ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2018-07-29

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Louis Gabriel Nouchi FW18 Campaign

"In anticipation of its inaugural show during Paris’s Fashion week in the official fashion calendar, LGN Louis-Gabriel Nouchi unveils its first campaign FW 2018-19.

For this campaign, LGN Louis-Gabriel Nouchi highlights the importance of the sensual poetry of clothing with its signature precepts: wear as a form of ennoblement, customizable or reversible pieces, and tailoring as a second skin.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Betty White Says She LOVES JUNK FOOD!

The key to aging gracefully has nothing to do with health food as far as thee inimitable icon Betty White is concerned. In 2011, her Hot in Cleveland co-star Jane Leeves dished on White's snacking habits, "She eats Red Vines, hot dogs, French fries, and Diet Coke. If that's key, maybe she's preserved because of all the preservatives."

Fellow co-star Wendie Malick concurred, "She eats red licorice, like, ridiculously a lot. She seems to exist on hot dogs and French fries."

There you have it carebears. In a world full of food trends we will remain a classic with our diet. And that diet is...we have no diet!  No pill, surgery, powder, artificial enhancement, lap band, etc.  It's really quite simple. Be happy inside you're own skin first and then the rest shall fall into place. Remember it's about health, not size.

Death of a Hollywood Studio: A Eulogy for 20th Century Fox

In the early days of Hollywoodland that forevermore pioneered and set ablaze a change that metamorphosized Tinseltown into the future we see now, is seeing wanna of it's most revered and ginormous lights being dimmed:

"In the aftermath of its July 27 sale to Disney, film historian and author Leonard Maltin recalls Fox's wild early days, a predator mogul, firings and backstabbings, and along the way, movies from 'Cleopatra' to 'Titanic' (and movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Temple) that impacted the world.
Even in this age of megamergers and acquisitions, one has to marvel at the "origin story" of 20th Century Pictures. For one thing, it was financed, in 1933, by the top brass of MGM — president Nicholas Schenck and studio chief Louis B. Mayer (who was looking for a studio job for his aspiring producer son-in-law, William Goetz, just not at MGM) — with no idea how their little side project would soon grow into a formidable rival.

To head the fledgling studio, they raided Warner Bros. and hired firebrand Darryl F. Zanuck as their head of production. Within a year, 20th Century earned its first Oscar nomination, for best picture for The House of Rothschild, headlined by former Warners star George Arliss. Within two, it was merging with the venerable film company founded by pioneer William Fox to become what it's been for the past eight decades, 20th Century-Fox (only back then it had a hyphen). Fox was a ruined man by the time of the merger, and his Fox Film Corp. was on shaky ground. But its contract roster included three of the top box-office stars of 1934 and 1935: Will Rogers, Janet Gaynor and Shirley Temple.

As it happened, Rogers died in a plane crash in 1935, Gaynor's popularity was waning, and Zanuck was never terribly fond of curly-topped Temple in spite of her enormous popularity. He brought three stars with him to the new 20th Century-Fox (Arliss and Loretta Young, from Warners, and Constance Bennett) and then set about building a fresh stable of marquee attractions 
he could claim as personal discoveries, including Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda and Olympic skater Sonja Henie. By the end of the '30s, they were top box-office draws, pleasing audiences with slick, escapist entertainment like Alexander's Ragtime Band and In Old Chicago.

Zanuck always had someone waiting in reserve in case one of his stars became uncooperative. Betty Grable was hired as a threat 
to musical star Faye and soon surpassed her as Fox's premier attraction (and No. 1 pinup) of the 1940s. 
Faye grew tired of Zanuck's belittling behavior and walked off the lot one day without saying goodbye. (Zanuck wouldn't have survived in the #MeToo or Time's Up era. He was notorious for taking advantage of starlets.)

In early 1942, the wiry workaholic, then 40, wangled a commission as a colonel in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and surprised everyone by displaying a hunger to see action. When he returned to Hollywood in mid-1943, he revealed 
a renewed interest in serious-minded movies, first evidenced in such standout films as Young Mr. Lincoln and The Grapes of Wrath, both directed by John Ford. In the postwar years, Zanuck personally oversaw such daring films as Gentleman's Agreement (dealing with anti-Semitism), The Snake Pit (about mental institutions) and Pinky (about 
an African-American girl passing for white), which 
received widespread acclaim. Only Wilson came up short: Zanuck's pet project about Woodrow Wilson was a rare, notable flop.

Zanuck reigned until 1956, when he resigned from Fox and moved to France to become an independent producer. In the fractious years that followed, the studio wooed 
him back for projects more than once, even allowing him to cast his mistresses (Bella Darvi, Juliette Greco, et. al) 
in leading roles. But while movie attendance soared during the years following World War II, it sank nearly as quickly with the introduction of television. Fox's response was to unveil a widescreen process called CinemaScope and its aural equivalent, stereophonic sound. Films like the biblical epic The Robe drew people back to theaters. So did Fox's newest star, blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe.

It was believed the wildly expensive epic Cleopatra — which paid Elizabeth Taylor an eye-popping $1 million salary — nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox, but president Spyros Skouras already was selling off the company's valuable backlot (now known as Century City) before the movie's budget ballooned to $44 million. Facts aside, Cleopatra became a scapegoat for all of the studio's ills.

