betsey johnson tom cruise


I am sure everyone knows about this already but at the Tom Cruise award ceremony I met THE BETSEY JOHNSON. If you read my blog at all you know she is my role model, favorite designer, and obsession.

I was checking my twitter while getting ready for the event and I noticed that Betsey Johnson had tweeted about how she was going to the Tom Cruise event. I screamed so loud my husband ran in thinking something was wrong. I had hoped I would meet her but didn’t want to get too excited.

When we got to the Waldorf Astoria it was held in a huge room. I kept looking everywhere for her unique hairstyle. Finally I found her and I was so happy I screamed “BETSEY!” It was not smooth at all!

She asked me to come to her table and I told her how much I love her and her style. Also, what a role model to me she is as a women and mother. I begged her to start doing children’s fashion again for Princess A and she said she is going to start doing costumes for kids with lots of tutus and tiaras. YES!!!!!!!!!!! Princess A will be so happy but Betsey can you please make them in adult sizes so I can match my daughter?

Then Betsey offered to take a picture with me and I couldn’t resist. I thanked her and went on my way. Later, I ran into her in the bathroom and felt like such a stalker but whatever it was kismet.

I wish I could have told the childhood me who got picked on for wearing crazy Betsey Johnson clothes that I would grow up and get to meet her. It would have made the bullying easier to handle. But I think if someone told me that as a kid I wouldn’t have believed them anyway.

So Betsey Johnson, thanks for designing amazing clothes and for making a small town Kansas girl’s dreams come true by talking to me for 5 minutes!!!! You are even cooler in person!

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon Sutherland

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4 Responses to “BETSEY JOHNSON IS A GODESS!!!!”

  1. Dijana June 25, 2012 at 3:57 PM #

    I’m so happy for you that you got to meet and chat with your role model! I envy you ( a little bit, in a good way).

    • Shannon June 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM #

      It’s ok… I would be jealous of myself too lol

  2. Melissa June 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM #

    I know that glowing look. I got to meet my muse last year and I looked like a moron, but I was so thrilled that I was glowing! Congrats and don’t let go of that feeling!

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