XEX Magazine has long been an online and print publication that allows professional, as well as up and coming artists, to display their work and creativity. This past weekend was the launch party to celebrate the magazines first ever men’s edition, and neither the party nor the fashion disappointed. From a live model exhibition, and photo shoot to a gallery-like display of the magazine’s inaugural issue; the night was painted to be a success from the get go. Combine this with free booze and a hot DJ and you were in for a treat!
Music and video footage featuring editorial material since the magazine's conception set the pace for a live model exhibition. Their highly stylized and outlandish looks featured some trendy pieces like a leather glove featuring cut-outs and leopard print and a distressed leather fanny-pack with gold trim. But if you think the models were the ones to be watching, then you'd be wrong. This party gave way to some of New York City's local trendsetters to strut their stuff. And because this was a men’s fashion event, the guys did not disappoint, also rocking some of today's hottest trends.
To top things off, Editor-In-Chief Sailey Williams rounded his team, including fashion editor Inoisell Miranda, and decided to turn his guests into models with a live photo shoot where no one was safe. To delve into the plethora of fashions of the night, click here. In the midst of it all, there was still the magazine. The first men’s edition of XEX has the right amount of substance and features fabulous editorial material styled by some of New York’s hottest stylists. The “mode home” is everywhere to see, trying hard not to alienate the classic male, while still catering to the fashion forward. This launch had all the ingredients for a good party, and if you like a good party then you’ll love a good read!
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With Easter shortly behind us and the weather getting warmer, our minds are brimming with excitement at all the new seasonal food possibilities. Fresh fruits, vegetables and, oh, ice cream.
Whilst ice cream can be a bit daunting to make at home, self-taught cook Ryan McBride Mellinger, a line chef and general all-rounder at Mulberry Street hotspot Balaboosta, is here to shatter the myth and share with us her fool-hardy recipe for an ice cream and brittle duo that is sweet, warming, and refreshing all at the same time.
Joey Anderson has been called one of the hardest working DJs in New York, and maybe that’s no exaggeration. The longtime friend of DJ Qu has three upcoming gigs in a row, and if you’re in the city this weekend, you might as well attend all of them.
Lots of praise has been given lately to the New Jersey resident’s live sets of hauntingly abstract symphonic funk. Check out "Walk With Akasha" on his SoundCloud:
On this mix, AquaBeat's selection wizardry shines, throwing open the portal between tech house and Caribbean dance. A highlight comes at 6:45 with the dark and funky tones of "Tswana Dub," a track so deep—maybe 10,000 miles deep—it literally shook the ceiling of the cafe below, at which point the patrons dropped their coffee and bagels and a spontaneous dance party broke out. Share the love y'all—and set your bass on high so the neighbors can get down too!
Sometimes a deliciously decadent cocktail can make the entire week just a little more feasible. With that said, there's no better way to spice things up a little than to grab a drink from yes, the Cocktail Architect! Starting this Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Friday the 22, Yusef Austin will be behind the bar from 6-10pm at Lil Charlies, the lounge below Ken & Cook in NoLita!
Mr. Yusef Austin has designed specialty drinks for private celebrity functions to corporate events all while jetsetting from New York to London and everywhere in between. He has even supplied the liquid gold for prestige venues such the Atlantis in the Bahamas, The Summer House in Nantucket for Todd English's birthday celebration as well the as illustrious Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel. Austin created two incredible signature drinks for the property- the Rosy Melons (vodka, rosemary aquavit, cantaloupe, fresh lemons, sugar and a rosemary sprig) and the Lucha Libre (tequila, agave, lime, pear puree, mezcal spray and tarragon).
Take a break from the real world and head over to Lil Charlie's for some fabulously curated cocktails!
There is something else besides Valentine's Day to celebrate this week, and you don't need a significant other to participate. For Catholics, Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of year in which it is customary to abstain from pleasurable excesses. For many, that means the time leading up to Lent is the time to get in as much debauchery as possible before the fasting and piety begin, and this time is usually called carnaval. While the parades, drinking, dancing, and street food have been going on for weeks in Brazil, the culmination of the festivities happens tomorrow, February 12th, which is when SUSHISAMBA is hosting its yearly Carnaval Celebração.
The second weekend of 2013 is looking pretty legit. NYC's fave downtown spot, Santos Party House, is hosting Audien's 21st birthday bash this Saturday January 12th along with special guest DJ, Pierce Fulton for it's weekly party, Electric Beach!
At just 20-years-old, Pierce Fulton has made serious moves the past two years and has transitioned with ease as a rising star in American Dance music. Rather than following the fashion of the times, Pierce has opted for making music that is to his liking, which have all proved to be innovative.
We saw this shine through his Pardon My French EP for Cr2 Records and in follow-up anthem "Who Wants Spaghetti?" Pierce meshes the realms of electro house and down-tempo electronica nicely and has proven his abilities as a producer with successful remixes for Usher, Chuckie and Steve Aoki. His music has earned the support of Tiësto, Above and Beyond, and Paul Oakenfold to name a few.
In 2012 alone he has rocked stages at festivals including Electric Zoo, VELD Music Festival, and Ultra Music Festival and rallied packed-out crowds at Las Vegas super clubs XS and Surrender. The young buck has rallied further attention with his monthly ‘Get Weird’ radio show on Tiësto’s SiriusXM channel, Club Life Radio. Lisnte to his track "Sink Or Swim" featuring Bebe Rexha below.
It’s NYE and you know the drill:
Hot venue √
Sexy outfit √
Champagne at midnight √
What could possibly make ringing in a brand new year that much more spectacular? A performance by one of electronic dance music's hottest DJ’s? Absolutely! If you’re lucky enough to attend any of the NYE parties spanning across these five fabulous cities, you’ll be guaranteed beats, ball drops and a banging good time! Here’s a look at the Top 5:
Armin van Buuren – New York City
Don’t miss out on this adrenaline fueled electric dance party extravaganza presented by Joonbug.com. It all goes down at Pier 36, a 64,000 square foot pier that stretches out to Manhattan’s East River. There’s a 3-hour open bar taking place between 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. This event is strictly 21+. Several VIP packages are available and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
Welcome NYLON magazine's first ever pop-up shop to NYC! Upon entering the shop, you'll instantly feel like you're on the set of a NYLON photoshoot. Expect to find beautiful displays of the whimsical yet understated and unpretentious styles typically shown in NYLON magazine in this editor curated shop. Items are wide ranging, including bracelets, hats, bags, clutches, dresses, tops, shoes, jeans, sunglasses and much more.
Known as having one of the best nightlife scenes in the world, one group that remains a top source of pride in NYC consists of DJs that really make each night out one that is lucrative. Each set exudes each DJs quirk and passion making them a vital prescence in nightlife forever. We've rounded up some of our favorite DJ sets from NYC localite's that make us realize why we love going out in this city.
1. DJ BAMBI, BAMBICAST (Episode 002): Jam out to this killer set filled with huge progressive beats. Bambi constantly delievers potent big room house tracks fit for a festival but work like a charm for the dancefloor.