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Camila Alves on Bags, Beaches and Matthew’s Bare Chest

February 8th, 2011
by Allison Kaplan

Brazilian model Camila Alves has a new handbag line on QVC. There. Now that’s been said, and we can delve into more pressing matters, like how much time do Alves, her movie star partner Matthew McConaughey and their two young children spend on the beach?

“Not that much, really,” Alves said during an interview Saturday on Shop Girls, myTalk 107.1. Listen to a podcast here.

Alves and McConaughey live at the beach, and photographers are perched outside their residence on a daily basis, waiting for a shot – Levi’s soaked, droopy diaper and all. “It’s just part of the package,” Alves says of the near constant attention.

Muxo by Camila Alves launches Friday at qvc.com. The leather bags, inspired by different regions of her native Brazil, will sell for $126 to $260. Alves says she got into the handbag business with her mother to create distinct styles she wanted to carry – that could withstand the wear and tear of a supermodel’s globetrotting. At qvc, she’s bringing the prices down for the masses.

Back to Matthew McConaughey. Do you ever tell him, I asked, to put a shirt on?

“Why would I?” Alves replied.

Good point.

Muxo by Camila Alves Soft Pebble Leather Tote, $279.75

Muxo by Camila Alves Crinkle Lamb Leather Shopper Tote, $259.75

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