This color is perfect! Rich, creamy and the most interesting combo of a deep, slate blue with a slight green shimmer.
It was rough for Betsey Johnson last year but it’s 2013 and Betsey is coming back with a bang and a cartwheel. She has not only just announced that she will be showing at New York Fashion Week but she is also holding a showcase of vintage pieces this Friday at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.
‘Betsey Johnson: Paraphernalia to Punk’ will showcase rare and unique vintage pieces from the designer, highlighting her trademark style: edgy prom queen petticoats, playful party dresses and sexy separates.
Pieces range from the 1960′s when Betsey Johnson first started designing the Paraphernalia collection from industrial materials to the 1990′s where the funky, cutesy dresses became her signature look.
The Manhattan Clothing Vintage Show is located at The Metropolitan Pavilion on 125 W 18th St. on Friday, February 1st from 1pm – 8pm and Saturday, February 2nd from 11am – 6pm. Prices for the Betsey Johnson collection range from $100 – $3,000, with most pieces under $500.
The Betsey Johnson showcase will run online at www.ManhattanVintage.com until February 5th.
Last month at Fashion Week, designer Marc Jacobs caused a stir by using two 14-year-old models in his show, ignoring the new guidelines set by the Council of Fashion Designers for America that state a model should be at least 16 to walk the runway.
Doesn’t sound like a crime? However, in a new documentary filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin make a strong case for better protections for young models in their new doc Girl Model.
Ashley, a former model turned scout, travels to remote Siberian villages searching for teenage girls to model in Japan. There she discovers a beautiful 13-year-old named Nadya (who is told by casting agents to lie and say she’s 15).
Seeing modeling as the only way to support her family, Nadya signs a contract full of red flags (for instance, if she adds even one centimeter to her waist, the contract will be broken).
Girl Model explores the gritty realities of the modeling industry.
The screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Who: Girl Model- Film Screening
What: Filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin shows that being a cover girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
When: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Where: The IFC Center Waverly Cinema- 323 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10014
Put away your Jordans and bring out these Be&D Brightlight Big City Sneakers. These kicks are amazing! Cassie was just spotted wearing a pair in Paris during the Parisian Fashion Week. I also caught a few chicks wearing them at NYFW. Thanks to Isabel Marant, high fashion sneakers are currently all the rage.
Be&D Brightlight Big City sneaker, $128, beandd.com.
Death at a fashion show?
Sitting in the front row of the designer Joanna Mastroianni’s show, Zelda Kaplan, 95, a fixture of Manhattan night life, collapsed on Wednesday and was later pronounced dead. According to the New York Times, “Ms. Kaplan was known for her presence on the arts scene and at parties. She was the subject of a 2004 documentary, “Her Name is Zelda.” Material for the film described Ms. Kaplan’s evolution from a “typical suburban housewife” to “a beloved and eccentric creature of New York night life.”