Designer Spotlight: Coco & Breezy

Coco & Breezy (aka Corianna and Brianna Dotson) are two twin sisters from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who designed some unique sunglasses for themselves, mainly because they were super shy.

Coco & Breezy

Coco & Breezy

They went out to New York City on vacation for a few weeks, and people started stopping them on the street to buy their sunglasses right then off of the girls.  Long story short, the girls decided to make a business out of making their quirky sunglasses, and moved out to NY with a dream and a lot of determination.  Soon enough, their sunglasses were selling out faster than they could make ’em, and worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Osbourne, Kim Kardashian, and Pharrell Williams, among many other celebs.

An editorial featuring their shades from the OakNYC pre-fall edition

An editorial featuring their shades from the OakNYC pre-fall edition

What I find truly amazing about Coco & Breezy’s story is that it truly shows with ambition combined with hard work, anything is possible.  When asked for their favorite quote in an interview with Jason Lee, they responded:

“I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond buying a snack and this older lady told me, “First, it’s about taking care of your health ,and second, its about being happy and true to yourself.  Then, its the money.  If you don’t have the first two things primary, then the money doesn’t matter.  Money is not what makes happiness.”
Undoubtedly, these twin sisters are trendsetters

Undoubtedly, these twin sisters are natural born trendsetters

Their sunglasses and miscellaneous other items (jackets and children’s, among others) can be found at their website, as well as everywhere from Karmaloop to Napolean Perdis.   Each collection under the Coco and Breezy eyewear range has its own story.  “20/20” collection – living in the year twenty twenty and having 20/20 vision, “Rainy Days” based on the concept of an umbrella, the literally translated collection “Wearable Art”, and “Omorose” meaning ‘beautiful’ in Egyptian.

A look at their children's collection (I'm all for raising a generation of super cool badasses)

A look at their children’s collection (I’m all for raising a generation of super cool mini-badasses)

To C&B, “Your eyewear is always your outfit and your clothing outfit is always your accessory.”  Be sure to keep an eye out for these inspiring fashionistas.

I was in bed,bath and beyond buying a snack and this older lady told me “1st its about taking care of your health, 2nd its about being happy and true to yourself and thennnnn its the money. If you don’t have the 1st two things primary, then the money doesn’t matter. Money is not what makes happiness.” – See more at: http://iamjasonlee.com/2012/07/exclusive-jason-lee-catches-up-with-coco-breezy/#sthash.X2bO1dKF.dpuf
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