Betsey Johnson S/S 2012 Collection

Monday, September 19, 2011

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Betsey Johnson show. Some celebrities spotted at the show were Nicki Minaj, Nigel Barker, and Angela Simmons.
Betsey injected a burst of fresh energy into her collection blending modern elements with her signature vintage-inspired style and aesthetic. Her daughter, Lulu, returned to the runway after 10 years & opened the show with her vivacious personality.
Inspired by Brigitte Bardot and the Burlesque dancers of the 40s, Betsey tip toes between innocent and sexy by taking flirty silk pieces and contrasting them against vibrant patterns with peek-a-boo surprises. Maintaining her admiration of the female form, the designer uses pops of her famed girly prints & shapes, and infuses them with bold designs and alluring color, creating an elevated and evolved collection that is both classic & innovative.
Crystal adorned pieces mix with luxe leather detailing while architectural styles blend with draped silhouettes to create a range that adds an edge to the iconic Betsey look. Rounding out the collection are brushed metal accents comprised of namesake-etched jewelry alongside corseted and embellished shoes. The result is a collection that blends hints of masculine strength with feminine sensitivity creating a line that is playful and sophisticated.
Some say the collection was over the top & bordered the line of costumery. While a few pieces may be so, overall the collection was very Betsey. It was lively, fun, wild, and flirty. The energy of the models, music, and crowd made it the best & most entertaining show I've attended during New York S/S 2012 Fashion Week. Now, isn't that what a fashion show should be like?



Additionally, I love the Stila long lasting lip color in the gift bag - been wearing it since! It was the same hot pink color the models rocked on the runway. Other goodies included: a sample of Betsey's Too Too fragrance, Too Too, RedKen texturing cream wax, Stila eyeliner, Green&Black's chocolate, and a Betsey Johnson pink hair extension!
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Click images to enlarge. All photos were taken by me. I have many more images posted on my Facebook fan page. To see the finale walks of each of these shows, taken by my camera - check out my blog's YouTube page! *Yes, I did capture Betsey's famous cartwheel!

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Previous NY Fashion Week S/S 2012 Posts: Matt Bernson | Number:Lab/Yuna Yang | Spoil Me Fashion/Samantha House/Rachel Antonoff | United Bamboo/Costello Tagliapietra/Ivana Helsinki | Honor/4 Corners of a Circle | Lela Rose/Daryl K/Parkchoonmoo

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45 comments :

Izzah Beverly said...

I'll never get tired of nicki minaj's candy-ish style.. so cute!

you are so lucky to have attended the fashion show and met those awesome people! :)

Josie said...

Some of these Betsey pieces seem a little softer than usual -- I'm a fan!
xo Josie
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Eden said...

i love it

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Maddy said...

How exciting that you got to attend all these shows! The energy must have been amazing and not to mention, you get to go home with fun sawg too :)

Winnie said...

This looks like it was so much fun! I love how vibrant her collections always are, such a great party vibe too!

love jenny xoxo said...

that is so awesome, I love Betsey Johnson!!! What a fun show to go to, lucky girl!!!

XOXO

Pop Champagne said...

that's so awesome you got to see betsey's show! next time I go to NY (prob feb? hopefully) I will def tell you, man I think it's time that we meet after like 2 years of blog buddies :D

Mel said...

Wow! This show and her collection were amazing. That's definitely one I would have liked to attend.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Ohmyfreakinggod. I loooove Betsey Johnson and this fashion show looks AMAZING! I want to be there. I want to live and breathe and eat this collection. Oh, and wear it too. :P

PS. Listening to the Barbie Girl NM song is required for reading this post. Adds uber fabulousness. ;)

Koltunovskaya said...

I like the silver dress!

Elle Sees said...

Looks super fab and fun!

Krystal said...

i thought that first picture was niki minaj and then you had her on your last post, ha!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I love Betsy, she never bores me, always original bright and fun! Great post!

xo Mary Jo

Oh my Dior! said...

I love Betsey she is so talented!

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Dirt On The Rocks said...

Ahh I love Betsey Johnson and I love that her style is unique and out there. I love how different it is, but still very feminine. It's awesome!

Anna G said...

Oh, I squealed at the title. You're so lucky. I adore Betsey Johnson. Her collections are so bright and sexy. ps. Nicki Minaj is rad.

Grace said...

What a fun show to attend! Loving the pink party dress, and it looks like an awesome giftbag!

Shea said...

I bet that was such a fun show! Betsey Johnson was one of the first designers I ever started following--she makes fashion so much fun!

Kristin said...

Miss Minaj is cracking me up! I would LOVE to go to a Betsey Johnson show. They must be ridiculously fun. I sat across from Betsey at the Project Runway show. She is too fabulous!

Mimi said...

wow, that's amazing! i would love to attend a fashion show! aaaahh, the photos are awesome! :)

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Fashion Girl said...

Wao... i love you site its really nice. and i also agree with Mimi : Photos are really awesome...:)

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

super fabulous collections!

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creativefashionglee said...

Wow, I love all these inspiring looks. Luscious collection. :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What an awesome show! I'd hate to be the person sitting behind Nicki Minaj, though! :) All that hair!

Kirstin Marie said...

I LOVE Betsey Johnson. Her pieces are fantastic! Love your photos.

Tara said...

the collection of Betsy Johnson is extraordinary and super quirky, but i love the design, u're so lucky can attending the fashion show of her :) and meet Nicki Minaj tooo :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

So great post:)

E said...

She always has the best party dresses!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome photos!
Love these dresses!

xoxox,
CC

A BRIT GREEK said...

Betsey's collection is one that I never tire of, she's freakin' amazing! Loved these shots girl!

x.o.x.o

Alyson said...

nicki minaj's hair cracks me up. rough to sit behind her. ha!

This is My Republic Of Fashion. What's Yours? said...

Her collection is always so much fun! What I'd do for one of her dresses. :)SarahD

Haute World said...

Love the burlesque influence, though I wouldn't wear everything in the collection. The sparkly dress is cute!

Marcela Gmd said...

Fantastic!!! I love the photos!

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela

Bonnie said...

I love Betsey Johnson. I bet her shows are so fun to attend! She has such a spunk and fire to her.

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So so incredible that you got to go! Love Betsey Johnson and have forever! :)

Isabel said...

niki minaj looks crazy! lol

Slamdunk said...

Glad to see you mixing it up with the celebs Audrey.

freny said...

Those <a href="http://www.loudstarbazaar.com/shop/brand-starlyte-ethos/starlyte-ethos-jungle-dress/p_78.html>Indie clothing styles</a> are fabulous. and those shoes are cute too!

Schnappy said...

Oh, very amazing dresses!!Cool post!!:)

Vegas Fashion Stylist said...

love your pictures and Nicki Minaj's crazy hair

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

What an amazing show to see in person. Great gift bag too. I love Betsy Johnson.

DailyGlamour said...

love the last dress !
xo

Kimberlee said...

haha I bet the guy behind Nicki Minaj was not too happy. So jealous you got to attend :)

navy and orange said...

I love betsey. reminds me of high school dances!

xoxo navy & orange

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