Kim Kardashian’s Shoe Site Gets a $40 Million Cash Injection; Leighton Meester Covers L’Officiel

• A venture capital firm has invested $40 million in Kim Kardashian’s footwear and accessory website [WWD]

• Here’s Leighton Meester’s cover and accompanying editorial from the current issue of Moroccan L’Officiel, reprinted from an earlier Chinese edition of the magazine. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• A French magazine reports that Carla Bruni spent over $400 on maternity clothes at an H&M in Paris. [WWD]

• NBC’s new show, Fashion Star, hosted by Elle MacPherson, won’t air until spring 2012. [Racked]

• Inez and Vinoodh have been posting snaps from this year’s CFDA portraits on their Tumblr. [Modelinia]

• Kurt Geiger will produce shoes for British footwear brand Lipsy. [WWD]