#14 Jessica Paster

Jessica Paster comes in at number 14 on the top 25 celebrity stylist list put out by the Hollywood Reporter earlier this month. Since the artical did no justice to the stylist what so ever, I decided to do some digging around to find out more details on this ultra talented style guru. Jessica has been styling for an astounding 15 years and has had the opportunity to dress some of Hollywood’s most glamorous ladies. The style veteran has worked with such actresses as Emily Blunt, Cate Blanchette, Uma Thurman, Kim Basinger, Mariah Carey, Minnie Driver, Rachel Weisz and Kate Beckinsale, just to name a few. Jessica's longest running client is oscar favorite Cate Blanchette whom Jess has styled for 11 years. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Gotham, Los Angeles Confidential, Genlux and even my personal fave fash read, Nylon.

Had she not been a stylist Jessica said she may have been an actress. When she was younger she studied the craft but then realized her stage-fright was far to great for her to ever pursue the career. With no idea what career path to follow, “I prayed to God to please help me find what to do. One week later, a miracle happened. A friend of a friend asked me if I wanted to assist a stylist. I had no idea what that meant, but I went in anyway. As soon as I walked into that man's door -- and all the chaos, craziness, and beauty all wrapped in one -- I knew this was my calling,” Jessica shared with YoungHollywood.com.

One of my favorite facts about this style maven is that before Spanx existed, Jessica would create shapeware for her clients for all their biggest red carpet moments. "It doesn't matter if you're a size two or a size 12, every woman looks more beautiful in shapewear. When you put it on, all your clothes just hang beautifully. It's like having a hoop [earring] and then having one with diamonds on it. It's that extra umph,” Jessica shared with Stylelist.com. Paster made quite a jump from creating her own shapewear to being the spokesperson for Victoria Secret's at the Oscars, where she promoted their line of shapewear.

Jessica shared a styling tip with YoungHollywood.com, “Black will always be the new black, talk about classic! You can never go wrong with black!” I couldn't agree more Jess. This style goddess is beyond talented, insanely seasoned, and deserves all of our respect. We should all be thanking the fashion Gods (Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, etc.) that Jessica went down the stylist path. I can’t wait to see what looks she puts together in the future. This inspiring expert is definitely one to watch. Below are some of her editorial credits as well as client credits. Which client look is your favorite?

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