|Photos courtesy of Bottletop|
It's no secret that I have a thing for philanthropic fashion, so I am thrilled to see Lais Ribeiro as the new face of Bottletop handbags. What started as collaborative project between the founder of Mulberry, Roger Saul, and his son Cameron in 2002, Bottletop has expanded beyond its roots as a charitable foundation, currently functioning as a full-fledged fashion collection of gorgeous yet sustainable bags and accessories.
Bottletop uses local artisans from Brazil to create their unique pieces and to help support Brazilian and African communities. Thus, it makes perfect sense as to why they chose the gorgeous Brazilian model as the new face of their latest campaign. Shot by Jerome Duran, Riberiro looks modern and chic while modeling Bottletop’s popular hand crochet works and a printed tote and backpack featuring artwork from artist Wangechi Mutu. Proceeds from the printed handbags go to supporting Africa's Out! – an organization created by Wangechi Mutu that supports LGBTI communities within Africa. Good stuff.
To find out more about Bottletop visit bottletop.org.