Exciting news for Betty Boop fans! The brand new book Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life: Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon (Skyhorse Publishing) has hit bookstores!
And, you’ll definitely want to to order early, because the first printing of the book is a special collector’s edition to celebrate Betty’s 90th anniversary in 2020! It’s available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and wherever books are sold.
Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life is a delightfully different and inspiring book featuring a refreshing blend of empowering life advice, timeless tips, fascinating history, humorous anecdotes, and scientific studies. All are punctuated by Betty’s own relatable experiences pulled directly from her treasured cartoons and her fabulous history, and all pay tribute to the modern woman of today. In this engaging and empowering book, readers will learn how to create the beautiful, bold and balanced life they desire and deserve—all while being joyfully entertained!
Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life is written by well-known authors and empowerment advocates Susan Wilking Horan and Kristi Ling Spencer, and features a foreword by celebrated fashion designer Zac Posen, a life-long fan of Betty Boop who recently designed a duo of dresses inspired by Betty. In addition to their work as leaders in the wellness and inspirational communities, both authors have worked with Betty’s owners Fleischer Studios for many years in developing brand awareness and promoting worldwide outreach for the character.
Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life is a must-have for Betty’s followers, collectors, and animation buffs! It’s also the perfect uplifting gift to be shared among girlfriends, Galentine’s, moms, daughters, grads, holiday gift-givers and the legions of Betty’s devoted fans everywhere. You can order your copies at the links below. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!
Find it on:
Barnes & Noble
Fall’s here! That means time for fall colors, cooler weather, and… pumpkin spice! We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a pumpkin spice latte or iced cinnamon tea than in this adorable Betty Boop tumbler!
You can find it Amazon right here, and while you’re there, be sure to check out the giant selection of Betty Boop goodies – from cozy sweatshirt to graphic tees – even Halloween costumes so you can show off your inner-Betty!
Enjoy a fun season!
Summer Style Picks with Betty Boop
Wishing you all a wonderful summer and lots of fun showing off your Betty style! And, be sure to show us your #BettyBoopStyle on Instagram for a chance to be featured on Betty’s official Instagram feed!
Plus-sized fashionistas can now show their Boop style with the Betty Boop™ x Project Runway™ All Stars collection, available starting today exclusively at Torrid stores nationwide and online at Torrid.com.
Betty joined host Alyssa Milano and special guest Rebecca Minkoff on the February 8th broadcast of “Project Runway All Stars” on Lifetime, where she challenged the contestants to create a chic Hollywood look inspired by Betty herself for the opportunity to have their design sold at leading plus-size retailer, Torrid.
The winning look from designer Joshua McKinley was the inspiration for the full line. The playful, yet trendy, five-piece collection includes an “I Love Betty Tee”, a “Betty Boop Cold Shoulder Tee,” a “Betty Boop Cardigan”, a “Betty Boop Kisses Midi Skirt” and a “Betty Boop Retro Dress.” Styles retail between $38.00 – $75.00.
See the full Betty Boop™ x Project Runway™ All Star collection here, and check out a few of the styles below. Boop-Oop-A-Doop!
Moschino has launched its first Limited Edition collection created to celebrate the 2018 Chinese New Year. Jeremy Scott, creative Director of the brand, joins in the celebrations of one of the most important traditional festivities in China, creating a collection inspired by Betty Boop’s dear friend and iconic cartoon pup, Pudgy.
February 16 kicks off the Year of the Dog, the eleventh star of the Chinese horoscope. Those who are borne in the Year of the Dog have a sunny disposition, are intelligent, honest and known to be loyal, characteristics that Pudgy embodies perfectly, plus a pinch of irony which is the mark of Moschino’s creations.
The ready-to-wear collection and accessories includes 7 items (sweater, T-shirt, dress, backpack, key ring, scarf, iPhone case), all in Betty’s signature color red, traditionally considered a goodwill color.
