NYLON Party Report Card: NYLON Nights Takes Miami
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NYLON Party Report Card: NYLON Nights Takes Miami

NYLON wrapped up Art Basel 2023 with an unforgettable private mansion party.

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Welcome to NYLON’s Party Report Card, where we give you the Who, What, Where, Why, and When on this week’s hottest parties — plus all the gossip you missed. It’s the inside scoop you need to feel like you were on the invite list. Sorry in advance for the FOMO.


WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9

WHO: Yvonne Orji, Simon Rex, Meredith Duxbury, Patrick Ta, Chris Appleton, Blu DeTiger, and more

WHERE: Star Island, Miami Beach

WHY: To close out Art Basel 2023

THE VIBE: Just when you thought Art Basel was a wrap, NYLON pulled out all the stops for another legendary edition of NYLON Nights. On Saturday, Dec. 9 partygoers pulled up — many coming via Blacklane’s on-demand service — to a fantastic, waterfront estate on the hyper-exclusive Miami Beach neighborhood Star Island, where they were met with glam red lighting and bumping house music — and a fully-stocked, oversized neon refrigerator full of BODYARMOR FLASH I.V. drinks. In true NYLON fashion, drinks were strong and plentiful, courtesy of Patrón, who served up cocktails in crowd-favorite, miniature Patrón bottle replicas.

A-list guests like Red Rocket and The Sweet East actor Simon Rex and Insecure’s Yvonne Orji mingled on sleek black couches, but the true star of the night was a massive tuna carried out in true bottle-girl-style by Sushi by Bou for an unforgettable live carving. The on-site sushi chef entranced and energized the crowd with quick, precise cuts before serving up tuna that bordered on life-changing — fresh, fatty, and beyond flavorful. The one night only pop-up also featured plenty of sake — you could hear the group cheers echoing throughout the property each time a group shot was poured.

House music played all night long.World Red Eye
Sake shots all around thanks to Heavensake.World Red Eye
Make way for tuna!World Red Eye
NYLON editor-in-chief Lauren McCarthy in Versace.World Red Eye
Patrón miniature bottle replicas became a hot commodity.World Red Eye
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Over by the mansion’s private dock, partiers regaled each other with tales of Basel recaps and tuna devotion while staring out at the calm Biscayne Bay — when they weren’t taking turns using a yacht as a classic Miami photo backdrop, of course. And as night continued and the sun got closer to rearing its face, guests were well-prepared for any and all potential hangovers thanks to ready-to-go Thirst Aid Kits, inspired by various flavors of BODYARMOR FLASH I.V. Hydration Boosters.

BEST DRESSED: Patrick Ta, in a silky, Miami-ready white smoking jacket and trousers, topped with a cobalt trucker hat and a single, glamorous chain

Patrick Ta in his Miami Beach best.World Red Eye

OVERHEARD: “Damn, I’ve got to start fishing...”

Who wants tuna?World Red Eye
NYLON Nights and peace on Earth.World Red Eye
Sashimi incoming.World Red Eye
What a view.World Red Eye
Yvonne Orji looked sleek in bubblegum pink.World Red Eye
Makeup masters Patrick Ta and Meredith Duxbury.World Red Eye
NYLON Nights call for fresh fits.World Red Eye
Chanel Iman was dreamy in denim.World Red Eye
Pour it up.World Red Eye
Staying hydrated thanks to BODYARMOR.World Red Eye
More fresh fits.World Red Eye
Another NYLON Nights for the books.World Red Eye
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