Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Hello Friends!

Who have you are lusting for visiting public exhibition with your favorite artists? And the most amazing part of it – IT WAS FREE ADMISSION!

Yes ladies, I could see it in your twinkling eyes, especially those of you who have an exquisite eye for fancy things and fashion!

Months ago, I’ve visited this public exhibition of selected pieces created and designed by Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero – the woman of high taste and exquisite style, and a renowned artist in the Philippines. No wonder she is now a favorite of most ladies in the upper society, Love Marie had successfully sold-out her first batch of paintings back in 2014 in an hour, and another batch showed in Singapore back in 2015, also sold out! She also had successfully published her own style book, perfumes collaborations to various famous brands, and even had collaborated to paint and designed stylish dresses with Filipino fashion designer Mark Bumgarner.


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


Conventional people might not understand my passion on such things, but this is what at least pleasures me for the day (though not yet crazy enough to handover my credit card for a bag, hahaha).

Speaking of bags, recently she’s been a talk-of-the-town for successfully painting some of her Hermes bags (yeah literally those hundred $$$ bags!) and the ladies in the upper hills are became obsessed with it.

It started when she accidentally dropped some cheesed sauce on her yellow Birkin while enjoying his cheese fries. And she tried to fix it to hide the flaw. And many are applauded on what she did and her creativity.

Just think about how they can have a makeover for their accidentally ruined Jacky bag that they naughty pooch bite few weeks ago – and that’s a genius idea!


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Dreams in Aqua Hermes Bag


Guarded with armed securities (I can’t blamed her, it’s an effin $$$ bags though!), I’ve politely asked Big Brother Guards if I could roamed around and take some photos. I was anxious at first that they won’t permit (and I would understand if they really wont), but they did!


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Flights of Fancy Hermes Birkin handbag in orange


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Feathered pageantry Hermes Birkin handbag 25cm in pink


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Ambrosial Blooms Hermes Haute a Courroies handbag


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Regal Jewels Hermes Kelly handbag in Toile canvas and gold Epsom leather


I was so excited AF because it is a rare occasion that Love Marie allowed this kind of exhibitions. Though she is understandably known as a celebrity (she’s also an entertainment television and movie actress) and earns ever fame she have from the industry, she have successfully elevated her personal branding to something remarkable.

Using a special kind of paints for bags, she designed flawlessly making these Hermes bags something more special. Though the paint used are never disclosed in the public, I assume it is the same paint that Dolce & Gabbana have used for their hand-painted bags.


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Whispering Orchids Hermes Kelly handbag in blue


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall
Azure Memories Hermes Birkin handbag in yellow


This is not the first time that a hand painted Hermes bag got attention in the public. Remember back in 2014 when Kim Kardashian proudly carries her cream-colored Hermes bag that was hand painted by her daughter North.

The cost of paintings Hermes bags? According to Love Marie, she charges Php90,000 (approx $1,837) for the services alone, bag not included. And it takes two to three days to finish her creations.
Included to her public exhibitions are some of her selected paintings in canvas.


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


If you want to see her previous works, you can visit my post here (link here) when I’ve visited her very first exhibit ay Ayala Museum.


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


Recently, she also collaborated with Filipino fashion designer and former race-car driver Mark Bumgarner for his 2016 collection. Love Marie have painted selected of his works, and many avid buyers are so happy to wear their creations.


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


These dresses are part of the 40-piece collection launched in 2016, and Love Marie hand painted 15-piece from the said collection, using her signature patterns of nature including flowers, leaves and vines. All dresses have the designer’s trademark, Dior-inspired streamlined silhouettes.


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall

Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


And while am feasting my eyes and my camera of course for these gorgeous pieces, I couldn’t help but thinking, what if I also paint my dresses and bags the way Love Marie did? It could add sentimental value to my properties!

Am truly inspired – the idea of having your dresses be painted, making your own prints on the fabric before cutting it, is such a satisfying experience. And since am also have enough space for my crafting, maybe I should do it!


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


I may not have a gorgeous exhibit like hers, but she made me inspired to create something for my own, and hopefully for my closest love ones. The idea of personalizing gifts excites me most!


Heart & Style Public Exhibition at SM Mega Fashion Hall


Did you like her artworks? What is your favorite?

Let me know and join the conversation below!


xoxo, Blair




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158 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Omg thats amazing to merge both paintings in bags. All the hermes bags look really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Amelie, she is truly showered with talents, I can't take it anymore, lol

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  2. Oh dear... what guts it takes to paint onto those branded bags. And now, with her signature painting, it is more expensive!

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    1. I know right! She got so famous about it.

