Heart Evangelista is a headline-making Filipino celebrity who has more than a few strings to her bow. She’s a TV actress, an author, and a wife of a senator, too – married to Sorsogon governor Francis Escudero since 2015. As a crazy rich Asian and card-carrying fashionista, Heart is always present at international catwalks and owns a lavish collection. In addition to that, she is Love Marie, a nod to her real name and the talented artist within her – and with six million Instagram followers, she is a certified A-grade influencer. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Sep 3, 2016 at 7:35am PDT Heart paints her heart out not just on plain canvases, but on Hermès bags that are worth hundreds of thousands – we’re talking Birkins, Kellies and Herbags. As if these coveted bags are not iconic enough, Heart takes them up a notch with her artistic skills. 5 Filipino fashionistas who are making a splash on social media Heart’s international career as a luxury bag painter started with an awkward accident View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Nov 13, 2018 at 5:05am PST It all began, as Heart tells it, when she once accidentally spilled cheese fries on her orange designer bag. Exploring the best way to cover the stain, she discovered that Kim Kardashian owned a hand-painted Birkin. Having a eureka moment, Heart decided to paint the leather purse herself. After sharing her Birkin success story, Heart easily gained an elite clientele View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Feb 28, 2020 at 7:54pm PST With her natural gift in the arts and some six million followers on Instagram, Heart was soon sought out by celebrity Hermès owners and international collectors who either wanted to remedy their own high-priced mistakes – or simply wanted to personalise their collection with a one-of-a-kind twist. She’s had more than 50 commissions to date. 5 billionaires in the Philippines you should know At US$1,800 a pop, it ain’t a cheap tweak View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Sep 8, 2017 at 6:54pm PDT Staying true to the reputation of Hermès bags, Heart also has a wait-list for paint jobs – and charges 90,000 Philippine pesos (US$1,800) to paint your luxury purse. You’ll get a run for your money though, as the talented artist gives her clients exclusivity by limiting her number of commissions. But what you want, you got – it’s highly personalised View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Jul 27, 2016 at 1:14am PDT Interested bagaholics need to take note that Heart usually bases her design on the client’s personality. It’s almost impossible not to like her usual themes – ranging from vibrant images of birds and flowers to muted tones of elegant ladies. 2 Filipino car designers who helped shape Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Hermès has always been supportive of Heart’s art View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Jan 26, 2020 at 1:55am PST So, what does the French luxury house think about Heart’s artistic endeavours on their prized pieces? Well, Hermès approves of it so much that they even organised an event for the Filipino celebrity. As a Hermès bag painter and an avid collector herself, Heart has cultivated a special relationship with the high-end fashion brand. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .