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Mr Derek Blasberg

Fast Facts

Biography

Mr Derek Blasberg is a fashion writer, editor and New York Times bestselling author. Born in St Louis, Missouri, he is currently the editor at large of Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine and VMAN. In April 2010, Mr Blasberg’s published his first book, Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady, a collection of humorous essays and illustrations about 21st-century etiquette, and in October 2011 he released the follow-up, Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady. Mr Blasberg recently launched his blog, mrblasberg.com, which documents his social observations, fashion reporting, best-dressed lists and international travels. He also has a newly launched stationery line, Derek Blasberg for Opening Ceremony. www.mrblasberg.com facebook.com/derekblasberg twitter.com/DerekBlasberg

Recent Work

Mr Blasberg's Recommendations

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FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Tiny's is this adorable restaurant near my house in TriBeCa, and they make the best kale salad in the whole city.”

BEST BAR

“I love Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle. It's stuffy in the most glamorous way. And you never know who will turn up there. Remind me to tell you the time Mariah Carey showed up and we convinced her to sing for us.”

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VACATION CHOICE

“Whenever I get some time off I find myself heading home to Missouri, where I grew up. I'm still a Midwestern boy at heart, and unwinding with my family is a beloved pastime. Hiking in the winter and water-skiing in the summer, and some fabulous untouched vintage shopping.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Sunset Tower Hotel in LA because it's a mix of old Hollywood glamour and modern sophistication, and they do a mean Cobb salad.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“I have acquired more bags than there are days of the week, and I keep them in pretty steady rotation. I have an Alexander Wang book bag for when I'm on my bike, an old Hermès cloth tote for when I'm on the go and on foot, and I have a monogrammed Louis Vuitton Speedy for when I'm lugging around a bunch of stuff.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“Ralph Lauren, because I believe in the American Dream he is so good at selling.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“A light blue Band of Outsiders button-down Oxford shirt, because I can wear it with a suit or with shorts.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Tough question. Is it weird if I say Karlie Kloss, even though she's like a little sister to me? She's beautiful on the outside and the inside.”

STYLE ICON

“For boys it's Chuck Close, because he has fun with what he wears despite being bound to a fancy wheelchair; and Tom Wolfe, because a man who can pull off a white suit will always be chic in my book. For girls, my friend Lauren Santo Domingo is the most chic girl I know.”

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STYLE TIP

“When in doubt, wear something with a collar.”

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TAILOR

“Mrs. Cecco, a little old Italian lady who lives near my Mum in Missouri, has been altering my clothes for two decades. She's quick, she's good and she's cheap. She's also the sweetest little thing.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

“My favorite dress shirts right now are from Gucci . Fabulously tailored.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

“Burberry suits are a good mix of tradition and modernity.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“I like a slight tailor and fit, with a spiffy dropped crotch to avoid obscene bunching. I find that Acne Studios does the best khakis in the world at the moment.”

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JEANS BRAND

“I get all my jeans made at this shop called 3x1 on Mercer street in New York. They're constructed entirely on-site and are fit straight to the leg. Jeans are an investment, so why skimp on something you wear so often?”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Cropped, fit and with a little pizzazz: So I get a lot of my jackets from Dolce & Gabbana .”

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SHOE MAKER

“I've been stocking up on colorful Cole Haan brogues and dark Nike 's at an alarming rate recently.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“I once borrowed a girlfriend's Chanel Sublimage cream, and wow does it feel fantastic on the skin. I feel like I'm glowing. But when I'm traveling I use a Kiehl's face cream and whatever the hotel puts in the bathroom.”

DREAM CAR

“Ever since I was a little boy, I wanted a Jeep with a zip off roof. But now that I'm a little older and more practical I want the four door version.”

WATCH BRAND

“David Yurman. His son, Evan, was my first friend when I moved to New York and was a freshman at university. He designs all their men's watches and jewelry, and I love his stuff.”

BEST BOOK

“Anything by Oscar Wilde, and particularly his play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Such wit and such candor, I've read it a thousand times and it still makes me smile.”

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FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Andrew Lloyd Weber's soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar and Harry Chapin's greatest hits. My dad used to blast these in the family van when I was a kid and it reminds me of adventure and being mischievous, both of which I don't get to be very often anymore.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Blasberg