The life that Heart Evangelista leads can only be described as opulent. You would think that money would be the least of Heart’s concerns given that she comes from a wealthy family (the Ongpaucos own the Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants, just in case you didn’t know), that she regularly rubs shoulders with other socialites, and that she has an impeccable collection of designer clothing.
On the other hand, the fashion icon also experienced her fair share of epiphanies regarding money… and how one does not really need much in order to be truly happy. “I used to buy a lot, but I recently had a change of heart,” the actress, who is 37 years old, disclosed in her most recent video blog post. “[Now],] I would truly simply spend my money on things that would sing to me till I’m old and gray,” you may quote me as saying.
Heart is well-known for her exceptional taste in luxury objects. Although she used to spend a great deal of money on these kinds of material pleasures, she now stresses the need of only purchasing items that are worthy of being held as investments.
“Since I’ve been increasingly concerned with the environment as of late, I only want to make purchases of items that I’m confident I’ll be able to put to good use for a very long time. When the time comes, if it’s no longer singing to me, someone else is free to use them.”
The creative person acknowledges that she will have to do a lot of learning and unlearning in order to break her unhealthy spending habits, but she has reached a point in her life where she can now find happiness in the simple things, such as taking photos and simply enjoying her life. She is looking forward to the process.
“If you check in my closet, you’ll see that I have an enormous amount of clothes,” She says, “I think I was going through a time where I thought buying all of these things would make [me] happy, but in reality, it’s just taking photos and enjoying life. I guess I was going through a stage where I thought buying all of these things would make [me] happy.”
If you are going to put money into something, it should be something that you will adore for the rest of your life.