“We were together. I forget the rest.”

Girl Crush: Claire Cottrell

I discovered Claire Cottrell first through her Pinterest, and from there hopped over to her site, and then naturally, started Googling the heck out of her.  Among the things I found: she’s done the art direction for Clare Vivier (of course) and BOOK STAND, which I also love. And then there’s the matter of her Closet Visit with Jeana Sohn. Basically, she is terribly talented, chic, and gorgeous. See for yourself.


Art direction for Clare Vivier. I want all those bags. And anyone who uses Joan Didion and Ed Ruscha in their styling is ok by me.










Closet Visit. Backyard chickens and a pile of stripes. Ok then.









One comment on “Girl Crush: Claire Cottrell

  1. Sally
    September 10, 2013

    Lovely stuff! That pile of stripes is right up my alley!
    Really beautiful stying, and I want all those Clare Vivier bags too!

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This entry was posted on September 4, 2013 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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