A little limo gridlock in the Hollywood Hills wasn’t enough to deter over 60 guests from the bash at Flaunt magazine founder Luis Baraja’s home Friday night.
“It’s not the easiest thing to get a stretch limo through these winding streets,” said Olivia Wilde. “We could only get so far and then I had to hike the rest of the way in four-inch Jimmy Choo gladiator boots.”
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Kathleen Robertson lives just next door to Baraja, so her commute was easy. “Everybody knows this house,” she said. “I’m sure all the neighbors are furious about this party. It’s like massive chaos.”
The group, gathered to celebrate accessories brand MCM’s spread in Flaunt’s April issue, dined al fresco despite the unseasonable chill. Some kept warm in Snuggie-style fleece blankets. Dita von Teese, unsurprisingly, requested something a bit more luxurious. “Luis, I know you’ve got a full-length mink coat in your closet somewhere,” she purred, then curled up by the fireplace in her borrowed coat.
During dinner, Casey Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix and Balthazar Getty stuck to themselves. Afterwards, Rain Phoenix played a psychedelic set of indie pop. “I feel like we’re about to witness a séance,” said one partygoer.