Looks from Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown Spring 2012 Collection.
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We swear it feels like just yesterday that Hillsie Lauren Conrad released her Paper Crown pre-spring 2012 collection! From her nautical striped sweaters to pleated printed circle skirts, we couldn't wait to get our hands on everything. But we're happy to announce that her ENTIRE spring 2012 collection just dropped on LaurenConrad.com! LC describes her spring pieces as "very feminine with a glamorously retro twist. Think clean lines, luxurious details, and dainty accents." I'll say! Her warm weather looks are complete with LC's signature high bun and feature '60s-inspired Peter Pan collar blouses and jackets, bow-tied cuffed trouser shorts, and flowy chiffon shift dresses.
Nicki Minaj and Betsey Johnson backstage at the Spring 2012 Betsey Johnson show.
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Backstage at the Betsey Johnson show for New York Fashion Week was INTENSE. Seriously, it was a 1-to-1 ratio of models + handlers + champagne pourers + makeup artists + hair stylists + to ALL. THE. PRESS. The z-racks were FESTOONED with sequined dresses, flowing florals, animal prints, and a gang of alarmingly tall naked chicks who are apt to give a blogger body dysmorphic disorder if it weren't for the fact that they were lithe and beautiful to the point that they no longer have anything to do with human persons. Plus, it really gives you a whole new appreciation for the tacit agreement that so few images of mammary glands hit the internet because the boobs really do fly in mid-change.
Betsey was holding court like the unflappable OG that she is, graciously stopping for photographs and deftly dodging the mics that people kept trying to javelin her face with, and Nicki Minaj even made an appearance. At that point it was a wildebeest crossing of papps craning to catch a flick, and bully for the ladies who looked radiant and unruffled the whole time.
Also, that's about the time my brain broke because BETSEY JOHNSON AND NICKI MINAJ TOGETHER IS A LOT OF INFORMATION. It just makes me happy that they make each other happy. Anyway, on to the clothes!