ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2020-06-21

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ace Diniz On Career, Social Media, And Life-Changing Moments

Taking it back to the very beginning – how did it all start out for you?

I guess for me it all started when I moved from my hometown, São Paulo, Brazil to Sydney, Australia. Making such a big move to a country where I didn’t know anyone, and I couldn’t speak the language was a really challenging and life-changing experience. From there, I believed I could do anything.

Three words that describe your best self are…

Brave, charismatic, and generous.

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

Well, I rocked up to a casting I wasn’t invited to and an amazing photographer – Byron Spencer, took note of me. He introduced me to Kult models. Now, I’m represented by them in Australia, Germany, England, and Sweden.

Who’s been the best client to work with?

Each and every single client has been incredible, and I always have a lot of fun on shoots. But if I had to choose only one, I’d have to say ASOS.

Favorite modeling experience so far?

Before I moved to Australia, I had never left Brazil or had the chance to travel anywhere. I’d say the highlight of modeling for me is that this world has opened up so many unique opportunities for me to explore new places. I’m so grateful for all the experiences that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.

How’s it been for you since commencing? Please elaborate.

It’s been great! I’ve done some amazing jobs and worked with some great people. This year, I made the move to London and feel like things are progressing. I’ve got a long road ahead before I reach where I want to be but I’m excited to see where things take me.

Could you give us a fun anecdote about yourself?

I’m a big gamer. I’ve always loved playing and over the past few months, it’s kept me entertained. My go-to games are Apex, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy.

As a model living in the world of social media, what are your thoughts in regard to the whole Instagram thing?

I have a love-hate relationship with Instagram. I think it’s a great platform that has proven to be extremely beneficial in many ways. For me personally, it’s been a place for me to showcase my style and the things I’m interested in. However, I think it can be bad when people compare themselves to others…Don’t do that!

Do you feel empowered through your social media channels? If so/not, how come?

I don’t particularly feel empowered by it, but I think it’s important for my work and I do try to be active. For me, it’s a place where I can share some of jobs I’ve done as well as things that inspire me.

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

I’ve learnt to accept myself as I am. The industry can be amazing, but it can also be brutal. If you have a strong sense of who you are, you will get through anything thrown your way.

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

Be yourself and never compare yourself to others. Explore your uniqueness, no matter if you’re short, tall, big, or small. If you know who you are and you have a goal and passion, you can get anywhere you want.

Photography: Steve Harnacke @steve_harnacke
Fashion: André Deveaux @andredeveaux
Grooming: Daisy Holubowicz using Algenist and MGC Derma
Talent: Ace Diniz @acadiniz at Kult Models @kultmodels
Brands: Ami, Alvaro, Shaun Leane, Per Gotesson, Grenson, Qasimi." -

Neith Nyer on New Beginnings and Goodbyes

"Neith Nyer on New Beginnings and Goodbyes." -

MMSCENE STYLE STORIES: Lazarro & Jordan by Samuel Ramirez

"Discover our latest MMSCENE STYLE STORIES exclusive session featuring Lazarro and Jordan, both with Ford Models LA, captured by fashion photographer Samuel Ramirez. In charge of styling was Tiffany Briseno, with set design and prop styling from Martha Bernabe, and grooming by beauty artist Anna Bernabe.

For the story models are wearing selected pieces from Acne Studios, Dries van Noten, Our Legacy, Dr. Collectors, John Elliott, Jason Denham, Uno de 50, Dr. Martens, Remi Relief, Off White, Vans, Ron Herman, MCQ, and Levi’s." -

Friday, June 26, 2020

Put a Soundtrack to your Summer with FENTY!

"Just in time for Summer, FENTY launches on Apple Music a series of playlists to soothe your soul and lift your spirits. Each week, a new playlist will be released on the account, curated by friends and members of FENTY’s community.

Kicking off the good vibes is Compton born guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer Steve Lacy with an eclectic mix of disco, rock, Latin, and hip hop. Also on the launch lineup is Dutch Moroccan/ Egyptian model and Global Ambassador for She’s the First, Imaan Hammam with a playlist “designed to connect with and uplift people”. A firm believer in music as a way to bring the world together, Imaan’s globally influenced track selection is a mix of old and new Afrobeat, Hip-hop, and dancehall.

FENTY Deputy Creative Director Jahleel Weaver’s feel-good mix takes you from the 60s and 70s RnB/ Soul with legends like Betty Wright and Stevie Wonder to summer 2020 hits from relative newcomers Thundercat and Octavian – who performed live at the first FENTY Social Club back in April. Also featured in their launch lineup is former Supreme Brand Director and founder of youth-focused New York brand Awake Now, Angelo Baque, whose mix delves into salsa, funk, 80s club classics, and rap.

Listen to it HERE!" -


00:14 Only Girl
4:08 Disturbia
7:28 S&M
12:27 Cockiness
15:42 Birthday Cake
19:32 What's My Name
23:04 Rude Boy
27:57 Love The Way You Lie Part II
32:16 Man Down
37:26 Where Have You Been
42:38 The Wait Is Over
44:50 Hard
48:40 Please Don't Stop The Music
53:35 Run This Town
57:27 Talk That Talk
1:01:03 Umbrella
1:05:46 We Found Love

THE STYLE UPDATE: Taras Romanov Styled by Victor Lopez

"The handsome Taras Romanov takes the pages of COOL Korea with photos by Kevin Sikorski in a style story prepared by New York based Fashion Stylist Victor Lopez.

Taras Romanov is represented by Fusion Models in New York." -

MMSCENE PORTRAITS: Pau Aresté by Jose Martinez

"The handsome Pau Aresté stars in No Rules story captured exclusively for MMSCENE PORTRAITS by fashion photographer Jose Martinez. In charge of styling was Joel Escalonilla.

For the session Pau is wearing selected pieces from Calvin Klein, Emidio Tucci, Bolaño, Champion, Diesel, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, BDG, and Urban Outfitters." -

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