Carissa Cruz-Evangelista–taking after her famous aunt, from luxe bling to minaudieres

Feb 13, 2013

By Cheche V. Moral
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Carissa Cruz-Evangelista is proving to be quite the fashion entrepreneur, just like her famous aunt, Josie Natori.

Cruz-Evangelista recently unveiled a holiday collection of minaudieres and handmade jewelry for her new line called Beatriz Accessories, sold exclusively at Firma, where internationally known accessories designers like Bea Valdes also first sold their wares.

This is Beatriz’s second collection, the first of which was a line of clutches and belts made of vintage Japanese ceremonial obi fabrics, and sold online at

Beatriz, named after Cruz-Evangelista’s daughter Isabella Beatriz, 5 (she has another child, Gabrielle Francesca, 3), is a follow-up to her line of bags and accessories made of indigenous materials like t’nalak, which she started selling at SM’s Kultura in May. She also has a collection of envelope bags and cuffs made of fish leather at Tesoro’s. She calls her company Bella Trading and Services. Read More.