The Limited Edition 2018 Chinese New Year collection will be available online at moschino.com, at the main Moschino boutiques in Milan, Rome, London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, through the Moschino franchises’ network and the most prestigious multi-brand stores in the world.
Betty has her own streetwear collection from Lazy Oaf and it officially launches today! The Betty Boop x Lazy Oaf 15-piece collection features styles for both women and men, and includes a jacket, sweatshirts, jeans, oversized dresses, a tote and more.
Looking to the original Betty Boop cartoons, the Lazy Oaf design team raided the archive to find unique Betty artwork such as Betty perched on a crescent moon, a design first used on a 1985 hot air balloon in the Macy’s Parade. Further inspiration came from the best of Betty Boop classic character memorabilia, vintage Americana Betty leather jackets, and 1980s and ‘90s streetwear references. The collection embodies Betty’s trademark pin-up sass, mixed with streetwear silhouettes and signature oversized Oaf shapes.
Super feminine velvet bow detailing and sweetheart necklines sit with oversized smock dresses, cropped sweatshirts and laid-back striped jersey pieces. The 3-piece menswear offering nods to the different sides of Betty’s appeal, focusing on her cult Biker following with badass Betty riding a motorcycle on a pink hoodie. Star womenswear pieces are the skinny ‘Pin Up Jeans’ with bow-back slits and pink embroidery heart pockets, plus an oversized heart print denim jacket with matching ‘90s mom jeans. Two complementary accessories include a pin-up-worthy pin badge and patent tote bag with eponymous showgirl chenille patch.
Lazy Oaf founder and head designer Gemma Shiel says, “Betty is an icon, someone that I have grown up with, she is sexy, sassy, empowering and essentially street smart. She bucks expectations and goes her own way which is what I encourage everyone to do! Working with Betty has been a dream. As a teen in the 90s there was a massive explosion of Betty in streetwear and I really wanted to add that element to our ranges.”
The new streetwear collection is the latest in a string Betty Boop fashion collaborations with major brands, and has the fashion world abuzz.
Check out more of the new designs below and shop the whole collection at LazyOaf.com.
The Betty Boop Holiday Gift Guide
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
Happy Birthday, Betty! You’ve been one busy lady and this video says it all. Just look at all you’ve been up to this year!
For those of you who may not know, today is a very big day for Miss Boop. She’s celebrating her first appearance in “Dizzy Dishes,” one of her “Uncle” Max Fleischer’s “Talkartoons” — the first “talkies” in the animated cartoon world — which Max’s company, Fleischer Studios, created for Paramount. After her debut, Betty Boop quickly evolved into a curvaceous Jazz-Age flapper who captured the popular imagination and of course, fame followed. Dressed in a figure-hugging frock and thigh-high garter, Betty Boop went on to star in her own “Betty Boop” cartoon series, tapping into the edgy spirit of the times. Through the decades, her popularity has spanned film and television, fashion and music.
Today, the feisty, wide-eyed and vivacious icon remains in the limelight as The Original Sass Symbol – as popular as ever the world over in this new Digital Age.
In celebration of this momentous occasion, we’re kicking off Betty’s Birthday Bash with a month-long sale in the Official Betty Boop Online Store powered by ZAZZLE. Fans get 25% OFF all Betty Boop merchandise when they use the promo code “ZBETTYBOOP25” (valid through the end of August 2017). And be sure to be on the lookout for more fun promotions and sweepstakes coming down the pike this month.
Happy birthday Betty! Don’t forget to wish Ms. Boop a very Happy Birthday on her social media channels using the hashtag #HappyBoopDayBetty — you could end up with a very special surprise! ??
You may recall we told you here when the first issue in Dynamite Entertainment’s all-new comic book series was published last fall. Now those comics have been collected for Betty’s fans in a new trade paperback edition!
BleedingCool.com has published an interview with award-winning writer Roger Langridge, who discusses his fascination with the animated character and his Five Top Reasons why Betty Boop is still relevant to modern comic book readers.
Check out Langridge’s interview here. It’s a great read!