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Day job: a world language teacher Hobbies: style, fashion,gardening, food, travel and music.

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

About 10 days ago I received an email asking if I would like to meet with Betsey Johnson before her public appearance at our local Macy’s. I instantly jumped up and down. Heck YES! She has been my inspiration for years!!! If you don’t know much about Betsey Johnson, here is some very basic info about her from Wikipedia: “Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered “over the top” and embellished. She also is known for doing a cartwheel ending in a split at the end of her fashion shows.”

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

I can’t remember the exact moment I first encountered her designs, but I do remember every time I saw her products in a store (it seems like you can find her lines just about everywhere), they always brought a big smile on my face. They’re made for girls who refuse to grow up. After I read more about her, I became a big fan of hers. Betsey Johnson has never been one to blend in. She is a walking expression of youthful joy, an inspirational icon, long time breast cancer survivor and has several lifetimes’ worth of accomplishments. At age 72, she won the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, and did the splits on stage again. That was 3 years ago! She is totally a cool kid!

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

You can watch this FB live to see her line and some of her products that I found at my local Macy’s last weekend.

Hi guys! I am so lucky and feel blessed! Because the For Ever Fun Betsey Johnson has invited me to meet with her tomorrow before her public appearance at Macy’s in Somerset mall Troy, Michigan. I will spend a whole hour with her!!! I can’t believe it!! Please send all the questions or comments that you would like me to ask or pass on to her. If you are in Michigan, please stop by at 2pm to see her at Macy’s in Troy! @macys @betseyjohnson #BetseyBabe #BetseyJohnson #betseyheartsmacy

Posted by Grace Liang on Friday, May 18, 2018

I bought this dress from her newest collection at Macy’s that night too. It is so comfy and feminine with an old Hollywood vibe.

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

You can also watch this FB live to see her public appearance at our local Macy’s. It is quite long, but I promise you will see her at the end.;) She is totally a people person and loves hugs! It was very cool that she remembers some of her long-time fans and loves spending time with them.

Watch this live video which I final met Betsey Johnson! You have to come back to read my post and find out why we laughed so hard!!! She is so nice and funny! @macys@betseyjohnson#BetseyBabe#BetseyJohnson#betseyheartsmacys

Posted by Grace Liang on Saturday, May 19, 2018

In the photo below you only can see a very small portion of the crowd that day. The line was so long so it wrapped around the whole store a few times. People just love her! From very young girls to grandmas, her 50 years as a fashion icon has earned so much love through her free-spirt and up-beat fashion!

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

By the way, are you curious about what she said that made me laugh that hard? Lol, you will not believe it. When I asked her how she can keep her young and fun spirit forever, she thought about it for a few seconds and she said “Because I have a 48 year old hot boy friend!”

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

She is seriously the coolest, warmest, funniest and cutest 75 year old women I have ever seen! Now I know everything is possible, as long as we don’t let our inner child ever die. She is the perfect example for many women who are struggling with their identity. Just be you, fully be you. This method is already approved by America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson: it is good enough, just be you!

Meeting With America’s Punk Fashion Queen Betsey Johnson

I was quite surprised to find out that Steve Madden is one of her best friends. I interviewed him last year too! You can read about him here. I was also very blessed to have the chance working with Stacy London as well. You can read about that experience here and here.

Photo credit: Grace Liang/@life_of_a_goldenfeather

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

This past March was my first time in Barcelona, Spain. Let’s just put it this way, this was the only city among 14 countries and probably hundreds of cities that I have visited, that I had seriously considered to move to. That is how much I love this city! 😉 The blue sky, the crisp air, the palm trees and the ocean. Of course the amazing food and outstanding shopping. Oh, don’t forget the rich history and architectures that you can’t find anywhere else on this earth.

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

Anyway, this post is just about what I have worn to Barcelona in its early spring season. You can also read SEE THE WORLD || WHAT TO WEAR TO LONDON IN LATE MARCH to see what I have worn to London and See The World || What To Wear To Paris In Late March during this same trip. You will see a few pieces that were on constant repeat, again. 😉

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

la Sagrada Família, Park Güell and Casa Milà By Gaudi

I didn’t know about Gaudi at all before I visited Barcelona, but I did know a little bit about this still unfinished world famous church which called la Sagrada Família. After whole day Gaudi works tour, I became his fan! He was truly a genius!

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

Evening strolled on the street, sat next to the water and tasted Tapas.

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

We only had two full days there, the second day we went to Montserrat. It was a beautiful day with amazing views! The best part of the memories? It had to be tasting the cheese at the local farmer’s market and wine tasting at a castle.

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

I definitely will go back there again! You can read all the See The World here.

See The World || What To Wear To Barcelona In Late March

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Ashley Buck

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

|TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:|


Grace
http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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