I still have a few New York Fashion Week shows to cover, not the least of which is Betsey Johnson. It was my first time seeing this iconic designer present at Fashion Week and I actually teared up during the show - I mean, it's Betsey Johnson! The theme was Betsey of the 1960s, and with a neon glowing "Betseymania" sign illuminating the runway and Beatles tunes setting the mood, models positively strutted their stuff in a mix of modern-retro clothing. Amidst my excitement, I was able to discern a lot of faux fur, a lot of pink and orange (swoon), ladylike coats, funky round shades, dapper hats, bright tights and sexy party frocks. It was everything you'd expect a Betsey Johnson show to be - full of energy, attitude and fun. The finale included models waving pom-poms and Betsey's signature cartwheel which really got the crowd cheering. Backstage after the show, I listened in as Betsey talked with fans and members of the press, always smiling, eyes sparkling - exactly how you'd expect her to be. Guests of the show got a little goody bag with a card announcing the Betsey Johnson for Sephora by OPI Nail Polish Collection, too, so look for that in March (see the colors at Glamour.com). Whatever your style, I think we can all get inspired by this free-spirited fashion legend.
Continue reading "Betsey Johnson Fall 2012 ... »