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If you’re a fashion guru or a beauty junkie with digital know-how, Lucky Magazine’s Fashion and Beauty Blogger conference in Los Angeles next month is probably your mecca. And now there’s a triple threat of keynote speakers upping the event’s appeal: Kelley Osbourne, Betsey Johnson, and Drew Barrymore are all slated for appearances.
This afternoon, we stopped by the Macy’s flagship in Herald Square to chat with Betsey Johnson about her new lower-priced collection of dresses and to check out her window installation. Johnson is tireless, but her designs, well, they’re a bit tired. Here’s why.
Betsey Johnson is one tireless designer. Until two weeks ago, she wasn’t even scheduled to show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but on Monday night, the cartwheeling designer debuted her new activewear line complete with a mini exercise routine on the runway. The next night, she presented a Valentine’s Day-themed collection to celebrate her new reality show with her daughter, Betsey + Lulu, at Style Media‘s network preview. Whew! We caught up with the energetic designer backstage to get all the deets on BJ Kicks A, and her show.
In late January, Betsey Johnson announced her return to the official New York Fashion Week schedule, and while we all knew that the designer would end her show with her signature cartwheel, we certainly didn’t expect a mini-exercise routine as well.
Despite a rough year that saw her company go bankrupt, her 63 stores shutter, and her 350 employees fired, Betsey Johnson is nothing if not tireless, and has just announced that she will be staging a runway show during February’s New York Fashion Week.
There really is never a dull moment with Betsey Johnson, even when the designer is talking about such humdrum subjects as paying back one’s loans.
The details of what’s to become of everyone’s favorite cartwheeling designer since her company filed for bankruptcy back in April have been pretty murky so far. Sure, the 70-year-old has some impressive gymnastic skills, but will she ever be able to bounce back after being forced to shutter all 63 of her stores and fire 350 employees? A profile in today’s New York Times suggests that she just might.
Betsey Johnson filed for bankruptcy two weeks go, leaving many to speculate about what exactly was going to happen to the brand.
We’re more of a Diet Coke crew here at Styleite, but after watching Pepsi‘s newest commercial featuring Nicki Minaj, we’re thinking about making the switch.
Betsey Johnson filed for bankruptcy yesterday and announced the brand would be closing 63 of its retail stores and firing 350 of its staffers. The news came with the caveat that Johnson would stay on as creative director and continue her wholesale business, which would include a show at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. According to more reports released today, that may not be the case.
Betsey Johnson LLC filed for bankruptcy today, which will result in closing its 63 free-standing stores and letting go of about 350 staffers.
And the fashion reality show announcements keep on rolling in!
Every season the Betsey Johnson show stands to remind us that fashion shows are supposed to be fun. Sure, we love seriously serious shows, but we also like to see designers (and models and guests) have a damn good time.
Yesterday was Betsey Johnson‘s 69th birthday. In honor of this momentous occasion, we’d like to highlight the best perfume bottle we’ve ever received.
Nashville Fashion Week is a thing that exists, and Christian Siriano is its headliner. (Betsey Johnson is showing, too.) While hundreds of cities around the world hold fashion weeks — seriously, from Atlanta to Zagreb and beyond — it seems strange that designers who show in one of the Big Four (New York, London, Milan, and Paris) would choose to put on an additional show in a seemingly random location.
This week we went to more fashion shows than we knew was possible, consumed a whole lot of Lady Gaga news and got to see Carine Roitfeld‘s last Vogue Paris cover. We were also privy to the Grammys red carpet, some fancy dogs and Lea T‘s Oprah appearance. So, yeah, it was a pretty great week.
Saturday morning we met the inimitable Betsey Johnson, one of the designers feeling the love of the new Diet Pepsi Skinny Can. Johnson told us that the soft drink isn’t the only cool product getting an overhaul — she’s introducing a lower priced line during the second half of her runway presentation on Monday.
Betsey Johnson‘s new CEO Susan Falk is jumping full force into the work of bringing the label back from the brink of bankruptcy. She’s already rolled out a new website, wants e-commerce to grow four fold (from a “small” $5 million to $20 million) and wants to open over 40 Betsey Johnson stores relatively soon.She also thinks Betsey needs to make longer frocks.
Last night Women’s Wear Daily celebrated their 100th birthday at the oddly named WWD @ 100 Anniversary Gala. The fashion people were out in full force at Cipriani, though many struck a fairly casual note, eschewing gowns for pants and pumps for boots.
As well as most designers know their way around a sewing machine, they also know their way around a delicious bon mot. But while some designers are known for their out-there observations (ahem, Karl Lagerfeld), some have managed to fly a little more under-the-radar. So if you’re curious to know what Michael Kors thinks about the color green, or the one thing Christian Louboutin would change about the world, take a gander at our gallery.