Eva Mendes open to reuniting with Will Smith on Hitch sequel

Eva Mendes wants to reunite with Will Smith for a sequel to their romantic comedy Hitch.In the 2005 movie, the actress starred as gossip columnist Sara Melas, who is pursued by professional dating consultant Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens, played by Smith. But…

Eva Mendes wants to reunite with Will Smith for a sequel to their romantic comedy Hitch.

In the 2005 movie, the actress starred as gossip columnist Sara Melas, who is pursued by professional dating consultant Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens, played by Smith.

But during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mendes was shocked to discover that it’s been 15 years since the popular flick was released.

“You’re kidding? Oh my God. What the hell? You know what? It’s time for a Hitch 2. Will, let’s do this. Hitch 2,” she exclaimed, before adding that she has an idea for a potential plot for the movie involving Hitch losing his job as he’s forced to compete with modern technology. “It’d be in the world of all these dating apps. What would Hitch do? He’d be out of a job.”

Mendes, who shares daughters Esmeralda, five, and three-year-old Amada with partner Ryan Gosling, has taken a step back from Hollywood since becoming a mother.

Parenthood has greatly affected the types of roles she’d go for, and the star refuses to appear in any movie that has violence or sexual scenes.

“Acting is something that I will always love. It’s just like now that I have children, I’m kind of extreme,” the 45-year-old explained. “There’s just so many things I won’t do. Like I won’t do most of the movies I’ve done in the past. A lot of things are off that list.

“So, I’m basically like, ‘Disney, I’m all yours, Disney. That’s all that’s left!”

While she’s not plotting her return to the big screen just yet, Mendes is onboard with the idea of being a Disney villain, not a princess.

“I’m more of the Ursula type. I like the villains of the Disney movies,” she admitted. “They’re fun.”

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Temperley London unveils debut handbag collection

Alice Temperley has unveiled Temperley London’s very first collection of handbags.The British designer is known for her vintage-inspired gowns and embellished minidresses, with her celebrity clients including the likes of Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Ev…

Alice Temperley has unveiled Temperley London’s very first collection of handbags.

The British designer is known for her vintage-inspired gowns and embellished minidresses, with her celebrity clients including the likes of Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Eva Mendes, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

However, Temperley has now decided to branch out into the world of accessories, dropping six new styles of bags.

“I am excited for everyone to see what we have created and hope everyone loves the designs as much as I do,” she commented, while a brand representative stated: “We are excited to announce the launch of our new accessories collection which will be showcased for the first-time during London Fashion Week and is available to pre-order online now. The collection is focused on timeless elegance, featuring six functional and iconic styles available in three classic colours; Somerset Green, Burnt Umber and Black. Designed to become a classic staple of the Temperley London woman, taking her from day to night.”

The winter 2020 range includes the Alice Handbag, a classic everyday style, the Florence Circle Bag, an on-trend round bag, and the Clementine Tote bag.

The items, which are named after members of the designer’s family, are priced from $840 – $1,822 (£650-£1,400) and are now available to pre-order.

“We thought long and hard, not only to identify the right supply chain and high standard of quality required, but also to be able to understand what our loyal clients were expecting from us,” chief executive officer Luca Donnini added.

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Eva Mendes bonded with mother over fashion when designing clothing collections

Eva Mendes enjoyed bonding with her mother over fashion while designing her latest collections for New York & Company.The Hitch actress established a partnership with the clothing brand back in 2013 and has since gone to garner huge success with her re…

Eva Mendes enjoyed bonding with her mother over fashion while designing her latest collections for New York & Company.

The Hitch actress established a partnership with the clothing brand back in 2013 and has since gone to garner huge success with her retro and feminine designs, with the lines featuring chic pencil skirts and patterned dresses.

Eva has just unveiled her holiday ranges, with the collection including lots of party outfits, and in an interview with Hola! USA, she explained that her mother, also named Eva, helped her research inspiration for the designs.

“My mom helps me with a lot of women that I personally didn’t know growing up. I get a lot of inspiration from Latin women from that era, and then me and my mom will start to talk and look up to stuff, and it’s just fun. That’s a way for me and my mom to bond,” the 45-year-old said.

Eva went on to note that she had Latina icons such as Mexican actress/singer Maria Felix on her mood boards.

