This week’s party circuit was led by Deadmau5’s music drop and gaming competition, Oscar winner Barry Jenkins at the premiere of “Blindspotting,” and favorite couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
Less than 12 hours after releasing new music, Deadmau5 spun it for the first time to a tiny group of invitees and Twitch Prime members in a downtown L.A. warehouse at 11 a.m. on Friday. He led off with “Monophobia,” the lead single from the new collection of music, “mau5ville: level 1.” Active in the professional gaming community, the helmet-headed producer kicked off a day-long competition tied to Amazon Prime day. (Eagle eye alert: Deadmau5’s iconic cube stage was reimagined as an Amazon Prime box.)
Ludacris and Kevin Smith were on the scene in downtown L.A. Other talent-heavy Amazon events took place in New York, Tokyo, and Milan leading up to Prime Day on July 16.
John Legend was the odd man out as Chrissy Teigen embraced fellow model and new tech entrepreneur Brooklyn Decker at Decker’s “Finery” app launch party in Culver City on Wednesday night. Decker’s app promises “wardrobe analytics” for your closet.
A week before “The Equalizer 2” debuts, stars Ashton Sanders, Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo and director Antoine Fuqua enjoyed a pre-press tour huddle at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.
Camilla Fayed’s cookbook launch party was a hot social ticket. Erin Foster and Sara Riff were among the taste testers at Schoo’s in West Hollywood.
Stylist Elizabeth Saltzman and Jamie Mizrahi co-hosted as some of Fayed’s plant-based bites like sweet potato falafel, chickpea fries, and okra caponata passed through the space.
“Top Chef” in the house: Marcel Vigneron (now behind “Wolf” on Melrose) made the scene.
Composer Danny Elfman and director Gus Van Sant celebrated their Sundance film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” with an L.A. premiere at the Arclight on July 11.