Hi everyone, it's Alexis! Clare's traveling to Paris this week, so I've taken over her blog for the day. I wanted to give you a sneak peek inside our studio here at CVHQ. You'll see cute CV staffers, the cool things that inspire us every day, luxe sheets of leather and what's currently on Clare's mood board. These are some of my favorite shots!
Every morning when we walk into the studio, we're greeted by this mesmerizing painting by Hadley Holliday - it's the perfect bright spot to start the day. The colors go so perfectly with my new crush: the Spring Weekender in Blush (coming soon to CV web and stores)!
This shot makes it look like we work in an airport hanger, but really our space is a bit cozier than that. Here, Saya and Tran are talking shop in the corner while everyone else looks very hard at work!
Look at all those outgoing orders! Greta's manning the shipping dolly, making sure all of the packages get out in time - and into your hands! Plus, she's wearing the Julie, a new favorite that all the girls in the office are going crazy for!
I couldn't resist adding in this photo because the light fixture is just so pretty. The metal arms look like beautiful tree branches and bring some sculptural detail to our studio space.
Racks and racks of leather samples. See anything you like? Clare's always testing out a bunch of great new textures, colors and printed leathers for upcoming seasons.
Mood boards are my favorite window into a designer's mind. Currently on Clare's? Enough to take up an entire wall in her office! There are tons of samples lined up on the bottom and some great shots from magazines that have been inspiring her. And those shirts are pretty darn cute - also coming to a CV store near you this Spring!
Clare grabbed this sketch right off of our graphic designer, Lizzie's desk. It's a great graphic representation of what CV is all about. And it frames the lovely Louise so perfectly.
And this is Clare's desk. Since we'd had a photographer in the office, those are Hollyflora beauts on her desk. Underneath one of her jackets and sweaters is the Kneeland Co. thick loop chair covering and some still-to-be-hung posters sit in the background.