ItsNotYouItsMe Media | Music, Fashion Editorials and Alternative Pop Culture: 2020-03-15

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Introducing Roy Reshef, The Newcomer Handling His Future With Empowering And Atmospheric Humble Prowess

"Reflective opinions are the mainstay of Israel-hailed talent Roy Reshef, handling views that are stacked with head-jerking emotions and oozing gigs in industry at a young age. The thump gets louder, landing great results that simmer a new voice onto the modeling scene.

We caught up with the newcomer and talked early inspirations, let-go moments and widespread successes…

Hey Roy! To kick this off, three words that describe your best self are…

Determined, Excited and Dominant. When those three are at their max, I feel like I am too.

How were you discovered/scouted? And what were your first feelings when you happened to sign your first contract?

I was first discovered through my Instagram page, which was really underdeveloped at the time while I was attending a basketball training camp in Las Vegas. I got an Instagram message from a scout working with Brick Models (who still are functioning as my mother agency since then) and she said they really liked my look and wanted me to come for a meeting. At first, I wasn’t really sure because back then I was sure I was going to be the next Michael Jordan. Yes, I wanted to be the best basketball player on the face of the earth, but later I realized that I don’t want to dedicate my entire life to one thing basically. Anyway, I came to the meeting, started hearing a little bit about the modeling world and decided to give it try on the condition that it won’t interfere with my commitment to basketball. Oh well, now its two years later and the closest I come to a basketball is on set for a sports brand photoshoot…

Who’s been the best client to work with?

Overall, Pull&Bear was the best for me to work with. I really enjoyed the fact that no matter what job it was, whether it was Ecom or social media shoots the crew hit the perfect balance between approachable and professional, which, for me, is the most important aspect of being on set. For me, its really important that I feel that the crew really cares about me and at the same time I don’t want to feel like their slacking, as a client Pull&Bear always did that part just right.

Could you describe your favorite modeling experience so far?

It’s really hard for me to pick my favorite modeling experience, but if I’m going for the overall experience, it would have to be my first trip abroad. I was seventeen, just finished high-school and I was the only guy from my mother agency to attend Milan Fashion Week. I really didn’t know what to expect, however, I was so excited about the opportunity. I remember myself calling my agent back home about every little thing that happened to me there, every casting I got, every job, it felt for the first time in my life like I control my own fate and that was both scary and really exciting. After the Fashion Week had ended and I didn’t get to do any of the shows, even though I got more than a few jobs (style shoots and e-commerce-kind of stuff), I still felt like I had more left to give, and that’s when I got signed in Spain out the blew with Trend Model Management. So, after spending a month in Milan I went on to Spain for another full month! No question that trip was exhausting and difficult, but it was one of the most fulfilling experiences I had as a model.

How’s it been for you since commencing?

Since starting out as a new face model I’ve managed to get quite a few of my goals under my belt. For example, I shot a big-time campaign for Diesel Israel which spread out on billboards all over the country. Also, I got to travel the world and see some incredible places and really experience the life of a man living abroad let alone a model. I’ve worked for well-known brands such as Versace, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Pull&Bear and more. My journey as a model was with no doubt challenging but at the same time rewarding, I look back and think “not bad for two years”.

Could you give us a fun anecdote about yourself?

Well, where do I begin? I’m a product of a concept called “co-parenting”. What is “co-parenting”? It means that my parents were never married and decided to have me as partners. From the day I was born up until this day I’ve lived in two separate houses and there’s actually a legal contract between my parents concerning the terms of my upbringing, it’s not as restricting as it sounds because thank god they’re on great terms. I was born into a partnership between a gay couple and a single mother, I was the first kid in the family and now the family consists of three fathers, two mothers, and five children, all together ten people who are living in three different houses and are as close as a “regular” family is and maybe even closer. Growing up in that sort of “out of the box” environment has made really open-minded and allowed me to be my true self because in this kind of family there isn’t anything you’re “supposed” to be.

