With her mix of classic French style and modern L.A. cool, designer Clare Vivier is the kind of woman we want to know—and dress like. Inspired by people she spies on the street, Vivier aims to construct the perfect bag for every possible occasion. “I’ll snap people at the airport clandestinely or capture them if I’m driving by and they’re waiting at the bus stop,” reveals Vivier. “I like those unexpected moments of beauty, say when there’s something about this old lady’s highwater pants and she’s wearing a quilted jacket. She doesn’t know how stylish she is, but she looks really amazing.” Here, more of Vivier’s favorite things, from apples with tahini to wardrobe finds from Sweet As...Vintage.
How does food fit into your day?
Food is part of the fabric of my life, and that really affects my world and my design and my work. We have an (1) espresso machine in the office, so I come in and have one in the morning with (2) homemade granola and soy milk. Otherwise, a (3) hard-boiled egg.
We have a snack area in the design room of our studio, which is where I sit. We keep (4) almonds and (5) blue corn chips, and often there will be some kind of tahini sauce, because we’ll (6) cut apples and dip them in tahini. And maybe sprinkle some sea salt on that.