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  3. Love Marie? First time hearing about her but I do agree she is brilliant for the quick fix of her branded bag. State of the art

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    1. Yeah, even Singaporean socialites and Malaysian Hermes collectors are friends of hers.

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  4. The Hermes collection is just WOW! Love the dresses and paintings too. How's the book?

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    1. The book is just about her beauty regimen, makeup technique and stuffs, not too interesting.

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  5. Those are sone super duper gorgeous berkins... Can only ever dream of having one..butbto be honest, I really wont pay so much money for a bag... Huhuhuhu

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    1. Yeah, but if you analyze it a lot Birkins are such a good investment than gold! Birkins appreciates it value annually and keeps on increasing while gold is depreciating.

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  6. I love hermes bag! Their designs seriously always unique and special!

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    1. Exactly and always get respected, lol. I would never say no for Birkin.

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  7. Admission FREE? Looks like an interesting place to check out on unique bags and dresses 😍

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    1. Yes dear! I will update you girls for her next exhibit. I'm obsessed.

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  8. What an amazing looking event I am in love with the handbags they are just beautiful and so different from anything I have seen before.

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    1. You are right Sarah. Oh even Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci also released their hand-painted bags.

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  9. How beautiful the dresses and bags!!! Feel like shopping now...

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  10. OMG those Birkins 😍😍😍, need them in my life ❤

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  11. I love what I see here. all so artistic and pretty

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    1. Thank you Yee! Keep on visiting my blog :)

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  12. Oh my gosh aren't those bags absolutely beautiful!! So unique and you definitely wouldn't want to actually use them as bags LOL! This sounds like an amazing exhibit

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    1. Yes it is, and very lucky to attend it for free! She is very generous.

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  13. I love the Azure Memories Hermes Birkin handbag in yellow! So beautiful.

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    1. It is so unique. It is rare to see a yellow bag, much like Birkin :)

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  14. Oh man, any fashion loving, fashion forward person would LOVE this place!

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    1. Indeed.. no wonder I'm almost stalking her exhibits' schedule. lol

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  15. These are some very unique hand bags! I bet my wife would be very interested in these! I will send her a link asap!

    Cheers

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    1. Hello David,

      Send you wife this link and prepare your wallet to buy her a Birkin handbag, she will be pleased 200%

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  16. OMG those are stunning! Especially the Dreams in Aqua Hermes Bag! Love how detailed they are!

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    1. Yes it is dreamy and majestic. Oh my next wish is to see Love Marie for her demo painting!

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  17. It is hard to even pick a favorite piece of hers because I love her style and her use of multi media. I do LOVE the dress that is right behind you with the black on the sides... I wish I could go there so badly!

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    1. I'll let you know ladies when she will exhibit her creations in outside the Philippines.

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  18. This would be fun to explore. I'm really impressed by those painted purses. How unique.

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    1. She used a very special paint that is imported from abroad, am guessing in Italy where Dolce & Gabbana use it too.

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  19. I swear people are so creative out there. I wish I had a little more creative juices in my body because stuff like this I think is so much fun.

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    1. It is very inspiring to be creative nowadays because people are tend to learn to appreciate arts, compared 20-years ago.

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  20. She sounds like a talented artist. Such beautiful paintings.

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    1. She is Sharon! And I honestly getting obsessed, but yeah I can't afford her creations. But only being an inspiration.

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  21. I love to attend fashion exhibitions like this one, especially when there is elements of art. The painted handbags are impressive!

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    1. I agree, it seems a lot of you LOVE her Hermes bags :) She have the complete collection, and lot of Hermes owners wants to paint their bags by her.

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  22. WOW, I could look at this all day! I really love the Burkin bag - so colourful and unique!

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    1. Hahaha my favorite is the yellow bag.

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  23. Oh my goodness, those bags are divine. The Dreams in Aqua Hermes bag is calling my name.

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    1. You have to be very careful and guard with your life when you carry this bag. :)

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  24. These Birkins are to DIE for. As if they werent amazing enough these are even more now than ever works of art !!

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    1. Exactly! No wonder she hired lots of bodyguards to make sure the bags are safe :)

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  25. Those purses are beautiful! They must have taken such a long time with such presiion. They're beautiful

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    1. Oh the longer it takes, the more expensive the bag costs.

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  26. Looks like a fun experience. Those purses are hot, def something I would love to carry! And the dresses are stunning!

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    1. Thank you Jenn,

      I have a separate post coming up about the dress designer. He is also an artistic Filipino.

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  27. Whilst I am not good at appreciating fine artistic styles I do love the look of her designs and the paintings are gorgeous

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    1. They are exquisite. In appreciating beauty and creative art, there is no discrimination. Free minds, and free expression.

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  28. Those are some cute handbags. I'm not much into fashion, but do love to look my best, I mean who doesn't. I like that floor length black floral!

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    1. The dress looks fantastic too, very ladylike.

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  29. I love that purple bag. These are truly works of art!

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    1. Thank you deary! Keep on exploring my blog for more artistic designs

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  30. I read about her a couple of weeks ago somewhere and now you have covered her style exhibition so perfectly. I barely go to such events but this looks fun

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    1. Thank you! She is now a favorite of Dolce & Gabbana and Hermes of course.

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  31. Wow! As a painter I have seen people who have painted jackets and jeans. I might take a purse and paint it and see how that goes! I love purses, but I could never spend a ton of money on one purse. I love to change it up. These are beautiful pictures!

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    1. Hello Sheila,

      You can try painting you bags too.

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  32. I have also wondered what if I also paint my dresses and bags the way Love Marie did? I would probably regret it the day after but who knows? :))

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    1. Oh dear just do it!

      Of course you have to practice first using your dresses that you won't mind messing just in case you don't like it.

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  33. I love those hands bags!! So pretty!

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  34. I would love to go to this exhibit. I am in love with the Dreams in Aqua Hermes Bag.

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    1. They are absolutely gorgeous! Ohh wait I need to order my fabric paints now, as in ASAP.

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  35. I would love to see this in person. The dresses are gorgeous and lets not forget the Hermes purses. The Hermes Birkin handbag in orange, Yes, Please!

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    1. LOL yes I would faint when I have a Birkin in my closet.

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  36. I love this statement: "Conventional people might not understand my passion on such things." I get told that all the time about my love of language and other "weird" things.

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    1. I agree. But as long as our passion make us happy, what they are saying isn't important :)

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  37. This sounds great. I love everything about the exhibition. I'm a lover of art work.

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  38. Oh wow, what a fantastic exhibition! So many beautiful things!

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    1. Thank you gorgeous! Oh please do explore my blog.

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  39. The drawing and art on the bag is so pretty and creative. They are so many inspire pieces we can see here in this exhibition, so pretty!!

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    1. Indeed and even I can't afford exactly her pieces, at least she help me to inspire and create my own in a much affordable way - DIY!

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  40. That's really amazing! She's such a talented young woman and I'm sure she'll do so much more in her lifetime. Love the hand painted bags. SO BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Yeah, aside from being a painter and a writer, she also designs bags, clothes, shows, dresses, and she also dances, also a movie actress and can sing!

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  41. That's so cool that you have been inspired by this artist. It looks like she has done a lot for sure. Of all the bags here I really do like the aqua one. I think it's very beautiful. And the dresses are all quite lovely as well.

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    1. So true! And just today I've heard she is flying to Paris for the Paris Fashion Week to gather more inspiration. Oh my, I can't wait for her next collection.

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  42. I am in love with all her work, those bags are to die for. I even love the halter black gown,it's so classy. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational piece with us.
    XO
    Shreya |https://mymagicaltrunk.com/

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  43. Oh wow!!! I love the paintings on the Hermès bags... altough I think if I had one I would nobody let come close ;)

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    1. She also paints other bags other than Hermes - Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Valentino, etc.

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  44. I love those hand bags! Wow - I agree, those are expensive, but exquisitely beautiful.

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    1. Worth investing! It adds more value :)

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  45. That looks like an amazing event! I can't believe it was for FREE :-O awesome!

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    1. I was surprised too! However, the guards are everywhere on the scene :)

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  46. Wow! This is amazing. Those dresses are really just gorgeous - wish I had one! haha

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    1. Hello Tiffany,

      You can create your own version :)

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  47. What an amazing event! The purses alone are gorgeous! How exciting that you were able to attend!

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    1. Yes it is! I had fun dressing up and trying their clothes. Oh my shopping party experience post will ne up next week.

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  48. Ooooo i can't take my eyes off those hermes bags... kill me please

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    1. LOL Hey you can practice painting your old bags Kelly!

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  49. Those bags are really fun. I've never seen anything like them before.

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    1. and because of my blog, now you do! Ohh you can grab your fabric paint and start creating too.

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  50. I love the hand bag and the dress design. I know it was a masterpiece and would be honored to own it.

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  51. I love her artwork! I think the personalization is key for any creative mind to to stand out. :)

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    1. Yeah, she loves classics and elegance, which translates to her works.

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  52. What an inspiring exhibition to attend? Wouldn't I love to have rooms like those!

