Celebrity photographer Rowan Daly opened up his downtown Los Angeles Studio to host the launch party for the new issue of Mr Warburton Magazine which features Y2K icon, actress Tara Reid. Along with Rowan and Tara, Mr Warburton himself, Derek Warburton was on hand to co host the event in celebration of the opening night of Pride on June 1, 2023.
The studio was decorated in a gallery style displaying Rowan’s recent work of Reid’s stunning cover shoot in life size boards throughout the Studio along with hundreds of rainbow balloons to get everyone into the spirit. The evening started at 6:30 pm as the hipster crowd made their way in to celebrate equality for the LGBTQIA+ community along with their allies.
Tara was in fabulous spirits and was on the scene along with many notable guests, including RHOA alum and actress Cynthia Bailey, celebrity hairstylist and star of Blowout LA Ted Gibson along with his co- star husband Jason Backe, actress Kearren Giovanni, Shaman Durek, LA mag president & publisher Chris Gialanella, actor/model Eric Guilmette, comedian Ben Glieb, celebrity publicist Heather Duffy and Hollywood Beauty Guru Robyn Newmark.
Vintage Distilling was there, the local award winning vodka company owned by husband and wife team Erik and Silvija Dudor. They offered Derek Fabulous signature cocktails to the hundreds of guests as a preview of their new drink series for Pride Month with Warburton. From Derek Fabu-tini’s to the Love Wins Cosmo & the Rainbow Riot, social drinkers and vodka connoisseurs alike gave high reviews of the freshness and taste of Vintage Distilling’s vodka.
Every Friday for the month of June, a new Pride cocktail will be offered by Vintage Distilling on social media using Vintage Distilling’s secret weapon, their honey vodka made from pure honey farmed in Los Angeles. Each cocktail has the freshest ingredients and can be made with Vintage Distilling’s smooth classic or honey vodka.
As the night progressed, guests sipped on Derek Fabutini’s as they took selfies and had their makeup touched up from the Derek Fabulous makeup collection by Face Stockholm. The collection was created last year with all proceeds benefiting GLSEN, an organization created by school educators to protect and support LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. Vintage Distilling is also a proud supporter of the organization and the community.
To learn more about GLSEN visit: https://www.glsen.org/