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LIBERTY IN STYLE: Betty Showcases Wearable, Affordable & On Trend

Posted on May 04 2012

Lace dresses, coloured denim, pendulum tops and moto jackets are just some of the trends showcased in the Spring-Summer collection of BettyBeGood.ca on May 2nd.

Video by Ken G. Stewart: 

Taylor Jukes midday announcer on Virgin 95.3fm hosted Liberty In Style, a spring-summer fashion show & e-boutique grand opening at Heritage Hall in Vancouver.

The night was launched with a juxtaposition of feminine lace and hard edge motorcycle jackets. Betty’s collection is affectionately named with feminine and fun titles like Blondie’s Taupe Moto Jacket and Courtney Loves Her Pink Moto showcased in the opening set.

Later in the show the colour-blocking trend brought vibrant shades and bold pairings to the runway such as Naomi’s Pleased To Pleat You Dress shown in both a blue-green combo and taupe-tangerine.   


Poppy’s Red Hot Skinny Jeans were burning up more vibrant tops like Candy’s Stripe Knotted Top also shown with the Saddle Up Sally Top, featuring denim and lace. The bold aztec trend was paired with turquoise and gold accessories for a bright summer look.


The theme of the show, Liberty In Style is the mandate of the new online boutique soft launched on April 2nd at www.BettyBeGood.ca offering fresh style for women and a fresh start for victims of human trafficking.

Betty's Liberty Closet was created by BettyBeGood.ca owner Suzanne Smith to give a fresh start to women fleeing the bondage of sex slavery. In support of the anti-human trafficking initiatives of The Salvation Army, Betty's Liberty Closet donates 5% of all purchases on BettyBeGood.ca to female survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking who find refuge at Deborah’s Gate, (deborahsgate.ca) a safe house operated by The Salvation Army.


Liberty in style echoes through Betty's entire spring '12 collection. “It's fresh, romantic and feminine. We love lace, sexy silhouettes and flirty fashion, but were balancing this femininity with edgier looks like the moto jacket and a distressed skinny jean, " said Smith.


Part proceeds from the show benefited FASHION HOPE - Against Human Trafficking, fashionhope.org.  

The enormous success of this evening could not have been possible without the support of: 

The hair design & make up design students at Blanche MacDonald

Make up artists Courtney Frey & Urooj Raza

Photographer Mike McCullough / Photographer Jez from Fashion Hope

Emcee Taylor Jukes from Virgin 95.3fm

Pooq Purse Hooks

Sugarbox Waxing Boutique 

Moksha Beauty Lounge

Sweet Piece Jewelry

Marc Palmer from Fashion Hope

Kathy Smith from The Flower Girls

Price Pro Surrey

DJ Interact

A huge hug to some special people who shared their beauty & talents:

Betty's models including: Patty, Vicki, Kayla, Genevieve, Natasha, Kassie, CS, Sonia, Anne, Izabela, Aileen & Jenny

Chris Smith

Har Kaila & Michael Cheon

Amba Schenk & Irene Schenk

Kari & Joshua Miller 

Melissa Munroe 

Betty Schrader - the Betty who puts the "Good" in Betty Be Good!



  • Olli Warelius: May 26, 2012

    Magnificent! (As usual. :-P )

  • Sarah: May 08, 2012

    I really enjoyed the fashion show, it was great fun! We felt so pampered. I bought a pair of skinny jeans and a teal racer-back tank and I absolutely love them!

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