Archive for February, 2010

Solid Gold Dancers

Out over the weekend at the Seven Is Ten party at the Tribeca Grand hotel during New York Fashion Week…celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Seven New York…featuring live sets from Little Boots and The Golden Filter…with DJs and hosts including The MisShapes, House of Holland, Preen, Bryanboy, Hanneli, Spencer Product, Susie Bubble, and loads of other kids…check it out. xx Mr. Newton

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This Bunny Wears Glasses

Julia yesterday outside Vena Cava…

The Mr. Newton Project

I “spotted” this kitty yesterday at Milk (get it?) Studios on the first day of New York Fashion Week…let the street fashion games begin! xx

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Stockholm Street Style

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Hi – so here are the last of my street style photos from my recent Stockholm trip. Ahh Stockholm – I really love it there. It’s one of my top 5 cities worldwide for street fashion. (My other favorite places to shoot are London, New York, Tokyo, and Sydney – just FYI.) This time around I was in town for Fashion Week by Berns…an event that recently has become a mandatory stop on the RTW fashion week circuit every season. I’m back home in NYC now for a little event you might have heard of called New York Fashion Week…more about that very soon…but for now, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite things about Stockholm this season – tack sa mycket!

Best show – Filippa K. The clothes, the models, the music, the venue – this show felt the most like a New York or Paris production. The mystery girl who played piano and sang while the models walked nearly upstaged the clothes. The venue – the not-yet-open Stockholm photography museum – was a great setting. Definitely want to go back and check this museum out when it opens.

Favorite runway model – Frida Gustavsson. I met her and shot her photo in Sweden several times when she first began modeling – around a year and a half ago. She’s a rising star now and I’m happy to see that she’s still sweet as ever and down-to-earth…even though she towers above the earth…man, is she tall. Love her.

Favorite Mr. Newton street muse – Filippa S. This stunning Swedish redhead is another rising star if you ask me. My photo of her wearing a vintage fake fur from Beyond Retro received 100 comments on lookbook.nu. Hey Filippa – can you send some of your fans over to my site please?

Favorite food – a tie between the fresh-fried-herring-and-homemade-mashed-potatoes wrap at Nystekt Stromming…and amazing clam chowder with potatoes, thyme, bacon, milk, cream, and chili oil at the tiny Sibiriens Soppkok aka “Siberian Soup Kitchen”.

Favorite swimming pool in the middle of a blizzard – Liljeholmsbadet. This heartbreaker of a swimming pool (and sauna) sits on pontoons on Lake Malaren and was constructed in the late 1920′s and opened in 1930. Do like me if you visit Stockholm in the winter and walk through snow and ice to swim 20 or 30 laps and sit naked in the sauna with the Swedes. It’s not open in the summer, doesn’t have a web page, and is mostly used by old people. A truly authentic experience and old-school Scandinavian to the core.

See you soon Stockholm! xxxx Mr. Newton

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Backstage Porn – minimarket

Accessories porn – backstage at the minimarket show in Stockholm…

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Models With Acne

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Hi everyone – check out my photos from the Acne show and party in Stockholm during Fashion Week by Berns! This was my favorite event of the entire week. Although there were other shows/parties that may have had better separate elements, there were none who pulled everything together as well as Acne. Acne somehow manages to feel very Scandinavian yet truly international as well. This is not easy to do – most brands that command truly international attention end up feeling like they are from nowhere…and everywhere. The inspiration behind the collection this season was Amelia Earhart – loved the key item here – a slightly oversized shearling-lined bomber jacket. Really though, I was mostly there to shoot photos and hang out with friends like Fifi, Alex, Christine, Alec, Skye, and Susie…and loads of other nice Stockholm kids. I’m in Copenhagen at the moment shooting street fashion, but Stockholm is my Scandinavian home base. xx Mr. Newton

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The Cheap Guide To Stockholm

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Hi there – Mr. Newton (that’s me) was backstage at the Cheap Monday runway show in Stockholm the other night. Not content to be one of the biggest Swedish fashion brands worldwide, they also have a massive local following. They had every hipster, fashion student, and skinny jeans advocate from Soder to Sofo walking a mile through the snow from the nearest metro to reach the fairly remote site – a cruise ship terminal. (You can see a cool satellite photo of the location here.) Later on we headed back to Sofo for a smallish friends-and-fam party the brand threw in a loft on Asogatan. Peep this…

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Miss Sweden

Ingmari yesterday after a runway show in the Kungstradgarden, Stockholm…I think I’m in love. xx

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Taking A Snow Day

Some of my favorites among the crowd on Monday at Stockholm Fashion Week by Berns - friends, bloggers, stylists, models. There’s no business like snow business…