Derek Blasberg, a friend to and writer of socialites and celebrities, came out with, Classy: Exceptional Advice for the extremely Modern Lady, a book that details the right way to climb the social ladder, leaving a good impression, but not that kind that lands you on the latest worst-dressed list, according to the book description. There is a very interesting New York Times article chronicling his rise to fame, detailing all of his critics along the way. That will give you a better taste of the author before you decide to purchase, but if anything, this will be an amusing read. Finally, someone came up with a better way to get ahead.
After seeing a description of this Italian film on Habitually Chic, I am very intrigued and excited to see, Io sono l’amore (I am Love), starring Tilda Swinton, who plays a Russian woman in Italy. The story involves the patriarch of an Italian family, splitting his company between his son and grandson. But the grandson wants to open a restaurant with his friend. The wife of the son, played by Swinton, enters into a passionate love affair with the friend, altering the fate of this family. It has everything I love, Italy, good drama and fashion, and an academy award winning actress. So I can’t wait until it opens in the US on June 18.