Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Although we swore to rest our bones between Coachella weekends, we couldn't resist the urge to get all our out-of-town buds under one roof. But, we quickly realized that the R29 HQ couldn't handle that sort of guest list, so we made ourselves at home at No Vacancy — literally.To sum it up: The former Hollywood hotel transformed into the type of house party you see only in teen movies, sans the local 5-0 being a total buzzkill (and the red Solo cups, too).
We'd be lying if we said we pulled it off alone — The Embassy enlisted some of its most talented turntable buffs for the two-story soirée, and Sally Hansen came through with fish bowls packed to the gills with summer-ready polishes. Plus, we're pretty sure our photog's memory card was maxed out by the night's end, thanks to all these snap-worthy looks. If you RSVP'd, see if you can spot yourself. For everyone else — you may want to pass if you're the jealous type!
Photographed by Hailley Howard
You may not be sitting at the kids' table anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean you've got the proper holiday-party decorum down pat. Be it a get-together at Aunt Meryl's or a gathering of a few close friends at your bestie's, you'll want to put your best foot forward — and celebrate like the sophisticated, read
It’s coming, people. Somebody, somewhere, is expecting a gift from you very soon. And, due to your busy December schedule and usual procrastination, you’re currently empty-handed. You now have three options: freak out, hope a handmade card suffices, or simply follow our lead. Ahead, we rounded up classic last-minute read