This year New Year's Eve is a milestone, since it's not only the end of another year, it's the end of a decade. A decade which will be remembered for all the DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA! Well not only for its ups and downs but for such events that will go down in history. The evolution of fashion (the constant revival of trends from previous decades) and of course our own personal history. This last year in particular proved to be quite a challenge due to the circumstances in the global economy, yet it appears somehow that we've all surpassed this obstacle and look forward with our heads held high towards the future with optimism and perseverance.
I would like to thank each and everyone of you, my readers, my veleveteen rabbits for your support throughout this year. Your support within this last year have been of great importance to me. I can't go on without saying that it has been during 2009, that Itsnotyouitsme has experienced a stellar and to completely be frank, unexpected growth, and for that I am really thankful to all of you for simply enjoying what I dig :)
On the eve of a new decade and year, I would like to wish you the best for 2010. May all your dreams and goals be fulfilled, may your life be filled with happiness, and Love. The Greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to Love, and be Loved in return! And last but not least, may you have lots of stylish outfits that channel your own expressions...and just have FUN with it!
Trends may come and go but my/our style is timeless ;)
And like ABBA sang 30 years ago in 1979, Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 6:02 PM
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
If you’re looking for ideas of what to wear to the new year parties, you might wanna check out this editorial from the new Fashion156 Soirée Issue.
The menswear editorial is photographed by Cameron McNee and styled by Guy Hipwell, with models Tristan, Richie, Jamel, Sam T, Alex J and Matt T.
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 4:08 PM
What can I say about The Rolling Stones that hasn't be said? Not really a lot, as I would be repeating what others have said, yet here it goes! Along with The Beatles, The Doors, The Kinks, the Mods, and The Animals, they are among the best that the UK offered to the world in the 60s 70s 80s and till this day. Besides being the rock band with most years of existence, since 1962(also my mummy's favorite band of all-time sans Bon Jovi haha) and in musical history, they are credited for composing and performing some of the most popular rock songs ever.
Songs such as: "Satisfaction", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Brown Sugar", "Honky Tonk Women", "Start Me Up", and "Paint It Black" are some of their hits.
Here is a photo of the band taken around the late 60s, in which we can see its original members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. Each of them wearing outfits that represent fashion during this time in England. Not only have The Rolling Stones set the standard for "the life of a rock star", but they have also had an influence in fashion during these decades.
Here they are most recently along with vocal genius Christina Aguilera singing the tune 'Shine a Light' at the Beacon Theatre in New York City
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 2:37 PM
Back in 1969, in the middle of the Vietnam War, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono launched a billboard/advertising campaign called "War Is Over". Ads were placed in major magazines and billboards in world capitals such as New York, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, Athens, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. They were blank ads with only the phrase: War Is Over, in bold letters and beneath it: If You Want It / Happy Christmas From John & Yoko. - Courtesy of R.V.M.S
Then in 1971, Lennon and Yoko paired up with the Plastic Ono Band and the Harlem Comunity Choir to release "Happy Christmas", whose video you can watch below.
It falls on the same day, every year...but for some, every 'special day' comes with many different surprises.
BUT WAIT! Where there is Love, there is controversy...
So it's been reported that several Gay entertainment websites are buzzing over the exclusion of a gay pairing in the trailer of the upcoming feature film Valentine's Day.
The romantic comedy, set for a February 12 nationwide release, pairs five couples as they celebrate Valentine's Day in Los Angeles.
Included in the mix is Bradley Cooper, whose gay character is reportedly in love with a closeted football player, performed by Eric Dane, 'Doctor McSteamy' from ABC's Grey's Anatomy(A series I adore till this day).
But the movie's trailer released Monday omits the film's inclusion of a gay storyline.
“Is it really impossible to market an ensemble romantic comedy to the masses with a gay couple in it?,” Ed Kennedy wrote at AfterElton.com, a website devoted to male gay entertainment. “Could that really be considered a bad marketing move in Hollywood now?”
Kennedy compared the film's marketing to that of A Single Man, whose director, Tom Ford, and star, Colin Firth, have called a “universal” film, not a gay film.
“First, a gay director [Tom Ford] takes a movie about a gay man based on a book by a gay man [Christopher Isherwood] and degays the marketing for that movie, and now this?”
HMMM....What do we think???
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 1:56 PM
This morning, Fashionista unveiled Givenchy’s new spring ad campaign for 2010 featuring Mariacarla Boscono and Natalia Vodianova, along with a few male models. One in particular has my eyes going in circles. In thee photo above, he's the one on the far left, Mmmhmmm....Handsome face indeed.
Also, 'this marks just one of six and counting campaigns for Ms. Vodianova, the busiest model mommy of three I know.' Those striped blazers look pretty bag worthy as well...meaning, i'd purchase those suckers in a hot second!
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 1:52 PM
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 1:44 PM
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I just discovered this fantastic photography project by David McDermott & Peter McGough, ‘If You Had Been The Moon.’ A delicate retro look at forbidden love, being queer in a time or place where it is a taboo that must be hidden; the duo did a short film in addition to the editorial images. Captivating.
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 12:38 PM
Tune: Beat the Horse
Pomplamoose is Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte
A VideoSong is a new Medium with two rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).
How stellar is this Mercedes-Benz ad by Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh? German model Julia Stegner is the lucky one.
After the naked Lara Stone preview cover, we can’t wait to see the new issue of Love magazine. In the mean time, here is Leandro Maeder by Karim Sadli from their current second issue. The image comes from the editorial Studs on Studs.
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 12:22 PM
Joan Rivers is returning to E!
'Rivers will host "Fashion Police" red-carpet specials tied to major awards events in 2010. She'll be joined by UNNECESSARY fellow E! personalities Khloe Kardashian Odom(???), Giuliana Rancic and Jay Manuel(Who knew that either one of these tools had any personality!?!).
"Joan is a true entertainment icon and one of the funniest people in Hollywood," said Lisa Berger, E!'s executive vp of entertainment programming. "We are extremely excited to have her back at E!"
Model Jakob Wiechmann explores his equestrian side in the current issue of GQ Style with photography by Horst Diekgerdes and styling by David Bradshaw. The name of the editorial is Lastrup. -Homotography
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 12:09 PM