Derek Blasberg on How to Be Classy. A New York social butterfly believes that in today’s age of tasteless pseudo-celebrity, it’s time for a. Derek Blasberg is a writer, editor and New York Times best-selling author. humorous essays about modern etiquette called “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the. Derek Blasberg is Classy. We live in an era in which Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery escapades make the evening news, Gossip Girl characters.

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Frankly, the author is so enamored with himself and his A through D list friends that he doesn’t have cohesive message beyond, “be my idea of a lady, dammit! Gyms are for exercise, not cleavage. Paperbackpages.

Humorous with some good advice and helpful tips sprinkled in! This week i read both my books again. I doubt his audience does.

Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

Atleast 30 minutes a night for like the past few days. This man-splain-ual made me cringe at least once every page. I have mixed feelings for this book. Sep 13, Priscillia Sidharta rated it liked it. After giving the “Pretty Horses” a rightful chance i had to put it on hold and go ahead and start a new book. And there’s nothing fashionable about that.

Is it worth reading?

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Mar 02, Rebekah rated it liked it Shelves: May 22, Babs Wheelden added it. I’ll probably check it out again to go through Funny and light. She also has a slight obsession with movies. Where do I begin with this book… First I want to say that I wanted to read this book for a while now.


According to him, this book is based on what he has observed and experienced whilst working in the fashion industry and him meeting a ton-load of women. Practical advice for coming into adulthood and updated advice on being a courteous guest, employee and friend. Please don’t read this book.

It’s just a feeling that i’m left with sometimes. Paperbackpages. His target audience may or may not be twenty-somethings, but ladies -to-be from high school and even into their thirties could probably find something beneficial here.

All this advice is geared towards not having a job and having an obscene amount of money. It’s basically Classy with a few extra chapters.

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However I found it really funny and it had little tips here and there that I used in the future. Even one star seems generous. Jul 16, Kaleigh rated it did not like it.

Can’t wait to learn more from this modern classy man, Derek.

For example, he incorporates little jokes and pictures to make the book seem like a magazine almost. His first job was as an assistant at Vogue. You are what you read. I mean, yeah, I’m happy for his success and I’m sure he worked really hard to get this far but plastering every second page with pictures of himself and ashley olsen, jessica stam etc etc and mentioning models or actresses every time he inserted an anecdote started to get old very quickly.


You gotta look real good. Most of what the author does write I already knew about.

Keep reading and the message is embedded in there. Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: We do things sometimes without even thinking what other people assume by our actions, dress, words, etc.

Taking the book from this perspective, my complaint then is: Anonymous May 10, at 5: No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Very Classy

See all books by Derek Blasberg. What were the publishers at the Penguin Group thinking when they were editing blasbwrg In Fashion – “Cultivating some mystery is still one of the greatest weapons of mass seduction.

It was more directed to tramps than at the classy lady and as I’m not a tramp I have no use of it. Again, I must say this book is awesome. Derek picks literally the bllasberg complicated outfit as the “classy” ideal.