In large, anonymous cities there are moments when being open to an unexpected stranger promises an encounter that’s routinely brief, largely banal and occasionally unforgettable. Rachel was one of those fortunate meetings that we have all too rarely but that linger with us for longer than we expect. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon and we crossed paths at the MoMA PS1 in Queens, NY. It’s hard to explain what lured us to her; it could have been her flourishing yet holed-up sweatshirt or perhaps her vibrant choice of lipstick, which contended well with Maria Lassnig’s intensely hued artwork. Only lasting a handful of minutes, our bracing interaction with Rachel was like a vivid blur. Soon after, she excused herself, explaining that she should hurry back to her studio, where she planned to use that day’s museum stimulation to work on some new designs for her lingerie label.(photo by Xavier Aaronson)
Thursday’s Up Next pyro-spattered EDM party by the water, presented byThump is already at capacity?!
Why am I not surprised. The event’s got all the pulsating ingredients for a phenomenal party: interactive fireworks, skivvy-trembling dance music by Zedd, Duke Dumont and TOKiMONSTA, with an open bar on a pier by the Hudson River!
While the public RSVP link is now as good-for-nothing as the “g” in champagne, the overly fucking awesome fun squad over at Vice‘s dance music channel Thump have tossed Babes At The Museum a couple VIP passes to the June 20th launch of Up Next.
To win, ENTER HERE telling us what’s the most serotonin-scorching thing that could happen when you mix EDM and pyrotechnics. Winner receives 2 VIP tickets that guarantee entry and special access to the caboose-quaking bonanza.
What: Up Next with Zedd, Duke Dumont, and TOKiMONSTA Date: Thursday, June 20. Doors open at 7:00 PM Where: Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 | Entrance on W 44th St & 12th Ave
Some dudes get that funny foliage feeling when October rolls around and without warning, they get all dapper on us. Timothée is a graphic designer and was spotted on his way out of the MoMA PS1. (Photo by Xavier Aaronson)