“Confession: I’m secretly a boujee bae! Here’s how I buy my designer items.”
At some point in our lives, we all have the desire to work hard and treat ourselves. We may have the desperation to own a particular item—or in Raven Navera‘s case, have always been interested in a designer lifestyle. She shares with us some of her recent luxury purchases in a new video, talking about her favourite statements. Let’s talk luxury!
We are introduced to the video with a montage of items Raven has recently purchased, and products she will be discussing in the video. She walks the catwalk and strikes a pose modelling her items, and we are immediately intrigued to find out more. This was just a glimpse of what’s in store, and we’re already looking for our bank cards.
Raven tells us how the requests for a fashion haul have amplified over the current months. “I made it once before, but I never really released it” she admits, discussing the hesitations she found uploading luxury hauls. There has always been an underlined stigma with luxury items equalling class, but Raven is ready to combat the “flack”. She then discusses the stigma around luxury, then explains in further detail about her motivation and considerations for making “bigger” purchases (and investments).
She shares her knowledge and understanding around the topic, telling her viewers the story of her first designer purchase of the Speedy 35. “I’d worked really hard, got good grades and I wanted to buy this bag” she says. But with regret, Raven decided to place the bag on sale to meet her educational needs. “I was able to sell the bag” she confesses, but expressed her desire to re-purchase the item once she had grasped the education she was working towards, discussing how over time the product had increased its value.
Making a profit of £200 on a designer bag? Raven definitely knows her investments, but we’ll try to steer away from “trendy bags” if we can. But not only did the Speedy 35 signify a great initial investment, it symbolizes her personal and career growth over the years, and you can’t put a price tag on that.
She continues sharing her designer bags from Louis Vuitton and GUCCI (which Raven finds less favourable), but confesses that the majority of her purchases are belts, coats and shoes (which she refers to as her “outerwear”).
If you’re looking for a good quality coat, Raven’s the person to ask. Hobbs gives her a fashion fix for good quality and great wear overall. “I would consider them to be high end, high street” she relays, which then transitions to footage of Raven modeling her grey pastel coat, which was £750 (admittedly, we want one ourselves so we can all feel like Olivia Pope).
A girl can never have enough shoes, but Raven’s enthusiasm for hers faltered when she showed us her Louis Vutton heels. “If God was trying to punish Eve for eating that apple, she would make her walk a mile in these shoes” she admits. They are not as comfortable as they seem, and it just shows that happiness doesn’t always start with the sole.
She continues to share tips and tricks with her audience, explaining how shoe brands offer repairs, how luxury shoes can be significantly more fragile, and that it’s important to keep their boxes as they increase their value. But that’s not all: imagine buying shoes that you have never worn? Raven then closes the section with a haul of shoes she purchased abroad.
We reminisce over her luxury journey, beginning with a Louis Vutton clutch (which was an “entry level price” of £280), then transferring to Valentino, DeSquared and Balmain. At the end of the video (or the fashion show in this case), we hear about Raven’s current wishlist. She concludes with “if you like something, and if you can afford it without any financial pressure, go ahead”.
Has anyone seen my credit card?