Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mrs. Rogers and Derek Blasberg show us how to be a lady and not a tramp.

Case: You enter a party of roughly 15 attendees. The invitation says: "business casual". The host is a vegan. You, however are an avid meat eater. When you enter, who do you say hi to first? What do you wear (is leather out of the question even if it's 'in'?) What about the menu?

This is where Derek Blasberg comes in. As a contributor to international fashion and culture publications including Interview,, and Harper's Bazaar, he's attended quite a few events. He's dined with some of the design industry's greatest innovators, celebrities, and critics. So the boy who grew up loving vintage in Missouri has a lot more credentials than you would otherwise imagine.

For the Canadian launch of his book, Suzanne Rogers (in a gingham Christopher Kane number no less!), held a party for the author at the Spoke Club. It was chic, refined, and opulent. And to make the event that much sweeter Derek was such a down to earth, enthusiastic gentleman. The cherry on the cake? Liz Cabral's gorgeous Lanvin's. They were like a little piece of the red carpet at Cannes here at home.

Classy? No doubt about it.

O and, as we learned from Derek, you always greet the host first.

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