“Visiting the Met on an empty day with fantastic guides is such a treat. You get to experience the art in a way you typically don’t have the chance to, in a calming (sometimes creepy) silence and without any potential photo-bombers! Any photographer’s dream. Good moments to be captured with a babe like Bonnie in company.” - Amanda Jas
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)
Please tell me we’re in a museum and not some fat cat’s garish living room because I absolutely need to post this photo. Luckily, we’re at the Met, so it counts.
To be honest, this is getting embarrassing. Yet another lens crush on a girl plucked straight out of charm-ville. I hope I never see Alexandra again. It’ll save me the embarrassing spectacle of nervousness.
I’ve always loved the bleary eyed look on girls. It tells me they’re pooped from doing lots of awesome things but that they’re holding it together and down for whatever’s next. At the museum, even though I’m just walking around, slowness can be exhausting. Yana here has that syrupy look that hints that she would do it all over again, but perhaps only after a stiff drink. I like Yana and I’ve also heard she’s damn good photographer. (photo by Alex Serio)
Only Italians - and maybe few other are nationalities - can pull off Krizia glasses and no-big-deal beauty without screaming for attention. While you were BBQ’ing your ass off on the 4th of July, Antonia here was taking in a little culture at the MET Museum. (photo by Xavier Aaronson)
Spotting a babe in rest mode proves that museums can be tiring and that perhaps more seating is necessary. The special thing about this encounter at the Met was her classic and unassuming outfit: all white everything with a splash of pink in the foot area. Â Meagan is a fashion illustrator based in NYC and working on a line of illustrated scarves and handbags. She likes macarons and her tiny West Village apartment. Check out some of her illustrations here. (photos by Xavier Aaronson)
Amanda was spotted in a motionless gaze in front of Tiepolo’s 220 x 128 behemoth of a painting:Â ”The Triumph of Marius.” After snapping her out of her daze, Amanda was kind enough to let us take a few photos of her in full style mode. Hard to believe, but this was indeed a chance encounter. We later found out that Amanda spends a lot of time at the Met because she’s doing research for a novel she’s writing that’s set in the basement of the Met. So if you see her at the museum one day, make sure to wish her luck on her novel. (photo by Xavier Aaronson)