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Designer Clare Vivier’s career was born out of need—specifically, a personal need. While working as a journalist in France in the mid-aughts, she was unable to find a laptop case that married fashion and function. So she set about to create one herself, taking style cues aplenty from the timeless French design elements that surrounded her. And thus was born her eponymous bag line, which has, in the years since, established itself as a resource for those in search of exquisitely constructed but resolutely minimal bags—her classic fold-over clutch can be spotted tucked under many a cool-girl arm. Vivier, who besides a design career also snagged a husband while in France, now calls L.A. home, and it’s there that all of her bags are exclusively constructed and where she opened her flagship in Silverlake in 2012. (She opened a New York store in Nolita last year.) Here, the bag guru talks beauty.
THE NAIL GO-TO: Olive & June
“I don’t have as much time for mani/pedis as I would like, and mostly I stop at any neighborhood nail salon. But when I do have time, it is a real treat to go to Olive & June. It’s such a beautiful breath of fresh air in the middle of Beverly Hills.”
THE CREAM ROUTINE: Weleda and Decléor
“The natural skincare movement is huge right now in L.A., and I love that these Weleda skin creams are sans parabens and sulfates. I use three of the day creams: Rose, Iris, and Pomegranate. My skin tends to dry out from all of the traveling I do, so at night I use the Decléor Aroma Night Balm. This super-rich [formula] always soothes [my complexion] with the richest oils, and I love the calming scent.”
THE LIPSTICK MOOD LIFTER: Ilia Lipstick in Perfect Day
“Running from the studio to events and dinners can make for a long day—nothing works better as a pick-me-up like this shade from Ilia. It’s gotten me quite excited for spring.”
THE HAIR TEAM: Leanne and Lisa
“I’m lucky enough to call these two talents my friends as well as my stylists. They work magic on my hair every time…though I must admit that I took scissors to my hair myself this last time.”
THE DAILY ESSENTIAL: Rodin Lip Balm
“I became so addicted to Rodin’s luxe lip balm that I decided I had to sell it in my stores. It’s perfect for every day and gives me the sleekest sheen on my lips.”
THE DRINK FIX: The Juice
“Cold-pressed juices are pretty much a part of our lives here, so we have some good choices. And we are very lucky to have The Juice very close to our studio in Atwater for when I need a pick-me-up or a liquid meal. And the girls in the studio love it for a healthy afternoon fix.”
THE DESKTOP ACCESSORY: Avène Thermal Spring Water
“I travel to France quite often, and when I do, I always bring back a few Avène Thermal Spring Water sprays. It’s a staple on my desk at the office, and my son loves the feeling of a quick spritz right after school.”
THE SIGNATURE SCENT: Chateau Marmont candle
“Whenever I’m having a dinner party, nothing sets the scene quite like this Chateau Marmont candle. The mix of floral and spices is so enticing, and subtly reminds me of the iconic L.A. hotel.”
A collaboration that’s been 12 years in the making, celebrity favorites and stylists extraordinaire Andy LeCompte and Leanne Citrone’s the Andy LeCompte Salon was destined for West Hollywood greatness even before it officially opened its doors in August. (LeCompte’s devoted fans already include Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Connelly, and Madonna.) Featuring what will ultimately be 16 cut and color stations for everything from highlights to chemical straightening, with a makeup artist on call to complete the beautifying experience, the duo’s joint venture also doubles as a pseudo gallery space, in which choice paintings by artists ranging from Andy Warhol and Marilyn Minter to local favorites like Paul Rusconi and Alison Van Pelt line the white industrial walls. “It really adds something to the space,” says Citrone, who is the self-proclaimed “doer” in the partnership between herself and the more jet-set LeCompte. “I’m married with two kids. Andy’s…not,” she continues, adding that the superstar stylist is actually on site this week, but only for a few days, while Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour comes through L.A. (he’s been traveling with the singer since the tour kicked off at the end of the summer). “We’re good at completely different things, but between the two of us we make one great person,” Citrone jokes—one great person who will likely be seeing a whole lot more Madge when the newly single Kabbalist returns to the States, post-divorce settlement et al. (Paparazzi, consider yourselves in the know.)
The Andy LeCompte Salon, 616 N. Almont Dr., L.A. For more information or to book an appointment, call (310) 273-4100.
Photo: Courtesy of The Andy LeCompte Salon