Winter 2011 – style on the street outside Diner – one of my favorite Brooklyn hangouts… xx
I have been looking for this book EVERYWHERE for weeks now but it seems that it is completely sold-out worldwide. It is sold-out or listed as “currently unavailable” at the following sites – Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Japan, Colette, Papercut – even the book’s publisher (d’jonge Hond) has removed it from their site. This is quite unusual considering that it is a new-ish and apparently popular title…but I feel pretty certain that what is going on is that the first printing sold-out…and the small Dutch publishing company behind it has not yet done a second printing. Will they? Or is this book going to become a collector’s item? I don’t know…but what I do know is that I want to read it! So if someone could please get it back in stock one way or another that would be really rad – okay?
(P.S. – Doesn’t it look amazing?! There are apparently interviews with like 40 international fashion bloggers…and entire sections devoted to street style photography blogs and party photo blogs…and I’m friends with lots of the people involved…and I think it’s always really interesting to read interviews with people who you know personally, right?)
(P.P.S. – there was also briefly a blog about the book – but when the book quickly sold-out that appears to have been abandoned as well – too bad.)
Who says that in winter a girl must put away all of her spring/summer/fall fashion faves? I’m fully on board with seasonless dressing…but often the biggest reason for playing a bit of “oops I totes forgot it’s like 5 degrees outside today” is the simple fact that many offices/apts/shops/bars are heated to banana tree-growing levels. It’s not a trend so much as a necessity. When I’m shooting in winter then, I try to keep a sharp eye out for hints and flashes of interesting things going on underneath the coats…and sometimes ask girls to remove their coats. That’s what happened here when I spotted this mystery beauty in Nolita and caught a brief glimpse of her lavender lace bodysuit. Nice. Naughty…but nice.
Here’s Jordana traversing the western plains of Williamsburg in her Navajo-print coat…
There’s something about winter that always has me thinking of the West…of camping outdoors in the snow with a roaring fire and heavy wool blankets and maybe a sled dog or wolf pup to keep me company…not that I’ve ever really done anything like this…but I think about it. There’s something about snow and wind and barren trees that always seems to bring out my inner Jeremiah Johnson. (And let’s face it – imagining winter this way is a heck of a lot more romantic than the reality of slogging through NYC’s piles of black/brown/yellow snow sludge and overflowing trash cans, no?) While girls can look great actually wearing Western and Navajo prints, my season-driven obsession with these motifs tends to be confined to collecting vintage blankets and quilts. As the best vintage blankets can be quite expensive, I also sometimes have my eye on new versions – but with new blankets I only like Pendleton. Their sold-out Yakima Camp Blanket in Granite looks awesome – totally searching for that and will def buy it if I find it! xx Mr. Newton