#NYFW Get the Look: Thoroughly Mod at Betsey Johnson Fall 2012

By  February 14, 2012

Betsey-Mania reached a fevered pitch at Betsey Johnson’s Fall 2012 runway show. Opening with audience clips from The Beatles’ Hard Days Night, models stomped down the runway to dubstep remixes of the Fab Four and other signature ’60s artists’ biggest hits. Mod motifs dominated the collection with classic miniskirts, skinny suits, motorcycle jackets and caps. A flurry of floral and psychedelic prints weaved throughout the collection in the form of flirty dresses and peasant tops while floppy felt hats, fur lined coats, fuzzy cowls and collars, and just a touch of sparkle added a glam rock edge. Burnt orange, bright yellow, passionate purple and Betsey’s signature pink covered the collection’s color spectrum. Never one to close a show quietly, Betsey’s daughter Lulu was the last to walk before a cavalcade of models burst onto the runway waving pompoms to the tune of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise).” The designer came out with Lulu and granddaughter Layla to perform her classic cartwheel to a cheering audience.

While most of the models took to the runway in a sleek style, Aveda’s Jon Reyman mixed things up with a braided side ponytail that any lady can pull off at home. He prepped the hair using Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother along with Phomollient Styling Foam for volume before ironing the hair straight. He then created a deep side part and slicked it back thanks to the Control Force Hairspray. He pulled the tresses into a ponytail on the opposite side. He left a lock of hair loose before braiding and after tying up the end, he used the remaining strands to hide the elastic at the nape of the neck. When the wind starts to pick up, this sassy braid will be  a handy go-to style for the season!