Meet the Stylist: Cameron Silver

Cameron-silver Cameron Silver is king of fashion! After opening his Los Angeles store, Decades, he has greatly influenced the style of LA by encouraging his clientele to 'dress up!'. Cameron is extremely influencial on today's runway trends via the top designers in New York and Paris all the way to the red carpet, has worked as creative consultant to Azzaro and Christina Ricci, and he served as fashion ambassador for Pringle and Boucheron!

In 2002, Cameron was named one of Time Magazine's "25 Most Influential Names and Faces in Fashion" and is a go-to expert on major fashion outlets such as E! Entertainment, the Style Network, "Fashion File", Harpers Bazaar (UK), and! On top of it all, he styles celebrities for major red carpet events like the Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Academy Awards, pulling looks from Decades' luxurious closets. Cameron's philosophy is, "I think of fashion, of dressing, as art. I'm not about disposable shopping. Even my day wear is glamour".

Simply Stylist was privelaged to chat with Cameron and get to know him a bit more! See what he said below!

Tell us the story behind your favorite wardrobe item

My most recent gem is my 'Versace Atelier Swarovski-crystal camo double-breasted jacket'. I wore to the Los Angeles premiere of my new show, Dukes of Melrose. The avid Versace client, David Copley, recently passed and never had the chance to wear it. I hope that his love of fashion continues through these pieces.

What's your most memorable 'panic moment'?

I was attending a Clicquot Polo Match that featured Nacho Figuras. I was wearing riding pants, and the back of them ripped down the seam! Luckily, I was there with a friend, who is a stylist, and was able to sew me into them!

How did you recover from it gracefully?

Needle and thread!!

What is your favorite era for fashion?

I like all of them! You know, I opened the store, Decades; however, I'm primarily drawn to the 1970s. It was a great moment for American fashion. It's the beginning of our international debut; when we became respected in fashion. It has a clean, sexy feel, and it is such a rich decade to pull from!

What was your big break?

In 1997, Decades opened. I have a friend from my early teens who, then, used to work for a magazine based in LA called Buzz, and she wrote about the store. We were so fresh and so new... And that's how the buzz started! One thing I've learned is that you never know who you will re-connect with!

Who are your favorite designers?

Right now, I love Haider Ackermann and Yohji Yamamoto - he has such an Asian-esque inspiration to his designs. Also, I've been wearing Joe Fresh like crazy recently! Historically, I love everything from Vionnet in the 1930s to Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. I'm definitely not a design snob; when I'm styling my clients, I pull from all sorts of designers - I like to surprise myself!

You can connect with Cameron on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to check out his book, "Decades: A Century of Fashion", and his new reality show on Bravo, Dukes of Melrose!