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Mother Essentials: Clare Vivier of Clare V.

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

MOTHER favorite Clare Vivier is an extra-busy lady these days. Not only is the mom—of two young men—celebrating 15 years in the fashion business, she’s also doing so in splendid style. Her label, Clare V. just opened its first shop in Paris, debuted a print-tastic collaboration with French brand Monoprix, and released a new book documenting a decade-plus in creating the colorful world of Clare V. In the midst of it all, the often jet-setting, Los Angeles-based talent caught us up on her top 20 Mother Essentials of the moment—including her go-to bags and accessories (of course), caffeinated pleasures, and her favorite way to send money to her college-age son (who was just turning 14 when we last caught up with the pair in this super-sweet video). Apprécier!

Caddis Reading Glasses (Orpheus Style). “I’d be lost (literally) without them.” Orpheus Glasses, $120, Caddis.

La Colombe Oatmilk Cortado. “It’s the energy I need to start my busy day.” LaColombe.com.

Turnlock Louis Bag. “This is the best everyday bag and always looks so chic and put together.” Turnlock Louis, $435, Clare V.

Monoprix Bomber Jacket. “This oversized bomber from our collection with Monoprix is the cutest Fall addition to your closet.” Monoprix Bomber, $120, Clare V.

Tumi Cabin Rolly. “My trusty side kick. The wheels are so good and it’s traveled thousands of miles with me through many airports. And most importantly, it’s the best chariot for my Clare V. weekender that I put on top.” International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On, $750, Tumi. Weekender, $595, Clare V.

Prince Racquet. “I love playing tennis and have used Prince racquets since I started in high school.” Prince Racquet, $159, Amazon.

La Vie de Clare Vie. “I’m still in awe that I was able to make a book with Rizzoli about the past 15 years of building Clare V.” La Vie de Clare Vie, $75, Clare V.

Knife from Food52. “We make lunch together most days at the Clare V. office and this knife has come in handy.” Five Two Essential Kitchen Knife, $44.99, Food 52.

Shani Darden Face Cream. “It’s light, unscented, and hydrating. I love the mask she makes so much.” Shani Darden Hydration Peptide Cream, $58, Sephora.

Mariage Frères’ Tea. “I’m trying to drink less coffee, so I’m hooked on this Earl Grey French Blue.” Mariage Frères Earl Grey French Blue Tea, $32.70, Amazon.

Clare V. Bow Earrings. “I’m very into silver these days and these are the perfect shiny holiday statement earrings without being too heavy.” Heart Drop Earrings, $75, Clare V.

Jimmy Kimmel Passport Holder. “Designed by Jimmy himself, this passport holder is a must for all my travel to Paris to see our new pop-up and our collaboration in Monoprix stores!” “Airport Dad” Passport Holder, $319, Clare V.

Monoprix Onesies. “These are great to send my niece and her new baby, Quincy.” Monoprix Onesie, $25, Clare V.

Delta Diamond Medallion Status. “For upgrades on my many NYC to L.A. flights.” Delta.com.

RMS Mascara. “A clean mascara that performs is so hard to find—this one is fantastic.” RMS Beauty Straight Up Volumizing Peptide Mascara, $15, Amazon.

Jill Platner Bracelet. “I’m a big fan of New York jewelry designer Jill Platner, everything she makes is beautiful and hand done.” Bracelet, $660 and up, Jill Platner.

Heather Taylor Home Guava Tablecloth. “Those gorgeous bright colors together makes me very happy.” Guava Gingham Tablecloth, $196, Heather Taylor Home.

Every Outfit Podcast. “Hosts Lauren and Chelsea talk about everything from pop culture, to fashion, to Sex And The City—they are very opinionated and very funny.” EveryOutfitInc.com.

Vintage Ralph Lauren Blazers. “They’re super classic. They tie anything together and make you feel more polished.” Vintage Ralph Lauren Blazers via Poshmark and The Real Real.

Zelle App. “To send Oscar money in college. It’s a love/hate relationship with Zelle.” ZellePay.com.

For more MOTHER ESSENTIALS, peep our recent features on Grace Na of Pistola, the designers behind MILK TEETH, photographer NICKI SEBASTIAN, Duster co-founder MELISSA MAGSAYSAY, Herman Miller creative director KELSEY KEITH, chef VALERIE GORDON, artist ERIN JANG, Chicago party mom KRISTEN KAZA, Hedley & Bennett founder ELLEN MARIE BENNETT, Mochi Kids founder AMANDA STEWART, chef CRISTINA KISNER, chef CAMILLA MARCUS, artist CAROLINE Z HURLEY, Just Date founder SYLVIE CHARLES, food icon AMANDA HESSER, Prickly Pear founder MONA BAHRAINI, Solace Summer founder MEGAN BRE CAMP, Wonder Valley co-founder ALISON CARROLL, OZMA designer HEIDI BAKER, author TIFFANY ROSE SMITHHEIDI BAKER of OZMA, and PHOEBE SUNG of Cold Picnic.

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