Party Battle! Our Two 30-Under-30 Bashes Fight For Your Vote

By now, you probably know that we've spent a lot of time tracking down 30 of the most fabulous, forward-thinking talents under 30 doing their thing in both New York and Los Angeles (that's 60 rising stars in total). You might have even caught a peek at our beautiful Manhattan rooftop bash, celebrating those fantastic NYC creatives, or heard about our awesome backyard shindig thrown in honor of those accomplished Angelenos out West. Well, now we're taking you inside both of those exclusive events to show you the young marvels who attended, all the fun that was had (read: A LOT), and to give you a chance to decide who threw the better party — our L.A. or New York editors. Just take a moment to peruse each image and vote because, in addition to all the bicoastal bragging rights at stake, we'll be throwing a massive Halloween bash in the winning city (with the help of our beloved partner in all of these parties, Stoli) and inviting everyone in town...including you! So, click on the slideshow, place your votes, and may the most
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Our L.A. editor Brenna Egan stands next to our editor-in-chief Christene Barberich and the beautiful actress Sophia Bush.

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A bird's-eye view from the mid-century home.

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When the waiter from Total Success Staffing Services asked us if we wanted a Stoli Sticki Palmer or a Stoli Sticki Mule — both made with the new, delicious honey-infused Stoli Sticki — we answered a firm, "YES."

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NIGHT + MARKET owner Kris Yenbamroong and Refiney29's own Sarah St. Lifer discussing beets... cabbage... who knows?

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Stylish sisters Jen and Emily Rudolf.

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Painter Rosson Crow was bang-on for a backyard bash with her retro gingham dress.

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The cute crowd lined up for on-the-spot style judging and inspirational messages from The Bumbys. Bet you didn't have this at your last BBQ.

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The Bumbys hard at work typing, scribbling, and generally doing things the old-fashioned way.

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Verdict delivered!

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The masked judges themselves.

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We love you too, Sophia!

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Here's fashion-technology strategist and all-around style wiz Alisa Gould-Simon just bursting with season-appropriate color.

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Closet Rich's Elizabeth Kott and BLEACHBLACK's Kristin Reiter.

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Sophia and Brenna doing a little live karaoke (in BCBG and Proenza Schouler, respectively).

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We swear, the longer True Blood's Todd Lowe held that guitar, the hotter he got.

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Isaac Resnikoff and Liz Wasserman.

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Yale Cohen snapping herself and Jedidiah Jenkins.

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Sophia and a Bumby.

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Crybaby Presents co-founders and designers Lisa Ziven and Dakota Solt make quite the dynamic duo.

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Multimedia talent G*LEE and artist Lola Thompson jus' chillin'.

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Sarah Peinado of Where's My Other Shoe? playing with fringe — and quite successfully, too.

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The Stoli Sticki cocktails kept things sweet.

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Publicist Francesca Vannucci and writer Jen Winston giving us those, "Hey, you" eyes.

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Sophia, swinging and sipping.

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The Stoli bar. We might have spent a little too much time here.

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Actress Josie Loren gives us a sip and a smile simultaneously. Nice hat, Josie.

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Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny bringing it.

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Brenna and Sophia — all smiles here.

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The pool on the roof of the James Hotel was the ultimate party centerpiece at our NYC bash. Our only disappointment — so many of our lovely attendees left their swimsuits at home. With temps in the ‘90s, it could have been something very special.

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Our lovely New York editor Annie Georgia Greenberg modeling her outfit for the evening — a sharp little bit of Cushnie et Ochs.

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The scene on the roof — utterly inspiring.

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Our senior editor, Mr. Kristian Laliberte (in Timo Weiland and Heutchy shoes), getting a little love from Dani Labadorf.

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So much Stoli, so little time.

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Musician Amalie Bruun benefiting from a little free hairstyling courtesy of the wind.

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Erins Fetherston and Hazelton.

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Opening Ceremony's Kate Foley and SUNO's Max Osterweis.

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Stoli Hot Firefighters and Stoli Hot Tomato made with the new jalapeño-flavored Stoli Hot pushed the temps even higher... deliciously.

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Dylan's Candy Bar laid out quite a tasty spread. We're sending them our dentist's bill.

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Kyleigh Kuhn gets a grip on Lia Wesp.

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Hannah Bronfman won the Romper of The Day award.

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While Yigal Azrouël took home the Sexiest Stubble award.

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Feyt co-founders Eleanor Ylvisaker and Ferebee Taube.

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Anuschka Senge and Samuel Thorpe with Kimberley Blowers and Hannah Bronfman fanning themselves.

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Pizza Roma, anyone?

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Sunshine, Jonathan Adler pillows, a beautiful view, who could ask for more?

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William Morris' Casey Schlaybaugh, designer Alejandro Ingelmo, and publicist Karen Duffy

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La Newyorkina pops — the BEST.

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DJ Brendan Fallis at the decks... um... at the MacBook.

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Annelise Peterson, Hayley Bloomingdale, and Kate Werlein.

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Comic/jewelry designer/actress/everything Carlen Altman.

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Vivian Weng and Olga Vidisheva.

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The arrangements and drinks were as beautiful as our 30 Under 30s.

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David Rabin and Bonnie Morrison.

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Marlon Taylor Wiles and Lulu Frost's Lisa Salzer.

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Harley Viera-Newton, Aaron Bakalar, and Tracy Antonopoulos.

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Jessica Hendricks and Refinery29's Patrick Yee.

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Surfer/gallerist Tripoli Patterson.

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Courtney Grace Peterson...so coy!

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Fiona Byrne.

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As we mentioned, people were tempted by the pool, but generally stuck to drier, less socially awkward chit chat.

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Michelle Siwy, Ariela Suster, the Lorenzo Martone, and Michael Clemens.

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Wes Gordon, Yara Flinn, and Timo Weiland.

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