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Derek Blasberg Keeps It VERY CLASSY At The Bel Air Hotel

Moda Operandi Hosts Party to Celebrate Derek Blasberg's Very Classy Launch

Our friend, writer, author, man about town, and boyfriend to our other friend Lyle Maltz, Derek Blasberg wrote the indispensible bestselling style and etiquette guide, CLASSY which made the 2010 New York Times bestseller list. Now he has done it again, this time suggesting we keep it VERY CLASSY a part two guide to every ladies style and etiquette needs, tailor-made to address the challenges facing today’s young women. Derek is both intelligent and hilarious, we have yet to read the book but of course its next up for us and we were excited when he once again did a little fete here in our hometown of Los Angeles and of course the revamped Hotel Bel Air.

Moda Operandi, Selma Blair, Gelila Puck and Lauren Santo Domingo Co-hosted the launch with guests like;  Amber Valetta, Bryan Ferry, Lisa Eisner, Rosetta Getty, Balthazar Getty, Gela Nash Taylor, Atlanta Taylor, Katherine Ross, Tara Subkoff,  Darren Star, Virgina Madsen, Crystal Lourd, Jacqui Getty, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Samantha Traina, Louise Roe, Shiva Rose, Colleen Bell and Wolfgang Puck in the Garden Room Patio.

Selma Blair, Derek Blasberg and Lauren Santo Domingo

Blasberg has become a voice of reason for the Young Hollywood & Young New York ladies, in a reality star obsessed, get-famous-or-die-trying world he figured maybe some of us need it in writing, again. The Preppy Handbook for the Gossip Girl generation, VERY CLASSY gives  blunt direction on being a lady and not a tramp!  It includes tips, quizzes, a Q+A,  how-to’s—ranging from how to dress like a lady at the gym to politely ending a conversation—its meant to be a great guide for the up and coming.

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Posted on: October 18, 2011