Elsewhere in the chat, the mother-of-two discussed how important it was for her creations to be sold in store as well as online, because she used to socialise in shops in the local mall as a youngster.

“I feel so lucky to be doing something that I can be creative with and that gives me another way of expressing myself. I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, and as soon as I turned 12, my mom would let me go to the mall with my girlfriends because it was only a few blocks away. I have a very strict Cuban family. And all we would do is hang out in malls. So, the fact that I’m in an actual brick and mortar store means a lot to me because it is a dying breed,” she shared.

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Eva Mendes wishes daughters would mix up Halloween costumes

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are trying to get their daughters to mix up their Halloween costumes because they want to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz every year. During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Hitch actress revealed that her dau…

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are trying to get their daughters to mix up their Halloween costumes because they want to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz every year.

During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Hitch actress revealed that her daughters Esmeralda, five, and Amada, three, are obsessed with the 1939 movie classic and always want to dress up as the lead character for the spooky holiday, even though she and Ryan try to encourage them to put a Halloween spin on their costumes.

“They’re constantly dressing up and our kids are obsessed with The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy, so they’ve been Dorothy every year,” Mendes told Clarkson. “We’re like, ‘Maybe we could do a bloody Dorothy?’ Like, ‘I can just put some blood on you or something! ‘Cause really? Dorothy again?'”

The 45-year-old did admit that it was “financially great,” and that her children are happy to wear non-Dorothy costumes when it’s not Halloween.

“They’ll get a Halloween costume that we have hanging out and they’ll wear that with pyjama pants and a headband, and it’s so cool,” the star shared. “It’s just such a freedom.”

The singer and talk show host then said she wished her five-year-old daughter River Rose would pick the same thing every year because she is constantly changing her mind about what character she wants to be.

“What my daughter did was tell me she wanted to be (literary character) Princess in Black, we’re reading these books. There is no costume for that, I had to make it happen and put it together with all of my free time and then she was like, ‘Never mind, I want to be Anna (from Frozen),’ and then I get Anna and she’s like, ‘I don’t know, Wonder Woman?’ and I’m like, ‘You’re gonna wear it!'” she joked. “My daughter changes her mind all the time… I would love it if she wanted to be Dorothy every Halloween.”

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Eva Mendes stops by affordable salon for hair makeover

Eva Mendes decided to pop into an affordable salon for her most recent hair makeover.The Hitch actress, who is known for her glossy brunette locks, can undoubtedly nab herself an appointment at any high-end salon she wants. However, in an Instagram pos…

Eva Mendes decided to pop into an affordable salon for her most recent hair makeover.

The Hitch actress, who is known for her glossy brunette locks, can undoubtedly nab herself an appointment at any high-end salon she wants.

However, in an Instagram post uploaded on Monday, Eva shared that she will drop into her nearest Supercuts outlet if she needs a quick transformation.

“Ok this is a terrible angle but thought you guys would like to know that yea, I stop into @supercuts every once in a while (sic). Y que?! (and what?!),” she captioned a selfie showing her sitting in the salon chair with wet tresses while wearing a black cape with the Supercuts logo across the front.

Accordingly, a number of Eva’s 1.7 million followers praised her for sharing the candid snap.

“This makes me love you even more!!!” one fan wrote, while another commented, “Love it; keeping it real.”

While a third shared that they also liked to visit Supercuts, posting, “Same. They’re great for a trim and quick layer!” To which the star replied: “Totally! And great for a quick wash and dry!”

In addition to her acting career, Eva designs a fashion collection for U.S. retailer New York & Company and is the creative director of affordable make-up line CIRCA Beauty.

And in a recent Instagram post showing her posing on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2005, she explained that she has always appreciated a bargain buy.

“My first time at TIFF. No stylist. Dressed myself,” the 45-year-old reflected. “This vintage dress cost me like $15. My own bag and jewellery. I wasn’t doing a ‘red carpet pose’. No, I don’t long for that time, I just liked the simplicity of it all.”

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Ryan Gosling ‘in awe’ of partner Eva Mendes’s clothing collection

Ryan Gosling is “always in awe” of the amount of work his partner Eva Mendes puts into her clothing collection.The Hitch star has been designing with American label New York & Company for six years, and she has now sweetly revealed that her beau is her…

Ryan Gosling is “always in awe” of the amount of work his partner Eva Mendes puts into her clothing collection.

