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This article was originally posted in February 2017.
You may have seen luxury handbags, but you definitely have not seen luxury handbags like this before.
Filipino actress/TV host Heart Evangelista (or Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero) creates beautiful art pieces using luxury handbags as her canvas. And we’re not talking commonplace items here. We’re talking one-of-a-kind Hermes Birkins. Adorned with handpainted designs.
Combining exclusivity with artistic skill, the stunning accessories feature elegant paintings and embroideries that not only heavily up the price, but also provide owners with a unique one-of-a-kind item.
Evangelista personally paints original images onto each of the luxury handbags she receives, the most common of which being the Hermes Birkin bags. Giving ‘designer handbag’ a whole new definition, the actress enjoys adding an original and personalised touch to the special accessories.
It’s an expensive hobby, but she does it very, very well.
From painting her own bags to painting those of her friends, Evangelista has quickly become a rising star in the world of fashion art, with her exquisite choice of canvas making her pieces very popular at auctions across Europe.
Popular as collector’s items, or people who love bags and also have bags and bags of money, they’re definitely a fashionable alternative to regular paintings on regular canvas.
Take a look at some of Evangelista’s creations below, they’re definitely going to make you want to pick up a couple.
Follow Heart Evangelista on Instagram and stay fabulous.