Camila Alves on How Her Business Is an Extension of Herself

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When you start your own business, your blood, sweat, and tears go into it, something that Camila Alves knows to be true. The model started a line of handbags, Muxo, with her mother, and in the interview above with PowerwomenTV she talks all about how she injects her own self into the brand.

"I would say it's an extension of me and my mother, more than anything," Alves says. Mom Fatima designed handbags for more than 30 years before co-founding Muxo, and Alves admits that everything she learned, she learned from her mother. "Now that we're doing it together, that I'm getting to learn so much of it, so it's really an extension of all of that."

But it's also the model's own role as a mother that has influenced her collections. "I'm a mother of three. I'm traveling. Women today are busy, they're more busy than they've ever been," she says. "We don't have time—we get lucky if we brush our hair and get out the door. What we try to do is always create something that will fit the life of women today since it has changed so much." Watch the video above to learn more about how Alves keeps today's woman in mind when designing her handbags.

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SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] Our companies are so personal to us, especially as women, right. Yes. How would you say it's an extension of you? You know, it's actually an extension of me and my mother, more than anything. It's a business that I started for her, and we started together. It's a very. Something very close to my heart because you know it's mother and daughter working together. Something that I grow up since she's been a designer for over 30 years I pretty much learned everything I know from her and now that we're doing it together then I'm getting to learn so much of it. So it's really an extension of all of that and the way that we trying to do our business is how do we put our experience Into the product the woman of every day can relate to. So on my end, you know I'm a mother of three and traveling. Women today are busy, more busy than we've ever been right? We get lucky if we brush our hair and get out the door. Create something that will fit the life of women today because it has changed so much. And also, how different a product that is not just fashionable. That is fashion but it's practical, that it has a good price. That it is different, that it is unique. So how do you marry all those things? That is what I do. On a personal level. Anything that we make we wanna make sure that any woman can find something for them. So I think that's how an extension of myself gets into the product. [MUSIC]

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