Friday, April 13, 2012

It happens in a week

Remember Matilde? She's from Belgium, collaborated with me for a year and then she left to go to school in London... 
Well, she came back last week for a visit, this time with her parents and her younger sister, Giulia.
Of course I couldn't resist taking pictures of my former favorite model along with sis. Matilde is carrying our new duffel which comes out in late May. Giulia, the oversized clutch in green.

I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered from Clementine, the newish shop in Silverlake next to Cafe Stella and Intelligentsia.
It's lovely to receive flowers for any occasion. People should do it more often, it's just true, even if the prompting is an apology. :)
That striped clutch which was above on my desk next to the flowers - here is it having tea at Intelligentsia. It also debuts in May. 
There were meetings with Barbara Bestor the architect designing the first Clare Vivier store opening in May. Look at the funny shape of this space! The brightness and visibly of this location are key. We move to our new studio space early next week to free up the store for construction.
There was a fancy lunch for Dior timepieces to benefit P.S. Arts which Heather and I attended.
Chocolates, intricately screened with the Dior headquarters at Place Vendôme in Paris were given in the gift bag. That same day Heather and I also made it to a party at Chateau Marmont for Karen Walker eyewear and I was so excited to actually meet KW! What a talent. Pics from here.
A package came from Grace Lee and not because she was a jerk to me...:)
It's amazing how excited I can get for her black pouches.
This was what was inside the drawstring sacks. Her gold lace ring, two diamond eternity bands, and a rose gold solitaire. And no, they were not all for me, unfortunately.
But Mat and Giulia were my favorite moment of the week. And so was meeting their parents Lorenzo and Astrid. 


Vang said...

The new duffle is gorgeous!

J.P. Archie said...

Ok! So, I'm going to have to buy the blue duffle. Amazing! Can I pre-order? lol!!! No, seriously...can I pre-order? Ha! Congrats on the new store. Look forward to the opening. Great post!

Secondhand Stella said...

Love both bags!

Those rings are GORGEOUS. It is too bad you do not get to keep all of them :)

Anonymous said...

Wow - so much excitement. Can't wait for May and all your gorgeous new bags. The new store looks amazing from the plans.

Barbie // Fringe & Feathers said...

Oh Clare, every time you post pictures of new bags it's love at first sight!

Those rings are gorgeous!

Hope you're enjoying the flowers and the countdown to the opening. Best wishes

Emily said...

That duffle... it will be mine. Oh yes.

Miloucat said...

OMG, I want that clutch!