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‘I thought she was very unique’: Heart Evangelista was a fan of Jolina Magdangal

Heart Evangelista said she was a big fan of Jolina Magdangal, whom she admired for her unique sense of style.

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03/15/2021 11:28 AM
‘I thought she was very unique’: Heart Evangelista was a fan of Jolina Magdangal
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Heart Evangelista featured some of her favorite items in her walk-in closet in her newest vlog post on Sunday, March 14.

The actress and style icon said she decided to share her favorite fashion pieces after getting numerous requests from her fans.


“A lot of people have been requesting that I do, like, my top favorite bags. But because I love fashion so much, I’m going to be showing you my favorite items here in my walk-in closet. I kind of re-arranged my stuff here so I could see things better and appreciate what I have, and mind you, everything in my closet has a story," she said. 

Heart began by showcasing her favorite bags. One is her Louis Vuitton Capucines Mini, which, according to her, is the first ever bag she got. 

“Just a little trivia: when we were really young, my dad is also into fashion as well as my mom. We used to go around Beverly Hills and he got us all a bag and I was still very, very young then," she shared.

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She also featured her first Hermes Birkin Bag, which was gifted to her by her father when she was in her early 20s. 

“I always wanted an Hermes Birkin and an Hermes Kelly ever since I was young because I saw my mom wearing one but my dad never really liked it on me because it looked a little bit older, they said. Until I saw, I remember at that time, it was Lindsay Lohan, she was wearing the bag. I was like, okay, I want a bag," said Heart.

“So the bag that started it all for me is this Birkin right here. This was actually a gift from my dad. I was 22, 23. The reason why I remember this bag was, first, it was my very, very first one. Second was my dad and I had a really, really bad fight and we haven’t spoken for a really, really long time. When I finally made peace with my family, this was the bag that he gave me. Talking about bribing me to leave my life! Although I was still sad about leaving my old life and my freedom at the time, he had a really funny way of doing things and yeah, he gave me a bag so I’ll never, ever forget this," she added.

Another is her Hermes Himalayan Birkin 25, which is considered as one of the rarest and most expensive bags in the world.

“I’m not going to lie, it took me an arm and a leg and half a lifetime of working for this bag. But I definitely considered getting this bag because it is an investment piece," she said. 

"Definitely my husband (Sorsogon Governor Francis "Chiz" Escudero) would not allow me to spend my hard earnings on a bag that I would just throw away and not use or just put on the shelf if it was this expensive," she continued. "It’s definitely something that I do treasure and hopefully my kids don’t end up selling it in the future. Hopefully they can put it in an acrylic box and just keep it and use it whenever they want. It’s definitely an heirloom."

Among the other bags she showed were her Guirlande de Cartier Mini Model Top Handle Bag; Ulyana Serrgeenko Rose Bag, which she wore to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in 2017; Judith Leiber personalized clutches; Hermes HAC 32, which features her own painting; Bulgari Serpenti Forever; and Dior Bobby Bag.

As she began talking about her favorite accessories, Heart mentioned her fellow actress and "dear friend" Jolina Magdangal, whom she said she used to be a big fan of for her unique sense of style. 

“Ever since I was a little girl I would always accessorize and when I started my showbiz career I was known for having all of these abubots. A little trivia: I was definitely a fan of my dear friend Jolina Magdangal. I thought she was very unique and remind me of people that really celebrated their individuality and I could definitely relate to that because I was like that. More is more, and it was my way of expressing myself," she said.

"I remember when I saw Jolina Magdangal, she had all these clips and she would dress up and didn’t mind if she mixed patterns and whatever. I really loved that about her because it made her unique," she added.

Heart went on to give a glimpse of her jewelry collection, which  consists of designer brands Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Schiaparelli, Gas Bijoux, Bulgari, Erdem, and Paco Rabanne.

"Somebody asked me on my comment section if I can show you my Cartier collection and my Bulgari collection," said Heart. 

"I [won’t]. It is really in a sacred safe place."

According to the actress, she doesn't keep all of her high-end jewelry at home in case anything happens. 

"I do keep it in the bank," she revealed. 

Heart, who turned 36 on Valentine's Day, is considered one of the country's fashion icons.

In 2018, she was dubbed a "Real Crazy Rich Asian" by Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan—along with style icons Michelle and Rachel Yeoh, and Feiping Chang—in a special feature for Harper's Bazaar US.

Heart was also recognized by Vogue Magazine by including her in its prestigious "Vogue 100" list in 2019, and Forbes France, as one of its Top 10 Most Fashionable Influencers last year.