In a sea of busy, would-be "It" bags, Clare Vivier emerged in 2008 with some refreshingly simple options. Soft, functional and logo-less, her leather pouches are particularly covetable — in fact, I don't know many women who don't own at least one. Today, Vivier's chicly clean accessories are sold everywhere from Steven Alan to Nordstrom to Shopbop — in addition to her own Clare V. boutiques in New York and LA.
Vivier's career path is far from typical. Raised in Minnesota, she worked as a TV journalist before boldly switched industries to become one of the LA's biggest success stories. Thus, she was a natural pick to deliver the keynote at our third "How to Make it in Fashion" LA conference, taking place November 20 at the W Hollywood.
If you have any interest in pursuing a career in fashion, you're going to want to be there — it will be a day filled with speakers and panelists who work in the industry, all of them excited to tell their success stories and give advice that you're not going to find on the Internet. We'll also have mentoring sessions where you can chat one-on-one with people experienced in a variety of fields within the industry. In addition, we're hosting a career fair, so you'll be able to leave your resumé with recruiters looking for interns and job candidates like you.
If you can't make it to LA, we're also hosting a "How to Make It in Fashion" conference in New York on October 23 with headliner Bobbi Brown.
You can pick up tickets for both right here — and you should do it fast for two reasons: 1) You can still get the early bird rate and 2) They always sell out. See you there!