Miriam Quiambao's bag of the moment

IMAGE Kaye Estoista-Koo

Miriam Quiambao brought her "everyday bag" Mulberry to the launch of A Brighter Christmas For A Brighter Tomorrow, held at the Society Lounge of Atrium Building, Makati City, last Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

Miriam Quiambao's current love is her "everyday bag" Mulberry.

This English-based brand has been seen on the arms of Kate Bosworth, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emma Roberts, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Kate Moss, Hilary Duff, Ashley Greene, Christina Hendricks, including guys like Liev Schreiber.

While gamely posing for a photo with her Mulberry bag, the 1999 Miss Universe first runner-up said, "I really like the relaxed look of their leather. I like that my Mulberry bag, I can carry anywhere with me. And it's roomy enough."

Miriam added about her midnight blue bag with rose gold accent, "It's so heavy because I have so much stuff in it."

The brand's tag price ranges from 15,000 to 100,000 pesos, but Miriam pointed out that she's no longer into big brands.

"There used to be a time that I used to be into 'It' bags and high-end brands. But since I discovered the value of investing, most of my funds really go into investment.

"I have become more practical with my purchases, and I really think about what items to buy that will fit the rest of my wardrobe.

"And then the rest, I channel into investments. Mahirap na, kailangan matututo tayong mag-invest."

Aside from Mulberry, she also has "this favorite pink Shanghai Tang clutch and this python platinum-colored one that I bought from Paris," which she uses whenever she need "clutches and evening bags."

Back to her bag of the moment, she ties "a scarf" around its strap for accent. And the color changes "depending on my outfit and how I feel during the day."





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