I ran into Paris at the Hester Street Fair over the weekend. I love how she’s combined a few tough downtown girl touches (denim short shorts with side zips and tooled leather purse), with the almost doll-like delicacy of the rest of her look. Her gorgeous long hair, the antique-looking delicate lace top, the clunky faux-pearl bracelet, the lavender nail polish, and her shoes, are all very boho-chic-Victorian-doll-meets-Picnic At Hanging Rock. (I’m obsessed with Picnic At Hanging Rock.) Her shoes are especially great…the heel is what makes them…so feminine. Ack…adorable!
My Saturday: went to the Hester Street Fair and shot photos of these pretty and stylish ladies (and dude) that you see below…bought a vintage shirt that I love (short-sleeved button-down navy/white gingham)…bought a great vintage bike that I really love (single speed, coaster brake, royal blue frame with white handlebar grips and white leather seat, made by Sears circa-1970)…moved on to the Opening Cermony sample sale…shot more photos…didn’t buy anything…then wound up at a cute impromptu backyard BBQ at Saturdays surf shop on Crosby Street…on then to a free Ting Tings show for Microsoft with an open bar at a gymnasium in Chinatown…then we rode bikes across downtown to a party at the newly reopened ballroom at the Jane…tacos…home…sleep. This is all in one day mind you. These kind of days actually happen all the time in New York…no kidding. xx
Hey – if you’re planning to be in Novi Sad, Serbia this weekend (you are going to be there, aren’t you?) my photos are going to be part of an exhibition there called “Style Hunters“. My talented friends Katja and Gunnar will also have their work featured. It’s all going down this Saturday May 15th at the Gallery of Photos, Movies, and Video from 6pm-2am. This exhibition is part of Novi Sad’s annual Museum Night happening that night…a night when museums and art galleries across the city present special exhibitions and keep special late hours…sort of like a Fashion’s Night Out for art lovers. After the Museum Night presentation, the “Style Hunters” exhibition will be traveling to other galleries and cultural centers in Serbia. We’ve all been working hard on this…I submitted 63 photos that I shot in New York, Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo, Sydney, and Milan – some that you’ve seen here on Mr. Newton and some that have never been posted here. I was especially happy to learn today that the Museum Night organizers have shortlisted “Style Hunters” as one of a handful of must-see exhibits on the night! Special thanks to Tanja and her team at UGLED magazine… xx Mr. Newton