The Hitch star has been designing with American label New York & Company for six years, and she has now sweetly revealed that her beau is her biggest fan.

“Ryan is incredibly supportive and he’s always in awe,” Mendes told People, before adding that the Oscar-nominated actor has already picked out his favourite pieces from her recent collection.

“He’s been loving the pants I’ve been doing,” she shared. “I’ve been getting into pants more, especially soft pants like joggers.”

Gosling also has to remind Mendes of all the hard work she puts into designing each of the pieces in the Eva Mendes Collection.

“He makes me realise that (making the collection) is actually a lot of work,” the 45-year-old said. “I have so much fun doing it, that I don’t really realise.”

Mendes is constantly inspired by the women in her family and confessed that an old photograph of her mother in the 1980s directly influenced the creation of a silk blouse and matching trousers for her latest line.

“Ryan’s mom, Ryan’s sister, my mom, my sisters, my grandma are all my fashion guinea pigs,” the mother-of-two continued. “Nobody is going to be more honest than family, and our family is very honest. It’s something I really appreciate because when designing something, you need real feedback.

“And then of course when you see your family in one of your dresses, your creations, it’s beautiful, because you know they’re not doing you any favours.”

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Eva Mendes: ‘Dresses store memories for me’

Actress Eva Mendes has flashbacks whenever she looks at a dress in her wardrobe.Clothing means more to The Place Behind the Pines star than most, as she recalls fond memories whenever she views a treasured item in her closet.“Whatever special occasio…

Actress Eva Mendes has flashbacks whenever she looks at a dress in her wardrobe.

Clothing means more to The Place Behind the Pines star than most, as she recalls fond memories whenever she views a treasured item in her closet.

“Whatever special occasion holds a dear place in my heart, I usually remember what I was wearing or what my mother was wearing or my sisters,” she explains to People. “When I was really little, my mom worked at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. We would ride the bus to go to work, (and) I’d go to work with her. She would wear this red geisha gown that you had to wear at that time, and it was so beautiful. There’s so many memories tied to that.”

Eva, who is now a mother of two with longtime love Ryan Gosling, has also used the memories of her mum’s clothing to inspire her latest collection for New York & Company.

“When I think of my mom, her whole look wasn’t as uptight (in the ’70s) as maybe it was in the ’60s,” she explains. “I look at photos and there’s just more relaxed hair going on, bell bottom pants, bold patterns – and I love bold patterns. So I think I was really inspired by my mom, but also women like (actress) Gena Rowlands.”

The star is also inspired by her kids and admits the days she spends making a mess while playing with the tots will help her come up with fashion looks down the line.

“I’m inspired by my children’s art work,” Eve smiles. “It’s just amazing what they create when they sit down with the crayon or with some finger paint. I have something really fun inspired by them coming soon.”

Eva’s latest collection with New York & Company became available for sale last week (14Mar19).

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Eva Mendes draws inspiration from eldest daughter’s style

Eva Mendes is starting to draw inspiration for her women’s fashion line from her young daughter after discovering her keen eye for stylish ensembles. The actress and clothing designer reveals Esmeralda, her eldest child with boyfriend Ryan Gosling, ha…

Eva Mendes is starting to draw inspiration for her women’s fashion line from her young daughter after discovering her keen eye for stylish ensembles.

The actress and clothing designer reveals Esmeralda, her eldest child with boyfriend Ryan Gosling, has been having fun trying out different looks whenever she picks out her own wardrobe, and she once even rocked her pyjamas as an asymmetrical top.

“Our four-year-old, Esmeralda, she dresses herself and comes up with some pretty interesting things,” Eva gushed on breakfast show Good Morning America.

“Like, she’ll just do the one sleeve (top), and we’re like, ‘Amazing!’ It’s just a one-sleeve jammy!”

Eva and Ryan’s second child, two-year-old Amada, is also starting to develop an early sense of style, giving the Hitch star another source of inspiration as she continues to design pieces for her eponymous New York & Company line.

“It’s so fun to see them kind of like, without any (direction), just to see what they do naturally (with clothing) is really exciting,” Eva shared, “because I’m just mum when I’m with them.”

