Betsey Johnson has been around for a long ass time. Here she is in 1966, checking out models in her studio (Betsey is seated on the left), looking the picture of mod coolness.
Today, J. Crew showed its wares for next season, so you know Amelia was stoked. We swooned, on the other hand, for the new collection from Assembly, which has a real understated cool to it. The Row’s collection of oversized, flowy garments seemed to really reflect the Olsen twins’ personal style. And Rachel Roy’s collection showcased her girly, feminine chic. Check out those collections, along with Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson and Sophie Theallet, after the jump!
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A couple weeks ago we read that favorite fashionista Betsey Johnson declared bankruptcy, and was forced to shut down many of her stores. Cuts were made to her design team and production on her next line was halted. Well it seems there’s even more bad news for the legendarily wacky designer: A deal has been reached to start liquidating the company’s assets in order to pay back the $6.8 million Johnson owes her creditors, and it’s going to involve getting rid of virtually everything. That means there’ll be sales on everything from store fixtures and furniture, to Johnson’s signature sparkly, pink clothing. Which is good news for Betsey fans trying to get a deal on glitter tutus, but bad news for 350 people that lost their jobs.
While we’ve long grown out of Betsey’s style, we can’t even count the number of friends who wore (or wanted to wear) Betsey Johnson dresses to their proms. Betsey represents a certain Sassy-fied era in fashion, and her own bright and bubbly personality spoke through her clothing. [Reuters]
Hold on to your sparkles, Betsey Johnson, fashion’s original wild child, is primed to get her own reality TV show on the Style Network later this year. Tentatively titled “Betsey + Lulu,” the show will follow Ms. Johnson and her daughter Lulu’s adventures and mishaps. The show is slated to focus on the relationship between mom and daughter, and how “single mother Lulu wants to launch her own fashion label and finally step out from Betsey’s shadow.” Betsey and Lulu have long collaborated — with a teenage Lulu walking in her mom’s shows in the ’90s — so we’re psyched! [Racked]
This model at the Betsey Johnson Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear runway show is sporting a neon outfit that’s both fashion forward and safety conscious. Check out the complete collection here.
Betsey Johnson is known for her crazy prints, and this “fish jacquard tunic dress” is certainly no exception. My first thought? Betsey might want to consult this flowchart to better understand the definition of a “dress.” Second thought? I’d love to know what the Man Panel thinks about this thing… Keep reading »
I go bananas for nail art and Betsey Johnson, so, I decided to combine their awesome powers for my polish this week, a tribute to BJ’s Mexicali Rose print. But as every rose has its thorn, I’ve got too much booty to fit into her print pantyhose. Oh well, I just saved $28 painting the print onto myself instead. Keep reading »
Tweezing is way too painful to be glamorous or pampering. But if you add a little Betsey Johnson to the experience, you can at least feel fabulous while you pluck. Betsey has teamed up with Tweezerman to create the Betsey Johnson Slant Tweezer Collection. Choose from three options: black with a “Marilyn” face, neon pink with white skulls, or white with pink rosebuds. Today is the day to start plucking in style.
“It’s a free country, it’s a free life, do what you want. But get a good doctor! For crying out loud, pay the money to have a good doctor!”
— Betsey Johnson on Botox. If you’re going to stick needles in your face, at least follow her advice! [NYmag.com] Keep reading »