How I Love Thee, BJ


Betsey Johnson’s beatnik-inspired runway show for Fashion Week Fall 2008 is so sexy, a cigarette magically appeared in my mouth right at this very moment. And now I have the urge to dust off that old copy of On the Road I haven’t attempted to read since I was fourteen.

Followers of her work are familiar with the usual Betsey-esque staples: ultra-romantic, fanciful prints and bold feminine designs. With Betsey Johnson, it’s only natural to think pink, so her foray into sleek, 1960′s bohemian chic just makes me love her more. It’s even perfect for an a boute de souffle-inspired wardrobe. “This collection is a real flip for me, in that I’m going very dark, beatnik, black, bold, slim-lined, and leotardic. It’s kick-ass with a harder hard edge, in a Joan Jett kind of way” said the designer. Leotardic might be my new favorite word.








It’s going to be a lot of fun going vintage shopping soon with these looks in mind!


Edit: Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the show with Betsey herself courtesy of Nylon.



1 the slackmistress { 02.05.08 at 6:27 pm }

OMG, that first blue dress. I actually own bongos. No, not the acidwashed kind.

Leotardic conjures images of DiCaprio from Gilbert Grape. Or a slow ballerina.

2 marie { 02.05.08 at 7:13 pm }

HAHAHAHA Gilbert Grape!! Oh man.
Also we should have a drum circle ASAP.

3 Mace Elaine { 02.05.08 at 8:25 pm }

Today is the day that everyone gets to my jokes before I can. I was totally on the Leotardic trip.

Can we have the most fashionable drum circle ever? Can we spend most of the day Bedazzling our drums?

4 Molly { 02.05.08 at 9:57 pm }

Holy berets! I must find a way to get my hands on the entire collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 pepper { 02.05.08 at 10:45 pm }

seconded on the first blue dress.

also i would wear that red buttoned jumpsuit thing with the little zebra coat. where can i get one?

6 marie { 02.06.08 at 1:37 pm }

Ladies, don’t you know I have a Bedazzler now! We can have a sparkly hippie drum circle if you wish. MEET YA AT VENICE BEACH!

7 klaus { 02.07.08 at 2:15 pm }

shit, you tricked me with the title. maybe next time.

8 Karen { 02.07.08 at 2:24 pm }

This collection is amazing. I want that blue dress with the red fishnets and blue beret.

9 little p { 02.23.08 at 4:01 pm }

oh the clothes- the clothes!!!

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