The 44-year-old beauty has long been known for her effortlessly glamorous appearance, but these days, she leans towards wardrobe items which are more of the casual comfort variety – and she’s added a few to her latest range for the Eva Mendes Collection.

“I have a two year old and a four year old now, (so) sometimes it’s just a challenge to get dressed, so I brought in the tees (T-shirts),” she said.

And the Latin stunner’s evolving style still gets the thumbs up from her beau Ryan, because he approves of everything she wears.

“Ryan’s so sweet. He’s so beautiful, he thinks everything looks great,” Eva smiled.

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Kate Hudson to create fashion line for New York & Company

Kate Hudson is set to create her own fashion line for New York & Company.The Almost Famous actress, known for her sophisticated red carpet style, has already made moves into the fashion world with her popular activewear line, Fabletics.However, Kate is…

Kate Hudson is set to create her own fashion line for New York & Company.

The Almost Famous actress, known for her sophisticated red carpet style, has already made moves into the fashion world with her popular activewear line, Fabletics.

However, Kate is now about to follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Eva Mendes and Gabrielle Union as she has signed on to spearhead her own ready-to-wear collection for the New York-based womenswear retailer.

“It has always been important for me to partner with companies that share my values and creative vision. I love the quality of materials and fabrics New York & Co. uses,” she explained to WWD. “Their size ranges and affordable price points, along with their commitment to empowering women through fashion makes New York & Co. an ideal partner for me to launch my new collection with.”

As part of the deal, Kate will develop a main collection of clothes consisting of “statement casual” tops, sweaters, sportswear, denim and dresses. The items will be sold in New York & Co.’s boutiques and website, with label bosses hoping to set up a dedicated digital platform for the range too.

In addition, the blonde star will also act as a brand ambassador for the company’s Soho Jeans category.

“Our customers have been asking for a partnership with Kate for years,” Greg Scott, chief executive officer of New York & Co, commented. “We believe her star power, style and broad social influence will not only strengthen our relationships with existing customers but also ignite our customer acquisition initiatives.”

And 39-year-old Kate, who is currently expecting a baby daughter with her partner Danny Fujikawa, will be taking a hands-on approach to the entire collection.

“Kate has a million ideas for silhouettes, prints and fabrics,” Greg added. “As a business partner with us, Kate’s going to support her collection in many ways, just like Eva and Gabrielle support their lines, socially, at store events and public relations events.”

A release date for Kate’s line has not yet been announced.

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Jamie Dornan lands Hugo Boss fragrance campaign

Jamie Dornan has been tapped as the new face of Hugo Boss’ BOSS The Scent.The popular fragrance is available in versions for men and women, and the Irish actor will front the latest campaign alongside Dutch model Birgit Kos, who has previously walked t…

Jamie Dornan has been tapped as the new face of Hugo Boss’ BOSS The Scent.

The popular fragrance is available in versions for men and women, and the Irish actor will front the latest campaign alongside Dutch model Birgit Kos, who has previously walked the runway for Fendi, Alexandre Vauthier, Versace and Roberto Cavalli.

And Jamie, who previously enjoyed a modelling career after appearing on British television show Model Behaviour in 2001, was honoured to embody the brand’s classic ethos.

“For me, Boss represents sophistication, masculinity and elegance,” he said in a statement released to WWD.

Of the collaboration, Birgit, 22, added: “Working with Jamie was great. I could not have asked for a better person to work with.”

The Fifty Shades of Grey star has partnered with Hugo Boss in the past, having showcased the label’s ready-to-wear garments and underwear from 2006 to 2008. He also appeared in the German brand’s fall/winter 2011 campaign.

Other luxury collaborations include Aquascutum, Armani, Dior and Calvin Klein, while the actor has been lucky enough to pose with fashion icons including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, as well as actress Eva Mendes.

Though Jamie is pleased to announce his latest venture with Hugo Boss, acting remains his priority and later this year (18) he can be seen in movies including Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War. The 36-year-old even previously admitted that he never believed modelling was his calling.

“I’ve never felt massively satisfied from standing there while someone takes my photograph,” he told The Evening Standard in 2014. “It’s never given me a thrill, but it would take a very foolish man to turn down the stuff that was offered to me.”

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