What a coincidence it is that two of our absolutely favorite times of the year are so close together: New York Fashion Week and St. Patrick’s Day ! It may not seem to you that the two go hand and hand, but you would be surprised. How so? Well, although green was not the "IT" color of Fashion Week, we identified the most fashionable shade of green with Pantone as Cypress green. This gorgeous ethereal color appeared on over half of our runway shows and is going to be popping up in our fave stores all over the place. We love this color; it looks so sophisticated and elegant. Cypress the most trend setting gorgeous way to sweeten up your wardrobe and get ready to show off your Irish pride (real or fake!).
Mark & Estel closed of the first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in serious style! We thought nothing could top Betsey Johnson's cartwheels but we were mistaken! The music and fashion duo rocked the runway with their “Old World” Fall/Winter 2014 Collection.
As huge fans of the duo we were already on our feet with all the sneak peeks on Mark & Estels instagram and twitter feed all day!
With the Superbowl right around the corner everyone and everything is sporting "Superbowl XLVII," as Miranda Priestly would a white Hermes scarf.
If football seems a little more crusty than couture to you , don't pass on this fashion first! Bloomingdales teamed up with the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to produce these incredible helmets which show off our fave designers signature styles - all for charity!
In an interview with MTV style , Betsey explains something that truly explains why Betsey's designs will always be timeless. Betsey says " I always felt I was timeless" and goes on to explain how under all the neon , pop punk , frills and kitsch - her garments were always designed in stretchy cotton and gave women a comfortable sexy timeless silhouette.
At 70 years old Betsey Johnson has no plans to retire.With her whimsical style , Betsey Johnson will be celebrating 42 years of her brand. However the brand and designer had a setback in April , 2012 when the designer filed for bankruptcy.
2013 welcomed in a profustion of fun trends! The fashion world paid homage to the 90s heydey with bold plaid, revisited the 60s with retro crop tops, and recalled royal elegance with rich metallic detail. Here's a recap of the six best fashion trends from 2013 that we couldn’t get enough of.
From the runway to the streets, plaids were an important trend. 2013 saw the return of the traditional print. While Plaid is a dated style, designers revamped it with new designs and cuts. We saw plaid utilized with coats, shirts, and even skirts and pant suits. It's no secret that plaid was a major trend this year.
Betsey Johnson, the cartwheeling fashion designer, renowned for her over-the-top designs and funky bangs has not had the best of luck. She unfortunately suffered breast cancer in 2002 and disastrously filed for bankruptcy in April 2012.
Yet things are picking up for the funky designer. She has been inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame. She has a reality show with her gorgeous daughter Lulu, debuting on the Style Network. And most pertinently she has a whimsical new collection of bridal shoes set to hit Zappos in April. The line is called BLUE and retails in the $100 range.
Designer extraordinaire and style icon Betsey Johnson is inviting all of her "Betsy babes" to stop by Macy's Herald Square tomorrow, March 7th from noon to 3 pm! Catch Betsey in action as she dresses and styles a window along the famed 34th street store. The buzz surrounding Betsey and her new dress collection is that the pieces are budget friendly, yet completely detailed and designed with true Betsey spirit! Score a complimentary coin purse with the purchase of any fabulous dress from Betsey's new collection.
The edgy, yet girly, collection begins at $99 and features playful frocks and a pretty floral belted dress that could easily take you from work to after work festivities with the addition of a crisp blazer or cardigan! The strapless peony blue lace overlay dress is perfect for an outdoor party. It's fun to be girly, again. We also are anticipating the debut of Betsey's new show with her daughter Lulu, "The Betsey and Lulu Show," on Style Network. Spring just became that much better! Inquiring fashion minds want to know if she'll do one of her famous cart-wheels?!
See you there!
Gone are the days of the “basic” watch. Today’s trendiest watches come in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and patterns. They convey style, personality and are capable of so much more than telling time. In my opinion, the bigger and more “bling” the watch contains, the better. Here are five of the hottest and most sought after watches and trends for 2013.
Animal Print: Animal print may not be for everyone, but the trend hardly ever goes out of style. Watch faces and bands that come in zebra, leopard, tiger, and giraffe print are both eye-catching, fun, and make any “basic” outfit pop. Designers that offer a sexy and playful collection of animal print watches include: Guess, XOXO, and Betsey Johnson and can be found in most department and specialty stores. Spice up any outfit with these trendy watches; a little animal print goes a long way!
Times are tough, and it seems the recession just keeps hitting the fashion industry harder and harder. Betsey Johnson wasn’t the only high fashion designer in financial trouble; it’s been reported that Marithé + François Girbaud have also filed for the French equivalent of Chapter 11 for their high-end designs.
According to WWD, it has been said that representatives of the French brand were at court last Thursday where they were trying to extend the observation period as an opportunity for potential buyers to step in and save the day. No details on this matter have been presented yet, however, there is one prospect among buyers that is whispered to be interested in the brand: Indian weaver Fibres & Fabrics.
As you may have heard—Betsey is bankrupt! Well, not Betsey exactly. Neither the brand nor its eccentric creative director is involved, but the licensing firm that operates Betsey Johnson boutiques filed Chapter 11 a little more than two weeks ago. While this is unfortunate news for 54 BJ boutiques and 9 outlets around the nation, it seems there’s a silver lining for loyal Betsey shoppers. For a cool $5.2 million, two retail liquidation firms have partnered to take the remaining inventory off the hands of the shuttering shops. A major going-out-of-business sale began last Friday and will run until all merchandise has been sold.