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A Betseyville Holiday

Whoville is so last holiday season! This year, every hottie down in Betseyville is lighting the town pink with a Betsey Johnson party dress. Amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, The Style Spy asked fashion designer Betsey Johnson to dish on which dress she is eyeing and any mistletoe moments (we couldn’t help ourselves).

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE LOOK OF YOUR HOLIDAY DRESSES?
Lots of sequins, charmeuse, jewel tones…body huggin’ or full skirted fun.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PICK FOR BEST NEW YEAR’S EVE DRESS?
My Mega Sequin Long Sleeve Knit Dress in Gold!

WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO FROM BETSEY JOHNSON IN 2008?
Sweet and playful retro looks with a modern day approach….blacks and whites paired with bold, shocking shades…pink, aqua, lime, and yellow. Lots of bounce and flounce.

TO LADIES WHO REFUSE TO WEAR ANY DRESS UNLESS IT’S BETSEY JOHNSON…
I say, “Thank you!” I love to know and hear stories about my girls’ favourite memories wearing my dresses.

WHAT IS A BETSEY JOHNSON CHRISTMAS LIKE?
Normal family and friend get-togethers…this year with my sister and a lot of little babies, candles, cocktails, ribbons, non-stop Christmas music and dinner. The kids get up before the crack of dawn on Christmas Day to open gifts.

HOW DO YOU DECK YOUR HALLS?
I have a pink Christmas tree in my apartment and in Betseyville and Villa Betsey in Mexico. Wreaths and mistletoe hang in every entrance. I have a huge real tree in my showroom with lots of lights and tinsel everywhere.

WITH YOUR FAMOUS RED LIPS HAVE YOU HAD ANY MEMORABLE MISTLETOE MOMENTS?
Unfortunately, no romantic moments, but plenty of great hugs+kisses with friends and family.

WHAT IS ON THE TOP OF YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST?
To be healthy and happy and the same for all those around me.

NAUGHTY OR NICE?
I believe in nicely naughty.

Be The Style Spy girl who stole the most looks in one of these saucy new twirlies:

1. Evening Merryweather Strapless Dress, $505
2. Sequins A-line Mini, $347
3. Evening Metallic Dot Martini Dress, $335
4. Mega Dot Charmeuse Strapless Party Dress, $417

Heidi Hofstad, The Style Spy


Local DOTTED LOOP jewellery designer Teresa Smed, counts Betsey Johnson as one of her true inspirations (and dreams of Betsey wearing her Pink Pirate Booty Necklace, $98). In honour of Betsey, Teresa is gifting Style Spy girls with 20% off her line. Mention The Style Spy this weekend at either the Blim Green Christmas Market II or the Portobello West Fashion and Art Market to receive the discount.

Reader's Comments

  1. I heart BJ, great interview!

  2. I love Betsey Johnson because she captures the fun flirty elegance of those magical

    party moments. What a fabulous article!

  3. I was just in the store the other day and found at least 5 dresses I want to get. Loove

    the pink too!

  4. Cute! My mom’s co-worker has this Betsey purse with black lace – so gorgeous.

  5. Betsey looks so fun!

  6. i’m a big fan of betsey’s jewellery….it’s actually pretty affordable

  7. Got to Luv Betsey!!Great article Heidi!I can’t pick my fave dress hmmm I’ll take them

    all!!

  8. i adooooooooooooore her dresses so, so much!!

  9. love number 3!!

  10. love u Betsey!!! I’ve seen a bit of your fashion new models n it really makes me a

    big fan!!! Your energy, madness and your inocense inspired me!! with love!!!

  11. I’m so excited, i’m getting the Emerald Popstar evening dress for my prom! My date is

    so-so, but my dress will kick butt!

  12. Cant see half of the dress.. very unfair