Amber Valletta was once confronted by Carla Bruni over her behaviour

Amber Valletta was once confronted by Carla Bruni after she was rude to her at a fashion show.The American model was part of the first-ever group of supermodels in the 1990s, alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, Helena …

Amber Valletta was once confronted by Carla Bruni after she was rude to her at a fashion show.

The American model was part of the first-ever group of supermodels in the 1990s, alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, Helena Christensen, and Claudia Schiffer, walking the runways for fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Versace.

In a new interview with Telegraph Magazine, Amber remembered how Italian-French model Carla was very welcoming to her when she was starting out, however, also noted that she felt her wrath when she appeared to be rather aloof at one event.

“She was a very gracious woman. The first time she saw me in a fashion show, she came up and introduced herself,” the star recalled. “I remember a season or two later, after I’d hit my stride and was probably feeling a little bit big for my breeches, I walked into a room and didn’t say hello to her. She came over and said, ‘Don’t be impolite.’ And I really heard it.'”

Amber then reminisced about her modelling days in the ’90s and reflected on how different the industry was back then.

“I don’t have anything bad to say. Everybody’s experience is different (but) for me it was one of the most creative and interesting and fun times that fashion has ever really been in. It was a much smaller industry and it was before social media… What a gift to be a part of that era,” she shared.

Despite being one of the most famous faces in the world, Amber also confessed she doesn’t always want to have her picture taken, especially when she’s approached while out and about.

“I don’t feel like it’s an annoyance. I try to be kind and humble and generous. But I’m a human being: sometimes I’m tired. I don’t always want to have my picture taken,” the 46-year-old stated.

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Amber Valetta urges shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reduci…

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.

The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reducing her carbon footprint by buying vintage.

“Things have value. Slow down. We don’t have to buy just because we have the urge to buy,” Amber explained, adding that she “hates” shopping.

The 46-year-old, who regularly takes part in Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays climate change protests, went on to urge more leading figures, especially women, to promote eco-friendly fashion.

“Fashion affects everybody. We all have to get dressed, and one out of six people on the planet work in the garment industry in some capacity. It’s mostly women. And we know that women, one, push the economy, two, hold the money, and three, spend it,” she commented. “Fashion has an incredible opportunity to become a 21st-century industry that can really prove to the rest (of the world) how to do things properly.”

And Amber also wants to use her platform to inspire people to solve the industry’s huge environmental impact.

“We have so much potential. This is why I put my focus here, otherwise, I’d just stop focusing on fashion and go focus on environmental activism, but I actually think we can be the biggest change agents,” the star added, noting that her top tips for reducing her fashion footprint include buying quality designer pieces that have longevity and fixing broken items.

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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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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 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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Eva Mendes encourages daughters to be free with their clothes

Eva Mendes is happy to let her daughters pick out their own outfits.The actress and her long-term partner Ryan Gosling are parents to three-year-old Esmeralda and 22-month-old Amada. And despite their young ages, Eva lets her girls have total control o…

Eva Mendes is happy to let her daughters pick out their own outfits.

The actress and her long-term partner Ryan Gosling are parents to three-year-old Esmeralda and 22-month-old Amada. And despite their young ages, Eva lets her girls have total control over the clothes they want to wear.

“Thank God there’s no fashion talk. But I let them wear whatever they want,” she said in an interview with E! News. “They have the right… they want to wear jammies all day or if they want to go in a costume to the market, I let them do that stuff.

“I let them win that battle. That’s the easy one. I’m trying to get them to eat broccoli. That’s the one I want to win.”

The pair will no doubt ask their famous mum for style advice one day, as Eva heads up her own fashion line The Eva Mendes Collection for brand New York & Company.

On Monday (19Mar18), the 44-year-old beauty showed off her latest designs in New York. Explaining her new offerings consist of “everyday chic, easy, versatile, everyday pieces,” Eva unveiled graphic tees, dresses and ruffled maxi skirts.

And the Hitch star admitted that being a mother of two has influenced the design process.

“I’m still new to the game. I feel like in a way (being a mum) makes me care less because it prioritises everything obviously, but at the same time it makes me care more,” she explained. “Even though I have less time to think about what I’m wearing for my day or how to put something together, I think of it more in a sense of even if I’m not with my kids, I’m always representing them. It’s always on my mind.

“I’m somebody’s mother and I need to act accordingly. There’s an intense amount of pressure that I feel but it’s good pressure.”

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