Heart Evangelista has been giving her OOTDs a local twist! While the 35-year-old fashionista usually completes her outfit with a luxury bag, she has been recently spotted sporting locally made handbags.
In an Instagram post on July 26, Heart expressed how amazed she is after witnessing local artisans of Sorsogon at work. She wrote, "I will never stop being awe-struck whenever I visit local artisans. They make all these beautiful handicrafts like it’s simple when really, it’s such an intricate process that requires a lot of skill. Will forever appreciate the work that goes into creating these."
In her photo, Heart is seen wearing a heart-shaped wicker bag called the Pag-ibig Tote. The bag is designed by Zarah Juan, who is also known for tapping weavers and artisans around the country—from Bulacan, to Cavite, and even Zamboanga—to help her bring her creations to life.
In a separate post last July 14, Tuesday, Heart also featured the designer's Aratilez bucket bag as part of her OOTD. According to the brand's official website, the pouches and bags are priced between P875 to P12,000.
Aside from these, Heart was spotted wearing an abaca bag. The actress, however, was not able to tag or mention where she got the exact bag.
Heart was also amazed by a bag made with Pili nutshells. She did not mention where she got the bag, but it has appeared on her Instagram feed three times. Pili is a nut indigenous to Bicol.
*This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.