Classy Act: STL Native Derek Blasberg Debuts his New Book

Famed fashion editor, Tweeter and life-of-the-party, STL native Derek Blasberg has coined a modern ladies’ guide to avoiding tramp territory.

In today’s world, where strips of material constitute skirts and sexting has replaced texting, it’s easy for a young girl to lose sight of what’s right, what’s going too far and what’s considered classy. Luckily, Derek Blasberg has come to the rescue with his new book, CLASSY: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady.

Called "The Preppy Handbook for the ‰Û÷Gossip Girl’ generation," the tongue-in-cheek guide to navigating womanhood includes advice, quotes, quizzes and quips by Blasberg and his A-list entourage.

Currently Editor-at-Large of CondÌ© Nast’s Style.com, Senior Fashion News and Special Projects Editor at V and VMAN magazines and a contributing editor to several of the international editions of Vogue, Blasberg spends his days traveling with, interviewing and befriending celebrities, supermodels and socialites around the world‰ÛÓincluding Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who entrusted Blasberg with editing their fashion and art book Influence. His articles (he is a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar and Interview magazines), his blog (Blasblog on Style.com) and even his Tweets (@derekblasberg) have earned him an impressive fan following, thanks to his ever-entertaining writing style.

Derek Blasberg will be promoting CLASSY with a signing at Left Bank Books (Downtown, 314.436.3049) on April 17 (2pm-4pm), and will appear at the Dada Ball at the Contemporary Art Museum as an honorary Event Chair that evening (contemporarystl.org).

Photo courtesy by Douglas Friedman; Book photo by Victoria Millner

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