What Makes You Blush?

Planet Botkier February 10, 2013

Love is in the air!
Check out our #VALENTINE’S day inspirations that makes us blush<3
What makes you blush?

THE SWEETEST GIFTS THAT MAKES US BLUSH


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DIY: How to Organize your Accessories

Planet Botkier January 13, 2013

Start the New Year right by organizing your accessories & make-up!
This year you won’t have to go crazy looking for that one eye liner you need or that one handbag that matches your outfit.
We have found some amazing organizing DIY’S so you can find everything easily this year.

DIY MAGNETIC MAKE-UP BOARD


Supplies:
1. Frame
2. Sheet Metal
3. Material
4. Tacky Spray
5. Scissors
6. Magnets
7. Hot Glue Gun

Directions:
Step 1: Tacky Spray the material over the sheet metal.
(You can leave uncovered for a cool metallic look.)
Step 2: Place the sheet metal in frame
Step 3: Hot glue the magnets onto the back of your makeup essentials.
Step 4: Hang up the frame and your magnetized make up. Done!

Photo & DIY Credit by ThreadSence

DIY JEWELRY ORGANIZER


Supplies:
- 1 wooden utensil holder (Bed, Bath, and Beyond)
- 4 packs of Small Solid Brass Screw Eyes (5/8 inch)
- 3 packs of Solid Brass Cup Hooks (5/8 inch)
- 1 Picture hanger set

Directions:
1. Mark where you want to put your screws. You can put two in each column (for necklaces), and as many as you could fit in the smaller horizontal shelves (for earrings). You can use a ruler if you’d like to space them out evenly.
2. Twist all of the screws into place.  Use an ice pick or a bigger screw to start each hole. If your hands are sweaty or shaky, try using a paper towel to get a better grip on the screws as you’re twisting. Push down hard so they really go in and go slowly with a steady hand.
A glass of wine is recommended.


3. Attach the picture holder. On the back of your jewelry organizer, twist the two screws in towards the top and evenly spaced out in the center. Secure the wire by twisting it around itself. Cut with pliers.


4. Spray paint! Go outside and put newspaper down. Follow the directions on the can and let dry.
5. Hang it to the wall, add your jewelry, and you’re done!

Photo & DIY Credits by Color Me Blue

DIY SHELVE YOUR CLUTCHES, HANG THE REST

GET THE LOOK:

1. SHELVES : To keep clutches in place, file them like books. Use sweater dividers to cordon off and protect bags made of delicate materials like satin (which can snag) and patent (which can dent and discolor). Lynk shelf dividers, $7 each, bedbathandbeyond.com

2. HOOKS: To keep bags from sagging under their own weight and losing their shape (a danger when they’re left lying down), hang them from hooks affixed to the top of your storage space or unit. Liberty Hardware single-prong hooks, $5 each, amazon.com

3. CREDENZA: While this concept works happily in a closet, we love seeing all our bags displayed in an open case like this one. White low rider bookcase, $349, landofnod.com

CUSTOMIZE IT!

Dress up a plain bookcase with molding: This finishing touch makes a room—and your bag collection—feel extra special.

Photo & Article via Lucky Magazine

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Sneak Peek of Botkier Spring 2013 Campaign

Planet Botkier January 06, 2013

Here’s a sneak peek of Botkier Spring 2013 Campaign featuring Aimee Song from Song of Style!
Stay tuned for our Spring 2013 Campaign and upcoming giveaways.

Aimee Song from Song of Style featuring Botkier Honore Hobo in Coral.

Images via StyleCaster. Photography by Adam Katz Sinding. Posted by Laurel Pinson.

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Party Snaps

Planet Botkier August 30, 2012

Last week was a busy and exciting week for Monica!
Here are some party snaps of her having a blast at the events she attended!

FREE ARTS NYC

Monica and her girls attended the Free Arts NYC Kidfest in the Hamptons.  See them create art for a good cause!
Photographs by Billy Farrell Agency

BIONDA CASTANA CANDELIT & COCKTAILS

Monica attended Bionda Castana cocktail party at the Norwood celebrating their new Spring/Summer ‘13 collection!

Photographs of Roxanne Robinson (WWD), Natalia Barbieri (Bionda Castana), Annabet Duvall (Seventeen), and Monica Botkier (Botkier)
Gaby Basora (Tucker) and Monica Botkier (Botkier)

Photographs via Daily Front Row-Chic Report

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Aimee Song x Monica Botkier x Vintage Weekender

Planet Botkier May 31, 2012

Summer is a great time to go to antique fairs and shows. The Brimfield Antique Flea Market in Massachusetts is the ultimate inspiration mall for everyone. Aimee Song interior designer from Song of Style teamed up with Monica Botkier in search of stand out treasures that marked their style and personality. Equipped with the fashionable “hunting” sneakers, Botkier crossbody and enthusiasm the two set off on the antique hunting trail.

Flea markets may be overwhelming but with eyes on the bright middle eastern patterns, rustic housewares and a splash of water the ladies, once again, were ready to continue on the path.

Aimee strikes a pose with an antique doll house. The doll house is something old, Aimee Song is something new, and the Botkier LUCY shoulder is something blue.

Monica Botkier had her eyes on the prize with the help of interior designer Aimee Song! These two mirrors resemble a pair of vintage English chandelier earrings.

See some of our Treasure Hunt finds…

You can enjoy and indulge at June’s list of antique shows in the New York and Connecticut area like Monica Botkier and Aimee Song did. Let the boys have their day and ladies prepare for girl time on the antique adventure trail.

You will find anything from $2.00 scarves to tasteful home furnishings, so come prepared to expect the unexpected because you will find things you didn’t anticipate in finding.

The New Bouckville “June Show” Bouckville, NY

Dates: June 1st – June 3rd

Images via: http://mayamade.blogspot.com/

Harwinton Antiques & Design Weekend Harwinton, CT

Dates: June 9th – June 10th

Admission: $10 for both Saturday and Sunday

Images via: www.hillcountryhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/round-top-winter-antique-show

Rochester Collectible & Vintage Toy Show Henrietta, NY

Dates: June 10th

Admission: $5.00, Children 12 & Under Free

Images via: http://coolandcollected.com/report-from-the-village-gate-toy-show-by-the-under-scoop-fire-crew/

39th Annual Antiques & Vintage Collectibles Show Glastonbury, CT

Dates: June 16th

Admission: $4.00

Images via: http://cdiannezweig.blogspot.com/2010/11/visiting-griswold-street-antiques.html

Antiques & Collectibles Show Long Island, NY

Dates: June 17th

Admission: $3.00, Children Under 12 Free


The 40th Annual Round Lake Antiques Festival Round Lake, NY

Dates: June 23rd – June 24th

Admission: FREE

Images via: http://hillcountryhouse.blogspot.com/2012/02/round-top-winter-antique-show

After Monica Botkier’s antique show experience with Aimee Song, we have come up with a checklist of antique shopping must carry alongs to make your treasure hunt an easy and successful one.

STELLA tote to store your treasures

Comfy sandals or sneakers will keep you moving with ease

Bottle of water to keep the shopping engine running

Camera for those aha moments

Cash; trust that you will not leave without at least one item. And you never know if vendors accept cards.

HAPPY TREASURE HUNTING!

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