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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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