The price of beauty: doorman steps in to rescue mini dress-clad Kim Kardashian Fashionable frocks are by no means always practical – just ask Kim Kardashian.

This week the 29-year-old reality star was restricted by her wardrobe choice, quite literally, when she stepped out in Los Angeles wearing a very mini dress.

Looking gorgeous in the white patterned number, teamed with killer black patent heels, curvaceous Kim came a cropper when she inadvertently dropped her matching clutch.

Luckily for the US celebutante, her blushes were spared when a member of staff from a local club swept in and retrieved the bag, placing it back where it belonged in Kim's hands.

The striking brunette was in full glamour mode to attend a launch party in the Californian city.

She was joined at the event by her mother Kris and her former Olympian stepdad Bruce Jenner – Kim's own father Robert Kardashian, who famously acted as OJ Simpson's defence attorney, passed away in 2003.

Last month Kim split from her NFL player boyfriend Reggie Bush. In light of the couple's very public separation, the model – wed to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 until 2004 - has found the perfect distraction.

Speaking at Wednesday's event, she told People magazine: "I such a workaholic right now. I'm diving into work and am just so busy to even stop and think about anything."

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