Botkier x Vogue Eyewear/CFDA City Collection x Aimee Song

Planet Botkier September 23, 2011

They have finally arrived! Botkier’s first ever sunglass design. Inspired by the city of Miami, these red hot shades are for fun in the sun. Get out there and shine! Available exclusively at Sunglass Hut.

It was an honor to win this project through the CFDA who partnered with Vogue Eyewear to choose three members for three city inspired frames. “There were dozens of amazing applicants but Monica, Rebecca and Yeohlee’s visions for this project were just exceptional,” said Daniela Policastro, global brand manager at Vogue Eyewear.  “Each pair artfully exemplifies the Vogue Eyewear brand, captures the essence of the inspiration city, and showcases the designer’s unique identity.  The 2011 City Collection provides a new perspective, a new twist on sunglass design.”

Behind the scenes filming in the Botkier studio and…

…on location with the one and only Aimee Song. It was a lot of fun going through the entire process from inspiration board to sketch. Then from finished product to filming Aimee with her amazing style – our sunglasses and EDEN satchel. All that color for October!

“These sunglasses are meant for the woman who is edgy, sexy, fashion forward and likes to explore the city.  They are meant for the fashion art girl who loves the museums, art galleries and always the parties during Art Basil Miami. A bold persona who can mix within the different worlds of Miami, whether it be a Cuban coffee shop, gallery opening or pool side party at The Raleigh.” – Monica Botkier

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Fashion’s Night Out… a night in at Botkier NoLIta!

Planet Botkier September 09, 2011

Fashion’s Night Out turned out to be a fabulous night in for us down at our NoLIta boutique. We hosted a DIY party where Botkier Babes came down to decorate their very own eco friendly totes with Swarovski crystals, iron-ons, leather, studs and more! All proceeds from the sale of the totes went to benefit Oxfam.

Monica Botkier and Aimee Song from Song of Style

Goodies donated by Swarovski Elements…

Botkier Babe No. 1

Nadia of FrouFrouu with her cool and minimalist DIY design, love!

Great example of the iron-on details we had. This one is inspired by the Flint group for Fall.

Beautiful work ladies!

The scene at Botkier, Aimee and Nadia gettin’ their DIY on!

Lindsay from NY Busy Girl and her lovely creation.

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Miami Nice

Planet Botkier June 28, 2011

Aimee Song of Song of Style and Monica Botkier trooped on down to Miami last week to hang out for an inspiration tour as part of the 2011 Vogue Eyewear  CFDA City Collection project. Botkier will be introducing our first ever sunglass design in October 2011 which will be sold at Sunglass Huts everywhere! In particular we were thrilled to see how Aimee Song took our accessories: eyewear and bags, in our inspirational city of Miami and in turn inspired us with her styling. See her looks below and for more info and Aimee’s take on the trip go to http://songofstyle.blogspot.com

On South Beach with our Eden small satchel in multi-color, Holiday Resort 2011.

South Beach in the afternoon, Aimee is rocking out with color! We love this look, she is wearing the Misha clutch in red, Holiday Resort 2011.

Aimee and Monica keeping cool in the shade of the palms on South Beach. Monica is wearing dear friend and fave designer Tucker polka dot wrap dress.

Behind the scenes of the shoot, notice the tattooed forearm of the photo assistant camera right. That breeze felt good but the reflection board was pure torture shooting silver hard light right into our eyes (yes on purpose! suffer for beauty even on film)

Joe’s Stone Crab, definitely a highlight of the shoot. We had to eat their yummy specialty of Stone Crabs over and over and over again! Then they bought out the hash browns and we were ready for a nap!!

The beautiful Aimee Song towards the end of the shoot outside The Webster, talk about inspiring – fashion, food, architecture, books. Our kind of one stop shop! After shooting for 12 hours in the heat we were beyond thrilled to take it all in. Amazing can’t wait to go back!

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Botkier Celebrates Street Style Spring Giveaway

Planet Botkier March 24, 2011

What better way to honor Bill Cunningham, the original street-style photographer and fellow New Yorker, than to offer one of our loyal fans the chance to get their “street-style” on?

Beginning Thursday March 24th, 2011 we’ll be offering one lucky Botkier fan the chance to win a Spring 2011 Botkier bag and to be featured in a street style shoot by Monica Botkier.

Also one lucky winner will win two tickets to see “Bill Cunningham New York” at the Film Forum here in New York City, to be announced Saturday, March 26th, 2011.

We love seeing Botkier street style and we’re constantly inspired by some of our favorite bloggers, as seen above (Aimee Song and Carolina Engeman).

Essentially, that’s how Botkier began – a girl, with her camera, and a bag.

Become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or visit our Nolita Boutique to enter – the winner will be chosen on Friday, April 1st, 2011.


About the film:

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

*No Purchase Necessary

* Photographs by Mattias Swenson for Fashion Squad, Aimee Song of Song of Style + Tanya Brown

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