Don’t get us wrong, we love showing off our own individual flair for fashion and dressing in a way that makes us feel empowered, but sometimes we have to rely on celebrities for some major style inspo.
And it appears that the biggest names in Hollywood now have a stylish new accessory that they swear by – a handbag. And not just any handbag – a Marina Raphael one. These designer handbags are all the rage on the red carpet, with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba and many more firmly clutching on to one of these beauties as part of their complete showstopping ensembles.
So, why is this Italian designer handbag range, known for its resort-chic designs, so adored? To get the answer for that, we have to rewind four years earlier and go back to the brand’s beginning.
Marina Raphael, who is only 24 years of age, began her eponymous brand in 2018, quickly soaring to the top of the luxury handbag market. One of her many successes includes a hugely successful collaboration with Swarovski (she’s a sixth-generation member of the extravagant jewellery company), which consisted of three gorgeous handbags made entirely out of crystals, of course.
She also teamed up with influencer Doina Ciobanu to release a collection of environmentally friendly designs made in long-enduring canvas and vegan leather. Earlier this year, Marina joined forces with art director and influencer Alex Rivière for a collection dubbed “ladylike retro charm” and “modern-day utility chic“.
Regardless of her collection and who she collaborates with, the overall consensus is that Marina’s pieces are sustainably timeless, with the intention of women feeling empowered to wear them for years to come.
Speaking previously to L’Officiel about her incentive behind the brand, Marina explained: “Being inspired by strong, confident and elegant women in my family, I built my brand with the goal of creating accessories that will make every person wearing my designs as empowered as these women made me feel growing up.
“My passion for sustainability always went hand in hand with my vision, as the importance of creating something that is not ephemeral and respects both society and the environment was instilled in me from a young age. The way I try to empower women is not only by creating reliable, practical, long-lasting and timeless accessories but also by offering equal job opportunities to women worldwide and supporting many charities that look after women in need.”
And isn’t that what all women want to feel? Empowered? So we can’t blame celebrities for wearing Marina Raphael handbags loud and proud on the red carpet – and one day (when we can manifest ourselves into affording them), we shall be carrying them on our arms too.
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