New clothes…champers…macarons…manicures…selfies…instant photos…social media – my pre-NYFW kick-off event that I hosted with Gilt on 1.30.14 was like a microcosm of Fashion Week itself! We gathered together some of our very favorite bloggers and editors – you know, people like @troprouge + @natalieoffduty + @racheletnicole + @brooklynblonde1 + @apneetgrewall + @nikkiogun from glamour.com + @laurelpinson from stylecaster + @elanafishman from luckymag.com – people like that. The girls tried on clothes and shoes from Gilt’s most recent private label collections, I snapped photos, and you can read more about it here if you want! xo
Is it still street style if you shoot it indoors? If you’re in New York at the moment…or have been keeping an eye on the weather forecast for NYFW from afar…then you’ll understand why I’m asking this question. It’s early days yet (NYFW officially starts tomorrow), but it’s looking like we may be in for a cold and messy start to fashion month. Good thing then that there are always lots of amazingly stylish parties and events to go to – indoors! Not to mention that all of the runway shows will be indoors. But who cares about the runway because STREET STYLE!! (I’m kidding! Sort of.) Anyway, the show(s) must go on…and whatever the weather, I’m sure you’ll see me out there snapping away! x
(PS – I shot these photos at one of my favorite parties last season at NYFW – the Bloglovin’/Lyst/Who What Wear/DWNLD Media party at Soho House on 9.7.13.)
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
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