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Dubbed "the queen of the kitten heel," L.K. Bennett's signature mini-stilettos are nowhere to be seen in the brand's spring '12 lookbook. Not that we're complaining — we gladly welcome the new platforms and four-inches stilettos that perfectly compliment the collection's classic pieces, all jazzed up with fun and flirty prints. A firm favorite of
Kate Middleton The Duchess of Cambridge and a direct recipient of the "Kate effect," L.K.'s the master of producing wearable, sophisticated clothes that aren't too fashion-forward. Indeed, the wrap-around dresses and bermuda shorts are office-ready without sacrificing the va-va-voom factor, while, in particular, a pencil skirt and a tailored blue jacket are begging to make the royal appearance rounds. And, with Pippa in mind, no doubt, the London-based line also provides plenty choices for outside the 9-to-5 world, too — sexy enough for a night out at Guy Pelham's latest boite. You know what they say about all work and no play, don't you?
Click through to preview the collection and weigh in on what pieces you think Kate will sport this spring.
Photo: Courtesy of L.K. Bennett
The Lanvin show was last on yesterday's Paris Fashion Week lineup, and it took a strong second wind for us to strut our jet-lagged selves up to the venue (in the dark, in heels, on cobblestone). We could see the crowd forming from down the block, and it was mostly lookers on attempting to glimpse the front row read
Here's a shopping truth: Finding bras that are both supportive and stylish is trickier when your breasts are a DD cup or higher. Seeing that as a challenge rather than a sad fact of life, we went straight to the bra-fit experts at Panache, ThirdLove, Wacoal, and Eveden to find the most comfortable, flattering, and read