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    1. Have you seen the chair?! It was designed by her too!

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  53. My favourite is the Azure Memories Hermes Birkin handbag in yellow. Look so nice.

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    1. Hahaha we have the same taste! I love yellow because its eye catchy

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  54. Wow! You had attended an awesome exhibition! Very nice bags & outfits exhibited. Love the orange bag the most ;) cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Thank you Sienny!

      More exhibition to attend soon!

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  55. I love Heart as an actress. And with her creations, its a 2-thumbs up. Those Hermes collections, aw! Love all the designs.

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    1. I guess when God showered with talents and blessings, she was there in front with huge net on-hand. LOL

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  56. Such an incredible exhibit! I really love those painted dresses towards the bottom of your post--I'm ALLLLL the heart eyes emojis with that black one!!

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    1. Hello Cathy and thank you for liking my post! Please keep posted as I will also share her other collection very soon.

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  57. These are so unique! I especially love the black dress!

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  58. I would love to know how to make personalised gifts .The bags are gorgeous and you look great.

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    1. This could be a great inspiration for you as well.

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  59. What a beautiful exhibition. I love the Hermes bags OMG they are beautiful, she is very talented

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    1. Indeed, glad this is a free exhibition. I had a chance to droll over and feed my camera.

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  60. Dont ever know when I can ever even own a preloved one... hahaha.. these are so gorgeous

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    1. Let's do DIY instead Miera, we can do it babe!

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  61. Loved her art work! She has transformed those Berkin bags into masterpieces. Each one is unique and creates a signature style. Wish I could afford 1K USD on bags...LOL!

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    1. I agree even I myself can't afford it, but at least I've got a chance to enjoy her exhibits.

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  62. What a lovely event! I love looking at beautiful works of art!

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    1. I agree. I guess I will be star struck more if I will visit the famous museum in Paris.

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  63. Azure Memories Hermes Birkin handbag in yellow! I love to carries this beg for OOTD! The design catch my attention!

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    1. Oh I bet that Birkin will be more great on you.

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  64. these bags are gorgeous! The wonders of art, they make everything look so beautiful

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    1. I agree. She is such an inspiration. Her taste is very classy!

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  65. Such a beautiful exhibit. I can't believe how gorgeous these dresses are!

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    1. It was her collaboration with another Filipino fashion designer. I will share his collection very soon!

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  66. So beautiful art on the handbags.. Great exhibition they set up! :D

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  67. I love shopping at SM Mega mall, there are so many happenings and promotions going on there.

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    1. You are right, its like every weekend there is a celebration.

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  68. The pink handbag is so unique and lovely. Wish to have one. In my dream maybe XD

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  69. Oh wow. That really is an art form. I would be so nervous to paint over an expensive bag.

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    1. Hahaha that's why better to practice on cheaper medium first.

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  70. Wow! Love these designs. My favorite would be the orange bag with the yellow bird. So beautiful. Love all the pictures!

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    1. Thank you A. Keep on visiting my blog for more arts and culture events and exhibition.

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  71. Those bags and dresses are absolutely stunning! Love the idea of functioning art pieces!

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    1. Thank you Sam! I also love the yellow bag :)

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  72. I have never heard of her, but WOW! She is insanely talented and I especially love the Ambrosial Blooms Hermes Haute a Courroies handbag!!

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    1. Hello Pam,

      You can visit her IG account for her other creations.

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  73. Those handbags are definitely worth the cash

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    1. Oh yeah, see how the guard is very attentive with these treasures?!

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  74. I'm not usually one into art and fashion, but I LOVED these. The bags are awesome, and there are some dresses that I would die to own. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome! And hey crocheting is an art, you didn't know?

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  75. My, I was surprised that she used Birkin Bags for her designs. I would love to have a look at them in real life!

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    1. Yeah, and recently she got a collaboration with Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana for handbag paintings.

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  76. What a fun event - and you got in for free?! That's awesome! I love when artists create one of a kind pieces like the ones you showed here, it makes them so special!

    Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com

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    1. Thank you Jasmine.
      I heard she will be releasing another collection and I am excited to see it!

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  77. The bags were beautiful, that was something really different.

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    1. She is truly an inspiration. Now am thinking of painting my old bags to make it a more pretty look!

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  78. I do love these bags -- so unique and beautiful. Her art is gorgeous. Now would I paint over my bag? Heck no! But mainly because I don't have artistic talent like this.

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    1. You need to pay another $1,200 for her to paint your bag.

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  79. She's very artistic and as always fabulous Blair! Great talent!

    Pammy - joyfulsource.com

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