Botkier Spring ‘12 Ad Campaign voted Top 10

Planet Botkier January 06, 2012

This season I decided to jump into my old shoes and shoot the Botkier Spring 2012 campaign myself. It is extremely rewarding to take my vision full circle, from sketch to bag to advertising! I feel especially proud of the fact that the Botkier Spring 2012 campaign was voted top 10 fashion campaigns on NBC THREAD. Check out the link and check out the behind the scenes photos. ENJOY! xoxo Monica

Above we have a newbie the LEON, all bright and beautiful in bright green against an amazing H&M jacket. Check out the shorts with the zipper detail, amazing!

Above the new EDEN large satchel in lavender lizard on our model who was channeling the south of France on a yacht in our studio. Below we have the EDEN hobo in nude, love the purple flare pants.

One of the highly anticipated bags for us is Valentina continuing with our love of color we are exploring pastels. A HUGE trend for Spring 2012!

Color blocking continues to be a great way to pop details in our bags. Here we have a PHOENIX clutch with leather covered frame. Soft and slouchy day clutch that can be worn anywhere…

One of my favorite shots of the Misha clutch in cobble snake with pastel trim. The model was doing a great job lounging on her faux boat while I did my best not to fall on her while balancing on a ladder high above…

Angie Parker our amazing makeup artist rocking it in her denim jumpsuit. So talented and so damn funny!

Our amazing stylist Daisha and her racks and racks of clothes and jewelry. We tried to throw in some Botkier shoes but in the end decided that barefoot was the way to go for our imaginary spring fling. BTW never under estimate the importance of a steamer, everyone should have one in their closet. Beats an iron any day.

Behind the scenes…

…to finished and retouched photo!

Sometimes it takes more than one outfit change to nail a shot. The shirt below did not make it to the final.

Literally behind my shoulder. That camera is so heavy. I know it sounds old school but I miss film. The instant gratification of digital misses something for me in the process.

More acrobatics to get the shot. The angle has to be just right!!

Check out more coverage on the following: Chicology, New York Mag The Cut, The Sartorialist Blog and The Purseblog


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Planet Botkier March 01, 2010

In our biweekly feature, Link Love, we share some of our favorite Botkier links across the blogosphere. This time around, Dena of D~Luxelist quizzes Monica for the secrets behind the Spring collection, and Emily and Joy are spotted out and about wearing Botkier. If you feature Botkier on your blog, let us know! Send an email to to be considered for the next Link Love!

D~Luxelist: Monica reveals the inspiration behind the Howard Street and Dion Satchels!

Just Jared: Emily Blunt loves her Jackie Hobo! JustJared spots Em and her Botkier out and about in LA.

Purse Blog Savvy: Shannon suggests the flirty Brooklyn Crossbody in exotic snake.

Handbag Du Jour: Joy Bryant looks fresh at the Parenthood Premiere carrying an old fave-the Isis clutch.

WWD: Our marketing director shares thoughts on social media as Women’s Wear Daily shines the spotlight on fashion bloggers and the Chictopia10!

Luna Boston: Take a peek at our exclusive styles designed especially for Luna Boston.


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Planet Botkier February 09, 2010

With our latest collaboration, we are excited to bring the power of design to our biggest fans. Who better to consult than our favorite bag enthusiasts behind the much obsessed over Purse Blog? Teaming up with Megs and Vlad for the Purse Blog design project has been a dream-there is no place more passionate about handbags on the web.  What’s most inspiring for us is being able to get direct feedback from Purse Blog’s cherished family-some of our favorite Botkier girls are Purse Blog readers!

The first phase of the Botkier + Purse Blog design gave the readers a chance to vote on the most intimate design details. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of voters, we’ve decided the style of bag, color, and type of hardware. We’ll be welcoming back the Sasha, in a distressed grey with gunmetal hardware.  Now, it’s up to you to vote on the finishing touches-will the final Sasha sport a fanciful fringe? Or will it boast braided detailing? The choice is yours-visit Purse Blog’s newest post to contribute your ideas!
See the details behind Phase I of the design project here, and be sure to check out the exclusive Purse Blog video interview with Monica on the project (plus a Spring 10 preview!) here.


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