The first few seasons that Jenni Kayne hit the scene, we weren't so excited. The designer herself was lovely, and her collection of celebrity fans like Mary Kate and Cameron was impressive - sometimes more impressive than her actual collection of slouched LA sportswear that leaned hip but also looked droopy. Last season, though, we were somewhat converted: Sharp black sheaths, streaks of leather jackets, everything short, boxed, pointed, cute, done. These clothes could make you look great but not slutty, the kind of dresses you'd wear around a guy if you weren't sure he liked you back. This season, it's more of the same - fun stuff to wear when you want to look cute. In fact, our only criticism is that sometimes, the clothes are too mellow and pretty to have a real point of view. Looking at them, you might not say, "That's so Jenni Kayne," you might not know what she's all about. In fact, the entire collection reminded us of the blonde LA starlets who will no doubt wear it - appealing, blinked, and usually interchangeable (witness the mix-ups backstage with Ashlee Simpson, Brittany Snow, and Carrie Underwood this week). But sometimes, that's okay too - we'd be lying if we didn't secretly dream sometimes of an US Weekly moment.
--PHOTOS BY NATALIE MATTHEWS