Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Puppies and Flags

I grew up in St. Paul, MN which I'm always proud to say because Minnesotans are known for being good people, nice, well-educated, nice, a blue state in a sea of red, (present GOP presidential candidates excluded) and did I mention nice? And so I was honored when the magazine Mpls/St. Paul wrote a small profile of me this month.
"People Who Do Cool Things" That's a lucky section to be in. It's a flattering piece with an opening about CV bags becoming the "it" bags of the post "it" bag era, that Oprah is a fan of my line which is amazing, but it also says I write about puppies and flowers on my blog. I really don't think the writer meant it in a bad way, but come on. One time. One time I mentioned the new puppy Paco but according to this article I might as well have a blog about rainbows and unicorns. Ha ha.
Last night in my adopted city as I sat in my box seats at the Hollywood bowl (as a guest of my very nice friend from MN) watching an amazing concert featuring Janelle Monae and starring Stevie Wonder, I was struck by the sight of the charming CA state flag billowing next to the jumbo screen. The bear, the lone red star, the simple red line along the bottom, and the sans serif font exclaiming California Republic, it is arguably the coolest state flag in the union. 
Now the writer could add flags. "CV blogs about puppies, flowers and flags." Unicorns and rainbows  forthcoming. :)

17 comments:

Rob and Carrie said...

I love your handbags and just added the fourth to my collection. As a former Minneapolis resident, I love to tell people that they are designed by a Minnesotan!

Megan Taylor said...

If your blog was about rainbows and unicorns, I would still read it :)

xo

Anonymous said...

fantastic feature! are you visiting MN anytime soon?

Vivier said...

aw! thanks. yes, I'm excited to be there next week! xoc

Jenny said...

We are proud to have you of course...but did you see that GQ ranked St. Paul as one of the worst dressed cities...

Vivier said...

Well, Jenny, now you see why I had to leave...wasn't going to say it but...;)

Jenny said...

Yeah I know... :)
Perhaps I'll see you in MN next week?

Heather Taylor said...

hahaha - love this! don't forget ponies and daffodils.

smuk + klog said...

I was looking for a 'like' button but instead I will actually write something! Nice blog entry!

J.P. Archie said...

I have noticed your bags are popping up everywhere and that is so fabulous! Congrats and keep the lovely bags coming! :)

amelia said...

Hahahhahaha you're funny. And oprah?! Wow. Alsooo ive been meaning to thank you for giving me "permission" to wear my hair down. Seriously... Been wearing it down all the time post our discussion. So thanks!! Xo!

LCG said...

MN PRIDE! :)
Great article even with the puppies and flowers comment.
Is it just me or do Minnesotans "find each other" ? I live in NYC now and can say the majority of my friend group consists of former MN peeps. (and not all former friends in MN)
I just went on a job interview today and felt instant common ground and "nice" and good natured humor feelings from her- and then noticed the way she said "Bag" with a "Be-gh" sound like Minnesotans tend to do...and I had to ask...where are you from originally? -guessed right...MN!

Denise said...

Hey Clare..while in MN u should check out Hunt&Gather. My partner and I luv this shop..it was mentioned in Lucky mag awhile ago...very interesting shopping..holla if u want to do lunch;)

Natalie of Fashion Intel said...

What a nice right up, how great to get love from your hometown.

sara tee said...

woahwoahwoah, OPRAH?! that's just insane. you go!

Amy said...

I love your bags even more now that I know you're from Minnesota.

madilla said...

hahaha!