ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2014-07-27

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Itsnotyouitsme Album Spin - Katy B

Hailing from London, United Kingdom  dubstep, R&B, and House newcomer and 2011 Mercury Prize nominee Katy B. has released a standout sophmore album entitled Little Red. Below are some of our favorite tracks in what RollingStone describes B as "She's still the sharpest storyteller on the dance floor."

Check out our picks below!


"In Bloom-French model Arthur Gosse appears before the lens of photographer Laurent Humbert for a new black & white story featured in August Man. Focusing the attention on summer’s blooming floral prints, Arthur is outfitted by Sarah Cazeneuve in a wardrobe where Givenchy and Gucci’s nature inspired motifs intertwine with Louis Vuitton’s logo embellished tuxedo jackets, John Galliano’s oversized polka dots and several other luxurious designs. / Hair by Stéphane Farouze. Makeup by Céline Exbrayat." - The Fashionisto


"Abre Los Ojos-Sight Management model Pablo Otero shows a vulnerable side in a new editorial from the summer issue of The Zine Stand. Captured in black & white photography by Jorge Arberas, Jorge is effortless in front of the camera. Shot front and center, where his striking features can really shine, Jorge is styled by Violeta Comella, wearing garments from labels that include Sandro, Burberry and GUESS by Marciano." - The Fashionisto

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lady Gaga Is Pretty In Pink For Harpers Bazaar

Lady Gaga has been a busy woman as of lates with her ArtRave world tour, launching her new jazz album with Tony Bennett and now a hi fashion editorial for Harper's Bazaar styled by bff Carine Roitfeld, photography by Sebastian Faena and a little interview with a man named Karl Lagerfeld!

KARL LAGERFELD: Since my Choupette is the most famous cat on the Internet, and your [French bulldog] Asia is the most famous dog on the Internet, should they meet? Does Asia have a personal maid like Choupette does?

LADY GAGA: They most certainly must meet! Asia is very sweet and calm. She would be very gentle with Choupette. She does not have a personal maid yet, but I adore making her little presents and cooking her homemade puppy food.

KL: Choupette talks without words; she communicates with me through her eyes. How does Asia communicate with you?

LG: Asia and I have a very special bond. She also talks a lot with her big, beautiful eyes. Her ears are especially large for a Frenchie, and I can tell she’s comfy at home with Mommy because her ears are down. Asia also loves belly rubs, from everyone, and she lies on her back all the time to let me know!

KL: Choupette is my muse. Is Asia your musical inspiration?

LG: Asia is my inspiration for many things. She has really shown me the importance of living in the moment. If I don’t, I’ll miss a precious look on her face! She is a very romantic and loving animal, and this sort of poetry is what art is all about, I think. Interaction. She loves to sit with me when I record jazz. She never barks or makes noise; she just looks at me with her big ears.

KL: I think animals are better muses than human beings—they’ll never fall out of fashion. What do you think of animals?

LG: I love animals. They communicate with us entirely with love, something we all should do. Asia and my love will never be out of fashion—it is unconditional.

KL: What are you into? What’s your next fashion “trip”?

LG: I’ve been recently enjoying looking far and wide for the best vintage fashion I can find. Clothing with a story, a past. Heavy fabrics, jewels, veils. My latest trip is feeling a connection to all women throughout history through fashion. I love wearing clothes knowing that I’m carrying the spirit of previous fashionistas, and living out more of their fantasies, and my own. I believe clothes carry the soul of the designer and the person wearing them forever, so I look for clothes with a soul. Perhaps it’s something only I can see. But I know it’s real.

KL: Where do you see your look evolving?

LG: I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. Who knows? But when I sing jazz with Tony Bennett, I want to wear dresses made for real ladies, turn off all the lights, and have you hear only my voice cutting through the darkness.

KL: I wonder if you’ll end up extremely classic one day. Do you think classic can be daring too?

LG: Very.

KL: I can picture you doing “Miss Otis Regrets” with Tony Bennett. I love that song. Please tell me about your new album with him [Cheek to Cheek].

LG: Tony has completely changed my life. It’s been a sort of secret that I’ve been singing jazz since I was 13. I was a jazz singer before I was a pop singer. Tony is such a gentleman. He really treats me like a lady. I feel so healed by my relationship with him because some men were very bad to me when I was young and in the studio. Tony showed me what the elegant and old-school cats were like. Our recording sessions were beautiful, memorable. We’ve built a deep friendship. There are 60 years between us, but when we sing together there is no distance. This album is pure jazz, songs from the Great American Songbook, played by both Tony and my respective jazz musicians and friends.

KL: I love Billie Holiday’s “It’s Easy to Remember (and So Hard to Forget).” In life, I always say, most people are easy to forget and hard to remember. Do you like Billie Holiday? What are your musical inspirations for this type of music?

