The forever fresh, almost unbelievably beautiful Liza Soberano is enviable for far more than just her looks. As sworn, tried, and true fashion girls, we've trained wistful, longing gazes at her designer bag collection! It's growing for sure, though we're not precisely certain at what rate—all we know is that every time a brand new piece makes its grand debut dangling on her pretty arm, we're mad jealous. And with good reason! Here, we did some digging to bring you a well-researched primer on her clear favorites. These are the Liza-approved champs you might want to invest in yourself.
1. Balenciaga Ville
It absolutely, 100% did not escape our notice that the Alone/Together actress seems to currently be nursing a growing taste for anything and everything Balenciaga. Maybe comfy, travel-happy streetwear care of the historic Spanish label is her new favored flavor? Only time will truly tell, but for now, it's obvious that her fluorescent lemon Ville top handle equals her au courant color pop of choice. This logo-emblazoned purse in searing highlighter yellow serves up the perfect way to sample the neon trend in a small (albeit pricey) dose, we think! Introduced in the Spring-Summer 2018 season, Liza's pick comes in the adorably dangly XXS size and boasts of shiny palladium hardware and sturdy, lightly-grained calfskin. Luxe, yes, but also cool and current.
2. Dior Saddle
Giddy up, icon. Liza made a good choice going for the Dior Saddle's sleek, Oblique-free version, we reckon. It'll likely stay in style a ton longer! While hers is certainly a more sombre iteration compared to its near ubiquitous monogrammed sister, it goes with literally everything, from a simple, fuss-free tee-and-trousers combo to the polished yet laidback appeal of a boxy blazer tossed nonchalantly over distressed jeans (don't forget to loop a charm laden chain belt 'round your waist). Catapulted to certified It status by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker's sassy, savvy Carrie Bradshaw of the naughty noughties' much-revered Sex and the City, the Saddle memorably experienced what was possibly the renaissance of renaissances via social media last year.
No word best describes the phenomenon better than "explosion": Beloved by the likes of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez back in the '00s, it fell into the hands of the label's creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who reintroduced it in Fall-Winter 2018 to much online fanfare. “The Saddle bag is one of those emblematic pieces that always manages to remain contemporary,” she explained in an interview with British Vogue. “It's also one of the codes that symbolizes Dior's recent history.”
And who's more fitting than Liza to cement its utter covetability to the younger set of sartorial stars?
3. Chanel Boy
If there's one bag Liza lugs around the most, it's definitely got to be her black Boy. Simply scroll through her Instagram for proof. We all know the adorable story behind this precious, precious number, and it's worth retelling!
"Posting this picture to thank a special someone. I literally cried when opening a huge package which was supposedly my 'birthday gift'," Liza wrote in her photo post caption. "I've been wanting to buy this bag forever but it's nearly impossible to find one with the specifications I wanted, but this man conquered the impossible and got it for me. Thank you for making me the happiest and thank you for making my dreams come true [Enrique Gil]." Now that's true sentimental value.
The late, great Karl Lagerfeld said in February 2015: "Chanel had this attitude, it's the very spirit of Chanel. She'd picked it up from Boy Capel, the great love of her life... Indeed, the bag's called Boy Chanel." You may think of it as the offspring of this famed affair, eons after both Coco and her lover (who died in a tragic car accident on his way to a rendezvous with her) were laid to rest. How raptorously romantic. A touch masculine in design and easily also a tribute to Mademoiselle's liking for menswear influences, it was Boy's dapper dress sense that inspired her to coin her house's chic sobriety, reflected on the bag's own bold, sure lines and heavy hardware.
4. Chanel CC Filigree Vanity Case
This dainty baby had us besotted the very second we laid eyes on it! Combined with Liza's lofty Paris pin and the landmark Eiffel Tower oh so casually rising from behind her, this snap was destined for stardom. The CC Filigree Vanity Case is, well, a vanity case...but done in exquisite grained calfskin and embellished with the maison's instantly recognizable double Cs! That's enough to up its star power.
Crazy how easy it is to picture the inimitable Audrey Hepburn carrying one of these. The Vanity Case was introduced in Chanel’s unforgettable airline themed Spring-Summer 2016 collection, and is a contemporary, modernized take on the cosmetics train pouches that were super popular in the '50s and '60s. Three years later and the demand for it is still skyrocketing, so we're figuring it's set to stay! It also reminds us of the cute personalized tin lunch boxes we used to bring to kindergarten...or, you know, an elevated, grownup Caboodle. That's a whole lot of nostalgia in a single go.
5. Celine Luggage
Liza's posh travel bud happens to be a sensible beige Luggage in its charming Nano size, a still-adored relic from Phoebe Philo's Old Celine. Ever since the brand famously switched hands—in case you've been chilling under a rock, Hedi Slimane, formerly of Saint Laurent, has officially brought his slinky aesthetic over to its helm—there's been a roaring clamor for Phoebe's set-aside, subdued minimalism that's nowhere near being silenced.
In short, Liza's mini Luggage is a prized treasure from a legendary, now bygone fashion era. Hang on to it, girl! As if she needed even more reason to grip those supple leather handles with further dedicated tightness, here's a fun fact: The bag was actually first spotted on an Olsen twin. Enough said.
6. Givenchy Pandora
Mythology nerds (yours truly included) unite! According to ancient Greek lore, Pandora was the very first human woman on earth, and she released all the evils of humanity into the world by opening a box she wasn't supposed to. That's theodicy for you. Thing is, the legend has been widely and wildly mistranslated through the eons: Pandora's box was actually a jar! Still, the phrase stuck, along with today's resulting idiom.
Other than its distinctive, rather odd shape, the Givenchy Pandora and its namesake mythical vessel don't share much, but it might be worth noting that, though Pandora hastened to close the doom-filled container, tales whisper that only Hope remained inside. Yep, that's Liza's birth name. Make of that what you please.