Mr Blasberg
2:56 pm

Congratulations, Chrissie

20/11/2011, Fast + Louche


Chrissie Miller is probably my friend with the most street cred in all of New York City. (Just don’t let Jen Brill hear me say that.) She smokes Winston’s, she talks like a straight up dude, she doesn’t take crap from anyone and last year for Halloween she dressed up as Robin Byrd. If you’re not familiar with the work of Ms. Byrd, free to Google it now to discover the cultural significance, but be warned that it ain’t pretty. The real trick in this town, however, is being able to convince people you’re too cool for school and at the same time take care of business. That’s why I’m so proud of Chrissie: This weekend she opened 143, her first store on the Lower East Side (143 Ludlow, between Stanton & Rivington). It stocks her clothing company, Sophomore, and a bunch of other novelty stuff that only a hoarder like this one could be into. But more importantly, it has comfy cushions and lots of books and a chilled out vibe, sort of like this apartment she used to have on Second Avenue that was basically the unofficial pre-game and after-hours venue for me and a freak crew from 2004 to 2009. We called it the ‘den of bad decision making.’ That’s Chrissie herself in the top photo, followed by Charlotte Ronson and Jen Brill, and then me getting really involved with the table decor with my friend Jessica Stam. Follow the jump to see a picture of Douglas Friedman getting man-handled (by me, obviously), and a shot of Chrissie with her mother Susan Miller, who many of you may know as the woman behind the cult psychic website, AstrologyZone.com.

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1:00 pm

I LOVE CASH

20/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Cash Blasberg, my brother’s dog, dressed up on Christmas morning on December 25th, 2009.

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1:00 pm

Quote of the Day

20/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady acknowledges that at certain times everyone – even Mariah Carey and me – should be able to put their phones down.”
Very Classy Pg. 58

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4:00 pm

GEMMA!

19/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Gemma Ward at the Bowery Hotel for her birthday party on November 4th, 2007.

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1:00 pm

Quote of the Day

19/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady is aware of what she’s putting in her body – but she’s not obsessed by it.”
Very Classy Pg. 227

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1:00 pm

JAX ON WHEELS

18/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Jacquetta Wheeler on a safari in central India on October 9th, 2006.

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12:00 pm

Mr. Blasberg’s Best Dressed!

18/11/2011, From Elsewhere

This was an easy week to put together my weekly best dressed list. Between the MOCA gala on Saturday, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards on Monday and the MOMA event on Tuesday, the ladies were pulling some major looks. So, who made the cut? I loved Gwen Stefani’s Carven dress and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Stella McCartney mini. To see those girls, as well as Emma Stone, Dasha Zhukova, Amanda Seyfried, Tilda Swinton and more. Click here for the full list:

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-articles/best-dressed-celebrities-111811

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12:27 am

Quote of the Day

18/11/2011, 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

I LOVE ALL DELLALS

17/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Me and Alice Dellal at the nightclub Le Baron in Paris on October 5th, 2007.

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12:27 am

Quote of the Day

17/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady knows her way out of an awkward situation, and sometimes that means to just stop talking.”
Very Classy Pg. 72

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