Fashion

Model Camila Alves Does Bags

Matt McConaughey other half breaks the Mold with her Muxo handbag line

Whether it’s Mulberry’s “Alexa”, Proenza Schouler’s PS1 or the iconic Hermes Birkin, every season there is one “it” bag that becomes the arm candy of choice among the masses. But what if you feel the urge to break away from the fashion pack? We have discovered a line of bags by model Camila Alves that are one-of-a-kind. You may know this Brazilian bombshell as the love of movie star Matthew McConaughey’s life and mother of his two children, but what you may not know is that two years ago the model launched a line of handbags that—contrary to most celebrity endorsed fashion lines—are designed and made entirely by her.

The line is called Muxo (pronounced “mucho”) and it means goddess of the water. All of the bags are handmade by Alves, her mother and two craftsmen in their studio using leather from Brazil and labor intensive hand texturing techniques making each bag truly unique. Each bag has an eclectic flare, whether heavy fringe or lush embellishments, the designs exude a bohemian feel. With over 50 different styles, ranging from clutches to larger carryalls, the entire collection can be viewed at www.mymuxo.com and they also take orders for custom designs. Prices range from $500 for clutches to $1,350 for larger bags.