In the world of fashion, carry an Hermes handbag and you are in. Hermes is Hermes and you don’t just get it that easy. It has been a trend for a lot of big personalities to collect luxury handbags of this brand. From celebrities to wives of the rich, they have it in their closet.
While others keep this inside their walk-in closets, an artist in the Philippines has her Hermes collection displayed in an exhibit. Love Marie, also known as Heart Evangelista-Escudero, a celebrity actress and artist, drew light to her artworks by using Hermes handbags as canvas for her paintings. Using acrylic for leather, Ms. Evangelista-Escudero directly paints on Birkins Hermes. And with more than 40 Hermes hand-painted by this talented artist, she will open her bag-painted exhibit on September 3, 2016.
Aside from her own collection of bags, other Filipino personalities such as celebrity Carla Abellana and wife of World Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao – Jinkee Pacquiao gets their Hermes painted by the celebrity-artist. And yeah, if you are wondering about the price Heart charges for painting a luxury bag – around $1500-$2000.
Painting on luxury bags is Ms. Hearts’ expression of her love and passion for both fashion and art.
She decided to combine two of the things she loved to create a line of art not much artist has done. When Kim K and Kanye West’s daughter, North West, splattered paint on her mom’s Hermes handbag, it obviously looked like a kid-work but was a viral hit. And so Heart though of why not doing the same (seriously). But with the artist’s greatness in painting, her pricey luxury bags turned more into a beautiful work of fashion and art. Not to mention, Heart did not spare Prada, Faure Le Page, and more from her artistic hands. With all these luxury and artistry, the celebrity-artist’s works of HeART has reached Hermes and collaboration exhibit is on its way.