A Day in the Life: Karine Dubner

Leatherology recently collaborated with Karine Dubner, and her luxury fashion brand, Brochu Walker, to design a jewelry roll unlike anything on the market. The jewelry roll encapsulates the timelessness and sustainability of both brands and fills a gap in the world of tasteful travel accessories.

A little background on Karine: Karine, born in France, followed her dream of moving to the United States after graduating from university in Paris. She spent 15 years becoming an expert in the luxury retail industry at BCBG and, in 2013, took a leap of faith by purchasing Brochu Walker. Since then, Karine has taken a relatively unknown brand and, with positivity and tenacity, turned it into one of the most sought-after brands in the luxury space.


Brochu Walker creates evocative, everlasting designs that are as luxurious as they are effortless. As effortless as Brochu Walker's designs are, it takes passion and hard work to invent these lifestyle collections that are loved by women across the globe. Karine Dubner gave us a sneak peek into a day in her life as an entrepreneur and mother.

5:00 a.m. - I typically wake up, check my emails, enjoy an outdoor walk - I love the feeling of going forward, enjoying the morning light outdoors - and then prepare to head to the office.

7:00 a.m. - When I'm not traveling, I have Pilates twice a week. Sometimes I stop at the Maybourne for breakfast (a real treat!), and then I leave for the office.

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. - Once I arrive at the office, it's go-go-go! My meetings start at 9 and I take a break at around 11 to enjoy a Diet Coke for that much-needed caffeine boost :) At noon, I have lunch.

12:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m. - I'm back to emails until 1 and then I'm in a whirlwind of designing, editing collections, scrutinizing fabrics, and attending meetings, fittings, and calls. Each day is different.

Once the workday ends, I check in with my boys and figure out what's for dinner. Family time is so sacred and special.

At the very end of the day, I unwind with a good book and get ready for another exciting day ahead at Brochu Walker. I love what I do.