Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wear LACMA Debuts

I was so honored to be asked to participate in the latest season of Wear LACMA. Each season the iconic LA Museum taps local designers to create limited-edition designs inspired by their permanent collections. When I visited the museum for a private tour with the incredibly chic Katherine Ross, first we sat down and discussed what type of art I'm drawn to and what inspires me. I told her that French things as well as very graphic art and art that includes text were things that stood out in my head. Katherine brought me to see an 18th century French vest. The graphic embroidery pattern and tongue-in-cheek sayings were made all the more charming by the way they're mixed together. The hand-drawn elements reminded me so much of the beautiful work that our Graphic Designer Lizzie does at CVHQ - it seemed a perfect fit. 

I'm so pleased with the final collection and the fun French twist we brought to the pieces. There's a triangle printed cream leather flat clutch, a tote in both cream leather and triangle-printed canvas, and adorable tees, printed with "Charmant Charmant" and other charming French phrases. And talk about good company - I'm so honored to be a part of the program alongside Anita Ko and George Esquivel

We added the phrase "Charmant Charmant" on the triangle print clutch and tote. 

The shirt says the clothes don't make the man, but Chloe couldn't look cuter in this limited-edition tee. 

The cream leather tote comes in the softest shade that's perfect for Summer. 

And Chloe wants them both.

You'll be able to shop select pieces on Net-a-Porter beginning tomorrow, May 21, and the full collection on ClareV.com!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Exciting Things in Store!

We've got something pretty special in the works and we wanted to share it exclusively with you here first! This Summer and Fall we're partnering with our friends at Steven Alan to bring you a fresh new look at some of our favorite, classic CV bags. We've tapped longtime CV muse Matilde and the gorgeous Nathalie Love to model in new photos you'll just love - and here's your first look. Stay tuned as we begin to release more of these photos and join Steven Alan in bringing you fun new content. Don't miss out, we've got some very exciting things in store! -Alexis

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Our Favorite Bloggers Cont.

Because one post just wasn't enough, we wanted to share with you even more of the great shots that 5 of our favorite bloggers from 4 top blogs sent our way. We wanted to see how these stylish ladies from every corner of the country styled their CV flat clutch and we were so inspired by the unique results! From a fresh new take on SoCal style to desert-ready silhouettes to the best pairing of black and white we've seen in a while, they all get it just right. See more of our top pics below.  -Alexis

This denim and white eyelet combo prove that Jacey from Damsel in Dior is a Cali girl through and through. She looks so fresh for Spring and even better for Summer, creating the perfect backdrop for the classic camel clutch. 

Sarah Yates from A House in the Hills knows how to wear her CV while bringing a heavy dose of cool to the desert heat. Her pale pink dress/culottes hybrid feels just right for the Palm Springs sun and the bag is the perfect neutral to work with any color palette. 

We loved the way Texans Sally and Molly of A Piece of Toast paired fun prints with their striped clutch. The classic CV design pops against a horizontal striped skirt and subtly-dotted LBD. 

And to the queen of cool: Amanda of The Style Gossiper! It doesn't matter the season, this New Yorker is never without her leather jacket...and striped CV go-anywhere clutch, of course.