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BASIC Magazine & H.E.R. Pre-Grammy Party

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019 — On Friday evening, BASIC Magazine threw an intimate pre-Grammy party at the private residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx, to celebrate 5-time Grammy nominee H.E.R.

H.E.R. attends Basic Magazine and H.E.R. Pre-Grammy Party at the Private Residence of the CEO of Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)

R&B artist H.E.R., nominated in 2019 for 5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album of the Year, arrived wearing a black printed jumpsuit high patent black heels. Issues of the latest BASIC magazine were scattered throughout the exquisitely designed private home, which feature H.E.R. in an 8-page spread. See amazing behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot here. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails by Absolut Elyx, all appropriately named after H.E.R. hit songs and albums including, “Breakthrough,” “Lights On,” and her favorite, the “Anti-Star”, which is made with Absolut Elyx, coconut liqueur, pineapple syrup, lime juice, ginger juice, and champagne.

H.E.R. (L) and Ty Dolla $ign attend Basic Magazine and H.E.R. Pre-Grammy Party at the Private Residence of the CEO of Absolut Elyx (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
(L-R) Lisa Wayne, BASIC Magazine founder and Editor-in-Chief Viktorija Pashuta, Jesse J and BASIC Magazine CFO, Producer and Partner Jackson Chong attend Basic Magazine and Pre-Grammy Party

Jake Miller arrived early in the evening with a group of friends and was seen at the bar laughing and enjoying drinks. Snow Tha Product arrived and was seen in all black with a white off-the-shoulder jacket. The ever-stylish Lady Victoria Hervey looked head-to-toe flawless in a slim fit black leather dress. Shamier Anderson and Stephan James chatted with H.E.R. inside at the Mermaid Bar. BASIC magazine Publisher & Editor-in-Chief,Viktorija Pashuta, and BASIC CFO & Partner, Jackson Chong,were spotted mingling with their latest BASIC magazine subject. H.E.R.


Just after 11pm, H.E.R. and her band took to a makeshift dance floor in the decadent Martini Room as guests sang along to their jams and swooned to the tunes of her hit track “Focus”. Stanajgrabbed the mic to sing along with H.E.R. in the middle of the crowd, watched by Ty Dolla $ign, Jermaine Dupri, and others.

(L-R) Snow Tha Product, Polo Molina, guest, Stanaj and Ty Dolla $ign attend Basic Magazine and H.E.R. Pre-Grammy Party at the Private Residence of the CEO of Absolut Elyx on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)

Leave it to BASIC magazine to throw yet another amazing party that guests will talk about until the next one…

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS)  Los Angeles, CA — Saturday, September 29th, 2018 — Dita Von Teese celebrates her birthday with an intimate star studded themed birthday at the private residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx. Themed the “Fun’dos and Fondue”  birthday party, guests wore a stunning array of wigs, hairpieces and outfits for the glamorous party. Dita arrived in a Marie Antoinette inspired outfit with a towering white wig and jeweled bodice. Adding to the glamor was the Elyx Salon, with brightly colored wigs, glitter and make up for guests to get touch ups and extra glammed!

Lauren Parsekian (L), Aaron Paul (M) and Dita Von Teese (R) at Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the at
the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx on September 29, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo by Gabriel Olsen, Getty Images

Aaron Paul enjoyed the Elyx salon and playfully wore a white cropped wig and then kept it on for the rest of the night. He was there with his wife and had fun posing for photos with his close friend the birthday girl Dita. Close to midnight, a five-tiered birthday cake was delivered to the Gatsby Room of the Elyx house and guests gathered to sing happy birthday to Dita.

Aaron Paul (L), Dita Von Teese (M) and Lauren Parsekian (R) at Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the
Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx on September 29, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo by Gabriel Olsen, Getty Images

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed specialty themed cocktails including the Filthy Dirty Martini, the Iced Jasmine Teese, the Tight Lacer and the Cherry on Top, all suitably inspired by Dita’s long running reign as the international Queen of Burlesque.

Dita Von Teese at Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of
Absolut Elyx on September 29, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo by  Gabriel Olsen, Getty Images

Earlier this year, Absolut Elyx announced a partnership with the fashion and burlesque icon for the ‘Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe’ show, her new national and international tour. The new show now features many glittering new copper elements throughout the all inspired by Absolut Elyx and the unique copper distilling process for the luxury vodka. New copper infused acts include the Dita appearing in a giant-sized copper seashell on stage with 1,200 pearl balloons that float from the sky and the grand finale featured the new ‘Copper Coupe,’ part of Dita’s stunning signature cocktail glass act.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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