Eva Mendes doesn’t like ‘body conscious’ clothes: ‘I prefer a demure look’

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes has kept a pretty low profile lately, but she covers the October issue of Lucky magazine. While her aggressively arched eyebrows usually drive me crazy, she looks quite beautiful in this shoot. The clothes are also pretty cool with the exception of the cover. That jacket looks so plasticky and not comfortable at all, but the other outfits are totally things that I would wear.

The interview is kind of weird though because Eva is playing the innocent card when it comes to her own fashion sense. She alludes to her own fashion line, which is supposed to launch sometime this fall, but she’s playing it coy by claiming not to like form-fitting, sexy clothing. That’s a strange assertion from a woman who tries so hard to be sexy that she once claimed to have had sex in all 50 states. Eva also sort of explains that bizarro quasi turban from last year:

Eva Mendes

She’s so method: “I’ll do anything for a role! For A Place Beyond the Pines, I exercised a lot. I wanted my character to feel really depleted. My mom didn’t understand why I would want to look that way. She’s constantly telling me I’m too skinny!”

Her mom loves to keep tabs: “The way my mother keeps track of me is looking me up. I say, ‘Please, Mother, don’t Google me!’”

No dishing on the Gosling: “You can ask about my boyfriend. I just won’t answer.”

About that turban: “There are days when I don’t feel great, but I put on my favorite dress and throw a scarf in my hair, and it makes all the difference. Hopefully my line can do that for women. Even if you’re not feeling your best, let’s admit it, the right outfit–it helps.”

On her style: “Every time I wear something body-conscious, I regret it. I feel better in a demure look.”

[From Lucky mag]

Do you buy that Eva feels entirely uncomfortable in body-conscious clothing? I guess I believe her because while she wears a lot of form-fitting stuff on the red carpet, most of her casual street wear includes sweaters and pants. All the same, she is the type to wander around naked in her own home almost all the time, so maybe her “demure” self-description is merely an act.

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Photos courtesy of Lucky mag

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  1. Anna says:

    I really like her street and red carpet styles, and she actually doesnt do body-con in that Herve Leger way all that much. She’ll wear a fitted gown, but it’s never sausage-casing-desperate.

  2. Val says:

    I do like her fashion sense. And by golly if a woman wants to wander naked around her own home then let her!

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      +1!! And i personally have a similar body shape like her, just shorter, and i dressed sexier when i was in my 20s, but now, I have realized that dressing lady like and demure is who i am.. there is alot of pressure to look and dress sexy for women of any age, and some of us come into our own and figure out some of these things later (or sooner) than others.. i mean, aware we all supposed to dress like Sofia V forever? Especially for us curvy hispanic/latino women.. imho.. Sexy is nice sometimes, but i prefer how i feel, and how i present myself when i’m dressing like the lady my mother raised me to be.. just my thoughts..

      is is

    • Ctkat1 says:

      I’m naked in my house a lot, and trust me if I looked like she no doubt does I’d be strutting around with the blinds up. I don’t mean to be naked so much, but I generally stop to do other things between undressing and showering and then two hours later, you’ve spent the morning or evening wandering around in the nude.

  3. Liv says:

    Dammit, I thought she was gone for good!

    She’s such a hypocrite. “You can ask about my boyfriend. I just won’t answer.” I just arrange a photo op on a graveyard because it’s so romantic to kiss your boyfriend on graves.

  4. squirrelbait says:

    totally off topic but did anyone watch her in “clear history” last month? i couldn’t figure out that accent she was doing until it was stated her character was cuban. no es bueno

  5. Post-Its says:

    I just got the flyer from New York & Company with her fashion designs. They are suppose to debut it September 19th. I do like her stuff. I’m curious to see how it fits.

  6. janie says:

    I love the blue dress.. She’s gorgeous, period.

  7. TherapyCranes says:

    She looks like michael jackson in the black and white photo. Now I can’t unsee it.

  8. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    Mayby she doesn’t feel comfortable with the attention she gets when she dresses sexy…

  9. Harpreet says:

    Hmmm, bad styling from the mag.

  10. CatJ says:

    That first cover picture makes her look like such a bobblehead with those small shoulders and waist. Photoshopped much, or just a bad angle?The black and white one, gives me the creeps…. ugh!

  11. Mari says:

    I absolutely love her skin tone! I was born pale and freckley so I always wanted even skintone that tanned easily. With that said, I think her facial features are greatly exaggerated. Almost clownish. I wouldn’t say she’s beautiful, but maybe striking?
    As for her style, she’s trying to reinvent herself. Wasn’t it her lack of apparel that garnered her attention in the first place?

  12. Ally8 says:

    Who the H approved that last b&w photo?! With the make up, contrast and shadows, she looks like a demented clown.

    Miss Pagliacci.

  13. Lauren says:

    Wow, sounds like the author basically hates Eva Mendes.

    I think she’s one of the few actresses out there with a true sense of personal style. Her everyday look is effortlessly glam. And I like the headscarves, she rocks them.

    That said, I think the NY&Co line is a weird idea. I’m sick of celebs raking it in for “collaborations”.