Doja Cat’s Handbag Literally Holds An Entire Bottle Of PATRÓN EL ALTO
Keyword here folks, ‘handbag.’ I don’t know about you but any handbag of ours is typically limited to a wallet,
Keyword here folks, ‘handbag.’ I don’t know about you but any handbag of ours is typically limited to a wallet, chapstick, keys, and cell phone (if we’re lucky). However, Doja Cat made yet another bold statement at the 2023 Paris Fashion Week event with a handbag that is literally a hand that actually holds an entire bottle of PATRÓN EL ALTO.
PATRÓN makes their spirit on the path less traveled [by most brands] which is impressively rare in the industry and innovative. EL ALTO is created using a method that requires meticulous precision and time. The traditional Tahonas production process uses a two-ton volcanic stone to crush the baked agave which creates a tequila with natural sweetness and flavors of the earth. EL ALTO is crafted with Extra Añejo and blended with Añejo and Reposado tequilas each aged to their maximum potential.
In this bottle, and in Doja Cat’s handbag, is four years of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and artistry, put together by David Rodriguez, A Master Distiller at PATRÓN, and his team of talented distilling artisans. After engaging in over 300 tastings, they masterfully cultivated exceptional flavor. This exquisite spirit is naturally smooth with subtle notes of figs, honey, caramel, dried fruit, and vanilla.
A Handbag Like No Other
Truly, this handbag is unique down to the way it can be worn. The 3D-printed accessory was created with the intent for Doja to wear it on her shoulder or with her hand fully inside it. Chris Habana of CHRISHABANA worked with Kerin rose gold of Amorir studio to embellish the bag with approximately 1,000 Swarovski crystals and 3,000 pearls. They also worked with two nail artists- Claw Mafia and Ami, to paint the nails and bees into a gold mirror metallic finish.
Habana shared, “Our studio had 2 main inspirations for the bag: One was from a West African wax print of a hand with long nails spraying a spray can while the other was from artist William Beaupre, who would take busts and embellish them with pearls and jewels creating encrusted android faces. The bag was created by using a mixture of disciplines including 3D modeling, hand painting and embellishing — our team even hired 2 nail artists to paint the nails in a gel shellac finish and give it a realistic mirror gold effect.
We also worked with fellow designer Kerin Rose Gold of A-morir to ensure that the pearl encrustation was graphic and clean. The end result is a glove/bag that can either be slung over the wearer’s or fitted on the hand.”
What’s More Couture Than This?
Brett Alan Nelson, Creative Director, and Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist stated, “When we spoke to PATRÓN about this project there was no match more naturally perfect for Doja going to Paris for Couture than the premium, Couture quality of tequila like PATRÓN EL ALTO. I always love some sort of organic gag, nothing that feels forced but seamless to who Doja is as a person and as an artist. My girl loves a tequila cocktail, so taking the idea of this couture level bottle of PATRÓN EL ALTO to Paris but making it an accessory that doesn’t leave her side.”
He continued, “I reached out to New York Jewelry Designer Chris Habana whom I have worked on many projects within the last handful of years. I told him I wanted something that felt like it was off the Paris Runway for couture but I wanted it to have a bit of a surrealist vibe to it. Together we ended up with this amazing glove bag, which really just hits on top of the head that it’s hard to get your hands on this couture, just like it’s hard to get your hands on a bottle of PATRÓN EL ALTO.”
Elegantly packaged in a distinctive bottle, matching the blue hues of the agave fields in the Jalisco Highlands, PATRÓN EL ALTO is desirable for all occasions – big and small. For $179 you can enjoy a bottle of your own the proper way – in the cities known for being the pinnacle of celebrating momentous occasions – New York, Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.