Essentials to bring along your travels for a last-minute job are…

Honestly, you don’t need much, usually when I get directly booked for a job the client takes care of most of what I need, I usually only bring a backpack with really basic stuff in it (toothbrush, deodorant, phone charger, etc…)

What do you wish you could have done differently throughout your journey?

Honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing, because as hard as it has been sometimes, as many opportunities as I’ve missed, I think it all led me and still is leading me exactly where I need to go. I don’t think there’s any need to rush anything, I’m only nineteen I still have enough time to experience so much and I believe that every stepping stone throughout my journey is essential and relevant to the person I want to become eventually.

Any major inspirations?

To be honest, I don’t have many model role models, I try to be the model I am. I like to kind of act on set and feel liberated. I really try being myself as much as possible and hope it looks good on camera, so far so good.

What’s your biggest remorse?

One time, I was at the men’s Fashion Week in Milan and I went to a Dsquared2 casting. I’ve worked for Dsquared2 before and really connected with the head designers Dean and Dan, I thought that could help my chances and maybe it did because I got all the way to the final fitting before the show, I was so excited. I thought the fitting went well, everyone there said to me “see you tomorrow!” when I left. Later that night I kept waiting for the confirmation from the agency that I got the job, but I didn’t. I later learned that the reason I didn’t get the job was that I put on a bit of weight and therefore the clothes didn’t fit me well. That was absolutely true, I felt it but didn’t pay too much attention to it and it cost walking the runway for one of the biggest brands in the industry. I regret not putting in the work necessary to lose that weight before going to Milan. I learn from my mistakes though, and that’s why I keep a tight shift when it comes to my fitness now.

What’s the wisest lesson you’ve learnt being in the industry?

The biggest lesson I’ve learned about the industry is that as a model you’re only selling the way you look, your physical appearance, so it’s really important that no matter what casting you weren’t able to get, no matter what option you had that fell through, you should never take it personally and that could be really difficult. I have to constantly remind myself that no matter what opportunity I miss, it doesn’t have anything to do with the type of person I am, I’m not only a model, I’m Roy Reshef after all and modeling, as much fun as it can be, is just a part of my life, not all of it.

Any advice to give the young wave of aspiring models, wanting to venture into such field?

To all the up and coming models out there, I would recommend to just see this as an opportunity to take care of yourself, because it’s your job, let this profession boost your self-esteem and enjoy the luxuries that come along with being a model. The one thing I would suggest to steer clear of, is defining yourself as a model, I’ve seen some models who are too much into their image and I kept thinking “that’s all well and good, but who the hell are you?”. I think modeling can be an amazing profession as long as you don’t lose yourself in there.

Photographer: Ben Abarbanel @Benxphoto
Model: Roy Reshef @royreshef at @brickmodels
Brands: Venta TLV
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Friday, March 20, 2020

Dig Out TONES AND I's Stellar Performance Live At The Global Awards 2020!

Last week we showed you Camilla Cabello's performance at thee Global Awards 2020! Now it's 'Dance Monkey' starlight, Tones and I's turn.

Strutting one of our most preferred mainstream tunes of 2019. Tones & I scooped up the 'Best Pop' trophy at thee awards 2020 ceremony.

Dig it all out right below along with thee Australian singer's newly released single "Bad Child".

ItsNotYouItsMe "Back To The Future" Editions Looks At The Wild Pop Drama Life Of Selena Gomez!

ItsNotYouItsMe "Back To The Future" editions looks at the wild pop drama life of Selena Gomez!

"People used to try to dismiss Selena Gomez as a mere Disney moppet who stumbled into the pop-star racket. But nobody makes this many brilliant records by accident. Her 2020 single “Rare” is her best ever: She hiccups in her breathy ASMR whisper, a shy girl riding a bass line that’s pure confidence. Selena always sings about her feelings like she’s terrified of them, which is why some of us relate. She wants to run and hide, but the bass urges her to stay and fight. It’s yet another perfect song about getting bombarded with way more drama than one girl should ever be asked to handle.

