I would hate to be the healthy conscious that has to relinquish the impulse to pounce on this temptress. For a room coated in slabs of chilly gunmetal, it’s surprising how a gentle glance and a sprightly outfit can warm up the place. Here’s Botticelli’s muse just hanging out at the Maxxi museum in Rome.
I’d be mad if Mia wasn’t covering up the letters to her BATM t-shirt or else she’d freeze her tush off in this German tundra. More chilly photos on her own blog Hey Lila Hey and if you’d like a taste of who Mia really is, check out our interview with her on Babe Behind The Babe.
At my first Art History class back in college, I arrived late to a crowded classroom, disproportionately dominated by women. These photos by Alisadair McLellan of Edie Campbell for 032c magazine remind me exactly of that first day and my first reaction, which was to plant myself in the front row, away from gorgeous and smarter-than-I distractions. The location of the photos is uncertain but if I had to guess, I’d say that the photos were taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum and perhaps also at the British Museum. I could be wrong.More photos at It’s Nice That.
I went to the Planetarium to space out for a day and what do I stumble into: a dress rehearsal for an upcoming fashion show. Here Trang takes a breather from her runway drills to flex some poised glances for the camera. (Photo by Xavier Aaronson)
Sunday at the Met Museum is basically one big obstacle course of feet-dragging tourists. But after spotting a babe in the distance, it makes all the human slaloming worthwhile. Here is New York fashion designer Emilie Ghilaga whose style colors outside the lines of the Upper East Side uniform with a suede vintage Bogner ski jacket, snakeskin leggings and an irreproachable pair of Chucks. You can check out Emilie’s own collection here. (Photo by Xavier Aaronson) (more…)
How’s a girl supposed to see with all this hair, fog, and cerulean glow in her way? Anna’s doing her best not to bump into to anyone inside of Olafur Eliasson’s Your Blind Passenger tunnel installation at the Arken Museum. (Photo by Sarah Tora Hansen)
Here’s a video of the alluring and disorienting experience:
Security has been so good at their job lately that I’ve resorted to doggy paddling around the lobby of museums to snap a stylish photo. Here is a gleaming needle in a haystack, Siobhan spotted at the New Museum. (Photo by Xavier Aaronson)
Sometimes looking at art is easier than looking for your friends. Lucky for us we had a short window of time to intercept this stunning, Mexican-born photography student at the Art Basel Convention Center while she was trying to locate her cabal of compadres. Here’s a moment with Mariel and Carlos Cruz Diez. More photos here.(photo by Xavier Aaronson)
Combination leg tattoo and slight exhibitionism, courtesy of Andrea of Too Legit Too Quilt at the Getty Museum in LA. The tattoo flash exposes a scene from the very Rubens & Bruegel’s painting that Andrea is standing in front of. Meta to the fullest.
For years, the electro-dance outfit Lemonade has been gyrating our ears and hips in a hedonistic frenzy. So when they agreed to curate the second installment of our Babes At The Museum mixtape series, we heel clicked all the way home like some cracked out springboks.
The collection of 10 handpicked songs make up a chromatic mix of ambient, electronic and dance that can only be sourced by a wayfaring bunch constantly touring, plucking obscure ear gems along their way.
Check out the mixtape and let your crowded museum visits be filled with blissed out insouciance. Finally something to put a muffling end to all the loud-talking know-it-alls always feeling like they need to express their art criticism in public.
Lemonade looking like their standing inside a Richard Serra installation. (Photo by by Von Pamer.)
Cluster and Eno – “Für Luise”
Vladislav Delay – “Whistleblower”
Asa Chang and Junray – “Hana”
Saint Etienne – “Kiss and Make Up”
Anna Domino – “Caught”
Durutti Column – “For Belgian Friends”
Ana Helder- ”Next Club”
Instra:Mental – “Leave It All Behind”
Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin – “Vaccination (for Thomas Mann)”
Alva Noto – “Monophaser 2″