Sunday, February 28, 2010
It Boy of the Month: Derek Blasberg
We know that this is a bit of a diversion from the usual monthly post, however, we decided to switch it up a bit this month. With fashion month in full force we couldn't ignore one of the fixtures at all of the shows. And hey, we can't discriminate just because Blasberg is a boy...
Who he is: Derek Blasberg was born in St. Louis Missouri in 1982. After high school he moved to New York City to study Dramatic Literature and Journalism at New York University, where he graduated with honors in 2004.
What he does: His first job was working as an assistant at American Vogue. He is now the Senior Fashion News and Special Projects Editor at V and VMAN Magazines and is a frequent contributing editor to style.com. He has written pieces for several of the international editions of Vogue magazine and he also routinely writes for additional publications, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, 10magazine and the London Sunday Times. Of greatest note to us, he edited Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's book “Influence,” in 2008 (one of our favorite fashion books). His first book will be published in April of 2010; “Classy”is a collection of humorous essays and illustrations aimed at young women. This book's purpose is to teach young women how to be classy ladies. We can't wait to get our hands on this one...
Why we love him: There are so many reasons they may be too much to list here. His sassy writing, his impeccable use of words, his magnificent eye for style, and just his all around personality have completely won us over. This guy is in the middle of every social circle that everyone wants to be in. He's best friends with models, hangs out with designers, and parties with some of fashion's leading ladies. Let's just say he sat front row at the following AW 10 shows (to name a few): Alexander Wang, Proenza, DVF, Rodarte, Max Azria,
On his style: With Blasberg there is never a dull moment. His tie choices are always entertaining, and his love for prints makes every outfit of his stand out. He has a preppy style that includes many three piece suits, boat shoes, fantastic blazers and of course, interesting ties. The outfits that he puts together are definitely front row worthy.
Follow Blasberg on twitter here.
Photos from style.com