Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rihanna Pulls the Trigger in Man Down Video


Fashion forward Rihanna teams up with director Anthony Mandler to once again create another illuminating video for her new single the Caribbean-tinged 'Man Down'.

The video shot entirely on the island nation of Jamaica fuels the feel of the song portraying Rihanna as an island beauty who is provoked by a dark situation to take matters into her own hand.

Director Anthony Mandler comments on the video "We shot the video last month in Jamaica and it's my favorite song she's ever recorded, so I was really excited to get involved. And it's just one of those songs that demands a strong narrative and visual, and let's just say she let me go all the way. So I think you can expect something that's dramatic and shocking and intense and emotional and uplifting and enlightening."

Stroll onto Rihanna's reggae chant below!






Itsnotyouitsme Report 66: Things to Know









Photobucket Will The Real Britney Spears Please Stand Up?! - via towleroad.com

Photobucket "Roseanne Barr To Star In Chelsea Handler's NBC Show "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea". - via huffingtonpost.com

Photobucket "Alex Wang Does Swimwear: Um, yes, please. The king of downtown amazeness is working on a line of women’s swimwear, which he’ll debut this month. And men’s ready-to-wear debuts next month. Boy never stops, does he?" - via elleuk.com

Photobucket "A lot of hot air over Marilyn Monroe's frock? Most famous movie dress ever set to fetch $2million at auction." - via dailymail.co.uk

Photobucket "Vogue’s Summer Playlist: This bangin’ summer tunes list features tracks from Theophilius London, The Black Keys, and Fleet Foxes, and is perfect for your post-Memorial Day, back-to-work slump. Stream it from their website." - via vogue.com

Photobucket "Mr. Porter Goes on Sale: Check out the dapper men’s site first ever day of discountingat?" - via mrporter.com

Photobucket Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton's Love Story Coming To A Theatre Near You Perhaps? Based On The Book 'Furious Love', Martin Scorcese has... - via huffingtonpost.com

Photobucket "Jennifer Hudson Joins 'Three Stooges' Cast". - via mtv.com

Photobucket Want To Prevent Migraine Kiddas? According To Tom Ford Just Take Off Your Top! - via towleroad.com

Photobucket Oh Dang! No He Didn't! That Mans Got Some Slick Moves. Just Look At Him In Action. - via cityrag.com

Photobucket X-MEN Tattoos! - via cityrag.com

Photobucket "Jill Abramson Named New York Times Executive Editor: Abramson has been managing editor since 2003 and is now, with today’s replacement of Bill Keller, the first ever female executive editor of the newspaper." - via nytimes.com

Photobucket "Burberry Isn’t As Web-Savvy As It Thinks It Is: L2, a digital think tank, did a studying ranking fashion, beauty, spirits, jewelry, and auto luxury brands according to who uses Facebook best. Surprisingly, Burberry, usually regarded as the most tech-y of the fashion brands, fell in at #49; though it has the most fans (6.5 million!) the criteria found them to be less user-friendly than other brands." - via blogs.ft.com

Photobucket "Get Ready For the Tom Ford Documentary: The hour-long film chronicles Ford’s return to womenswear–from his September 2010 runway preparations to his Vogue Paris collab with Carine to the opening of his new flagship store. It’s an intimate look into the identity crises and career changes of one of fashion’s biggest names. Debuts June 24 on the Oprah Winfrey Network." - via racked.com

Photobucket "Is John Galliano Designing Kate Moss’ Wedding Dress? The model has refused to shun the displaced designer, a longtime friend of hers, and now rumors are flying that Gallino’s boyfriend Alexis Roche will oversee final fittings and dress details for her nuptials while his boyf prepares for next month’s Paris trial. It’s not confirmed, though. Moss’ fiancee Jamie Hince denies the speculation." - via dailymail.co.uk

Photobucket "Peep Lily Allen’s New Line: Lucy in Disguise, the vintage-inspired line that the pop star designed with her sister, is finally out. As promised there are nods to pin-up girls and ’70s retro; it’s pretty cute and definitely screams of Allen’s signature girly-rock style. Check the slideshow here..." - via fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Photobucket "Stella McCartney Moving to SoHo: The designer was one of the pioneers of the Meatpacking District gentrification, but now she’s had enough (of the $300 a square foot rent, yikes). SoHo is where it’s at, and a new 2,500 square foot flagship will open by November, selling the ready-to-wear collection, lingerie, shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry and kids." - via wwd.com

Anthon Wellsjo & Andres Risso by Michelle Du Xuan


How to Disappear–Anthon Wellsjo (Ford Europe) and Andres Risso (Bananas) fade into a world of their own for a new beauty shoot lensed by Michelle Du Xuan. Captured in rosy hues, the stunning duo wear accessories fashioned by stylist Gaelle Bon. / Makeup by Min.K with hair by Yu Nakata. Courtesy of - thefashionisto.com









Friday, June 3, 2011

Breaking Bread: The Kills



The Kills truly define 'Rock Musique' in the 21st century era, a term often used to loosely in a industry where labels are sometimes unrelated to the actual form of musical genre. It's been three years since the bands album "Midnight Boom" was released because of a brief side project lead singer Alison Mosshart was involved in.

You may remember kiddas, she joined Jack White on his now disbanded group "The Dead Weather". After that project folded, The Kills entered a rebirth with the new album entitled "Blood Pressures". The record was produced by the duo’s British guitarist Jamie Hince himself.

The first single, "Satellite", sounds more introverted and centers around primarily gritty guitar rifts and blues infected instruments. Sounding as aggressive like when they first released their debut album, one important key factor remains, the musique gives more attitude and sounds more self-assured than ever.

As always, we've attached not only the first single's video "Satellite" but our choices as the standout tracks on the just released 4th album "Blood Pressures". Dig it below kiddas.



Album Spin @ It's not you...It's me

Tune: Heart Is A Beating Drum



Tune: Baby Says



Tune: Last Goodbye






Interview at this year's SXSW Festival.

Man in the Mirror by Thomas Giddings


D1 model Timothy Kelleher is 'Man in the Mirror' in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of The Room magazine. The story is photographed by Thomas Giddings and styled by Tracey Nicholson with makeup by Lauren Parkson and hair by Bianca Tuovi. Courtesy of - Homotography








Lady of Latex by David Standish


Photographer David Standish
Fashion Editor: Kate Ruth
All clothing by Atsuko Kudo
Earrings by Dean Sidaway
Model Georgia Frost at Select
Make-up by Jaimee Thomas at Frank using MAC
Hair By Peter Beckett at Frank using Kiehls
Fashion assistant: Sharna Newton
Photo assistant: Mark Simpson
Courtesy of - thecontributingeditor.com







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