Portraits – Bag Designer Clare Vivier

Profession: Designer

Business: www.seevivier.com

Why we like her: her creations have an understated elegance with a quirky twist that allow you to make a fashion statement without screaming hipster all over the place. A few question for the designer after the jump…

Where are you from? I’m American—of Mexican-Irish decent. I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. And, I’m married to a French man whom I met when I lived in Paris in my early 20s.

What do you like most about your job? I love so much about it: the creativity, the research, the people I get to work with…the only thing I don’t like is the bookkeeping, one day I hope to not have to do this part!

Where do you live in LA? I live in Echo Park.

What do you like best about the neighborhood you live in? Right now, I mostly love my neighbors. I have the most creative, talented, smart and generous neighbors—we’re very lucky. But I also love living close to Elysian Park and a great nightly taco truck which parks not too far from our home.

Favorite things to do in Los Angeles? Hiking in the various canyons, dinner parties with friends, eating at Canele in Atwater, shopping in Echo Park on 3rd Street, an occasional dinner at Chateau Marmont.

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