Wednesday, May 2, 2012

girls do not dress for boys. they dress for themselves.


Fashion is a beautiful expression of the way we see ourselves. While there are many designers I admire and adore, there is none more than Betsey Johnson. I love the bold, fun, edgy, retro elements found in everything she creates. Every Betsey Johnson piece has personality.


With the sad news that the famed fashion designer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and that many Betsey Johnson stores will be closed, I needed to cheer myself up by soaking up her design aesthetic.

Dramatic colours, shapes, and prints are only a small part of what makes her designs so dynamic. There is a youthful energy to her collections, full of wild, untamed enthusiasm. It is easy to fall in love with Betsey!







Are you a fan of Betsey?

xo Shannon

21 comments:

  1. She is an amazing designer!

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  2. I love her! She's is so fun and out there! Sad to hear that!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  3. She designes some amazing clothes!
    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. That's too bad.... I love her creations!

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  5. i am so sad to hear that...and we love her and her look

    Love, www.TheShoeocracyBlog.com

    Za

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  6. She's really amazing, such a diva!
    xoxo.
    laylafonseca.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow, I can't believe she is filing for bankruptcy. Some of her stuff is definitely too crazy for me, but a lot of it I do like. Its like nothing else! Very sad!

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  8. I know, I felt the same way. She's such a rebel and I love her unique style.

    XOXO

    http://landoflamz.blogspot.com/

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  9. We were so shocked when we heard the news also. Betsey, Betsey...

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  10. While I don't own much Betsy Johnson, I really like her spunky style and I know what you mean, I was really sad when I heard the news about them filing ch. 11. I think it's too bad and she has such a cool personality, I own some Betsy Johnson luggage and I never lose them when they come pouring into baggage claim. they're SO bright.

    Nice post
    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  11. SHe is an icon, fearless and bold to the bone. We don't have her in Australia but when I come to the US I will have to raid her shops

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  12. I was shocked when I heard the news too... It's always a treat when you find a Betsey Johnson store! I know she has plans up her sleeve... or tulle skirt haha there is no way this is the end of Betsey.

    Erica
    In the Light of Style

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  13. I've never even heard about her, so it's nice that you've presented her! :) Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm not a HUGE fan but I have seen some really cute shoes and dresses at the store!

    <3 Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  15. Some pieces are really cute! And I totally agree about dressing for yourself! It'll be deadly borring to dress only for men...:)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  16. Total fan of Betsy and her fun, quirky designs. And your title says it all.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  17. Me and my mum love Betsy, she's crazy and cool! I want those tights ;)

    http://heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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