September 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Betsey Johnson!

Typically my Tuesday nights end with me catching up on some sleep. Not during Fashion Week! A friend and I had been invited by Paper Magazine to attend Betsey Johnson's 70th Birthday Party which would also entail a Fashion Show. Once we arrived the line was already out of order. And I mean the VIP line. It was pretty clear that here, anything goes. I witnessed some of the most outrageous outfits and realized quickly I was overdressed for the occassion. Once inside, it was a celebration with people sipping champagne and filling plastic bags of candy. The show opened with Cyndi Lauper, who I'm almost positive was, should I say, intoxicated? No one knew what she was singing until she mumbled through her infamous "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". Thankfully the crowd sang for her. 

Finally the show began. Starting with the decades of style each girl that came out seemed like they were having a great time, and made the audience feel very involved. It felt like one huge party! The clothes, even if you'd never wear them were amazing. Colorful, fun, and of course very Betsey Johnson. From swimwear, to sleepwear, to prom dresses, and birthday dresses. She covered it all. Even having one of the prom dress models walk out holding a live baby pig! In the end we all sang Betsey Happy Birthday as she cartwheeled down the runway. Let's face it, it wouldn't be a Betsey Johnson show if she didn't. At 70 years old, she even did a split! We all couldn't help but dance along and soak in the experience. This party ended with me in flats and a great story to share with you. 

A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Espace on September 11, 2012 in New York City.

 xo Augenie

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  1. Great blog, so I'm a new follower =)

  2. love this post!!

    jayj x.