Photo by Lindsey Byrnes

Go Inside NYLON’s Midnight Garden Party

Because photos are just the beginning

by nylon

Pictures may say a thousand words, so imagine what video can do. As we brush off the dust from the second weekend of that giant desert party with which your Instagram feeds were inundated, let's take a look back one of its highlights: the annual Midnight Garden Party. This year, everyone from Rita Ora to Nicole Richie and Amber Rose came through the southern California estate while Virgil Abloh DJ'd. Johnnie Walker and their specialty Johnnie & Soda cocktails, VIP bottle service, and an exclusive 21+ Johnnie & Soda Lounge kept spirits high and may or may not have introduced us to a few drinks of the summer. Thanks to the good people at Batiste Dry Shampoo for throwing in samples of their dry shampoo into the gift bags because hair recovery just wouldn't be the same without it—and we'd like to maintain the braids we got from the braid bar for as long as we can! Relive the night in our video above. Now, we rest.

Shot and edited by Cortney Wilson and Ava Benjamin Shorr.