Would you let Heart Evangelista paint on your expensive Hermes bag?
Apparently, a lot of people allowed the Kapuso actress and accomplished artist to splatter paint on their designer bags. In fact, Evangelista has gained an exclusive clientele willing to let her express her creativity by painting on their luxury bags.
According to Evangelista, she was inspired by celebrity baby North West, who painted the Hermes satchel owned by her mother Kim Kardashian. The “customized” creation, which was given by Kanye West as a 34th birthday gift for Kardashian, made headlines after the reality star shared a photo of the bag on Instagram.
In an interview with GMA News during the This is Me, Love Marie book launch, Evangelista revealed that she first took a risk by painting on her own Hermes Birkin bag with an acrylic for leather.
“It was a bit scary to paint on the bag, parang (like) ’Oh my gosh, am I really doing this?’ but it looks good so parang (like) what I said, ‘What a lil’ ouch can do, ‘di ba (right)?’” she said.
Delighted with her creation, Evangelista began painting her other bags as well as her friends’ bags, which she does for free.
As for her other clients, Evangelista said, “I get paid about 60 to 80 [thousand] per bag.”
Moreover, Evangelista disclosed that she got an inquiry from a European designer, whom she declined to name. The Beautiful Strangers star is hoping that the project with the designer will push through.