Tuesday, May 15

heavens to BETSEY.


[betsey johnson velvet skull coat, joe's jeans, rosegold boots, vintage jewels]
photos by E. Banks Photography

I was so sad and surprised to hear that Betsey Johnson filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that her stores will be closing!  I've always admired the spunky fashion designer, not just for her whimsical clothing creations, but also for her overall joie de vivre. 

This velvet coat is a Betsey Johnson purchase from oh, about six years ago. While I loved stopping into Betsey's hot pink stores, I had to admit to the shop girls that most of the items were sadly out of my price range. They always insisted that I just stay and play dress up, so I'd try on racks of party dresses and tons of high heels. I could usually walk away, but this was one clothing item that I couldn't leave behind. It has accompanied me on a few tours, and even kept me warm in the winter weather at the Sundance Film Festival.

This witchy coat is one of my absolute favorite things. It's embellished, over-the-top, and totally Betsey. I will surely miss all of BJ's designs, which always make me feel like a rock 'n roll queen. However, while it seems like Betsey is closing up shop, I'm sure this isn't the last we'll hear of that feisty broad!

15 comments :

  1. I was really sad to hear this too. She's one of my favorites not only for her clothes but she has a wonderful personality as well (I was able to meet her once). Gorgeous pants btw.

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  2. You look stunning!

    Anyhow, I was greatly saddened by this news too! I love her creations!

    Arra
    theprincessonthebrink.blogspot.com

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  3. Merci pour ton commentaire,et viens quand tu veux sur mon blog monmonde-etmoi.blogspot.com.J'adore ton pantalon,il est magnifique!!!

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  4. You're amazing person and beautiful young woman. Good luck to you :)

    VIEW FROM HEELS

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  5. P.s. I just heard about Betsy too :( She used to be my favorite designer few years ago

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  6. Hey
    I love your hair <33
    You look so amazing :)
    from Poland with love
    Asia

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  7. Sad to hear about Betsey, too. :( She's such an awesome designer! And this coat proves it - it looks gorgeous on you!!!

    xoxo
    Karola
    www.karolasway.blogspot.com

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  8. wow you look gorgeous!

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  9. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other on Blogger (via GFC) and Twitter? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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  10. Hey Girl! I know so sad to hear bout that. I do loveeeeeeeeeeeee the coat... but you are right way to high priced. I always have believed that you can sell and still make a profit without skinning wallets. Style doesn't have to milk us dry.......hope everything is going great

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  11. magnifique.....et les photos sont superbes

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  12. Cool jeans, and really beautiful jewellery.. Nice look :)

    Thank you for the comment! You should really use those studs indeed, to similar collars or decorating shorts .. ^^

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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