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A Fang-tastic Cocktail for your True Blood Premiere Party

This Sunday we’re raising a glass and toasting to the final season of True Blood. 

That’s right: it’s time for one last trip to Bon Temps—a town infested with supernatural stuff including shape-shifters, maenads, gentlemanly vampires, werewolves and a half-fairy mind-reading waitress with a penchant for getting into trouble (a.k.a. Sookie Stackhouse).

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Fangs out, True Blood fans: @InStyle found your signature drink for the season premiere!

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In honor of the final season of our favorite guilty pleasure, we found a blood red cocktail that’s hotter than a Friday night at Merlotte’s.

Mix up a batch in anticipation of the season premiere and sip while you savor every last frame of a shirtless Eric Northman.

Sasha Gitin

Kiss of Death

Ingredients:

1 part Hornitos Plata Tequila

1 part Concord grape juice

½ part lemon juice

Directions:

Add ingredients to glass over ice and stir.

Want more delicious sips for your next party? Check out our summer cocktails gallery.

Mais Oui! French Designer Sandro Throws a Star-Studded Dinner Party

French fashion designer Sandro threw a private dinner for friends and clients last night at the famed Chateau Marmont Bungalow in Los Angeles. Celebs including Emmy Rossum, Annabelle Wallis, Emma Roberts, and Jamie King (pictured above), came out Thursday night to celebrate the gorgeous, Parisian-chic line.

Actress Emmy Rossum, an affirmed fan of the designer, wore Sandro head to toe. Well, almost head to toe. “Clavicle to ankle!” She declared, wearing Stuart Weitzman shoes. Rossum cited the brand’s sense of relaxed chic as her reason for devotion. “(Sandro is) easy to wear for every day. It’s for the girl who’s confident but relaxed. I like it a lot.”

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“It’s that French cool. You could go into the store & get a little piece of that.” -@HilaryHRhoda on why she loves @SandroParis

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As the sun set, dinner was served as glowing candles and heat lamps illuminated the grove of palm trees surrounding the poolside party. Guests were treated to a three-course meal including kale and feta salads, crispy bass, and thyme roasted chicken with caramelized cauliflower.

Catching Fire actress Jena Malone surprised guests with an unexpected performance. After her set, the actress/musician beamed, “This was the best audience I have ever performed in front of. . . they were great!”

Jamie King was taken aback by Malone’s surprise performance. “It was so beautiful,” the model/actress said. “It was like Mazzy Star-ish…really really beautiful.”

See all the the pictures from Sandro’s star-studded dinner party now.

Your VIP Pass Inside the 15th Annual InStyle Oscar Viewing Party

Ben Affleck, Nikki Reed, Naya Rivera, and a few Olympians were just some of the notables that came out for InStyle’s annual star-studded Oscar Viewing Party. Many were rooting for Lupita Nyong’o who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, and cheers loudly erupted when she won. Gabrielle Union—who shares the same hair stylist with Nyong’o—could not have been happier. “She’s so wonderful and I’m thrilled for her,” Union told InStyle. As for Scandal co-stars Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, and Dan Bucatinsky mingled with other partygoers, but stuck close together most of the night tweeting photos of each other trying to outdo one another. “We make it a competitive thing,” Lowes joked.

Celebrities enjoyed a fun-filled night at the swanky RivaBella in West Hollywood that was beautifully decorated by event designer Thomas Ford,with gold and yellow orchids and tulips for a spring look, paired with sleek black leather couches for a cozy feel. The 225 guests feasted on goat cheese baklava, spicy tuna tacos, braised short ribs, pizza bites (vegan) and macaroni & cheese while cheering on the 86th Academy Awards winners. To see who else celebrated with InStyle, look though our gallery!

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—Heather Newgen

See the Stars Who Hit the Party Circuit This Weekend to Celebrate the Grammys

It wouldn’t be music’s biggest night without the parties! From the days leading up to the 56th annual Grammy Awards to just hours afterwards, music’s biggest players came out in style this weekend—including new BFFs Taylor Swift and Grammy-winner Lorde, and Katy Perry with John Mayer— to celebrate the nominees and winners of this year’s award show. First, Roc Nation kicked off the awards celebration with their pre-Grammy Brunch presented by MAC Viva Glam, where InStyle.com caught up with Rihanna, who received a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Mikky Ekko for their hit song, “Stay.” “That’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever sang and performed,” Rihanna tells reporters. “I’m really excited about that.”

Fast-forward to post-Grammys, where the stars came together for numerous fetes including Billboard’s 2nd annual after-party, where Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter couldn’t help gushing over Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love” opening number. “I loved her performance! She is perfect and her vocals are always on point,” Winter tells InStyle.com. We second that! To see more celebrities who stepped out over the weekend for all the biggest Grammys parties, look through our gallery.

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—Josephine Cusumano, with reporting by Brianna Deutsch, Matt Donnelly, Scott Huver, Heather Newgen, and Carita Rizzo