LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the U.S. premiere of Lily James' highly anticipated summer film, Baby Driver, also starring Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey, DuJour Media celebrated the acclaimed actress and cover star at its summer issue party at Beauty & Essex Los Angeles on Monday, June 12. The sexy Brit was joined by DuJour Founder Jason Binn, Editor-in-Chief Fiona Murray, boyfriend and actor Matt Smith, Miami Heat's Chris Bosh and wife Adrienne, Publicist Elliot Mintz, among others at the exclusive event. The town's top VIPs and tastemakers enjoyed handcrafted cocktails by Belvedere Vodka.
In the summer issue James opens up about why she's frightened by social media and Internet trolls, her dirtiest audition, her love of acting and more. "We all have our insecurities and things we struggle with—we're all human," she admits in DuJour. "I think it's frustrating, the unreal aesthetics we aspire to. They're perpetrated by what we see and the image we give out. That's why social media frightens me, because it's this constant putting out of the best version of yourself."
Coming off the heels of a rocketing Hollywood career with Downton Abbey and Cinderella, the actress still gets nervous when auditioning, sharing, "I always have to wear high-neck tops when I audition because I get this bright red rash. I just get so nervous. And I do it and I feel slightly dirty after, like, 'Oh I just had to give that,' and then they're like 'Okay, bye.' You walk out and you feel cheated."
"It was so exciting to kick start the premiere celebration of the hot summer film Baby Driver and toast Lily for her return to the big screen," said Jason Binn, Founder of DuJour Media.
"What a fun way to start summer with DuJour Media at the very chic Beauty & Essex Los Angeles," adds Editor-in-Chief Fiona Murray. "We hope readers dive into our summer issue that is filled with distinctive stories in the worlds of entertainment, culture, real estate, fashion and much more."
The event was presented by Belvedere Vodka and hosted by Tao Group.
About DuJour Media
DuJour, the award-winning multi-platform lifestyle brand created by media entrepreneur and publisher Jason Binn, is expressly for select affluent consumers with an influential social footprint. DuJour delivers unparalleled access with a rich and diverse breadth of content to an exclusive, often elusive audience. DuJour amasses the talents of Editor-in-Chief Fiona Murray and a world-renowned roster of editors, writers, stylists and photographers. DuJour brings to the forefront stories about fashion, design, food, travel, art, politics et al., issue to issue. In the five short years since its launch, DuJour has garnered industry awards including: Ad Week 2013 Hot List Reader's Choice – Hottest Newcomer, Min – Editorial & Design Awards 2013 – Best Launch (Print), Min – Editorial & Design Awards 2013 – Best Website, 2012 Webby Award for Best Home/Welcome Page, and The Folio: 100. www.dujour.com
About Belvedere Vodka
Born of Rye, Water, Character
Created in 1993, Belvedere Vodka was the first to generate a new standard for excellence in the vodka category and established the luxury vodka category. Today, Belvedere's distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts who appreciate it's all natural, additive free character. Crafted using Polish Dankowskie Rye and blended with water from its own local pristine source, Belvedere's taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish.
About Beauty & Essex Los Angeles
The third location of Beauty & Essex occupies 10,000 square feet of space on North Cahuenga Boulevard. The menu features Chef Santos' signature multi-ethnic dishes including: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Dumplings, Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos, Oven Braised Chicken Meatballs, and Tomato Tartare. For the first time, outdoor seating has been introduced to the brand with a ground floor courtyard and a patio on the second level. Not to be outdone, the double-height main dining room offers natural light from a 20-foot oval skylight, while an opulent private dining room that seats up to 26 allows for a more intimate dining experience.
Beauty & Essex is located at 1615 Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 and the kitchens hours of operation are Sunday-Wednesday from 5pm to 11pm and Thursday-Saturday from 5pm to 12am. For reservations and more information, please visit beautyandessex.com or call 323.676.8880
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