In a final coup, Darryl F. Zanuck returned to Fox in the early 1960s and named his son, Richard Zanuck, president. That turbulent decade was punctuated by occasional bright spots: Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of 
Music was a worldwide success beyond all expectations, 
and Planet of the Apes became a gold mine that still is going strong. The younger Zanuck proved to be an astute executive, working in tandem with David Brown on such contemporary-minded hits as MASH, Patton and The French Connection. But costly attempts to duplicate the success of The Sound of Music (Doctor Dolittle, Hello, Dolly! and Star!) exacerbated Fox's financial woes. Then, in 1970, Zanuck Sr. fired his son and sparked an Oedipal family feud that sucked in Zanuck's ex-wife 
— Richard's mother, a major shareholder — and ended with the elder Zanuck being pushed out of the studio he co-founded. Repeated changes of regime and ownership in the ensuing years took their toll on the company that had once put its distinctive imprint on such classics as Laura, Miracle on 34th Street, Twelve O'Clock High and All About Eve.

Richard Zanuck moved on, successfully, 
while one of his notable successors,
 Alan Ladd Jr., showed considerable savvy, enabling Mel Brooks to create a series of showcase comedies and giving George Lucas the go-ahead to make Star Wars. But his tenure was relatively brief. Rupert Murdoch's acquisition of 
the company in 1984 finally brought stability to Fox — at least for a while.

The fact that 20th Century Fox (now minus the hyphen) is still a powerful, productive studio after more than 80 years is pretty miraculous. But there is one piece 
of often-overlooked continuity throughout all those 
decades that is even more remarkable. Alfred Newman composed the world-famous studio fanfare for 20th Century Pictures in 1934. That emblematic theme is still heard at the beginning of nearly every Fox movie. Will that tradition continue under Disney's ownership? Will that fanfare survive the merger? If it doesn't, it will truly be the end of an era." -

Take Me to the Rodeo: Pietro Baltazar by Tommy Chung for MMSCENE Magazine

"The handsome Pietro Baltazar at Next Management stars in Take Me to the Rodeo story captured for our MMSCENE Magazine‘s August 2018 edition by fashion photographer Tommy Chung. In charge of grooming and makeup was beauty artist Karina Del Bel.

Styling is work of Mimi Tyko, who for the session selected pieces from Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Zara, Calvin Klein, Versace Jeans, Topman, Country Outfitter, Sheplers, Urban Outfitters, Levi’s, ASOS, Versace Jeans, Calvin Klein, Topman, Nomad USA, I.N.C, AB Hombre, and Aliexpress." -


"Alfredo Díaz at Not.Models & Bang Model Management shot by Edgar Mendoza and styled by Evelyn Reyes, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online." -

I never dream

"Miguel Tortosa at View Management captured by the lens of Celine Hasenstab and styled by Alex Pal Costa with pieces from Versace, Benetton, Lacoste, Weekday, COS, and more, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online." -

Plex Material

"Bogdan Lusmanschi and Yiorgos Pap at The Legion Management shot by Ria Mort and styled by Dora Toubanaki with pieces from Sotiris Georgiou, Emci clothing, Paranoia, Benetton, and more, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.

Hair: Panos J Arvan." -

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Music Swedish Innovator Icon Robyn Is Baaaaaaaccckkkkk!!!

Robyn, the woman who single-handedly broke the glass ceiling reinventing Dance/Pop musique back in the mid to late 2000's leading the wave for the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyonce and the whole genre to metamorphosize. It always takes a great innovative spirit and intellect with a genuine passion for the history and future of music to move such musical mountains. A connoisseur. Or what we here like to call, the real fans of music versus casual band-wagon listeners. But with that comes great responsibility to the craft.

As artists know, when you're the first to do anything of its kind in life it's always met with fear and misunderstandings and whispers. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

And with that, we've summed up a couple of reasonings for Robyn's 8-year absence yet simultaneous return to the musique scene. She was met with discredit, exploitation, exhaustion, and was just plain ol' fed up with the coattail riders of the industry. She woke up one day and turned on the airwaves only to hear all the music that she herself influenced and reinvented. So she disappeared to live life again and to hopefully find re-inspiration.

You can't evolve and continue to learn in life if your only environment is just carbon copies of your own style. You must relax relate release. So in the same vein, Robyn did just that. Like we stated before we've been waiting nearly eight years for a new Robyn album. Alas, that wait is almost over!

The Swedish icon/legend and innovator gave an update on the long-awaited follow-up to her last record "Body Talk." Saying that the album was “not finished yet but it’s almost there” and disclosed that it was influenced by ’90s house, club music, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Prince. Well, the first new single is here.

Entitled “Missing U”, Robyn took to Twitter to explain the song. “‘Missing U’ is a little bit of a message to my fans. That I’ve missed them. You know, I haven’t made an album in eight years, so I haven’t seen my fans for a long time either. So I think connecting back to them is important.”

She also went on to divulge that the other part of the song has to do when someone has deceived and treated they're relationship ill-fully, only to go on and miss the very same person they treated so badly. Of course, any brave and righteous soul would retreat such inferiority, hate, and envy.

The tune itself is five minutes of glorious synth-pop energy written by Robyn and produced with Metronomy’s Joseph Mount and longtime collaborator Klas Åhlund. Debuting “Missing U” on BBC Radio 1, Robyn also confirmed the new album will be out this year.

This tune is a sensual and soft yet poised electrifying song which remind those if you do us artists right, we're gonna do right by you, and if you keep it tight, we're gonna confide in you. And never be afraid yall to tell those who have deceived you, "Will you tell me once again. How we're gonna be just friends? If you're for real and not pretend." Remember, never abuse a one-of-kind and generous heart. A style that can never be duplicated or recycled. You may never be offered one again. So quite your missing and do right so you don't have to go missing anyone.

Without further ado get your boogie boots on and lets dance to outer space with Queen Robyn's "Missing U"!

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