The Cut brought our attention to Mr. Newton's latest street style subject, Eleonora Carisi, an Italian blogger, shop owner and regular on street styl
Whether you're ready or not, NYFW SS12 is upon us. In the spirit of fashion week, we're bringing you a special interview with one of our favorite street style photographers, Mr. Newton. With a client list that includes Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Lucky, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Nylon, Elle UK, and every other publication you love to read, Mr. Newton has proved that he's more than some cool dude with a blog - he's a major force in on-the-street photography. We could give you quite a few reasons why this is so, from his unique perspective on fashion to his charming southern drawl, but we'd rather let Mr. Newton speak for himself. Fashionista: Where are you from and how did you get started as a photographer? Mr. Newton: I'm from Fayetteville, North Carolina - it's like southeastern North Carolina. I lived in Atlanta for a few years before New York, and now I've been here for 13 years. I started out shooting parties with cool kids and I would send those around, just to some friends, not anybody in the industry really. I used the Kodak website, where you had to sign in to look at the photos, and I noticed a good amount of people were signing in to look at them.
I ended last night way, way, way uptown at Joie's new Madison Avenue flagship boutique for a blogger shopping event. Before I got there, I honestly thought, "I would never go this far uptown to go shopping," but my experience there may have changed that mindset. For one, the store is super cute. It's small, but not at all crowded or cluttered. It's airy and well-lit with out being harsh. It has the look and feel of something high-end but was also somehow super comfortable. And even though the store was all the way up on Madison & 87th, it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. It is so quiet and clean up there. Also, knowing that I was going to get to pick out any head-to-toe outfit I wanted probably didn't hurt. Still, the sales girls were super sweet and extremely helpful as I tried on a million things and ended up being the last person there (oops).