Hey – I had a blast last night doing a photo booth at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in New York! In case you’ve been living under a very unfashionable rock, it was Fashion’s Night Out last night and stuff. What did you guys do?? Was it fun? Did I miss good stuff? So here are some of my fave snaps from our photo booth – thanks so much to everyone who came out and to everyone at Van Cleef & Arpels for having me! xo Mr. Newton
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When you make your living on the streets of a city, you can’t help but keep a close eye on the weather and the many moods of Mother Nature…and so far it’s been a doozy of a summer in New York…Biblical torrents of rain…long dry spells…an earthquake(!)…and in late July, a good old-fashioned New York summer heatwave. For some reason though – when insanely hot weather hits – I get excited and can’t wait to be out and about. Instead of sitting by the air conditioner or taking off for the beach, I grab my camera and hit the street. One thing that I like about a heatwave is that it makes New York feel more like old-school New York – the New York of Taxi Driver, The Warriors, and Summer of Sam…back when urban summer worries were more of the blackout/riot variety…rather than the I-hope-the-line-at-Starbucks-isn’t-too-long-because-I-could-really-do-with-a-Trenta-iced-skim-decaf variety.
Another thing that I like about a heatwave was probably best summed up by The Fresh Prince on the track “Summertime” when he said, “The weather is hot and girls are dressing less…” Even though he’s from West Philly (approx. 95 miles away), I think he seemed to have a clear understanding of the appeal of summer in the city!
Anyway – here are my 50 favorite street style looks from the heatwave in New York City – all shot by me over the course of 3 consecutive days – July 21st (97 degrees), 22nd (104 degrees), and 23rd (100 degrees) – summer twenty eleven. I’m heading out now to pop a water plug just for old times sake… xo
Spotted at Partners & Spade – who says you can’t still look fashionable while attending a packed-to-the-gills-and-sweaty summer opening at a fake surf shop in Noho? x
Hey – I was out last night on Great Jones Street and these kids were too. We were at Partners & Spade for The Eighties At Echo Beach book launch party. It was also the launch event for the latest hey-is-this-a-gallery-or-is-this-a-store-or-both-or-neither revamp of the Partners & Spade space…you gotta check it out if you have a chance…it looks (sort of) like an 80′s southern California surf shop up in there now…perfect for summer! xo
Hi everyone – join me at Evolving Influence/IFB Conference on Feb. 10th and at the Blog Lovin’ Awards on Feb. 13th! I’ll be moderating the first panel of the day at the conference and hanging with friends at the awards show. Here’s more…
As some of you may know, I’ve been shooting street style and posting the photos online since 2005. At first, I was just sharing the photos with friends and a few people in the industry – I still made most of my money DJing runway shows and various parties. Since mid-2007 however, style blogging has been my full-time job. (Prior to launching Mr. Newton in the late summer of 2009, I was the photographer and blogger at Stylesightings.) During this time, I’ve watched fashion blogging grow from a cute-n-precocious child (who people got a kick out of, but didn’t really take seriously) up into a are-you-available-on-Wednesday-for-a-meeting young adult. Because no one enjoys bloggin’ for a livin’ more than me, no one is happier than me about this transformation from cute hobby to “I think I need to get an agent/intern”.
All of which is really just a ’round about way of saying, “Wow fashion blogging! It’s pretty cool, huh?” Now it’s even got its own industry conference AND awards show! (Well, the industry conference has been going on for a few seasons now – but the awards show is brand-new.) I’m super excited for both Evolving Influence – aka the Independent Fashion Blogger Conference – and for the Blog Lovin’ Awards. They’re both being held in New York (of course) during NYFW. How about you?? Do you have your ticket yet for the IFB conference? Or are you watching it via live stream? Have you cast your votes yet for the awards?? Better get on it – this revolution is not going to wait! xx Mr. Newton
Hi – these photos were shot over the course of two nights – 10/30 and 10/31 – at The Standard (The Boom Boom Room and Le Bain), the Tribeca Grand Hotel, Kenmare, and on the streets of New York City…it’s Halloween 2010, Mr. Newton style! xx
Hey – so here are my photos from Fashion’s Night Out. I started off at the beyond cute Opening Ceremony “Parisian flea market” at the Ace Hotel…then wound my way on my bike toward the Meatpacking District for the Helmut Lang party (with DJs Harley VN and Cassie and photos by thecobrasnake) and then the Refinery 29/DVF bash at the DVF store. I had…fun? Umm, sort of…but not really. I think FNO is generally a great idea (on paper at least)…and it has become hugely popular in a short span of time…but there’s no denying that this year’s version felt decidedly like a messy New Year’s Eve – or perhaps Halloween with better costumes. The Meatpacking District in particular added new depth to the meaning of the phrase “shit show”. It’s been a really awesome season at New York Fashion Week so far…but FNO would not rank anywhere near the top of my list of highlights. What did you guys think about FNO? How was it in your city? I seriously want to know. xx Mr. Newton
Arriving via NYC taxi on Sunday night at Le Bain…
My L.A. actress friend Michelle is in town for a few days on business and to celebrate her birthday…that’s her in the top photos wearing the black tulle skirt. On Sunday, I went to Le Bain for sunset with her and Kaylee and Lo and Lena and other friends…then we hit a backyard party on the LES…and later on to Kenmare and St. Jerome. There were only a few people at St. Jerome on a Sunday…including a Lady Gaga look-a-like who was sitting on a stool at the bar kissing her boyfriend. (What do you mean that actually was Lady Gaga??) Then believe it or not, back to Bain…then Sway…then Lit. Then Lena fell out of a taxi and I decided to call it a night. (She didn’t get hurt though and she looked really good while falling because she was wearing vintage YSL!) xx Mr. Newton
Here’s a couple of shots from the Mr. Newton photo archive – these were shot on September 5th, 2007. Mia, Katy, and Molly acting silly for my camera out at a Rock & Republic party during New York Fashion Week. Later on we all cabbed it over to the Beatrice Inn…ahh, memories…
Oh and speaking of my photo archive – did you know that I shot over one million street fashion and party photos all over the world before I ever started the Mr. Newton blog?? (And that’s just the digital archive – don’t even get me started on my 35mm and Polaroid archive.) This includes shots from Tokyo, Sydney, Capri, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Paris, London and many other cities…in certain cities where I’ve shot like Oslo and Copenhagen, literally no one has ever seen the photos…I’ve never shared them or posted them anywhere…until now that is. I always try to keep the content at Mr. Newton fresh and bang up to date – most of the photos that you see on my site were shot within a week of when they were posted – many were shot just a day or two before posting. While brand-new photos will always be the focus of my blog, I’ve decided that from time-to-time I’ll raid my archive and put up some of my favorites from the recent past. Most of these shots will be from 2007 – 2009…the period just before I started Mr. Newton. I’ll only be doing this occasionally and will always label these posts as “from the archive” – so you’ll know exactly when we’ve stepped away from our regular program. Cool?
I’m doing this because: 1. My friend Fifi from London who has seen some of the shots suggested that I should share them. 2. A huge amount of effort and money went into shooting them. 3. The people and styles on display are still totally relevant and inspiring. 4. I think you will like them. 5. I hate to let good photos sit on a hard drive and gather digital dust – photos are meant to be shared!
Lots of x’s, Mr. Newton