"Crazy Rich Asians" author Kevin Kwan traveled to Paris to meet Asian style icons during the Paris Fashion Week for Harper's Bazaar US. Among the fashion influencers featured is Filipina Heart Evangelista. In a video uploaded by the fashion magazine titled "These are the Real Crazy Rich Asians," Kevin shared the story of various Asian women who help shape the fashion world, 'one couture at a time.'
"Heart Evangelista, she's really the darling of the Philippines. She is one of the most acclaimed actresses. She's also a really gifted artist. She had amazing shows of her paintings in the Philippines," Kevin described Heart in the video.
In the video feature, Heart shared her passion for fashion. "When I went to Paris, I got this dress for me. When you got a kid it's something you share and pass on. I'm a collector. I love collecting bags. Birkins (bag) specifically, and Kelly. It's a really good investment," Heart said.
The actress also shared the story to Kevin on how she started painting on bags. "I have a lizard skin Birkin and it was orange and I was eating french fries at Chili’s and they have cheese. I did not notice that it was already under my bag when I brought it home. I tried to clean it and asked around but they said it was impossible to fix so that's why I painted on it and I loved it," Heart said.
Meanwhile, Heart took to Instagram to express her gratitude to Kevin and the Harper’s Bazaar team for inviting her to grace the video.
“I am beyond grateful to Kevin and the entire Harper's team for being such a dream to work with! I’m so incredibly proud of this project and would love for you to see it too,” the actress wrote on Instagram.
Watch the video below: