Wikipedia says 'New York exerts a powerful influence over global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education, and entertainment.' They are correct.
Another trip to NYC for 'bizzness' and pleasure... www.itsnotyouitsme.org will be on a short break as we jetset to the home of Debbie Harry, Marc Jacobs , Jay-Z and Miss Liberty herself.
I will be interviewing a very special female English recording artist, songwriter and producer signed to Universal's Island Records in the United Kingdom and to EMI's Capitol Records in the United States. Saucy eh?!
Besides the "L.O.V.E" I will be "Crying" in NYC as I will also be partaking in a lovely photo shoot and - well just living it up. Its in the air, how can you not inhale!
See yah kiddas back here next week!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Here's the video for the track 'kick the bucket' and in my opinion the greatest tune off Charlie Winston's record entitled 'Hobo'. A British artist who first found success in France, later showered the rest of the world, including myself, with a genius blend of eclectic alternative folk-rock-pop.
FUTUR3 P3RF3CT creates an editorial that you can see in full animated 'gif' sequence here at thier website thecontributingeditor.com
TheFashionisto.com says 'Major model Joan Pedrola finds a new way to connect to the audience thanks to a FUTUR3 P3RF3CT editorial from Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader for the latest Contributing Editor feature. While Nikki Igol maintains loose silhouettes with pieces from Kris Van Assche, Siki Im and others, Lena Hawkins steps in with futuristic PVC accessories.'
Be sure to check out the link above as the presentation gives a realm of photography and animation we have not seen.
'Photographing a great cast of models, new and old, Emilio Tini captures a sea of red for his most recent work on behalf of FHM Collections. Taking a cue from Tini’s glitter-filled campaign for GF Gianfranco Ferré, Juergen Zipf steps in to manage an energetic mix of substance and style featuring Aiden Andrews, Alexander Laible, Charlie France, Michael Whittaker, Nick Hinman, Nicolas Ripoll, Ryan Taylor, Tim Rueger, Tomek Szczukiecki, Vladimir Rotar and William Eustace.' - thefashionisto.com
Francisco, Frankie, Chico… Whatever you may call him, Francisco Lachowski aside from being an itsnotyouitsme constant feature, is a Brazilian model quickly on the rise and capturing hearts as he does so. Well mannered, eager to learn and always a pleasure to have on set, this is only the beginning of a modeling future that is sure to be as long as it is bright. In a followup to our introduction post, we had the opportunity to interview the promising Ford model.
How did your family and friends initially react to you winning Supermodel Brazil?
Francisco: They liked [it] a lot and they support me…always.
You walked an incredible number of shows this past runway season…how was that?
Francisco: It was amazing! [Especially] a great experience to do the shows in New York City.
What is your most memorable shoot to date?
Francisco: Dior shoot [with Karl Lagerfeld]
You are relatively new to modeling, yet have quite the following. How does it feel?
Francisco: It’s a pleasure and it’s very motivating for me.
Has modeling changed your view on fashion?
Francisco: Yes, [it] did change. Before I didn’t know much about designers and all this, [but] now I have to and I pay a bit more attention [in] what to wear.
How has your day to day schedule changed?
Francisco: It has changed completely. Much more intense now.
What’s your favorite part about modeling?
Francisco: Traveling and meeting new people.
Francisco: To be alone and away from the family.
What do you like to do on your downtime?
Francisco: Computer, music and sleep.
Francisco: Sports, skating, movies, social life…
Francisco: Lots of editorials, lookbooks for Calvin Klein, DKNY…Campaign season is just starting now [and] I have high hopes.
Story courtesy of thefashionisto.com
"Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Paul Dano), a homeless young man who has already given up on life. In the hopes of keeping his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male—centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers and, absolutely no women."
