Derek Blasberg's social calendar reads like WWD's "Eye" column or a Bravo reality series and an episode of "Gossip Girl" rolled into one. Before you ask, "Derek who?," we'll tell you: Blasberg is a New York-based fashion scribe for Style.com and V Magazine, who made a boldface name of himself after escorting A-list celebrities such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Emma Watson and Chloe Sevigny on the global society whirl.
Blasberg decided to parlay his time spent on the arms of social butterflies into an etiquette book, "Classy," positioning himself as a latter-day Emily Post, who advises what one should or not tweet or upload to Facebook.
Tonight, Blasberg is in L.A. for a "Classy" book party hosted by Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie and Margherita Missoni. He took time out of his coast-to-coast book tour to speak with All the Rage.
All the Rage: Who's a contemporary classy lady?
Emma Watson -- the girl from Harry Potter films. She just turned 20. She's part of the biggest movie franchise of the last decade but still seems to have to her head on her shoulders. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are two self-made, hardworking, diligent young girls. Kate Bosworth. Nicole Richie was sort of trampy in her childhood but is now a full-on lady.
I know we’ve been bombarded with images of less than classy ladies -- a lot of reality skanks.