What’s a killer ensemble without the perfect accessory? Enter Tasama Craig’s Vanity Life NYC: a collection of bold clutches with a New York edge. A direct reflection of Tasama’s bubbly and confident personality, the line is made of snakeskin and leather and surprisingly roomy enough for all of the things you need throughout the day. Today you can catch celebs like Teyana Taylor, Vashtie and Yandy Smith rocking their Vanity clutches, but we hope to see them in boutiques and department stores very soon.
Name: Tasama Craig
Collection: Vanity Life NYC
Price Range: $150-$400
Why we like her: Her clutches are luxury for a non-luxury price.
Designing wasn’t always her dream: “It’s crazy. I always wanted to be a pediatrician. And then I realized this isn’t for me. While I was in South Florida and was figuring out what I wanted to do, I was doing fashion shows, working with designers and then I started designing myself. When I moved to NY, everything just fell into place and I fell in love with designing accessories.
Vanity Life NYC is for everyone: “[It's] for the edgy brave confident woman because it’s a lot of bold colors and you have to be confident to wear. But I also wanted to attract the woman that’s still sheltered in and wants to express herself.”
Those bag names are no coincidence: “Some are friends, some are probably ex-boyfriends or girls that they cheated on me with (laughs).”
Kate Spade is her inspiration: “I am inspired by Kate Spade. She’s very bold with the colors and it’s fun; not just that boring black bag.”
She wants more celebs to carry her bags: “I want Tamar Braxton to wear my bags. She’s a Pisces just like me and she’s fun. I think these bags would go with her personality.”
She isn’t stopping at accessories: “I want to expand to jewelry and shoes; loafers especially. I do see clothing in the future.”
Shop the entire collection here!