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Barbie Forteza Reveals the Touching Story Behind How She Eventually Got Her Dream Dior Bracelet

Barbie Forteza Reveals the Touching Story Behind How She Eventually Got Her Dream Dior Bracelet
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"Sabi ko, 'Parang maraming artistang naka-ganito'. Tapos tinignan ko yung presyo, e isang buwang grocery ko na."

Celebrities owning the most sought-after outfits and accessories is nothing novel. With the likes of Jinkee Pacquiao and Heart Evangelista being trendsetters in the local style scene, anything these stars wear will most likely fly off shelves in a jiffy.

Though, as it turns out, not all celebs are able to cough up cash in an instant just to purchase designer items. Maria Clara and Ibarra leading lady Barbie Forteza proves this claim, as she has recently opened up about a piece in her wardrobe that was certainly no impulse purchase.

Barbie with her "Maria Clara at Ibarra" co-star Julie Ann San Jose.
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In an interview with PEP.ph, the Kapuso actress was asked for the backstory behind her Dior Oblique bracelet. According to Barbie, she was drawn to it after seeing how many of her celebrity colleagues owned such a piece.

"Sabi ko, 'Parang maraming artistang naka-ganito'. Tapos tinignan ko yung presyo, e isang buwang grocery ko na, e," she candidly shared. Continuing, she expounded that the effects of the pandemic made her more of a penny-pincher, especially since some clothes just stay put in her closet.

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"Parang magmula nung nag-pandemic, hindi na ulit kasi ako bumili ng anything branded, anything luxury. Kasi nga nari-realize ko, naka-tengga lang siya sa closet ko. Sabi ko, 'Hindi ko siya nagagamit, hindi ko siya nakakain!'

"So, 'di ba, parang mas naging practical ako, ganyan-ganyan. Yung presyo kasi nito, e, isang buwang grocery ko na so hindi ko siya [binili]."

True enough, such a dainty piece does fetch for at least P20,000 for a set, which is enough for a household's monthly groceries, and then some!

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J'Adior Bracelet Set in Navy Blue Oblique, EUR350 (approximately P21,000), DIOR, dior.com

Even if that may be the case, the Dior bracelet still found its way to Barbie's wrist, thanks to her beau and fellow GMA artist Jak Roberto. She recalls telling him about it, and says: "Kasi pag lumalabas ako, pag naggo-grocery kami, errands, ganyan, casual lang din talaga yung outfit ko. So siyempre, gusto ko naman ng medyo sosyaling accessory, 'di ba? Statement, parang ganyan! E, ang mahal, ang mahal talaga."

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Jak gifted Barbie the bracelet on her most recent birthday last July. Needless to say, the actress was very much elated, not just because she got to own her dream accessory, but because it showed her boyfriend's attentiveness to her. 

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"Nakakatuwa kasi alam ko nag-pay attention siya nung chinika ko sa kanya. Yun yung pinaka-importante. He pays attention to the smallest details na chinichika ko." Aww!

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