Move over, Cinderella—Minnie Mouse is taking over the fashion industry! Since the First Lady of Disney released a collection of OPI nail polish, designers across the globe have been clamoring to work with her. The result: a holiday collection with Barneys (complete with ears designed by Rag & Bone and L’Wren Scott) and spots on both the New York and London Fashion Week runways. (Not to mention Disney’s just-announced pop-up shops coming to JCPenney.) Click through our gallery to see all of Minnie’s style moments this year.
1. Harper Beckham walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the six-inch heeled tree. [E! News]
2. Jewels—Bond Jewels. Swarovski is creating two lines of baubles inspired by 007. (Martini sold separately.) [EW]
3. It’s on! Betsey Johnson confirms her reality show. [WWD]
4. Rules of Engagement star Sara Rue is pregnant with her first child. Congrats! [People]
5. Rihanna went out last night wearing a gold grill. Ryan Lochte who? [CocoPerez]
6. Royalty alert! Princess Beatrice is in New York right now. [HuffPo]
We spotted cats and dogs at Lela Rose and Rachel Antonoff earlier this Fashion Week, and since then, even more furry friends have come out to celebrate fashion! Susan Sarandon brought her pups to Chris Benz‘s presentation at the tents, and a model coddled a small piglet down the Betsey Johnson runway last night at the designer’s 70th birthday party and fashion show. Click through to see more star pets!
It was a (belated) birthday party last night for Betsey Johnson! After a tumultuous year, the cartwheeling designer, who has been in the business for nearly 50 years and is best known for her super feminine dresses and outrageous look, celebrated her 70th in style last night with a retrospective fashion show and the launch of her comeback dress line, complete with a performance by Cyndi Lauper! “I was so lucky to have my stores for as long as I did,” Johnson told us backstage. “This new line is just so me. It’s a little bit older, more mature, but it’s still Betsey.” For Johnson, that meant maturity with flare on nighties featuring Minnie Mouse and countless cupcake dresses, perfect for a glam Sweet 16 or a fun red carpet. Click through to see our 5 favorite dresses!
Betsey Johnson may have shuttered her stores this year, but her hot pink dresses and printed floral skirts aren’t going anywhere just yet! The designer just announced that she will launch a collection only of dresses—her most sought-after items—that will sell in department stores and boutiques come spring 2013. Fans of Betsey will get a peek at her new duds next month during her Fashion Week show, which is gearing up to be a retrospective of her work from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Fans can even contribute to her runway lineup by submitting photos of her vintage pieces to her BJ Treasure Hunt on Facebook. One lucky winner will win a ticket to her runway show (and see her infamous finale acrobatics in person). Things are looking up for Betsey—and her fans!
Plus, see TwitPics from last Fashion Week!
Betsey Johnson is turning her high-octane designs into a line of nail polishes for Sephora! Of course, the shades include her signature hot pink (inset), which gives off the scent of Johnson’s new Too Too fragrance once dry. “It’s outrageous, pretty, pink, and totally rock and roll!“ the designer said of her new nail line in a release. Johnson’s collection includes seven nail polishes ($9.50 each), three nail polish strip designs ($12 each), stick-on nail charms ($5), and a six-piece mini lacquer set ($24). While the products don’t launch at Sephora until next month, you can get a sneak peek by clicking through our gallery now!
New York Fashion Week hasn’t even begun—it officially starts tomorrow night!—but that hasn’t stopped designers from tweeting their excitement! The #NYFW TwitPics are coming in fast, with behind-the-scenes looks at everyone’s work, from Zac Posen and Betsey Johnson, to Joseph Altuzarra and more—click through the gallery to see them all!
Betsey Johnson and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz are showing their holiday spirit by giving Christmas trees designer makeovers! Johnson teamed with The Plaza in New York City to design the hotel’s first official tree, a candy pink-covered timber inspired by the famed Eloise from Kay Thompson’s 1955 children’s book. On the other side of the pond, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin designed a tree for London hotel Claridge’s, which features marionettes dressed in Lanvin-designed hotel uniforms. Both will be up through January 9th. Season’s greetings!
Plus, going holiday shopping? Browse our gift guide for some inspiration!