By Rose Apodaca
Updated Mar 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Credit: Party co-hosts and Yola Mezcal co-founders (from left) Gina Correll Aglietti, Luisa Yolanda Jimenez, and Lykke Li. Photographed by Justice Apple

Anyone can do it," said Grace Gummer with a shrug. She wasn't referring to acting—but activism: "Cook dinner for friends, talk, urge them to donate or write letters. Any support is valuable. Small steps can be the most effective."

Credit: Dinner was held in the record-filled loft overlooking the main room and stage at No Name. Photographed by Justice Apple.

Gummer was one of three dozen friends from Los Angeles's creative community who gathered two days before the presidential inauguration to share a meal, drink mezcal, and use their collective musical talents to raise money and support for Planned Parenthood.

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Gummer rarely misses parties thrown by lifelong pal Gina Correll Aglietti, a stylist, chef, and co-founder of Yola Mezcal, which co-hosted the event. Last spring, Aglietti and her partners, Swedish singer Lykke Li and Mexican mezcaleria owner Luisa Yolanda Jimenez, launched the additive-free artisanal brand (bottled exclusively by women), driven by a shared aversion to liquor ventures that target their gender and hype the notion of "skinny" cocktails.

Credit: Lola Kirke and Zoë Kravitz. Photographed by Justice Apple.

"Strong woman, strong drink" is the brand's mission statement and rallying cry.

Credit: Gina Correll Aglietti and Grace Mitchell. Photographed by Justice Apple.

To further their fund-raising efforts, the Yola crew broke with their routine of hosting smaller house parties (drawing the likes of Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey) in favor of No Name, a grit-glam neo-speakeasy near Hollywood that could accommodate the 150-plus friends who would pour in later that night to support a bill of singer-songwriters—Naomi Greene, Lola Kirke, Cornelia Livingston, Scout Willis, and more—with every dollar from Yola cocktails sold at the bar going to the cause. Candles and flowers were brought in to add warmth to the antler-infused space.

Credit: Each course of the meal was paired with a Yola cocktail. Photographed by Justice Apple.

Alexandra Parker, who founded the Parker Foundation with her husband, tech titan Sean Parker, is a veteran of Yola's swirl, and served as party co-host along with Kirke.

Credit: Scout Willis and Tallulah Willis. Photographed by Justice Apple.

"They're building a strong network of women taking action," she said, as Grace Mitchell and her band amped up the vibe from folk to rock. "This is not about talking about what we are wearing. This is about creating a female army and leading by example."

Credit: Scout Willis. Photographed by Justice Apple.

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Photographed by Justice Apple.