And you thought the gal was done! There’s no way on earth the eccentric designer would leave the world of fashion (and that quirkiness we love so much about her) after declaring bankruptcy and liquidating her assets (we scored a few of those 80 percent off digs like the rest of you). The 70 year old cartwheeling sensation hasn’t given up on continuing to stake her claim in the world of fashion. Instead of sobbing over the yester-years of her 63 stores which closed this year, Johnson is simply re-inventing and moving on to an open world of expansion and creativity.
The New York Times reports:
“Next month, with the retailer Steve Madden as her new parent company, she is introducing a lower-priced line of Betsey Johnson frocks at department stores. In the spring, she and her 37-year-old daughter, Lulu Johnson, will be starring in their own reality TV show. And, this summer, her third fragrance, Betseyfied, hits stores.”
The tumble towards bankruptcy can be blamed on a lot of factors including society’s propensity to cheap and fast fashions, the high unemployment rate and reduced spending or simply bad business. Whatever the case Johnson isn’t prepared to let the show end.
We’re looking forward to her next few ventures and addictive rebellious designs. Betsey: We continue to live for you…read more
Retro-licious has been a thing for nearly as long as we here at Posh Beauty can remember — and since the 80′s and 90′s is now considered “retro,” it seems it’s time to revisit a look we thought we had left behind in junior high — crimped hair.
Long gone are the days of stick straight do’s — now it’s all beachy waves, tossled locks and choppy layers… and let’s add to that crimped. We saw the trend listed not once, not twice, but three times by critics lately… and after seeing it on runway after runway (think Betsey Johnson, Thakoon, and Monique Lhuillier) at New York Fashion Week, we can, with a fair amount of certainty, call it a trend.
So let us know what you think. Will you be sporting a crimped look come Fall 2012 or Spring 2013?read more
Late last week we broke the news that the Queen of Punkish Pink, Ms. Betsey Johnson had plans to join the realm of reality TV with a slice-of-life show featuring the routine antics of her and her designing daughter Lulu. Sadly, this week, we have Betsey news of a less jovial sort.
The web is awash with today’s announcement: Betsey Johnson‘s 34-year old fashion label has filed for bankruptcy protection. And while this won’t (allegedly) affect the hoards of rabid Betsey fans from gawking over her via reality TV, it will likely affect the 350 employees who will be out of a job due to the brands entire stable of 63 stores shuttering their doors. The news isn’t expected to affect the brand’s e-commerce store that has been owned by Steve Madden Ltd since 2010, nor will it affect the lower-priced Betsey Johnson label available in non-Betsey stores like Macy’s–and we can’t imagine this will be the end of Johnson‘s empire. But for now, it’s a good thing Johnson and her unbridled enthusiasm have made her a pop-culture icon and thus palatable to the public… ’cause the pink and black tulle goods she’s been serving up are about to expire.read more
aThe ombre pink-haired goddess and famed “Shit Fashion Girls Say” video has inked a deal with Maybelline New York as the new face of their brand. Already the face of FForever21, we’re bound to see her pink-haired influence launched more into the mainstream as her modeling career skyrockets in her new deal.
Check out more images from our new “It” girl.
If there was ever a question about girl-gone-punk designer Betsey Johnson's cultural relevance, there need not be one now. It seems the grand dame of all-that-is-pink just scored her own television show. Set to be titled "Betsey + Lulu," the show will air on the Style Network (naturally) later this year. The premise is an oldy-but-a-goodie (at least in terms of reality TV), camera's follow the mother daughter duo around Manhattan for another madcap, zany slice of life view of just how these gals get buy on a day-to-day basis. According to Lucky magazine, the focus is on how "single mother Lulu wants to launch her own fashion label and finally step out from Betsey's [bedazzled] shadow." *Of course.
So if you're reality TV calendar has an opening, you can pencil "Betsey + Lulu" in and help poor Lulu gain the cultural significance of her over-the-top mother.