LG: I used to listen to Billie Holiday every Sunday with my mother, but I fell in love with Ella Fitzgerald. She is to me the quintessential jazz vocalist. Her life story, the pain and wisdom, the whiskey in her throaty voice. I felt connected to her because it’s these types of women, the lush ladies of swing, who’ve made me feel like no matter what happens, I can always turn a tragedy into a great performance. That’s the romance of theater.

KL: How long is your world tour? Is it around the world in 80 days?

LG: Seven months.

KL: Do you have a different look planned for every city? I dare say, fashion could be your victim.

LG: I don’t have my looks planned, but it’s a nice compliment to suggest so. Thank you. I bring lots of vintage pieces with me—jewels, hats, bags—and I’m also very fortunate to get sent beautiful couture and runway looks all over the world. I just wear what makes me feel good for the day. Right now I’m enjoying feeling like a lady. Wearing dresses, in love, walking Asia in gardens, singing jazz with Tony Bennett …

KL: I heard you’re going to Dubai for the first time. I hope you like it. I loved it when I showed the Chanel Dubai collection there.

LG: I’m very excited to go there, see my fans, give them the show of a lifetime. And, of course, I must explore the local designers and go shopping!

KL: I would call you the world’s ever-changing fashion icon. How does it feel to be chosen as Carine Roitfeld and Bazaar’s icon? You change all the time, but to me you stay the same Gaga. How do you manage that?

LG: It’s an honor for you to say that, Karl. You are very classic. Classic for me is something that changes all the time, like a drifting anchor. Even though I’m changing all the time, I’m always thinking of iconography—which is repetition of images—so I’m always different. I’m in a way wearing the same outfit over and over, but I’m just a different expression of the same woman. When I leave the house, I bear the souls of fashionistas who came before me; I continue to live glamorously to celebrate them. I’m just being me. via

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kiesza Comes To Hollywood

Watch below as house music revivalist Kiesza performs her second single "Giant In My Heart" off her debut EP for The Jimmy Kimmel Live audience and if that wasnt enough in another video below catch her walking the stars of Hollywood Blvd in another great performance of "Hideaway" for the unsuspecting (and hungry) summer time tourist.

Wow doo doo doo doo dow with Kiesza!

Jimi Is By My Side

Hey YA! Its that long talked about Jimi Hendrix biopic starring André Benjamin!

OutKast's André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave). Covering a year in Hendrix's life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York's Cheetah Club to making his mark in London's music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.

Out in Theaters September 26, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Anything Goes

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga take a stroll with the Cole Porter original  "Anything Goes" for the upcoming duet album of standards Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek!

Three years after the release of their first collaboration “The Lady Is A Tramp”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga are back with a brand new collaboration – a full album of classic jazz standards: Cheek To Cheek. Tony & Gaga became fast friends after meeting backstage at a charity gala in early 2011, and the start of their musical love affair was captured in the rousing and vibrant rendition of “Tramp” that appeared on Tony’s Grammy Award-winning album Duets II.

After a series of performances together including a 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball, Gaga’s ABC television special “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving”, and the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival, the jazz duo is ready for the world to experience their album, nearly two years in the making. Tony & Gaga handpicked each song on Cheek To Cheek, pulling from the Great American Songbook with classics from songwriters like Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Billy Strayhorn. They are accompanied by Tony’s longtime quartet, the NYC jazz quintet led by Brian Newman that Gaga has performed with since her teenage years, and are joined by a big band and a full orchestra on some songs. Jazz aficionados will be able to recognize a tenor sax solo by Joe Lavano and a flute solo by Paul Horn, who passed away shortly after the making of this record. Cheek To Cheek evokes the artistic visions of both Tony & Gaga with respect for the traditions of the jazz genre, but with a modern twist that makes the album quintessentially Tony & Gaga.

September 23 cannot come soon enough for this fresh take on jazz by the last originator and the latest revivalist.

Extra| Gaga and Tony Do The Today Show

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Stephen James Wilds Out for Nox Cover Story

Lick It Up! Channeling KISS, British model Stephen James taps into his wild side for the latest cover story of Spanish magazine Nox. For the electric story featuring summer fashions, Stephen connects with photographer Juanjo Molina and fashion editor Abraham Gutierrez. The results are mesmerizing as the editorial unfolds with a man vs machine theme, featuring fashions from Givenchy, Prada, Philipp Plein and other labels. In addition to gracing the cover of Nox, Stephen also appears in ck One’s newest campaign. / Art direction by Abraham Gutierrez. Coordination by Alberto Garrido. Grooming by Antonio Estrada using Redken and M.A.C. Cosmetics. Photo assistance by Eduardo Navarro. Style and art assistance by Lola García." - The Fashionisto

Mrs. Malone by Louie Banks | FALUT

"Louie Banks photographed the fabulously queer-friendly story "Mrs. Malone" for the latest issue of FAULT magazine featuring Oly Innes, Kurt Herbst, Solomon Thompson, Ash Stymest, Adam Wiseman, Glynn Famous, Tschan Andrews, Princess Julia, Dina Lux, Lou Bones, Jonbenet Blonde and Louie Banks." -

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