a singer, actress and a model in this beautiful short film entitled Trois Soeurs or Three Sisters  Directed by Bulgarian photographer and filmmaker Elina Kechicheva.

Adventures in Monochrome in a Spellbinding French Fashion Short “When you're a young artist, you don't really have another choice than preserving an independent spirit if you want to make your ideas happen,” says Zoë Le Ber, who stars in the seductively languid Trois Soeurs alongside fellow Parisians Solene Hebert, last year’s face of Nina Ricci, and Priscilla de Laforcade, an actress and member of the indie-pop duo Les Chanteuses. Directed by Bulgarian photographer and filmmaker Elina Kechicheva, the trio form part of a generation of emerging models, actresses and singer-songwriters, with mutlti-hyphenate Le Ber recently directing the exhibitionist art short, Hors Les Murs for fashion and culture title Purple. “French cinema is known for its unexpectedness and accessibility, and today there is still the same drive as the days of the 'New Wave' to do something living and pertinent,” says Herbert.“The cinema is still so young," adds Le Ber. “The nouvelle vague was just the first intense wave of a long series, I hope.”

Favorite French classic film? Zoë Le Ber: Playtime by Jacques Tati Solene Hebert: Pierrot Le Fou by Jean Luc Godard Priscilla de Laforcade: La Maman et la Putain by Jean Eustache

Trois Soeurs


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Courtney Love’s Debuts New Single “You Know My Name”

Everyones favorite Queen of Rock/Grunge and an all around badass, Courtney Love has unleashed her new single "You Know My Name." Ferorciously ripping through every chord and vocally sounding like she did in her heydays with the band Hole's debut album "Pretty on the Inside."

Sounding better than ever, news that the OG lineup that comprises of Hole have reunited to come together to do a series of future concert dates.

Not to forget Courtney will also be making her way overseas causing hell and rhythm with our fellow Britsh brothers and sisters.

 The tune officially unleashes on May 4th. No need to wait kiddas for you can take an earfull right below!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Giovanni Bonamy by Torian Lewin | TOH!

 French model Giovanni Bonamy at One Management is photographed by Torian Lewin in 'I Can't Say No to Myself' for TOH! magazine no. 17. Courtesy of - Homotography

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX Strut Their Way Across the GMA Stage To Peform “Fancy!”

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX srtut their way across the GMA stage to peform their infectious single “Fancy.” The tune finds itself slowly burning up the charts as casual listeners from all around are fancying the sassy bold track which possessing nothing but chic threads with an ungodly amount of cool.

Today (April 22) we also see the release of Iggy's debut album, "The New Classic." Eary birds had quite the hip-tastic groove served for breakfast while the ladies decked out in their now iconic tribute video to the 90's classic hit film, "Clueless." Its entire theme asthetic was set up with a stellar black-and-white motif instead of their usual yellow plaid one.

Dig it out all below kiddas!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Happy Easter Day To All My Bunnies!

This Little Bunny

This little bunny has two pink eyes. This little bunny is very wise. This little bunny is soft as silk. This little bunny is white as milk. This little bunny nibbles away At cabbages and carrots the livelong day!

Whatever your faith or tradition today have a great one and find those eggs!

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