ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2019-09-22

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Kiran Farebrother is the Face of Hermès Fall Winter 2019 Collection

"Discover Hermès‘ Fall Winter 2019.20 advertising campaign starring Kiran Farebrother captured by fashion photographer Jonas Lindstroem. In charge of styling was Elodie David Touboul, with beauty from hair stylist Tomohiro Ohashi, and makeup artist Christine Corbel. Set design is work of Remi Blancpain." -

LOOKBOOK: BALLY Spring Summer 2020 Menswear Collection

"Fashion house BALLY presented their Spring Summer 2020 menswear collection with the latest lookbook. The collection was inspired by men who don’t seek attention, but always manages to turn heads." -

Pietro Boselli Poses for VMAN Magazine Fall Winter 2019 Issue

"Top model Pietro Boselli at IMG Models stars in Brains and Brawn story captured for VMAN Magazine‘s Fall Winter 2019 edition by fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura. In charge of styling was George Cortina, with set design from Rafael Olarra, and production by Dario Callengher. Beauty is work of hair stylist Benjamin Thigpen at Statement Artists.

For the session Pietro is wearing selected pieces from Dsquared2, Ron Dorff, Marni, Tiffany & Co, Merz B. Schwanen, Triple RRR, Emporio Armani, Adidas, Sleepy Jones, Balenciaga, and Versace." -

Conlan Munari is the Face of CK Calvin Klein Fall Winter 2019 Collection

"Fashion photographer Jumbo Tsui captured CK CALVIN KLEIN‘s Fall Winter 2019.20 campaign featuring model Conlan Munari. In charge of styling was Declan Chan, with production from Gary So at Mad Carrot Production. Beauty is work of hair stylist Jean Tong, and makeup artist Angel Mok. For the campaign Conlan was joined by Sarah Dahl." -

Justin Eric Martin is the Face of FILA SNBN SS20 Capsule Collection

The handsome Justin Eric Martin stars in Fila‘s See Now Buy Now Spring Summer 2020 advertising campaign captured by fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. For the campaign Justin was joined by top model Yasmin Wijnaldum. Fila‘s SNBN SS20 is a special limited-edition capsule collection straight-off the Milan Fashion Week runway." -

Friday, September 27, 2019

Vocal Prodigious & One Of The Greatest Singers Alive Christina Aguilera Has A ‘Haunted Heart’ And It's All Because Of Her Brandh New Halloween Single!

She's always been different from all of thee other singers. Her voice is from another planet. That voice is like a chameleon, shapeshifting and truly being able to sing any genre of musique. It's one and only, vocal prodigious and one of the greatest singers of all time, Christina Aguilera. Christina has unleashed her very first ever Halloween tune!

To our spooky and hair-raising delight, this ghouling masterpiece brings the Fall season into full throttle with her brand-spankin' new song entitled ‘Haunted Heart.’ She shows her entire vocal range throughout the number. From animated voice over chic to pure-on growling, flirtatious, alluring adlibs.

From thee soundtrack for ‘The Addams Family’ animated movie, our beloved Xtina had the following to spill about "Haunted Heart":

“I’m so excited to be a part of this iconic favorite creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky fam🎃 @MeetTheAddams #QueenOfHalloween”

The film hits theaters on October 11th, and without any further fright, press play on Aguilera's unique and signature tune right below!

Dig Out Thee 5 Great Beatles Musique Videos But Not Before You Press Play On The New Musique Video Piece For “Here Comes the Sun”

Dig out thee 5 great Beatles musique videos but not before you press play on the new musique video piece for the forevermore classic tune “Here Comes the Sun”:

"Today, a new “official video” for the Beatles’ half-century-old classic “Here Comes the Sun” was released on YouTube, as a promotional tool for the big Abbey Road 50th-anniversary reissue box set that’s coming September 27. Putting aside the question of whether “official video” is really a meaningful designation for something produced long after the song in question was recorded and the guy who wrote and sang it died, the new clip doesn’t offer much. There’s no video footage of the Fab Four, previously unseen or otherwise—just some flipped-through photos, a bit of pleasant-enough animation, and some vaguely artificial-looking shots of Beatlesque silhouettes against a wall. It’s hard to imagine anyone needing to see it more than once.

Fortunately, if the promise of an official video gave you an itch that this particular one didn’t scratch, there is more than enough genuinely compelling Beatle footage out there for your perusal. “I suppose, in a way, we invented MTV,” George Harrison once said in an interview for the TV documentary The Beatles Anthology. That’s stretching it a bit, but it’s true that the Beatles were among the first major artists to semi-regularly self-produce promotional clips for their songs, which were sometimes played on British and American television.

This started in 1964 with A Hard Day’s Night, the full-length scripted feature starring the band and containing several sequences set to their songs, which may have indeed marked the first time anyone thought to make a film for the explicit purpose of delivering pop music. Four more movies followed, all of which contained vignettes set to the band’s songs. The band began producing film clips in 1965 that were more like “music videos” as we know them today—short, set to a single song—and continued to do so in the following years, as they stopped touring to focus entirely on crafting albums the studio. (The public had to get their visual Beatles fix somehow, even if it wasn’t in person.)

