Friday, October 8, 2010

48 hours

Last Thursday, I had a super fun and wildly successful (by my account) evening trunk show in Los Angeles, left immediately afterwards on a red-eye flight to Connecticut for a birthday party on Friday night for two of my closest girlfriends, then drove to New York for a trunk show at Steven Alan Tribeca at noon on Saturday. That was 3 major events (in 3 different states) in less than 48 hours. Sunday was calm and then the subsequent 48 hours were spent trouncing (with the collection in a black roller suitcase - in the rain, again!) around mid-town Manhattan - luckily much of it at 4 Times Square - the Condé Nast HQ, riding the elevator from floor to floor. There's roughly a magazine on each floor, so you can pass a long while there if you schedule your "deskside" appointments wisely. (Thanks KK ;) )
Here are a few bag pics from the trunk show, hosted by Heather Taylor, Deb Kaplan, Marlien Rentmeester, and Dany Levy which was held at the exclusive and most gorgeous space in Los Angeles called the
S o h o H o u s e - West Hollywood.
The invite list was packed with incredible women and to my utter surprise, so many of them came(!) to look at and buy my bags.
This is Matilde (our new intern from Belgium) holding the CV canvas shopping bags for a shopper.
I like this close up of the medallion. Which reminds me, Matilde started a new blog for the CV studio over on Tumblr, check out the polishing of the brass.
Here's the new small weekender - I'm calling it the Sac Escale, because I think "escale" means "a little stop over" which seems appropriate for an overnight bag, but I'm not positive it makes any sense. Le sac Escale will be on website tres bientot - or really soon, I promise. (Mental note: must ask Le Mari if Sac Escale makes any sense before we commit to that name to stone...)
The pebble leather clutches (with dreamy tactility) flew out of the SH on the arms of happy women. I got one for myself which I'm pretty addicted to. These will be on website soon, too.
My mama and Matilde spent a few days making pompoms which decorated the bags for the night.
All photos Amy Theilig


elauinc said...

congrats clare. it was a great show!

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Jennifer said...

So sorry I missed the trunk show.
Want a Trop badly, add to that your new pebbled leather bags, and that yellowish- green drawstring bag I spied in Jeana's photos of your studio!
Weekenders are tempting, too...
Wonderful work Clare!

Anonymous said...

I really love that pebble leather clutch! I'll have to buy it now!

BODIE and FOU said...

Re. 'escale'..yes it does so go ahead with it everything look gorgeous as usual...Can you send me the high-res that Jeana took pleeaasse

Merci et grosses bises