Posted on September 21, 2010
by Neri Almo
We talked bags with Iya Villania at the press conference for her show Us Girls held recently, and she told us that while she likes Hermes bags, she doesn't own any. The MYX celebrity VJ says she's not really fond of buying designer bags. The only time she'll get one is when she has to reward herself.
For example, Iya's favorite Balenciaga clutch was given to her by her longtime boyfriend Drew Arellano as a graduation gift.
She relates, "Si Drew, kung magbigay siya ng gift, he's practical, kung ano lang ang magagamit. So, he really went out of his way, it was really out of his personality, to get me that bag. Actually, medyo na-guilty nga ako. Sabi ko, 'Alam ko medyo napilitan ka lang dahil nag-graduate ako.' That's why the bag is so special."
So, next time she wants another branded bag, Iya knows that she has to earn it. She tells Cosmo.ph, "Alam ko na kung gusto kong maka-receive ng isa pang ganyan, kailangang mag-[take ako] ng masters degree."
The Us Girls host also mentions that she really uses her bag, regardless of its cost or worth. For instance, there's the Goyard bag from Silka, which she endorses. She used to bring it with her almost everyday. However, she says, "Naawa ako sa kanya kaya I found a cheaper bag na okay lang laspagin." (This was the Zara bag that Cosmo.ph checked out for you here).
Aside from this, Iya also received a limited edition Louis Vuitton bag from the eldest daughter of the Sultan of Brunei, Princess Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, during her recent visit there.
Click through to the Gallery below to check out the contents of Iya's Zara handbag, which, she reveals, are mostly photo shoot and events essentials (since we caught her at an event).