Archive for June, 2010

The Dope Show

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Mr. Newton was out last night in New York at the YSL Belle d’Opium party…have a great weekend everyone! Lots of daytime street fashion photos coming next week! xx

Here Comes The Summer Sun

Walking with Shannon recently in Tribeca, I noticed the most amazing light in her hair…she looked almost angelic…so of course I had to take her photo so that you guys could see her too!

She’s Well “Red”

Red hot summer street style in New York…with Judith on Prince Street… xx

Black Eyed Steez

Out last night in NYC at the Corduroy magazine party at Milk Studios… xxx

Breathtaking!

Hi there – if you are in New York you must go see the coolest movie of the summer – Breathless – now playing exclusively at Film Forum. I went yesterday and really enjoyed myself. It’s playing through next Thursday, June 17th in a fantastic restored print…the sprucing up was supervised by the original cinematographer in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary. I’ve seen a nice print of Breathless before – (on the big screen at the famous Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, London…back when the Everyman was a repertory cinema showing loads of great old classics) – but this new print is by far the best print of the film I’ve ever seen.
In reviewing this limited 50th anniversary release, the Times film critic A.O. Scott says that Breathless lacks a “coherent plot” and suggests instead that “style is everything” in the film. My question to Mr. Scott would be – Are you sure you’re not thinking of Contempt? Now there’s a Godard movie that’s all kinds of incomprehensible but with style to burn. Breathless, on the other hand has one of the most linear and easy-to-understand plots of any Godard film. It’s true though that you don’t want to get so lost in reading subtitles and following along that you take your eyes off of the film’s central allure – a young Jean Seberg wandering Paris in the summer of 1959. You’ll see the pixie cut, vintage convertibles, the Champs-Elysees, striped dresses, white gloves, cigarettes, stolen kisses, men’s fedoras worn androgynously in post-coital hotel beds…and the inspiration behind every editorial shoot that Sienna Miller has ever done. Hurry! xx Mr. Newton

Jazz Age Beach Party

With the massive Art Deco spires of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State looming just across the East River, I thought that the Long Island City waterfront was a very appropriate setting for the 1920′s-themed Dreamland Beach Party… xx

my roommate, the hottie

My stylish roomie Christina on the street in Nolita…because life’s too short to live with a dude.

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Francesca in Wonderland

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Thank you Francesca for dressing like this on just a random early summer Saturday…as I was walking down Crosby Street…and you were sitting on a park bench with a friend. Thank you for thinking that waking up in an Alice in Wonderland mood is a perfectly normal thing…and that translating that mood into a whimsical-yet-flattering, cute-but-not-cloying outfit is no big deal – a simple thing. Mostly though, I just want to say thanks for bringing a little of your magic into my day that day. I hope you like the photo! xo