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AFL 2022: Nadia Bartel says her new handbag isn’t ‘too expensive’ – but costs $800

Nadia Bartel has raised eyebrows with her latest attempt at appearing relatable. 

The glamorous ex-WAG, who is known to adorn herself with thousands of dollars worth of designer fashion, announced on Tuesday that she’d finally found an ‘everyday handbag’ that won’t break the bank. 

Posting to Instagram Stories, the 37-year-old uploaded a photo of herself posing for a mirror selfie with her new tote, which was handcrafted by a Melbourne designer.  

Nadia Bartel raised eyebrows on Tuesday when she told fans new ‘everyday handbag’ that costs $800 isn’t ‘too expensive’ 

‘It’s hard to find something good quality… I like my everyday bag to feel soft and comfy, still look good but not too crazy exy [expensive], as let’s be honest all the kids’ stuff gets thrown in here,’ she wrote next to the image. 

A quick glance at the bag’s $800 price-tag, however, suggests that Nadia’s idea of ‘affordable’ may not align with that of the general public. 

Nadia’s post comes just months after she threw her support behind Kim Kardashian’s now-infamous business advice for women, which critics labelled tone-deaf and privileged. 

‘It’s hard to find something good quality… I like my everyday bag to feel soft and comfy, still look good but not too crazy exy [expensive], as let’s be honest all the kids’ stuff gets thrown in here,’ she wrote. Nadia also shared a video of herself modelling the bag (pictured) 

A quick glance at the bag's $800 price-tag, however, suggests that Nadia's idea of 'affordable' may not align with that of the general public

A quick glance at the bag’s $800 price-tag, however, suggests that Nadia’s idea of ‘affordable’ may not align with that of the general public

The billionaire reality star had Twitter fired up in March over comments she made in her family’s Variety profile urging women to ‘get your f**king a** up and work’, and complaining about how ‘nobody’ is willing to work anymore.

Nadia – who was born into a well-off Melbourne  family, married then divorced a rich footballer, and now runs her own successful fashion label Henne – didn’t find the advice at all problematic, and instead advocated for Kim’s flawed work philosophy.

She posted a screenshot on Instagram Stories of Kim’s quotes alongside the caption: ‘She is bang on here.’

Nadia’s (left) post comes just months after she threw her support behind Kim Kardashian’s (right) now-infamous business advice for women, which critics labelled tone-deaf and privileged 

Nadia posted a screenshot on Instagram Stories of Kim's divisive quotes to Variety, highlighting the sections, 'I have the best advice for women in business: "Get your f**king a** up and work,"' and, 'We focus on the positive. We work our asses off'

Nadia posted a screenshot on Instagram Stories of Kim’s divisive quotes to Variety, highlighting the sections, ‘I have the best advice for women in business: “Get your f**king a** up and work,”‘ and, ‘We focus on the positive. We work our asses off’

It’s unclear whether Nadia was aware of the outrage surrounding Kim’s remarks when she endorsed them.

In June, Nadia defiantly told the The Sydney Morning Herald that while she ‘can’t change’ people’s opinions of her, she would love for people to see ‘how hard’ she works. 

‘Over time I would love for people to see how hard I work, but I’m not going to tell them what to think,’ she insisted. 

Nadia - who was born into a well-off Melbourne family, married then divorced a rich footballer, and now runs her own successful fashion label Henne - didn't find the advice at all problematic, and instead advocated for Kim's flawed work philosophy. (Pictured with her ex-husband, former Geelong player Jimmy Bartel, at the 2014 Brownlow Medal in Melbourne)

Nadia – who was born into a well-off Melbourne family, married then divorced a rich footballer, and now runs her own successful fashion label Henne – didn’t find the advice at all problematic, and instead advocated for Kim’s flawed work philosophy. (Pictured with her ex-husband, former Geelong player Jimmy Bartel, at the 2014 Brownlow Medal in Melbourne)

In June, Nadia defiantly told the The Sydney Morning Herald that while she 'can't change' people's opinions of her, she would love for people to see 'how hard' she works

In June, Nadia defiantly told the The Sydney Morning Herald that while she ‘can’t change’ people’s opinions of her, she would love for people to see ‘how hard’ she works 

Nadia continued: ‘You can’t change other people’s opinions. Your friends and family know who you are.’ 

Her interview came less than a year since her controversial white powder scandal. 

In September, she was filmed snorting a line off a cheap K-mart plate during one of Melbourne’s six Covid lockdowns.

Her interview came less than a year since her controversial white powder scandal. In September, she was filmed snorting a line off a cheap K-mart plate during one of Melbourne's six Covid lockdowns

Her interview came less than a year since her controversial white powder scandal. In September, she was filmed snorting a line off a cheap K-mart plate during one of Melbourne’s six Covid lockdowns

Damning footage from the gathering was posted online by mistake, by her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson.

Nadia issued an apology on Instagram just 24 hours after the video leaked.  

‘Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in [the] future,’ she wrote. 

The ex-wife of Geelong great Jimmy Bartel and three other women were each fined $5,452 for breaking lockdown rules.

Nadia issued an apology on Instagram just 24 hours after the video leaked. 'Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in [the] future,' she wrote

Nadia issued an apology on Instagram just 24 hours after the video leaked. ‘Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in [the] future,’ she wrote 

 

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