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August 30 2014

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Still Very Vena Cava

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Vena Cava is making headlines today for its new business partnership with Li — Fung. Despite the deal with the group, which also backs brands like Rachel Zoe, Ellen Tracy, and Keds Apparel, designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock remain in full creative control of their eight-year-old label. And their latest collection shows it: They’ve maintained their Vena Cava aesthetic, delicate and modern with a vintage twist. To see the full collection and read Style.com’s review, click here.

Photos: Courtesy of Vena Cava

The Best Behind The Best-Dressed

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“Styling is totally like when you’re dating a guy,” said Jessica Paster at yesterday’s inaugural 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon (co-sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo) at L.A.’s Soho House. “You have to have chemistry.”

Paster, who made number 17 on the list, along with the likes of list toppers Kate Young, Leslie Fremar, and Petra Flannery, has proven that she’s got that special touch with her clients, a group that includes Emily Blunt, Felicity Jones, and Bridesmaids‘ Ellie Kemper. “I usually get intimidated at fittings,” said Kemper, who was wearing a blue and white silk cocktail dress by Peter Pilotto. “But Jessica knows how to make me feel comfortable.” The chemistry is so good between some of the stylists and their clients, they often finish each other’s sentences. When Zoe Saldana forgot the maker of the lace sheath she was sporting, her stylist Flannery—who also counts Claire Danes and Emma Stone as clients—stepped in to save the day. “Alexis Mabille!” she answered.

As for the whereabouts of Hollywood’s most powerful stylist, Rachel Zoe (number one on last year’s list), she wasn’t in attendance at yesterday’s luncheon because the new mom and Bravo star has become too big to rank. Zoe former assistant Brad Goreski (who now styles the likes of Jessica Alba and Demi Moore) made the cut this year at number 20.

Photo: Jeff Vespa / Getty Images

Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists List, Unveiled

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This afternoon, Hollywood’s top stylists are gathering at Soho House in Los Angeles for the inaugural 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon, co-hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo. Last year’s top three stylists on the list were fashion powerhouses Rachel Zoe (who took the first place honors), Kate Young (pictured), and Petra Flannery, and this morning, THR unveiled that Young, whose clients include Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz, has come out on top this year.

Zoe was excused from this year’s list because “her success has been so beyond what anyone thought a stylist could achieve,” according to THR. That’s for sure—her earnings are rumored to be at a $10,000-a-day fee. Leslie Fremar, stylist to the likes of Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon, came in a close second, and Flannery, who dresses Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, and Mila Kunis (among others), nabbed the number three spot. Click here for the full list and check back tomorrow for Style.com’s full report on the luncheon.

Photo: Dean Neville / BFAnyc.com

Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Starring Rachel Zoe

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“When I was like 13, I got one of those Elsa Peretti heart necklaces from my parents for my bat mitzvah,” Rachel Zoe told Style.com this morning at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue. “It was one of the first serious pieces of jewelry that I ever had.”

And her affinity for the storied jewelry label hasn’t lessened since her teenage years: “I want one of everything; I was like trying to break into the cases this morning,” she joked. Zoe was on hand, along with Tiffany’s vice president Richard Moore, to unveil her window installations—which pay tribute to five decades of Hollywood glamour. The five windows (also on display at the brand’s flagship stores in Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and London) celebrate the glitz of Hollywood from the thirties through the seventies, with diamonds and pearls to match. The highlight: the 1960′s window, which showcases Jean Schlumberger’s iconic Fleur de Mer brooch for Elizabeth Taylor (pictured, below). The diamond and sapphire clip, bought by her husband, Richard Burton, was acquired by Christie’s (in celebration of its 175th anniversary) in the recent Christie’s auction of the famed actress’ jewelry and clothing collection.

On the subject of movie star style from bygone eras, Zoe (who was wearing a vintage black Alaïa dress) said before heading to the breakfast portion of the event, “Old Hollywood jewelry was very matched and all about sets. Now, it’s all about mixing and matching your jewels.” As for starlet style today, and by that we mean the upcoming Oscars, her lips were sealed: “It’s really all over the board; you never know what to expect because there’s always ball gowns, fishtails, column dresses, etc. We will have to wait and see.” She did reveal, however, that the red carpet will likely be missing one of its top stars this time around—Zoe’s client and last year’s Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway.

Photos: Gary Gershoff /WireImage (Zoe); Courtesy of Tiffany & Co. (window)

Cameron Silver’s Journey Through The World Of Chanel

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My typical response when receiving an invitation to an out-of-town party is “send a plane.” Amazingly enough, that’s exactly what Chanel did for the opening night of Numéros Privés: A Journey Through the World of Chanel at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday. The label chartered five planes from New York, six from Los Angeles (I was on a G4), and one from San Francisco, with a fleet of Escalades waiting to pick up the almost 200 VIPs—including Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Dree Hemingway, and Anouck Lepère—they invited for the grand affair this weekend.

“Nothing is more glamorous than being inside a Chanel pocketbook,” Rachel Zoe told me while we hung out in the Wynn’s leather-lined room—just one part of the ultimate luxe fun house, a temporary installation celebrating the iconic codes of Chanel. China Chow begged to differ. When I asked her what her favorite was, she asked, “Is that a rhetorical question? The couture room, of course,” she said. It was difficult to pick a personal favorite. Between the rooms with pearl curtains containing bejeweled bags and bijoux, the black lacquer room devoted to the J12, and the children’s room filled with Karl Lagerfeld-designed dolls and Le Petit Coco wallpaper, they were all pretty magnificent.

Alexa Chung deejayed during a Chinese New Year dinner of dim sum (where mostly just Champagne was consumed), and afterward came a killer rockabilly performance by Ireland’s Imelda May, who got Shiva Rose and Tierney Gearon swinging on the dance floor. Dancing wasn’t the main attraction, however. Everyone was focused on the Coco vending machine. Liz Goldwyn tried to get the claw to catch a leather cuff, but like most of us what she ended up with was a lipstick. That’s not nothing, and in that sense everyone seemed to get lucky in Vegas last night. I would feel more lucky, though, if Chanel would send me on a private plane to Paris. Couture starts Monday. CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of the full event. Follow Cameron on Twitter @camerondecades.

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com