I have been obsessed with fashion expert Derek Blasberg's style and work for a while now. You might know him from his writing in basically every big fashion mag, or from his books, "Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady" and "Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady". The books are guides for etiquette in the 21st century, a time when social graces like handwritten notes can seem long forgotten.
Which leads me to something I'm loving right now -- his new collaboration with Paperless Post. Paperless Post takes all the tackiness out of online invitations and greeting cards and offers up charming, interactive designs that even the most old-fashioned advocates of paper-and-pen would love. It's safe to say that this is not your mom's Evite.
Past designers like Kate Spade and Jonathan Adler have all put their own amazing spin on the e-stationery, but I feel like Blasberg's new collection takes the cake because it's cheeky and edgy without being over-the-top -- some of the cards express perfectly what everyone is thinks but doesn't say out loud ("Yes, there will be an open bar" reads the front of one invite). It's the perfect blend of festive and funny for holiday parties and greetings in this age. For all of you snail-mail stalwarts who still aren't convinced, have no worries -- you can also order printed versions of the cards, which are inked beautifully on high-quality paper.
Here are a few of my favorites:
To see the full collection, click here. To learn more about Derek and see more of his work, visit his website. He also has a blog, MrBlasberg.com, where he writes about his everyday inspiration, his travels and of course, his fabulous life -- it's one of the few blogs I read every day.