Runway Review Excerpt: If your goal this Spring involves snagging a man, or men, with your sexy girl-power and making them putty in your hand – this collection is for you babe.
*I left this show GLOWING… so bubbly and happy!! Best show season after season*
Those heated, sexual energy butterflies we are all familiar with having in our stomachs were fluttering around in full force through the captivated audience at Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2012 collection!
Sex, the power and confidence of sexuality, was on display on this runway; and it was having a blast!
There is nothing short of playful exuberance at any Betsey show, with smiling models walking the runway, blowing kisses and thankfully showing off curves every woman should be proud to own. The collection gave us sex through fashion, because of course they are intricately interwined, but showed a proud sexiness versus being a straight up whore. Hot pink, sheer black and white, the ubiquitous cheetah print, silver studs with a splash of innocent girl florals broke a sweat in all of us watching.
This line is over the top fun and reminds us fashion should be playful, not considered brain surgery.
The fun doesn’t stop with the fashion, rather, some of us were just waiting patiently for the high energy grand finale appearance of Betsey and her classic cartwheels! Some highlights of line being the opening look – a striped jacquard knit body-con dress (worn fabulously by Johnson’s daughter), a bright pink short strapless dress with bubble skirt and exposed bra, a cropped studded moto jacket paired with sequins and shimmer, a floor length sheer floral dress with hot pink lingerie underneath, and the black and white skull hot pant one-piece, also with exposed hot pink bra. Basically girls, go get a bra worth showing off, pair it with anything from the line and knees will go weak.
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If your goal this Spring involves snagging a man, or men, with your sexy girl-power and making them putty in your hand – this collection is for you babe. And which one of us doesn’t want to use our tits and ass for empowerment over self depreciation?! If Betsey Johnson can’t make you love your self and love fashion, dare I say, you’ll never get it! -Alix Kivlin
Alix’s photo gallery of the Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 fashion show:[nggallery id=9]
Photos: Alix Kivlin