Laura J. Shape, owner of fashion accessories company Viv & Edie, specializes in creating handmade, luxe, custom minaudiere clutches. Shape, who majored in communications design at Rochester Institute of Technology, worked for many years as a graphic designer in Los Angeles. She also experimented with painting, sculpture, leather craft and jewelry design—all culminating in her gorgeous clutch designs.
The child of an artist and an engineer, Shape loves working with her hands, crafting objects that are both functional and beautiful. She considers her bags and accessories to be sculptures, and she loves incorporating different art-making techniques into their creation. For instance, she enjoys playing with different textures and ways to reflect light, while aiming to make each bag a full sensory experience. She currently works from her home studio in Denver, but she dreams of someday moving back to the beach. Her bags have been featured in VUE, Colorado Expression, Cherry Creek Fashion and the Boulder Daily Camera.