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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Leomie Anderson has praised fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro for welcoming her so warmly into the brand family.The London-born fashion star, who has modelled for the likes of Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford, and Vivienne Westwood, was announced as th…
Leomie Anderson has praised fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro for welcoming her so warmly into the brand family.
The London-born fashion star, who has modelled for the likes of Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford, and Vivienne Westwood, was announced as the lingerie label’s newest Angel earlier this month (Apr19).
And in an interview with HOLA! USA, Leomie revealed she found out about the honour when she was shooting alongside Lais – who was quick to offer her support and tips about being a Victoria’s Secret ambassador.
“The first day that I ever shot Victoria’s Secret was actually the day I got announced, and I was shooting with Lais,” she smiled. “And she really has made me feel very welcome. She gave me a lot of tips on being a part of Victoria’s Secret family. So nothing bad, no pranks, just a lot of love.”
As for whether she’s received any advice from other Victoria’s Secret veterans, Leomie added: “I spoke to Sara (Sampaio) literally just yesterday. She just told me to be myself. That’s what Victoria’s Secret is about.”
Leomie, 26, first walked in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2015 and has since gone on to appear in all subsequent spectacles. She’s also known for her popular videos, with her posts including everything from make-up tutorials to travel diaries, and spoke about her best advice for keeping in shape during the chat with the Spanish publication.
“Just listen to your body,” she advised. “Hydrate, always drink a lot of water. And try new things as well. If you don’t like one form of exercise, you can definitely find other things that you’re really interested in. For me, sometimes I hate going to the gym, but I like going to a dance class. Just find your thing.”
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