Heart Evangelista Is the Cover Star of L'Officiel Philippines Fall 2022 Featuring Bulgari High Jewelry
2022 is the year of Heart Evangelista it seems. After her massive success at Haute Couture Week SS2022 and Paris Fashion Week FW2022, Philippines' prestigious fashion and lifestyle magazines have tapped Heart as their cover star month after month. And this time around, L'Officiel Philippines added to the list!
In early June, I, and a few other fans, have had an inkling Heart Evangelista was chosen to be the cover star of L'Officiel Philippines Fall 2022, when she was spotted dining with EIC Danyl Geneciran in Paris, no less. Throughout that time, Heart was seen posting sneak peeks of what appeared to be a closed shoot with Bulgari on her Instagram story. Apart from those clues, everything was kept hush-hush.
Now, after a few months of anticipation, all the fans can finally enjoy the images Heart and the L'Officiel PH team worked so hard for. Check out a few of the images below!
Heart Evangelista was seen wearing various pieces from Bulgari's latest high jewelry collection, called Eden: The Garden of Wonders. Shot on June 3rd in Paris, France, Heart is the first ever Filipino to wear the collection, and the 9th celebrity in the world after icons Anne Hathaway, Zendaya, Lalisa of BLACKPINK, Priyanka Chopra, Julianne Moore, Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, and Kylie Minogue.
Truly, what an honor! I can only imagine how elated she must have felt the moment Bulgari placed their jewels on her. Here is her reaction from one of those moments:
The jewelry being placed on her neck is the highly coveted, highly guarded Emerald Glory necklace from Bulgari's Eden: The Garden of Wonders High Jewelry Collection. It is said to be the hardest to book piece from the house, according to Bulgari Philippines' Marketing Specialist. At the time of shoot, only Hollywood actress Zendaya was able to wear this piece. The second person? Heart Evangelista. If that were me, I would cry too—and I'm not even into high jewelry!
Photography by Jules Faure
Creative Direction by Danyl Geneciran
Fashion Direction by Loris Peña
Styling by Kat Cruz
Hair by Jeck Aguilar
Makeup by Justin Louise Soriano
Video by Gregory Nagaev and Kevin Redder
Produced by Justine Belano
Sittings by Jesha Abad and Lin Teo
Cover story by Owen C. Maddela