It all began when I designed a range of vividly patterned makeup bags, showed them to the beauty buyers of the department store Liberty, they snapped them up on the spot and suddenly I had a new business. My non-leather, cruelty-free beauty bags have been a firm favourite in the beauty halls of the finest stores ever since.
In 2003 I graduated from the acclaimed Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design. Prior to launching Otis Batterbee, I designed accessories and products for some of the world’s leading luxury brands, skills that I have honed in my own collections.
My design inspiration ranges from photos of Mick and Bianca Jagger partying at Studio 54, the mosaic-clad lavatories of Annabel’s nightclub, to designs from the 1980’s Memphis Group and an obsession with Art Deco.
You can discover my brand in the beauty halls of Liberty and John Lewis stores nationwide across the UK. We have also partnered with Farfetch to strengthen the brands presence in 190 countries.
I live by the adage 'a place for everything and everything in it's place', and nothing keeps your beauty more organised than one of my makeup bags. For a product to get the Otis Batterbee stamp it has to be glamorous, innovative, desirable, impeccably made and most of all a joyful thing to own. My premium makeup bags are so good you’ll never lookback and this philosophy has helped us pick up a few beauty fans along the way, including Rita Ora, Gwyneth Paltrow and Florence Welch.