On Sept. 22, yeahstub.com was on the scene for the Lenny Kravitz DuJour Magazine October cover party. DuJour founder and owner Jason Binn brought together an eclectic group of influencers per usual. We spotted the CEO of Real Sovage Won-G, CEO of Absolut Elyx Jonas Tahlin, Nikki Haskell, model Vita Sidorkina, designer Ariana Rockefeller, model/actor Eric West, Eunice Omole, Fashion Rocks music producer Grace Handy, photographer Mathieu Bitton, area Park Hyatt Hotels’ Walter Brindell, Craig Fruin of HK Management and President of Kobalt Music Group Diarmuid Quinn.
Other notables we spotted included the SVP of LVMH Gena Smith, Chairman of LVMH Pauline Brown and Ernie Arias. The owner of Cafe Milano Franco Nuschese, promoter Michael Cappon and co-founders of InList Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell all walked the red carpet. DJ Ani Quinn had everyone dancing at the gorgeous Park Hyttat Hotel. Gilt Noir and Absolut Elyx sponsored the fabulous evening.
The event also celebrated the release of Lenny’s the tenth studio album, Strut. The ambiance was set by beautiful marble tiles with lights embedded beneath that flashed to the beat of the music which was very high energy and club like. Guests were mesmerized by the lights dancing beneath the tiles. The venue lacked couches and stools which encouraged the guests to mingle about the room. Champagne and Voss Water were served as well as appetizers that circulated the area during the start of the party.
Kravitz took the time to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. He also got on stage and said a few words to the crowd, which was so excited to see him. Lenny Kravitz recently premiered the official music video for the track “The Chamber,” his debut single off of Strut. Additionally, the album’s twelve tracks, including such titles as “New York City,” “I Never Want to Let You Down” and “She’s a Beast,” hit hard rhythmically and explore desire in all its forms, from the most physical to the most idealized.
We grabbed a quick word with Kravitz on the red carpet.
What was your creative process on the album?
Just letting it happen. Staying out of the way and letting the music being what it wants to be. I had no thought about it, I didn’t plan anything I just waited to hear the music and I captured it.
Do you have a favorite song on the album?
No favorites, I look at the album as one piece.
What’s the best part about being a dad and why?
The best part is watching Zoe grow up and doing her thing. It’s the best.