Let me just say kiddas when I read that Paul Dano was starring in 'The Good Heart, I immediately knew that I was onto something stellar. From the miserable teenager who took a vow of silence until he could accomplish his dream of becoming a test pilot in 'Little Miss Sunshine' to Eli Sunday in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood...I will go as far as to say that Paul's acting abilities not only hold a brighter than sunshine future for him but solid performances show depth that of Daniel Day-Lewis + Sean Penn × Johnny Depp.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
'Inspired by Neil Young’s album entitled Harvest, Lina Österman updates her modern punk with a soft penchant for fringe, while maintaining the timeless appeal of a prominantly black color palette. Her fourth collection to date, the London-based designer delivers a beautiful take on deconstruction and a thoughtful pattern of studs for fall’s collection. Consisting of easy to layer knits, coats and jackets, Österman’s latest range is sure to strike a successful chord, whether in an editorial or a new addition to the progressive wardrobe.' - thefashionisto.com
So you may or may not remember a couple weeks I featured iPhone's New App Showing You How To Work A Tutu...Well Britt and Kate over at fashionista got their hands on the perfect tutus made by Repetto. Its showroom AW10 collection has masks on the toes of their ballet shoes which also have marbling leather. They’ve included booties that come in brown leather with an ankle buckle. There are knee-high canvas boots with a bow like top, reminiscent of riding boots, but more delicate (and is apparently selling very well).
Speaking of those tutus...'they’re soft and fluffy, with a thin scalloped elastic waistband that actually comes in sizes. And though it comes in black and white, and with tops attached, it also comes in the most perfect pale orange-y pink. You can get one online for $128.'
In 1951 Gene Kelly starred in "An American In Paris" alongside Leslie Caron. A film not only memorable for its interesting plot and dance sequences, but also for Gene Kelly's ensembles. One of these was made up of navy blue pants and polo, what makes it "original" is the polo's wide white collar.
'Kelly's dance moves have inspired many dancers and performers for decades. Below a photo that captures him in mid air doing one of his trademark moves. He is wearing a fitted polo and pleated trousers, with white socks and black loafers, for some a fashion mistake, for others reminiscent of Michael Jackson.'- R.V.M.S
So many people who love fashion want to be designers, stylists or editors.
Take me for example, i'm an adequate writer, by day a stylist, and at night a lover of all things that make me feel wonderful. So okay, these jobs may be interpreted as glamorous but only sometimes, just watch 'the September Issue' or any reality show based on the fashion industry. You'll learn that it's extremely diffucult to make a lucrative income, at least not compared to careers on the business side of the industry.
'Take Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk. On Friday it was announced that, while his 2009 base salary was $1 million, Senk also received a $2 million bonus and $26.9 million in company stock. The exec was rewarded because of the company’s 6% increase in sales from 2008 to 2009, as well as its 10% increase in profits. Other well paid CEOs include J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler–who received a $2 million bonus for 2009 on top of a $200,000 salary and $975,000 in stock–and Coach CEO Lew Frankfort, who brought in a $1.2 million salary and $796,000 in stock awards.
And remember, these kinds of salaries aren’t limited to mass retailers. LVMH chief Bernard Arnault is the seventh richest man in the world, after all.'
Meet Tamara Lowe Kiddas, 'The hardest working motivational Christian lady rapper in the business.' And don't forget about that glamorous hair either. Raise your hands(you can stop there if you want) and praise JESUS for that hair! Unfortunately, Tamara no longer has those beautiful curls, because angels sliding down her spirals decided to re-invent her look.
Now moving on from her old hair, below is a video of Tamara doing what she does best, I guess you can say, rapping in the name of the lord! Now brace yourselves kiddas cause Tamara spits out words faster than Lagerfeld can get his male models undressed. So Def Jam Islands may be not be interested in signing Tamara anytime soon but Akon may be since he's apparently the new self-appointed chief of all things in musique. Perhaps Lil'Jon and Kesha can collaborate on a future project and include Tamara on the venture ???
Nonetheless, the bottom line of her rhyme is...
'Picking up on their chemistry from The Defensive End, Swedish model Oscar Spendrup sits for a more relaxed shoot with Massimo Pamparana and stylist Ivan Bontchev. Donning Roberto Cavalli and Trussardi 1911 amongst other labels, Oscar takes a quiet moment and lets the clothes speak for themselves.' - thefashionisto.com
'hotographer Dale Grant and stylist Bodo Ernle’s (Nina Klein) latest adventure take the talented duo to Jimmy’s Diner in Berlin for a nostalgic shoot featuring Conrad Matschke. Dressed down with a subtle cool and groomed by Linda Frohriep (Nina Klein), Conrad comes out on top–channeling the image of a modern-day James Dean.' - thefashionisto.com