Posted in music | style on March 29, 2008

Joanna Newsom

These days, she's been hanging out in New York after her two-night sold-out run at Brooklyn Academy of Music, in which she played the entirety of Ys, accompanied by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, to an enraptured audience. Newsom's Manhattan break (rumor is she's spending time with her boyfriend SNL-ster Andy Samberg) is a prelude before heading back to her home in Northern California, where she plans on taking a good chunk of time off after two straight years of touring. In the meantime, she's staying up until all hours of the early morning (Newsom's sleeping patterns have always been off-kilter, she explains), making like a flaneur through the empty cobblestone streets of the West Village, getting 9 a.m. mani-pedis and eating berries with cream for breakfast at Cafe Cluny, while flipping through copies of French Vogue.
PAPER Magazine dressed up Joanna Newsom. And hey, I think I recognize those shoes in the picture below....

Joanna Newsom

(thx Chromewaves)



Comments (40)

ooh la la

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 3:28 PM


Posted by Argham | March 29, 2008 4:18 PM

How bourgeois

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 4:23 PM

Don't pretend like she still isn't pug fugly.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 4:27 PM

"Don't pretend like she still isn't pug fugly."

who, your mom?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 4:48 PM

who knew the bawling cat had such an awesome ass??

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 4:50 PM

^^^Serously you got to wonder the sounds that come out of her mouth when Samberg buries his face in that asshole

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 5:35 PM

ugggghhhhh i love her so much.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 5:43 PM

that betch has some badonkadonk

Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2008 7:24 PM

I loved her more times today than any of you. My hand is tired.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 8:33 PM

im turned on by the angle of her arm in the top picture

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2008 10:26 PM

i find her attitude about the primary purpose of music being "fun" to be a radically conservative notion.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 12:44 AM

i find listening to her music laborious

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 2:13 AM

Megadittoes to that, but I find watching her ass to be glorious.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | March 30, 2008 3:02 AM


Posted by NOT THE REAL DOG ARMSTRONG | March 30, 2008 5:32 AM

wow. newsom's got a booty on her. i'm impressed.

Posted by douglas martin | March 30, 2008 11:29 AM

why should music rather further the incredible progress of the human species as its progress is always so BEAUTIFUL (isnt it?) rather than contribute to the radical notion of deep beauty in playful music no no that would be too easy and not quite hip enough

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 3:41 PM


Posted by dookiedoo | March 30, 2008 4:02 PM

anon 3:41
did you cut and paste that from a spam email?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 9:21 PM

3 41 is probably Beth Ditto.

Go back to eating cheeseburgers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 9:42 PM

who is beth ditto
i am no spam
i am a human being
i have a face
i am no machine me

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 9:44 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2008 9:46 PM

Her voice may be the worst of all-time, but look at that ass.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2008 4:06 AM

whyyy is she dating him

Posted by sarah | March 31, 2008 10:35 PM

he's not funny (samberg). And in a business that he's chosen where you have to be funny, that's a handicap.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2008 11:28 PM

oh no didn't you guys hear joanna newsom and john cage are dating

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 10:11 PM

~my hero~

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 5:57 PM

hahahahhaha 10:11 that was tremendous
Anonymous ftw!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 7:58 AM

am i the only person who thinks that her music just doesn't go with her and her outfits anymore? these pictures are a perfect example. she used to BE her music. now her music is her music and she is somewhere else...come back joanna!

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 8:44 AM

^^^^^weirdest BV comment of 2008 (so far)

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 10:39 AM

i knowwww
but it is kinda true

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 4:18 PM

Wow really? You really think a person as multidimensional as Joanna Newsom should have to limit her image to her music? And WTF people lay off on the ass comments.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 4:52 PM

Bv...where pretention meets not funny

Posted by krisis4u | April 21, 2008 1:12 PM

To the "ass commenters": you are plain jealous of that hourglass. Work out or shove the twinkie!

Trivialities aside I love these pictures great stylism....

This woman makes me proud to play the harp.
Quelle une inspiration!!

Posted by Joy-Annaadjsfiajodf | April 24, 2008 1:53 AM

Her music and style is really evolving. I say NY will give her that room to grow and explore. She is finding out who she is. Arent you? Aren't I? I know I am. The butterfly dress really suits her. I am hearing hints of a new sound in Esame and Colleen. She is really working hard to evolve. You know, Its easy to evolve short term. All you have to do is follow the whim. But to be some place else in your mind. This takes persistence. Keep the faith in your heart.
Bravo! Joanna. Bravo!

Posted by Erin O'Dowd | April 24, 2008 1:58 AM

She is absolutely beautiful. Her music is completely beautiful. Anyone who says otherwise is blind, deaf, stupid, or jealous..... or a combination of any of the aforementioned!!!!!!!
And that is not fat, that is a perfect bottom!!
Joanna Newsom for president!!!
x x x x x

Posted by Moluskie | June 17, 2008 5:25 PM

I like you post!so great!I will aways follow you!

Posted by Prada Handbags | November 1, 2009 9:03 PM

Andy Samberg + Joanna Newsom = kids with huge asses! o__o'

Posted by Roberta | February 10, 2010 3:30 PM

She looks horrible in the gown-like dress.In the second dress, she is appealing that one might have a thing about dating.

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