Well, this is quite a treat!
Not only does Eva Mendes look gorgeous and super young and sexy on the cover and in the spread for Flare magazine's May issue (May issues already! Time flies! We're all gonna die!), but she also talks at length about fashion.
She basically tells you everything you would ever need to know about her personal style! It's awesome!
And there's a picture of her washing her feet in the sink! Charming!
Anyway, read on for the HIGHlights!
On preferring dresses and skirts to jeans:
“I’m always in dresses, in skirts—I think they’re so easy. People are always saying, ‘I love jeans, they’re so casual and easy,’ but I think jeans aren’t easy. They’re my worst nightmare.”
On the bodycon clothing trend:
“It’s not that I’m against body-conscious clothes: I have worn them on the red carpet or out, but when I’m photographed in them, I always regret it. For me, it’s always been the easy way out. When I wear something a little more revealing, I think, Oh, gosh, I should have been more creative… [And] I don’t like when it’s just me and I’m not working. I don’t like feeling like I’m on display… [But] my mother always says she wants to see me in more fitted things! She’s always saying, ‘Show off your body, it’s not always going to be like this!’”
On what her mom thinks of her red carpet outfits:
“She’s usually on the money. If she doesn’t like something, I can usually see why: it didn’t photograph well or looked weird around the waist.”
On figuring out what to wear every day:
“It’s an important part of my day, what I choose to wear and put out there in the world. I also have to remember that I probably will be photographed at the gas pump.”
“When I go shopping, I know what I’m looking for. I have this thing that takes over. Honestly, I don’t find it as fun with friends because I don’t like to talk when I’m on the hunt.”
On her love of sexy clothes when she was a teenager:
“When I was 15, nothing could be short enough. I had to have those little shorts, those little crop tops.”
On the red Gucci dress she wore to the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which she calls her favorite red carpet dress ever:
“I usually stay away from red because it can be too va-va-voom and too much of a statement. But because this was chiffon, it just felt so right. It was an orangey kind of red, and it had long sleeves, went to the floor and had a high neck. I could live in a dress like that. It’s just so comfortable and romantic, and more indicative of my real style.”
On how much she loves head wraps:
“They’re an easy way for me to feel pulled together, even when I’m not. Some kind of scarf or a mini-turban situation. That finishes a not-so-great outfit and polishes up the look a bit.”
On Miuccia Prada asking for her opinion on the dress she ended up wearing to The Place Behind the Pines premiere:
“Ms. Prada wanted my input. The dress felt really ladylike. We came up with something really sweet, simple and elegant, colourful and easy.”
Check out the full spread in the gallery (below)!
[Image via Flare]
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