Camila Alves: Matthew Has 'Great Opinions' on My Handbag Line

02/09/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Camila Alves Engagement Ring
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Arriving at QVC’s runway show in New York Wednesday night, Camila Alves seemed to have a little extra sparkle, in the form of a stunning three-stone sparkler on her finger. The handbag designer was out for the first time since her Christmas engagement to longtime love Matthew McConaughey, and put her gorgeous engagement ring on display for all to see.

“I am really enjoying being engaged right now … no wedding plans as of yet,” she told reporters. But speaking to PEOPLE earlier in the week, she was happy to dish on her fiancé’s sense of style. “Matthew has great taste,” she said. “He always has great opinions on what works and what doesn’t.” He even gives input on Alves’s handbag line, Muxo, which she designs with her mother. “We are one big family so we share everything — including opinions on the creations for the line.”

Alves’s latest collection, which she’ll present on QVC this Saturday, was inspired by her recent travels through Texas, Arkansas, New Orleans, California and New York. “We are really having fun mixing all of the inspirations from the various landscapes that we’ve been collecting for some time now,” she shared.

Camila Alves Bags
Courtesy QVC

The Brazilian beauty fell in love with fashion at an early age; her mother, a designer by trade, would let her help with various projects. “It taught me so much about design,” she explained. “And after I had moved to the States I was looking for something to do with my mom to help the family in Brazil … so we created our first handbag together.”

Though the pair has their moments — “Sometimes we butt heads like any mother and daughter,” Alves admitted — they feel “blessed” to work together. “We have a great relationship, and we create in a very unique way together.”

Catch Alves on QVC Saturday, selling the latest from Muxo (including her favorite, a leather satchel with a kiss-lock front pocket, right), plus sales from GF’s Geren Lockhart, Dennis Basso, Mark Zunino and Lori Goldstein (10 p.m. EST). And tune in Friday (10 p.m. EST) for launches from Cristina Ehrlich, Isaac Mizrahi, Fern Mallis, Karen Zambos, Marc Bouwer and Cynthia Vincent.

–Kate Hogan


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MRD on

The ring is pretty, the purses not so much.

robynlima on

Nobody cares about your cheap looking handbags! and lets see if Matthew actually goes through with a wedding. You sell out and belly warmer.

RJR on

Really? That’s the best he could do?

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Ariel on

who cares about the engagement ring? they already have two kids… get over the ring..geta pre-nup and child support

Michaela on

I’m with you Robynlima. He won’t marry ya.

Robin on

I am constantly amazed at all of the negative comments that are posted on these sites. Leave the poor lady alone. I seriously doubt that she cares what a bunch of strangers think of her and her relationship with Matthew.

jennrae on

I have one of her bags AND I’ve already ordered the one with the fringe in a different color. They are well-made and have a legitimacy to them that other celebrity products don’t.

dee on

Ok People if you weren’t taking the picture from twenty feet away and she was actually showing you the ring, then maybe we could see it better.

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