Mr Blasberg
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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8:10 am

Hi, Have You Met Mr. Blasberg?

16/11/2011, General
Welcome to the new online home of Mr. Blasberg! As all of my friends will tell you, I’m not the most technologically savvy young person, so please bear with me as I officially join the blogosphere. I guess we can start with the different sections on the site: Derek of the Day; Fast + Louche; From Elsewhere; Observations; and Very Classy. I’ll tell you a little bit about each one in detail here:
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First, we have Derek of the Day. This idea came after I spent a lazy weekend pouring through my personal iPhoto, feeling glutinous and selfish for having so many pictures of my friends, family and pets — but obviously too lazy to email them to said friends, family and pets. So, every day here on Mr. Blasberg, there will be a new picture from the ole archives.
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Next up, we have Fast + Louche. That term was applied to my nocturnal activities and international travels by Interview magazine way back in 2009. I liked it so much, and I liked documenting my adventures so much, I’m keeping that feature alive here on the blog.
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From Elsewhere is pretty self explanatory. This will be pieces that are from, well, elsewhere. I do a weekly Mr. Blasberg’s Best Dressed list for Harper’s Bazaar, so I’m happy to include that here, and then I’ll also include my other stories from my other gig at V magazine and VMan, and whatever other bits and bobs come around.
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I’ve made a header called Observations because at one point in my life, I hope to gain an objective perspective and make witty, important observations about modern culture. (Don’t hold your breath for too many of these.)
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And finally, we have Very Classy. For anyone who follows me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve recently written a book called Very Classy, which is an expanded, revamped and all new version of Classy, which was a book I wrote last year. (And, if you’ll forgive me this immodest moment, I can happily report hit the New York Times bestsellers list.)
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So, that’s it. I guess that’s my new life in headers. Happy reading!
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8:00 am

THAT. VOICE.

16/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Amy Winehouse performing at the grand opening of the Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow on June 12th, 2008. It was a fabulous, powerful performance, and one I look back and feel fortunate to have experienced.

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12:26 am

Quote of the Day

16/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady understands that a party doesn’t need to be decadent to be fun.”
Very Classy Pg. 81

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1:00 pm

ALL WORK NO PLAY

15/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Jake Davies on the Lido in Venice at a Chanel party on May 14th, 2009. This was taken at a Chanel afterparty, when the only people who were left were a few boys and all of the female models in the show. Jake was spoiled by the odds.

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12:24 am

Quote of the Day

15/11/2011, Very Classy

“A lady chooses her words very wisely when she puts anything on the Internet.”
Very Classy Pg. 174

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2:00 pm

Marina and the MOCA

14/11/2011, Fast + Louche

On a windy Saturday night in LA, things got really weird when the MOCA Museum shut down Grand Avenue for their third annual fundraiser. Marina Abromavic was the evening’s artistic curator, and she had a few tricks up her sleeve: She commissioned local performance artists to be human centerpieces with their heads poking out of the dinner tables and staring at us while we ate; she also hired Debbie Harry to perform live; and as her finale, she had lifesize cakes of her and Harry made, which they then hacked into and passed out. It was a surreal event, to say the least. That’s Marina and Debbie checking out their cake’s carnage; and then Gwen Stefani and Dasha Zhukova, my date for the evening; and then Kirsten Dunst sat between Kate and Laura from Rodarte. Click through to see more pictures of the MOCA’s Jeffrey Dietch with Pamela Anderson and David La Chapelle; my favorite teenager Tavi; and two of my favorite LA ladies Lisa Eisner and Jacqui Getty.
CONTINUE READING

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1:00 pm

GRANDMA BETTE

14/11/2011, Derek of the Day

Catherine Keener and Sean Avery at the now closed restaurant Bette on 23rd Street in New York City on March 25th, 2008.

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