Blogger Love

Planet Botkier December 07, 2012

We have been getting a lot of Blogger Lovin’ lately from our lovely ladies!
We wanted to share with our #botkierbabes their amazing photos and style! Check out some of our favorites.

AIMEE SONG from SONG OF STYLE

Song of Style is ready for Fall mixing burgundy hues and our #GABRIEL satchel in Sienna!

Check out her blog post: BURGUNDY HUES IN LA.
Images via Song of Style blog.

SHERYL LUKE from WALK IN WONDERLAND


Walk in Wonderland dressing for comfort for Fall with our #VALENTINA shoulder in emerald! Loving her bright blue boots!

Check out her blog post: BEANIE AND BOWIE.
Images via Walk in Wonderland blog.

LINDSEY CALLA from SAUCY GLOSSIE

Saucy Glossie all holiday ready for her breakfast at Tiffany Co. with our one of a kind #VALENTINA shoulder in stone!


Check out her blog post: A VERY TIFFANY TRADITION.
Images via Saucy Glossie blog.

CHRISTINE BIBBO HERR from NYC PRETTY

NYC Pretty taking a walk in Winter Wonderland with her perfect size #TRIGGER frame. The perfect weekend accessory!


Check out her blog post: WINTER WALK.
Images via NYCPretty blog.

MARIKA from GOLDEN WHITE DECOR

Golden White Decor got holiday glam down with our #VALENTINA satchel in black & white croc! The perfect #HOLIDAY bag.


Check out her blog post: A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER IN  LITTLE BLACK.
Images via Golden White Decor blog.

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Monica’s Instagrams of the Week

Planet Botkier October 20, 2012

Monica’s past weeks have been filled with inspiration from vintage collectibles,
photography and of course accessories!
Follow Monica’s inspirational week through Instagram @botkier.

1. What to wear – Denim blues and bright hues SS13 sneak peek #lucy

2. Empty your bag … #deepthoughts #art cc: Sophie Calle

3. Vintage jewelry inspiration #oneofakind

4. Crave City! Got the sugar blues #Balthazar

5. The amazing @giannandrea1 stopped by to cut my hair!! Thank you xoxo

6. Subtle sparkle is the uniform for Fall. Gunmetal #valentina and these @MattBernson booties! xoMB

7. Camera Collection #oldschool #inspiration. What do you collect?

8. Shoe Fetish alive and well!

9. Day number one! SS13 @FashionCoterie booth 1409

10. Rise and shine early birds!

11. Kissing cousins getting cozy. #Blair #Marlow

12. Inspirational photo by my friend @gerald_forster LOVE! Maui, Hawaii

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Fall Cocktails and Cupcakes

Planet Botkier October 14, 2012

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning and we are all grabbing our cozy sweaters. Fall is officially upon us, what better way to celebrate the season then sipping on a delicious warm cocktail and snacking on a pumpkin spiced cupcake?
Here are two recipes that are sure to make you snuggle up and indulge!

The Hot Apple Toddy

Ingredients:
2 oz. whiskey or apple brandy
1 teaspoon sugar
Honey
Hot apple cider
Cinnamon stick for garnish
2-3 whole cloves for garnish

Preparation:
1. Coat the bottom on a glass or mug with honey
2. Add the whiskey or apple brandy
3. Fill with hot apple cider
4. Stir well
5. Garnish with cinnamon stick and cloves
Sip and enjoy!

Recipe and Image by So Simply Sophie

Pumpkin Cupcakes


Yield: 20 cupcakes

Ingredients: For the Pumpkin Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree

Ingredients: For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
2 (8) ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Pumpkin Cake:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spices; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and eggs. Add dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Whisk in pumpkin puree.
3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway. Bake until tops spring back when touched, and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pans once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1. Using a mixer, blend the butter and cream cheese together until well combined.
2. Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated.
3. Finally mix in vanilla and cinnamon.

Recipe and images by My Baking Addiction

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DIY Jewelry Headband and Bangles

Planet Botkier October 07, 2012

DIY JEWELRY HEADBAND
One of our favorite trends this season is hair jewelry.
We have seen many stars rocking this feminine look on the red carpet this year.
Recycling scrap chain or using a broken necklace is a fun and exciting way to make your favorite hairstyle sparkle!
Here is a simple way to recreate this elegant look.

What you’ll need:
- Necklace or chain about 14-17” long.
(To make sure you have the right size, lay your necklace over the top of your head and
it should hit just below/behind your ears at the base of your neck.)
- Elastic headband
- Needle/ thread/ scissors
- Lighter

Directions:

1. Cut the piece of elastic or band from 6-8” depending on how long your necklace or chain is. You want it to be tight enough to stay on but not too tight that it slips off your head. Hold it around your head to measure it if it helps.  2. Singe the ends of the band to prevent fraying. 3. Flip the necklace and the elastic upside down. Then hand stitch about 1/2” of the elastic securely to each end of your necklace. Use about 10 stitches on each side, going under and through the necklace links and a few over and around the top.
Wear and enjoy!

DIY and Images from LoveMaegan

DIY BANGLES
Who doesn’t love bright sparkly arm candy? This neon Bangle DIY is simple and fun!


What you’ll need:
-
Bangles (get them in stacks at places like Forever 21 or Target)
- Embroidery floss (Michael’s has a small selection of neon floss)
- Rhinestone chain
- Hot glue
- Scissors for trimming

Directions:

1. Begin by affixing the rhinestone chain to your bangle with a bit of hot glue and continue all the way around the bangle. You don’t need to glue down the entire rhinestone chain, just intermittent pieces. Less glue mess to contend with that way. When you’ve completed the bangle with your rhinestones, just trim off the rest of the chain, which can usually be cut off with a pair of regular scissors.  2. Begin wrapping your embroidery floss around the spaces between the rhinestones. Wrap 3-4 times around each space, depending on the size of the rhinestone. Continue all the way around.  3. Finish off with a spot of hot glue to hold the floss in place and then trim the edges.
A simple and easy DIY to add a bit of neon to your style!

DIY and images by For The Love Of

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Botkier Street Style: Which Botkier are you? #VALENTINA

Planet Botkier August 10, 2012

Botkier loves street style! There are so many fashionable ladies strutting their style on the streets of New York City. This week we decided to change things up and take our #VALENTINA shoulder in berry out for a stroll through SoHo to see how these #botkierbabes would wear her!

Each of these ladies has their own individual look, so we asked them why they loved #VALENTINA and snapped some photos of them. Now we want to know what YOU think! Whose Botkier Street Style do you like best? See below the images for voting instructions.

Halla:

1. Why do you like this #VALENTINA?
Halla: “I like the way the leather feels, the spacious interior and the structure. I also love the berry color!”

2. Would you wear this bag during the day or night?
Halla: “Both.”

3. What would you wear with this bag?
Halla: “Definitely jeans.”


Ingrid:

1. Why do you like this #VALENTINA?
Ingrid: “I love the color, shape and the longer strap.”

2. Would you wear this bag during the day or night?
Ingrid: “During the day.”

3. What would you wear with this bag?
Ingrid: “Simple black jeans and a plain colored top.”


Jillian:

1. Why do you like this #VALENTINA?
Jillian: “It’s small enough to carry everything I need while still being stylish!”

2. Would you wear this bag during the day or night?
Jillian: “Both.”

3. What would you wear with this bag?
Jillian: “Fun colored jeans or shorts.”

TO VOTE:
Post a comment below this post with your favorite Botkier Babe’s name. Voting ends on Wednesday, August 15th and we will select a winner the next day. The #botkierbabe with the most votes will win the #VALENTINA in berry!


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