“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
My mom and dad outside the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Sante Fe, New Mexico, on May 24th, 2008. O’Keefe was always one of my mother’s favorite artists, and to this day whenever I see a suggestive orchid painting I think of my wonderful Mommy.
“A lady can be kissed on the hand, but she must act like it’s ridiculous. Because it is.”
–Very Classy Pg. 203
“A lady never angles to be in a photo.”
–Very Classy Pg. 64
For this week’s edition of the Mr. Blasberg Best Dressed list, Bazaar asked me to look at the Classy ladies who came to my book launch on Wednesday night. Not to brag, but it was a difficult task to widdle down a list in a room full of such sophisticated women. Ha! So, who made the list? Obviously my lovely hostesses Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Lauren Santo Domingo and Samantha Boardman, and also a few lovely ladies like Hilary Rhoda and Byrdie Bell.
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“A lady doesn’t put an outrageous amount of pictures of herself on her social media network. That’s just vain.”
–Very Classy Pg. 191
This past spring, Michael Kors asked me if I would be willing to follow him around while he celebrated his 30th year in business. It was a no brainer: Michael is one of my favorite American designers, and posses a sense of humor that is just as remarkable as his design aesthetic. (If you’re ever bored, ask him to tell you the story about interviewing Elizabeth Taylor. Or, actually, ask him to tell you any story.) The resulting video was a fitting 30th anniversary tribute to all things Kors. I followed him backstage at his fashion show during New York fashion week, where Bette Midler sang him an anniversary ditty; we went for drinks at the Carlyle Hotel, where Rene Russo reminisced on the costumes Michael did for Thomas Crown Affair and Debra Messing was misty eyed when described her generous friend; and finally, we headed to Paris for a fabulous seated dinner at the US Ambassador to France’s Paris residence. As if it couldn’t get any better, Mary J Blige performed.