LEOPARD LOVE

Planet Botkier August 31, 2010

We’re not the only one who are wild about leopard print! One of our favorite bags, the Maddie Shoulder, was featured on Shopbop’s Standout Bags for Fall. Curious on how to wear your favorite animal print? We’re loving the way Shopbop styled the look, a bold black & white combo – and for a touch of whimsy, top it off with a wide brimmed hat! Shop the full look at Shopbop.com.

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A FUN FETE WITH LUNA BOSTON!

Planet Botkier August 27, 2010

This week marked our debut of a special collection designed exclusively for one of our favorite retailers, LunaBoston.  LunaBoston was head over heels for the unique Metallic Mermaid leather seen on Fall’s allstar, the Ava, that we decided to bring back a few old favorites, including the Trigger, Sasha, and Bianca bags. Last night we had a blast debuting the collaboration with a shopping event at Botkier NoLIta,  over cupcakes and champagne with Luna Boston’s cofounder Sarah Johnson.

These Botkier classics are available exclusively at LunaBoston. If you missed out on the event, not to fret! The Metallic Mermaid Classics Collection will stay at our NoLIta boutique (246 Mott Street, at Prince) through the weekend, so drop in and browse the collection, or shop online at LunaBoston.com!

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YOU’RE INVITED! BOTKIER & LUNABOSTON EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH EVENT

Planet Botkier August 25, 2010

You’re invited! Botkier + Lunaboston Metallic Mermaid launch event
Please join Monica Botkier and Lunaboston at the Botkier NoLIta boutique
to celebrate the launch of the Metallic Mermaid
Classics Collection. Available exclusively @ Lunaboston.com

Shop the highly anticipated return of Botkier classics – Trigger, Sasha and Bianca!

Created for LunaBoston in our custom Metallic Mermaid leather.

where: 246 Mott @ Prince St.
when: Thursday, August 26th. 12-8pm

Hope to see you there!

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COCOROSA FOR BOTKIER

Planet Botkier August 18, 2010

Chantal Van Der Meijden runs the popular personal style blog Cocorosa. A must-visit for stylish finds, Chantal’s fashion diary documents her daily outfits and latest obsessions. Not sure how to wear mixed-prints, a headscarf, or thigh-high boots?   We’re always looking to Cocorosa for wardrobe inspiration – she’s always the first to try a daring new trend. When styling the Ava crossbody in chocolate suede, Chantal channeled a childhood favorite, Brigitte Bardot in Spaghetti Western Les Petroleuses – a vintage inspired look that’s perfect for the modern girl.

Tell us a little bit about why Brigitte Bardot in Les Petroleuses is your ultimate Bad Girl icon…

Chantal: I really love the old Westerns and Spaghetti Westerns like “The magnificent Seven” and “One upon a time in the West” eversince I was little, so naturally growing up all I ever wanted to be was one of those gunslinging bad ass gals like Brigitte Bardot or Claudia Cardinale who besides being tough are also incredibly sexy.

Brigitte’s style in Les Petroleuses is western-inspired. How can a 21st century girl incorporate this without coming off as a cowboy?

Chantal: I never like to translate my inspiration in a look directly, sometimes I might go for a single piece like a fringe jacket that I will incorporate in a everyday silhouette but often I really go by colors, fabrics and textures to create the look I’m inspired by, like the black leather with brown suede and sand colored neutrals. The over-the-knee leather cowboy boots gave a western touch while still being very modern in design.

Love that the wilderness is a theme in your shoot. Where’s your favorite quiet destination for a trip away from it all?

Chantal: I really love traveling and I haven’t yet traveled as much as I wanted to! I really love desolated places, I loved Morocco, when we were going by jeep from Marrakesh to Zagora and we took a short stop before reaching Ouarzazate, I was standing in the red earth and the view was truly fantastic! An other favorite place for me will always be Italy!

Brigitte was known to wear flats – are you a fan or more of a heels-every-day kind of girl?

Chantal: I’m often wearing boots or heels and when wearing heels I always carry flats with me!

When you’re in New York, what are your favorite destinations to let loose?

Chantal: I love Nolita, a favorite restaurant of mine is Epistrophy on Mott street. As for shopping I always check out Tokio7… I’m always down for hanging out in Brooklyn and love the rooftop parties!

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SONG OF STYLE FOR BOTKIER

Planet Botkier August 18, 2010

A versatile mix of sophisticated femininity and eclectic urban charm-Song Of Style documents the day in the life of the fabulous Aimee Song. Whether it’s gallavanting in San Francisco in sky-high wedges or strolling down Melrose in LA for good vintage, Song Of Style personifies Califoria cool. Though her photos look like they should be published in your favorite glossy, Aimee’s sense of humor and down to earth nature shines through. For example,  when embracing her inner bad girl, Aimee decided to channel her favorite street artists. And while we don’t condone tagging – it’s all in the name of fashion, right? Read her Q&A with Botkier below…

We know no walls were harmed in your graffiti inspired shoot. Let’s say you are tagging though! What’s your design look like? What would your ‘handle’ be?

Aimee: I would do a bad-ass portrait of Tupac. I always loved great Tupac portraits around LA. I might also draw the city of San Francisco since it’s so beautiful with amazing architecture. My tagging ‘handle’ would probably be my blog name, Song Of Style . Hehe.

Who are some of your favorite taggers in the biz?

Aimee: Definitely Bansky. Tagging for a reason and making it into an art is way better than tagging gangster signs.

Can street art inspire an outfit – if so, how can we get the look?

Aimee:  Definitely! I love colorful street art and it can definitely inspire my outfit.

Where are your favorite places in San Francisco to let loose?

Aimee: Probably the mission!

Let’s say we’re throwing a Song Of Style Bash!! What’s on the party playlist & drinks menu?

Aimee: Definitely To Live in Die in LA by Tupac and In da Club by 50cent. Any Rap, Reggae, Hip hop, pop but absolutely no rave and techno!  Haha.  There will definitely be more food than drinks, but if there must be alcohol there must be Hefeweizen.

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