2019 ended with an amazing highlight, of me meeting Marina Botier, the founder and creative mind behind Botier official, a luxurious jewelery brand.
We chat with Marina Botier and got an inside look behind the brand and the woman herself. In a very casual atmosphere in the heart of Athens, Mrs. Botier arrived, being humble and absolutely friendly, talking about everything.
Q: How does a physiotherapist realises that her purpose, is this industry of lifestyle and fashion?
A: I got a divorce. That somehow cleared my head and made me realise this is what I want to do. It was a very important decision and I am proud I made it.
Q: Some Botier pieces are like art. Minimal on the looks, yet complicated. Is this the side effect of art as inspiration?
A: No, not at all. It would be easy and interesting to say that I get inspired by art, but truth is, that I just get inspired by life. Very little and everyday things. It is not as complicated as it seems, really. If you see life with a clear eye, you will get your inspiration. The one who suits your creativity.
Q: There are women, who save money an entire year in order to buy themselves a luxurious jewelery piece, and man who do the same for their loved ones. Why should they choose Botier.
A: They are elegant and they are made with a way that the woman doesn’t even realises she wears an accessory. It is not heavy, it is not annoying on the moves and it is only there to make you look prettier and more confident.
Q: Is it challenging for a woman to be the actual boss of an empire?
A: No, I don’t think so. I have always been this way when I got passionate with something. I was entirely focusing and that maybe seems like being a boss lady, but the truth is that, it’s just it. It’s a part of who I am and I understand that it may come out like boss-lady, but I don’t put a title to it.
Q: What is the future of Marina Botier?
A: I just want to keep creating and making women look beautiful. I want them to feel nice wearing my jewelery and sparkle all hours of the day, because truth be told there is nothing more stunning than a confident woman. That is the main idea and I want to continue keeping that.