IT’S BOTKIER SAMPLE SALE TIME!

Planet Botkier April 29, 2010

You’re invited to our Spring 2010 Sample Sale. We’ll be rewarding our Facebook fans and Twitter followers with a sweet deal. In honor of Mother’s Day, get 10% off your purchase when you share your favorite snapshot of you and your mom via Twitter (tag @botkierbags in your tweet) or upload to our wall on Facebook. Hope to see you there!

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GIRLS ON FILM

Planet Botkier April 23, 2010

Peek a glimpse of the Botkier studio in this blast from the past. Filmed last November for E! News, this charming clip gives an insider’s view of our office and a glance at some of our most popular styles from the Holiday/Resort collection. Michelle and Monica share details behind their design collaboration, a true labor of love benefiting the Oxfam organization.

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TALKING SHOP

Planet Botkier April 13, 2010

We’re excited to share an exclusive interview with Anthea King, the makeup artist on set. Channeling French favorite Charlotte Gainsborg, Anthea equipped Adina with sultry bedroom eyes and a dramatic pout. The beauty pro tells us how to achieve the effortlessly sexy look at home and shares her  insider tips with Planet Botkier.

What’s on your palette for Fall 2010?

I’m really feeling the East Village or St. Germain des Pres girl who looks just a bit “slept-in”.  I am feeling plummy smoky eyes and the inner rims lined with the same color, spiky lashes and lipstick in a semi-matte berry. A bit of smudging around the eyes is sexy and so right now. Also, lipstick is back! Put the glosses away for now and keep those lips matte in fun shades of burgundy, deep coral and even a sheer vampy purple.

From where did you find your inspiration for the Botkier Fall campaign?

Right now in the fashion world we are really channelling Charlotte Gainsbourg,  the muse to Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere. She’s also an actress, singer and impossibly chic and French. It’s about being effortless but still the messy hair falls in just the right spots and you see the eyes but don’t realize that the thick black liquid eyeliner and layers of false lashes are what is seducing you. It’s trickery, but unless you know, you really don’t know what is going on there.

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READY FOR COMBAT

Planet Botkier April 06, 2010

It’s official! The military-chic look is here to stay. Who What Wear, one of our daily obsessions, recently reported the army coat is the perfect outerwear for spring. And in Shopbop’s latest editorial, a cute pair of rough and tumble army green cargos and well worn grey tee are paired stylishly with a snake print bag-our Brooklyn Crossbody Hobo in Natural Snake.  Loving this army style as much as we are? Shop the full look on Shopbop.

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MONICA’S MIXTAPE

Planet Botkier April 05, 2010

These are some of my favorite songs right now. I’m always mixing old and new for an eclectic mix. I never get sick of classic rock and disco, but lately I’ve been hooked on Mos Def, Feist, Cat Power, and Nina Simone. For a different vibe, I’m turning to indie favorites like M.I.A and MGMT. What’s on your latest playlist? Share your current musical obsession and we might add it to our playlist next month!

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