Botkier x Pinterest Spring Fling Contest

Planet Botkier April 05, 2012



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Sheer Genius

Planet Botkier March 16, 2012

We saw more skin than ever during fashion week all over the globe in runways from Alexander McQueen to Robert Cavalli and Calvin Klein.

Taking it Back: Starting off as a fabric solely used for pantyhose, the sheer organza fabric was revolutionized to be used on wedding gowns and in everyday street wear. This fabric is a serious and sexy fashion trend. It was only to be seen on a woman’s arms and legs in the 1920’s but is now wrapped around ones entire body. This fabric type may have been dated before the 1920’s —3,000B.C.— but has slowly made it into all our closets.

Become a sheer genius:

1. Don’t want to reveal too much skin? Pair a sheer blouse with a light cardigan or jacket for less revelation.

2. For a peek-a-boo look try a skin toned or black camisole or bodysuit that will disappear under that blouse.

3. Feeling extra bold? Grab a pair of boy shorts under a floral printed sheer maxi skirt or try a contrasting lace bra under a silky top.

Top image courtesy of Oraclefox, both via Pinterest.


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Plan Your New York Minute

Planet Botkier March 09, 2012

New Yorkers tend to be stuck in the New York Minute aka planning last minute. Life in New York is nothing if not busy. Our lovely city has so much to offer we are often too busy to take advantage of it! Have no fear Team Botkier has laid out some very cool plans for your weekend! Listed below are some great places and events you can fit into that busy schedule.

BYOB Painting Workshops

Unwind with a glass of Pinot Noir and a paintbrush in hand. Release your weeks stress at Paint Along NYC.

When: March 9th


International Youth Musicians Festival

See today’s youth show their passion for music at the annual musicians festival.

When: Saturday March 10th at 8pm


Woman’s HerStory Weekend

Celebrate woman’s history month by discovering those women who helped shape our lives, one of many being the First Lady Michelle Obama

When: Saturday March 10th -11th 10am-5pm


Super Linda Restaurant

Super Linda is the new Latin hotspot! Enjoy a caliente night with friends, filled with Spanish hits and Mexican cuisine.

109 West Broadway  New York, NY 


New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

Catch groundbreaking kiddie flicks at venues throughout the city at this 15th annual fest. This weekend, try to score tickets to Disneynature film Chimpanzee, quirky movie Lotte and the Moonstone Secret or Japanese animated feature A Letter to Momo.

When: March 2nd-25th


Youthquake: The 1960’s Revolution

Check out how the 60’s Revolution influenced fashion today at the FIT Museum.

When: March 6th- April 7th


Artexpo New York

Preview innovative art at Artexpo New York for 2012 featuring over 100 diverse artists. Some featured galleries: J&D International Inc., Shinkle photography LLC, Studio 84 West, Inc.

When: Saturday March 24th 10am-7pm & Saturday March 25th 10am-6pm


Monica’s New York Minute Hotspots

Miss Lily’s Jamaican Brunch

A great new twist to brunch try a Jamaican breakfast. We love the Ackee and Saltfish featuring the yummiest festivals around. That’s Jamaican for fried dough! The vibes are cool and laid back, good music and drinks too.


Tucker Store

Gaby and the Tucker gang have opened a Soho flagship where you can find all her amazing prints! Easy to wear dresses and blouses are faves.


Le Baron

Top French nightlife owner Andre Sariava has made his way to NYC so get exclusive at Le Baron located in Chinatown.



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All About EDEN – Holiday Resort 2011

Planet Botkier October 27, 2011

The Holiday Resort season always comes as a bright spot as Fall comes to an end and winter sets in. We start dreaming about a fabulous getaway somewhere chic and HOT! This season for the holidays Botkier has introduced bright statement bags that will accessorize any trip and remind you that winter will eventually give way to warmer weather…

The above trio of EDEN satchels is the best example of color blocking anyone can dream of. Chic and structured with unique hardware and bright clever color combinations to make any outfit pop!

It’s always great for us to see how the cool girls wear our bags. Above here is Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty followed by our girl Aimee Song of Song of Style and Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious out and about in NYC. Their styles are all so different and they each make EDEN their own, a designers dream come true!

These images are from our inspiration board for Holiday Resort 2011. Photographed by Andrew Yee for a colorblocking story in  How to Spend It Magazine. Color blocking is a huge theme this year and continues as a strong trend into 2012. Love the red jacket above!

The photo above is a huge inspiration for me, I have it tacked up in my office. It’s from one of my favorite coffee table books – Hotel Il Pellicano, “Swimmers and Sailors”, Robert Scio (photographer), published by Rizzoli New York. I want to go back in time when I look at it!

More inspiration: vintage chic resort style.Vogue Australia November 2011Fashion Gone Rogue Nicole Bentley (photographer) and Alina Baikova (model).

This is a photograph I took myself while on holiday in Portugal. It was so beautiful there, the brightest blues in all imaginable hues. You can literally feel the sun on the kids backs… The family vacation, moments that pass too quickly.

Speaking of, this is a very personal moment for me on a family vacation at the age of 4 with my aunt in Miami. Talk about on trend, my bathing suit back then was right on! Good memories live in bright color.  xoxo Monica


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Monica’s Miami: CFDA + Vogue Eyewear Collaboration

Planet Botkier April 11, 2011

We’re so happy to announce that Monica’s Miami-inspired eyewear designs were selected as a part of The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Luxottica/Vogue Eyewear partnership that supports brands that have their sights set on optical eyewear.

(Such as ourselves.. ; )

For the second consecutive year, the CFDA partnered with the eyewear label on a program under which Monica and two other designers were chosen to conceptualize and create sunglasses to be sold exclusively at Sunglass Hut come September.

The inspiration behind Monica’s designs:

” MIAMI – Bathed in pastels and faded glory as well as new promises, there is something that resonates with me. South Beach feels like a continual party on the beach long after the party is over. Eyewear tells your story, yet keeps your secrets. Here the idea is bold and fun, never anonymous.”

We’re sure her time spent with her aunt in Miami had something to do with it too, check her out poolside… even then she was all about the bold, fresh, and modern style!

Botkier has always been a very “New York” brand but we’re so happy and excited that Miami has become our muse during this amazing opportunity and experience.

To get all the juicy details about the project check out WWD here: and look for the shades later this year in Sunglass Huts nationwide!


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