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Smart, stylish, sexy lingerie—once we find a brand that packs all three of those qualities within a few lace panels and elastic bands, we tend to follow them around like sycophants. The Lake And Stars make just those kinds of underpinnings, and "Ritualized," their Tom Hines-shot spring 2011 lookbook, draws up a commune scene that pretty much looks like exactly what we'd think it would if we were allowed to follow through with our fanaticism. With that kind of Ed Ruscha picture-book quality, the images themselves are gorgeous enough to warrant a whole mess of reblogs from Tumblrs, and picture models of all ages (including Caroline Polachek of Chairlift and Jenny H. of Advanced Style) in The Lake and Stars covetable spring collection. Check out the photos, as well as a few sage maxims to live—and love—by.
As August peaces out, leaving our tropical-print rompers in the dust, we also retire our summer slides (sigh) and tuck our feet back into closed-toe shoes. But, since we're still in our slip-on-and-go mentality, we're looking for kicks that have the functionality of active sneakers without all the fuss of ankle-binding read
UPDATE: In case your feet have been feeling a bit under-accessorized, we have some good news. The Olivia Palermo + Aquazzura designs are officially available to purchase on Net-A-Porter. The bad news however? They've already sold — and sold out — like hotcakes. Regardless, we've linked ahead to all the elegant read