I’ve always said there are two types of people in the world: Those who take pictures, and those who don’t. Lucky for me (and for this here blog), I’m the former. Have a gander at some of my personal snaps from New York fashion week!
No big deal. Me and Mariah Carey on the first night of fashion week. We stumbled into Mimi outside the Carlyle Hotel after the Proenza Schouler dinner and she gave us a private concert with the jazz band in the bar. No big deal. (For more on this epic evening, read THIS.)
I’m very proud of my St. Louis sister, Karlie Kloss, who launched her Karlie’s Kookies during fashion week. Here she is, hard at work, with fellow models Toni Garnn and Cara Delevingne
Kate Bosworth and Olivier Theyskens backstage before the Theyskens Theory show. Kate and I were hard at work this season, doing a live feed commentary of Oli’s show. (If you missed it, you can still see it here: http://theyskenstheory.com/THE-SHOW/)
Naomi Campbell, who’s walk is still as hypnotizing as ever, with Zac Posen and Coco Rocha at the designer’s finale
The hardest working man in fashion, The New York Times’ Bill Cunningham, at Carine Roitfeld’s ball at The Frick
Fun fact: Aziz Ansari and I are college friends. We both went to NYU and did a year abroad together in London. Here’s the funniest friend I ever had with the Knicks’ Tyson Chandler at the Band of Outsiders show
My childhood crush Brooke Shields and Estelle at Barney’s
Jack and Lazaro post-Mariah at the Carlyle Hotel
Katie and Tabitha
Andy, Nicole and me at the Style Awards at Lincoln Center
Joan Smalls and her handsome hubby Bernard Smith
The one and only Hamish Bowles with Dr. Lisa Airan
Lauren Santo Domingo (8 months pregnant and still in a sample) at her one and only NYFW appearance: The Proenza Schouler dinner
Lisa and Olympia on the streets of the Upper East Side
Anna Dello Russo giving fashion showers to Garance Dore at the Plaza Hotel in celebration of her own line with H&M
Anna Wintour isn’t the only fashion fan in the fashion industry, and it’s an annual annoyance that the US Open is always on at the same time as fashion week. Though, I did manage to sneak out to see the mens doubles finals
Giovanni Bianco and Shala Monroque at Le Baron for their appearance on Garage magazine’s pop up radio show. (Tune in during Paris fashion week, when we’ll be broadcasting from Colette!)
Sara and Yasi, the hosts of the Garage radio show
Me and Jess at dinner at Tiny’s in Tribeca. She’s one of those women who are so pretty, so sweet and such a good mother. So annoying.
Riccardo Tisci, who came in to New York especially for Carine’s ball, with Karen Elson
Me and my favorite fashionable entitled teenagers, Harry and Peter
A thorn between two roses: Joan, me and Karlie at the Obama fundraiser I helped organize at a gay disco. (Because that’s normal.)
Group love at Carine’s ball: Karen kissing Alexander Wang kissing Carine kissing Stephen kissing Isabeli
Karen, Cory and Nate at Eastern Bloc
She’s all real, fellas: Ladyfag (her chosen name) at the party she hosted after Carine’s ball
Gia, who I married for Harper’s Bazaar over a wild weekend in Las Vegas (read about HERE), with her mother, Jacqui Getty and Gina Gershon
The Opening Ceremony party at Webster Hall was pretty major. Not only because I got to see Lil Kim (love the new face), but also because I got to hang out with a bunch of hot blondes, like Nicky, Andrej and Paris
Chloe and Natasha at Webster Hall
Kelly Osborne, who took to heckling me out of cabs all during fashion week
Lil Kim keeping it real
My homegirl (boy?) P’Trique, fashion’s newest mascot. (Did you ever see the Shit Fashion Girls say video I did with him? It’s HERE if not.)
Putting the MOD in MODERN: The Marc Jacobs finale
I’m so proud of these little ladies: Jen and Oly at the dinner for their new Cole Haan shoe collaboration
Kiki backstage at Rodarte
Backstage at the Oscar de la Renta show, which was one of my favorites. I love his uptown sophistication, with a little bit of flair. And by flairs I mean sequins, feathers, dangling balls and even rubber this season
Me and Rachel at Grand Central Station. Bananas.
I’m really trying to make Kimeyrek happen, and I got a major boost when I was sat with Kim and Kanye (and that’s the lovely Rachel Roy too!) at the Louise Goldin show
Jess, Kelly, Jack, me and Jacqui at the Proenza Schouler after party at Irving Plaza
Hubba, hubba! Noah Mills at the Tommy Hilfiger mens show
I felt particularly jock-ish at the Calvin Klein dinner since swimmer Conor Dwyer, baskbetballer Amare Stoudemire and hockey player Hendrik Lundquiest were all there. (I was on the high school soccer team, for the record)
I love seeing Dree out because we don’t do fashion air kisses. Nope. Right on the lips!
I mean, talk about nostalgia. Not only was I back at the Beatrice Inn for fashion week (but now it’s a posh restaurant instead of, you know, a den of bad decisions), but I was back with these guys: Aaron, Andre and Olivier
The Carine Dream! Me and the legendary Carine Roitfeld
Another month, another Mr. Blasberg’s Best Dressed in Harper’s Bazaar. For the September issue, I discussed three of my favorite things: the return of a rococo movement in fashion, the rising dominance of the house of Valentino and the first ever mens fashion week (well, weekend) in London. My earliest fashion memories are based around the ornate and gilded looks from the originally Gianni Versace; lest we forget, when he was murdered I made a memorial collage and hung it in my childhood bedrom. (Want to see it? I blogged about it HERE.) And of all the weddings to I went this summer, two of my favorite dresses were Valentino’s, including Leith Clark’s, which you can see HERE. And finally, after spending so much discussing a woman’s wardrobe, I was happy to spend some time looking at things for me. Not to mention some quality time with Prince Charles, Tom Ford and the forever handsome David Gandy. You can see more from that weekend HERE.
Pick up the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar today to read this story, as well as my cover story on Gwen Stefani and an intimate portrait of the new queen of the art scene, Dasha Zhukova!
PS. I’m working on next month’s column now, so leave any favorite fashionable moments in the comments! And to read my weekly Mr. Blasberg’s Best Dressed list, go to www.harpersbazaar.com/bestdressed