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What makes an accessory a necessity? I believe it’s the perfect combination of a classic color and innovative shape. And whether it’s bags, shoes, or jewelry, every so often I sit and lust over items that I could only afford if I skip one months rent. For now (until I marry rich) I’ll just obessorize over the Louis bags, Prada clutches, and those beyond trendy Celine Edge bags.

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I was recently introduced to a new luxury handbag collection, LaVie Couture, designed by Vanessa Masters. Her introductory collection consists of eight styles that include clutches, a laptop bag, a weekender duffle bag, shoulder bag, shoulder clutch and an oversized evening clutch.

Her line focuses on fusing fashion and functionality. I’m a recent New York City transplant–I can tell you the struggle is real. You’ve got a bag for the laptop, another bag that is hopefully big enough for the pumps that are bound to hurt at 3pm, you may possibly gain a swag bag at an event after work, and then if you are about-that-life a bag for your workout gear. Three words come to mind-inconvenient, bulky and frustrating.

LaVie Couture inspiration is drawn from Vanessa’s travel and lifestyle experiences as a businesswoman. And the buzz for her line is already heavy with reality stars like Draya Michelle, Denise Vasai, and Camille Grammer supporting her brand.

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Since many of us are on-the-go and jetting-setting, LaVie Couture has managed to perfectly integrate style with purpose. Retailing between $420 and $950, I am definitely adding her new Holiday collection to my Obsessorized list.

The LaVie Couture Holiday 2012 Collection is available at specialty boutiques throughout the US in addition to the brand’s online home. Check out all 7 styles below and tell me if you’re adding them to your list too.


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