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Sneak Peek: Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012

On September 9, I'll be attending the Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012 runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Here's a sneak peek from the designer:

"The Spring 2012 muse is contemporary, fresh, and ethereal. The collection emphasizes cut and color with unexpected cut-outs in silhouettes. Shades of oyster are highlighted by bold citrus colors of lemon, lime and tangerine. Cropped slouchy embellished sweaters, long skirts and voluminous outerwear in technical fabrics add edge while apron back dresses mixed with bone colored snake leather bibs inject a paired down cool attitude which sets the tone for the Spring 2012 collection."

Rebecca Taylor is one of my favorite designers to watch, her looks are so coolly feminine and pretty. Her color palette for spring has some things in common with what we've heard about Tracy Reese, too, I think we'll be seeing lots of brights balanced with neutrals and it'll be interesting to see each designers' take.

Ask BB: Christian Louboutin 'Lady' Glittered Peep-Toe Pump

Have you found a cheaper version of the Christian Louboutin glittery peep toe pump ($895, —Janet

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Like Cinderella's glass slipper or Dorothy's ruby red shoes, these sparkly Louboutins look plucked from the pages of a fashion fairytale. What girl wouldn't feel transformed with these beauties on her feet?

Frankly I'm surprised I haven't featured them before. I blogged about the slingback version (here), but never the platform peep-toe.

While I'm not a fairy godmother, I found a few options that will give you a similar look for a lot less. My favorite has to be these "Klarence" heels by Rachel Rachel Roy ($99, The 4 inch heel and platform gives these a super chic silhouette.

The Look for Less: Christian Louboutin 'Bibi' Pumps

Christian Louboutin's "Bibi" suede platform pumps are $795 at Now this is a stunning shoe, staggeringly high, yes, but also elegant and sculptural.

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

I think the BCBGeneration "Jodie" does a stellar job of capturing the essence of the Louboutins without the extreme pricetag. Available in rouge (my favorite), barley or black for $89 at


The Look for Less: Miu Miu Penny Loafer Pump

Miu Miu's patent Mary Jane loafer platform pumps are now $552 at

Get the look for less this season with these loafer heels by Charles Albert, $49 at

Or try the look with LC Lauren Conrad's take on this style (first seen here), $48.99 (down from $64.99) at Click any image to shop.