Hot on the heels of Kate Hudson who announced last month that she would be designing a capsule collection with Ann Taylor, another Hollywood A-lister has revealed that she is about to make her move into the world of fashion. Eva Mendes is already the envy of women everywhere and now she's about to add 'designer' to her bulging CV which includes 'actress', 'front row regular', 'face of Calvin Klein underwear' and, most importantly, 'Ryan Gosling's girlfriend'. Talk about being a high achiever!
Eva is teaming up with New York & Company Inc. to create her line which will be called Eva by Eva Mendes and focus heavily on dresses and accessories. The actress is renowned for her jaw-dropping red carpet looks and has previously worn pieces by Dior, Lanvin, Calvin Klein, Roland Mouret, Prada and Peter Som. You can expect to see plenty of her own personal style in the collection as not only will she be heavily involved in the design process, but she's using her own closet for inspiration.
She told WWD: “The other day, I went to the office with half my closet. Part of the fun is coming up with the designs and looking through my closet. There are a lot of prints and lots of colour. Black can be very chic and very New York.” Eva is already immersed in the project saying “[It's] taking up all my time, but in the best way possible. Everything I see is a possible design. My mind is consumed by it. I’m fortunate enough to travel to so many exotic places. I could find inspiration in a gate in Istanbul for a plate or a blouse.”
As well as being part of the creative process the Last Night star will also be acting as the face of the brand and making public appearances to promote the line. Let's hope she has Gosling in tow should the collection reach the UK!
See Eva's style evolution in the gallery below...