It’s no secret that Betsey Johnson is by far my fav designer!
Betsey’s whimsical yet ultra feminine styles are sure to garner a second look by envious onlookers at any event. So when I heard that Betsey was premiering her Fall collection in the ATL, I thought… in a display of support for my fav fashion icon, I’d break-out that haute pink and lace tutu that’s been hanging in my closet for a while now. Hmmm… I just might be able to pull it off (well, at least that was my thought back when I bought it). 😀 So, I channeled my inner “rock-goddess” slash “glam-anista” slash “risqué-taker” slash “girly-girl” persona, and headed down to the W Atlanta-Buckhead Hotel for an avant-garde fashion extravaganza like no other, as Betsey Johnson debuted her Fall lineup during Atlanta’s Fashion Night Out. Wheeeeew…
Oh, one more “slash” and I promise I’m done… “cutesy tootsie”. There… I’m done. 😉
Ok; moving on.
This was my first ever Fashion Week event, so I was super excited.
I mean, think about it for a minute… Fashion Week in the ATL? Pinch me please, cause I MUST be dreamin!!!
I think it’s safe to assume that any Fashionista would give her best and most coveted treasures away for a chance to experience a New York-esque Fashion Week event. So, it’s great that Atlanta was chosen to host this event because my bags were already packed, my ticket for The Big Apple was in hand, and I’d lifted the gag order for Duke (the talking baked bean dog) to hold a press conference to reveal the family secret. 😀
This event did NOT disappoint! Holding true to her over-the-top style, the Betsey J fashion show featured designs that were bold, brash, and embellished in an unapologetic “take that” bravado that’s become synonymous with the Betsey Johnson brand.
Prior to the runway show kickoff, I attended the VIP Fashion Mixer in the Market Restaurant where I had a chance to mix and mingle over cocktails and sweet treats by Kelli Fair from Kheese Kakes by Kelli. I had the pleasure of meeting Kelli at a fashion soiree and socialite mixer dubbed Fashionably Sound at Crystyles Boutique last month. And just like I remember, her mini cheesecake bites are to die-for. Take me now!
Yolanda Owens; Owner of Pampered Nail and Body Spa, whom I met at the #HAUTEBEAUTY Tweet Up, was also there with her iwi Fresh brand of lime body oil. OMG!!! You’ve absolutely got to pay her a visit and get acquainted with her products! You can thank me later. 😀
There were also mini makeovers provided by the fab ladies of Sephora. Of course I had to indulge by getting a fresh coat of lip gloss. 😀
So, after all the pampering and dainty delights, it was time to start the show!
The hosts for the event were Suchita Vadlamani, (formerly of Good Day Atlanta), and Renee Knorr, Fashion & Beauty Director of The 19th Hole Magazine. Both ladies were rocking BJ inspired dresses and looking uber-fab!!! Loved, loved, loved the accessories ladies!
This fashion show was “haute”!
No, really…it was literally HOTTER in there than my Betsey Johnson wedges; and they’re pretty haute!!! 😉
But, we endured through the heat and were treated to a night of fabulous frou-frou fashion and frilly fun. Try saying that fast! 😉
After the runway show, I, along with my Glamtastic Girls, Diva Extraordinaire Stacey Childs (you were rockin those studded Loubies girl!) and Dr. Diva, aka Reginia Park with Her Perfect Black Dress, attended the after party at the Whiskey Blue atop the W Hotel.
What a great night with great friends!
Well, it’s time to put that pink tutu back on the hanger until next year.
Here Duke…Good boy!!!
And just what did YOU do while I was away? 😀
Want more Betsey? Check out this video from ATLProfile.