Saturday, 25 June 2011

When More is Just Enough: Betsey Johnson

Nothing compares to the feeling I get when I catch a glimpse of a pair red soled Christian Louboutin pumps, but the sensation I get from a good BJ does come a close second.

Get your mind out the gutter! I'm referring to Betsey Johnson.  She puts her own eccentric spin on women's shoes.

Betsey Johnson Pumps: Holt Renfrew

I love her as a designer because her style is care-free, flirty, sexy and feminine. Her personality shines through every detail of her designs, down to the packaging.  These shoes came in a hot pink box with leopard print tissue paper, her name branded in gold.

LBD: Style Exchange

I wore them with this cute LBD for a night out on the town!

Can you see that the dress and shoes have the same pattern of shiny black polkadots on matte black? A subtle yet significant detail that makes the look come together nicely.

The level of detail that has gone into these black and gold pumps is awe-inspiring. From the butterfly in-soles, to the rhinestone ankle buckle to the shiny heart emblem mounted onto a rose decorated sole... Wow!

It's hard to see, but the banner on the heart charm says "Betsey Johnson". Her stamp is everywhere!

It is truly a gift to be able to create something that could be labelled wild, over-embellished and over-the-top and make it look trendy, sexy and timeless.

Can we say, Fab-tastic?!!