Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fun With Jean STORIES & More...

I first met Jane Herman when she came to visit me in my studio for a feature on her new site with Florence Kane, Jean STORIES. I'm a sucker for good jeans, so I loved that they were creating an entire site dedicated to denim. The former Vogue staffers (and now contributors) are NY-based but came to the CV studio to hear more about my favorite pair (currently my Acne "Flex") and the denim I've been using in my collection.

The denim duffle is always a big hit and the flat clutches in denim are a fun update to the bestseller. Right now the backgammon set is looking pretty good as a holiday gift, too.

They caught me in my office working with different fabric swatches and getting a head start on the next collection.

And they snapped my mood board that's filled with all of the things that are currently inspiring me. There are special notes from editors that I cherish, some French phrases and iconic images that I never tire of looking at.

This is such a cute shot. The day she was here, five ladies in the CV headquarters were all spotted wearing different types of denim -- and in such stylish ways. From Mandy's shorts to Lizzie's high-waisted white pair, jeans are always a staple in this office.

In other exciting news to report: I found out last week that the Clare Vivier flagship in Silverlake is going to be included in the new Louis Vuitton Los Angeles City Guide. I'm blushing at the honor -- I mean, it's Louis Vuitton!

What a week it's been. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with some of my favorites with the new Clare's Picks that we're featuring right now. Until next time, Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Introducing Clare V. For Apple

I'm so excited to have CV laptop cases in Apple stores for holiday. I started my line with a laptop case for my original blueberry iBook, when I was traveling a lot for work (at the time working with my husband for French television) and then started making them for my friends. So I'm proud to finally now have them in Apple stores!

 We designed them in three signature CV leathers--grey with red stripe, cobalt blue and black basketweave for 11", 13" and 15" laptops. They're available now in the following Apple stores: Soho, Upper West Side and Fifth Avenue, NYC, Stanford, Palo Alto, Valley Fair in Santa Ana, San Francisco, North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Eaton Center in Toronto and Boylston Street in Boston.
These cases are padded and have a cozy suede zipper protector panel so no metal will scratch your beautiful Apple laptop. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Back To New York...Yet Again

It seems like I've been making quite a few trips back east lately and this latest one was for a great reason. This past weekend, I got to host an event at Bergdorf Goodman with our ol' Walker Baron (monogrammer extraordinaire) and check in on my new store on Elizabeth Street.

I snuck a shot out the window of Bergdorf's while I was there. Nothing beats the view up Fifth Avenue into Central Park.

I was utterly obsessed with my room at the Lafayette House, it was so hard to pick just one shot to share. Not only did I love the pink-bordered linens, but I loved working by the fireplace, especially since I was there for the first snow of the season.

During a stop at the Steven Alan corporate office, I saw my dream jeans on one of the girls there: perfectly lived-in A.P.C. Jeans. I had to snap a few pics of her legs. (Nice boots too, A.P.C., as well.)

If you can believe it, I have a patchwork sweater just like this. When I saw this girl wearing hers in New York, I had to take a picture. 

I was so excited that my trip coincided with my bff Simone's birthday dinner at Buvette. Plates of food and faint candlelight were the perfect setting. 

I'm loving our NY flower girl - this gorgeous arrangement greeted me as soon as I walked through the door of our new store

I was at the shop when this cute girl came in with her red hat. She asked to see the Purple Messenger. She started to ask me questions about "Clare," like "What's her story? Is she French?" I said, I'm Clare! It was so cute. And she walked away with a bright new bag. 

And here's sweet Louisa, who works at the store, with some of my favorite bags for holiday: the Louise bag and golden wallet clutch with black stripe.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A First Look At Holiday!

It's never too early to start shopping for the holidays! I wanted to share some of my CV favorites that are on their way out to stores.

The Black Croco Messenger brings a fun new finish to one of my favorite shapes.

 The Foldover Clutch in Pewter and Black dresses things up a bit for all of those holiday parties. 

Who could resist this Denim Carryall? I've got this on my wish list and can imagine any one of my friends toting around town. 

A Wallet Clutch for every occasion! The ribbon dresses it up and I really love all of the new textures for Holiday!

The Zip and Half Zip Wallet with the cool croco finish is a great stocking stuffer. It's a great gift to give—and get.