A peek inside handbag designer Clare Vivier’s warm and welcoming craftsman abode.
At home with Victoria Morris: step inside one of our favorite artist’s beautiful mid-century space and explore her favorite things.
I met Liseanne years ago through Kendall Conrad when we were doing a trunk show together in Montecito – and was instantly enamored. She has amazing style, makes gorgeous fine jewelry, and has the calmest, loveliest energy.
I met Charlotte years ago through mutual friends and we have stayed in touch ever since. I completely admire what she has built and the world that she has created – apart from her eponymous line of apparel and accessories, she has launched numerous successful collaborations in creating a remarkable brand that is distinctly her own.
I met Simone years ago when I hosted a baby shower for my very close friend Jessica, and later reconnected through Lauren Soloff and Beatrice Valenzuela. An artist, Parsons Paris-educated designer, personal stylist and private lifestyle concierge, Simone combined her many talents to form an incredible boutique gifting studio – which I recently featured – and has quickly established herself as one of the most trusted resources in inspired giving.
I was introduced to Clayton and his interior design practice through Caroline in my office – she and his wife, Kate, are good friends from college. Clayton and Kate moved to Los Angeles two years ago, by way of New York.
I met Kendall years ago through Jules Allen and Liseanne Frankfurt at a trunk show in Santa Barbara. She makes beautiful handbags, leather goods, jewelry and footwear and has three great stores including one on Abbot Kinney, one in the Brentwood Country Mart, and a newly opened pop-up shop in the Montecito Country Mart.
Kate and I met years ago when I was showing my Fall 2007 Collection. We instantly connected, and shortly thereafter began working together styling my next one. I had always admired her style, but as I got to know her, loved her personality even more – passionate, witty and very engaging.
I first met Marlien on a Lucky shoot years ago when she was their West Coast Editor. Some time later, I ran into her identical twin sister Coliena (her adorable daughter Phoebe goes to school with Tanner), and through her, Marlien and I reconnected.
I met Claire years ago through my husband and my friend, Kimberly Muller. She is striking – a beautiful 6’1″ English-born brunette, and the mother of two adorable boys, Lucky, 8, and Rocco, 6. Claire has lived many lives in terms of her career – a former model and actress, she co-founded C&C California with Cheyann Benedict, in hopes of creating of the perfect vintage-inspired tee. She did that and more, and after selling C&C, dove into interior design.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Barrett and I had lots of mutual friends growing up, but it wasn’t until recently that we actually met. She spent a number of years working in fashion before embarking on a new phase of her life that would lead to her role as chef and owner of Valleybrink Road. What began as a blog to share recipes, Valleybrink Road has evolved over the past year into a successful boutique catering company offering on-site personal chef services for parties up to 100.
I met Michelle through Caroline in my office – they both grew up in Southern Louisiana and reconnected when Michelle moved to Los Angeles. Law school brought her to New York, where she practiced for several years, eventually coming to the realization that her true passion was interior design. After training with interior designer Daniel Romualdez, Michelle started her own design firm – Studio MRS. She recently finished both Prabal Gurung’s studio and apartment and is currently completing homes in Haleiwa, Hawaii and Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina.
I had the pleasure of meeting Beatrice not long after being introduced to her amazing shoes. With many friends in common, we were bound to be connected at some point, but it was my friend Lauren Soloff who originally put us together.
Born in Los Angeles but was raised in Mexico City, Beatrice has enjoyed a life filled with travel and discovery. Both a footwear designer and weaver, she describes her life’s work as that of bringing joy and beauty into people’s lives (including her own) – whether it be in the form of handmade shoes, a wall hanging, or by bringing artists together at the Echo Park Craft Fair, which she founded and co-hosts with Rachel Craven.
I met Rachel a couple of years ago through mutual friends and instantly fell in love with her linens and overall style. Now based in Echo Park, Rachel grew up in the arts-focused neighborhood of Tribeca, and as the daughter of two painters, enjoyed a richly creative upbringing. She attended The School of Visual Arts, and upon graduation moved to Los Angeles for work as a fashion stylist. Shortly thereafter, her focus shifted back to her love of painting and design, and ultimately, to success in the form of her eponymous line of textiles.
The second part of my profile on two very stylish sisters, Alexi (pictured on the right) is younger sister to Ariel, and extended family to my very close friend, Zach. Alexi grew up in Placitas, New Mexico, but later went to college, and then law school, in Los Angeles.