Eva Mendes on her style: ‘If it doesn’t have baby vomit on it, I’ll wear it’

Eva Mendes has a fashion line with New York and Company, which is of course how many celebrities earn revenue and seems smart on her part. She’s been with them since 2013 and last year they extended their agreement up until 2019 so it’s obviously a mutually beneficial partnership. Eva has a new interview with ET Online discussing her fashion line, which had a show at NYFW. ET had a brief video of the show and they had models of all sizes, which was nice to see. She talked about her love of dresses because they’re easy to get on and off and joked that her fashion sense involves finding clothing without vomit on it. Eva and her partner, Ryan Gosling, have daughters Amada, four months, and Esmeralda, who turns two next week. She also said that she’s not in talks to do Fast 8, as has been rumored. (She was in the second and fifth one and IMDB has her listed for Fast 8, but she says that’s not happening.)

ET caught up with the always fashionable actress at her New York & Company Spring Summer 2017 runway show at Academy Mansion in New York City on Tuesday, where she dished on how her fashion has changed thanks to her two daughters –1-year-old Esmeralda and 4-month-old Amada — with longtime love Ryan Gosling.

“I’ll just wear anything clean at this point,” Mendes joked. “If it doesn’t have baby vomit on it, I’ll wear it!”

The 42-year-old actress is similarly down-to-earth when it comes to her personal style. Mendes — who admits to using baby powder as a dry shampoo alternative — prefers nothing too constricting.

“I really love dresses and anything that’s really comfortable — not, like, jeans that are hard to get on and off,” she explains.

Indeed, Mendes looked chic in a lace burgundy dress at the event — a piece from her own New York & Company collection that retails for $80 — which she added sleeves to.

As for her acting career, the mother of two debunked rumors that she’ll be reprising her role as agent Monica Fuentes in the upcoming Fast 8, the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.

“It’s not even in discussion,” Mendes said.

[From ET Online]

Eva made that joke about checking for vomit on her clothing a couple of months ago too, when she was promoting her beauty line with Circa Beauty. It’s probably true that she has to make sure she doesn’t have baby puke on her before she goes out. (I don’t miss that time!) As for what she said about dresses, I feel exactly the same. In fact Jessica at Go Fug Yourself wrote something strikingly similar that last month, and I remember it because I tweeted about it. She wroteI personally love a dress. They are so easy! You can just throw one on and it’s your whole outfit!” And, like Jessica when she wrote that, I’m wearing a dress now too. Wrap dresses and jersey dresses are my favorite, especially in the summer because they’re light and you feel like you’re both casual and dressy enough to go anywhere.

As for Mendes’ style backstage at Fashion Week, I like the lace burgundy dress and would definitely wear that, but the stockings don’t seem like they go with it. It’s kind of overkill with the stockings because the patterns compete somewhat. Also the turban is back! Eva is wearing a turban again and I love that. She’s going to bring turbans back. Nick Cannon already got the memo. (Update: and Alicia Keys!)

This is the coat she wore with it, which – yeah, overkill.
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  1. lvw2 says:

    She’s 42!? Wow thought she was in her mid-thirties

  2. Almondjoy says:

    She’s so gorgeous!! Also, turbans never went out of style. At least in my circle.

  3. Clare says:

    I can kind of identify with this. Current style for work wear? Anything not covered in dog hair!

  4. sherry says:

    She’s gorgeous!

  5. Myrna says:

    I’m a huge Eva Mendes fan.
    She’s gorgeous and seems down to earth – just lovely.

    But, her outfit here is hurting my eyes.

    The dress would be better suited to simple black tights with a black ankle boot – spike or chunky high heel.

    The turban is OK…works on simple outfits, but not such on a busy one, IMO.

    She was styled spot on in the movie Hitch.
    Everything she wore brought out her gorgeousness.
    Would like to see her styled more like that.

  6. Snowflake says:

    She has horrible style! That dress and the tights! Fugly

  7. Anon says:

    I love dresses, I call them onesies for adults lol It speeds up my routine in the morning to pick a dress and a cardigan and run out the door. They’re so comfortable, and flattering! I have at least 5 or 6 dresses from her NY and Co collection. The quality isn’t always the best, but the price definitely reflects that. I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than $50 for one of her items (coupons and sales!) but I get tons of compliments on them.

  8. Jenna says:

    All those jarring patterns hurt my eyes. And the turban just draws the eye to her chin. It’s a magnificent chin, but should not always be the focal point of her otherwise strong features and lovely features. Hair down is much nicer on her.

  9. TreadStyle says:

    She doesn’t age! I like her whole outfit minus the tights!