Monday, May 21, 2012

New CV Blog Star

Greta started working with us here at CV last week and she passed her first week with flying colors.
She jumped on board, quickly took on several projects, and was a sartorial inspiration to us Monday through Friday. Here are two examples of her stellar spring trousers.
This is the exact type of eye candy that I relish at the work place. Well, relish or covet. Covet, yeah, it's pure desire-to-own.
Here're her two work bags on the left - a black bando and neon striped tote we made for Anthropologie. That's my chain link canvas work tote hanging out trying to make friends while rocking it's new flair - the fancy sailboat pin on it's lapel.
Here's the scene on Greta's desk: a few empty water bottles, an Obama mug, a Malin and Goetz cannabis candle and most importantly, a linen bucket tote (with flair to spare) hanging from the temperature control panel.
Up close of sailboat flair.
Up close of champagne and female diver flair.
We're onto Greta's week #2 and I'm sensing she's not going to stop sporting envy-enducing, blog-worthy attire so stay tuned.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mini Minnie Day

I had the pleasure of spending some of the day with the designer Minnie Mortimer today. 

I hung out in the courtyard (along with a few other designers) and sold a few bags in celebration of Minnie and her friend Natalie's store opening in Brentwood.
MM made off with a CV striped simple tote, and a neon striped grande pochette. 
I love them combined with her mariner stripes.
photo credit: minniemortimer on instagram
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Store News

While in New York last week, le mari texted me this picture he took while driving by our store. Having moved into our new studio, 3339 Sunset Blvd is free for the work of turning this space into our first CV store to begin! 
That's exciting news to be sure, but wait, let's just take a closer look at this painter. Umm, did someone call central casting and hire a "cute French painter"? He's got a mariner shirt on, white painters pants, blue gloves and what appears to be a beret, but I'm sure it's just some sort of equally cute proper painters cap.
 A couple of days later he sent this picture on French painterman's progress. I see he's taken off the mariner shirt but still in proper all white painters gear, I fully approve of this guy. And lovely work to boot. French blue. Check.
Here's what's happening on the inside. That's Marshall on the right he's in charge and moving quickly.
I found these chairs for the store at the PCC flea market on Sunday. They're a little beaten, but I love them. I hope we have a space for them. They will be our [what is officially called the] "boyfriend" chair (s) in retail-speak. Did you know that? So while you shop your boyfriend can sit and every now and then look up from his iPhone and tell you how good you look in that clutch or that Trop or that blue Messenger bag?
Speaking of boys...yesterday, we were featured on one of our most favorite blogs Tomboy Style. Lizzie Garrett came by the studio and charmed the heck out of all of us. By the time she was done we wanted her to come work out of our studio so she wouldn't have to leave. She's just published a book inspired from her blog, please check it out. Every page is a girl with cuter style than the last. I want to be all of them.