A big, huge thanks to Belk for including me in a private meet and greet with American fashion designer icon Betsey Johnson. I've loved and worn Betsey's designs for years. Known for her whimsical designs often considered over the top, I adore Betsey's ingenuity and joyful spirit. Three of my wedding party dresses were Betsey Johnson designs, all from Belk Southpark.. who knew?! The day of the event was a typically frigid November one. My satin plunging sweetheart neckline frock was the most temperature appropriate fabric, though still the furthest thing from warm. That did not stop me from finding a way to wear it, and I'm so glad I did, because Betsey got very excited. She spotted her "vintage" design immediately, and just as she did with everyone else she posed, she threw her arms around my neck in precious glee. If I had to narrow her (little) known attributes down to just two, aside from her effervescent splendor, it would be she still busts out a cartwheel like few 72 year olds can do, and I just read that she graduated from college Phi Beta Kappa. Cool as sh&t and smart as a whip. Betsey Forever!