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Betsey Johnson Goodness (PHOTOS, POLL)

09/13/2010 10:33 pm 22:33:28 | Updated May 25, 2011

Today I milled around the tents, took in the local scenery and recovered. With few big shows today, I conserved some energy and recharged my battery for the rest of the week. Grabbing some gummy bears from the Mercedes-Benz Lounge, downing a touch of champagne and snagging some s'mores, I moseyed on over to the American Express lounge to plug in and churn out some copy, where Bryce shared my gummies and excitement for the week.

I started off with Diesel Black Gold, where every kind of brown, from sand to chocolate, paraded in front of me. Their collection was powerful in its austerity. I'm exhausted, so you're not going to get a ton of copy today.

Diesel Black Gold

Chris Benz was quite amazing with his three-inch platforms and long-legged models. Those pleats were made for walking to that '70s speak-easy girls are going to, after churning out some secretarial postage. Yes, running out of witty banter, but the designer is sure to rise. Kelly Osborne came to support him and so did Susan Sarandon.

Chris Benz Spring 2011

Betsey stole my heart today with a show-stopping carousal. Bejeweled, 'Ride Me' collars, duos of Waves (female sailors), flouncy dresses and rompers, neon blacklight gowns splattered with glow in the dark paint, and other Betsey goodness re-energized me. She will 'Ride On', which was her message. I heard, from a reliable source, that her financial challenges will soon come to an end. She's found a partner and they're working at inking the deal right now. She reached into prom dresses and iconic barbies for inspiration.

Betsey Johnson Spring 2011

I've officially seen more nipples than any gay man should be allowed, and at the rate we're going, there's more to come. It seems almost every designer's chosen to leave out bras from at least one of their looks.

I never understand why Leifsdottir doesn't have the energy of Anthropologie, even though they're owned by the same company. The "global girl on-the-go" dresses never work for me, and it's just about time I said something. Hamish Bowles was at Perry Ellis. Interesting. I go because some of the top male models show skin, and the finale didn't disappoint. But didn't Spurr do that tuxedo shirt a few seasons back?

According to the Daily, Anna skipped out on some big names and went to the U.S. Open. That might just sum up this fashion week. Give me some Federer.