Mr Blasberg
9:00 am

Quote of the Day

25/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady chooses her words very wisely when she puts anything on the Internet.”

Very Classy Pg. 174

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11:00 am

Surprise!

24/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Margherita Missoni, Lauren Santo Domingo and Mario Testino at the SubMercer in New York City on March 14th, 2008. This was Margherita’s surprise going away party, and it was a surprise to Lauren, Mario and myself that we actually kept it a surprise.

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10:00 am

Momma Blasberg Doesn’t Mess Around

24/11/2011, Fast + Louche

My mother has just finalized our Thanksgiving menu. While it will be a delicious day of family bonding and general thankfulness, it may also be a peak into why some parts of the world are a little, um, rounder than other parts. Here’s what Carol Blasberg is serving later today:

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9:00 am

Quote of the Day

24/11/2011, Very Classy

“Never trust a fake. Be it a handbag, or a friend.”

Very Classy Pg. 20

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10:00 am

Being Sick Sucks Big-time

23/11/2011, Observations

I’ve spent the past four days curled up in my bed, sick as a dog. I felt wrecked on Sunday and so when I called my doctor she asked if I had been sacrificing sleep for work (check), traveling extensively (check), spending a lot of time on airplanes (check, check), and being surrounded by alcohol and cigarette smoke (you know it!). What? I had a good book tour. Well, it all caught up with me when my body came down with a nasty case of strep throat and some infected tonsils. It ain’t cute. Through these delirious moments I’ve spent locked up in my house with my dog and enough chicken noodle soup to drown a sick toddler, I couldn’t help but think what the world would have been like for sick people before Tivo. I’ve coasted by on an enjoyable visual medley of Chelsea Lately’s, The Daily Show’s and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s. (OK, fine, I’m telling the truth: I also took in a few old Glee episodes. I still get misty eyed when the Asian dancer’s father won’t support his dancing dreams.) Remember how awful the world was when sick days meant The Price Is Right and soap operas? And beyond television, what did people do before email and Twitter? At least I got to follow what everyone else was up to while I was on my deathbed, even if it was mostly fighting teenagers for Lady Gaga memorabilia at Barney’s. Thankfully, I could email into the office; in the olden days, people would have to check in with their work associates over those archaic devices called telephones. When you have strep and mangled tonsils, the last thing you want to do is talk. Sort of like swallowing crushed glass. So, I guess the point I’m trying to make here is that I’m happy my body is shutting down when I have a laptop, Twitter and TiVo. (A book can only do so much when you have chills and heat flashes. No really, now I know what menopause must be like.) But at the end of the day, there are a few things that have always made me feel better, like homemade cookies. Here are some my St. Louis sister Karlie Kloss sent me today. Chicken soup may cure a cold, but fresh banana bread is just amazing.

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9:00 am

Quote of the Day

23/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady can be kissed on the hand, but she must act like it’s ridiculous. Because it is.”

Very Classy Pg. 203

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9:00 am

Quote of the Day

22/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady knows that narcissistic home décor – which is an overabundance of pictures of herself – is not an enjoyable theme for visitors.”
Very Classy Pg. 128

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9:26 pm

Quote of the Day

21/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady accepts an apology, even if she doesn’t want to. There’s nothing ladylike about holding a grudge.”
Very Classy Pg. 184

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1:00 pm

COOL COMES IN THREES

21/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Alison Mosshart, Karen Elson and Alexa Chung at a dinner at the Ritz Paris on January 18th, 2011.

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10:00 am

The Coolest Kate Around

21/11/2011, From Elsewhere


Last summer, when she and Terry Richardson made a commercial for Mango, Kate Moss let me interview her for Harper’s Bazaar. It was a big deal because Kate has basically built a career on not saying much and being intensely press shy. (Hey, with a face like that, who needs to open their mouth anyway?) I’ve always said it’s sort of a shame that she doesn’t do more interviews because, as anyone who has ever worked with her or spent time with her will agree, she has a wicked sense of humor. She is quick witted and can be quite devilish. Regardless, here is the outtakes from our chat. Just an FYI: I showed up a little tardy to the Ritz, which is where Queen Kate prefers to stay in the French capital, because I couldn’t find a cab. Ah well.

KATE MOSS: Oh, it’s you. I should have known you’d be the one who’s late.
DEREK BLASBERG: I promise it’s not my fault. Have you ever tried to get a cab in Paris? Well, I guess not.
KM: So, have you got your questions?
DB: Yes, yes, I do. First one: how’s Paris?
KM: It’s great, as usual.
DB: How long have you been here?
KM: Just one day. I arrived yesterday, and we’re going to Corsica tomorrow.
DB: I’ve seen you having quite a lot fun here lately.
KM: That’s because I don’t go out in London. I only go out when I’m here.
DB: And you’re always at the Ritz. I think it’s the nicest hotel in Paris, and I’m not just saying that because I’m sitting next to you, Kate.
KM: Mmhmm…
CONTINUE READING

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