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September 09, 2007

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Style Scout What to wear when it's too hot to dress up? Guests at last week's Chateau Marmont party for Dana Thomas' new book, "Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster," brought out the jewelry. Real or fake, luxe or not -- statement-making pieces kept hot-weather basics from being too . . . basic.

All the Rage A new blog by Monica Corcoran debuts today, covering the culture of appearances, from the unspoken dress codes at Hollywood's hottest restaurants to the wackiest invitations to fashion week.

The World Is My Runway Image editor Booth Moore blogs from New York, at

Galleries of the Spring 2008 collections, including the Band of Outsiders show.

Behind the scenes A backstage gallery from our cover shoot at Venice Beach with Chanel Iman.

Video Dan Neil takes the Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe out for a spin.

On the cover: Chanel Iman wears a burgundy chiffon evening gown by J. Mendel ($3,800; for information, [800] 563-6335).

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