OLIVELA Q&A
Style. Conscious

Clare Vivier

Founder, Owner and Creative Director, Clare V.
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My daily ritual includes …
Espresso, hugs from my family, Instagram, work, and red wine.
I am grateful for, but I often take for granted …
My life.
I wish more people could feel …
What it’s like to live in a foreign country without speaking the language. I think it is a great way to develop empathy for the foreigners among us.
My favorite way to give includes …
Money, though second to that would be counsel.
If I could walk someone else’s path, it would have to be ...
An immigrant in this country—though not for too long since I know it is extremely difficult.
My favorite term of endearment is …
Sheebs, Okkie, Handsome, Boo—all the names I call my son.
The easiest way to connect with others is …
To listen to them.
The biggest misconception about fashion designers is …
They’re superficial. The ones I know are extremely concerned, hardworking, and clever.
When I think sustainability, I imagine …
A world where we eliminate fast fashion. We’re a long way from that.
My biggest truth is …
It takes a village.
The intention I set for myself and for my company...
To put out beautiful, quality products that bring joy to people.
My golden rule is …
Surround yourself with people who have strengths you don’t have.
My personal passion is …
Good food, fashion, friends, and family.
One cause I wish everyone knew about …
“We’re really involved with Every Mother Counts, but I’d say any cause that works to improve the health, well-being, and education of women and girls around the world is worth knowing about as it one of the best ways to reduce global poverty.”
— Clare Vivier
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