Selena might seem like an enigmatic blank slate at times, but she’s stuck around for years, while so many pushier personalities just fade away. She’s assembled the makings of a classic greatest-hits album, from “Slow Down” in 2013 to “Hands to Myself” in 2015 to “Bad Liar” in 2017, always singing in her own awesomely contorted private language. You could never mistake her lyrics for anyone else’s. Her power move is to keep you asking “Wait, did she really say that? Why is she talking about the Battle of Troy? ‘Your metaphorical gin and juice’?” It just adds to her allure.

Lately, she’s had to face high-profile turmoil of the sort most people have the luxury of suffering through in private: lupus, a kidney transplant, breaking up with Justin Bieber several thousand times, dating the Weeknd. But she’s ready for it all. Her records come preloaded with positive messages about healthness and well-fullhood and self-empowertude, with an ever-escalating sense of “Seriously, this time I mean it.” (Who else would choose the title Revival for her second album?)

Once upon a time, the world saw Selena as a star doomed to be defined by her bad romance with Bieber. When he got roasted on Comedy Central, Nastasha Leggero expressed everyone’s sympathy for having to date him: “She is literally the least lucky Selena in all of entertainment history.” Some of us are still traumatized by their appearance together at the 2011 VMAs. He brought his pet snake. Selena stood by the Bieb on the red carpet while he introduced the snake to the cameras: “His name is Johnson!” You could see stoic agony all over her face, as she seemed to be silently asking, “How is this happening? Can I go home now?”

Over the years, Selena and her ex batted hit songs about each other back and forth, litigating their breakup-makeup drama all over the radio. Then he abruptly married someone else. But Selena sounds liberated — like she’s having the time of her life. So in “Rare,” she kicks her weirdly sexual toaster metaphors over that funk throb. She testifies about emerging from stormy personal tribulations until she’s “holding hands with the darkness and knowing my heart is allowed.” Which means . . . something? When Selena sings it, it means everything.

It’s an unlikely evolution for a child star who got her start singing lullabies on Barney and Friends. When she starred in the 2009 Disney Channel movie Princess Protection Program, she didn’t even get to play the princess — she was the ordinary American girl whose boring life made the right hiding place for drama queen Demi Lovato. Selena’s had to do all her growing up in the spotlight. As she’s said, “I was so used to performing for kids. At concerts I used to make the entire crowd raise up their pinkies and make a pinky promise never to allow anybody to make them feel that they weren’t good enough.” But like her audience, Selena got older and messier. “I’m looking into their eyes, and I don’t know what to say. I couldn’t say, ‘Everybody, let’s pinky-promise that you’re beautiful!’”

Now, on “Rare,” we listen raptly as she sings about being madly in love with someone she doesn’t like or respect too much. She’s sick of this — and she vows she’s never going to make the same mistake again. (Spoiler: She will, as soon as the next song starts.) Her voice is full of mixed-up confusion, but she battles on through the emotional chaos. That exquisite tension is what makes her hits play like a long-running saga about the impossibility of ever getting all those emotions under control. Well, maybe she could. But why would she want to?" -


OFF DUTY unveiled its new Spring/Summer 2020 lookbook, starring Parker at West Management Tokyo shot by Mr.triangle.

Photographer – @mr.triangle
Production – @davidlinwj / @hi__jovi
Model – Parker (@parkermydude) at West Management Tokyo
Make Up – @lenaleemakeup" -

Julian Schneyder & Tim Schuhmacher Model Massimo Dutti Spring 2020 Looks

"Top models Julian Schneyder and Tim Schuhmacher team up for Massimo Dutti‘s Spring 2020 The Life Out There story captured by fashion photographer Alvaro Beamud Cortes." -

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