Angelina Cruz might hail from a high-profile showbiz brood but she knows that her famous surname alone isn't enough—she has to work for her laurels. This mindset not only guides her as she builds her own career, it also trickles down to her shopping habits.
Unlike the usual rich and glamorous trope associated with celebrity families, the 21-year-old tells Preview that she's not one to typically shop luxury. She even reveals that she had to get Sunshine Cruz's permission to buy her first designer shoes!
Angelina shares that their mom taught them to prioritize other forms of investment and, on the rare occasion she does splurge, to get her hard-earned money's worth. That's why the singer and actress makes it a point to only buy timeless pieces that she can easily incorporate to her existing wardrobe. Classic but never boring, her picks for Designer Favorites are also a fun reflection of her youthful exuberance. Press play to see for yourself!
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1. GG Marmont Mini Bag by Gucci
Angelina starts with the quintessential black bag that also marks the beginning of her designer journey. It's a sentimental piece that was gifted by her mom for her birthday.
GG Marmont Mini Bag, P84,481 (regular price P98,752), GUCCI, Zalora
2. J'Adior Slingback Pumps by Dior
The first designer heels she splurged on, Angelina reveals she practically begged for her mom's approval before she purchased this dainty pair of pumps. It's a worthy investment as this comfy pair gets her through work events.
J'Adior Slingback Pumps in Nude Technical Fabric, €890 (approx. P51,353), DIOR, dior.com
3. Clic H Bracelet by Hermès
With her penchant for gold accessories, this gifted arm candy is her go-to for accessorizing. According to Angelina, it easily elevates any outfit and that's why she uses it a lot.
Clic H Bracelet in Blanc, $660 (approx. P38,675), HERMÈS, hermes.com
4. Nylon Mini Bag by Prada
It turns out there's a funny story behind this vintage hand-me-down: she had to beg her sister Chesca to swap heirlooms as she resonated with this baguette bag more! All's well that ends well though, as Chesca fell in love with Sunshine's black Fendi bag and Angelina ended up with her ultimate favorite.
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5. Super-Star Sneakers by Golden Goose
Another splurge from her recent Dubai trip, Angelina was immediately drawn to the glitter in these rugged kicks. She joins the likes of Maggie Wilson and Kim Da Mi who were also spotted in this cult sneaker brand!
Super-Star Sneakers with Snake-Print Silver Leather Star and Gold Glitter Heel Tab, $595 (approx. P34,867), GOLDEN GOOSE, goldengoose.com
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