Friday, March 18, 2011

Randomly Catching-Up

These are all pictures I've taken with my iPhone over the last month. I've left the million or so I've taken of Oscar out, but here are some of my other favorites.
This same ol shoe sitch happened in New York on my second trip as on my first (of 2 trips in February.) I was walking somewhere, somewhere everyone told me was not far, just a little bit east then a little north and a few blocks further. Right, right, got it. Only I was wearing these lovely, Christmas gift, Rachel Comey's which don't appear to have a high heel, but man, walking the streets of NY reminds us non-newyorkers how little we actually walk - in heels! I should say, to sound a tad more sympathetic, I had walked A LOT already in the Comey's that day. 

Anyhow, I searched out the closest shoe store. This time, no such luck as a Saks 5th Ave on the corner, nah, this time it was one of those very random sneaker emporiums with barely a name - something like "A-1" maybe, but they sell every brand of trainer you could ever care for. Last year's models, but I wouldn't know the difference. I was going to get some simple Chucks. But they didn't have my size. Undeterred, I was not leaving that store in-Comey, then these bad-boys caught my eye. I thought they were nuts, and thought maybe I was too old for them since I am out of high school but I bought them anyway, but now I LOVE them. Neon! Cute!
I've taken pictures of a few pieces of mail I got recently. This one for the GORGEOUS hand-script. I'm slightly addicted to it. I may have a hand writing fetish. And I love the little way it is torn and ink blotted for added character. I kinda want to frame it.

I got this letter from a customer who sent her Trop back to be gold-stamped, because somehow it went out with out it. Ooops. However, they way she addressed the letter is just priceless. I would like to always be addressed this way: Dear Lady Miss Clare, please.

OR, you could address me as "Player" Vivier, they way this company did. I was so excited to get this package, I thought it was from a friend, only one friend could get away with calling me this - Simone. But alas it was an honest mistake from one of our vendors - player rhymes with Clare over the phone,  you see. Oh man, we got the biggest laugh out this around the office. Even better when we had to translate for Matilde what a Player was, unfortunately when she understood she laughed a bit too hard, ahem, but I'll let that slide. Now Jocelyn likes to say, "s'up 'Player' Vivier?"

Went to see the Clare Rojas show. :)
Our new studio space - at nightfall.  Slightly romantic vibe, no?

On a cloudy day in Los Angeles, a little less dreamy. Thankfully we only have 3 cloudy days a year. 

Ahh, there's our sky. I can't stop taking pictures of it. This is it's "street" look, with grill down, don't mess with it.

Exposed beam ceilings = warm + industrial. 

Perfectly beat up cement floors and lovely windows.

K.B. got really good at constructing our saw-horse desk bases.

Jealous of our Knoll offices chairs off criagslist? They are one of the things I'm most excited about.

Merci K.B.

This weekend we make the real move. Internet arrives over there today and ideally we are working in there on Monday!! Come see us! We're open by appt only for while, until we get really rolling. xoxo


elauinc said...

congratulaaations!!! yipee!

Heather Taylor said...

this is very exciting! and those tears on my save the dates - i don't even know WHAT to say about that. xo

emily said...

CLARE THE SITE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! All caps are totally necessary there. It is simply gorgeous. You work magic. So excited about all the new beautiful choices, especially the Sac Bretelle!

Congratulations on everything!!!

Jennifer said...

Dear Lady Miss Clare Vivier,
Congratulations on the new store as well as your fun new website...I hope to visit your new studio soon! So exciting!

Sarah said...

Waouh ! les Knoll.... incroyable ! Quelle chance, je comprends ton excitation. Bon travail pour l'aménagement. On se réjouit de voir le résultat qui sera certainement fabuleux et chic

jeana sohn said...

can't wait to see the studio!!! and i LOVE the new site.

Megan Taylor said...

Oh! I just love everything about this!

Fashion Intel said...

Excited about your new space!

Simone LeBlanc said...

Player - love that. My fave package mis-address ever was addressed to : Stone LeLanc. Made me feel like a PI.
Store is going to be amazing!!

cynthia said...

so fantastic lady miss clare!
i's gonna have to come and see it all in the reals!!!

Luisa said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to stop by the next time I'm in LA (which can't come soon enough, sigh).

Theresa B. said...

Another reason to visit my bestie in L.A.! Or to move back...