Archive for July, 2010

Lingerie As Outerwear – with class!

Magdalene works for a great lingerie brand – so perhaps this post should carry a “professionals only – don’t try this at home” warning – except that you can try this look at home (and on the street) if you follow her lead. I spotted her wearing this vintage 1950′s-era corset/girdle piece this week…and often see her around downtown wearing at least one piece of lingerie as outerwear. So how does she do it without looking trashy (not that I mind a bit of a trashy look now and then)?? Well as with so many things fashion-related it’s really just down to her total presentation and a certain je ne sais quoi. The shoes, the hair, the black biker shorts underneath, the look on her face and the way she carries herself…born in India, lived in London, and was carrying a French language course study book when I stopped her…she also told me that she had removed some garter straps and clips from the bottom of this piece because they were a bit too much. Sum total = classy lady! xx Mr. Newton

Made In U.S.A.

Other than shooting at the fashion weeks in Europe, my favorite venue for shooting street style is at a cool outdoor summer concert or festival. (Is it still street style if there aren’t any streets?) I met these stylish free spirits on the 4th of July at the She & Him show on Governors Island. The island sits squarely in the middle of New York harbor and the concert venue (which is called “The Beach”, although sadly there is no beach) offers a view not only of the downtown New York skyline but appropriately enough, the Statue of Liberty as well! In keeping with the “freedom” theme for the day, we all took free ferries over to the island and back and the show was free as well. Nice one America! xx Mr. Newton

Passion In The Park

Cute, casual summer style at the sold-out Passion Pit show in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on 6.29.10. We rode bikes and parked them in the special bike parking lot which had parking attendants to watch our bikes during the show – how cool is that? Afterwards, we rode over to Habana Outpost for Cuban sandwiches and roast corn outside in their huge courtyard. This was the best jam of the night…the one that got the whole park dancing and singing along. It’s summer in New York! xx Mr. Newton