As many of you may already know I’m an 80’s baby, and not because I was born then (although I am more than willing to shave a couple years off my age to have been). 😉 You remember the 80’s right? Let’s see; there was the fun dance party music and those coming-of-age movies celebrating teen-angst; and who can forget all that fabulously colorful and chic fashion. Bright bold and brash are words that best describe this era of style that was the literal sonic boom in pop culture. The 80’s was an era that defined fashion for me, and like most impressionable teens during this era, rockin the latest fashion trends was a rite of passage. 80’s fashion was all about fun and fearlessness and there was one designer that captured this spirit and wrapped it in a tutu, and her name is Betsey Johnson. Without question THE most fun in fashion, Betsey Johnson has been shaking up the fashion world for over half a century. Best known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished and the over-the-top, Betsey J has been my style icon ever since my fashion’s first kiss (blush moment).
I was thrust into the fabulously fun world of Betsey Johnson in the 80’s, and this inspirational and iconic brand has been a staple in my fashion arsenal ever since… Just peep a few of my fave BJ gems (left).
WARNING: The following contains an excessive amount of 80’s references such as totally, awesome, and stoked just to name a few…And that’s just in the first paragraph! Enjoy!
Ok…as you probably guessed, I’m “like” “soooo” infatuated with Betsey J! So, when I was invited to share my love for Betsey for a “totally awesome” chance to get an up-close and personal peek at her latest looks during the WWDMagic showcase in Las Vegas (Bonus!), I was so “stoked to the max” I literally started “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Hey, I tried to warn you. 😛
The WWDMagic showcase is fashion’s most comprehensive collection of women’s apparel, accessories and footwear, with more than 2,000 emerging to established labels and features expert fashion forecasts, exclusive networking events, cutting-edge seminars and all the styles of the season. This smorgasbord of style kicks off the Fall fashion season and is the perfect paradise for fashionistas to ramp up their wardrobe with the seasons hautest looks. I can’t wait to see what all of the designers have in store for the season!
Hmmm, I wonder what Betsey J has up her tulle-embellished sleeve this season. 😀 Well, whatever surprises she has for the WWDMagic showcase you can be certain that it will be exciting, fun, and cartwheel-worthy in true Betsey fashion. After all, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” right?!