Not all of these official videos are available on YouTube, but some of them are. There’s also a wealth of other Beatles footage on the internet—footage from the studio, TV performances, and so on—that doesn’t fit the category of “music video” per se, but does show them playing music on video. Below, we’ve collected five of the most compelling clips, in a mix of both categories.

“If I Fell,” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

From the movie that started it all, this clip shows the Fab Four playing “If I Fell,” the Hard Day’s Night album track that Lennon later called “my first attempt at a ballad proper.” In the conceit of the film’s plot, this scene is a rehearsal for a concert that happens later on. Like the rest of A Hard Day’s Night, it’s a showcase for the goofy but absolutely undeniable charisma that the band had in their teen idol days, as well as their musical chops. It’s hard not to crack a smile when Lennon sits down next to Ringo’s drum kit with his acoustic guitar and serenades him as he plays along.

“Rain” (1966)

The band made not one but three different promotional clips for this B-side to the 1966 “Paperback Writer” single. These were the videos that apparently inspired Harrison’s MTV comment because they work as cinematic miniatures unto themselves, and do things other than simply portray the band miming along on their instruments. That’s especially true of a color video that shows the band walking through a garden, but the more traditional black-and-white clip is worth a watch as well. And even if you don’t like the videos, one could make an argument for “Rain” as the greatest B-side ever released by any band ever, so why not listen? (For what it’s worth, the audio on the color version—as with “I Am the Walrus” below—seems to have been replaced with some unofficial version of the song in the YouTube video.)

“I Am the Walrus,” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

The Magical Mystery Tour feature film contained what were essentially standalone music videos for multiple songs on the accompanying album, including “I Am the Walrus.” For a song that sounds like little else in their catalog—and little else in the history of recorded music, period—the band assembled an appropriately whacked-out visual accompaniment, including now-iconic shots of them playing their instruments in animal masks, with a line of policemen swaying creepily in the background. For further extracurricular viewing, see this clip of Jim Carrey singing the song with an orchestra conducted by longtime Beatles producer George Martin. We’re not sure why it exists, but it’s excellent nonetheless.

John Lennon plays “Yer Blues” with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell, from The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968)

This one isn’t technically a Beatles video, but it does feature a member of the Beatles playing a Beatles song, plus it’s one of the coolest clips of any musician you’re likely to see anywhere, so we’re including it anyway. In 1968, for a planned TV special called The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (it was never broadcast at the time, but got a theatrical release in the ‘90s and was released as part of a box set earlier this year), John Lennon convened a stupefyingly great group of musicians under the name The Dirty Mac. It was a supergroup that only performed once: Lennon on vocals and rhythm guitar, Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Stones guitarist Keith Richards on bass(!), and Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience on drums. Their performance of Lennon’s White Album ripper “Yer Blues” is incendiary. But even better is a droll introductory chat between Lennon and Mick Jagger, in which Jagger puts on a hilarious fake American accent and Lennon introduces himself as “Winston Legthigh.”

The band messing around in the studio during the Get Back sessions (1969)

The making of the last several Beatles albums is generally associated with resentment and fighting, but they apparently still had it in them to have some fun occasionally. A film crew followed them into the studio to begin rehearsals for Get Back, the 1970 album that would eventually be renamed Let It Be, and there’s a good deal of footage from those sessions floating around on unofficial channels if you know where to look. This short clip begins with a supremely silly take on Paul McCartney’s Let It Be tune “I’ve Got a Feeling,” which soon turns into an even sillier take on their old chestnut “Help!,” which soon turns into an even sillier take on the even older chestnut “Please Please Me.” They may have gotten old and bitter, but on some level, they never stopped being the charismatic goofballs of A Hard Day’s Night." -

Xander Zhou’s Latest Collection Tosses An Invite To Extricate From The Mundane And Foster Placidity

"Chinese-born designer Xander Zhou invites you to detach from the ephemeral. According to his SS20 collection, Zhou throws in a reminder to society, a victim of the world’s ruthless collective voracity. As the collection stormed upon a colossal digital screen, press members were sat right opposite, able to admire the e-catwalk from a near distance. The crowd was welcomed with a nylon branded skirt, while incense burned in the back alongside a placid sound that filled the whole room. The verdict? It did make a statement.

Zhou’s purpose was to disengage the hierarchy of the trifling society, rooting to define a blissful degree of parity. The show took a symbolic ambiance, which intertwined culture and religion quite intricately. Basically, it was almost like taking part in a motion narrative.

“Serenity, unity and peace”: a mantra scouring for rebalancing, oscillating between the mechanical and our natural realities. It allows oneself to fully acknowledge the message of techno-ecology.

Concepts of ancient Chinese divinities, distinguishable by the tenderly burning lamps, indicated the next phase of the ceremony. Forming a collage of archaic elements, the garments worn by the onscreen gurus combined the customary with the sci-f, bringing about a pact between past and present cultures. Skirts and tunics, inspired by the universal liturgical dress, are further-decked with funnel-necked racers, outsized V-neck knits, and hanfu shirts. Pieces come as embellished with strings of beads, rounded up by naïve cartoon graphics and textual surface patterns.

A new era might soon rouse, but I find myself to ponder: what’s to look out for among the unfathomable?" -

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