Many of us dream to be our own boss and run our own venture. Even rich and famous celebrities want to live that dream—and some are smart enough to actually invest their hard-earned money from show business into another income-generating entity of their liking and passion.
Here are some newly operating businesses celebrities are being passionate about with their taste, talent, and time.
Heart Evangelista’s hand-painted designer bags
Mrs. Escudero has been stealing the spotlight not just in the showbiz in the industry but also in art. Aside from painting on canvass, she started incorporating painting into her penchant for designer bags.
Earlier this year, she held an exhibit at the Ayala Museum showcasing her hand-painted bags. When asked by PEP how much she charge, she answered, “It would be P90,000 a bag, pero hindi sakin yung Birkin bags.”
Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee, who’s also an avid collector of designer bags, tapped the actress for an artistic overhaul of her Birkin.
The “Carry Your HeART” exhibition will run from September 3 to September 8 at the Volkswagen Showroom in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Daniel and Vanessa Matsunaga’s Naxional South American Diner
The Brazilian-Japanese models joined efforts together with Raymund Magdaluyo of the Red Crab Group to create a South-American fusion. Naxional serves dishes from countries Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Brazil.
Fil-Am basketball player Gabe Norwood and his wife, who are also partners with the siblings, set foot to South America to gather first-hand inspiration from the dishes.
Naxional is located at the 2/F, Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue Corner 38th Street Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Call 946-3419
Matteo Guidicelli and family’s Trattoria da Gianni
Kapamilya actor and racecar driver, Matteo Guidicelli, and the rest of his family pay homage to traditional Italian cooking with Trattoria da Gianni (Italian for “small Italian restaurant by Gianni”), a two-storey casual diner in Cebu City. The restaurant’s homey vibe is rooted from the love of Italian home-cooking by Matteo’s grandfather, Gianni, who passed away last year.
Trattoria da Gianni is located at The Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Kasambangan, Cebu City. Call +63977-8422786
Georgina Wilson and Squad’s Sunnies Specs Prescription Eyewear
It’s not too long ago when Sunnies by Charlie—now Sunnies Studio—has taken the fashion industry by storm by adorning its customers with stylish yet affordable eyewear.
Supermodel Georgina Wilson-Burnand teamed up with young fashion tycoons Bea Soriano-Dee, Martine Cajucom, and Eric Dee Jr. to branch out and create Sunnies Specs, a prescription eyewear line. Clients can choose from handmade acetate, flexilight TR90 resin, or stainless steel materials for their frames.
The lenses the line carry are multi-coated of anti-glare, scratch-resistant, anti-reflection, water-resistant, and UV protection. You can also choose from upgrades like Blue light protection, photochromic, high-index, and polycarbonate.
Sunnies Specs is located at 2/F, Glorietta 2, Makati City; 2/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong; 1/F, UP Town Center, Quezon City