1. Our curated Mother’s Day store is up now! 

     


  2. Clare V. Studio Style: Mel Ramer

    Mel spends her days at the Clare V. studio working on Operations for both the studio, as well as, our retail stores. She is a jack of all trades; wether it’s overseeing desk exspansion at the office, installing an office phone system or rolling out a new POS system in stores. She is keepin things organized behind the scenes! 

    How would you describe your personal style? I feel I have a very basic, easy style. I am drawn most to solid, neutral colors. The best descriptive I would give is a simple, easy, east coast prep vibe. My style hasn’t changed in years. As a kid I would never let anyone pick out my cloths and I kept a calendar of what I wore each day and would never repeat things for at least a month. My poor parents had to support my habits with a hefty allowance, but they benefitted because I always completed my chores. A+!

    Where did you get the items you are wearing from? Tell us about your tattoos! My dress is by Steven Alan, my sweater is Isabel Marant (from her sample sale at the Cooper Design building in DTLA) and my sneaks are classic, cozy Keds. I have 4 tattoos on my arms. I got them all at times in my life that I wanted to remember. My first was a star, second was ‘Love Yourself’ in script (such a good reminder for everyone), third I got an arrow on my right arm (signifying intention and direction) and most recent I got a flock of birds. Oh and most important, I can’t forget my recent Clare V. purchase the Gosee Clutch in British Tan. This bag is perfection.

    Does your job affect what you wear everyday? Not really, I pretty much wear the same style no matter if I’m at work or hanging on the weekends.

    What bag from the spring line are you coveting? From spring I’m loving the Jane bag. She’s so cute and simple and I love that she can be worn on a belt as well. I have two Italian Greyhounds who keep my hands full especially on our weekend outings.

    If you could live in any other city what city would it be? Portland, OR!! I spent some time there last summer opening a store with my previous job and fell in love. It’s so green and I love it’s small town charm. I’m hesitant on the weather, nothing is better than LA but I can see myself in Portland at some point in my life. 

     

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  4. This lovely video made by the even lovelier folks at Need Supply to celebrate Clare’s Meet the Maker event!

     

  5. Can’t stop won’t stop with our fanny pack love! 

     


  6. Clare V. Studio Style: Olivia Pape

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    Olivia is the Stock Room Coordinator at Clare V. She says she plays stock room Tetris all day long and can tell you where any bag of any season is at any given moment! She always has a good story to tell and a smile on her face! 
    How would you describe your personal style? Classic fun! I have some staple pieces on heavy rotation—like my collection of long black cardigans—but I also like to keep my wardrobe a little playful. Most of my favorite pieces are secondhand goodies I’ve had for years.
    Where did you get the items you are wearing from? The sunglasses are Ray-Bans, and my Oxblood Petit Duffle is Clare Vivier, but everything else is gifted and thrifted—the sweater is from a thrift store in Southern Illinois (where I’m from), the dress is from a secondhand store in Silverlake, the tights are from the bottom of my sock drawer, and my mommy bought me the Chelsea boots for Christmas from who knows where.
    You have some pretty cool tattoos (bowl of mac & cheese!) Do you have a favorite? I have nine tattoos, but I haven’t gotten a new one in years—my threshold for pain has greatly decreased in my old age! I got a macaroni and cheese tattoo because I thought it was funny—in fact, none of my tattoos have really deep meanings, they’re just all things I liked or made me smile. I have a Cadillac emblem in a heart on my calf, it’s probably my favorite. My first car was a 1989 Cadillac Brougham—my parents affixed a troll to the hood ornament for me. It was amazing.
    Does your job affect what you wear everyday?  Somewhat. I definitely have the most physical job here in the studio, so I always wear comfortable shoes that are easy to scale shelves in. I try to make sure I am always wearing something with pockets to hold my box cutter, Sharpies, and This American Life podcasts. And bike shorts under my dresses!
    What bag from the Spring or Fall line are you coveting? I’ve been dreaming of the Navy Suede Sandrine from our Fall ‘14 line.
    If you could live any other city what would it be? Asheville, North Carolina! I’ve come close to moving there twice now—third time’s a charm..?!
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  8. This Friday at Need Supply

     

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  10. Clare V. Studio Style: Saehee Cho

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    Saehee is the Director of Wholesale Accounts and Coordinator of Special Projects at Clare V.  Some how amongst all the daily chaos she still finds time to bake us cakes, cookies, and other various treats. She keeps us smiling and full! 

    How would you describe your personal style? Right now I’m having fun with my personal style.  I definitely tend towards minimalism as I get older but I figure my window to be experimental with personal style is getting narrow so I’m trying a bit of everything.  I am pretty consistently in high heels though.  

    Where did you get the items you are wearing from? Tell us about your reading series Unkindest Cut?The shirt is from Korea but I can’t remember from what store and there’s no label!  The shoes are Miu Miu and my necklace is from Dream Collective and was an amazing birthday gift from my dear friend Mar. The Clare V. bag I have in rotation right now is an exclusive we did for Steven Alan last fall, the oxblood Gosee Clutch.  In addition to my work at CV, I try really hard to maintain a writing practice and stay active in the Los Angeles writing community.   Along with my friend Ani Raya-Flores, I run a reading series “Unkindest Cut” that features innovative writers, poets, and translators.  The name of the reading series comes from a favorite Lydia Davis story.  I’m also a contributing editor for a new online literary magazine called “Entropy”  

    Does your job affect what you wear everyday?  Absolutely, I’m constantly around bright colors and beautiful leathers and fashionable ladies.  Every season I’m inspired by the color palettes we use.  

    What bag from the Spring or Fall line are you coveting?I have my eyes on the Matilde Tote in Navy Quilted Leather for fall ‘14.  I love the simplicity of the body paired with patterned leather. 

    If you could live any other city what would it be? Barcelona.  I went with my sister when I graduated from college and had the most wonderful time seeing the remarkable Gaudi architecture and drinking Sangria mid-afternoon